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Trojan seniors wrap year at WaMaC Senior Shoot Out

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VAN HORNE — The WaMaC Conference Senior Shoot Outs might have both gone to the East Division teams on Saturday night at the Benton Community gym, but the South Tama County athletes participating made their presence felt. The East girls withstood a late comeback attempt by the West for a ...

Shayok comes up clutch for Cyclones

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marial Shayok had watched shot after shot hit everything but net Friday night, and Iowa State’s leading scorer and veteran leader could very well have grown hesitant and frustrated. Instead, he hit the two biggest shots of the game. Shayok rattled in a tying 3-pointer ...

No. 10 Wolverines wallop Iowa in Big Ten semifinals 74-53

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CHICAGO — Zavier Simpson was pretty much perfect, and everything fell into place for No. 10 Michigan. Just another day at the Big Ten Tournament for the Wolverines. Simpson sparked Michigan’s balanced attack with 10 points and 11 assists, and the Wolverines rolled past Iowa 74-53 on ...

East gets revenge in NICL All-Star games

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REINBECK — Last season the West Division swept the boys and girls games in the North Iowa Cedar League Senior All-Star Games, but this year the East got its revenge. First in the girls game, which featured players from four different state tournament teams, the East came back from a ...

No. 21 Drake women roll in MVC; UNI tips Salukis

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MOLINE, Ill. — Two-time Player of the Year Becca Hittner scored 18 points and No. 21 Drake used a game-breaking run in the first quarter on Friday to roll to an 86-58 win over ninth-seeded Valparaiso in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinals. Maddy Dean added 16 points, Sara ...

Gustafson named Player of the Year by ESPNW

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IOWA CITY — For the first time in school history, a Hawkeye has the top spot. University of Iowa senior forward Megan Gustafson has been named the ESPNW Women’s Basketball National Player of the Year, it was announced Friday. Gustafson was a unanimous first-team All-America selection by ...

ISU women hosting Selection Show

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AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team will hold an NCAA Tournament Selection Show viewing event on Monday at the Sukup South End Zone Club of Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones, who finished second in both the Big 12 Conference regular season and tournament, will have a meet and ...

Strong first step

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Talen Horton-Tucker hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points and Iowa State beat Baylor 83-66 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. The Cyclones (21-11) also had key contributions from Marial Shayok who had 18 with four 3-pointers, Lindell Wigginton with 16 ...

Hawkeyes hammer Illini, 83-62

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CHICAGO — Nicholas Baer made five of Iowa’s 12 3-pointers and scored 17 points, helping the Hawkeyes pull away from Illinois for an 83-62 victory on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. Iowa turned up its play in the second half to stop a four-game losing streak and ...

Hittner, Bachrodt repeat MVC honors

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MOLINE, Ill. — For the second consecutive season, Drake University junior Becca Hittner was selected as the Jackie Stiles Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year and Bulldog senior Sammie Bachrodt was named the MVC Defensive Player of the Year. Hittner is the ...

Gustafson and Carleton tabbed as All-Americans

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University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been selected as a first-team All-American by ESPNW, while Iowa State University senior Bridget Carleton was named to the second team. Gustafson was a unanimous first-team selection along with Napheesa Collier from the University of Connecticut, ...

Bluder semifinalist for Coach of Year

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ATLANTA — University of Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2019 Naismith Women’s Basketball College Coach of the Year award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Tuesday. Blucer led the Hawkeyes to their first Big Ten Conference Tournament title since ...

From small-town Iowa to the NFL

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GREEN BAY — Getting to the office between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. and sometimes not leaving until 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. is the reality for professional coaches. A 1989 West Marshall graduate knows that well. Born in Marshalltown and raised in Melbourne, Shawn Mennenga was recently named the new ...

Musgrave selected to IBCA All-Star team

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South Tama County senior Jessica Musgrave has been selected to play in the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games. Musgrave, a three-time all-state selection in her time with the Trojans, will play for the Southeast Iowa Girls team, coached by West Burlington head coach John ...

Drake trio repeat on MVC first team

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ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Valley All-Conference teams have been announced and headlining that list were three repeat selections from Drake University. Bulldog senior Sammie Bachrodt and juniors Becca Hittner and Sara Rhine were all named to the first team for the second-straight season, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Iowa Star Conference All-Star games

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The Iowa Star Conference All-Star game will be held on March 22 at Dunkerton High School. The girls all-star game will start at 6 p.m. and the boys will follow at 8. There will also be a 3-point shooting contest and a dunk contest between the two games. For the south girls all-star team, ...

Kansas tries to forget regular-season flop in Big 12 tourney

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just about the only good thing that comes with failing to win at least a share of the Big 12 title for the first time in 15 years is Kansas knows its first-round opponent in the league tournament. It’s not much. But it’s something. The No. 3 seed Jayhawks, who were ...

Double-byes sitting pretty for Big Ten Tournament

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While it might not land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Big Ten was arguably the nation’s top conference during the regular season. The league’s upper-class depth and middle-class drama could make for a fascinating postseason tournament, which starts Wednesday in Chicago. The ...

Cook, Shayok, McGlynn earn all-district honors

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ST. LOUIS — Iowa State University redshirt senior Marial Shayok, University of Iowa junior Tyler Cook and Drake University senior Nick McGlynn have been selected to the all-District VI by the United States Basketball Writers Association. Cook is the fifth Hawkeye to earn the all-district ...

SPORTS SHORTS: NICL all-star game set for Friday

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The North Iowa Cedar League East vs West All-Star Game will take place on Friday in Reinbeck, with the girls game starting at 6:15 p.m. and the boys following at 7:45. The two games will feature seniors from the NICL West and East divisions facing off against each other in one last battle at ...