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Cyclones tame Texas Southern

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AMES — Iowa State’s thin roster survived its opening home stand with three straight wins. Next up for the Cyclones, down four regulars because of injuries and suspensions, is a trip to Hawaii that should really test their mettle. Marial Shayok scored a career-high 26 points, freshman ...

Montgomery to miss 1st half at Texas

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Iowa State running back David Montgomery and Baylor defensive end Greg Roberts will miss the first half of their teams’ games this week after the scuffle that led to their ejections in the second half of a testy game between the Cyclones and Bears. Cyclones coach Matt Campbell said Monday ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Drake’s Rhine honored by MVC

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ST. LOUIS — Drake University’s Sara Rhine was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, the first woman awarded the honor this season. Rhine recorded back-to-back double-doubles in the Bulldogs’ two wins over Nebraska and Western Illinois, both while coming off the ...

MCC relying on team strength at nationals

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With less than a minute left in their Great Lakes District match against Morton College, the Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team trailed 1-0 and it seemed its hopes of a berth in the national tournament were coming to an end. That all changed when defender Aleix Viladot found ...

Hawkeyes hold off Phoenix

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IOWA CITY — Iowa’s offense struggled with turnovers early on, but thanks to its determination to feed the post, the Hawkeyes dominated down low in a 93-82 win over Green Bay on Sunday. Luka Garza and Tyler Cook muscled Phoenix defenders in the paint all game long, as each scored 17 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Carleton helps Cyclones hold off NIU

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AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team led by as many as 18 points in the second half on its way to a 70-60 victory over Northern Illinois in Sunday’s quarterfinal game of the Preseason WNIT. The Cyclones (2-0) will host Auburn on Tuesdsay at 6:30 p.m. in the tournament’s ...

‘An amazing journey’

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As he watched his team celebrate its victory in the Great Lakes District finals to solidify its first trip to the NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship for the first time in six years, Marshalltown Community College soccer head coach Rafael Martinez couldn’t help but let his mind ...

No. 23 Iowa State beats Baylor for 5th straight ‘W’

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AMES — A weird game ended with another wonderful result for Iowa State. Now the Cyclones have to wait and see on the status of star running back David Montgomery. Brock Purdy threw for a touchdown and ran for another score, and No. 23 Iowa State topped Baylor 28-14 on Saturday after a ...

’Cats clinch West at Iowa’s expense

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IOWA CITY — Northwestern clinched bowl eligibility and a spot in its conference title game on the same day. Only in the Big Ten West. Isaiah Bowser ran for 165 yards and a touchdown and Northwestern upset Iowa 14-10 on Saturday to clinch a spot in the Big Ten Championship. The Wildcats ...

McCaster rushes for 3 TDs as Penguins pop Panthers

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Tevin McCaster rushed for three touchdowns and Youngstown State defeated Northern Iowa 31-10 on Saturday. McCaster had 136 yards on 33 carries and became the 10th player in Penguins history to reach 2,700-career rushing yards. Youngstown quarterback Montgomery VanGorder ...

Donley kicks winning FG, Warner’s 3 INTs lift Drake

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DES MOINES — Danny Donley kicked a 24-yard game-winning field goal with two minutes remaining and Will Warner’s third interception of the day sealed Drake’s 13-10 win over Marist on Saturday. Donley’s winning kick was set up by Warner’s second pick of the day, intercepting ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Drake women roll past Leathernecks

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MACOMB, Ill. — The Drake women’s basketball team used a 15-3 run to start the second quarter to break open a close game on its way to a 98-71 rout of Western Illinois in Saturday’s clash between former Gateway Conference rivals. Drake (2-0) led 22-15 after the first period before ...

BCLUW’s Swanson signs with Iowa Central

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CONRAD — BCLUW senior Easton Swanson became the latest in a long line of Comet volleyball players to make the jump to the college ranks on Friday after signing her National Letter of Intent with Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. “I am really excited, I love the game of ...

No Wigginton, no worries

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AMES — Iowa State fans showed up to Hilton Coliseum on Friday night to the sight of star Lindell Wigginton in a cardinal-colored cast instead of a cardinal and gold jersey. It was of somewhat small solace that the Cyclones played so well without their most talented player — whose ...

Red-hot No. 23 Iowa St. hosts bowl-hungry Baylor

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AMES — Once an afterthought, No. 23 Iowa State is now the hottest team in the Big 12. How the Cyclones handle their recent success will help determine if they can overcome a 1-3 start and be in the mix for a conference title. Iowa State (5-3, 4-2 Big 12, No. 22 CFP), winners of a ...

Northwestern continues Big Ten West push at Iowa

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IOWA CITY — Despite a 5-4 record, Northwestern holds all the cards in the Big Ten West title chase. The underdog Wildcats will look to solidify their division position at Iowa, a team looking to rebound from back-to-back road losses and finish 2018 on a high note. Northwestern (5-4, 5-1 ...

Hawkeye wrestling wins 1,000th dual

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KENT, Ohio — The University of Iowa wrestling team opened the season with a sweep of California State University-Bakersfield and Kent State on Friday night. The Hawkeyes won nine of 10 bouts in the opener to top CSU-Bakersfield, 36-3. That win against the Roadrunners was the 1,000th dual ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 13 Iowa women beat Oral Roberts

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IOWA CITY — Megan Gustafson had 23 points, 17 rebounds, six assists and four blocks as No. 13 Iowa never trailed Friday night in its 90-77 win over Oral Roberts. Hannah Stewart added 19 points, Alexis Sevillian scored 18 and Makenzie Meyer 13 for Iowa (1-0). Stewart scored six points ...

Tigers take inspiration from community

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Of the 27 players on the Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team who are preparing for the Tigers’ first trip to the NJCAA Division-I National Championship since 2012, 26 aren’t from the continental United States. MCC players represent eight different countries across four ...

MCC’s Dukic named to all-Region XI

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Marshalltown Community College sophomore setter Jelena Dukic was selected to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division I volleyball all-Region XI team, the ICCAC announced Thursday. Dukic, the lone Tiger on the team, led the conference in assists while helping MCC to a ...