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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 ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Colo-NESCO’s Jacob Clatt (25) puts up a contested shot by Meskwaki’s Tate Bear (5) in the first half of Tuesday’s night Iowa Star South Conference matchup in Meskwaki Settlement. Clatt contributed 13 points in the 75-36 win.

Royals limit Warriors’ big guns in league win

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Royals jumped out to a 10-point lead by the end of the opening quarter, and extended the lead to 20 by halftime. The key for the Colo-NESCO boys’ basketball team became keeping the pressure on so as to not let the Warriors back into the game. Matthew Hill scored ...

Penn State powers past Hawkeye women, 71-58

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A 17-point run served as the deciding factor as the Penn State women’s basketball team picked up its first Big Ten Conference win of the season, beating Iowa 71-58 on Tuesday night inside the Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions had trailed for most of the first ...

Jefferson drops MCC in return from break

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HILLSBORO, Mo. — Playing in its first game in 20 days, the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team suffered a 71-53 loss at Jefferson College on Tuesday night. MCC used multiple runs to stay within striking distance of the Vikings, but a dismal fourth quarter proved to be ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GMG girls rough up Redhawks, 61-34

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GARWIN — Blaire Sonderleiter and McKensie Vaske scored 17 points apiece to lead the GMG girls’ basketball team to a 61-34 rout of North Tama in Tuesday’s Iowa Star Conference South Division showdown. Sonderleiter made it a double-double with 10 rebounds, while Vaske went 10-for-12 from ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard (16) stretches for the goal line in front of Florida defensive back Marcell Harris (26) during the first half of the Outback Bowl on Monday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Beathard was stopped on the 1-yard line, and the Hawkeyes eventually lost 30-3.

Gator Bait

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TAMPA, Fla. — No. 20 Florida dominated the Outback Bowl with stingy defense and a persistent offense that did its job, too. Chauncey Gardner, Jr., returned one of his two fourth-quarter interceptions 58 yards for a touchdown, and graduate transfer Austin Appleby threw for 222 yards and ...

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Johnson’s knee injury not serious

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TEMPE, Ariz. — In what coach Bruce Arians called “great news,” Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson’s knee injury is not serious and will not require surgery. An MRI showed Johnson has a left MCL sprain that would require six to eight weeks of rest and ...

Five Panthers medal at Southern Scuffle

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Five Northern Iowa wrestlers earned medals in the Panthers’ fifth-place finish at the Southern Scuffle in Tennessee during the holiday weekend. Josh Alber (133), Max Thomsen (149), and Bryce Steiert (165) all upset higher-ranked opponents to take third place in their ...

SPORTS SHORTS: 3 Panthers to play in Gridiron game

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BEDFORD, Texas — Three Northern Iowa football players have accepted invites to play in the 2017 College Gridiron Showcase in Bedford, Texas on Jan. 7-11. Aaron Bailey, Ray Buchanan Jr. and Tyvis Smith were all selected by a panel of college football experts. Players will receive ...

Huskers’ comeback falls short against Hawkeyes

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IOWA CITY — The Hawkeyes held serve, no thanks to a few double-faults along the way. The Iowa women’s basketball team went scoreless over the final 2 minutes, 4 seconds, but managed to hold off Nebraska 75-72 in Saturday’s Big Ten Conference tilt inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Megan ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long (15) celebrates at the end of the Cyclones’ Big 12 Conference men’s basketball game against Texas Tech, Friday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Mitrou-Long scored a team-leading 19 points as ISU defeated the Red Raiders 63-56.

Sweet 16

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AMES — It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win, and the Cyclones will take it to open the most important part of the season. A 16-0 run ultimately propelled the Iowa State men’s basketball team to a 63-56 win past Texas Tech in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams Friday inside ...