T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Kassy Vest, left, drives the lane against Des Moines East’s JC Stephenson during the Bobcats’ loss to the Scarlets on Wednesday in their regional opener.

Scarlets send ’Cats packing in regionals

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DES MOINES — A long season came to a close for the Marshalltown girls basketball team on Wednesday, as the Bobcats lost their Class 5A Region 8 opener on the road to Des Moines East, 79-34. It was a tough night for the MHS girls, as they gave up the second-most points of the season to the ...

South Tama stuns No. 6 Roland-Story

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STORY CITY — The South Tama County girls basketball team upset Class 3A No. 6 Roland-Story in the semifinals of the 3A Region 7 tournament on Wednesday, 56-52. The Trojans (14-9) led through most of the first half, taking a 29-26 lead into halftime, and they seemed to just stay one step ...

Wolverines handle Hawkeyes 74-59

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Lately, Duncan Robinson has found himself pondering his legacy. Senior co-captains Robinson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman each scored 18 points to help No. 22 Michigan beat Iowa 74-59 on Wednesday night. It was a win that both young men looked at as another stepping stone ...

Timmer leads with 39 points as Drake downs Indiana State

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DES MOINES — Reed Timmer scored a career-high 39 points to lead Drake as it downed Indiana State 90-76 on Wednesday night. Timmer was 8 of 15 from long range and sank all nine of his free throws for the Bulldogs (15-13, 9-6 Missouri Valley Conference). De’Antae McMurray added 16 points ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • The Marshalltown boys bowling team poses with their state qualifier banner after winning its district meet in Marshalltown on Tuesday. Pictured are, from left, Kamrin Chizek, Jonathan McKeever, Joshua Arment, Ray Wiegand, Richie Thomas and Lucas Kramer.

‘Not done yet’

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It was almost a business-like atmosphere at Wayward Social for the Class 3A District 5 joint state qualifying bowling meet on Tuesday, as the Marshalltown boys bowling team came with one goal in mind. Make it to yet another state meet. The Bobcats showed a great deal of focus as they went ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Karlie Potter, center, is hugged by teammates Haley Bell, right, and Kylee Witt as she’s overcome with emotion after winning the individual district title at Wayward Social on Tuesday. Potter enters the state tournament as the top individual qualifier with a series score of 477.

Potter pins down state berth

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Even before the Class 3A District 5 bowling joint qualifying started on Tuesday at Wayward Social, Marshalltown senior Karlie Potter seemed like a ball of energy. She kept mentioning to her teammates and those around her that she was “pumped” for the meet, and that energy turned out to ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Grundy Center junior Kylie Willis (34) shoots over BCLUW sophomore Madison Ubben (45) during the second half of the Spartans’ regional quarterfinal win over the Comets on Tuesday evening.

Spartans spurn Comets in regionals

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GRUNDY CENTER — Through the first four minutes of the Class 2A Region 2 quarterfinal between the Grundy Center and BCLUW girls teams, it looked as if fans in attendance were in for a slugfest between two strong defenses. The Comets actually led the No. 8 Spartans halfway through the opening ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Colo-NESCO senior Molly Barten, center, snares a rebound over Baxter’s Sydney Schmidt (30) during the first half of Tuesday’s Class 1A Region 3 quarterfinal in Colo.

Royals overcome slow start to beat Bolts

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COLO — In trying to take away Colo-NESCO’s top two scorers, the Baxter girls’ basketball team opened the door for the rest of the Royals’ weapons. Strategically it was the Bolts’ best chance of advancing, and in the end it was their downfall as well. Molly Barten scored a game-high ...

AP PHOTO • Kansas’ Marcus Garrett (0), Lagerald Vick and Mitch Lightfoot chat as Iowa State’s Donovan Jackson (4) stands nearby during the second half of a Big 12 Conference basketball game Tuesday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Kansas won 83-77.

No. 13 Jayhawks hold off Iowa St.

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AMES — Kansas responded to arguably its worst loss of the year with a much-needed win in a hostile environment — one that kept the Jayhawks within reach of Big 12-leading Texas Tech. Performances like the one they put forth on Tuesday night are a big reason why the Jayhawks win the Big 12 ...

Eighth-ranked AGWSR takes care of Meskwaki

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ACKLEY — The Class 1A No. 8 AGWSR girls basketball team started its postseason run off right on Tuesday night by downing Meskwaki, 91-50, in their Region 3 quarterfinal. This was the highest point total of the season for the Cougars (18-2), as they scored at least 20 points in every ...

Northern Iowa wins it at FT line, beats Evansville

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CEDAR FALLS — Hunter Rhodes had 12 points and Bennett Koch added 10 as Northern Iowa held Evansville scoreless in the final two minutes to secure a 47-41 win on Tuesday night. Northern Iowa (13-14, 5-10 Missouri Valley Conference) won the game at the free-throw line, making 12 of 19, while ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • South Hardin senior Kevin Rewoldt, center, looks to haul in a rebound while Pella Christian defenders Alex Huisman (45) and Dan Jungling (5) work on boxing Rewoldt out during the Eagles’ district-opening win over the Tigers in Monroe on Monday night.

Out of reach

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MONROE — It didn’t take long for the South Hardin boys basketball team to find out it was in trouble in Tuesday’s Class 2A District 13 opener on Monday. The Tigers were forced to use two timeouts during the first quarter as head coach Nathan Gevelinger urged his team to “wake up”, ...


Cyclone cornerstones

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AMES — Iowa State remains in last place in the Big 12 after beating a ranked opponent for the third time in three weeks last Saturday. Yet, how the Cyclones beat then-No. 17 Oklahoma reminded the rest of the league that their time in the cellar could be short lived. Iowa State (13-11, 4-8 ...

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MCC women prevail over Central College JV, 61-57

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The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team ended a four-game losing streak on Monday by downing the Central College junior varsity squad at the Student Activity Center, 61-57. The Tigers (9-17) owned a seven-point lead at halftime over the Dutch, but Central College ...

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Tigers rip Mount Mercy in final home game

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The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team sent its seniors out strong in its final home game of the year on Monday, downing the Mount Mercy College junior varsity 86-47. The Tigers (17-10) had a solid first half, jumping out to a 51-18 lead after the first 20 minutes against ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Spartans stroll past CAL in district play

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CLARKSVILLE — The Grundy Center boys’ basketball team advanced through the first round of Class 1A District 4 action on Monday night, knocking off CAL 71-29. The Spartans (3-18) got scoring from 12 different players, led by nine points apiece from Cale Hendricks, Derek Ciddio and Joe ...

Gustafson named to two PotW awards

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafston has been awarded to not one, but two player of the week honors for her recent exploits for the Hawkeyes. Gustafson was named the Big Ten Player of the Week and the College Sports Madness Big Ten Player of the Week after leading Iowa to ...

Rhine nabs third MVC Player of the Week honor

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ST. LOUIS — Redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season, the MVC office announced Monday. Coming off the bench, Rhine averaged 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds ...

ISU’s Wise gets weekly Big 12 laurel

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IRVING, Texas — Iowa State freshman forward Madison Wise nabbed her third Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Week honor in women’s basketball, tying her for the most Big 12 freshman honors on the season. Wise, a native of Greenfield, Ind., scored a career-high 21 points to lead the ...

Iowa Boys Basketball Prep Poll

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The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and win-loss record, total points and position last week at right: CLASS 4A Record Pts Prv 1. DM Hoover (7) 17-1 88 1 2. Iowa City West (2) 15-3 79 2 3. Des Moines ...