AP PHOTO • Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard (5) catches the game-winning touchdown between Oklahoma defensive backs Jordan Thomas (7) and Chanse Sylvie (28) in the fourth quarter of a Big 12 Conference football game Saturday in Norman, Okla. Iowa State won 38-31.

Cyclones stun No. 3 Oklahoma

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NORMAN, Okla. — This Iowa State team is different. Kyle Kempt passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including a 25-yarder to Allen Lazard that put the Cyclones ahead with 2:19 left, and Joel Lanning made plays on offense and defense to lead Iowa State to a stunning 38-31 victory over ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa running back Akrum Wadley (25) hurdles Illinois linebacker Dele Harding during the first half of a Big Ten Conference football game Saturday in Iowa City.

Stanley, Hawkeyes hammer Illinois, 45-16

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IOWA CITY — Once again, Iowa was letting a supposedly overmatched opponent hang around. A couple of big plays — one by a safety making his season debut — helped the Hawkeyes find their rhythm. Nate Stanley threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa rolled past Illinois 45-16 on ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Cael Wyatt (23) intercepts a pass intended for Hudson’s Christian Seres (29) during the first quarter of Saturday’s football game in Gladbrook.

Hudson snaps G-R’s 29-game win streak, 5-0

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GLADBROOK — The elements and the opponent combined to make an insurmountable adversary. Twenty hours after postponing their originally scheduled football game, Gladbrook-Reinbeck got bogged down by Hudson and a venue that truly resembled its nickname. A sideways rain, slippery footballs, a ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Marshalltown falls to Fort Dodge, 49-12

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FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown football team lost a Class 4A District 4 game on Saturday for Fort Dodge on the road 49-12. The game, which was rescheduled from Friday due to weather, actually climbed to 49-0 for the Dodgers (4-3, 1-2), with the Bobcats (1-6, 0-3) scoring two touchdowns late ...

PHOTO PROVIDED • The Marshalltown volleyball team poses with its Oskaloosa Invitational championship plaque after winning Saturday’s tournament.

Bobcat volleyball team tops Oskaloosa Invite

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OSKALOOSA — The Marshalltown volleyball team won its first tournament title of the season on Saturday with a win in the Oskaloosa Invitational. The Bobcats (17-10) beat Saydel (21-3, 21-13) and Ottumwa (21-19, 21-4) in pool play while falling to Gilbert (21-8, 21-17). Then, in the ...

Western Illinois pushes past Panthers, 38-29

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CEDAR FALLS — Sean McGuire threw three touchdowns including the game-winner in the final seconds as Western Illinois beat Northern Iowa 38-29 on Saturday. The Leathernecks (4-1, 1-1 Missouri Valley Conference) trailed 29-25 with six seconds to play when McGuire hit Jaelon Acklin at the goal ...

Dayton picks off 4 passes to hold off Bulldogs 20-10

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DES MOINES — Alex Jeske had two touchdowns while the Dayton defense hauled in four interceptions, forced a fumble and blocked a field goal to help the Flyers to a 20-10 win over Drake on Saturday. Tied 3-3 at the half, Dayton (2-4, 1-2 Pioneer Football League) broke away with the opening ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown sophomore Cole Davis begins to pace down the eighth green as his putt rolls toward the hole, eventually dropping in for a birdie. That was the first of five birdies in six holes for Davis, who finished the first round of the state tournament on Friday in second place with a 1-under-par 69.

One down, one to go

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When the 80 best Class 4A high school golfers in the state descended upon Elmwood Country Club for the first round of the Iowa High School State Golf Tournament on Friday, they were welcomed by a thick blanket of fog that had settled upon the playing grounds. It took a couple hours for the ...

AP FILE PHOTO • Iowa State quarterback Jacob Park (10) looks to throw past Texas defenders Naashon Hughes (40) and Malik Jefferson (46) during their Big 12 Conference football game Sept. 28 in Ames.

ISU without Park for trip to No. 3 OU

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NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield had little room for improvement after his dynamic junior season, yet he has continued to blossom. Mayfield set an NCAA record for passing efficiency in a season last year on his way to being a Heisman Trophy finalist, and his numbers are ...


Iowa hosts Illini in border battle

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IOWA CITY — For the first time in nine years, Iowa is 0-2 in the Big Ten. What a perfect time for the Hawkeyes to host Illinois. Iowa (3-2, 0-2) couldn’t have asked for a better situation ahead of its bye week than facing the Fighting Illini (2-2, 0-1) on Saturday — at least on ...

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Second-half rally lifts Tigers past DCTC

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ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — The NJCAA Division I No. 13 Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team earned yet another win on Friday by taking down Dakota County Technical College on the road 6-0. The win was the second-straight shutout for the Tigers, who hadn’t held a team scoreless ...

PREP FOOTBALL: HLV runs away from Colo-NESCO 63-14

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VICTOR — The Colo-NESCO football team lost only its second game of the season with a 63-14 loss to 8-Man District 5 rival HLV on Friday. The big-play Warriors (6-2, 5-0) scored off a punt return, kick return and frumble recovery. Garrett Packer had 49 yards rushing and a score in the loss, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Redhawk volleyball tops Warriors in 3

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Class 1A No. 8 North Tama volleyball team won an Iowa Star Conference South Division match on Thursday over Meskwaki in three sets, 25-12, 25-15, 25-1. With the win, the Redhawks (22-6, 7-0) clinched the South Division title. Katie Kopriva matched a season-high ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • The Marshalltown golf team sits in the chairs on the 18th green at Elmwood Country Club before the Bobcats’ final practice on Thursday before the state tournament. Pictured are, from right, Luke Appel, JD Pollard, Cole Davis, Nate Vance, Keygan Hansen, Tate Carlson and Mason Reid.

Making themselves at home

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Three months of preparation, 13 meets and tournaments against some of the best Class 4A teams in the state, all of the work the No. 1 Marshalltown boys’ golf team has put in over essentially the past two years, it all comes down to these last two days of the season. Finally, after a season ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown junior Taylor Hrabak swims the backstroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay on Thursday in the Bobcats’ home dual meet against Johnston. MHS lost the CIML Iowa Conference meet to the Dragons, 124-62.

Dragons douse Bobcats in makeup meet

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Due to a cancellation from Tuesday, the Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team had a rescheduled meet on Thursday at home against Johnston, with the Dragons walking out of Marshalltown with another dual win under their belts. Johnston won nine of the 12 events on the day, taking down the ...

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SPORTS SHORTS: MHS volleyball topples Scarlets in 3

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DES MOINES — The Marshalltown volleyball team won a match against a cross-CIML foe on Thursday, defeating Des Moines East in three sets on the road, 25-7, 25-14, 25-14. Molly Bach was the top attacker for the Bobcats (13-9) with eight kills, followed by Regan Mazour with seven and Emily ...


Bobcat football team hoping to exploit Fort Dodge defense

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With just three games left in the regular season for the Marshalltown football team, the Bobcats (1-5, 0-2) have essentially be reduced to the role of spoiler in the playoff picture, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t room to grow and things to accomplish in 2017. MHS has a chance to ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown Community College hitter Jesenia Colbert (11) delivers a strike while Iowa Western setter Hina Pua’a attempts a block during the Reivers’ win over the Tigers at MCC on Wednesday.

Reivers run through MCC in 3

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The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team faced a daunting task on Wednesday as it welcomed in NJCAA No. 3 Iowa Western Community College for an ICCAC match. The Reivers outnumbered and outsized the Tigers, which ultimately led Iowa Western to a 3-0 sweep of MCC, 25-17, 25-10, ...

Jesenia Colbert and Kino Ryosuke

MCC pair selected for weekly league honors

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A pair of Marshalltown Community College student-athletes were honored by the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference for their performances last week. Kino Ryosuke of the MCC men’s soccer team and Jesenia Colbert of the Tiger volleyball squad both were named Athlete of the Week in their ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Spartans volleyball sweeps AGWSR

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GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy Center volleyball team earned another NICL West Division win on Tuesday with a three-set sweep over AGWSR, 25-15, 25-12, 25-18. Hailey Wallis was the top attacker on the day for the Spartans (29-4, 5-0) with 10 kills, while Landry Luhring put down nine and Kylie ...