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Iowa football coach settles road dispute with neighbors

IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and his neighbors settled a bitter legal dispute over the private road they share just hours before trial was set to begin Tuesday, attorneys for both sides confirmed. The deal settles a years-long case in which the nation’s longest-tenured college ...

Iowa’s Gustafson sets B1G record

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior forward Megan Gustafson broke a Big Ten Conference record with her seventh women’s basketball Player of the Week award, the league office announced Monday. Gustafson broke the previous single-season record of six, held by Ohio State’s Jantel ...

Hawkeyes outscore Minnesota, 92-84

IOWA CITY — The Iowa women’s basketball team used a balanced attack on Sunday to defeat Big Ten foe Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 92-84. Five women reached double figures for the Hawkeyes (18-6, 6-5), led by Megan Gustafson recording her 22nd double-double of the season with 25 ...

Iowa hammers Wildcats; Jackrabbits handle ISU

IOWA CITY — The seventh-ranked Iowa wrestling team won all but one match in rolling No. 17 Northwestern 33-2 on Sunday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes (11-2, 6-2 Big Ten) got four bonus-point victories, including technical falls for Michael Kemerer at 157 pounds and Alex Marinelli ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Tigers fall to Blackhawks a second time

WEST BURLINGTON — After avenging an earlier loss to Iowa Western on Wednesday, the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team was looking to do the same against Southeastern Community College on Saturday evening in their ICCAC contest. The Tigers were unable to return the favor ...

The wait is over

ANKENY — When the Marshalltown boys swim team hit the pool at the Trail Point Aquatics and Wellness Center Saturday afternoon for the district meet, it did so looking to snap a two-year streak of not qualifying any swimmers for state. The odds were stacked against the Bobcats, as they faced ...

South Tama into regional duals, sends 6 to districts

WILLIAMSBURG — The Class 2A No. 6 South Tama County wrestling team took second place to WaMaC Conference rival Williamsburg as the 10th-ranked Raiders advanced 10 wrestlers to the Trojans’ six on Saturday at the Sectional 12 meet. With its 196 points and second-place sectional finish, ...

Baylor snaps 4-game losing skid, beats ISU

WACO, Texas — Terry Maston scored a career-high 23 points and Baylor ended a four-game losing streak with an 81-67 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night. The lead changed hands eight times before the Bears went on a 15-0 run over a 2:12 span early in the second half. Baylor had three ...

Watkins leads Penn State past listless Hawkeyes, 82-58

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State hasn’t won this many games this early in nine seasons. The Nittany Lions could probably make the case they should have even more ‘W’s by now. Mike Watkins scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season and Penn State ...

Iowa State women smash Wildcats in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Iowa State women’s basketball team earned a huge Big 12 win on Saturday by dominating Kansas State on the road, 80-45. The Cyclones (10-13, 4-8) only trailed after the first bucket for the Wildcats (12-11, 4-8), as they won the first quarter 25-13. Kansas State ...

Timmer sparks Drake to road win over Bradley

PEORIA, Ill. — Reed Timmer made all six of his free throws in the final 66 seconds and matched his career-high with 32 points to become Drake’s all-time leading scorer while guiding the Bulldogs to a 78-68 win over Bradley on Saturday night. Timmer hit four 3-pointers and sank 12 of his ...

Indiana St. halts skid, shoots down Panthers

CEDAR FALLS — Brenton Scott scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Indiana State pulled away from Northern Iowa in the second half to take a 77-66 Missouri Valley Conference victory and snap a three-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon. Scott knocked down three 3-pointers, giving ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Sixth-ranked Norse top No. 15 Royals

COLO — The Colo-NESCO girls basketball team lost a battle with Class 3A No. 6 Roland-Story on Saturday, 57-36. The 1A No. 15 Royals (16-4) were outscored by seven in each of the first three quarters by the Norsemen (19-2), though they did play to an 8-8 tie in the fourth. Faith Vincent was ...

No. 9 Dragons pull away from ’Cats

At the end of the third quarter on Friday night, the Marshalltown boys basketball team was knotted up at 33-all against Class 4A No. 9 Johnston in their CIML Iowa Conference clash. Both the Bobcats and Dragons had battled all night, neither gaining too much ground on the other, and the MHS ...

Turnovers plague MHS against No. 4 Johnston

Through the first four minutes of Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference game between the Marshalltown girls basketball team and Class 5A No. 4 Johnston, the Bobcats were giving the Dragons all they could handle. Neither team could get much going offensively, as Johnston held just a 3-2 lead at the ...

Johnson gets 1K as Mustangs top Trojans

LE GRAND — East Marshall senior Zane Johnson became the school’s fifth 1,000-point scorer while helping the Mustangs finish off an unbeaten NICL West Division title with a 68-60 victory over West Marshall in Friday’s conference finale. The Mustangs (19-0, 12-0), who had already locked ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Spartans close out conference title

ELDORA — The Class 2A No. 8 Grundy Center girls basketball team won the NICL West Division championship outright on Friday by defeating South Hardin, 51-32. The Spartans (18-1, 11-1) and Tigers (4-16, 2-10) were actually in a close battle at halftime, with Grundy Center only leading 28-18 ...

Spartans shoot down STC

TAMA — Though the South Tama County basketball teams left the NICL West Division four years ago for the WaMaC Conference, they’ve kept some of those old rivalries alive, and on Thursday the Trojans welcomed in Grundy Center for another installment in their series. In the first two seasons ...

Sixth-ranked Mustangs deny stern challenge by Meskwaki

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Two nights after knocking off five-time reigning NICL West Division champion Gladbrook-Reinbeck to secure its first conference championship in 22 years, the Class 2A No. 6 East Marshall boys’ basketball team found itself clinging to a narrow non-conference lead. The ...

MHS splits double dual in Ottumwa

OTTUMWA — The Marshalltown wrestling team competed in its final duals of the season on Thursday in Ottumwa. The Bobcats went 1-1 on the day, taking out the tournament-host Bulldogs, 48-22, then they lost to Waukee, 51-27. Three Marshalltown wrestlers won both of their matches on the day, ...