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Buzzer-beaten

On Friday night at the Roundhouse, everyone in attendance got a reminder of just how quickly emotions can swing in the game of basketball. With five seconds left in overtime, Makeer Kuony scored to put the Marshalltown boys basketball team up two on CIML Iowa Conference foe Urbandale, but ...

MHS girls start slow in loss to Urbandale

Starting strong is generally a key coaches point to as something that leads to wins, but fast starts have been an issue for the Marshalltown girls basketball team this season. That was the case on Friday night against CIML Iowa Conference opponent Urbandale, as the Bobcats fell behind 24-5 to ...

Bulldogs run away from UNI, 81-64

DES MOINES — Four players scored in double figures as a fast start for the Drake women’s basketball team led to an 81-64 victory over Northern Iowa in Friday’s Missouri Valley Conference game inside the Knapp Center. The host Bulldogs (12-7, 7-0) remained unbeaten and alone atop the ...

Error-prone Hawkeyes host Purdue

IOWA CITY — For much of coach Fran McCaffery’s eight-year tenure at Iowa, things seemed to be moving in the right direction. This season has gone sideways. The Hawkeyes have surprisingly lost their way after returning almost the entire team that nearly made the NCAA Tournament a year ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 10 Mustangs outlast AGWSR boys

ACKLEY — The Class 2A No. 10 East Marshall boys basketball team returned to NICL West Division play after a week off with a road win over AGWSR, 46-31. It was a tight game at halftime, with the Mustangs (13-0, 7-0) leading 21-18, but East Marshall started to pull away in the third quarter ...

MCC women fall on the road to Concordia

SEWARD, Neb. — The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team couldn’t quite string together back-to-back wins, as it fell to the Concordia University junior varsity team on Friday, 61-54. Sophomores Loralei Siliga and Alyssa Roth each had good scoring nights for the Tigers ...

Bobcats bubble over, beat Dodgers

The Fort Dodge boys’ swimming team limped into the Marshalltown High School pool without one of its top performers, and the Bobcats pounced on its weakened prey. “That’s why we swim the meets,” MHS head coach Mike Loupee said following his team’s 94-76 victory over the Dodgers in ...

Rebels dunk No. 5 Raiders

REINBECK — Entering Thursday’s matchup between the Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys basketball team and Class 1A No. 5 Dunkerton, the Rebels and Raiders only had three losses between them, and all three of those belonged to the home team. For the first time this season, however, it was Dunkerton ...

MHS boys bowling remains unbeaten

ANKENY — The Marshalltown boys bowling team continued to knock down all comers with a win over Ankeny on Thursday, its 13th-straight win in a row. The Bobcats (13-0) beat the Hawks 3,208-2,658 on the day, with Jonathan McKeever rolling a season-high game of 278 and leading the way with his ...

G-R girls fall to Dunkerton, 67-52

REINBECK — On the surface, the Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls basketball team’s 67-52 loss to Dunkerton on Thursday night seems like a bad night for the Rebels, but it was genuinely a much more competitive game than the 15-point margin would suggest. In fact, outside of the Raiders winning the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustang matmen split NICL pair

DIKE — The East Marshall/GMG wrestling team split a pair of closely contested North Iowa Cedar League duals on Thursday, falling 36-34 to Class 1A No. 9 Wapsie Valley before beating Dike-New Hartford 40-39. A closing pin for Sam Bandstra at 138 pounds lifted the Mustangs (8-9, 6-5) to the ...

Tiger women wallop Warriors

Wednesday was the first time the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team returned to its own court since December 13, and the home atmosphere clearly meant a lot to the Tigers as they rolled to a decisive 74-57 win over Little Priest Tribal College. MCC started off the game ...

MCC men can’t keep Blackhawks out of the lane

The gameplan seemed simple enough. Executing it was the real challenge. Whether it tried man-to-man defense or a 2-3 zone, the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team couldn’t keep Southeastern CC’s guards out of the lane and the visiting Blackhawks carved up the Tigers for ...

4th-ranked Baylor rolls ISU women

AMES — Just 20 seconds into her first career start, Baylor freshman Didi Richards scored on a putback. That would be as close as Iowa State would ever get. Kalani Brown scored 25 points, Lauren Cox had 21 points, 15 rebounds and a career-high nine blocks, and No. 4 Baylor beat Iowa State ...

No. 24 TCU snaps skid by sinking Cyclones

FORT WORTH, Texas — Jaylen Fisher brings plenty of energy to the court for No. 24 TCU. Alex Robinson and his teammates wanted to make sure they didn’t miss a beat without their injured point guard. Vladimir Brodziansky had 26 points on 11-of-13 shooting, Robinson set a school record with ...

Rutgers gets first series win against Hawkeyes

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — With Mike Williams out for the foreseeable future, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell gave his team a simple message on Wednesday night. “All hands on deck.” After Williams injured his ankle in the last 10 minutes of practice on Saturday, the Scarlet Knights were ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC remains unbeaten WaMaC West

TAMA — The South Tama County boys basketball team earned its third-straight victory on Tuesday as it knocked out WaMaC Conference West Division foe Center Point-Urbana, 50-42. Gabe Shields had 22 points, six rebounds and five steals to lead the Trojans (9-3, 8-0) in all three categories, ...

Win one for the seniors

It’s a sad fact in sports that there comes a time where an athlete competes for a final time in front of their home crowd. That time was Tuesday night for the Marshalltown wrestling team, as it hosted Urbandale for its final home dual of the year, but the Bobcats sent their seniors out on a ...

MHS swimmers sunk by No. 4 Johnston

After having its schedule thrown into flux by the winter weather around the state, the Marshalltown boys swim team finally got back into the pool on Tuesday as they hosted No. 4 Johnston. The Bobcats didn’t come away with a victory on the day, falling 114-56 to the Dragons, but head coach ...

Bobcat boys’ rollers prevail over Dodgers

FORT DODGE — The pins just keep falling for the Marshalltown boys bowling team, as it won its ninth-straight meet this season on Tuesday by taking out CIML Iowa Conference rival Fort Dodge, 3,212-2,963. Ray Wiegand was the top Bobcat bowler for the first time since leading the way in the ...