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SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall girls outlast DNH, 59-51

DIKE — The West Marshall girls basketball team won its first road test on Monday, taking down Dike-New Hartford 59-51. Isabelle Gradwell was the leading scorer for the Trojans (3-0), going for 20 points along with seven rebounds and seven assists. Brooke Snider was efficient as well with ...

Defining success for MHS girls’ basketball team

It’s not exactly a secret what happened on the court for the Marshalltown girls basketball team last season. For the first time in program history, the Bobcats didn’t celebrate a single victory, going 0-22 in the 2016-17 campaign. The numbers didn’t look great either, as they finished ...

Cyclones, Panthers into NCAA volleyball tourney

Both the Iowa State and Northern Iowa volleyball teams have been selected to the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, announced Sunday. The Cyclones (21-6) are the No. 14 seed, and will take on Princeton in Ames on Friday at 7 p.m. Iowa State finished tied for third in the Big ...

No. 22 Rider defeats ISU wrestling, 22-15

AMES — Iowa State and No. 22 Rider University each won five bouts in the Bronc’s 22-15 victory over the Cyclones. Rider’s three bonus-point victories proved to be the difference in the contest. Redshirt freshmen Kanen Storr and Jarrett Degen won their matches by decisions at 141 and ...

Panther women lose close game to UCF

ORLANDO — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start on Sunday, as the Panthers fell to UCF 53-43 to close out their weekend trip in Orlando. UNI fell to 2-3 with the loss, while UCF won both of its weekend contests to improve to 4-3 overall and hold serve ...

Timmer scores career-high, Drake beats Chicago State

DES MOINES — Reed Timmer buried seven 3-pointers and all seven of his free throws for a career-high 32 points and Drake turned back Chicago State 79-67 on Sunday. Nick McGlynn just missed his third straight double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-1). Fred Sims ...

UNI’s Dunne garners weekly award

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa quarterback Eli Dunne has been named the College Football Performance Awards FCS National Performer of the Week after his four-touchdown game on Saturday against Monmouth. Dunne shredded the Hawks for 260 yards on 18-of-26 passing, including four first-half ...

Caught from behind

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Skylar Thompson wanted to hit Isaiah Zuber on the final play of the game, only the Kansas State wide receiver was so tightly covered that the young quarterback had to scramble to his left. Then, he turned around and scrambled to his right. Thompson was just about ready ...

Tigers meet DMACC’s challenge

Even when all of its parts weren’t functioning at 100 percent, the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team maintained working order. When functionality turned into fluidity, the Tigers made their move. Freshman point guard Oscar Kao shot 7-for-10 from 3-point range and ...

Panthers’ experience pays off

CEDAR FALLS — When it comes to play in the postseason, experience will generally beat out regular season success. Monmouth found that out the hard way on Saturday evening when it played its first ever Football Championship Subdivision Playoff Game against a Northern Iowa team that has made ...

Iowa State cruises past Western Illinois 70-45

AMES — Iowa State is going to need its freshmen to play older than they are this season. The Cyclones’ newcomers more than came through on Saturday night, keying a blowout that gave them their first win at Hilton Coliseum. Freshman Lindell Wigginton scored a career-high 21 points and ...

Hawkeye women shoot down Elon in Puerto Rico

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Iowa women’s basketball team won the Puerto Rico Classic on Saturday by taking out Elon in the final match, 74-61. Megan Gustafson turned in another double-double performance of 20 points and 14 rebounds and Alexis Sevillian shot 5-for-6 from 3-point land and ...

Parting the Red Sea

LINCOLN, Neb. — With a 42-point second half, Iowa did its part to put the finishing touches on the worst football season at Nebraska in six decades. Akrum Wadley ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa scored 28 points in less than a 7-minute span over the halves on its way to a ...

No. 5 ’Nova beyond UNI’s reach

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Villanova coach Jay Wright loves playing in November tournaments, from the chance to learn how his team responds to early challenges and experiment with which lineups work best. Of course, it helps that the fifth-ranked Wildcats keep winning trophies, too. Mikal ...

Cyclones, Wildcats win in spite of QB upheaval

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Iowa State and Kansas State have each played more quarterbacks this season than most coaches would want in a decade, a combination of injuries and circumstances leading to unprecedented upheaval. The Cyclones lost starter Jacob Park to some personal issues after four ...

Iowa State cornerback faces vandalism charge

AMES — Authorities have arrested an Iowa State football player from Houston accused of vandalism at a skate park in Ames. Cornerback Brian Peavy has been charged with criminal mischief and interference. Online court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment on his ...

Cyclones stave off Green Wave, 67-64

BIMINI, Bahamas — Bridget Carleton made two free throws with 0.6 seconds left and Tulane’s desperation 3-point heave at the buzzer missed its mark as the Iowa State women’s basketball team advanced to the finals of the Junkanoo Jam with a 67-64 victory on Friday. Carleton scored 15 of ...

Hawkeyes pile up bonus points to pin Rider 35-6

IOWA CITY — Freshman Justin Stickley opened with one fall and junior Sam Stoll closed with another as the No. 7 University of Iowa wrestling team rolled past No. 22 Rider, 35-6, on Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Stickley (125 pounds) erased a 6-1 deficit before building a 15-7 lead ...

Huskers host Hawkeyes hoping to avoid worst season since 1961

LINCOLN, Neb. — The predicament in which Nebraska coach Mike Riley finds himself started in earnest with last year’s game against Iowa. The Cornhuskers went into Iowa City 9-2, ranked No. 17 and with an ailing quarterback. Tommy Armstrong Jr. was awful, so was the defense, and the ...

UNI tops Wolfpack to reach title game

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Northern Iowa focused on playing tough defense and avoiding mistakes that could give North Carolina State’s pressure defense momentum-producing turnovers. The Panthers did it just well enough to secure a trip to the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game. Juwan ...