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Iowa sends four to Big Ten finals

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Four members of the Iowa wrestling team will battle for conference titles today. Thomas Gilman, Cory Clark, Michael Kemerer and Sammy Brooks all advanced to the championship matches at the Big Ten Championships with semifinal wins on Saturday. The Hawkeyes sit in third ...

Cyclones sixth after Big 12’s opening day

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TULSA, Okla. — The Iowa State wrestling team sits in sixth after day one of the Big 12 Championships on Saturday. The Cyclones (1-12, 1-6 Big 12) have 49.5 team points, with eight individuals still seeking NCAA Championship bids. The four wrestlers alive on the winner’s side of the ...

UNI matmen reserve 5 spots in MAC title bouts

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CEDAR FALLS — Five Northern Iowa wrestlers are headed to the Mid-American Conference finals and have punched their tickets to the NCAA tournament. No. 27 Dylan Peters (125), No. 8 Max Thomsen (149), No. 9 Bryce Steiert (165), No. 13 Taylor Lujan (174) and No. 12 Drew Foster (184) have ...

ISU dropped by K-State in Big 12 tournament

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Iowa State women’s basketball team was one and done at the Big 12 Tournament. The Cyclones fell to No. 24 Kansas State 74-67 Saturday in the quarterfinal round. Iowa State (18-12) took a 13-4 lead in the first quarter, going on a 10-0 run that spanned more than five ...

Warren becomes UNI’s winningest coach as Panthers edge Bears

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CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team finished off the regular season with a 65-64 win against Missouri State on Saturday night. The Panthers (22-7, 15-3) finished second in the Missouri Valley Conference, finishing in the top half of the conference for the ...

Ruffridge scores 22, Pocahontas wins 3A title

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DES MOINES — Elle Ruffridge scored 22 points in the final game of her record-breaking career to lead Pocahontas Area past Sioux Center 61-38 Saturday for the Indians’ second straight Class 3A state championship. Whether she was scoring herself or setting up teammates, the dynamic 5-foot-4 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Langenberg aces Legion’s 13th hole

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It’s never too early for a hole-in-one. That was Kim Langenberg’s thinking while acing hole No. 13 with an 18-degree hybrid on Saturday at the American Legion Golf Course. Dave Westberg was on hand for the witness. Local runner scores quarter-mile gold ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Rev. ...

Cyclones bumped back

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Daxter Miles Jr. was determined to give West Virginia’s five seniors a proper send-off in their final home game. He also boosted the Mountaineers’ mindset heading into the Big 12 Tournament. Miles tied a career high with 23 points to lead No. 10 West Virginia to an ...

Pierce pivotal in Rebels’ return

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REINBECK — Tyler Pierce is back, and possibly better than ever. The adversity the Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior basketball player has endured the past eight months or so has made this trip to the boys’ state tournament with his Rebel brothers that much sweeter. In a summer league basketball ...

Springville tops Turkey Valley for 1A title

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DES MOINES — Mikayla Nachazel scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Springville shut down Turkey Valley 45-36 Friday night to win its second consecutive Class 1A state championship. Rylee Menster added 14 points and four assists for the Orioles (25-2), who won their third title ...

Hawks humble Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. — Jordan Bohannon looked in the direction of his older brother, Zach, as he ran back up the court after hitting a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left against Wisconsin, his sibling’s alma mater. Little brother hit a big shot for Iowa. Bohannon’s 3 finished a frantic comeback ...

Lashier leaving Iowa Hall of Pride

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DES MOINES — Jack Lashier, the longtime director of the Iowa Hall of Pride, is stepping down after serving 12 years at the helm of the state’s shrine to achievement in athletics. Lashier, who resided in Marshalltown for 29 years, became the first director of the Iowa Hall of Pride when it ...

Drake closing in on MVC history

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DES MOINES — The No. 22 Drake women’s basketball are just a game away from a perfect Missouri Valley Conference season after its 98-91 win against Missouri State on Thursday at the Knapp Center. Six different Bulldogs scored in double figures with Becca Hittner leading the way with 22. ...

Hawkeyes bow out in B1G opener

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INDIANAPOLIS — It was a one and done Big Ten Tournament for the Iowa women as they fell 78-73 to Northwestern in the first round Thursday. Megan Gustafson led the Hawkeyes (17-13) with 27 points, moving her to 550 this season, the most by sophomore in school history. Ally Disterhoft had 18 ...

Bradley eliminates Drake at MVC

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ST. LOUIS — Donte Thomas scored 17 points and No. 7 seed Bradley beat No. 10 seed Drake, 67-58 in a first-round Missouri Valley Conference Tournament game Thursday night at the Scottrade Center. The Braves advance to the quarterfinals on Friday night, where they face No. 2 seed Wichita ...

Panther defense denies Wichita State

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CEDAR FALLS — Holding the Shockers to shooting just 29.2 percent from the floor, the Northern Iowa women’s basketball team thumped Wichita State 62-37 Thursday. The win gives Panther head coach Tanya Warren 183 career wins, tying Tony DiCecco as the all-time wins leader at UNI. Warren ...

Ruffridge wrecks records, Indians return to 3A final

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DES MOINES — It was Elle Ruffridge’s world, everyone else was just living in it during the Class 3A semifinals Thursday. The Pocahontas Area senior set a handful of records in the Indians’ 80-59 win against No. 3 Center Point-Urbana. The defending state champions advance to the state ...

Making waves to state

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Blue Wave swim team is one of 31 teams from across the state participating in the YMCA State Championship Swim Meet on Saturday and Sunday at the Linda Bloom Natatorium. The two-day event will feature girls swimming on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. and ...

The Senior Six

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REINBECK — There’s obviously a lot to be said about the senior class from the Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team. There’s Joe Smoldt, who leads the pack, as well as the state, in points per game at 30.5. He’s established G-R as a Class 1A power and himself in school ...

MHS bowler Wiegand is all-state, district MVP

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The Marshalltown boys’ bowling team raked in the postseason accolades with all-state and all-district honors from the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association this week. Sophomore Ray Wiegand was named to the first-team all-state squad while nabbing first-team all-district honors as well as the ...