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Off the schneid

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Jordan Bohannon scored 29 points to help Iowa rally from a 20-point deficit for a 104-97 overtime win over Illinois on Thursday night. It was Iowa’s second-largest comeback in school history. The biggest comeback was 22 points, also against Illinois in 1987. Thursday’s ...

USATF Outdoors returning to Iowa

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INDIANAPOLIS — USA Track and Field announced Thursday that the outdoor championships will be held this year in Des Moines. USATF said the event will be held from June 21-24 at Drake Stadium, site of the annual Drake Relays. It’ll be the third time since 2010 that Iowa’s capital city ...

Zach Johnson shares lead after opening round of Sony Open

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HONOLULU — Zach Johnson and Chris Kirk each made seven birdies and shared the lead in the Sony Open. Jordan Spieth made eight birdies and for the second straight year walked away from Waialae Country Club amazed that he could be six shots behind. A year ago, it was because Justin Thomas ...

Iowa’s Gustafson named to Wooden Award Top 25

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Megan Gustafson has been named to the 2018 John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list. Players on the list are considered strong candidates for the most prestigious national player of the year honor. Gustafson is one of three student-athletes not ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Register now for MOBI boys basketball

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The Marshalltown Noon Optimist Club is again sponsoring a boys basketball tournament for students in grades 5-8. The boys’ division will be played Feb. 3 with an entry deadline of Jan. 22. Each team is guaranteed three games in pool play with four teams from each division qualifying for the ...

Tigers taste first win in 41 days

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IOWA FALLS — It had been nearly two months since the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team tasted victory heading into Wednesday’s road test against Ellsworth Community College, as the Tigers hadn’t won since defeating Black Hawk Community College on the last day of ...

MCC gets revenge on Ellsworth, 72-60

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IOWA FALLS — After the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team’s big win over the Clarke University junior varsity on Monday, it was clear the Tiger players and coaches weren’t too concerned with what had just taken place on the court, as they were looking toward ...

IGHSAU alters state swimming schedule

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Forty-two days after deciding to keep the venue the same, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced a change to its state swimming and diving championships. The IGHSAU announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors approved a change in the season-ending meet and amending how its ...

Ferentz faces an unusual rival: his neighbors

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IOWA CITY — Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz is facing a challenge from an unlikely opponent: his neighbors. A Feb. 6 trial is scheduled in a lawsuit that pits the nation’s longest-tenured college football coach and his wife against the three other families who live along a private road outside ...

Valparaiso hands Drake its first MVC loss, 77-60

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VALPARAISO, Ind. — Tevonn Walker scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds as Valparaiso ended Drake’s five-game win streak with a 77-60 victory Wednesday night. Walker, Max Joseph and Bakari Evelyn combined to make eight 3-pointers, and Derrik Smits had two dunks, in an explosive first ...

Sycamores saddle UNI with another Valley loss

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Jordan Barnes hit five 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 27 points and Brandon Murphy tipped in Barnes’ missed 3 at the buzzer to give Indiana State beat Northern Iowa 69-67 on Wednesday night. Murphy finished with nine points on 4-of-5 shooting and Brenton ...

Cyclones succumb to Kansas St. comeback

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AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team let a 10-point second-half lead slip away as Kansas State captured a 67-60, comeback win in Wednesday’s Big 12 Conference game inside Hilton Coliseum. Kansas State (10-6, 2-3) outscored the Cyclones 29-15 in the fourth quarter to overcome a ...

Turn about for Trojans

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ACKLEY — It was a huge NICL West division showdown between the Class 1A No. 8 AGWSR girls basketball team and West Marshall on Tuesday night, with the Trojans looking to avenge their first loss of the season back on December 1 when the Cougars walked out of State Center with a 52-43 win. At ...

Bobcats fade at Fort Dodge

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FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown girls’ basketball team mustered up enough momentum to make a game of it, but the Bobcats ran out of gas by the time Fort Dodge had regained complete control. Dodgers senior Shareece Smith scored a career-high 21 points to help Fort Dodge win for the first ...

McKeever’s clean sheet leads Bobcat bowlers

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OTTUMWA — Whether on the road or at home, the Marshalltown boys bowling team just keeps on trucking along. The Bobcat boys handed Ottumwa its first loss of the season by winning its closest meet of the year, 3,239-3,084. They also beat both Davis County and Sigourney on the day, as the ...

Dodgers bury MHS boys in early hole

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FORT DODGE — Fort Dodge’s front court did its best to limit Marshalltown’s top scoring threat, and the Dodgers’ back court controlled the game on the other end. Thanks to its defense, so went the Dodger offense. The Marshalltown boys’ basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs edge Pirates on late layup

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HUDSON — Logan Nicholson scored a layup with 1.8 seconds left off a pass from Zaine Leedom to give the East Marshall boys’ basketball team the lead and a 60-58 win over Hudson in cross-NICL play Tuesday. Zaine Leedom and Tyler DeBondt each led East Marshall (10-0) with 16 points, while ...

Newman’s career night helps No. 12 Kansas beat ISU

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Malik Newman started the game for Kansas on the bench. He was on the floor when it mattered. The on-again, off-again starter finally broke out for a career-high 27 points, and Svi Mykhailiuk added 23 to help the No. 12 Jayhawks beat pesky Iowa State 83-78 on Tuesday ...

Tigers drop 101 on Clarke JV

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It was clear in the first few minutes of the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team’s game against the Clarke University JV on Monday that the Tigers weren’t quite themselves on the court. It had been 26 days since the MCC men last played on December 13, and the time off ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Vincent’s big night propels Royals girls

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COLO — Junior guard Faith Vincent finished with career-highs of seven 3-pointers for 29 points to lead the Colo-NESCO girls’ basketball team past South Hamilton in Monday’s non-conference contest. The Royals, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped on Saturday by Class 3A No. 6 ...