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Thunder roll

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DES MOINES — Whenever there’s thunder, lightning will follow. On Thursday night, Grand View Christian was both loud and flashy. In a barrage of offensive attacks and relentless defense, the No. 2 Grand View Christian boys’ basketball team lit up the fourth-ranked Rebels and secured its ...

Cyclones trounce TCU, reach finals

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monte Morris helped Iowa State win a pair of Big 12 Tournament titles under Fred Hoiberg. Now he has a chance to do it under Steve Prohm. The all-Big 12 guard had 15 points, Deonte Burton scored a game-high 22, and the pair of seniors guided the No. 23 Cyclones to an ...

Drake, UNI move into MVC semifinals

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MOLINE, Ill. — Lizzy Wendell scored 17 points and No. 20 Drake beat Illinois State 64-40 on Friday in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinals, tying an MVC record with its 20th consecutive victory. The Bulldogs (26-4) play No. 5 seed Wichita State, a 73-60 winner over ...

Rebels revolt

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DES MOINES — The fourth-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team is just a win away from its second state championship in school history, making its second trip to the title match in three years’ time. Their entry ticket? A 58-53 win against No. 1 North Linn in a Class 1A semifinal ...

Rebels’ seniors score 100th win with one more on their mind

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DES MOINES — Thomas Mussig couldn’t help but smile ear to ear before team introductions at Thursday’s state semifinal match against No. 1 North Linn. The Gladbrook-Reinbeck student section serenaded him with the happy birthday tune, as he celebrated his 18th birthday in front of the ...

Thunder tow defense into title clash with Gladbrook-Reinbeck

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DES MOINES — Grand View Christian is eager to feast on your famine. The state’s top scoring offense across all classes is predicated on pressure defense, and the second-ranked Thunder intend to apply their particular brand of heat when they face No. 4 Gladbrook-Reinbeck in tonight’s ...

Morris leads No. 23 Cyclones past Cowboys

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monte Morris had the ball in his hands with Iowa State’s victory assured, knowing he was only an assist shy of the second triple-double in the history of the Big 12 Tournament. The senior star held the ball until teammate Naz Mitrou-Long came over and took it so he’d ...

Blackmon helps Hoosiers blast Iowa 95-73

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WASHINGTON — James Blackmon Jr. and Indiana buried Iowa under a barrage of long distance shots, and the Hoosiers used a huge second half to notch a 95-73 victory Thursday night in the Big Ten Tournament. Indiana (18-14) used the 3-pointer to turn a close game into a rout. It was 48-all ...

Drake takes perfect MVC record into postseason

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MOLINE, Ill. — The Drake women’s basketball team enters the Missouri Valley Conference with the target on its back. After an unblemished 18-0 regular season conference record, Drake is the No. 1 seed entering today’s MVC quarterfinal round. The Bulldogs (25-4, 18-0 MVC) will face 9-seed ...

Wendell named Jackie Stiles Player of the Year

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ST. LOUIS — The Drake women’s basketball team scored a trio of Missouri Valley Conference awards, while Northern Iowa garnered one off the bench. Drake senior Lizzy Wendell, the MVC Preseason Player of the Year, was named the Jackie Stiles MVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year. ...

Ready to run with No. 1

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On paper, the top-ranked, top-seeded North Linn boys’ basketball team looks to be a favorite to run away with the Class 1A state title this year. But with a deeper dive into its schedule, there are some holes the Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys will seek to expose in today’s semifinal game at Wells ...

Area quartet tabbed for academic all-state

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Four area athletes have been named to the Boys’ and Girls’ Academic All-State Basketball Teams by the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association. AGWSR’s Nathan Karsjens, North Tama’s Will Earley, Colo-NESCO’s Garret Tiarks and West Marshall’s Shannon Breja made the academic all-state ...

STC’s state champion wrestling in ‘War’ at UNI

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South Tama County’s Isaac Judge isn’t taking much time off after winning the Class 2A state wrestling title. Judge is scheduled to wrestle Fort Dodge’s Cayd Lara at the “War at West Gym” on March 11. IAwrestle is putting on an event in Cedar Falls, pitting some of the state’s best ...

State champion, All-American Mann invited to wrestling Hall

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CRESCO — Marshalltown wrestling head coach Mike Mann is scheduled to be inducted into the 2017 Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame. Mann won the state championship for Marshalltown in 1978. He would go on to Iowa State and finish seventh, fourth, second and second at the NCAA national ...

Bulldogs, Panthers place 5 on all-MVC team

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Drake and Northern Iowa women’s basketball programs put a combined eight players through to the All-Missouri Valley Conference postseason honors, the league announced Wednesday. For Drake, seniors Caitlin Ingle and Lizzy Wendell earned first-team, all-MVC honors, ...

Iowa takes 4-game streak to Big Ten

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IOWA CITY — For most of the season, Iowa seemed destined for the NIT. A fantastic February has the Hawkeyes hoping to hear their name called on Selection Sunday. Iowa (18-13, 10-8 Big Ten) put itself in the NCAA Tournament discussion by closing the year with a flourish. The Hawkeyes have ...

Hawkeyes get another NCAA qualifier

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IOWA CITY — Iowa added another wrestler through to the NCAA Championships for March 16 in redshirt freshman Cash Wilcke at 197 pounds. Wilcke was the first man out of the NCAA tournament, but because of a medical injury, the spot opened up for him, giving the freshman an at-large bid to the ...

STC’s Musgrave a second-teamer

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Class 3A’s second-leading scorer has garnered more postseason girls’ basketball honors. South Tama County sophomore Jessica Musgrave, who trailed only Miss Iowa Basketball Elle Ruffridge of Pocahontas Area on the 3A scoring chart this season, was named second-team all-state by the Iowa ...

Big Four trio named all-district

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Three seniors from Iowa universities have been named to the All-District VI team by the United States Basketball Writers’ Association. Iowa State guards Monté Morris and Nazareth Mitrou-Long, and Peter Jok from the University of Iowa were named to the 10-player team. Jok was also selected ...

Calling it quits

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — NFL players usually don’t get to leave the game like Chad Greenway did. From start to finish, Greenway had quite the career. Proudly declaring he’s “healthy and happy” and ready for retirement after 11 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings , Greenway turned his ...