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In the nick of time

GARWIN — The ball fell to GMG freshman Jabari Woodbury with less than one second left. There was literally no time to waste. He put it up and the buzzer sounded. The ball caromed off the backboard and in, leaving it up to the officials on the court to decide whether or not Woodbury got the ...

GMG girls outmatched by Baxter in 61-22 loss

GARWIN — When did Tuesday night’s game against the Baxter girls team slip away from the GMG girls? It was as early as the first quarter, said coach Justin Hornberg, and it got worse from there. The Wolverines (1-1) got behind early, briefly fought back and were then swallowed up by the ...

Helmet in hand: Iowa’s Smith-Marsette rebuilds trust after his arrest

IOWA CITY — Ihmir Smith-Marsette knew he messed up when Iowa City police pulled him over after clocking him driving 74 mph in a 30 mph zone in the wee hours of Nov. 1. “I was thinking my football career was probably done,” the Iowa receiver said. Smith-Marsette’s blood-alcohol ...

UI’s Garza, Wieskamp on Wooden Watch List

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa men’s basketball players Luka Garza and Joe Wieskamp have both been named to the John Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List. On Monday, Garza received the first Big Ten Conference Player of the Week honor after averaging 33.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3 ...

ISU’s Joens on Wooden Watch List

LOS ANGELES — Iowa State women’s basketball player Ashley Joens has been named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 Watch List, the award committee announced Tuesday. Joens, a 6-foot junior, is averaging 30.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game one week into the 2020-21 season. She scored 36 ...

Falcons start fast to beat BCLUW

PARKERSBURG — A worse state for BCLUW girls’ basketball Monday night at Aplington-Parkersburg would hardly have been possible. Trailing 20-4 after the first eight minutes and not looking like scoring, the Comets had their backs firmly against the wall. They responded rather well, ...

Aplington-Parkersburg clobbers Comets in season opener

PARKERSBURG — BCLUW boys’ basketball head coach Evan Janssen said he was pleased with the Comets and their success at getting past halfcourt against a suffocating Aplington-Parkersburg press. The problem was everything after that. BCLUW lost to the Falcons 82-34 in their season opener, ...

Iowa’s Garza garners Big Ten award

ROSEMONT, Ill. — University of Iowa senior Luka Garza has been named the Big Ten Conference’s Player of the Week following a pair of Hawkeye victories last week. Garza averaged 33.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in wins over North Carolina Central and Southern University. The ...

Bankston represents ISU defense

IRVING, Texas — Iowa State junior defensive lineman Latrell Bankston was named the Big 12 Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week. Bankston registered career-highs with five tackles and two quarterback sacks during the Iowa State football team’s 23-20 win at No. 20 Texas on ...

Duncan’s 4 field goals help Hawks

ROSEMONT, Ill. — University of Iowa senior kicker Keith Duncan has been named the Big Ten Conference’s Co-Special Teams Player of the Week after making four field goals in Friday’s rivalry win over Nebraska. Duncan, the reigning Kicker of the Year in the Big Ten, went 4-for-5 to account ...

Hawkeyes’ Clark collects honor for hoops debut

ROSEMONT, Ill. — University of Iowa freshman Caitlin Clark made quite a splash in her collegiate debut, and the Big Ten Conference acknowleged as much. Clark, a Dowling Catholic graduate, scored 27 points in her Hawkeye debut as Iowa defeated Northern Iowa 96-81 on Wednesday night in Iowa ...

Drake transfer named MVC’s top newcomer

ST. LOUIS — Drake women’s basketball player Grace Berg has been named the initial Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week, the MVC announced Monday. Berg, a redshirt sophomore, poured in a career-high 24 points during her Drake debut on Wednesday against Creighton. Berg shot ...

Cyclones overcome slow start

AMES — Newcomer Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 17 points, Rasir Bolton added 16 and Iowa State took over in the second half to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 80-63 on Sunday. The Cyclones, in their season opener, trailed 37-34 at the break before Coleman-Lands, a graduate transfer from DePaul, ...

Takeaways from ISU’s historic win over Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Iowa State’s made its fair share of program history in the five years Matt Campbell has been the team’s head coach. No win was bigger for the program than Friday afternoon’s 23-20 comeback win over No. 20 (No. 17 in College Football Playoff rankings) Texas. The No.15 ...

Greer, Selland lead SDSU women by No. 15 ’Clones

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Haley Greer scored 20 points, Myah Selland added 19 and South Dakota State defeated No. 15 Iowa State 76-69 on Saturday. Greer, a graduate transfer from Colgate, had three of her four 3-pointers in the first half when the Jackrabbits took a 37-33 lead. Selland, who only ...

Horns downed

AUSTIN, Texas — Iowa State didn’t fret or panic while trailing Texas for nearly an entire game Friday. Instead, the Cyclones looked like a program with championship DNA in the fourth quarter, despite not having won a conference title in more than 100 years. Breece Hall scored on a 3-yard ...

Hawkeye defense proves heroic

IOWA CITY — Tyler Goodson ran for 87 of his 111 yards in the second half and Zach VanValkenburg recovered Adrian Martinez’s late fumble to secure Iowa’s 26-20 win over Nebraska on Saturday. The Hawkeyes (4-2, 4-2 Big Ten) extended their win streak to four games and have beaten the ...

Garza scores 41 as No. 5 Iowa routs Southern

IOWA CITY — Luka Garza expects perfection every time he shoots. The Iowa center came close to that in the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes’ 103-76 win over Southern on Friday. Garza scored 41 points, missing just one shot early in the second half. He was 14 of 15 from the field, making all three ...

Yesufu scores 14 to carry Drake over South Dakota

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Joseph Yesufu had 14 points off the bench to lead the Drake men’s basketball team to a 69-53 win over South Dakota on Friday in the Little Apple Classic. Shanquan Hemphill and Garrett Sturtz added 13 points apiece for Drake (2-0), which knocked off Kansas State by 10 in ...

Anthony scores 22, leads Utah State past Panthers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Marco Anthony scored a career-high 22 points as Utah State beat Northern Iowa 82-71 on Friday in the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic. Rollie Worster had 17 points for Utah State (1-2). Neemias Queta added 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks, and Justin Bean had 15 ...