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Big Ten barn burner

Iowa center Luka Garza (55) drives around Michigan center Jon Teske (15) during the first half of a Big Ten Conference basketball game Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Garza scored a game-high 33 points, CJ Frederick finished with a career-high 21 points and Joe Wieskamp added 20 ...

PREP BASKETBALL: Terrones reaches 1K in Mustang loss

LE GRAND — East Marshall senior Olivia Terrones scored 11 points to eclipse 1,000 for her career, but the Mustangs were defeated by NICL West Division-leading Grundy Center, 62-36, on Thursday night. Paiton Wallis poured in five 3-pointers and led Grundy Center (10-2, 7-1) with 17 points. ...

PREP WRESTLING: EM/GMG gets pair of NICL mat wins

WATERLOO — The East Marshall/GMG wrestling team went 2-0 at an NICL triangular on Thursday night, while South Hardin-BCLUW was edged out by host Waterloo Columbus in the finale. The EM/GMG Mustangs (12-2, 7-1) scored a 43-27 victory over the Sailors before beating SH-BCLUW by nearly the same ...

Tenth-ranked Tigers too much for MHS

Marshalltown High School wrestling coach Mike Mann put his arm around freshman 120-pounder Luke Hageman and was in his ear as he walked him off the mat following a loss by major decision to one of Valley’s four returning state qualifiers. Mann was proud of his varsity newcomer for showing ...

Bobcats swim faster, suffer season’s first loss to Valley

The Marshalltown boys’ swimming squad set 49 new season-best times and a whopping 25 lifetime-bests, winning six of the 11 events against West Des Moines Valley in Thursday’s CIML Iowa Conference dual meet. In the end, however, it still wasn’t enough to get the Bobcats over the ...

MHS wipes out Warriors on Senior Night

The Marshalltown boys’ bowling team celebrated Senior Night by watching one of its elder statesmen sign to continue playing the game at the next level. But the Bobcats couldn't keep the momentum going, rolling their second-lowest total of the season in a CIML Iowa Conference loss to Waukee, ...

Mustangs’ Terrones meets scoring milestone

East Marshall High School senior Olivia Terrones, right, poses with a sign commemorating her 1,000th career point, a milestone she surpassed during the Mustangs’ game against Grundy Center on Thursday night in Le Grand. Terrones now stands at 1,009 points for her career. She is pictured above ...

Czinano, Doyle help No. 22 Iowa women rally, beat Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Monika Czinano scored 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting and No. 22 Iowa hit five of its 10 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to rally from a 13-point deficit with eight minutes left and beat Minnesota 76-75 on Thursday night. Kathleen Doyle had 17 points, six rebounds and eight ...

Robbins leads Drake over Illinois St. 84-74

DES MOINES — Liam Robbins had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead five Drake players scoring in double figures and the Bulldogs extended their home winning streak to 10 games, getting past Illinois State 84-74 on Thursday night. Jonah Jackson and D.J. Wilkins added 13 points apiece for the ...

No quarter for Cyclones in Waco

WACO, Texas — Davion Mitchell took the inbound pass for No. 2 Baylor at the end of the first half, quickly worked his way down the court and stopped just short of the 3-point line on the right wing and got fouled, just as he expected. Mitchell made all three of his free throws with less ...

Smoldt eclipses 1,000 points at Upper Iowa

FAYETTE — Former Mr. Iowa Basketball award winner Joe Smoldt scored a season-high 29 points to eclipse 1,000 for his career, helping the Upper Iowa University men’s basketball team avenge a 27-point loss by beating Augustana (S.D.) 110-100 in overtime on Friday night in their Northern Sun ...

MCC swept by Iowa Western

COUNCIL BLUFFS — Iowa Western scored the last two points of regulation and the first seven points of overtime to steal an 86-81 victory from the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team on Wednesday night. The host Reivers (12-9, 1-1) trailed 67-62 with 30 seconds left before ...

Fritz wins A-R-C Wrestler of the Week

CEDAR RAPIDS — Wartburg College sophomore Brady Fritz has been named the American Rivers Conference’s Wrestler of the Week, the first of his collegiate career. Fritz, a South Tama County graduate, went 4-0 at the NWCA National Duals Jan. 10-11 in Louisville, Ky, recording two pins and a ...

Green’s 29 lifts UNI; ISU falls to TCU

CEDAR FALLS — AJ Green scored 22 of his 29 points in the second half and Northern Iowa rallied to beat Valparaiso 88-78 on Wednesday night. The Panthers had 10 turnovers in the first half that Valparaiso turned into 16 points, to trail 42-36. Northern Iowa, which closed the first half ...

Rams’ run sinks Bobcats

The Marshalltown boys’ basketball team is stuck in the same predicament as the debate regarding the chicken or the egg: Which one comes first? The Bobcats’ offense came up empty for a span of 11 minutes, 8 seconds — a stretch that included the entire third quarter — as Southeast Polk ...

Southeast Polk pushes Bobcats aside, 83-16

The Class 5A No. 2 Southeast Polk girls’ basketball team conducted a clinic on transition offense on Tuesday night at the Roundhouse, using host Marshalltown as its unwilling test subject. The Bobcats surrendered the first nine points of the game to transition baskets for the second-ranked ...

Epenesa, Wirfs and Young going pro

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior defensive end A.J. Epenesa announced he will enter the NFL draft after two of the most dominant performances of his career. Later Tuesday, junior offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs and redshirt junior running back Toren Young said they would be joining ...

Hawkeyes withstand Wildcats

EVANSTON, Ill. — Luka Garza struck early, then struck again to put the game away. Garza scored 27 points — all but one of them in two spurts —and Iowa beat Northwestern 75-62 on Tuesday night. C.J. Fredrick and Joe Wieskamp each added 11 as the Hawkeyes (12-5, 3-3 Big Ten) won their ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Terrones tallies 30 in Mustang victory

LE GRAND — Olivia Terrones scored a game-high 30 points and the East Marshall girls’ basketball team beat back South Hardin, 54-50, in Tuesday’s NICL West Division clash. Terrones tallied 12 points in the fourth quarter alone to help the Mustangs hold on for the win. Ellie Hull finished ...

Mohawks snap skid at Bobcats’ expense

MASON CITY — Mason City sophomore Corey Miner scored his team’s 10 points en route to a career-high 33, helping the Mohawks beat the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team 84-59 in Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference make-up game. Rescheduled from Friday, Marshalltown’s second game after the ...