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Balanced Bulldogs top Hawks

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DES MOINES — A balanced attack was all the Drake women’s basketball team needed as it held on to take down in-state rival Iowa on Sunday in an 81-76 win at the Knapp Center. Caitlin Ingle had 20 points and seven assists while Becca Hittner had a double-double with 14 points and 10 ...

ISU women dominate Delaware St

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AMES — Iowa State continued cruising through its non-conference schedule with a rout of Delaware State 88-57 at Hilton Coliseum on Sunday. Seanna Johnson led the Cyclones (8-2) with 25 points and 10 rebounds with her 29th career double-double. It also happened to be Johnson’s 100th career ...

UNI’s guards score at will against UND

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CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team shot 41 percent from the field and was led by Madison Weekly’s 23 points and Ellie Herzberg’s 21 in the 74-53 win against North Dakota on Sunday. Megan Maahs had seven rebounds with her nine points to lead the Panthers (6-4) on ...

ISU adds third JUCO player in a week

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AMES — Iowa State kept its recruiting successes rolling with the addition of another top junior college commit on Sunday afternoon. Ray Lima, a defensive lineman from West/El Camino Community College in California, is a three-star recruit and ranked as one of the country’s best JUCO ...

AP PHOTO • University of Iowa guard Peter Jok (14) puts up a 3-pointer over Northern Iowa defender Jeremy Morgan during the first half of Saturday’s opening game of the Hy-Vee Classic at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Jok shot 9-of-15 from the floor, including 3-for-3 from beyond the arc, en route to a game-high 21 points in the Hawkeyes’ 69-46 win.

Hawkeyes’ state

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DES MOINES — Iowa, left for dead just two weeks ago, has found some life by figuring out to how play defense. Peter Jok scored 21 points in his final game in his hometown and the Hawkeyes thumped rival Northern Iowa 69-46 Saturday for its third straight win. Nicholas Baer had 11 points ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long shoots a 3-pointer over Drake forward Billy Wampler during the first half of Saturday night's finale at the Hy-Vee Classic inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Mitrou-Long made 8 3-pointers and scored a career-high 37 points in a 97-80 win.

Mitrou-Long’s 37 points help Iowa State defeat Drake

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DES MOINES — Iowa State’s Naz Mitrou-Long broke out of a season-long slump with the best game of his career. The Cyclones needed nearly all of his 37 points to hold off and eventually overwhelm woeful Drake. Mitrou-Long shattered his career high and Iowa State held off Drake 97-80 on ...

Hungry Hawkeyes face in-state test with prominent Panthers

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DES MOINES — The last time Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa men’s basketball teams met in the Hy-Vee Classic, it was a tale of two halves for both squads. The Hawkeyes were coming off a blowout loss to No. 14 Iowa State two weeks prior, but managed to hold a six-point lead at the ...

Cyclones seek to get back on track against Bulldogs

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DES MOINES — On paper, Iowa State is the better team — the much better team. So when the Cyclones meet Drake in the second game of a doubleheader at Wells Fargo Arena tonight for the Hy-Vee Classic, it wouldn’t be surprising if the score is a little lopsided. Then again, that was ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MOBI spots still available for girls teams

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A limited number of spots are open in the girls’ section of the Marshalltown Optimist Basketball Invitational, according to event chairman Larry Park. Openings remain for teams in grades 5-8 for the Jan. 21, 2017, tournament. Deadline to enter is Jan. 9, but teams are encouraged to register ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown swimmer Brad Barkema swims a leg of the 100-yard breaststroke during a double dual against Dowling Catholic and Newton/Colfax-Mingo/Pella Thursday at Marshalltown High School. Barkema finished in 1 minute, 20.49 seconds, posting a season-best time as MHS topped NCMP, but fell to Dowling.

Bobcats go shoulder-to-shoulder to beat Cardinals

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The competitive edge the Marshalltown boys’ swim team continues to maintain is catching the attention of the coaching staff. When MHS head coach Mike Loupee timed out the projected lineups ahead of the Bobcats’ double dual with Dowling Catholic and Newton/Colfax-Mingo/Pella on Thursday, ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Souf Mensah (2) drives in for a layup against Iowa Central Community College’s Prince Moss, right, during the first half of Thursday’s matchup. Mensah had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while adding seven assists in the 93-82 win.

Tigers triple-up on Tritons

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It was a rebound win the Tigers needed and a rebound win they got — as they outrebound Iowa Central Community College 49-34 — and Marshalltown Community College grabbed a 93-82 victory at the Student Activity Center on Thursday night. Mohamed Thiam tallied 34 points, while not playing ...

Bobcats knock down high-roller Urbandale

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In its final dual of the 2016 season, the Marshalltown boys’ bowling team grabbed a 3,170-3,073 win against Urbandale, while the girls’ team lost by just 28 pins, 2,354-2,326. The J-Hawks touted the best match average coming into Thursday’s meet at the Totem Bowl. But Ray Wiegand had ...

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French’s win leads MHS mat loss to Dowling

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WEST DES MOINES — A Dowling Catholic lineup featuring four ranked wrestlers warded off the Marshalltown Bobcats on Thursday night, winning 51-15 in a CIML Iowa Conference dual. The visiting Bobcats (1-2) managed to knock off one of those ranked opponents, however, as MHS junior Chayton ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Storm matmen still perfect in NICL

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PARKERSBURG — The South Hardin-BCLUW wrestling team moved to 13-1 overall and 6-0 in NICL duals with two wins against Gladbrook-Reinbeck/North Tama and Aplington-Parkersburg/Grundy Center on Thursday night. The Storm won 46-30 against the RebelHawks and 60-21 against A-P/GC. G-R/NT ...

Promising youth

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IOWA CITY — After losing four senior starters, Iowa is in the midst of a major rebuild this season. The recent performances of its freshmen suggest that those efforts might not take very long. The Hawkeyes (5-5) have had serious struggles so far, most notably losing to Nebraska-Omaha at ...

Tigers make it rain on Iowa Lakes

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ESTHERVILLE — Loralei Siliga sank 20 points and freshman Kiana Weston snagged a career-best 12 rebounds in the Marshalltown Community College women’s win against Iowa Lakes Community College, 73-65 on Wednesday night. The Tigers (6-7) got off to a hot start, leading 22-10 at the end of ...

Season-low shooting costs MCC

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ESTHERVILLE — The Marshalltown men’s basketball team couldn’t turn around a sluggish start and fell to Iowa Lake Community College on Wednesday, 89-50. Brandon Simmons and Jamir Coleman co-led the Tigers with nine points. Simmons had nine rebounds, while Coleman had three. MCC (11-5) ...

Cyclone football opens at home against UNI, Iowa

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AMES — With the addition of the Big 12 Championship game during Week 14 of the college football schedule, Iowa State will see some minor adjustments in its 2017 schedule. The Cyclones will open the season re-hosting Northern Iowa on Aug. 31 or Sept. 2 (the date is yet to be set). Iowa ...

Campbell lands pair of junior college recruits

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AMES — Matt Campbell and the Iowa State football had an eventful Wednesday night, signing two top junior college recruits for the 2017 season. Iowa State snagged one of the nation’s best junior college receivers in four-star recruit Matt Eaton and added another top 50 junior college ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat sophomores fall at Roosevelt

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DES MOINES — The Marshalltown sophomore boys’ basketball team suffered a 45-39 loss to Des Moines Roosevelt here on Tuesday night. Bennett O’Hare paced the Bobcats with 17 points and Wade Canaday contributed 10 points. Blake Trowbridge and Jaiden Van Law both pitched in with five ...