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Musgrave on IBCA all-tournament team

GRIMES — South Tama County senior Jessica Musgrave was named to the all-tournament team in the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All-Star games on March 23. Musgrave scored 22 points in the championship game as her Southeast team beat the Northeast, 120-73. Musgrave was the game’s ...

Gustafson, Hawkeyes reach Elite 8 by beating NC State 79-61

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Iowa women’s basketball team did what it always does, working the ball around and getting it to Megan Gustafson. Now the Hawkeyes are sticking around longer in the NCAA Tournament than they have in a generation. Gustafson had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead Iowa ...

Hoiberg hired at struggling Nebraska

Fred Hoiberg, the former NBA player who coached Iowa State and the Chicago Bulls, was hired Saturday to coach a Nebraska team that had big hopes this season but finished with a 19-17 record and out of the NCAA Tournament yet again. Hoiberg has strong ties to the school, which announced his ...

Marshalltown boys tennis team targets lofty goals

Last season the Marshalltown boys tennis team reached heights it hadn’t seen in quite some time. The Bobcats ended a five-year state tournament drought with the doubles team of Luke McKibben and Luke Smith earning a qualification, and MHS was a preliminary substate qualifier after ...

Hornbuckle takes helm of MHS girls soccer squad

When the Marshalltown girls soccer team kicks off against Pella on Monday to start the season, there will be a new coach calling the shots. Leigh Hornbuckle has taken the reigns at the head man of the Bobcat girls after serving as assistant coach under former head coach Stacy Galema for the ...

Bobcat boys track hoping for season of growth

The Marshalltown boys track and field team has quite a few holes to fill this season, but the Bobcats have already gotten started on their work to fill those gaps. Only three individual leaders from a year ago return to the lineup from last year in Gabe Wyant, last season’s long-jump ...

Baylor braces for everyone’s best shot in women’s NCAA regional

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Everybody’s trying to beat Baylor, and the Bears have learned to embrace that attention. The No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women’s Tournament enters the Greensboro Regional semifinals on a Division I-best 25-game winning streak and as the favorite to reach its first ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Terrell, Malloy honored by ICCAC

AMES — Marshalltown Community College sophomore Sadie Terrell was named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division I softball Player of the Week for the week of March 18-24. In four games during that span, Terrell had six total home runs and 11 RBIs. The Tiger shortstop from ...

Garber breaks BCLUW 110-meter high hurdle record in first outdoor race

CONRAD — All last season BCLUW hurdler Jack Garber couldn’t get past the 14.79 second plateau in the 110-meter high hurdles. It took just one race in his senior year to finally bust through that time, as Garber ran a 14.49 to win the 110 high hurdles in the Comet Early Bird Track Meet on ...

Bobcat girls track finishes second in season opener

BOONE — The Marshalltown girls track and field team made its debut on Thursday at the Boone Invite, and the Bobcat girls just missed out on a team victory as they placed second with 103 points, just three behind the host-Toreadors. Despite the close loss, MHS head girls track and field ...

Iowa State signs Fennelly through 2025

AMES — Iowa State and women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly have agreed to a contract extension through 2025. The Cyclones announced the new three-year deal on Thursday. Fennelly finished his 24th season at Iowa State with an upset to loss at home to Missouri State on Monday in the ...

Iowa guard Dailey enters transfer portal

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior guard Maishe Dailey announced on Thursday that he has submitted his name in the NCAA transfer portal with the intent of leaving the Hawkeye basketball program. “Maishe has expressed his desire to play his final season elsewhere,” said Iowa head ...

A legacy worth leaving

TAMA — Just weeks before starting her first basketball season as a freshman for South Tama County, Jessica Musgrave suffered her first setback. She broke a bone in her lower leg two weeks before the 2015-16 campaign and after practicing with the varsity as an eighth-grader and essentially ...

MHS girls track led by speed and endurance

When the Marshalltown girls track and field team competes for the first time this season today at the Boone Invite, you might miss them run if you blink. The name of the game for the Bobcat girls this year will be speed, considering head coach Chad Pietig said this is the deepest group of ...

Gustafson’s supporting cast crucial for Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — Iowa reached the Sweet Sixteen in large part because of the spectacular play of Megan Gustafson. If the Hawkeyes want to go further, they’ll need Gustafson’s teammates to give her some help. Gustafson, a candidate for national Player of the Year, was predictably brilliant ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojan boys take sixth in Cub Relays

NEVADA — The West Marshall boys track and field team finished sixth out of eight teams at the Nevada Cub Relays on Tuesday with 230 team points. The Trojans took first in two relays. The 4x200-meter relay team of Josh Larsen, Brian Morrison, Colby McMorran and Cameron Bannister won with a ...

UNLV tabs SDSU’s Otzelberger as next coach

UNLV has hired South Dakota State’s T.J. Otzelberger as its next basketball coach. Otzelberger spent the past three seasons at South Dakota State, going 70-33 while leading the Jackrabbits to the NCAA Tournament twice. South Dakota State won the Summit League regular-season title this ...

Comets get the worm

CONRAD — The spring sports season got underway in earnest on Tuesday evening when the BCLUW girls track and field team hosted 12 other teams from around the area for the Comet Early Bird Track Meet. The Comets didn’t just host the meet either, they competed well throughout the night and ...

ISU signs basketball coach through 2025

AMES — Iowa State and coach Steve Prohm have agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season. The Cyclones announced the deal on Tuesday, ending speculation that Prohm might leave for Alabama, his alma mater. The Crimson Tide and Avery Johnson recently agreed to part ...