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Texas Tech, Iowa State meet amid Baylor memories for both

LUBBOCK, Texas — Though they would never admit it, Texas Tech coach Matt Wells and Iowa State’s Matt Campbell might spend a moment thinking about Baylor when their teams meet Saturday. For Wells, the memory is too fresh of a play that wasn’t ruled a fumble by the Bears in overtime in ...

All-conference for Hermanson, Smith

Marshalltown sophomore Phoebe Hermanson ran a lifetime-best on Thursday to earn first-team all-conference accolades at the CIML Iowa Conference Invite. Hermanson ran 19 minutes, 37 seconds, to finish in sixth place in the race in a field that featured Class 4A No. 4 Waukee and No. 5 Southeast ...

Smith clocks lifetime-best to lead Bobcats in 16th

Conner Smith’s final time of 17 minutes, 21 seconds, led the Marshalltown boys’ cross country team in the CIML Iowa Conference Invite on Thursday at Marshalltown Community College. The Bobcats ran against a pair of top-15 ranked teams in Class 4A No. 13 Waukee and No. 14 Southeast ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets swept in cross-NICL finale

CONRAD — The Class 1A No. 14 BCLUW volleyball was swept by Aplington-Parkersburg on Thursday as the Comets lost 25-22, 25-22, 25-18 in the cross-NICL clash. Lizzie Garber had 12 kills and 15 digs while Madison Ubben had 12 kills and 14 digs in the loss for the Comets (20-14). In total the ...

Gauntlet persists as Bobcats prep for No. 7 Southeast Polk

The Marshalltown football team will return home this week and face Southeast Polk in a Class 4A District 2 matchup that could keep the Bobcats’ playoff hopes alive. The seventh-ranked Rams (5-2, 2-1) are coming off a 75-0 win against Sioux City West, while the Bobcats bowed 31-15 to Des ...

Banking on Bolton

AMES — Iowa State’s hopes for competing for a Big 12 title suffered a blow when Talen Horton-Tucker decided to leave for the NBA after just one season. The Cyclones hope they have filled that hole with guard Rasir Bolton, a Penn State transfer whose offensive numbers were similar to ...

No. 23 Iowa seeking offensive spark

IOWA CITY — Alaric Jackson knows Iowa’s problems on offense are frustrating. Jackson, the junior left tackle on the No. 23 Hawkeyes’ offensive line, wasn’t about to point fingers Tuesday. He knows there is plenty of blame to go around and figures there are ways to solve ...

Freshman Hall emerges in ISU backfield

AMES — Iowa State’s success over the past two seasons helped it land freshman running back Breece Hall, who could have easily gone somewhere else given his talent. The Cyclones saw last weekend what it’s like to have someone on their own roster take over a game on raw ability. Hall ...

Rebels keep it rolling

LE GRAND — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck volleyball team swept East Marshall in a NICL West Division matchup on Tuesday night. The Class 1A No. 11 Rebels won the road match 25-7, 25-18, 25-9. “Gladbrook-Reinbeck is obviously awesome,” East Marshall coach Terri Westendorf said. “We have ...

Bobcats’ run halted by Waukee, 3-0

WAUKEE — The Class 5A No. 6 Waukee volleyball team chalked up seven service aces and limited its mistakes in snapping Marshalltown’s seven-match win streak by sweeping the Bobcats, 25-12, 25-8, 25-19, in Tuesday’s CIML Iowa Conference finale. Marshalltown (14-12, 2-4) struggled with the ...

MCC’s Leal Athlete of the Week

Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer player Gustavo Leal was named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6. As a defender, Leal scored two goals on four shots and helped MCC post a 15-0 win against Scott CC and a 6-0 win ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Valley splashes past Bobcats, 95-81

WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team lost in a dual meet to West Des Moines Valley, 95-81, on Tuesday night. The Bobcats placed second in two events with Cori Jorgenson swimming 27.86 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle. Mia Rasmusson also took second in the ...

ISU’s Hall named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

IRVING, Texas — Iowa State running back Breece Hall was chosen as the Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week after his performance his against West Virginia. The true freshman rushed for a career-high 132 yards on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 38-14 win. The Wichita, Kan., ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC succumbs to Knoxville in district

KNOXVILLE — The South Tama football team lost its Class 3A District 7 matchup against Knoxville 22-6 on Friday. South Tama quarterback Brayden Smith finished 7-for-21 passing for 125 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Payton Vest led the ground game with 92 rushing yards on 23 ...

Davis finishes inclement state meet in 6th place

POLK CITY — Cole Davis’s historical Marshalltown High School golf career came to an end on Saturday at the Tournament Club of Iowa after finishing in sixth place at the IHSAA state meet. Davis shot a 6-over-par 77 on Day 2 of the meet and combined for a two-day score of 13-over. Unlike ...

Tigers find groove for two wins

The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team’s offense resembled a pile of parts waiting to be assembled when the Tigers outlasted Dakota County Technical College in the opening match of Saturday’s triangular at the Student Activity Center. By the time the Tigers closed the day with ...

Bobcat netters bank Oskaloosa Tournament title

OSKALOOSA — The Marshalltown volleyball team bagged five wins on its way to the Oskaloosa Tournament title on Saturday, knocking off a pair of ranked teams on its way to the championship. The Bobcats (14-11) finished 3-0 in pool play by beating North Polk (25-23, 17-21, 15-12), Fairfield ...

Rebels fall in tourney final

CONRAD — Gladbrook-Reinbeck junior Saari Kuehl eclipsed 1,000 kills for her career as the Rebels reached the finals of the BCLUW Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. Class 1A No. 15 Gladbrook-Reinbeck defeated No. 13 BCLUW in the semifinals, 25-22, 25-17, as Kuehl collected her milestone kill. ...

Hawks handcuffed

IOWA CITY— On the road against one of the best defenses in America, 10th-ranked Penn State won the turnover battle and converted on third downs to survive yet another tough trip to Iowa. Noah Cain ran for a 5-yard touchdown with 5:17 left and Penn State held off the 17th-ranked Hawkeyes ...

Ground-and-pound

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Breece Hall may have given Iowa State the dependable option at running back the Cyclones have been looking for since star David Montgomery left. The freshman rushed for 132 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Iowa State to a 38-14 victory over West Virginia on ...