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STC matmen power past Independence

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INDEPENDENCE — Anchored by its four ranked wrestlers, South Tama County came back for a 33-25 victory against Independence in Thursday’s WaMaC Conference dual meet. The Trojans trailed 21-9 eight weights into the match before South Tama rattled off five consecutive wins. Fifth-ranked ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa running back Akrum Wadley (25) eludes Florida linebacker Vosean Joseph on a run during the first half of the Outback Bowl on Monday in Tampa, Fla.

Unfinished business

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IOWA CITY — Iowa running back Akrum Wadley is returning for his senior season. Wadley contemplated turning pro after a breakout junior year in which he emerged as Iowa’s most explosive offensive weapon. But the 190-pound Wadley decided that one more season in college — this time as the ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown swimmer Gage Petty swims a length of the 200-yard freestyle against Mason City on Thursday at Marshalltown High School. Petty won the race in 1 minute, 57.15 seconds, setting a season-best time in the process, but Mason City topped the Bobcats 92-78.

Bobcats hang with Mason City

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Coming off what Bobcat coach Mike Loupee called a spotty performance at Indianola Tuesday, the Marshalltown boys’ swim team responded with one of its better performances of the season on Thursday. It wasn’t enough to make a difference in the team results, as MHS fell 92-78 to Mason City in ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Marshalltown’s Reese Hageman works to pin Johnston’s Elliot Pohlmeyer on Thursday night. Hageman remained undefeated this year (16-0), but the Bobcats lost 59-18.

Dragons dominate MHS in league dual

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Three Marshalltown wrestlers exemplified what head coach Mike Mann has been preaching all year: Win, but learn something while you’re wrestling. In the 59-18 loss to Class 3A No. 9 Johnston on Thursday, wrestlers Reese Hageman, Chayton French and Jordan Fox all found ways to battle through ...

Wiegand’s 300 helps MHS oust Johnston

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DES MOINES — A perfect 300 score in his second game of the day from Ray Wiegand was just what the Bobcats needed to squeak by Johnston Thursday at Plaza Lanes. The Marshalltown boys’ bowling team edged out the Dragons 3,094-3,029. Wiegand’s 300 was the first perfect game bowled by a ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa’s Peter Jok (14) and Nebraska’s Ed Morrow (30) compete for a rebound during the first half of a Big Ten Conference men’s basketball game Thursday night in Lincoln, Neb.

Huskers top Iowa in 2OT thriller

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Glynn Watson Jr. scored a career-high 34 points, Tai Webster made the go-ahead free throw in the last minute of the second overtime, and Nebraska held off Iowa 93-90 on Thursday night. The Cornhuskers (9-6, 3-0 Big Ten) followed up surprising road wins over Indiana and ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 9 Trojans take down A-P girls

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STATE CENTER — The West Marshall girls’ basketball team awoke from its slumber to subdue upset-minded Aplington-Parkersburg in Thursday’s cross-NICL contest, 55-44. The Class 3A No. 9 Trojans improved to 9-0 despite trailing 12-3 after the first quarter and 26-17 at the half. West ...

AP source: Cavs nearing deal for Hawks’ Korver

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CLEVELAND — Kyle Korver could soon be hoisting shots for the NBA champions. The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to finalize a deal to acquire Korver, one of the league’s elite 3-point shooters, in a trade from the Atlanta Hawks, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated ...

AP PHOTO • Baylor guard Manu Lecomte, right, scores the game-winning shot over Iowa State guard Matt Thomas in the second half of a Big 12 Conference basketball game on Wednesday night in Waco, Texas. Baylor won 65-63.

Bear-ly

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WACO, Texas — Manu Lecomte was struggling with his shot most of the game. Yet, the ball was in the point guard’s hands with the game on the line and No. 2 Baylor trying to stay undefeated. Lecomte made a high-arcing shot on a short jumper over a defender with 8 seconds left and the Bears ...

Another slips from Cyclones’ grasp

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The fourth quarter has been unkind to the Cyclones. The Iowa State women’s basketball team allowed 28 points in the final period to Texas Tech in Wednesday’s Big 12 Conference contest, falling 75-66 to remain winless in league play. The Cyclones (9-5, 0-3) have ...

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Grenfell back with Drake hoops

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DES MOINES — Carly Grenfell, a former four-year letterwinner and Drake University stand out, has been named the new coordinator of basketball operations, head coach Jennie Baranczyk said Wednesday. Grenfell played in 133 career games at Drake from 2010-15. She was one of the top shooters ...

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Archers defeat Tiger women a second time

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Freshman Alyssa Roth posted a career-high 19 points in Marshalltown Community College’s 79-66 loss to St. Louis Community College on Wednesday night. Roth was 6-for-10 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the arc — while also going 5-for-5 from the charity stripe — coming ...

Ingram scores 25 as Ramblers beat UNI

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CHICAGO — Donte Ingram scored 25 points and Milton Doyle flirted with a triple-double with 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as Loyola of Chicago defeated Northern Iowa 77-66 on Wednesday night. Ingram was 9 of 13 from the field, making a career-high five 3-point shots and ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC girls upset No. 7 Mount Vernon

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TAMA — The South Tama County girls’ basketball team extended its winning streak to four games with an upset win against Class 3A No. 7 Mount Vernon 68-65. Sophomore Jessica Musgrave led the way with 26 points on 11-for-13 shooting, and senior Kaitlin Berger pitched in 13 more for the ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Caden Kickbush (12) drives in for a layup during the second half of Tuesday night’s NICL West Division game in Reinbeck. Kickbush had 10 points in the 47-42 win against AGWSR.

Unrelenting Rebels

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REINBECK — Of course it was Joe Smoldt. The Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior buried a running 3-point-shot with 2.4 seconds remaining in overtime to put the top-ranked Rebels ahead 45-42 against AGWSR. The Cougars turned the ball over on the inbound pass, Caden Kickbush nailed two free throws, ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • AGWSR’s Maddie Brandt attempts to drive past Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Reagan Skovgard (23) during the first half of Tuesday night’s game in Reinbeck. Brandt had 22 points as the Cougars won 73-36.

Cougars rebound in fine form

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REINBECK — Just 24 hours prior to the Cougars’ 73-36 win against Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Tuesday night, the players were a little down in the dumps. A 56-50 loss to Janesville on the road halted the perfect season, as Class 1A No. 6 AGWSR was handed its first loss. But a rebound win was ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Colo-NESCO’s Faith Vincent, right, puts up a shot against Meskwaki’s Kredence Clark (3) in the first quarter of Tuesday’s night Iowa Star South Conference matchup in Meskwaki Settlement. Vincent co-led the Royals with 12 points in the 49-38 win.

No. 6 Royals stave off Warriors

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — A 7-0 run in the first 81 seconds of the third quarter ended up being the difference, as the Royals really never let the Warriors climb back into Tuesday’s Iowa Star South Conference game that was tied 23-all at halftime. Grace Stalzer opened the second half with a ...

Dragons tower over Bobcat boys

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JOHNSTON — With enough size to protect the rim at all times, the Johnston boys’ basketball team extended its defense without flinching. Even when the Bobcats got around the first defender, another one was waiting. The Marshalltown boys’ basketball team failed to follow up its ...

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Tenth-rated Johnston topples MHS

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JOHNSTON — The turn of the calendar offered the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team no reprieve from one of the best leagues in the state. The Bobcats dropped to 0-10 on Tuesday night, falling 70-10 to Class 5A No. 10 Johnston as Florida State volleyball recruit Taryn Knuth scored a ...

Indianola’s fast start sinks MHS

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INDIANOLA — The wins were nearly split down the middle, but the Indians had just a bit more depth than the Bobcats. The Marshalltown boys’ swimming team was sunk in its post-break opener, 101-69 by host Indianola on Tuesday night. The Bobcats won five events and Indianola took six, yet ...