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UNI awards Petersen with 2-year extension

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa has awarded head volleyball coach Bobbi Petersen a two-year contract extension, keeping her at the helm of the Panther program through Dec. 31, 2024. Petersen guided UNI to the school’s 21st NCAA Tournament berth in 2017, reaching the second round with a win ...

MCC men get right with win over Simpson JV

The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team ended a three-game losing skid on Monday with an 82-61 win over the Simpson College junior varsity. Mohamed Thiam had one of his best games of the season for MCC (13-8) with a double-double 25 points and 18 rebounds, while Javarcus ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Storm sweep NICL duals at EM/GMG

LE GRAND — The East Marshall/GMG wrestling team hosted a pair of North Iowa Cedar League opponents on Monday, defeating Waterloo Columbus before falling to South Hardin-BCLUW. The SH-BCLUW Storm improved to 17-7 in duals with a pair of wins. The EM/GMG Mustangs (9-14, 7-6) will be in ...

Minnesota hands No. 20 Iowa its third-straight loss

MINNEAPOLIS — Kenisha Bell scored 21 points, Carlie Wagner added 15, combining for six free throws in the final 25 seconds, and Minnesota handed No. 20 Iowa its third straight loss 77-72 on Sunday at Williams Arena. Taiye Bello had 12 points, and Destiny Pitts and Bryanna Fernstrom 11 each ...

Salukis get balanced scoring to beat UNI

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Sean Lloyd Jr., scored 15 points with six rebounds and three steals and Kavion Pippen had a double-double and Southern Illinois beat Northern Iowa 64-53 on Sunday. Klint Carlson made a jumper with 16:10 left to shave Northern Iowa’s deficit to 30-27 before an 11-5 ...

No. 4 Hawkeyes fall at No. 2 Ohio St.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The University of Iowa wrestling team fell to No. 2 Ohio State, 22-12, on Sunday afternoon at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes won four of the first six matches and built a 12-7 lead, but Ohio State finished the dual with four-straight ...

Cyclone matmen rally past Mountaineers

AMES — The Iowa State wrestling team won its last four matches, including a decisive pin by Marcus Harrington at 285 pounds in the final match, to claim a come-from-behind, 25-16 dual victory over West Virginia (3-4, 2-2 Big 12) on Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones (6-5, 1-2 ...

No. 15 Jackrabbits outlast No. 11 Panthers

BROOKINGS, S.D. — The Northern Iowa wrestling team won a key top-10 matchup at 174 pounds, but the 11th-ranked Panthers fell to No. 15 South Dakota State, 22-16. The Panthers (5-3, 2-1 Big 12) fell behind early, losing the first two matches by fall before No. 7 Josh Alber narrowed the team ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Cougars erupt to chase off J-Hawks

ACKLEY — A 31-point third quarter gave the Class 1A No. 7 AGWSR girls’ basketball team the cushion it needed to take down Jesup 70-42 in Saturday’s cross-NICL contest. The host Cougars (14-1) led by six at the half, 28-22, before outscoring the J-Hawks 31-5 in the third period to take ...

Hilton Magic

AMES — After a lofty start this season, No. 8 Texas Tech was humbled this week. The Big 12 has a way of doing that — even ones as experienced and talented as the Red Raiders. Freshman Cameron Lard scored 18 points and Iowa State cruised past Texas Tech 70-52 on Saturday, its first win ...

No. 3 Purdue, helped by Edwards’ 22, beats Iowa

IOWA CITY — It had been seven years since Purdue won in Iowa City. It took less than seven minutes to ensure that losing skid would end, as the third-ranked Boilermakers unleashed a record-setting performance from 3-point range against the woeful Hawkeyes. Carsen Edwards scored 22 points ...

Marshalltown wrestlers take fifth in Dave Ewing Duals

ANKENY — The Marshalltown wrestling team competed in its final weekend tournament of the season before the CIML Invitational, and the Bobcats were able to take fifth in the Dave Ewing Duals on Saturday. Marshalltown started the day with two straight losses to Ankeny Centennial (64-12) and ...

MHS swimming takes fourth in CIML Iowa meet

JOHNSTON — The Marshalltown boys swimming team raced in one of its final tune-ups of the year before getting into the district meets, as it took fourth on Saturday in the CIML Iowa Conference meet. The Bobcats finished with 279 points in the meet, behind Mason City with 342 in third and ...

EM/GMG goes 0-4, STC 3-0 in Mustang Duals

LE GRAND — The East Marshall/GMG wrestling team hosted its home dual tournament on Saturday, and the Mustangs couldn’t quite muster a win against some strong competition. EM/GMG fell to Class 2A No. 5 Washington (48-22) to start the day, then lost to Independence (69-12), Benton Community ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets shock No. 15 Royals in Colo, 51-46

COLO — The BCLUW girls basketball team pulled off the upset on the Class 1A No. 15 Colo-NESCO girls on Saturday, winning on the road, 51-46. The Comets (8-8) trailed by nine points after the first quarter but stormed out to take the lead in the second by outscoring the Royals (13-3) 17-4 ...

MCC women split games in Nebraska

COLUMBUS, Neb. — The Marshalltown Community College women finished up a two-game swing in Nebraska with a 71-55 win over Central Community College on Saturday, just one day removed from a 61-54 loss to the Concordia University junior varsity on Friday in Seward, Neb. Sophomores Loralei ...

Tiger men fall on the road to Indian Hills for third straight ICCAC loss

OTTUMWA — The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team lost its third-straight game in ICCAC play by falling on the road Saturday to NJCAA No. 2 Indian Hills, 84-56. By halftime, the highly-ranked Warriors (21-0) led the Tigers 48-30, though MCC (12-8) was able to keep ...

Timmer’s second half carries Drake to 61-58 win

DES MOINES — Reed Timmer scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half and Drake survived miserable 3-point shooting to beat Missouri State 61-58 on Saturday. The victory left the Bulldogs (12-9, 6-2) alone atop the Missouri Valley Conference with Loyola of Chicago (5-1) playing ...

No. 17 West Virginia women beat ISU 69-59

AMES — Teana Muldrow had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 17 West Virginia pulled away in the second quarter and cruised to a 69-59 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night to snap a two-game skid. The Mountaineers (16-4, 4-4 Big 12 Conference) rebounded from a six-point loss at No. 24 ...

Shimonek’s late TD pass lifts West over East 14-10

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — For J.T. Barrett, playing in the 93rd East-West Shrine game was more about showing what type of leader he is than impressing statistically. “I think, at the end of the day, I wanted to show I could command the offense,” the Big Ten’s career total yardage leader ...