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Still no match for Sparty

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IOWA CITY — Iowa had the crowd rocking and plenty of momentum on its side. But sixth-ranked Michigan State had the necessary toughness, blowing past the upstart Hawkeyes in a vintage Tom Izzo performance on the road. Cassius Winston scored 23 points, Nick Ward had 21 points with 10 ...

Regional pairings for 1-3A girls basketball announced

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The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced the pairings for Class 1A, 2A and 3A for the regional girls basketball tournaments on Thursday. Eight of the nine coverage area teams now know their path to the state title, with only Marshalltown still waiting to find out its bracket. ...

Nearly a miracle

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At halftime the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team trailed Iowa Western Community College 48-24 in their Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division I matchup on Wednesday. No one in the Student Activity Center gave the Tigers a chance to even tie the game back up, ...

No. 2 Baylor women stave off No. 20 Iowa State

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WACO, Texas — Lauren Cox ended the first half for second-ranked Baylor with a 3-pointer from the right corner, part of spurt that put the Lady Bears ahead to stay against Iowa State. Baylor kept pulling away after the break, quickly pushing to a double-digit lead when the 6-foot-4 Cox made ...

No. 17 Iowa women turn back No. 14 Rutgers 72-66

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IOWA CITY — Megan Gustafson scored 32 points and No. 17 Iowa made 12 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter Wednesday night to end Rutgers’ 10-game winning streak 72-66. There were 14 ties and 12 lead changes in the early going before the Hawkeyes scored 10-straight midway through the ...

Tigers trounced by Reivers in ICCAC opener

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It was the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division I opener for the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team on Wednesday when it hosted Iowa Western Community College. The Tigers had lost each of their last five games on the schedule, including going 0-3 in the ...

Desperately seeking payback

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IOWA CITY — No matchup engendered skepticism of Iowa quite like its 90-68 loss at Michigan State in early December. The Hawkeyes collapsed late in the first half, allowing the Spartans to reel off a staggering 40-11 run in a drubbing that felt like so many of the ones Iowa suffered through ...

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 ...