Sports

Simpson leads South Dakota past Drake men

Local Sports

VERMILLION, S.D. — Triston Simpson matched his career high with 18 points, Trey Burch-Manning added 17 points and nine rebounds and South Dakota took over in the second half to defeat Drake 93-65 on Wednesday. Tyler Hagedorn added 16 points and Matt Mooney added 14 for the Coyotes (8-3), ...

UNI women edged by Nebraska Omaha, 78-74

Local Sports

OMAHA, Neb. — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team clawed to push Nebraska Omaha to the brink on Wednesday, but eventually the Panthers’ comeback fell short as the Mavericks won 78-74. UNI erased an 11-point halftime deficit to take a 54-53 lead with 3:08 left in the third quarter, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Cougars stay unbeaten by topping G-R

Local Sports

ACKLEY — The AGWSR girls’ basketball team continued its hot start to the year, taking down NICL West Division rival Gladbrook-Reinbeck 62-27 on Tuesday. Four players scored in the double digits for the Cougars (3-0, 2-0), with Mandy Willems leading the way with her game-high 16 points. ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown bowlers Richie Thomas, right, and Carson Potter high-five after a strike from Thomas during the Bobcats’ win over Des Moines Roosevelt on Tuesday night. Thomas and Potter had the highest scores for MHS respectively on the day.

Bobcat bowling blows by Roosevelt

Local Sports

Every meet so far for the Marshalltown boys bowling team, a different Bobcat has stepped up and led the team in scoring. That trend continued on Tuesday, as senior Richie Thomas rolled back-to-back 257 scores to pace the Bobcats with a 514 set score, all while bowling for the first time on ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Luke Appel, left, puts up a shot over Ankeny Centennial guard Zach Kluver to start the third quarter in the Bobcats’ home-opening loss to the Jaguars on Tuesday night.

Jags pull away from MHS

Local Sports

At the start of the second half of Tuesday’s game between the Marshalltown boys basketball team and Ankeny Centennial, the Jaguars held on to a slim three-point lead. The Bobcats roared out to start the third quarter to take back the lead, but eventually Centennial retook the lead and ...

State Fair slips past MCC men

Local Sports

Tyreek Scott-Grayson made 3-of-4 free-throw attempts in the last 34 seconds to break a tie and help the State Fair Community College men’s basketball team defeat Marshalltown CC 81-78 on Tuesday night at the Student Activity Center. MCC freshman guard Oscar Kao made a 3-pointer and then a ...

PREP BASKETBALL: Mustangs stroll past Spartans, 67-37

Local Sports

GRUNDY CENTER — Zaine Leedom scored a game-high 21 points as the East Marshall boys’ basketball team improved to 3-0 with a 67-37 victory over Grundy Center in the Mustangs’ NICL West Division opener here Tuesday night. Zane Johnson added 15 points and Tyler DeBondt had another 12 ...

Bulldog women drub Iowa Wesleyan, 102-25

Local Sports

DES MOINES — Eight players scored at least nine points each as the Drake women’s basketball team blasted Iowa Wesleyan 102-25 in the Bulldogs’ annual Pack the Knapp for Character game Tuesday at the Knapp Center. With more than 4,000 Des Moines and area elementary and middle school ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat sophomores fall to Jaguars

Local Sports

The Marshalltown sophomore boys’ basketball team suffered a 57-48 loss to visiting Ankeny Centennial on Tuesday night at the Roundhouse. The Bobcats were led by Kabba Pins with 16 points. Gok Arou contributed nine points, Joe Harris added eight and Will Van Buren finished with seven in the ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON

More than a game

Local Sports

CONRAD — Monday’s game between the BCLUW and Montezuma girls basketball teams had a somber cloud hanging over the action on the court. In the morning hours before the matchup, the Comets community found out the tragic news that Darla Ubben, mother of current BCLUW sophomore Madison and ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State forward Cameron Lard, right, dunks the ball over Northern Illinois guard Anastasios Demogerontas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

Wigginton leads Iowa State past NIU

Local Sports

AMES — Freshman Lindell Wigginton might already be Iowa State’s most talented player. Whether that’s a good or bad thing will be determined in the weeks to come. But Wigginton’s rapidly-emerging game proved crucial on Monday night for a team needing to overcome yet another sluggish ...

NC State’s Chubb wins Nagurski Award

Local Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb has won the Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation’s top defensive player. The award was presented Monday night at the Charlotte Convention Center. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Chubb leads the FBS in tackles for loss with 23 1/2 ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • BCLUW senior Keegan Rhinehart, left, fights for a rebound during the Comets’ loss to Montezuma at home on Monday night.

Comets moved aside by Montezuma, 63-28

Local Sports

CONRAD — The BCLUW boys basketball team took the court on Monday night, looking for its first win of the season against a 2-1 Montezuma squad. The Comets weren’t able to accomplish that goal, however, falling to the Braves 63-28 behind a barrage of 3-pointers. After a slow start for ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Gustafson grabs second weekly honor

Local Sports

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season. Gustafson averaged 26 points, 10 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks while shooting 74.2 percent from the field in two games ...

Iowa radio broadcasters fired for racial remarks

Local Sports

DES MOINES — A northern Iowa radio station has fired a sports announcer and an elementary teacher who worked as a board operator for the station for racial comments about high school basketball players during an online game broadcast. KIMT-TV reports that announcer Orin Harris confirmed he ...

Both going bowling

Local Sports

Iowa State’s brutal loss to Kansas State to end the regular season dimmed the program’s bowl prospects. But after five years of staying home in December, the Cyclones are thrilled to go anywhere — including Memphis. That’s where Iowa State (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) will be on Dec. 30 when it ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • East Marshall senior Zaine Leedom, right, is fouled on his drive to the basket by Lynnville-Sully’s Jesse Van Wyk during the first quarter of Saturday’s basketball game in Le Grand. Leedom scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half as the Mustangs handled the visiting Hawks 58-36.

Mustangs manhandle Hawks, 58-36

Local Sports

LE GRAND — Narrow losses have weighed heavily on the East Marshall boys’ basketball team the last three seasons, but the Mustangs avenged two of them on Saturday night. Zane Johnson scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the second half and East Marshall made a statement with its 58-36 ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Gladbrook-Reinbeck junior Taylor Gienger (14) puts up a shot despite contact from BGM’s Lyla Kriegel during the Rebels’ 46-44 comeback win on Saturday over the Bears.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck grinds out win over BGM, 46-44

Local Sports

REINBECK — Entering the fourth quarter on Saturday night, the Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls basketball team trailed BGM 38-29 and it needed a spark early on to traverse the comeback trail in the final eight minutes. To make matters worse, senior Maddie Frischmeyer — who had was the leading ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • East Marshall’s Olivia Terrones (42) glides toward the basket for a layup during the second half of Saturday’s basketball game against Lynnville-Sully in Le Grand. The Class 1A No. 13 Hawks pulled away from East Marshall for a 51-40 victory.

Mustangs can’t keep up with L-S

Local Sports

LE GRAND — The fast start eventually ran out of gas for the East Marshall girls’ basketball team. Class 1A No. 13 Lynnville-Sully found itself in a five-point deficit after one quarter before bouncing back in the second, eventually capturing a 51-40 triumph over the host Mustangs in ...

MHS wrestlers place third at Montezuma, EM/GMG takes fourth

Local Sports

MONTEZUMA — The Marshalltown high school wrestling team finished third in its first tournament of the season in Montezuma. Brian Trowbridge, Jordan Fox and Jordan Anderson all won their brackets of the tournament, while all nine Bobcats finished in at least fifth. Trowbridge started the ...