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BCLUW grad Garber gains Academic All-Big 12

IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 Conference announced its 2019-20 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team. In total, 71 Iowa State freshmen earned a spot on the list, including BCLUW High School graduate Jack Garber. Garber, a member of the Cyclone men’s track and field team, competed in seven indoor ...

Cardinals to meet White Sox at Field of Dreams

NEW YORK — The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 at Dyersville, Iowa. The schedule change caused by the new coronavirus pandemic meant the White Sox no longer play the Yankees this season. ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat softball swept by Des Moines East

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown softball team suffered a doubleheader defeat at Des Moines East on Wednesday, falling 12-0 in three innings and 6-2 in a CIML twinbill. In the opener, the Bobcats (1-15) managed just three hits against Des Moines East pitcher Neveah Moon. Erica Johnson led off ...

North Tama waits amid concerns of COVID-19

The first day of summer strength and conditioning at North Tama High School has been canceled due to safety concerns regarding the potential indirect exposure of a softball player to someone with COVID-19. North Tama head softball coach Patty Calderwood confirmed to the Times-Republican the ...

GMG turned away by Tigers

GREEN MOUNTAIN — Through the first inning, the young GMG Wolverines softball team was ready for a fight against the South Hardin Tigers Tuesday afternoon. Then, with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the second inning, the Tigers delivered an early hammer blow: a grand slam off ...

Baseball cancels minor leagues for 2020 season

NEW YORK — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections. The National Association ...

Iowa athletics announces budget reductions

IOWA CITY — As part of the University of Iowa Athletics Department’s plan to mitigate the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, athletic director Gary Barta announced department budget reductions of approximately $15 million for the fiscal year of 2021. The athletics department ...

Iowa’s Lugo named USA Wrestling Athlete of Week

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa All-American and Hawkeye Wrestling Club member Pat Lugo has been named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week. At the co-main event of last weekend’s Rumble on the Rooftop in Chicago, one of the first wrestling events since March, Lugo tallied three step-outs and ...

Knoxville Nationals get bumped back to 2021

KNOXVILLE — The Marion County Fair Board and Knoxville Raceway have postponed the 60th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s until August 11-14, 2021. In lieu of the Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Raceway will partner with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy ...

SPORTS SHORTS: East Marshall shuts down Roland-Story

LE GRAND — East Marshall senior Kodie Hoskey pitched a four-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts to help the Mustangs make quick work of Roland-Story, 4-0, in Tuesday’s non-conference clash. Hoskey walked four but scattered four singles across seven scoreless innings for the win as East Marshall ...

A year in the making

This had been a long time in the making — three hundred and sixty-seven days, to be exact. The Marshalltown High School softball team snapped a 19-game losing streak dating back to last season by beating Ames in the first game of Monday’s marathon doubleheader at the MHS diamond. The ...

Hoskey helps Mustangs stake claim in Marshall County clash

LE GRAND — Throughout Monday night’s game between cross-county rivals West Marshall and East Marshall, Mustangs coach Jary Hoskey could be heard getting frustrated with his young squad for a myriad of mistakes during an otherwise positive performance. It was because of those mistakes, ...

Former Iowa RB Akrum Wadley alleges mistreatment

IOWA CITY — Former Iowa running back Akrum Wadley ripped the Hawkeyes on Monday, saying he was so mistreated by some coaches he now regrets playing there. Wadley’s statement, posted on Facebook, mentioned coach Kirk Ferentz, his son, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, director of player ...

Mississippi transfer Hinson signs with Iowa State

AMES — The Iowa State men’s basketball program and head coach Steve Prohm announced Monday the signing of Mississippi transfer Blake Hinson. Hinson, a 6-foot-7 guard/forward, has two seasons of eligibility remaining. In two seasons at Mississippi, Hinson averaged 9.1 points and 3.7 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcats routed by Little Cyclones

The Marshalltown Bobcats baseball team is still searching for its first win of the 2020 season after an 11-1 loss to Ames (6-3) Monday evening. The 0-12 Bobcats had four hits against the Little Cyclones — A double from Joe Harris, a double from Ethan Wertzberger and singles from Bennett ...

Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th win

LONG POND, Pa. — Round 2 at Pocono went to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin seized the spotlight, specifically in victory lane when Pocono had to set up lights after the race ended in the dark. Hamlin topped Kevin Harvick on Sunday night to win the second Cup race of the weekend at Pocono Raceway and ...

Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long season streak

CROMWELL, Conn. — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. Johnson last won in Mexico ...

Source: Patriots sign Newton to replace Brady

BOSTON — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The one-year deal is worth ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans blank Tigers, 5-0

ELDORA — West Marshall junior pitcher Loran Nicholson struck out 10 in a six-hit shutout as the Trojans turned away South Hardin 5-0 in Friday's NICL West Division softball showdown. Nicholson didn't walk a batter and scattered six South Hardin (1-5) singles in the complete-game victory, ...