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Power of three

GRINNELL — At the conclusion of the CIML Iowa Conference diving meet last week, Marshalltown senior Alli Trowbridge earned the title of ‘conference champion’. At the conclusion of the regional diving meet at Grinnell College on Thursday, Trowbridge found herself with a new title: ...

Rebels ruin Redhawks’ hopes for repeat

TRAER — North Tama went from fast-rising hopeful to a program with suddenly steep expectations. Gladbrook-Reinbeck was more than thrilled to play spoiler. After falling to North Tama in their previous three meetings this season, the No. 11 Rebels swept aside the No. 5 Redhawks on their way ...

Comets survive and advance

JEWELL — Down 21-15 in the fourth set, Kristen Garber called a timeout. Besides talking about not tipping the volleyball, the Comet head coach sent a message about not getting caught up in the moment. The BCLUW volleyball team had already won the first two sets of Thursday’s Class 2A Region ...

Freshman Phoe-nom

The last time a freshman made the state meet for the Marshalltown girls cross country team, Phoebe Hermanson was 3 years old. Now 11 years later, Hermanson is the first Bobcat freshman to make the trip to Fort Dodge for the Iowa High School State Cross Country Championships since Lydia ...

New parking measures for state cross country

There will be a new parking situation in Fort Dodge for the Iowa High School State Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Due to wet grounds there will be no parking in Kennedy Park for the meet, nor will there be parking in the fields close to Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. Instead ...

Cyclones’ staunch defense fuels optimism for home stretch

The Iowa State football team is fresh off a much-needed bye week and seemingly set up for a strong finish after a 3-3 start. The biggest reason for the Cyclones’ optimism is a defense that is playing as well as any in the Big 12. Iowa State (3-3, 2-2 Big 12) has held each of its six ...

No. 18 Iowa takes 3-game win streak to Happy Valley

IOWA CITY — The No. 18 Iowa football team is on the current list of one-loss playoff dark horses, thanks in large part to a schedule that looks challenging yet manageable. The Hawkeyes (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) might also be a potential postseason team because they’re just that good. The ...

Fisher named to UNI 50th anniversary team

CEDAR FALLS — Former BCLUW pitcher Jamie (Fisher) Kruger has been named to the University of Northern Iowa 50th anniversary team as part of the yearlong celebration honoring the start of women’s intercollegiate athletics at the university. Fisher was the Missouri Valley Conference Rookie ...

MCC volleyball sweeps Blue Knights

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team earned a victory over Dakota County Technical College on Tuesday, 25-23, 25-22, 25-12. Elena Yee and Marija Egic each led the Tigers (33-5) with 11 kills, while Sadie Smith and Chiara Mottola had seven apiece. Jelena ...

Rolling on the Reivers

Down 1-0 with less than 15 minutes on the clock, Iowa Western was doing everything it could to equalize its NJCAA Region XI tournament semifinal against the No. 2 Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team. Despite the desperation from the Reivers, it was the Tigers who would score a ...

Hawkettes too hot for Bobcats, 3-0

ANKENY — The Marshalltown volleyball team had been hot and cold all season, but it couldn’t afford an off night when it faced Class 5A No. 6 Ankeny in the 5A Region 4 semifinals on Tuesday night. Cold was exactly what the Bobcats were against the Hawkettes, however, as Ankeny rolled to ...

MCC netters trample Ellsworth in three sets

IOWA FALLS — The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team added to its already school-record win total with a three-set sweep of Ellsworth Community College on Monday, 25-11, 25-11, 25-14. Marija Egic led the Tigers (32-5) in kills with 11, followed by Sadie Smith with eight and Elena ...

No. 5 Redhawks jolt Bolts in three

TRAER — A long 10-day break between matches seemed to slow down the North Tama volleyball team to start its Class 1A Region 3 quarterfinal matchup against Baxter on Monday. The Bolts jumped out to an 8-4 lead over the No. 5 Redhawks to start the first set, but rather than call a timeout ...

BCLUW blasts past Plainsmen in straight sets

CONRAD — One night short of exactly one year later, the BCLUW and Belle Plaine volleyball teams met in the same round of the Class 2A regional tournament. The visiting team was sent home disappointed again, but a lot quicker this time around. BCLUW blunted Belle Plaine’s big gun in the ...

Rebels roll over Spartans in three

REINBECK — The Class 1A No. 11 Gladbrook-Reinbeck volleyball team swept Collins-Maxwell in the 1A Region 3 quarterfinals on Monday, 25-16, 25-19, 25-16. The Rebels (26-9) only faced adversity in the second set, when the Spartans (14-13) jumped out to a 14-7 lead. G-R got back into it thanks ...

Victims of AAU coach still coming forward

IOWA CITY — Many of the 400 boys who were sexually exploited by an Iowa basketball coach are only learning now what happened to them months or years ago and some have still yet to be identified or contacted, an investigator said Monday. The victims of former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg ...

Gustafson tabbed Big Ten Preseason Player of Year

ROSEMONT, Ill. — University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was named the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year, and junior Kathleen Doyle earned preseason all-Big Ten honors, the conference announced Monday. The Hawkeyes were picked to finish second in the Big Ten by the conference’s head ...

UNI’s Ferch feted after 13 tackles

ST. LOUIS — Northern Iowa senior linebacker Duncan Ferch has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Panthers to a 24-9 win over second-ranked South Dakota State on Saturday at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. The UNI defense held ...

Swarm-troopers

IOWA CITY — On a day when the wind made nearly every play an ugly one, Iowa’s defense looked beautiful. Nate Stanley threw for 86 yards and a touchdown and 19th-ranked Iowa pummeled Maryland 23-0 on Saturday for its third straight victory. Anthony Nelson added a TD on a fumble recovery ...

Record-setter to remember

The 31st win of the Marshalltown Community College volleyball team’s season might have been the biggest one yet. The Tigers hosted a triangular against the Grand View University junior varsity and Hawkeye Community College on Saturday at the Student Activity Center, and after beating the ...