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Cyclones fall in final seconds to Vandy

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Iowa State dropped a nail-biter to Vanderbilt, 77-74, Saturday afternoon in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Junior Bridget Carleton was on for the Cyclones, pouring in 30 points, eight rebounds and three assists in loss. Madison Wise and Adriana Camber each also scored in the ...

UNI women lose to Hawks

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team pushed North Dakota to its limits on Saturday afternoon, but the Panthers couldn’t claim a road victory over the Hawks after falling 80-72. Northern Iowa (2-5) trailed by one point with 1:19 remaining in the fourth quarter, ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • AGWSR junior Taryan Barrick, right, contests a shot by West Marshall senior Emma Meyer during the second quarter of the Cougars’ 52-43 win over the Trojans on Friday night.

Cougars topple No. 8 Trojans

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STATE CENTER — On the first night of NICL West division play, the AGWSR girls basketball team sent message to the rest of the division, taking down Class 3A No. 8 West Marshall on the Trojans home court on Friday, 52-43. After a slow start in the first quarter that gave West Marshall a ...

T-R PHOTY BY THORN COMPTON • West Marshall senior Beau Coberley (4) puts up a shot over AGWSR senior Alec Stahl during the third quarter of the Trojans’ 71-35 win in their season opener over the Cougars.

West Marshall whips AGWSR in opener

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STATE CENTER — It took a little while for the West Marshall boys basketball team to get warmed up on Friday night in its season opener against AGWSR, but once the Trojans got things figured out they poured in points in a hurry. After the Cougars had jumped out to a 9-5 lead in the first ...

MHS tops Ankeny for first opening victory since 2011

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ANKENY — The Marshalltown boys’ basketball team won its season opener for the first time since head coach Scott Smith’s debut at the helm of the Bobcats, beating Ankeny 57-47 on Friday night. Marshalltown last began the season on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 93-73 triumph ...

Hawks wallop MHS girls

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ANKENY — The Marshalltown girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a three-point first half as the Bobcats fell to Ankeny on the road Friday, 63-13. Alyvia Chadderdon was the main scorer on Friday with eight points on four made field goals, while Kassy Vest scored four for the Bobcats ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Spartans make a splash to beat G-R

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REINBECK — Brooke Flater and Kylie Willis both compiled career-high scoring nights to lead the Class 2A No. 9 Grundy Center girls’ basketball team past Gladbrook-Reinbeck 81-44 in Friday’s NICL West Division opener. Flater finished with 23 points and Willis had another 16 to lead the ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Decker Mann, left, picks up Ankeny Centennial’s Lane Pruisner for a take down during his win in the 220-pound class on Thursday. The Jaguars beat the Bobcats 54-11 in Marshalltown’s season opener.

Jags pin down MHS in opener

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Looking purely at the score in Thursday night’s season opener for the Marshalltown wrestling team, a 54-11 loss to Ankeny Centennial that featured only three wins out of a possible 14 matches doesn’t look great, but when you break down the action in the Roundhouse the dual was closer than ...

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Kramer’s perfect game lifts Bobcats

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The Marshalltown boys bowling team earned its fourth victory of the season on Thursday with a 3,365-2,471 win over Newton. Lucas Kramer was the hot hand for the Bobcats, rolling the first perfect game of the season for MHS in his second individual game, right after recording a 265 in his ...

Bobcat boys swimmers sweep East, Oskaloosa

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DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys’ swimming team made off with eight of 11 event titles in taking both ends of a double-dual against Oskaloosa and host Des Moines East on Thursday night. The Bobcats improved to 4-1 with the wins heading into Saturday’s Toreador Relays at Boone to cap a ...

MHS girls tripped up by Trojans

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WATERLOO — The Marshalltown girls basketball team lost its first game of the season on Thursday when it traveled to Waterloo East. A 22-point deficit at the end of the first quarter proved too much for the Bobcats to overcome, as they fell to the Trojans 56-43. After entering halftime ...

AP FILE PHOTO • Iowa State guard Nick Weiler-Babb waits to have his photo taken during the Iowa State men’s basketball team’s annual media day Oct. 17 in Ames.

Weiler-Babb’s aggressiveness pays off for Cyclones

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AMES — As Iowa State coach Steve Prohm watched a practice this summer with Monte Morris, the fabulous point guard he had to replace this season, he seemed to have only two options. Prohm could either go with senior Donovan Jackson or hand control of the offense to highly-touted freshman ...

Barkley, Jewell receive B1G top honors

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has been named offensive player of the year in the Big Ten and Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell is defensive player of the year. The two were honored Thursday as the Big Ten announced its football specialty awards. Barkley ranks first in ...

Mayfield is Big 12’s top offensive player

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IRVING, Texas — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the Big 12’s offensive player of the year for the second time in three years, and Sooners defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo shared the defensive honor with Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson. Mayfield also was the Big 12’s top ...

Drake women turn back Cyclones 83-80

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DES MOINES — The Drake University women’s basketball team won a thriller over Iowa State on Thursday, as Bulldogs sophomore Becca Hittner converted a three-point play with two seconds left to give them an 83-80 win over the Cyclones. Hittner’s eventual game winner came on a driving ...

UNI women fall to SDSU

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BROOKINGS, S.D. — Despite a strong second half showing, the Northern Iowa women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start as the Panthers fell to South Dakota State on the road, 57-47. The Panthers (2-3) erased a 15-point deficit to pull within a point of SDSU (6-1) with 8:12 ...

Drake athletics loses longtime contributor

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DES MOINES — The Drake University athletic department is mourning the loss of one of the school’s most cherished individuals, Paul Morrison, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 100. Morrison’s legacy at Drake began when his parents met at the school in 1902. He too attended Drake ...

SPORTS SHORTS: South Hardin downed by Cowgirls

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ELDORA — The South Hardin girls’ basketball team was sent to 0-2 with a 50-35 loss to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Tuesday night. The host Tigers were unable to score more than nine points in any single quarter for the second time in as many games. Kiera Anderson led South Hardin with 12 ...

Marshalltown secures girls’ swim meet through 2022

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The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA have agreed on another contract, but both parties prefer to call it a partnership. After 14 years of presenting the Iowa Girls’ High School State Swimming and Diving Championships together, the IGHSAU and the ...

’Cats on the mat feature mix of youth, experience

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When the Marshalltown wrestling team hits the mat for the first time this season against Ankeny Centennial today, it will do so with an interesting mixture of veterans and rookies to high school competition. Bobcats head coach Mike Mann said before Wednesday’s practice that his team is ...