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SPORTS SHORTS: Trojan boys take sixth in Cub Relays

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NEVADA — The West Marshall boys track and field team finished sixth out of eight teams at the Nevada Cub Relays on Tuesday with 230 team points. The Trojans took first in two relays. The 4x200-meter relay team of Josh Larsen, Brian Morrison, Colby McMorran and Cameron Bannister won with a ...

UNLV tabs SDSU’s Otzelberger as next coach

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UNLV has hired South Dakota State’s T.J. Otzelberger as its next basketball coach. Otzelberger spent the past three seasons at South Dakota State, going 70-33 while leading the Jackrabbits to the NCAA Tournament twice. South Dakota State won the Summit League regular-season title this ...

Comets get the worm

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CONRAD — The spring sports season got underway in earnest on Tuesday evening when the BCLUW girls track and field team hosted 12 other teams from around the area for the Comet Early Bird Track Meet. The Comets didn’t just host the meet either, they competed well throughout the night and ...

ISU signs basketball coach through 2025

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AMES — Iowa State and coach Steve Prohm have agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season. The Cyclones announced the deal on Tuesday, ending speculation that Prohm might leave for Alabama, his alma mater. The Crimson Tide and Avery Johnson recently agreed to part ...

Lard planning to transfer

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AMES — Cameron Lard’s career at Iowa State has come to an end after two up-and-down seasons with the Cyclones. Iowa State announced on Tuesday that Lard, who recently finished his sophomore season, will leave the program to pursue other basketball opportunities. Lard flourished after a ...

Nebraska fires Miles; Hoiberg contacted

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska fired seventh-year coach Tim Miles on Tuesday, and athletic director Bill Moos said he’s spoken with former Iowa State and Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg to gauge his interest in the job. Moos announced the firing two days after the Huskers finished a 19-17 ...

Bobcat boys win four events at Waukee earlybird

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WAUKEE — The Marshalltown boys track and field team got its season started on Tuesday at the Waukee Earlybird. It was a good day of competition for the Bobcats, who walked away with four first-place finishes on the day. Deonte Dean was the top runner in the 100-meter dash, winning the ...

Missouri St. crashes Sweet 16 as 11 seed

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NEW YORK — The Sweet 16 is set and Missouri State is crashing the party for the first time in 18 years. The 11th-seeded Lady Bears last made it this far in 2001 behind now-assistant coach Jackie Stiles during the team’s historic Final Four run. They are the only double-digit seed to reach ...

No. 11 Missouri State women stun Iowa State at home, 69-60

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AMES — Missouri State has become a small-school outlier in an NCAA Tournament largely dominated by chalk. The Lady Bears are playing like they belong among the giants of the women’s game. Alexa Willard scored 17 points to help 11th-seeded Missouri State stun third-seeded Iowa State ...

MHS football hosting ‘rent-a-player’ auction

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The Marshalltown High School football team is sending its athletes into the community for a Spring Clean-Up “Rent-A-Player” event. There will be two shifts for the players to help with clean-up on May 4, from 8 a.m. to noon and then from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on May 5 they will be ...

UNI wrestling hosting meet & greet with Foster

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CEDAR FALLS — University of Northern Iowa wrestling fans have a chance to meet Drew Foster, the Panthers’ latest NCAA wrestling champion. Foster won the 184-pound bracket in the NCAA Championships on Saturday by beating Max Dean from Cornell by a 6-4 decision, giving UNI its first ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC baseball splits with DMACC

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BOONE — The Marshalltown Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with DMACC on Saturday, falling 7-5 in game one and winning 10-4 in game two. The victory in the second game was just the second win this season for the Tigers (2-9). Walter Hernandez took the loss in game one ...

Closing out Carver

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IOWA CITY — Megan Gustafson and the surging Hawkeyes are off to the Sweet 16. Iowa might evolve into a true Final Four contender if Gustafson can get the kind of help that she got from her teammates on Sunday. Gustafson scored 24 points with 19 rebounds, Makenzie Meyer added 18 points and ...

Iowa overcomes 25-point deficit, falls to Tennessee in overtime

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Admiral Schofield ran around the court in sheer joy, waving a March Madness towel after Tennessee made it back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2016. The rest of the Volunteers? Just trying to breathe normally again. Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in ...

Cyclones face Bears for shot at Sweet 16

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AMES, Iowa — The last time Missouri State got this far in the NCAA Tournament, Jackie Stiles was leading the Lady Bears on a remarkable run to the Final Four. That was in 2001 and in all the years since, Missouri State had never made it to the second round -- until now. The 11th-seeded Lady ...

Cyclone power

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AMES — Iowa State cruised to its first NCAA Tournament win in six years on Saturday — and moved a step closer to its first Sweet 16 in nearly a decade. Bridget Carleton led four players in double figures with 23 points and third-seeded Iowa State routed New Mexico State 97-61 on Saturday ...

Nolf, Nickal, Cassar help Penn St. dominate

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PITTSBURGH — Jason Nolf and Bo Nickal came to Penn State after the Nittany Lions had already seized control of college wrestling. The dynamic duo helped them tighten their grip. Nolf (157 pounds) and Nickal (197) ended their careers with individual championships hours after the Nittany ...

No. 2 Iowa looks to clinch Sweet 16 spot vs. Missouri

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IOWA CITY — Iowa’s path to the Sweet 16 has never been clearer. If the Hawkeyes play as poorly on Sunday as they did on Friday, that won’t matter. Iowa (27-6) will have home-court advantage and Megan Gustafson, the best player in school history, on its side when it hosts ...

Hawkeyes brace for high-scoring Vols

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Iowa men’s basketball team defeated the seventh-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats Friday afternoon, 79-72, advancing the 10th-seeded Hawkeyes to the Round of 32. Iowa takes on the second-seeded and sixth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers today at 11:10 a.m. on CBS. The two ...

Iowa bounces Bearcats 79-72

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Iowa kept up the Big Ten’s blitz through its first six games in the NCAA Tournament. Luka Garza scored 20 points, Jordan Bohannon made a three-point play during the Hawkeyes’ closing surge and the No. 10 seed in the South Region kept its league unblemished a while ...