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Trojans tipped by Royals in opener

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COLO — The West Marshall girls basketball team was tied with Class 1A No. 12 Colo-NESCO at 27-27 with four minutes to go in the season opener for both squads on Friday, but the Royals scored eight unanswered points down the stretch to close out a win over the Trojans, 35-27. West Marshall ...

Iowa strikes back

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NEW YORK — Iowa learned a lot last season. The Hawkeyes are putting those lessons to good use right now. Tyler Cook scored 26 points, Luka Garza had 22 and Iowa beat Connecticut 91-72 in the 2K Classic championship game on Friday night. The Hawkeyes went 14-19 last season, losing to ...

Iowa looks to exploit porous Illini ‘D’

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Illinois offense can run, but its porous defense can’t hide. And Iowa knows it. The Hawkeyes hope to slow the Illini running game and take advantage of one of the nation’s worst defenses to end a three-game skid when Iowa (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) travels to Champaign on ...

ISU streaks into showdown at Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas — Ask Texas about Iowa State’s young quarterback Brock Purdy and the answers, from head coach to players, come quick. “He’s undefeated,” Longhorns coach Tom Herman said. “He’s mobile. He can throw,” defensive end Charles Omenihu said. “He’s 5-0.” Purdy ...

Duo debuts with pins to lead Iowa over Princeton

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IOWA CITY — Austin DeSanto and Max Murin introduced themselves to the Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd with a pair of pins Friday to lead the third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team to a 31-10 win against Princeton. DeSanto led 7-1 before locking up a fall 27 seconds into the second period ...

Penn outlasts Panthers in Paradise Jam opener

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ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — There’s not much that bothers Penn’s men’s basketball team — and certainly not something like a missed flight. The Quakers quickly shook off the team’s travel woes to beat Northern Iowa 78-71. Devon Goodman scored a career-high 27 points and ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Ubben leads BCLUW girls past Baxter

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BAXTER — The BCLUW girls’ basketball team used a frantic fourth quarter to pull away from Baxter for a season-opening, 64-45 victory over the Bolts on Friday night. Madi Ubben led the visiting Comets (1-0) with 25 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Ubben was 11-for-30 from the field ...

’Cats get 3 on all-district 1st team

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Three members of the Marshalltown football team have been selected as first-team all-Class 4A District 2 honorees. Seniors Derrick Garth and Keaton Baccam and junior Justice Richardson all received their first all-district honors by making the first team after the Bobcats finished 4-5 this ...

North Tama volleyball nets two on Iowa Star Elite team

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North Tama junior volleyball players Katie and Takoa Kopriva were both named the Iowa Star Conference Volleyball Elite Team. This was the second elite-team selection for Katie, who also earned the honor in 2017. Katie was second in the Iowa Star South Division in kills with 66 during ...

Iowa knocks off No. 13 Oregon in 2K Classic

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NEW YORK — Unranked teams made a statement at the 2K Classic. Jordan Bohannon scored 16 points to lead Iowa to a 77-69 upset of No. 13 Oregon in the second semifinal of the 2K Classic on Thursday night. Luka Garza added 12, and Ryan Kriener finished with 11. The Hawkeyes (3-0) will play ...

Tigers fall short of Final Four

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Eastern Florida State College goalkeeper Nour Moaoui made many incredible saves on Wednesday night, but his last one broke the hearts of the Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team. The Titans and Tigers battled to a scoreless draw after 110 minutes of play in their Pool D match ...

South Tama’s Musgrave signs with Upper Iowa

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TAMA — When South Tama County senior Jessica Musgrave graduates in the fall she will trade her Trojans uniform in and pick up one with a Peacock on it. Musgrave signed her National Letter of Intent with the Upper Iowa University women’s basketball program on Wednesday as part of National ...

Iowa signs another McCaffery; UNI’s tall class

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The Iowa, Northern Iowa and Drake men’s basketball teams all signed new faces to their programs on Wednesday during National Signing Day. The Hawkeyes brought in Iowa City West standout and two-time all-stater Patrick McCaffery, son of head coach Fran McCaffery, as well as Joe Toussaint, a ...

Hawkeye women’s hoops add another Meyer

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All four women’s basketball programs for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa and Drake University added new blood to their rosters on Wednesday during National Signing Day. The Hawkeyes inked three new players, with 5-foot-9 guard Gabbie Marshall from ...

Tritons triumph over Tigers

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After securing its first win of the season last Saturday, the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team looked to make it two in a row when it hosted Iowa Central on Tuesday night at the Student Activity Center. A slow start offensively in the first half for the Tigers and a ...

Tigers face Titans for shot at national semifinals

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It’s a real simple situation for the Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team and its second game of Pool D play at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament against Eastern Florida State College today. If the Tigers win, they move on to the national semifinals for the first time ...

No. 18 Iowa State to miss Montgomery for first half

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AMES — No. 18 Iowa State will be without junior David Montgomery, one of its best players, for the first half of one of the bigger games in school history. How the Cyclones (6-3, 5-2 Big 12) fare for 30 minutes without their star running back could decide whether they stay alive in the Big ...

Fant’s usage questioned during Iowa’s 3-game skid

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Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is one of the most talented players that Kirk Ferentz has ever coached in his 20 years. So why isn’t Iowa (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) getting Fant the ball more? It is a perplexing question in an increasingly disappointing season in Iowa City. The issue came to a ...

No. 13 Iowa women beat Western Kentucky 104-67

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Megan Gustafson scored 29 points, making all 13 of her shots, Makenzie Meyer made five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 21 points and No. 13 Iowa beat Western Kentucky 104-67 on Tuesday night. Gustafson became the second player in program history to surpass 1,000 ...

Iowa St. women into Preseason WNIT final

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AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Auburn on Tuesday, 67-64, in the semifinals of the preseason WNIT at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones (3-0) started the game 1-for-13 from the floor, including eight straight misses from behind the 3-point ...