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Hawkeyes overcome slow start to stop Charlotte

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Iowa women’s basketball team is off to its best start since 2010, even after overcoming a slow start on Thursday. The Hawkeyes fell behind by as many as 12 points in the first quarter before beating Charlotte 77-64 in their Thanksgiving day pairing in the ...

Hook named MVC’s Setter of the Year

ST. LOUIS — The postseason is just beginning for the Northern Iowa volleyball team, but one of the Panthers has already achieved new heights. Senior setter Heather Hook has been named the Missouri Valley Conference’s Setter of the Year, the league announced on Thursday. Hook was named ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC’s Siliga, Thiam honored by ICCAC

Sophomore forward Loralei Siliga for the Marshalltown Community College women’s team and forward Mohamed Thiam for the men’s team were both honored as ICCAC Players of the Week. Siliga scored 64 points in a three-game span for the Tigers, shooting 45 percent from the field and behing the ...

Mazour threepeats on all-state

Marshalltown senior outside hitter Regan Mazour has been selected to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Class 5A All-State volleyball team as an honorable mention for the third year in a row. Mazour finished her illustrious career with the Bobcats on a fantastic note, leading the team in kills ...

Running ahead of the pack

Marshalltown High School senior cross country runner Luke Pedersen, left, has received Academic All-State honors from the Iowa Association of Track Coaches. Pedersen met the requirements by maintaining at least a 3.8 grade-point average, scoring a 28 or better on the ACT and finishing in the ...

Iowa snaps 2-game skid beating UAB

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Jordan Bohannon made six 3-pointers and scored 30 points, Tyler Cook added 29 points and Iowa snapped a two-game losing streak at the Cayman Islands Classic with a 95-85 victory over UAB on Wednesday. The sophomores set career highs in scoring to help Iowa win ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat boys fundraiser at Pizza Ranch

The Marshalltown boys basketball team will be bussing tables and serving food on Monday at the Pizza Ranch in Marshalltown. Part of the proceeds from the Bobcats’ work will go to support the team as well as community service and outreach. The team will be at Pizza Ranch from 5 to 8 p.m. on ...

Trojans carve up Cadets, 52-36

STATE CENTER — There’s still one day left until Thanksgiving but the West Marshall girls basketball team is already celebrating after earning its second win of the season, taking down Iowa Falls-Alden at home on Tuesday 52-36. It wasn’t a particularly great game shooting the ball for ...

Bobcats nearly nip Roosevelt

One race, two points, 55-hundreths of a second. The numbers will dance in Marshalltown head boys’ swimming coach Mike Loupee’s head for a few days, but not so much that it distracts him from all the positives the Bobcats pulled out of the pool in Tuesday’s season-opening double ...

South Tama wrestling is preseason No. 5 in 2A

The South Tama County wrestling team followed up its first state tournament absence in 28 years with back-to-back seasons of sending six wrestlers to Wells Fargo Arena. The Trojans are expected to remain in the mix this year as well, with five wrestlers appearing in the IAwrestle.com ...

Iowa sputtering ahead of rivalry game vs. Nebraska

IOWA CITY — If Iowa can make a few runs at the Big Ten title in years to come, 2017 might be looked upon as a necessary rebuild. For now, this season just feels like a major disappointment. The Hawkeyes are sputtering toward the finish, having lost two straight after a 55-21 rout over ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Rebels rout ACA in season opener

REINBECK — Gladbrook-Reinbeck junior Taylor Gienger matched her career-high with 23 points and the Rebel girls’ basketball team trampled Ankeny Christian Academy 68-31 in both teams’ season-opener here Tuesday night. Maddie Frischmeyer and Saari Kuehl added 11 points apiece for ...

Jenkins leads Jackrabbits past Hawkeyes, 80-72

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Freshman David Jenkins Jr. scored a season-high 23 points, including big baskets down the stretch, and South Dakota State fended off Iowa 80-72 in a consolation-bracket semifinal at the Cayman Islands Classic on Tuesday. Tevin King, a junior, added a ...

MCC women net another OT win, defeat Ellsworth

Another Herculean effort by Loralei Siliga in overtime lifted the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team over Ellsworth on Tuesday night. Siliga netted 31 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the 67-60 overtime victory over the Panthers, her second 30-point double-double in ...

Panthers edge MCC men

The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team lost only its second game of the year on Tuesday, as the Tigers fell to Ellsworth, 72-68. Mohamed Thiam led the Tigers with 21 points, and he earned another double-double with 10 rebounds, but outside of their leading scorers, the ...

Seven Rebels attain top status

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown area football teams were unable to advance to the UNI-Dome this fall, but a number of local preps were honored with selection to the Iowa Newspaper Association’s annual all-state football teams. Gladbrook-Reinbeck, which qualified for its eighth-straight ...

MHS boys swimmers start season with continuity

At the start of every season, coaches take stock of what they roll over from the last season and what they have to replace due to graduation. For Marshalltown swim head coach Mike Loupee, that exercise was an easy one, as the Bobcats return almost every athlete from the 2016 ...

Bobcat boys bowlers start season with win at Valley

WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys bowling team got off to a hot start on Monday afternoon, defeating West Des Moines Valley in a dual 3,244-2,570 at Val Lanes. Returning all-state selection Ray Wiegand was the standout for the Bobcats, throwing a 498 for his series total. Wiegand’s ...

Jackson is finalist for Thorpe Award

IOWA CITY — Iowa junior defensive back Josh Jackson is one of three finalists for the 2017 Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the best defensive back in the nation. Jackson leads the nation with seven interceptions. He is second nationally in interception return touchdowns (two) and ...

Ragin’ Cajuns top Iowa, 80-71

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Bryce Washington scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Iowa 80-71 in the opening game of the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic on Monday. Frank Bartley IV led the Ragin’ Cajuns (3-1) with 17 points. JaKeenan Gant added ...