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Warriors ward off GMG

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The “best” thing about the Meskwaki girls’ basketball team losing its starting point guard in the final week of the regular season was the game the following night. A week after senior Delicia Guevara went down, the Warriors reaped the benefits of the extra ...

Rebels topple Redhawks in regionals

REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ basketball team beat North Tama for the second time in the last two weeks, topping the Redhawks 61-50 in Thursday’s Class 1A Region 3 first-round game. The Rebels (7-16), who beat North Tama 55-47 in Traer on Jan. 27, advance to face either ...

Bobcats book their football futures

Four Marshalltown boys were given the opportunity to join the National Signing Day festivities on Wednesday, as Ryan Huffman, Chayton French, Spencer Finch and Mason Monk all signed their letters of intent in the team room at the Roundhouse in the morning. Huffman will be attending Wartburg ...

MCC women come up short against DMACC

Last time the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team met up with DMACC back in November, the Tigers suffered a 34-point loss to the Bears, their second-worst loss of the season. That wasn’t the case on Wednesday night when MCC welcomed DMACC in for a rematch, as the Bears ...

MCC takes Tritons for second time

FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team headed north on Wednesday night to take on Iowa Central in a rematch from an 86-72 win for the Tigers over the Tritons in November. This time around it would be a much closer affair, but when the dust settled MCC came ...

No. 7 Texas Tech drops Iowa St., 76-58

LUBBOCK, Texas — Freshman guard Zhaire Smith scored a career-high 21 points, including a steal that led to his alley-oop slam, and No. 7 Texas Tech beat Iowa State 76-58 on Wednesday night for its fifth straight win. After the Cyclones (12-11, 3-8 Big 12) scored seven straight points in a ...

Lohaus leads Panthers past Bradley

CEDAR FALLS — Wyatt Lohaus scored a career-best 25 points and Northern Iowa snapped a three-game skid, beating Bradley 74-65 on Wednesday. Lohaus was 7 of 11 from the field including six 3-pointers for the Panthers (12-13, 4-9 Missouri Valley Conference). Klint Carlson added 12 points and ...

Ramblers sweep Drake for 20th win

CHICAGO — Cameron Krutwig scored 17 points, Clayton Custer added 14 and Loyola Chicago pulled away from Drake 72-57 on Wednesday night. The pair combined for 22 points in the second half when the Ramblers (20-5, 10-3 Missouri Valley Conference), who led 32-28 at the break, made 4 of 9 ...

Cyclones, Hawkeyes add three recruits

AMES — The Iowa State football program finalized its 2018 recruiting class by adding three players for next season, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell announced today. The three signees joined 18 players who inked with the Cyclones in December to increase their class total to 21. Iowa ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC’s Musgrave eclipes 1,000 points

TAMA — South Tama County senior Jessica Musgrave became the latest area athlete to reach the 1,000-point mark in her career, as she earned the milestone during the Trojans girls basketball team’s 54-45 win over WaMaC Conference West Division opponent Benton Community to end the regular ...

South Tama denied state duals

HUXLEY — While it was single-digit temperatures and snowing outside Ballard High School on Tuesday night, there was plenty of action on the wrestling mats in the gym to keep everyone in attendance warm as the Class 2A No. 13 South Tama County wrestling team competed in the 2A regional ...

Appel’s big night buoys Bobcat boys

DES MOINES — Luke Appel matched his career-high with 33 points and the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team held off hard-charging Des Moines Lincoln for a 58-50 win in Tuesday’s cross-CIML contest. The Bobcats jumped out to a 30-19 halftime lead before enduring the Railsplitters’ late ...

Railsplitters rally past MHS girls

DES MOINES — One minute away from its first win since the season-opener, the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team couldn’t close it out. The Bobcats fell 54-49 on Tuesday night at Des Moines Lincoln, getting outscored 13-4 in the final 60 seconds of what was their 18th-straight loss ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Royals reign supreme in Iowa Star

COLO — The Colo-NESCO girls’ basketball team closed the regular season as queens of the Iowa Star Conference, as the Class 1A No. 15 Royals held off No. 10 Janesville 51-40 on Tuesday night. Colo-NESCO (17-4), which went 10-0 to win the South Division of the ISC, got a game-high ...

No. 4 Spartans survive Hawkeye uprising

IOWA CITY — Once the calendar hits February, avoiding a bad loss can often be as important as earning a big win. The fourth-ranked Spartans somehow survived their trip to Iowa City on Tuesday night — and if they can beat No. 3 Purdue on Saturday, their hopes for a Big Ten title will ...

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 ...