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Blackhawks take MCC to the rack, 89-86

For as long as the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team had to wait between games, the Tigers’ quest for their first win will have to linger at least a little while longer. The MCC men led for nearly 10 minutes in the first half and by as many as nine points, but visiting ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans split Heart of Iowa triangular

STATE CENTER — West Marshall wrestling was on either side of two nail-biting matches in a triangular meet with Greene County and Roland-Story Tuesday night. The Trojans started the night with a one-point victory over Greene County, defeating the Rams 43-42. Caden Vellinga pinned Jackson ...

Redhawks go cold against Bolts

TRAER — It was all going according to plan for the North Tama men’s basketball team through one half of action Tuesday night. The Redhawks jumped out to an early lead and held an eight-point advantage when the first half was over, sitting pretty and holding onto hopes of a big Iowa Star ...

Redhawk girls struck down by Bolts’ press

TRAER — Early on in Tuesday night’s Iowa Star South girls’ basketball action, the pace of the game was clear — and it was set by the Baxter Bolts. With a full-court press on and no breathing room for the North Tama ball handlers, it was a frustrating 32 minutes for the Redhawks. The ...

Bulldogs ward off Bobcats’ comeback

OTTUMWA — The Bulldogs pushed back every time the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team tried to get over the hump. Ottumwa earned its fourth-straight win by withstanding the Bobcats on Tuesday night, prevailing 64-51 in a CIML clash at Evans Middle School. Trae Swartz, the fifth-leading ...

MHS girls can’t keep pace with Ottumwa

OTTUMWA — The chance to contend for another win escaped early and the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team fell off pace against Ottumwa, dropping a 54-20 CIML contest on Tuesday night at Evans Middle School. Playing their third game in four days, the Bobcats (1-11) didn’t have enough ...

Ames pins down MHS in dual meet

The Marshalltown wrestling team won four of 10 contested matches but couldn’t make up for a deficit in bonus points and forfeits as Ames handled the Bobcats, 52-20, in Tuesday’s CIML Iowa Conference dual meet at the Roundhouse. The visiting Little Cyclones benefitted from three ...

Joens, No. 24 Iowa St. top Sooners

AMES — Ashley Joens had 32 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, and her go-ahead layup with 10.2 seconds left helped No. 24 Iowa State get past shorthanded Oklahoma 64-63 on Tuesday night. The Cyclones (10-4, 6-1 Big 12 Conference) have won eight of their last nine, including a 75-71 ...

Iowa-Maryland women’s game postponed due to inauguration

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The women’s basketball game between No. 7 Maryland and Iowa, scheduled for Thursday night, has been postponed because the Hawkeyes don’t want to travel with the inauguration being held one day earlier. Iowa was scheduled to fly into Baltimore-Washington International ...

Railsplitters slip through Bobcats’ grasp

The opportunity arose again, but the Bobcats couldn’t clamp it down. The Marshalltown girls’ basketball team led by as many as seven points early, trailed by nine points late, and wound up just shy of its second-straight victory after Monday’s 32-28 loss to Des Moines Lincoln. Fresh ...

Bobcats swim past Rams, Mohawks

Another meet, another event where the Marshalltown boys’ swimming team surpassed head coach Mike Loupee’s expectations. The Bobcats were convincing Monday evening in victories over Southeast Polk (67-27) and Mason City (68-26) in a triangular meet at the MHS pool, continuing a run of hot ...

Late run propels Hawkeye women past Purdue, 87-81

IOWA CITY — Led by a combined 16 fourth-quarter points from junior Monika Czinano and sophomore McKenna Warnock the University of Iowa women’s basketball team (9-3, 5-3) went on a 17-2 run to close the game and defeat Purdue (5-6, 2-5), 87-81, on Monday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The ...

PREP ROUND-UP: Engle lifts Comets past Colo-NESCO, 44-29

CONRAD — Allison Engle piled up 19 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots to help lead the BCLUW girls’ basketball team to a 44-29 win over Colo-NESCO on Monday night. Betula Messerly added 14 points, six boards and five blocks for the Comets (7-7), who slowly pulled away for the ...

’Cats edge Huskies for first victory

DES MOINES — For a team that hadn’t won in nearly a year, the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team sure knew how to finish off a victory when it got the chance. The Bobcats got a back-door layup from Sara Huffman with 28 seconds left and withstood Des Moines Hoover the rest of the way for ...

Hoover boys withstand MHS, 63-52

DES MOINES — Manny Austin scored 11 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter as Des Moines Hoover finally pulled away from the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team in Saturday’s 63-52 makeup game. Hoover (3-0) used a 25-14 advantage in the second quarter to overtake the Bobcats ...

BIG FOUR HOOPS: No. 5 Iowa routs Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. — Luka Garza had 17 points and 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and No. 5 Iowa rolled to a 96-73 victory over Northwestern on Sunday. Joe Wieskamp had 16 points and CJ Fredrick added 13 as the Hawkeyes (12-2, 6-1 in the Big Ten) won their fifth straight. Iowa and Michigan are ...

Iowa State ends another streak by No. 6 Baylor

WACO, Texas — Ashley Joens scored 14 of her 27 points in the fourth quarter and Iowa State beat No. 6 Baylor 75-71 on Saturday night, ending the Lady Bears’ 61-game home court winning streak. Baylor (8-2, 3-1 Big 12) played for the first time in two weeks because of a pause in the program ...

Scrappy win for Meskwaki over Regents

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Meskwaki won Friday night, but there was a sense of scrappiness about it. Neither team was at their best offensively — Meskwaki, normally a high-scoring team, had just 25 points through three quarters of play. It left coach Garrett Bear displeased with how the team ...

Warriors rally past Regents, 52-48

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — It was impossible to miss the joy coming though in Meskwaki girls’ basketball coach Emmett Whalen’s voice after Friday night’s 52-48 come-from-behind win over the Waterloo Christian Regents. The Warriors (4-8) trailed 35-25 at one point in the third quarter, ...

Hawks hammer Huskers in opener

IOWA CITY — The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 6 Nebraska, 31-6, on Friday night in the 2021 season opener at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa won eight of 10 bouts, scored bonus points in four matches and defeated six ranked opponents to win its 14th-straight dual ...