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MHS volleyball puts Polar Bears in deep freeze

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A rare event occurred at the Roundhouse on Tuesday night when Marshalltown volleyball squared off with cross CIML foe Des Moines North. After winning the first two sets handily, the Bobcats went on to sweep the Polar Bears 25-0 in the third set, securing the three-set sweep and the fourth ...

Hawkeyes’ defense off to fast start

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IOWA CITY — It took just one game for Iowa’s defense to exceed its preseason expectations. Iowa (1-0) dominated star quarterback Josh Allen and Wyoming in a 24-3 win on Saturday. The Hawkeyes allowed just 3.3 yards per play, stopped Wyoming on 13 of 18 third downs and never let the ...

Ferentz calls broadcaster’s comments ‘offensive’

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IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz shot back at former broadcaster Ed Cunningham on Tuesday, saying that allegations that the Hawkeyes would subject a player to possible long-term health issues “surprising and offensive.” Cunningham said in a story in the New York Times last week that ...

MHS swimming wins double dual at North

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DES MOINES — Marshalltown girls swim recorded its second meet victory of the year on Tuesday night when the Bobcats beat both Oskaloosa and Des Moines North in a double dual. MHS beat Oskaloosa 207-59 and Des Moines North 223-28 in its first road meet of the year. The Bobcats took first ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall volleyball sweeps G-R

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STATE CENTER — Emma Meyer compiled a team-leading eight kills to help West Marshall fight off Gladbrook-Reinbeck in NICL West Division volleyball here Tuesday night. The Trojans (7-1, 2-0) trailed 9-0 at the start of the first set before rallying back to take the opener 25-22. West Marshall ...

Big-play ability

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AMES — One of Iowa State’s biggest questions heading into 2017 was whether it could overcome its deficiencies by leaning heavily on its playmakers. The Cyclones got the answers they were looking for in their opener. Iowa State turned two interceptions into touchdowns and got two more ...

Iowa’s Jewell wins week’s Big Ten award

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell was named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 24-3 win over Wyoming on Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. Jewell was also named the national Defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football ...

Ex-Bobcat AD to be honored

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Former Marshalltown High School athletic director and cross country coach Tim Bell will be honored during a dedication ceremony prior to the 44th annual Bobcat Cross Country Invitational on Thursday at Marshalltown Community College. A shelter house being built at the cross country course ...

Glenn’s third UFC fight set for Saturday

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EDMONTON — Marshalltown native Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn will take on undefeated featherweight Gavin Tucker on Saturday night as a part of the under-card for UFC 215. Glenn (19-4-1, 1-1-0) scored a split decision in his last match against Phillipe Nover at UFC 208 to earn his first win ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Spartans stave off South Hardin, 35-20

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ELDORA — Caleb Kuiper rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns, two in the third quarter, to help the Grundy Center football team take down South Hardin 35-20 in Friday’s non-district contest. A 24-yard touchdown run by Tanner Lawrence got South Hardin (1-2) within 23-20 before both of ...

Saddle up and ride

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IOWA CITY — An offseason filled with hype followed Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen to Iowa City. The Hawkeyes defense brought Allen down a peg — and showed it might be strong enough to carry the team while the offense finds its footing. Nate Stanley threw three touchdown passes in his ...

Cyclones capitalize on Panthers’ mistakes, 42-24

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AMES — It wasn’t the smoothest of openers for Iowa State. But it went down as a relatively comfortable win for the Cyclones — one they won’t look down on after last year’s opening debacle against Northern Iowa. Jacob Park threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns and Iowa State, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets third in own tournament

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CONRAD — The BCLUW volleyball team finished in a three-way tie for the second-best record of the day but came away with third place in Saturday’s Comet Round Robin. Benton Community went 4-1 to win the team title, while BCLUW, North Polk and Hudson each ended the day 3-2. North Polk, with ...

MHS drops Mohawks

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MASON CITY — The name says it all. Marshalltown’s special teams unit provided the plays the Bobcat football needed to get past Mason City, and MHS downed the Mohawks 16-13 in Friday’s non-district contest at Mohawk Stadium. Noah DeVenney took the opening kickoff of the second half ...

Rebels rip off 25th straight

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GLADBROOK — When Class A No. 2 Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Dike-New Hartford lined up across the field Friday night at The Pit, the action on the field resembled more of a street brawl than a football game, as the Rebels and Wolverines traded haymakers and jabs throughout the contest. Dike-New ...

Hawkeyes host Cowboys’ gunslinger

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IOWA CITY — Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen might end up being the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. A strong performance against one of his toughest opponents could help solidify his draft status. Allen and the Cowboys (8-6 in 2016) travel to face Iowa on Saturday, their only road ...

Iowa St. seeking better results vs. UNI

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AMES — Losing to Northern Iowa in last year’s opener wasn’t acceptable for Iowa State. Falling to the FCS Panthers yet again on Saturday would be a disaster for the Cyclones. Iowa State (3-9 in 2016) and new coach Matt Campbell were still trying to figure each other out when Northern ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Mustangs march to second win at home

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LE GRAND — East Marshall improved to 2-0 at home on the season with a 40-7 win over Waterloo Columbus on Friday night. The Mustangs (2-1) scored 22 points in the opening frame to kick off the action against the Sailors (0-2) on their way to a 28-7 halftime lead. Dillon Lee paced East ...

MCC netters streak to 7 before suffering 1st loss

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NORFOLK, Neb. — The streak is over. The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team extended its win streak to seven on Friday before seeing it stopped in the second match of the Northeast Tournament on Friday. The Tigers (7-1) defeated Southeast CC in straight sets, 25-18, 25-23, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Third-ranked Spartans smash G-R

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GRUNDY CENTER — The Class 2A No. 3 Grundy Center volleyball team opened NICL West Division play with a three-set triumph over Gladbrook-Reinbeck, beating the Rebels 25-21, 25-17, 25-5 on Thursday night. Kylie Willis led the Spartans (9-0, 1-0) with nine kills to go with four blocks and ...