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SPORTS SHORTS: Second half sends MCC men to road loss

MOLINE, Ill. — The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team got outscored heartily in the second half of Monday’s 86-71 loss at Black Hawk College. The host Braves (12-15) trailed by one, 34-33, at halftime before taking it to the Tigers in the second half. Black Hawk won ...

Spartans reverse course to state

HUXLEY — Wednesday was an improbable moment for the Grundy Center girls basketball team. A .500 team last season, the Spartans extended an impressive comeback season with a 55-48 triumph over Nodaway Valley in the Class 2A Region 8 championship to return to state for the first time since ...

Meyer represents Grundy Center in state bowling debut

WATERLOO — Wednesday could be just the beginning in a new era for Grundy Center bowling. Spartan sophomore Britt Meyer rolled a 638 series in the Class 1A boys individual tournament at Cadillac XBC in Waterloo. Meyer is the first state qualifier for Grundy Center since the program was ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Crooks helps Cyclones control Cougars

HOUSTON — Audi Crooks scored a game-high 25 points and the Iowa State women’s basketball team used a dominant second quarter to take control of Wednesday’s eventual 76-64 victory over Houston in Big 12 Conference play. Crooks shot 9-for-11 from the field and helped the Cyclones (15-10, ...

Bowled over

WATERLOO — Aiden Cowan just needed the opportunity. The sophomore for Marshalltown boys bowling had the lowest score of all 32 individual state qualifiers in Class 3A, and was the last one to make the cut for Tuesday’s head-to-head finals at the state meet. Once Cowan realized just how ...

Spartans stump A-P to claim district final

DIKE — Grundy Center boys basketball is hungry to add to the growing list of successful sports endeavors at the school. The Spartan boys haven’t made a state tournament appearance since 2003, but took a step closer on Tuesday night with a 77-63 win over Aplington-Parkersburg in a Class 2A ...