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PREP WRESTLING: Mustangs advance 2, STC moves 1 through districts

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KNOXVILLE — The East Marshall/GMG wrestling team earned two state qualifiers at the Class 2A District 6 meet on Saturday. Cole Nauman at 152 pounds and Noah Bandstra at 195 both won their brackets to return the Mustangs to the state meet after not having a qualifier a year ago. Nauman ...

West, East Marshall hoops moving on

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STATE CENTER — Avril Sinning and Kayla Cripps both scored a game-high 12 points to lead the West Marshall girls’ basketball team past Vinton-Shellsburg for a 56-34 victory in Saturday’s Class 3A Region 6 quarterfinals. The Trojans (12-7) opened the postseason with a comfortable win, ...

Wolverines get revenge against North Tama boys

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TRAER — Five players scored at least nine points apiece as a balanced effort from the GMG boys basketball team brought in a 68-65 win over North Tama in Saturday’s Iowa Star Conference South Division showdown. Avery Bryant scored a team-leading 16 points to go with six rebounds for GMG ...

TCU rides wave past No. 17 Iowa St.

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AMES — Just when the Big 12 title chase was threatening to make some sense, TCU traveled to Ames and pulled off one of the weirdest upsets of the season. Kendric Davis scored a season-high 22 points, and the Horned Frogs stunned No. 17 Iowa State 92-83 on Saturday for their first road win ...

Scott gets hot, No. 22 Iowa St. women outlast West Virginia

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AMES — Kristin Scott scored 15 points in the third quarter, another 10 in the fourth and finished with 29 and No. 22 Iowa State pulled away from West Virginia for its fourth-straight win, 77-61 on Saturday night. Bridget Carleton had 12 of her 23 points in the first half when the Cyclones ...

McGlynn scores 22 to lead Drake past Panthers 83-77

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DES MOINES — Nick McGlynn had 22 points as Drake beat Northern Iowa 83-77 on Saturday. D.J. Wilkins had 18 points for Drake (18-7, 7-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Tremell Murphy added 15 points and eight rebounds. Brady Ellingson had 12 points for the home team. AJ Green had 19 points ...

Ex-Bobcat Blagg wins national weekly award

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Marshalltown Bobcat and current Taylor University track standout Rachel Blagg was selected as the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week. Blagg scored wins in the 1,000-meter run and distance medley ...

Putting the ‘win’ in Garwin

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GARWIN — With time running down in the second overtime of Friday’s game between the GMG boys basketball team and BGM, the Wolverines had the ball with the score tied at 103-103. Brayden Peterson ran the clock down so their shot would be the final of the quarter, meaning either GMG would ...

Wolverines succumb to HLV comeback

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GARWIN — The GMG girls basketball team seemed like it had its Class 1A Region 4 opener against HLV in the bag with a 49-43 lead in the final minute of the game. The Warriors took a timeout and put a new set of personnel on the court, and that change with a new defensive look, a full-court ...

No. 3 Warriors extend Bobcats’ losing streak

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WAUKEE — The Bobcats’ post-holiday cold spell started with a Roundhouse loss to Waukee, and Marshalltown’s long, hard winter persisted with Friday’s return trip to the Warriors’ home court. Waukee’s three-pronged attack outdueled the Bobcats’ freshman sensation as the Class 4A ...

PREP HOOPS: East Marshall girls end lengthy losing streak

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LE GRAND — The East Marshall girls basketball ended a seven-game losing streak on Friday with a 57-21 win over NICL West Division foe South Hardin. Olivia Terrones had 25 points and five rebounds to help the Mustangs (7-12, 3-8) get back on the winning side, while Melinda Puumala followed ...

No. 3 Hawkeyes hammer Maryland on the mat, 48-0

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IOWA CITY — The third-ranked Iowa wrestling team scored bonus points in eight of 10 matches to blank Maryland on Friday, 48-0, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes used a 46-1 advantage in takedowns to record their first Big Ten shutout since a 44-0 win at Michigan State in January of ...

Lard settles into bench role for surging Cyclones

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AMES — This could have been a lost season for Iowa State sophomore Cam Lard, who lost his starting job while serving a one-month suspension to open the year. Lard has instead settled into his new role as a reserve, and he’s starting to resemble the player he was a season ago. The ...

Bulldogs bounce Valpo down low

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VALPARAISO, Ind. — The Drake women’s basketball team scored a whopping 56 points in the paint en route to an 88-62 victory over Valparaiso in Friday’s Missouri Valley Conference contest. The Bulldogs (17-5, 9-1) led wire-to-wire and dominated in every facet of the game. None of ...

Panthers’ balance too much for Loyola

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CHICAGO — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team used a balanced attack to take down Loyola on its home court Friday night, knocking off the Ramblers 71-65 in a Missouri Valley Conference clash. Karli Rucker compiled her third double-double of the season for UNI, finishing with 11 ...

Ripple effect

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Last season the Marshalltown boys swimming team returned to the state tournament after missing out on qualifications the two prior years. Just a season later the Bobcats aren’t just heading back to the Iowa High School Boys State Swimming Championships in Iowa City on Saturday, they are ...

Bohannon buoys No. 20 Hawkeyes at Indiana

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Jordan Bohannon matched his season high with 25 points, including scoring the last 11 for No. 20 Iowa as the Hawkeyes held on for a 77-72 victory at Indiana on Thursday night. Tyler Cook added 21 points as Iowa won its second straight. The Hawkeyes (18-5, 7-5 Big Ten) ...

Gustafson scores 41 as No. 16 Iowa stops Sparty

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IOWA CITY — Megan Gustafson poured in 41 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Thursday night to lead No. 16 Iowa to an 86-71 win over No. 23 Michigan State. Kathleen Doyle added 18 points with four 3-pointers, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Hawkeyes (18-5, 9-3 Big Ten Conference). ...

Trojans are best of the West

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STATE CENTER — The West Marshall boys’ basketball team won or shared the NICL West Division championship in each of its first five seasons in the league, but hadn’t finished in first place since sharing the top honor with Gladbrook-Reinbeck six years ago. On Wednesday night, the Trojans ...

Bobcats’ Baccam chooses Storm as college destination

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Marshalltown senior Keaton Baccam became the latest Bobcat to make the jump to the college ranks on Wednesday when he signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Simpson College football program in the team room of the Roundhouse. Baccam said the decision to join the Storm in Indianola ...