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No. 16 Auburn accepts Cyclones’ challenge

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AUBURN, Ala. — True freshman Isaac Okoro has a quiet confidence about him. He doesn’t trash talk or boast, because as his Auburn teammates put it, he doesn’t need to. “Nah, but he definitely backs it up every time,” guard Samir Doughty said when asked if Okoro says anything on the ...

MCC women fall short to rampant Tritons

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The Marshalltown Community College Tigers women’s basketball team started out strong Saturday afternoon against Iowa Central. A quick 7-0 run and a commitment to running the fast break caught the Tritons off guard — and looked as though it would allow the Tigers to sniff an upset in ...

Rearranged relay leads MHS boys to 3rd at conference

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FORT DODGE — Two days earlier, Marshalltown High School boys’ swimming coach Mike Loupee dubbed the 200-yard freestyle relay team’s performance “the swim of the night” in a CIML Iowa Conference dual meet loss at Waukee. That’s what makes Saturday’s lineup change and resultant ...

South Tama captures Mustang Duals crown

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LE GRAND — On a day in which it seemed the outcome of every dual meet hung in the balance of a handful of matches, it was only fitting for the team champion to be determined by a tiebreaker. More times than not on Saturday at the East Marshall/GMG Duals, South Tama County was on the right ...

Bobcat bowling pipeline to Iowa Central thrives

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Marshalltown High School senior Ashly Wiegand, seated second from left, signed her National Letter of Intent on Thursday at Wayward Social to continue her bowling career at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge next year. Ashly’s brother Ray, seated at right, is currently a freshman on ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat matmen slide to 7th at Ankeny

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ANKENY — The Marshalltown wrestling team went 1-4 and finished seventh out of eight teams at Ankeny’s Dave Ewing Duals on Saturday. The Bobcats (8-12) went 0-3 in pool play before falling to Newton in the first round of the consolation bracket. Marshalltown was defeated on the day by ...

Road woes no more for MHS

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FORT DODGE — Marshalltown leading scorer Armonniey Thomas sat on the bench to start Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference boys’ basketball game at Fort Dodge as punishment for showing up late for the team’s shootaround. By the end of the night, Thomas was doling out the punishment. The ...

GMG boys pull away from Colo-NESCO

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GARWIN — GMG forward Avery Bryant set the tone for Friday night’s battle between the Wolverines and the Colo-NESCO Royals with his first basket of the day — a physical finish in the paint. The Wolverines were physical and aggressive all night, and in the fourth quarter, it led to a 54-36 ...

Bobcat girls wither as Dodgers turn up heat

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FORT DODGE — The first half was what head coach Brian Murphy said his Marshalltown girls’ basketball team practices to be: sound on defense and functional within its offense. The breakdown between the two facets of the game was what allowed Fort Dodge to pull away from the Bobcats in the ...

Colo-NESCO press too much for Wolverines

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GARWIN — Friday night was cold and snowy with poor road and weather conditions. It was just as cold inside for the GMG Wolverines women’s basketball team in their 58-27loss to Colo-NESCO in Garwin. The Wolverines struggled to get shots to go down and had difficulties aplenty with the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall girls rally past AGWSR

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ACKLEY — Avril Sinning scored a career-high 23 points, including nine in the fourth quarter to help the Class 3A No. 14 West Marshall girls’ basketball team overtake AGWSR 55-44 in an NICL West Division clash Friday. Renae Schaper added 14 points, Katy Reyerson had nine points, four ...

Perfect game not enough

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Lucas Kramer could feel he was in a zone from his first roll Thursday afternoon at Wayward Social. The next 11 rolls in his first game went exactly the same — strike after strike. He said he wasn’t really thinking about carrying a perfect game until the Marshalltown senior stepped up for ...

No. 19 Iowa outlasts Ohio State

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IOWA CITY — Kathleen Doyle scored 13 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter to help No. 19 Iowa defeat Ohio State 77-68 on Thursday night. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder picked up her 200th Big Ten win while the Hawkeyes (16-3, 7-1) won their seventh straight game and 31st consecutive at home. They ...

No. 2 Waukee splashes past Bobcat swimmers

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WAUKEE — With a week between meets, the Marshalltown boys’ swimming team got in plenty of training prior to Thursday’s CIML Iowa Conference finale at No. 2 Waukee. Swimming tired, the No. 13 Bobcats dropped time throughout their lineup but still came up short against the host ...

SPORTS SHORTS: 3A No. 14 West Marshall clubs Cubs

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STATE CENTER — Four players scored at least nine points as the Class 3A No. 14 West Marshall girls’ basketball team took down a former assistant coach and neighboring Nevada, 47-34, on Thursday. Jordan Bentley, a former assistant to West Marshall head coach Fred Zeller, is the head coach ...

Hawkeyes reject Rutgers rally

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IOWA CITY — Steve Pikiell thought his team did a good job on Iowa center Luka Garza. Then the Rutgers coach looked at the box score. Garza had 28 points and 13 rebounds as No. 19 Iowa held on in the closing seconds to beat No. 24 Rutgers 85-80 on Wednesday night. “That tells you what ...

Fan passion fuels Iowa’s 30-game home win streak

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IOWA CITY — Lisa Bluder grew up in Iowa, and her college coaching career has been spent only at in-state schools. So she understands the passion for the sport that spreads from the Mississippi to the Missouri rivers. That love for the game is on display in the Iowa Hawkeyes coach’s own ...

Drake outpaces Lickliter’s Aces

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Evansville came into Wednesday night’s game with Drake in a state of transition: The Purple Aces had just dismissed former coach Walter McCarthy after an investigation into alleged Title IX misconduct. In came former Iowa and Butler head coach Todd Lickliter as the ...

UNI falters on road at Southern Illinois

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — Northern Iowa’s season was going smoothly heading into a Wednesday night matchup against Southern Illinois. The Panthers were16-2 on the season and the frontrunners in the Missouri Valley Conference. But it just takes a one-off bad night to take a loss — and the ...

ISU women ward off Wildcats

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AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team saw its double-digit lead dwindle to two early in the fourth quarter before the Cyclones answered Kansas State’s comeback in kind, holding off the Wildcats 73-59 on Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones (11-6, 3-3 Big 12) led ...