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McGlynn helps Drake pull away early, beat Evansville

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DES MOINES — Nick McGlynn has 20 points and 10 rebounds and Drake pulled away early in the second half for a 78-66 victory over Evansville on Wednesday night. McGlynn collected his fifth 20-point game and fourth double-double of the season. Tremell Murphy, D.J. Wilkins, and Garrett Sturtz ...

Southern Illinois sweeps aside Northern Iowa men

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — Aaron Cook had 17 points and Sean Lloyd Jr. and Darius Beane each added 16 more as Southern Illinois beat Northern Iowa for the second time in 18 days, 70-62 in a Missouri Valley Conference contest on Wednesday night. The victory snaps a four-game losing streak for the ...

Kickbush sets Wartburg 3-point record

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WAVERLY — Wartburg College senior guard Camden Kickbush broke the school’s career record for 3-pointers, making five treys during the Knights’ 82-65 win over Dubuque on Saturday night. Four nights later, Kickbush became the 34th member of Wartburg’s 1,000-point club after a 27-point ...

MHS seeks help in gathering state championship photos

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With the facelift on the outside of the Roundhouse nearing its completion, the Marshalltown High School athletic department is seeking help in its continued efforts to improve the interior of its arena. Around the Roundhouse are team photos of many of the Bobcat state champions throughout ...

Staying close to home

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East Marshall senior Genesis Wanatee, seated center, recently signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Marshalltown Community College. Pictured with Wanatee are (clockwise from front left) Lisa and Nick Buhr, East Marshall coach Terri Westendorf, MCC coach Justin Hoskins, and ...

UNI football tabs Roper as QB coach

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CEDAR FALLS — University of Northern Iowa coach Mark Farley announced the hire of Justin Roper as quarterbacks coach. Roper comes to UNI from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania where he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Roper is not a stranger to FCS football, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Iowa’s DeSanto shares Big Ten honor

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — University of Iowa sophomore Austin DeSanto has been named Big Ten Conference Co-Wrestler of the Week, sharing the honor with Indiana’s Jake Danishek, the league office announced Tuesday. DeSanto climbed to No. 4 at 133 pounds in the national rankings following a 6-4 ...

Taylor Gienger gets 1,000th point as G-R wallops South Hardin

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REINBECK — A little bit of history occurred on Monday when the Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls basketball team hosted South Hardin in an NICL West Division game. Not only did the Rebels trounce the Tigers, 57-25, for their largest win of the season and third victory in the last four games, G-R ...

Rebels sunk by shooting woes, South Hardin

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REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys basketball team had revenge on its mind when it hosted South Hardin for an NICL West Division showdown on Monday. The Tigers beat the Rebels by 23 in their first meeting this season, so G-R wanted to show improvement from its first game of the season, ...

Edens leads Bobcat boys swim team to 3rd at CIML Iowa

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FORT DODGE — The results reflected the regular season, which is all Marshalltown boys’ swimming coach Mike Loupee could ask for from Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference meet. Bobcat freshman Bryce Edens collected the team’s lone individual to garner a third-place finish and was a part of ...

Lawson powers KU past Cyclones

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas spent most of the first half Monday night chasing Iowa State all over the court, unable to keep up with the Cyclones’ crisp ball movement and their resulting open shots. Jayhawks coach Bill Self made a subtle tweak that changed everything. Kansas began switching ...

Wieskamp scores 24, No. 23 Iowa rips Illini

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IOWA CITY — Midway through the second half, an Iowa fan won a half-court challenge with a swish at the buzzer. The Hawkeyes’ hot shooting must have been contagious. Freshman Joe Wieskamp matched a career high with 24 points and No. 23 Iowa shot 68 percent from the field in routing ...

Gustafson, No. 22 Iowa women win at Illinois

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Megan Gustafson scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds — her 17th double-double in 18 games this season — and No. 22 Iowa rolled past Illinois 94-75 on Sunday. Gustafson made all eight of her field-goal attempts in the first half and scored 17 points when Iowa took a ...

Ellingson hits 7 3-pointers as Drake tops Missouri St

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DES MOINES — Brady Ellingson made a career-high seven 3-pointers in matching his personal best of 25 points and Drake defeated Missouri State 74-63 on Sunday. Ellingson, a senior, made all but one of his shots from the arc and was 9-of-10 shooting overall for the Bulldogs (14-5, 3-3 ...

ISU pins Mountaineers; UNI handles Air Force

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The No. 16 Iowa State wrestling team posted a dominant triumph over West Virginia on Sunday, pounding the Mountaineers 36-3 in a Big 12 Conference dual. The Cyclones (6-1, 3-0) won nine of 10 bouts, getting four bonus-point victories over the Mountaineers (2-11, 2-4). ...

Comets grounded by No. 1 Spartans

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GRUNDY CENTER — At halftime it seemed the BCLUW girls basketball team was in for another 30-plus-point loss to Grundy Center on Monday, as the Comets trailed the Class 2A No. 1 Spartans 43-15 after the first 16 minutes. In the third quarter BCLUW came out with a different mindset, however, ...

BCLUW boys go cold, fall to Grundy Center

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GRUNDY CENTER — On the opening tip-off the Grundy Center boys basketball team outreached BCLUW and Zach Opheim took the ball right to the basket for a score not even 10 seconds into the game, which proved to be a bad omen for the Comets. The Spartans would keep scoring early and often and ...

Cyclones ride off with a sweep

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AMES — The Lindell Wigginton and Cam Lard that Iowa State had hoped to see all season finally showed up on Saturday, giving the Cyclones the hope that last year’s stars are ready to play bigger roles down the stretch. Marial Shayok scored 20 points and the Cyclones beat Oklahoma State ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GMG girls halt four-game losing streak

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WATERLOO — The GMG girls’ basketball team brought to a close a four-game losing skid with a 55-40 victory over winless Waterloo Christian on Saturday night. The Wolverines (8-7) got double-digit scoring from three players, as Zoe Duncan and Mable Dieleman tallied 12 points apiece and ...

10 girls state wrestling champions crowned

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WAVERLY — A boost in participation across the state led to the inaugural Iowa High School Girls Wrestling Championships, and the first 10 titlists have now been crowned. AGWSR junior Ali Gerbracht became the first girls’ state wrestling champion with her 4-1 decision over Bettendorf’s ...