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Iowa State holds off feisty UMKC 79-61

AMES — Senior Michael Jacobson scored 19 points on 8 of 9 shooting and Iowa State beat Kansas City 79-61 on Wednesday. Tyrese Haliburton added 19 points and seven assists for the Cyclones (5-3), who won despite another frigid night from beyond the arc. Iowa State finished just 5 of 21 on ...

Tiger men toppled again by Kirkwood

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team suffered its second loss to Kirkwood this season, falling 89-73 to the NJCAA Division II No. 16 Eagles on Wednesday night. Four players scored in double figures for the Eagles, led by Marshalltown High School graduate ...

Hawkeyes outlast Clemson in ACC/B1G

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa women’s basketball team got back in the win column with a 74-60 victory over Clemson on Wednesday as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. “We’re thrilled to get this win,” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. “We wanted to represent the Big Ten, we ...

Iowa’s Wirfs named B1G’s top O-lineman

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior right tackle Tristan Wirfs has been named Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Big Ten Conference. Wirfs was named first-team all-Big Ten by league coaches and media. Offensive all-Big Ten teams, along with individual award winners, were ...

ISU’s Eisworth repeats on all-Big 12 defense

IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 football coaches announced their all-Big 12 teams this afternoon, and 21 Iowa State players were awarded postseason honors for their efforts on the gridiron in 2019. Sophomore Charlie Kolar (tight end), senior Julian Good-Jones (offensive lineman) and junior Greg ...

Dragons too hot for Bobcats

Johnston gave Marshalltown’s boys’ basketball team a tough start to the season after defeating the Bobcats 70-35 in the season opener on Tuesday night at the Roundhouse. The Bobcats could not find a rhythm on either side of the ball and were quickly overwhelmed by Johnston’s 3-point ...

ISU extends Campbell through 2025

AMES — Iowa State and coach Matt Campbell have agreed on a one-year contract extension through 2025. The Cyclones announced Tuesday that Campbell has been locked up for the next six seasons, ending speculation he would be a candidate for any number of job openings. Terms were not ...

Ex-Hawkeye Sorensen begins fight with cancer

IOWA CITY — Four-time All-American and current Hawkeye Wrestling Club member Brandon Sorensen has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Testing began on Friday and Sorensen started treatment on Tuesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. “I am prepared to beat ...

Garza scores 23 as Iowa beats Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse, we have a problem. Luka Garza scored 23 points, Jordan Bohannon and Joe Wieskamp added 17 and 13, respectively, and Iowa pulled away in the second half to defeat Syracuse 68-54 on Tuesday night, the Orange’s third straight loss. Marek Dolezaj led the Orange ...

Bobcat bowlers sweep past Newton

The Marshalltown bowling team stayed undefeated with a pair of wins against Newton at Wayward Social on Tuesday. The Bobcat boys defeated Newton 3,023-2,594. Lucas Kramer bowled a 225 and a 255 to lead the team with a 480. Xander Pickett rolled a 220 and then a 204 to post a 424. ...

Rebuilding Cyclones finding their way

AMES — Iowa State looked like a team searching for its identity during the first month of coach Steve Prohm’s fifth season in charge. At just 4-3, Iowa State is off to its worst start under Prohm. But all three of those losses came against fellow Power Five competition — and two were ...

Iowa’s Duncan, Epenesa on 1st-team B1G defense

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior kicker Keith Duncan has been named the Bakken-Anderson Kicker of the Year in the Big Ten Conference. Duncan and junior defense end A.J. Epenesa were both named first-team all-Big Ten in a vote of the league’s coaches and media. Select individual ...

Thomas hits late 3, lifts Drake over Milwaukee

DES MOINES — Noah Thomas hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left in regulation to allow Drake to hold off Milwaukee, 56-53 on Tuesday night. Roman Penn hit back-to-back jumpers after Anthony Murphy’s layup tied the game at 49-49 with 4:04 to play. Darius Roy hit two free throws and scored ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Baxter overwhelms GMG girls, 67-29

BAXTER — The GMG girls basketball team fell behind from the outset and lost its Iowa Star Conference South Division opener 67-29 to Baxter on Tuesday night. The host Bolts (1-1, 1-0) got a game-high 18 points from Caitlyn Bruntz and 12 apiece from Lillie Vansice and McKenzie ...

Bobcat swimmers sweep aside Grinnell

It was a record-setting day in the Marshalltown boys’ swimming team’s 100-68 win over Grinnell on Monday. The Bobcats totaled 28 lifetime-best times and 61 season bests in the win. “Some real good times to start the week,” Marshalltown head coach Mike Loupee said. “We have got a ...

Epenesa and Duncan earn weekly Big Ten honors

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa has been named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and kicker Keith Duncan has been named Special Teams Player of the Week. Epenesa earns his second weekly honor of the season while Duncan earns his third of the season. Epenesa ...

Carter nets 25 as UNI rips Luther

CEDAR FALLS — Noah Carter had 25 points as Northern Iowa routed Luther College 110-51 on Monday night. AJ Green had 19 points for Northern Iowa (8-1), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. Trae Berhow added 17 points and Antwan Kimmons had 13 points for the Panthers, who set a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Falcons hand Comets their first loss

CONRAD — The BCLUW girls basketball team got to put its 2-0 start to the test against preseason-ranked Aplington-Parkersburg, and the Falcons rose to the occasion. Class 2A No. 5 Aplington-Parkersburg forced the host Comets into 42 turnovers and prevailed in its season opener, 58-44, on ...

Banged-up Bobcats giving young players an opportunity

The Marshalltown boys’ basketball team fields a younger team this season that at the same time is already facing injuries from the preseason. However, for second-year head coach Michael Appel, it’s an opportunity for younger players to gain experience. “We’re just missing a couple ...

Bulldogs nip Auburn in the end

ESTERO, Fla. — The Drake women’s basketball team saw a six-point lead slip away in the final two minutes but got two clutch free throws from Sara Rhine with seven seconds left for an 83-82 victory over Auburn in Sunday’s fifth-place game of the Gulf Coast Showcase. Drake (6-2) led 81-75 ...