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Freshmen lead Oklahoma St. past shorthanded Iowa State

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AMES — Freshmen Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe and Rondel Walker had career games in the absence of star classmate Cade Cunningham and Oklahoma State pulled away from short-handed Iowa State for an 81-60 win on Monday night. Moncrieffe scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, both career ...

Pushing forward

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AMES — Iowa State’s athletic budget outlook is better than expected, and the school will push forward with several initiatives hoped to create new revenue streams, athletic director Jamie Pollard said in a video sent to fans Monday. The COVID-19 pandemic was expected to cause operating ...

McDermott named MVC Newcomer of the Week

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ST. LOUIS — Northern Iowa freshman point guard Maya McDermott was named the Missouri Valley Conference’s Newcomer of the Week after her performance in two women’s basketball games against Indiana State. McDermott scored a career-high 20 points in Friday’s win over Indiana State without ...

Panthers handle Coe

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CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa men’s basketball team led from wire-to-wire in a 70-60 victory over Coe College on Monday at the McLeod Center. The Panthers led by as many as 19 points in the second half before Coe rallied to within nine with 5:36 remaining. Trae Berhow and Nate Heise led ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs third in own dual tourney

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LE GRAND — The East Marshall/GMG wrestling team gave it a go but fell short in the quest to win it’s own Mustang Duals on Saturday, falling to Class 2A No. 5 Union Community in the title bout. The Mustangs settled for second place in their seven-team tournament, one place ahead of South ...

New team, same Tom

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Tom Brady has a new team, in a new town. The destination is the same: another Super Bowl. At home, too. The man with six NFL titles will become the first quarterback to play a Super Bowl on his team’s home field. He owes the Tampa Bay defense that sacked Aaron Rodgers ...

Chiefs have chance to run it back

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their second Super Bowl appearance. Now, the defending champs are headed there for the second straight year. Showing no lingering effects from his concussion, Patrick Mahomes sliced up Buffalo’s secondary ...

Bobcat boys finish second at conference swimming meet

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Second place is second place. That’s where the Marshalltown boys’ swimming team ended up Saturday afternoon in the CIML Iowa Conference meet, hosted by the Bobcats at the Marshalltown YMCA. Sure, third-place finishers Ames left a few of its varsity swimmers back home to ease COVID ...

Bobcat wrestlers score third at Lincoln Duals

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DES MOINES — The Marshalltown High School wrestling team overcame a lineup with four open weights to take third place at the McGivern/Blenderman Duals on Saturday at Des Moines Lincoln. The Bobcats dropped their first two duals of the day, falling to Ottumwa (50-30) and Glenwood (39-39, ...

Rebels’ shooters snipe Mustangs

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REINBECK — For the most part, East Marshall boys’ basketball coach Adam Bauder said, the Mustangs played well Friday night against Gladbrook-Reinbeck. But sometimes playing well isn’t enough. The Mustangs looked solid offensively for the third game running, but a 3-point shooting ...

Gladbrook-Reinbeck completes season sweep of East Marshall

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REINBECK — The same result arrived for Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ basketball Friday night against East Marshall as it did back in December — but this time the game looked much different. In G-R’s 54-42 win over the Mustangs, the Rebels (6-7, 4-2 NICL West) had to fight through some ...

Fifth-ranked Jaguars take down MHS

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ANKENY — The high points included holding Class 5A No. 5 Ankeny Centennial to 27 fewer points than the first time around and showing increased patience on the offensive end of the floor. The low notes were led by a season-low scoring output and another lopsided loss. The Marshalltown ...

Centennial steers clear of Bobcats

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ANKENY — Once the ball got rolling, the Bobcats couldn’t stop it. Class 4A No. 4 Ankeny Centennial held the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team to its second-lowest scoring output of the season, collecting the season sweep with Friday’s 75-38 triumph in CIML Iowa Conference play. The ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall matmen net Heart of Iowa crown

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JEFFERSON — The West Marshall wrestling team won the Heart of Iowa Conference title in its return to the league, crowning four champions in Friday’s meet. JD Downs at 126 pounds, Caden Vellinga at 132, Luke Coulter (160) and Grant Nason (182) all won their respective weights, helping the ...

Top-ranked Hawkeyes hammer down on Gophers

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MINNEAPOLIS — The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team extended its winning streak to 15 duals with a 35-4 win at No. 15 Minnesota on Friday night at the Maturi Sports Pavilion. The margin of victory was the largest in the series since a 44-2 Hawkeye win in 1992. Iowa piled up 34 ...

Bobcats honor wrestling icon

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In a pre-meet ceremony to honor former Bobcat standout Larry Jackson, Marshalltown High School head wrestling coach Mike Mann hoped his squad would get all the motivation it needed to knock off seventh-ranked Ankeny. The inspiration only worked so much for a Bobcat starting lineup so ...

Mustangs gallop to victory behind runaway offense

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LE GRAND — The Mustangs were one game removed from a dismal five-game losing streak and in desperate need of some positive momentum in a season plagued by injury, COVID close contact protocols and uneven play. East Marshall’s offensive performance Thursday night in an 86-56 home win over ...

Hoosiers hold down No. 4 Hawks

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IOWA CITY — Perhaps, coach Fran McCaffery said, his Iowa team got too comfortable. The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes came into Thursday night’s game against Indiana on a five-game winning streak and tied for the Big Ten lead. But the Hoosiers’ defense shut them down in an 81-69 comeback ...

SPORTS SHORTS: East Marshall/GMG wins two in triangular at Dike

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DIKE — East Marshall/GMG wrestling was 2-0 in a triangular with Dike-New Hartford/Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Wapsie Valley on Thursday night, winning one match convincingly and the other in a close contest. Against DNH/G-R, the Mustangs were consistent in a 48-24 result. Skyler Wright won via ...

Tigers top Blackhawks in opener

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After a frustrating season in 2019-20 and a long wait for the 2021 season to begin thanks to COVID-19, Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball kicked off a new season with a win and a sense of optimism. Far from the comfortable win it looked to be for the Tigers midway through ...