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Eagles feast on frigid Trojans

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STATE CENTER — By the time the West Marshall boys’ basketball team got a 3-pointer to drop, the outcome had long since been decided. The Trojans struggled shooting from beyond the arc couldn’t keep Pella Christian from scoring inside of it, and the visiting Eagles captured a 58-44 ...

BCLUW girls fall to 11th-ranked Royals

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CONRAD — Since the calendar turned to 2019, the BCLUW girls basketball team had not ended on the losing end of the scoreboard. That streak of three-straight wins came to a close on Monday night, however, as the Comets fell to Class 1A No. 11 Colo-NESCO, 42-33. BCLUW was within striking ...

Hawkeyes’ Hockenson leaving for NFL draft

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IOWA CITY — Iowa’s recruiting pitch will be bolstered by the fact that four of its players decided to leave early after receiving encouraging draft grades from the NFL. It might also make next season tougher than ever. The Hawkeyes announced on Monday that T.J. Hockenson, a redshirt ...

Gustafson leads No. 22 Iowa past Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS — Megan Gustafson had 34 points, 13 rebounds and four assists for her nation-leading 15th double-double of the season and No. 22 Iowa beat No. 23 Minnesota 81-63 on Monday night. It was Gustafson’s 70th career double-double. She was 16 of 22 from the field and also had three ...

MVC honors Drake’s Rhine for fifth time

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ST. LOUIS — Drake University basketball player Sara Rhine has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the fifth times this season, the MVC announced on Monday. Rhine, the first MVC player to win player of the week five times in a season since former Bulldog Lizzy ...

Iowa tops Minnesota, Cyclones pin Fresno St

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MINNEAPOLIS — The No. 4 Iowa wrestling team defended the Governor’s Border Belt at Minnesota, defeating the No. 8 Gophers, 24-10, in Big Ten Conference action Sunday inside Maturi Pavilion. Iowa won 7-of-10 matches, beating three top-10 wrestlers to extend its winning streak against ...

Northern Iowa holds off Drake despite cold finish

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CEDAR FALLS — Wyatt Lohaus scored 14 points, Trae Berhow had nine points and nine rebounds and Northern Iowa defeated Drake 57-54 on Sunday despite not scoring a basket for the final six minutes. Berhow hit a 3-pointer with 6:18 remaining to put the Panthers ahead 55-52. Nick McGlynn, who ...

Drake drubs Valpo, Panthers tip Loyola

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DES MOINES — The Drake women’s basketball team breezed to an 84-53 victory over Valparaiso in Sunday’s Missouri Valley Conference game at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs (12-4, 4-0) stepped on the pedal for a 31-7 lead after the opening quarter and cruised to the win. Sara Rhine racked ...

Bitker’s title leads Bobcats at Storm Invite

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ELDORA — The seedings and records reflected the kind of competition the Marshalltown High School wrestling team has to endure on a nightly basis in the Central Iowa Metropolitan League. The results from Saturday’s Storm Invitational show what the Bobcats can accomplish in spite of those ...

Hughes’ huge night lifts BCLUW over GMG

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CONRAD — Before Saturday, BCLUW senior Olivia Hughes had never scored in the double figures in her Comet basketball career. That changed quickly in BCLUW’s home game against GMG at the Conrad Roundhouse on Saturday afternoon, as Hughes went for 13 points in the first quarter alone and ...

Comets erupt offensively to beat Wolverines

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CONRAD — The BCLUW boys basketball team hadn’t scored more than 60 points in a game before Saturday’s meeting against GMG, but by the end of the third quarter the Comets had already surpassed that milestone. Heading to the fourth, BCLUW led the Wolverines 68-47, and though GMG made a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs fourth at Hudson Invite

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HUDSON — The East Marshall/GMG wrestling team finished in fourth out of eight teams at the Hudson Invite on Saturday with a score of 128. Noah Bandstra finished in first for the Mustangs at 195 pounds. Bandstra, ranked No. 3 at 195 in Class 2A by The Predicament, won all of his matches by a ...

Hawkeyes surprise No. 16 Ohio St

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IOWA CITY — Iowa and Ohio State are trending in completely different directions. That’s great news for the Hawkeyes — and terrible news for the suddenly scuffling Buckeyes. Luka Garza scored 16 points, Tyler Cook had 15 points with eight rebounds and Iowa rolled past No. 16 Ohio State ...

Brown helps K-State stun Cyclones

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AMES — No. 20 Iowa State appeared to have done just enough to survive on a snowy and sleepy Saturday in Ames. Barry Brown had other ideas. Brown hit a layup with four seconds left and Kansas State stunned Iowa State 58-57 on Saturday, handing the Cyclones their second straight ...

No. 11 Texas women edge No. 20 Iowa St.

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AMES — Sug Sutton had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Joyner Holmes had a big block as No. 11 Texas survived two missed shots in the closing seconds to edge No. 20 Iowa State 64-62 on Saturday. The Longhorns (14-2, 4-0 Big 12), who have won seven straight, used a 15-0 run in ...

Late surge lifts No. 1 Waukee over MHS

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For 29 minutes on Friday in the Roundhouse, the Marshalltown boys basketball team had Class 4A No. 1 Waukee on upset alert in their CIML Iowa Conference showdown. The Bobcats traded blows back and forth with the highly-touted Warriors and stood tall, trailing just 32-27 with five minutes ...

No. 5 Waukee wreaks havoc on Bobcats

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The Marshalltown girls basketball team returned to the friendly confines of the Roundhouse for the first time in 2019 on Friday for a CIML Iowa Conference meeting against Waukee, but it was the Class 5A No. 5 Warriors who made themselves at home. Waukee ended the first quarter with a 27-6 ...

Drake, UNI women win MVC home openers

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DES MOINES — The Drake women’s basketball team led by as many as 29 points and breezed to a 69-60 victory over Loyola in Friday’s Missouri Valley Conference home opener for the Bulldogs. Drake (11-4, 3-0) took a 66-30 lead into the fourth quarter before Loyola (7-6, 1-1) countered with ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans net 9 triples vs. South Hardin

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STATE CENTER — The West Marshall boys basketball team earned a series sweep over NICL West Division foe South Hardin on Friday with a 74-47 win. The Trojans (8-4, 6-2) started the first quarter up 26-9 and never looked back, handing the Tigers (8-5, 5-3) their worst loss of the season. ...

Tigers tripped up by Luther JV, 84-65

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The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team hit the hardwood for its second game of the new year on Wednesday night in hopes of washing the taste of an 89-33 loss to Kirkwood last Saturday out of its mouth. While the offense functioned much better for the Tigers against the ...