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Lawrence throws 4 TDs, San Diego rolls Bulldogs

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SAN DIEGO — Anthony Lawrence threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns and San Diego clinched at least a tie for the Pioneer League title with its 19th consecutive league win, 45-15 over Drake on Saturday. Lawrence was 27-of-36 passing with touchdowns of 7 yards to Ross Dwelley, 11 to Michael ...

MCC volleyball knocked out of district tournament

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team ended its season on Friday with two losses in the NJCAA Division I District J Tournament, falling to Indian Hills in the first round and losing to Vincennes University in the second round of play. The Tigers were able to ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS basketball putting on girls clinic

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The Marshalltown girls basketball team is hosting a free basketball clinic for girls in the area who want to learn the ropes from some high school players. The clinic is open to all girls third through sixth grade, and the action will take place in the Roundhouse. The first clinic date is ...

Trowbridge takes 11th in state diving

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Once you qualify as an individual for a state event, one thing becomes abundantly clear. There are no more bad participants. That theory was on full display on Friday in the Iowa Girls’ High School State Diving Championships at the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA, as even in the early going girls ...

Rebels ousted in quarterfinals

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ST. ANSGAR — As a brisk wind blew dry the tears lingering on John Olson’s face, a team other than his own was celebrating a state quarterfinal victory. For the first time in four years, the Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team was stopped short of the UNI-Dome as the No. 7 Rebels were handled ...

Spartans’ Willis repeats as NICL West’s Outstanding Player

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For the third time in the last decade, a Grundy Center volleyballer has been named the NICL West Division’s Outstanding Player in consecutive seasons. Spartan junior Kylie Willis was awarded the conference’s top honor for the second year in a row after helping to lead Grundy Center to the ...

Tigers swat Yellowjackets in opener

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Through the first 20 minutes of play on Thursday night in the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team’s season opener, the Tigers had their hands full with the Graceland University junior varsity squad. Despite a hot start that saw MCC jump out to an early 15-5 lead, the ...

East Marshall’s Kilborn signs with Indian Hills

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LE GRAND — Though the cross country season ended with the state tournament last weekend, East Marshall senior Seth Kilborn won’t be done racing competitively any time soon. The Mustangs harrier inked a letter of intent on Thursday to run track and cross country for Indian Hills Community ...

Ex-Iowa wrestler released on bond in cheating case

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DAVENPORT — A former University of Iowa wrestler has been released on bond after appearing in court to face federal computer fraud charges in a large-scale academic misconduct scandal. Trevor Graves appeared Thursday before a magistrate at the federal courthouse in Davenport. He was ...

Three’s company

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Senior Zoe Beals is going out with a bang in her final season on the Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team. Beals was the lone state qualifier for the Bobcat swimmers, joining divers Alli and Sami Trowbridge at the Iowa Girls High School State Swimming and Diving Championships this ...

MCC women lose opening game to William Penn JV

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Basketball season is officially underway in Iowa, as the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team started off its season on Wednesday with a game against the William Penn University junior varsity squad. The Tigers weren’t able to start things off on the winning side, ...

Wrestling legend visits MHS

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Wrestling legend Dan Gable spoke to Marshalltown High School wrestlers Wednesday afternoon. He shared lessons and stories from his long, successful career as an Olympic gold medalist, Iowa State University wrestler and University of Iowa coach.

Iowa’s defense picks up slacking offense

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IOWA CITY — At 5-3 overall and just 2-3 in the Big Ten, Iowa hasn’t lived up to its annual expectation of competing for the West division title. Just imagine where the Hawkeyes might be if it wasn’t for their defense. Iowa again has made life miserable for opposing offenses. The ...

Fourth-set rally sends Spartans to state

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GRINNELL — Despite winning the first two sets in its Class 2A Region 5 finals match on Tuesday, the No. 3 Grundy Center volleyball team found itself up against a wall in the fourth set, down 7-4 early to Pella Christian after dropping the third set. Since the beginning of that third set, ...

Redhawks making maiden voyage

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NEVADA — The North Tama volleyball program is traveling in a new flight pattern. The Redhawks are flying east this winter. Eighth-ranked North Tama notched the first state volleyball berth in school history on Tuesday night at Nevada High School, sweeping aside Coon Rapids-Bayard, 25-10, ...

MCC soccer ousted by Iowa Western

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — The NJCAA No. 10 Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team saw its season come to a close on Tuesday night when the Tigers fell to No. 9 Iowa Western 1-0 on the road in a game that was eerily similar to the final regular season match. When MCC and the Reivers met ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Drake hires new athletic director

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DES MOINES — Brian Hardin has been hired as Drake’s athletic director. President Marty Martin said Tuesday that Hardin will replace Sandy Hatfield-Club in early December. Hardin, a native of Des Moines, was a deputy athletic director at Marquette. He also worked at Ball State and Notre ...

Bobcats bounced by top-ranked Tigers

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CEDAR FALLS — Prior to Monday night’s Class 5A Region 6 final, the No. 1 Cedar Falls volleyball team had not lost a match to an opponent not named Dike-New Hartford. Unfortunately for the Bobcat faithful, that streak continued as No. 15 Marshalltown fell to the Tigers in three sets, 25-10, ...

Cyclones surge to top of the Big 12 behind their defense

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AMES — Iowa State’s rise to the top of the Big 12 standings has been one of the nation’s biggest surprises this fall. The Cyclones can thank their vastly improved defense. No. 14 Iowa State (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) has the league’s top-rated defense through five games, allowing just 13.6 ...

MCC volleyball nets 20th victory, sweeps Ellsworth

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The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team won its second-straight game on Monday night with a three-set sweep of Ellsworth, 25-20, 25-17, 26-24. After losing five-straight games, the Tigers end the year on a high note with back-to-back wins over Iowa Lakes and Ellsworth to finish at ...