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Iowa’s Megan Gustafson named AP Player of the Year

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TAMPA, Fla. — Megan Gustafson rewrote the women’s basketball record book at Iowa. The 6-foot-3 center led the nation in scoring for the second straight season, averaging 27.9 points, and became the fourth player to reach 1,000 points in a year. On Thursday, she won The Associated Press ...

’Cats get bronze in Kenny Dean Invite

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A little rain, cold and wind didn’t keep the Marshalltown boys track and field team from hosting its home Kenny Dean Invite on Thursday. The Bobcats battled the adverse conditions and a tough field throughout the evening and when the dust settled they had earned third place on the team ...

Iowa State’s Wigginton to declare for NBA draft

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AMES — Iowa State sophomore Lindell Wigginton is declaring for the NBA draft for the second year in a row “with the full intent of staying in.” Wigginton, who withdrew from last year’s draft at the last minute after a spectacular freshman season, announced his plans Thursday on ...

Bobcat girls tennis rolls over Southeast Polk, 9-2

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PLEASANT HILL — The Marshalltown girls tennis team picked up its first meet win of the season on Thursday with a 9-2 victory on the road over Southeast Polk. After getting swept by Ankeny Centennial in their first match of the season, the Bobcats (1-1) won five of six singles matches and ...

Redhawks, Trojans win golf meets

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TRAER — The North Tama boys and South Tama girls won their respective golf meets against GMG on Thursday at Traer Golf and Country Club. The North Tama boys got a medalist round of 5-over-par 40 for Paden Ketter, leading the Redhawks to a 180-183 win in Iowa Star Conference action. Skyler ...

Bobcats’ Summers chooses Graceland for landing spot

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Another Marshalltown athlete made the decision to continue their athletic career at the next level on Wednesday as Caleb Summers signed his National Letter of Intent with Graceland University in the Roundhouse teamroom. “It feels great, getting to be able to play soccer at the next level ...

Bobcat girls tennis team talented at the top

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The Marshalltown girls tennis team is one meet into the season and, though they didn’t pull off a win against Ankeny Centennial in the season debut, head coach John Fiscus said he is particularly excited about how Emily Miller, Mary Kate Gruening, Madi Finch and Olivia Brintnall ...

Gustafson a finalist for Wooden Award

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named to the Wooden Award All-American Team, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Wednesday. The five-player women’s basketball team comprises the top five vote-getters for the 2019 John R. Wooden Award, which is ...

Tiger rally can’t overcome Blackhawks

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The second inning was not kind to the Marshalltown Community College baseball team on Wednesday against NJCAA Division II No. 5 Southeastern Community College. After a scoreless first inning between the two teams, the Blackhawks got hot in the top of the second where they scored 15 runs on ...

Comet boys take 2nd at South Tama

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TAMA — The BCLUW boys track and field team placed second at the South Tama County Early Bird on Tuesday with a score of 128. Comet senior Jack Garber won every event he competed in, taking first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.61 seconds, first in the 110 high hurdles with a 15.05 ...

Jags jolt Bobcats in home opener

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It was the home opener for the Marshalltown boys tennis team on Tuesday, but it was visiting Ankeny Centennial that got to do all the celebrating. The Jaguars swept the Bobcats, 11-0, but that doesn’t put into perspective how close nearly every match was. Five of the 11 matches went into a ...

Nebraska ‘all in on basketball’ with Hoiberg hire

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska has built some of the best basketball facilities in the country the last decade and plays in a sold-out arena. Now the Cornhuskers believe they have the missing piece to turn the starved-for-success program into a Big Ten contender. Fred Hoiberg was officially ...

UNI extends Warren through ’25

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CEDAR FALLS — Tanya Warren’s track record at the helm of the Northern Iowa women’s basketball program spoke for itself, and the head coach is getting an extension to show for it. UNI Director of Athletics David Harris on Tuesday announced a two-year extension to Warren’s contract, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Centennial sweeps MHS girls tennis

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ANKENY — The Marshalltown girls tennis team started its season on Tuesday with a road test at Ankeny Centennial, where the Jaguars swept the Bobcats 11-0. Emily Miller at No. 1 singles lost to Alli Gustafson, 6-1, 6-1, while Mary Kate Gruening fell to Jordyn Gustafson at No. 2 singles, ...

Duke freshmen Williamson, Barrett top AP All-America team

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The season did not end as Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett intended. The fabulous freshmen came to Duke to win a national championship and their bid came up short with a loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight. Williamson and Barrett still managed to make a bit of history. The Duke duo was ...

Gustafson, Carleton on USBWA teams

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The postseason accolades continue to roll in for a pair of the state’s prized women’s basketball players, as Iowa’s Megan Gustafson and Iowa State’s Bridget Carleton were selected to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s All-American basketball teams. Gustafson, a senior center, ...

Olson, Majerus headline college Hall of Fame class

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Longtime coach Lute Olson and the late Rick Majerus headline the 2019 class of six former players and three influential coaches selected Tuesday for the College Basketball Hall of Fame. Joining them during the induction ceremony this November are former Indiana star ...

Top-seeded Baylor buries Iowa 85-53 to cruise to Final Four

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Maybe someone at the Final Four will actually give Baylor a game. Four rounds into the NCAA Tournament, and the Bears have barely faced any resistance. Baylor cruised to its first Final Four since 2012 with its latest bracket blowout, this one an 85-53 rout of Iowa on ...

Tiger softball surrenders two to Iowa Western

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The Marshalltown Community College softball team was able to squeeze in a doubleheader against Iowa Western on Monday for its first Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division I competition of the seasons. The games were originally scheduled for Wednesday but the threat of bad weather ...

Horton-Tucker to declare for NBA Draft

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AMES — Iowa State freshman guard Talen Horton-Tucker intends to declare for the NBA Draft after just one season with the Cyclones. Horton-Tucker announced his decision on Twitter on Monday, saying it’s in his best interests to “start the next chapter” of his life. Horton-Tucker, a ...