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Johnson gets 1K as Mustangs top Trojans

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LE GRAND — East Marshall senior Zane Johnson became the school’s fifth 1,000-point scorer while helping the Mustangs finish off an unbeaten NICL West Division title with a 68-60 victory over West Marshall in Friday’s conference finale. The Mustangs (19-0, 12-0), who had already locked ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Spartans close out conference title

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ELDORA — The Class 2A No. 8 Grundy Center girls basketball team won the NICL West Division championship outright on Friday by defeating South Hardin, 51-32. The Spartans (18-1, 11-1) and Tigers (4-16, 2-10) were actually in a close battle at halftime, with Grundy Center only leading 28-18 ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Grundy Center players Sydney Mathews (21), Kylie Willis, middle, and Brooke Flater (43) fight with South Tama County’s Madison Rohach (23) for a rebound in the second half of the Spartans’ 62-52 victory over the Trojans in Tama on Thursday.

Spartans shoot down STC

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TAMA — Though the South Tama County basketball teams left the NICL West Division four years ago for the WaMaC Conference, they’ve kept some of those old rivalries alive, and on Thursday the Trojans welcomed in Grundy Center for another installment in their series. In the first two seasons ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • East Marshall’s Zaine Leedom (13) goes in for the dunk and two of his 12 points during the Mustangs’ 47-32 victory over Meskwaki on Thursday night at Meskwaki Settlement.

Sixth-ranked Mustangs deny stern challenge by Meskwaki

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Two nights after knocking off five-time reigning NICL West Division champion Gladbrook-Reinbeck to secure its first conference championship in 22 years, the Class 2A No. 6 East Marshall boys’ basketball team found itself clinging to a narrow non-conference lead. The ...

MHS splits double dual in Ottumwa

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OTTUMWA — The Marshalltown wrestling team competed in its final duals of the season on Thursday in Ottumwa. The Bobcats went 1-1 on the day, taking out the tournament-host Bulldogs, 48-22, then they lost to Waukee, 51-27. Three Marshalltown wrestlers won both of their matches on the day, ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • East Marshall’s Emily Terrones, right, and Meskwaki’s Deandra Navarro (2) battle for a loose ball during the second half of Thursday’s non-conference girls’ basketball game at Meskwaki Settlement School.

Mustangs rally past Meskwaki

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Once the shots started dropping, everything else started going East Marshall’s way too. The Mustang girls’ basketball team rallied back from a 16-point deficit during the second half to beat the host Meskwaki Warriors 66-60 on Thursday night, rattling off their ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • South Tama County senior Gabe Shields, center, floats in the lane while going up for a shot at the buzzer at the end of the first quarter in the Trojans’ 65-48 win over Grundy Center on Thursday in Tama.

Trojans win fourth straight over Spartans

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TAMA — In the second game of the reunion of former NICL West Division rivals Grundy Center and South Tama County, the Spartans came in looking to end a three-game skid to the Trojans since STC left for the WaMaC. That streak didn’t come to an end on Thursday night, however, as South Tama ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Cadets end West Marshall win streak

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STATE CENTER — The West Marshall boys basketball team dropped a non-conference game to Iowa Falls-Alden on Thursday night, 72-67. The Trojans (13-5) started off the first quarter by falling down 25-14, but they battled back to only be down one by halftime. They still only trailed by two ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown Community College sophomore Mohamed Thiam (4) sends a shot toward the net while Iowa Western’s Isaiah Wade watches during the first half of the Tigers’ 77-59 win over the ICCAC rival Reivers on Wednesday.

Au revoir, Reivers

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After the first five minutes of the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team’s game against ICCAC foe Iowa Western on Wednesday night, it seemed nothing would go the Tigers’ way. The Reivers started off shooting the ball well and Tigers leading scorer Mohamed Thiam, who was ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown Community College sophomore Loralei Siliga (23) attempts a shot in the paint while Iowa Western’s Miya Bull defends during the Tigers’ loss to the Reivers at home on Wednesday.

Shorthanded Tigers trounced by Reivers

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If the benches at the Student Activity Center on the Marshalltown Community College campus were scales, they would have tilted severely toward the visitors’ side in the MCC women’s basketball team’s ICCAC matchup against NJCAA No. 24 Iowa Western on Wednesday night. The Tigers only had ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Donovan Jackson celebrates after the team’s 93-77 win over No. 15 West Virginia in Big 12 Conference basketball game Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

Ain’t no mountain

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AMES — West Virginia’s losing skid keeps getting bigger, and coach Bob Huggins isn’t quite sure what to do about it. Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, Lindell Wigginton added 22 and Iowa State, on the strength of 62 percent shooting, rolled past 15th-ranked West Virginia 93-77 on ...

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Bluder to receive First Lady Award

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University of Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder has been named the recipient of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union’s First Lady Award, and will be presented the honor March 3 at the girls’ state basketball tournament. Bluder is the 13th recipient of the IGHSAU’s most ...

Carleton a finalist for Miller Award

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Iowa State junior women’s basketball player Bridget Carleton has been named a top-10 finalist for the Cheryl Miller Award, which recognizes the top small forwards in the country. Carleton was one of only 20 players in the nation named to the initial watch list for the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC hosting fundraiser for coach’s son

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The Marshalltown Community College basketball teams are hosting a fundraiser event for Pablo Martinez, son of Tigers head soccer coach Rafael Martinez, on Feb. 10. Pablo was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in September of 2017, and he has been receiving treatment at Blank ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • East Marshall senior Logan Nicholson, middle, rises up to shoot over Gladbrook-Reinbeck defenders Walker Thede, left, Colton Clark (30) and Tyler Tscherter during the first half of the Mustangs’ 41-32 victory over the Rebels on Tuesday in Le Grand. With the win, East Marshall secured its first NICL West Division title since 1996.

Mustangs reign

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LE GRAND — There’s been a renaissance of excellence for East Marshall sports lately, particularly on the basketball court where the Mustang boys are having their best season in years. On Tuesday night, the Class 2A No. 6 East Marshall boys accomplished something that hasn’t been done ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • East Marshall sophomore Olivia Terrones (42) rises up for a layup over Gladbrook-Reinbeck freshman Belen Ellenberger during the Mustangs’ win over the Rebels in Le Grand on Tuesday night.

East Marshall holds off G-R for third-straight victory

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LE GRAND — Momentum couldn’t swing to either side quick enough when the East Marshall and Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls basketball teams met up for an NICL West Division battle on Tuesday night. The Mustangs started the game off well by taking a 15-3 lead after the first quarter, but the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Royals lock down ISC South crown

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BAXTER — The Colo-NESCO boys basketball team won an Iowa Star Conference South Division tilt over Baxter in overtime on Tuesday, 58-55. With the win, the Royals (12-6, 9-1) clinched the outright Iowa Star South title. Matthew Hill finished with a game-high 27 points to lead Colo-NESCO, ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa forward Jack Nunge reacts after making a 3-pointer during the first half of Tuesday’s Big Ten Conference basketball game against Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

Home cookin’: Hawkeyes gun down Gophers, 94-80

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IOWA CITY — Don’t look now, but the Hawkeyes are inching toward respectability in the Big Ten — at least at home. Jordan Bohannon led six Iowa players in double figures with 20 points and the Hawkeyes rolled past Minnesota 94-80 on Tuesday night, its second straight win at ...

No. 22 TCU women win 7th straight, beat Iowa St

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AMES — Jordan Moore scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds and No. 22 TCU beat Iowa State 75-52 on Tuesday night for its seventh straight victory. The Horned Frogs went into the locker room on a 7-0 run for a 43-29 lead as Iowa State didn’t score for the final 3:40. TCU scored the ...

Southern Illinois uses late surge to top Drake 78-67

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DES MOINES — Aaron Cook scored 18 points, including five in a game-ending 11-0 run, and Southern Illinois rallied for a 78-67 victory over Drake on Tuesday night. Reed Timmer’s layup with 4:19 left to play pulled Drake into a 67-all tie, but Armon Fletcher hit a pair of free throws with ...