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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 ...

Tigers swat Yellowjackets to end 5-game skid

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The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team took a break from its grueling Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division I schedule on Wednesday to host the Graceland University junior varsity. It seems the break from conference play was just what the Tigers needed, as ...

Cyclones finalize 2019 recruiting class

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AMES — Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell has continued to build the Cyclone program up with another strong recruiting class. After finalizing the 2019 signess on Wednesday, ISU has the 38th ranked class in the nation according to 247Sports, the highest total in school history. ...

Bradley wins on the road, tops Northern Iowa 79-71

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CEDAR FALLS — Darrell Brown hit 5 of 6 from beyond the arc to scored 29 points as Bradley picked up a rare road victory at Northern Iowa, 79-71 in a Missouri Valley Conference battle Wednesday night. Coming into the game the home team in the all-time series between the teams had won 40 of ...

Shayok named to Julius Erving Award Top 10

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AMES — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 10 candidates for the 2019 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award and Iowa State’s Marial Shayok was among those on the list. Shayok has been one of the Big 12 Conference’s top players this season for the ...

Ackerman to retire as MHS athletic director

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Marshalltown athletic director Rollie Ackerman’s time with the Bobcats will be done after his contract is up on June 30, as his retirement was approved by the Marshalltown School Board during its weekly meeting Monday. On Tuesday, Ackerman said this was not a spur of the moment ...

Ames defense stymies MHS

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AMES — Holding a high-powered Ames boys’ basketball team to just 43 points was as much as Marshalltown High School head coach Michael Appel could have asked for. Well, that and scoring at least 44. Instead, the Bobcats were limited to a season-low output in a stifling 43-25 loss to the ...

PREP BASKETBALL: Bobcats toppled by Little Cyclones

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AMES — The Marshalltown girls basketball team lost a cross-CIML game against Ames on Tuesday, 60-23. The Bobcats (2-16) trailed 39-11 at halftime and were down 56-15 by the fourth quarter, but they won the final frame 8-4. Alyvia Chadderdon and Erica Johnson both led MHS with six points, ...

Garza on a tear for surging Hawkeyes

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IOWA CITY — Iowa sophomore Luka Garza started this season in recovery after a nine-pound benign cyst was removed from his abdomen. He might end it as one of the best players in the Big Ten. The 6-foot-11 Garza has been on a tear of late, carrying the 20th-ranked Hawkeyes like he never has ...

Loyola tops Drake to grab 1st place in MVC

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CHICAGO — Marques Townes poured in a career-high 32 points and added eight rebounds and five assists to propel Loyola-Chicago to an 86-64 romp over Drake on Tuesday night. Townes hit 11 of 18 shots, including all four of his 3-pointers, and sank 6 of 6 free throws as the Ramblers (15-9, ...

Iowa’s Gustafson named to Wooden Award Top-20

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named to the Wooden Award Late Season Top-20, ESPNW announced on Monday. The list is comprised of 20 student-athletes who are front-runners for the John R. Wooden Award All-America Team and Most Outstanding Player of the Year. ...

Hawkeyes’ DeSanto suspended one match

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands announced Tuesday that Austin DeSanto will serve a one-match suspension when the Hawkeyes host Maryland on Friday. DeSanto was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct following Iowa’s dual win at Nebraska on Sunday. “Austin ...

Marshalltown moves back into groove

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After going 1-2 on the road in the month of January, the Marshalltown boys bowling team returned to the friendly confines of Wayward Social for a CIML Iowa Conference dual against Southeast Polk on Monday. A little home cooking did the Bobcats a world of good, as they took down the Rams with ...

Bobcat girls downed by Rams in final home dual

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The Marshalltown girls bowling team hosted Southeast Polk on Monday in its first home meet since Dec. 18, and though the Bobcat girls had chances to beat the Rams they eventually lost, 2,337-2,135. MHS was without a regular competitor in Kylee Witt, who had to miss the meet due to illness, ...

ISU staves off Sooners

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NORMAN, Okla. — Iowa State got an offensive spark off the bench and saw its leading scorer come alive when he was needed, and that was just enough to earn another road victory. Lindell Wigginton scored 17 points to help lead No. 17 Iowa State to a 75-74 victory over Oklahoma on Monday ...

Gustafson breaks B1G record with 20th award

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was selected the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week for the 10th time this season, the conference announced on Monday. It is the 20th Big Ten Player of the Week award of Gustafson’s career, which breaks the previous record of ...