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Redhawks raise the bar

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CEDAR RAPIDS — North Tama volleyball’s most successful season came to an end on Thursday night in the U.S. Cellular Center with a four-set loss to top-seeded Sidney. But what will be remembered is the legacy the 2019 team has created. Katie Kopriva, North Tama’s all-time kills ...

Parity doesn’t bode well for Big 12 playoff push

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby watched parts of unbeaten Baylor slipping by TCU in triple overtime before he drove to Norman, Oklahoma, where the Sooners survived a scare from Iowa State. Competition in the Big 12 this season is fierce, unpredictable and fun. Parity ...

North Tama notches first state volleyball win in upset, sweep

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Fates again determined destiny, but this time it was in the U.S. Cellular Center on Wednesday night. In Greek Mythology, the Fates are three goddesses named Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos who determine the destiny of humans. In reality, those names are Kopriva, DeBoef ...

No. 9 Kirkwood clips MCC men

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For nearly every step forward, the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team took a step backward in Wednesday’s home opener. First-year head coach Ryan Flack added them all together and got an overall improvement in the Tigers’ performance, but for the fifth time in six games ...

North Tama culture trying to take next step

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TRAER — North Tama volleyball culture is more than just a team searching for its first-ever state title in school history. Rather it’s a family and community that is hoping to add a legacy to its program. While family is often a term that gets thrown around in sports loosely, for North ...

Iowa State overwhelms NIU, 70-52

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AMES — On a night when Iowa State couldn’t buy a basket from beyond the arc, the Cyclones leaned on their second-half defense to avoid an early home upset. Rasir Bolton scored 17 points, Solomon Young added 15 and Iowa State rallied from an early double-digit deficit to overwhelm Northern ...

No. 23 Iowa out to play spoiler vs. No. 7 Gophers

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IOWA CITY — After a bitter loss to Wisconsin, No. 23 Iowa has been reduced to playing spoiler in the Big Ten race. The Hawkeyes have often excelled in that role in recent years. Iowa (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten) has thwarted the national title hopes of four different teams with late-season wins at ...

ISU finds encouragement from narrow Big 12 losses

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AMES — Iowa State is a handful of plays from being unbeaten in the Big 12 Conference and sitting alone at the top of the standings. That’s the dream scenario for the Cyclones’ season. The reality is they find themselves in the middle of the pack at 3-3 in the league and, with only three ...

Tigers succumb to Southwestern

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The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team is still searching for its identity after losing to Southwestern CC 73-65 on Monday night. “This team is and probably will be more inconsistent the first half of the season than it will be consistent,” MCC head coach Steve ...

Hawkeye defense bedeviled by DePaul in home loss

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IOWA CITY — DePaul’s Paul Reed was named the Most Improved Player in the Big East last season. Reed is still getting better by the day, leading the resurgent Blue Demons to their best start in over a decade. Reed scored 25 points with 12 rebounds and DePaul blew past Iowa 93-78 on the ...

Cincinnati beats Drake for Brannen’s 1st win, 81-59

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CINCINNATI — John Brannen’s first win at Cincinnati was no big deal. The Bearcats had a low-key celebration in the locker room after their 81-59 victory over Drake on Monday night that displayed their new up-tempo offense under their first-year head coach. “We clapped it up, that’s ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Drake’s Rhine MVC Player of the Week

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ST. LOUIS — Drake’s women basketball player Sara Rhine was honored as the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week. It is the second-straight year that Rhine was won the league’s first weekly honor of the season. Rhine helped lead Drake to a 2-0 start on the season after ...

MCC soccer pair on all-region team

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The Marshalltown Community College soccer team had four members earn a spot on the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference all-region team along. Gustavo Leal, the 2019 Region XI Tournament MVP, and Matheus Pereira, the 2019 Region XI Tournament Offensive MVP both earned first team ...

MCC’s Pedro earns first region honor

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Marshalltown Community College Soccer player Halee Pedro earned Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division I all-region honors. The libero earned first team honors after racking up 660 digs on the year. Her season total led the conference and ranked ninth in the nation. Coach of ...

Drake women withstand Iowa State’s second-half comeback

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DES MOINES — The Drake women’s basketball team saw its 17-point lead cut to one on two separate occassions, but the Bulldogs managed to fight off Iowa State in an 86-81 victory over the visiting Cyclones on Sunday at the Knapp Center. Drake (2-0) pulled ahead 57-40 after a Maggie Negaard ...

MCC loses to Laramie in shootout

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Marshalltown Community College soccer fell short of an automatic qualification for the national tournament after losing to No. 17 Laramie County CC in the NJCAA North Central District Finals. The No. 7 Tigers went to double overtime before losing 4-3 in penalty ...

Dowling ends Ames’ reign in girls swimming

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The one team in position to prevent Ames from winning its fifth-straight Iowa Girls High School State Swimming and Diving Championship did exactly that. Dowling Catholic claimed the program’s first state championship with a flurry of a finish, winning the final three events to move up from ...

Badgers befuddle Iowa

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MADISON, Wis. — The best players close out games, and that’s what Jonathan Taylor did Saturday night. Taylor rushed for 130 of his season-high 250 yards in the fourth quarter, and Danny Davis ran for a touchdown and caught another as No. 16 Wisconsin outlasted No. 18 Iowa 24-22. Taylor ...

Cyclone comeback thwarted on 2-point conversion

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NORMAN, Okla. — Parnell Motley intercepted Brock Purdy’s two-point conversion pass with 24 seconds left and No. 9 Oklahoma held off Iowa State 42-41 on Saturday night. Iowa State coach Matt Campbell went for the victory on the two-point try after Charlie Kolar caught a 13-yard touchdown ...

Oregon State holds off Iowa State 80-74

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — It’s just two games in, but Oregon State is already showing confidence. Tres Tinkle had 27 points, including a pair of key 3-pointers in the final moments, and the Beavers held off a late rally by Iowa State for an 80-74 victory on Saturday. Tinkle added 11 rebounds ...