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Hughes’ huge night lifts BCLUW over GMG

CONRAD — Before Saturday, BCLUW senior Olivia Hughes had never scored in the double figures in her Comet basketball career. That changed quickly in BCLUW’s home game against GMG at the Conrad Roundhouse on Saturday afternoon, as Hughes went for 13 points in the first quarter alone and ...

Comets erupt offensively to beat Wolverines

CONRAD — The BCLUW boys basketball team hadn’t scored more than 60 points in a game before Saturday’s meeting against GMG, but by the end of the third quarter the Comets had already surpassed that milestone. Heading to the fourth, BCLUW led the Wolverines 68-47, and though GMG made a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs fourth at Hudson Invite

HUDSON — The East Marshall/GMG wrestling team finished in fourth out of eight teams at the Hudson Invite on Saturday with a score of 128. Noah Bandstra finished in first for the Mustangs at 195 pounds. Bandstra, ranked No. 3 at 195 in Class 2A by The Predicament, won all of his matches by a ...

Hawkeyes surprise No. 16 Ohio St

IOWA CITY — Iowa and Ohio State are trending in completely different directions. That’s great news for the Hawkeyes — and terrible news for the suddenly scuffling Buckeyes. Luka Garza scored 16 points, Tyler Cook had 15 points with eight rebounds and Iowa rolled past No. 16 Ohio State ...

Brown helps K-State stun Cyclones

AMES — No. 20 Iowa State appeared to have done just enough to survive on a snowy and sleepy Saturday in Ames. Barry Brown had other ideas. Brown hit a layup with four seconds left and Kansas State stunned Iowa State 58-57 on Saturday, handing the Cyclones their second straight ...

No. 11 Texas women edge No. 20 Iowa St.

AMES — Sug Sutton had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Joyner Holmes had a big block as No. 11 Texas survived two missed shots in the closing seconds to edge No. 20 Iowa State 64-62 on Saturday. The Longhorns (14-2, 4-0 Big 12), who have won seven straight, used a 15-0 run in ...

Late surge lifts No. 1 Waukee over MHS

For 29 minutes on Friday in the Roundhouse, the Marshalltown boys basketball team had Class 4A No. 1 Waukee on upset alert in their CIML Iowa Conference showdown. The Bobcats traded blows back and forth with the highly-touted Warriors and stood tall, trailing just 32-27 with five minutes ...

No. 5 Waukee wreaks havoc on Bobcats

The Marshalltown girls basketball team returned to the friendly confines of the Roundhouse for the first time in 2019 on Friday for a CIML Iowa Conference meeting against Waukee, but it was the Class 5A No. 5 Warriors who made themselves at home. Waukee ended the first quarter with a 27-6 ...

Drake, UNI women win MVC home openers

DES MOINES — The Drake women’s basketball team led by as many as 29 points and breezed to a 69-60 victory over Loyola in Friday’s Missouri Valley Conference home opener for the Bulldogs. Drake (11-4, 3-0) took a 66-30 lead into the fourth quarter before Loyola (7-6, 1-1) countered with ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans net 9 triples vs. South Hardin

STATE CENTER — The West Marshall boys basketball team earned a series sweep over NICL West Division foe South Hardin on Friday with a 74-47 win. The Trojans (8-4, 6-2) started the first quarter up 26-9 and never looked back, handing the Tigers (8-5, 5-3) their worst loss of the season. ...

Tigers tripped up by Luther JV, 84-65

The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team hit the hardwood for its second game of the new year on Wednesday night in hopes of washing the taste of an 89-33 loss to Kirkwood last Saturday out of its mouth. While the offense functioned much better for the Tigers against the ...

Tigers hand Bobcat swimming first loss

WEST DES MOINES — The perfect season came to an end for the Marshalltown boys swimming team on Thursday as it suffered its first loss of the year to West Des Moines Valley, 111-59. The Tigers came in ranked sixth in the team power rankings, while the Bobcats currently sit in 11th, and MHS ...

MHS wrestlers pinned down by Valley, 63-5

WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown wrestling team took a loss on the road to West Des Moines Valley on Thursday, 63-5. The lone win for the Bobcats over the Class 3A No. 5 Tigers, as ranked by The Predicament, came from Bennett Hageman, who pinned Aidan Feldman just before the end of the ...

Purdue women knock off No. 17 Iowa 62-57

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Karissa McLaughlin and Dominique Oden scored 16 points apiece, Purdue went on a 16-3 run in the fourth quarter and held on to upset No. 17 Iowa 62-57 on Thursday night. The Boilermakers (12-5, 3-1 Big Ten) were down by eight less than three minutes into the fourth ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs sweep Storm, Sailors

ELDORA — The East Marshall/GMG wrestling team went 2-0 in a triangular hosted by South Hardin-BCLUW on Thursday night. The Mustangs defeated Waterloo Columbus, 75-6, then beat the host-Storm, 43-33. Against the Sailors, East Marshall/GMG received seven forfeits. Of the seven other ...

Old fashioned whoopin’

In its first game back from winter break, the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball hosted John Wood Community College with a chance to avenge an 80-71 loss from back in November. If the Tigers had any rust after not playing since Dec. 15 it didn’t show, as they raced out to an ...

Hawkeyes ward off Northwestern, 73-63

EVANSTON, Ill. — With leading scorer Tyler Cook out of the lineup, someone had to step up for Iowa to fill the void. Freshman Joe Weiskamp was up to the task. Weiskamp had 19 points, Luka Garza added 16 and Iowa beat Northwestern 73-63 on Wednesday night for its first true road win of the ...

No. 20 ISU women throttle TCU

AMES — Bridget Carleton had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead No. 20 Iowa State to a 92-54 victory over TCU on Wednesday night for its seventh straight win. The Cyclones (13-2, 3-0 Big 12) improved to 11-0 at home while TCU (11-3, 1-2) has lost two straight following an ...

Hawkeyes’ Gustafson earns more awards

University of Iowa women’s basketball senior standout Megan Gustafson earned two national recognitions on Wednesday. Gustafson was named the Naismith Women’s Player of the Week by the Atlanta Tipoff Club and she was chosen to the Wooden Award Midseason Top-25 list. Gustafson averaged ...

ISU matmen deck NDSU

FARGO, N.D. — The No. 21 Iowa State wrestling team secured its first Big 12 victory of the season with a 29-7 win over No. 23 North Dakota State on Wednesday. The Cyclones won eight of 10 bouts in Fargo, including three by bonus-point margin. Redshirt junior Chase Straw put the Cyclones ...