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Trojans’ run cut short

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WEST DES MOINES — For one half, things went great for the West Marshall girls basketball team Wednesday night in Class 3A regional play. The No. 13 Trojans (18-3) were playing crisp, clean basketball and making life difficult for Creston’s offense and star player, Kelsey Fields. Karlyn ...

Penn lifts Drake past Valparaiso 77-75 in OT

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DES MOINES — Roman Penn scored 18 points, including a jumper that put his team on top for good in overtime, as Drake narrowly beat Valparaiso 77-75 on Wednesday night at the Knapp Center. The teams were tied 75-all when Penn hit a jumper that put the Bulldogs on top for good, 77-75, with ...

Hoibergs seeing red and green for father-son meeting

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Carol Hoiberg has a wardrobe decision to make before she heads out the door for the Michigan State-Nebraska game Thursday night. As the wife of Nebraska first-year coach Fred Hoiberg, she should wear red. As the mom of Michigan State sophomore guard Jack Hoiberg, she ...

Let the good times roll

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Ten pins crashed to the wooden floor in Lane 10 at Wayward Social, falling at the hands of Marshalltown sophomore Dimitri Ferneau. Ferneau walked silently back to his seat — as stoic and focused as ever. It was senior leader Lucas Kramer and the other Bobcat bowlers who did the yelling for ...

Spartans squash Warriors in regionals

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — For everything the Meskwaki girls’ basketball team wanted to take away from Collins-Maxwell, the Spartans got a whole lot more than the Warriors could afford to allow from the other facets of the game. The Meskwaki girls committed 25 turnovers without facing much ...

Comets’ season ends against AGWSR

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ACKLEY — BCLUW girls’ basketball ended its season trailing from start to finish against AGWSR Tuesday night with a 49-31 loss to the Cougars. Early on the Comets (15-9) faced a 15-2 deficit, and after clawing back within six points trailed 26-14 at the end of the first half after AGWSR ...

Basketball Jones

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STORY CITY — The smile on Gabe Jones’ face said it all. The feeling of relief, of joy, was washing over the West Marshall senior as he sunk a free throw — his 23rd point of the game — to give the Trojans a 50-35 lead over host Roland-Story with 10 seconds left. He knew then that the ...

East Marshall goes cold in loss to PCM

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STORY CITY — Right from the start, East Marshall’s shots weren’t falling Monday night against PCM. The Mustangs (playing against the Mustangs) missed some opportunities they would normally have made — missed layups from Drew Runner inside and missed open 3-pointers from Logan Bowie — ...

Top-ranked Norwalk has answer for Bobcat boys

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NORWALK — The Marshalltown boys’ basketball team held the state’s most prolific scorer to 23.7 points below his season average. Unfortunately for the Bobcats, Class 3A’s top-ranked Warriors are more than just a one-man show. Norwalk senior Tyler Johnson matched his season-high with ...

Vikings top Tigers twice in a week

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Seven days later, the Tigers had fallen a little farther off pace. The Grand View University junior varsity women’s basketball team scored at least 19 points in each quarter to collect its second win over Marshalltown Community College in the last eight days, trampling the Tigers 84-56 on ...

Dotson’s 29 points lead Kansas past Iowa State

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Devon Dotson had watched Iowa State torch the nets in Allen Fieldhouse long enough, so the do-everything Kansas guard began raining down 3-pointers and getting to the rim in what started out as a one-man scoring showcase. The rest of the third-ranked Jayhawks eventually ...

Garza, guts and Gophers

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MINNEAPOLIS — Winning on the road in the Big Ten has proven to be a monumental task for most every team this season. Even trailing by eight points late at Minnesota, No. 21 Iowa believed it was going to shake that trend. Luka Garza had 24 points and the Hawkeyes closed the game by scoring ...

No. 17 Iowa runs home streak to 34, tops Badgers

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IOWA CITY — Kathleen Doyle scored 22 points and the No. 17 Iowa women’s basketball team ran its winning streak at home to 34 games with a 97-71 win over Wisconsin on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. McKenna Warnock added 20 points and Monika Czinano 19 on a combined 14-of-19 shooting for ...

TCU women withstand Cyclones

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FORT WORTH, Texas — The TCU women’s basketball team used a 12-0 run early in the third quarter and maintained at least a two-possession lead to take down Iowa State 82-72 on Sunday at Schollmaier Arena. The host Horned Frogs (18-5, 9-3 Big 12) only trailed twice by one point and led by as ...

Drake continues Evansville’s MVC plight

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DES MOINES — Anthony Murphy posted career highs scoring 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds and Drake beat Evansville 85-80 on Sunday. Evansville led 40-34 at halftime before Drake (17-10, 7-7 Missouri Valley Conference) started the second half with a 13-0 run and never trailed again. Sam ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcats announce date of fundraiser

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The Marshalltown High School Athletic Fundraiser Golf Outing has been scheduled for June 16 at the American Legion Golf Course. The Bobcats’ annual fund-raising event is traditionally a four-person, 18-hole best shot golf event. Further details with be announced at a future date. 3-on-3 ...

Thrice is nice

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Zach Bitker made up for lost time, even though he nearly ran out of it. The Marshalltown High School senior 132-pound wrestler brought the Roundhouse crowd to its feet with his thrilling last-second victory over Jack Plagge of Cedar Falls, winning the match for true second place on Saturday ...

Bobcat swimmers unable to make a splash at state meet

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IOWA CITY — Mike Loupee had mixed emotions Saturday afternoon. Sure, part of him felt a little disappointed with the haul the Marshalltown Bobcat boys’ swim team received during the state championships at the University of Iowa Recreation and Wellness Center. He said the team was feeling ...

Trio of Mustangs, Trojans ticketed for state tourney

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HUXLEY — The East Marshall/GMG and South Tama County wrestling teams both took three spots from Saturday’s Class 2A District 3 meet at Ballard High School, and South Hardin-BCLUW bagged another. All seven state qualifiers from the area will be making their Des Moines debuts on Thursday at ...

Tigers trounced by Lakers

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ESTHERVILLE — Four players scored in double figures as 10th-ranked Iowa Lakes defeated the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team 89-63 on Saturday. The Lakers (22-4) were led by Malcolm Clayton’s 17 points and Justin Brookens added another 16. Dillon Carlson and Josh ...