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Hokies hammer Hawkeyes, 79-55

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BLACKSBURG, Va. — As the nation’s leading scoring team heading into Tuesday night’s games, Virginia Tech tried a different approach toward finding success. That approach worked, too. Ahmed Hill scored 18 points to lift the Hokies to a 79-55 victory over Iowa on Tuesday night. Hill ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GMG girls rally past Baxter, 51-44

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BAXTER — McKensie Vaske poured in a game-high 19 points and Kelsey Vaverka added 15 more as the GMG girls’ basketball team rallied back for a 51-44 victory over Baxter in Tuesday’s Iowa Star Conference debut for the host Bolts. GMG (1-1, 1-0) trailed 39-35 going into the fourth quarter ...

Campbell gets extension

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AMES — Asked about his future following a brutal 20-19 loss at Kansas State on Saturday, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said he and his staff are “in it for the long haul.” One of the sport’s rising stars has backed up his words with action, as the Cyclones announced on Monday that ...

Trojans traverse comeback path

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TAMA — Rarely does an opening-night game have a true playoff atmosphere, but that was definitely the case in the South Tama County boys basketball opener on Monday night, as the Trojans mounted a late comeback to defeat Grinnell 67-64. With a little over five minutes left, the Tigers ...

No. 4 Grinnell girls rout South Tama, 76-40

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TAMA — It hasn’t been a great start to the season for the South Tama County girls basketball team, but that has more to do with the level of talent the Trojans have faced so far than anything else. On Monday, the STC girls lost in their home opener to Class 4A No. 4 Grinnell, 76-40, ...

UNI’s Kuhter collects 2nd-team honors from MVFC

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ST. LOUIS — Northern Iowa punter Sam Kuhter collected his third all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honor in as many years, earning second-team honors for the second time as announced Monday by the league. Kuhter, a redshirt senior and 2013 South Tama Country graduate from Toledo, is ...

Jewell earns Lambert Award for linebackers

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell has been named the recipient of the 2017 Jack Lambert Award, presented by the Touchdown Club of Columbus to the best linebacker in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision college football. The award has been given annually since 1991, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall girls outlast DNH, 59-51

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DIKE — The West Marshall girls basketball team won its first road test on Monday, taking down Dike-New Hartford 59-51. Isabelle Gradwell was the leading scorer for the Trojans (3-0), going for 20 points along with seven rebounds and seven assists. Brooke Snider was efficient as well with ...

Defining success for MHS girls’ basketball team

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It’s not exactly a secret what happened on the court for the Marshalltown girls basketball team last season. For the first time in program history, the Bobcats didn’t celebrate a single victory, going 0-22 in the 2016-17 campaign. The numbers didn’t look great either, as they finished ...

Cyclones, Panthers into NCAA volleyball tourney

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Both the Iowa State and Northern Iowa volleyball teams have been selected to the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, announced Sunday. The Cyclones (21-6) are the No. 14 seed, and will take on Princeton in Ames on Friday at 7 p.m. Iowa State finished tied for third in the Big ...

No. 22 Rider defeats ISU wrestling, 22-15

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AMES — Iowa State and No. 22 Rider University each won five bouts in the Bronc’s 22-15 victory over the Cyclones. Rider’s three bonus-point victories proved to be the difference in the contest. Redshirt freshmen Kanen Storr and Jarrett Degen won their matches by decisions at 141 and ...

Panther women lose close game to UCF

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ORLANDO — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start on Sunday, as the Panthers fell to UCF 53-43 to close out their weekend trip in Orlando. UNI fell to 2-3 with the loss, while UCF won both of its weekend contests to improve to 4-3 overall and hold serve ...

Timmer scores career-high, Drake beats Chicago State

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DES MOINES — Reed Timmer buried seven 3-pointers and all seven of his free throws for a career-high 32 points and Drake turned back Chicago State 79-67 on Sunday. Nick McGlynn just missed his third straight double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-1). Fred Sims ...

UNI’s Dunne garners weekly award

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CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa quarterback Eli Dunne has been named the College Football Performance Awards FCS National Performer of the Week after his four-touchdown game on Saturday against Monmouth. Dunne shredded the Hawks for 260 yards on 18-of-26 passing, including four first-half ...

Caught from behind

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — Skylar Thompson wanted to hit Isaiah Zuber on the final play of the game, only the Kansas State wide receiver was so tightly covered that the young quarterback had to scramble to his left. Then, he turned around and scrambled to his right. Thompson was just about ready ...

Tigers meet DMACC’s challenge

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Even when all of its parts weren’t functioning at 100 percent, the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team maintained working order. When functionality turned into fluidity, the Tigers made their move. Freshman point guard Oscar Kao shot 7-for-10 from 3-point range and ...

Panthers’ experience pays off

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CEDAR FALLS — When it comes to play in the postseason, experience will generally beat out regular season success. Monmouth found that out the hard way on Saturday evening when it played its first ever Football Championship Subdivision Playoff Game against a Northern Iowa team that has made ...

Iowa State cruises past Western Illinois 70-45

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AMES — Iowa State is going to need its freshmen to play older than they are this season. The Cyclones’ newcomers more than came through on Saturday night, keying a blowout that gave them their first win at Hilton Coliseum. Freshman Lindell Wigginton scored a career-high 21 points and ...

Hawkeye women shoot down Elon in Puerto Rico

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Iowa women’s basketball team won the Puerto Rico Classic on Saturday by taking out Elon in the final match, 74-61. Megan Gustafson turned in another double-double performance of 20 points and 14 rebounds and Alexis Sevillian shot 5-for-6 from 3-point land and ...

Parting the Red Sea

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LINCOLN, Neb. — With a 42-point second half, Iowa did its part to put the finishing touches on the worst football season at Nebraska in six decades. Akrum Wadley ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa scored 28 points in less than a 7-minute span over the halves on its way to a ...