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Party crashers: Purdue pours cold water on No. 2 Hawkeyes’ hot start

IOWA CITY — The pressure, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said, was all on No. 2 Iowa. The Hawkeyes started the season with six consecutive wins and the program had ascended to its highest ranking since 1985. “For us,” Brohm said, “let’s go out there and swing, and keep swinging, and hope ...

Cyclones push past K-State, 33-20

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Breece Hall rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns and Brock Purdy was an efficient 22-of-25 for 208 yards and a score as Iowa State downed Kansas State 33-20 Saturday night. The Cyclones gained 210 yards on the ground and 208 yards through the air. “It always starts ...

Bobcat netters winless at Johnston Invite

JOHNSTON — Marshalltown volleyball faced a difficult task on Saturday, going up against a group of metro schools in the Johnston Invite. The Bobcats lost all five matches they played and failed to win a set, dropping to 11-21 on the season. In the first match, Class 5A No. 7 Urbandale ...

’Cats run rampant on Jefferson

Trying to predict the outcomes of every Class 5A football game is more than Marshalltown High School football coach Adam Goodvin wants to undertake. Filling in the variables and extrapolating the data won’t help the Bobcats complete their first three-game win streak in more than two ...

Spartans’ third-quarter flurry sinks North Tama, 28-0

GRUNDY CENTER — The 28-0 scoreline might not show it — but Friday night’s battle for the Class A District 3 title between No. 5 Grundy Center and North Tama was proof for the Redhawks of their improvement in the 2021 season. The Spartans took home the win and the district title, moving to ...

No. 2 Hawkeyes have eyes on prize for Purdue visit

IOWA CITY — Kirk Ferentz is trying to keep his team grounded after No. 2 Iowa achieved the program’s highest ranking since 1985. The Hawkeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) are on a 12-game winning streak with their victory over a top-five Penn State last week and have taken control of the Big Ten ...