’Cats stacked up by No. 5 Valley

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For all the game-planning and the guts the Marshalltown football team put into Friday’s showdown with Class 5A No. 5 West Des Moines Valley, there was one facet the Bobcats simply couldn’t overcome with strategy and effort. “That’s a damn good football team,” MHS head coach Adam ...

G-R wallops GMG to stay unbeaten

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GARWIN — After coming into the season with some uncertainty over how the offense would change with the departure of quarterback Keagan Giesking, 8-Man No. 9 Gladbrook-Reinbeck football has no more uncertainty — instead, it has two quarterbacks capable of pushing the Rebels forward. G-R ...

Iowa becomes first Power 5 school to add women’s wrestling

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IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa announced Thursday it will become the first Power Five school to add a women’s wrestling program and it will begin competition in the 2023-24 season. “Being the first is huge,” Iowa men’s wrestling coach Tom Brands said. “Being the first is ...

Redhawks notch slim sweep of Comets

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CONRAD — Thrilling volleyball was on display from start to finish Thursday night between Class 1A No. 13 North Tama and host BCLUW in a non-conference battle filled with tension, back-and-forth volleys and the closest 3-0 sweep possible. North Tama came out on top, the Redhawks moved up to ...

Petras’ no-picks streak on the line

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IOWA CITY — A quick glance at the statistics would indicate Iowa’s Spencer Petras is an average Big Ten quarterback. One number pops out, though, and illustrates a major reason the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes (3-0) have won nine straight games. The second-year starter hasn’t thrown an ...

No. 14 ISU starts Big 12 at 3-0 Baylor

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WACO, Texas — Preseason AP All-America running back Breece Hall is scoring touchdowns at a record pace for No. 14 Iowa State while opposing rushers are having a difficult time gaining yards against the Cyclones defense. The Cyclones (2-1) head into their Big 12 opener Saturday at Baylor ...