Drake beats Indiana St for third MVC triumph

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DES MOINES — The Drake men extended their home winning streak to four games Wednesday night with an 87-70 win against Indiana State at the Knapp Center. Ore Arogundade led the way with 15 points while Billy Wampler went 4-for-6 from 3-point land for 14 more points in the Bulldogs’ win. ...

Gustafson’s post presense lifts Hawkeyes past Illini

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IOWA CITY — The Iowa women took to task Illinois and had no problem handing it a 78-58 defeat inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday night. Megan Gustafson had 20 points and 15 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season. Iowa (11-6, 2-2 Big Ten) jumped out to a 25-10 ...

Cyclones can’t catch No. 22 Sooners

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AMES — In another case of ‘almost, but not quite,’ an inopportune scoring drought in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter gave No. 22 Oklahoma the edge to best the Cyclones at Hilton Coliseum, 67-57 on Wednesday night. Bridget Carleton led the way for the Cyclones (10-6, 1-4 Big 12) ...

Panthers remain winless in league play

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PEORIA, Ill. — The losing streak continued with a road loss for Northern Iowa on Wednesday, falling to Bradley 72-61. Spencer Haldeman had 16 points while Klint Carlson had 15 as the Panthers (5-11, 0-5 MVC) played without leading scorer Jeremy Morgan, who sat out with an ankle sprain. ...

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO • MHS sophomore Ray Wiegand competes during Tuesday’s CIML dual against Ottumwa at Totem Bowl in Marshalltown. Wiegand rolled a season-best series of 521 sparked by his second perfect game in a week’s time, helping the Bobcats beat Ottumwa 3,208-3,037.

Perfect again

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For the second time in a week, Marshalltown sophomore Ray Wiegand rolled a perfect game. For the ninth time this season, the Bobcat boys’ bowling team was victorious. Wiegand rolled a 300 in his second game en route to a season-high series, helping Marshalltown turn back Ottumwa thanks to ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSEFLD • Luke Appel (50) drives in between Des Moines East players Vincent Lloyd (43) and Daires Adems (40) during the second half of Tuesday night’s game. Appel tied a career-high with 26 points in the Bobcats’ 76-69 win.

Bobcats stay poised to defeat East

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The Bobcat boys’ basketball team posted an 18-point lead out of halftime after a Luke Appel layup, going ahead 45-27 on visiting Des Moines East on Tuesday night. But it was a test of composure for the Bobcats’ to hold on in a 76-69 win as the Scarlets erased the 18-point deficit to just ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Marshalltown’s Vanessa Ceren shoots a jump shot during the first half of Tuesday night’s game against Des Moines East at the Roundhouse. The Bobcats fell 62-22.

Scarlets serve 40-point setback for Bobcat girls

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The Des Moines East girls jumped out to a 21-0 opening run, and followed it up with another 19-0 run after the Bobcats scored four free throws, and outlasted Marshalltown 62-22 on Friday night. Nya Gatwech had seven points to lead the Bobcats (0-12), although she only played for the final ...

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Iowa State extends Pollard though 2024

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AMES — Iowa State extended Jamie Pollard’s contract through 2024 on Tuesday, a deal that will make him the longest-serving athletic director in school history. Pollard joined Iowa State in 2005 and is the third-longest serving athletic director in the Big 12. He has overseen the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 9 Trojans cruise past Meskwaki

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Emma Meyer tallied 13 points, six rebounds and five steals to help the Class 3A No. 9 West Marshall girls’ basketball team take down the Meskwaki Warriors 62-31 in Tuesday’s non-conference meeting. Shannon Breja piled up 11 points and five steals, while Kayla ...

T-R FILE PHOTO • Brian Ferentz, the University of Iowa football team’s offensive line coach and run game coordinator, speaks during the Hawkeyes’ annual media day event Aug. 8, 2016, in Iowa City.

Hawkeyes keep it in the family

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IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz named offensive line coach and son Brian Ferentz as his new offensive coordinator Monday, less than a week after Greg Davis announced his retirement. Brian Ferentz played for the Hawkeyes before getting into coaching. He later spent four seasons in ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Beaty leads Bobcat JV past Gilbert

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GILBERT — Conner Beaty had 28 of the Marshalltown junior varsity boys’ basketball team’s 63 points in a 63-55 Bobcats win against Gilbert on Monday. Marquis Haynes added 10 more points and Reid Nennig had six to pace the Bobcats along. Sam Brintall recorded five points while Ryan ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa guard Peter Jok dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Rutgers, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Iowa City.

Hawkeyes rally past Rutgers

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IOWA CITY — Iowa is a young team loaded with potential. The Hawkeyes were nearly a victim of their own inexperience on Sunday against a Rutgers team that still has never won a Big Ten road game. Senior Peter Jok scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and Iowa rallied from nine down to beat ...

UNI women stay perfect in MVC play

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CEDAR FALLS — Despite a low-scoring affair, the Northern Iowa women stayed perfect in conference play with a 54-40 win against Evansville on Sunday. Sophomore Ellie Herzberg led the Panthers (11-4, 4-0 MVC) with 16 points off the bench, and senior Madison Weekly posted 12 on 4-for-5 ...

AP PHOTO • Northern Iowa’s Bennett Koch fights for a rebound against Wichita State’s Rashard Kelly, left, and Eric Hamilton, right, during the first half of a Missouri Valley Conference basketball game Sunday at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls.

Shockers send UNI to sixth-straight ‘L’

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CEDAR FALLS — Sunday’s 80-66 win for Wichita State continued a six-game winning streak while extending a six-game losing streak for the Northern Iowa men in Cedar Falls. Landry Shamet had 17 points to lead the Shockers (14-3, 4-0 MVC) while Klint Carlson posted a double-double of 12 ...

Bulldogs outlast Purple Aces, 88-76

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DES MOINES — A second-half surge helped propel the Drake men to their second conference win of the year in an 88-76 win against visiting Evansville on Sunday. Reed Timmer had 28 points on 4-for-7 3-point shooting and three bench players had 10-plus points in the win. Casey Schlatter was ...

Cyclone women clobber Jayhawks

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AMES — Iowa State had no problem getting its first conference win of the season in an 87-58 victory against Kansas at Hilton Coliseum. Even though the Cyclones (10-5, 1-3 Big 12) had a four-plus minute scoring drought at the end of the game, they held on for a 29-point win. Five Cyclones ...

Bulldogs still unbeaten in MVC play

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DES MOINES — Whatever the halftime message was for the Drake women on Sunday, it worked wonders. The Bulldogs came out of the break, outscored visiting Southern Illinois 22-7 in the third period, and secured at 75-59 win against the Salukis to remain perfect in conference play. Senior ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Tahahwah powers Warriors to victory

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RICEVILLE — Grace Tahahwah nearly notched a triple-double as the Meswkaki girls’ basketball team edged Riceville 45-42 in Saturday’s Iowa Star Conference clash. Tahahwah led all players with 22 points, 12 steals and eight assists as the Warriors (6-6, 6-5) held on for the league win. ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Marshalltown senior 138-pounder Carlos Gomez starts the Bobcats’ final dual against Webster City with a pin of Cade Felts during the Allie Morrison Duals on Saturday at the Roundhouse. Gomez got two pins on the day and the Bobcats won a pair of duals in finishing sixth in their own tournament.

Bobcats searching for right balance

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The deal with wielding a double-edged sword is that both blades can harm you or your opponent. For the Marshalltown wrestling squad, trying to win matches conflicted with attempting to triumph as a team during Saturday’s Allie Morrison Duals inside the Roundhouse. The Bobcats finished the ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown Community College basketball player Alyssa Roth (20) is fouled by John Wood CC’s Kaley Augspurg in the first quarter at the Student Activity Center in Marshalltown. Roth tied a career-high with 19 points, but MCC came up short, falling 60-56.

Tigers can’t close out John Wood

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Shooting just 21.4 percent from the floor in the third quarter after shooting 41.9 percent in the first half, frustration began to set in for members of the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team. That’s when things turned in favor of John Wood Community College, who would ...