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MCC’s Leal named to All-America third team

The Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team’s march to within one win of a second-consecutive NJCAA National Tournament berth hinged on the Tigers’ defense. MCC allowed just one goal or fewer in its last 11 contests, and sophomore defender Gustavo Leal received the accolade to ...

Wieskamp comes to life in Iowa rout of Minnesota

IOWA CITY — This was the breakout game Iowa had been waiting all season for from sophomore Joe Wieskamp. Wieskamp scored a season-high 23 points to go with a strong defensive effort and Iowa blew past Minnesota 72-52 on Monday night in its Big Ten home opener. Luka Garza had 21 points ...

SPORTS SHORTS: BCLUW girls ward off Belle Plaine

BELLE PLAINE — BCLUW sophomore Chloe Walters scored a game-high 23 points as the Comet girls’ basketball team beat back Belle Plaine 45-34 on Monday night. It’s the second time Walters has scored more than 20 points this season, and she also had six rebounds to lead the Comets (3-2) to ...

Cyclones get their revenge

AMES — No. 16 Seton Hall lost much more than a game in Ames, as starter Sandro Mamukelashvili broke his right wrist in the first half of a loss at Iowa State. Tyrese Haliburton scored 17 points, George Conditt had a season-high 17 off the bench and the Cyclones knocked off Seton Hall 76-66 ...

Hawkeyes draw USC at Holiday

SAN DIEGO — The hammer and the nail are on a collision course. USC’s juggernaut passing offense and the University of Iowa’s iron-forged defense will intersect on Dec. 27 in the 42nd annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl for the 10th meeting all-time between the two programs. The 7 p.m. game will ...

Cyclones, iconic Irish in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — For just the second time in program history, the Iowa State football team is headed to a bowl game for the third season in a row. And for the first time ever, the Cyclones will be facing off with the University of Notre Dame. Iowa State (7-5) and the No. 15 Fighting Irish ...

No. 1 Iowa matmen take down No. 12 Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. — University of Iowa sophomore Jacob Warner scored a takedown with three seconds on the clock to top No. 2 Pat Brucki, 5-4, to lead the top-ranked Hawkeye wrestling team past No. 12 Princeton on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Warner, ranked No. 3 at 197 pounds, trailed 4-3 ...

UNI’s cold spell leads to third-straight defeat

OMAHA, Neb. — Creighton scored the last 12 points to overcome a nine-point deficit and defeat the Northern Iowa women’s basketball team 57-54 on Sunday afternoon at Sokol Arena. The visiting Panthers (5-3) led 54-45 after a Megan Maahs free throw with 3 minutes, 7 seconds left in the ...

Former Hawkeye AD Bump Elliott dies at 94

IOWA CITY — Former University of Iowa athletic director Bump Elliott has died, the university announced. He was 94. Elliott died Saturday, according to a statement from his family that the university released on Sunday. The statement did not include a cause of death. Elliott was a star ...

East Marshall rises above L-S

LE GRAND — The East Marshall boys’ basketball team snapped a program three-game losing streak and earned its first win of the season by defeating Lynnville-Sully 66-48 on Saturday. “We wanted to get this win in the win column,” East Marshall head coach Adam Bauder said. “We thought ...

No. 10 Hawks hold off Mustangs

LE GRAND — The East Marshall girls’ basketball team dropped its second game in a row to Class 1A No. 10 Lynnville-Sully on Saturday, 66-52. A combination of Lynnville-Sully’s shooting and early foul trouble by East Marshall was the difference in the game. “Lynnville-Sully is ...

PREP WRESTLING: Bobcats fight for 4th at Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG — The Marshalltown wrestling team opened the day with back-to-back wins at the Williamsburg Duals but lost its next three rounds to finish in fourth place on Saturday. The Bobcats defeated Van Meter/Earlham 47-18 in the first round of pool play and handled Mediapolis 51-21 in ...

UNI shocks SDSU on ending FG

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Matthew Cook kicked an 18-yard field goal with 2:10 remaining to give Northern Iowa a 13-10 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday in the second round of the Football Championship Series playoffs. UNI (10-4) will face second-seed James Madison (12-1) in a ...

Drake men outlast SE Missouri St.

DES MOINES — Roman Penn led a balanced attack with 16 points and Drake scored the last six points of the game to defeat Southeastern Missouri State 78-73 on Saturday night. The Redhawks took a 73-72 lead on a Skyler Hogan 3-pointer with 2:10 remaining. Penn tied it with a free throw at 1:57 ...

Bobcats repeat as Toreador Relays champs

BOONE — The Marshalltown boys’ swimming team scored 10 points fewer than a year ago but still won the 58th annual Toreador Relays for the second consecutive season in spite of a dose of adversity dealt the Bobcats on Saturday. Two varsity swimmers — senior Nash Perisho and freshman JP ...

Thomas, Bobcats scorch Scarlets

The Marshalltown boys’ basketball team earned its first win of the season over Des Moines North in a 61-34 win over Des Moines North. Leading the Bobcats was Armonniey Thomas who posted a career-high of 33 points in the win. “Armmoniey played well,” Marshalltown head coach Michael ...

Marshalltown girls lose home opener to Des Moines East

The Marshalltown girls’ basketball team dropped its home opener to Des Moines East 47-31. The difference in the night was each team’s ability to run the full-court press and breakthrough the full-court press. “I think there were definitely moments where we played the way we wanted ...

Garza’s 44 not enough for Hawks at Michigan

By NOAH TRISTER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Franz Wagner and No. 4 Michigan rebounded from their first loss of the season with quite an offensive turnaround. From 43 points to 103. Wagner led a balanced scoring effort with 18 points, and the Wolverines opened Big Ten play ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans take down G-R girls, 54-28

STATE CENTER — Renae Schaper tallied a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds to help the West Marshall girls’ basketball team take care of Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 54-28, in Friday’s NICL West Division contest. Teresa Disney added a game-high 18 points to go with six rebounds for the ...

Luka Garza’s monster start propels surging Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — After losing multiple contributors from last season’s NCAA Tournament team, Iowa planned to lean on junior center Luka Garza more than ever in 2019-20. Garza has responded with an All America-type start to the season. The 6-foot-11 Garza enters Friday’s Big Ten opener at ...