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SPORTS SHORTS: Purdy, Bailey win Big 12 grid honors

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IRVING, Texas — Iowa State junior defensive end JaQuan Bailey was named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in the Cyclones’ win over No. 6 West Virginia on Saturday. Bailey spearheaded a dominating defensive effort, limiting the previously unbeaten Mountaineers ...

Prep Football Rankings

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The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2018 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: CLASS 4A Record Pts Prv 1. WDM Valley (10) 8-0 109 1 2. Cedar Falls (1) 8-0 97 2 3. ...

Final Prep Volleyball Rankings

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Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Eighth Rankings – Oct. 15 CLASS 1A 1. Janesville 40-5 1 2. Le Mars Gehlen Catholic 24-4 2 3. Holy Trinity Catholic 32-3 3 4. Starmont 26-6 5 5. North Tama 25-7 6 6. Tripoli 20-15 5 7. Montezuma 27-6 7 8. East Mills 25-5 8 9. ...

Iowa State bounces back after bad start, crushes WVU

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AMES — Iowa State spent much of last season as college football’s plucky underdog. After a strange and sluggish start to 2018, the Cyclones appear ready to burst back onto the national scene — and they looked more dominant than endearing in throttling then-No. 6 West Virginia. Iowa ...

Blacked out

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AMES — Based on rankings, it should have been the Mountaineers looking elite. But with Iowa State’s defensive force Saturday, it was the Cyclones who defeated No. 6 West Virginia in Ames 30-14. “That right there, that was amazing,” said defensive end JaQuan Bailey, who had two sacks in ...

Trowbridges both top 10 at Bobcat Diving Invite

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The Marshalltown girls diving team and athletes from nine other diving programs across the state got their first look at the 2018 state diving venue on Saturday at the Bobcat Diving Invite held in the Linda Bloom Natatorium at the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA. The Bobcats faced a tough 29-diver ...

Tigers’ trial run a success

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In a matter of four days, the Marshalltown Community College volleyball team suffered its worst loss of the season and started practicing with a new lineup to atone for injuries. On Saturday, the Tigers found their new groove and looked particularly comfortable in it. MCC scored a pair of ...

Stanley’s Hawkeyes steamroll Hoosiers

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Nate Stanley is becoming the type of household name Iowa fans won’t soon forget. After the Hawkeyes 42-16 win over Indiana on Saturday, neither will Hoosier fans. Stanley torched the Indiana secondary through the air, passing for 320 yards and tying an Iowa record for ...

MHS volleyball closes with 0-4 trip to Johnston

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JOHNSTON — The Marshalltown volleyball team headed south to compete in the Johnston Invitational to wrap up the regular season, and it finished the day at 0-4. The Bobcats (12-20) lost to Class 5A No. 15 Johnston (21-19, 20-22, 15-11), 4A No. 10 Clinton (21-19, 21-12), 5A No. 15 Southeast ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GMG goes 1-1 at Iowa Star Tourney

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The GMG volleyball team finished 1-1 in the silver bracket of the Iowa Star Conference Tournament on Saturday. The Wolverines (7-17) lost to Riceville in straight sets, 21-17, 21-19, to start the day, but they beat Valley Lutheran in straight sets, 21-7, 21-10, to ...

Dunne’s 5 TDs lead UNI past South Dakota

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VERMILLION, S.D. — Eli Dunne threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns, ran for a fifth and piloted Northern Iowa to a 42-28 Missouri Valley Conference victory over South Dakota on Saturday night. The Coyotes took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and held a 13-7 advantage after Austin Simmons ...

Stetson shocks Drake with last-play touchdown

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DES MOINES — Steven Burdette scooped up teammate Jack Bowen’s lateral and scooted eight yards into the end zone as time ran out to lift Stetson to a stunning 23-21 win over Drake on Saturday. The Hatters (4-1, 2-1 Pioneer League) had a first-and-10 at the Drake 15 with nine seconds to ...

Southeast Polk runs wild on Marshalltown, 56-7

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PLEASANT HILL — This wasn’t the type of hype head coach Adam Goodvin was hoping to get from a football team trying to secure its first winning season since 2012, but it wasn’t the lack of effort the final score reflected either. Southeast Polk ran the ball down the Bobcats’ throats as ...

Benton befuddles West Marshall

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VAN HORNE — Through the first quarter of play the Class 2A District 7 matchup between No. 6 West Marshall and No. 7 Benton Community lived up to the hype. The Bobcats owned a narrow 7-6 lead over the Trojans due to a missed field goal after the first 12 minutes, but from then on it was all ...

Iowa faces familiar offense in Indiana

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Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t need to spend a lot of time prepping for Saturday’s game. After returning from a road trip on which they faced a potent offense and an improved defense led by a second-year coach who expects to climb the Big Ten ladder, Ferentz’s Hawkeyes face ...

No. 6 West Virginia on upset alert at ISU

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AMES — Sixth-ranked West Virginia will head into the second Saturday in October as the Big 12’s last undefeated team. The elements of a potential upset appear to be in play for the Mountaineers (5-0, 3-0 Big 12). Iowa State is just 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the league. But the Cyclones ...

PREP FOOTBALL: G-R claims district title in 8-man debut

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ACKLEY — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team withstood AGWSR’s comeback and finished off the Cougars for a 44-19 victory in Friday’s 8-Man District 5 showdown to secure the division title. Both teams brought five-game win streaks into the battle between district frontrunners, but only ...

MCC stifles Statesmen JV on Sophomore Day, 5-0

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The Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team secured its 10th-straight win to close the regular season with a convincing 5-0 victory over the William Penn University junior varsity squad on Friday at MCC. The sixth-ranked Tigers (15-1-0, 9-1-0) got goals from three sophomores on ...

Police investigating Iowa St golfer’s death find 3 knives

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AMES — Court records indicate police in Iowa have recovered three knives in an investigation into the killing of a top amateur golfer from Spain. Collin Richards is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 17 stabbing of Celia Barquin Arozamena, an Iowa State University standout, at a ...

Hermanson leads MHS girls to fifth

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PLEASANT HILL — One year removed from finishing in last place at the CIML Iowa Conference meet, the Marshalltown girls cross country team had a simple goal when the girls lined up at Southeast Polk High School on Thursday: don’t finish last. The Bobcats accomplished that goal by placing ...