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3 area football teams qualify for state playoffs

There are three teams from the coverage area who are heading to the playoff postseason, West Marshall, North Tama and Gladbrook-Reinbeck. West Marshall (7-2) is back in the playoffs after splitting the Class 2A District 7 title with Benton Community and Union Community. The Trojans ...

North Tama closes by beating BCLUW, 52-0

CONRAD — The Class A No. 4 North Tama football team closed out the regular season with 52-0 win over BCLUW in Class A District 7 play. In the last three games of the season, the Redhawks (8-1, 5-1) outscored their opponents by a combined 154-0. Tyler Morrison finished the regular season ...

Northern Iowa stifles No. 3 South Dakota St

CEDAR FALLS — Xavior Williams returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown with 23 seconds left in the game to put the finishing touches on Northern Iowa’s 24-9 upset win over South Dakota State in Missouri Valley Football Conference play on Saturday. Eli Dunne passed for 172 yards ...

Lauer leads the way in Drake’s win over Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio — Drew Lauer had 28 carries for 140 yards and two touchdowns to lead Drake to a 28-17 win against Dayton on Saturday. Drake (4-2, 3-1 Pioneer Football League) has won four of its last five, and the Bulldogs defense has surrendered just 13.4 points a contest over that ...

’Cats corralled in finale

After failing in its last two attempts, the Marshalltown football team had one last shot at securing a winning record on Friday night when it hosted rival Fort Dodge for a final Class 4A District 2 game at Leonard Cole Field. Unfortunately for the Bobcat faithful, the Dodgers proved to be ...

Trojans back into playoffs after beating Union 26-16

STATE CENTER — The West Marshall football team capped off the regular season with a 26-16 win over Union Community in a Class 2A District 7 matchup on Friday night. The win secured a spot in a three-way tie for West Marshall, as the Trojans (7-2, 4-1), Knights (6-3, 4-1) and Benton ...

Rebels finish off unbeaten district title

GLADBROOK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team coasted into the playoffs as the 8-Man District 5 champion by clobbering Colo-NESCO 56-14 in Friday’s regular-season finale. Colton Clark ran for 129 yards and three touchdowns for the Rebels (7-2, 7-0), who had already secured their ...

No. 19 Hawkeyes return home for talented Terrapins

IOWA CITY — Iowa is back in the Top 25 behind a rejuvenated offense and a resilient defense. The 19th-ranked Hawkeye football team (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) hope to keep things rolling on Saturday in its only home game in a stretch of 42 days when they host Maryland (4-2, 2-1) for just the second ...

AAU basketball coach admits to sexually exploiting 400 boys

IOWA CITY — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on social ...

Hermanson ends MHS hiatus

A four-year state drought was ended for the Marshalltown girls cross country team on Thursday, as Bobcat freshman Phoebe Hermanson punched her ticket to the state meet. Hermanson ran her best time of the season in the state-qualifying meet at the cross country course on the Marshalltown ...

Edens in, East Marshall out

GMG junior Jackson Edens is headed back to the state cross country meet for a second-straight season after his performance on Thursday afternoon. Edens finished in 13th in the Class 1A state-qualifying meet on the Marshalltown Community College Cross Country Course, coming in with a time of ...

East Marshall girls earn first team bid in 5 years

For the first time since 2013 the East Marshall girls cross country team is back in the state meet. The Mustangs finished third in the Class 1A state-qualifying meet at the Marshalltown Community College Cross Country Course with a score of 85, just two points behind North Linn in second ...

MHS boys 6th, but no qualifiers

Competing for a team state qualification was a bit of a long shot for the Marshalltown boys cross country team on Thursday in their Class 4A state-qualifying meet, but that wasn’t necessarily the goal for the Bobcats. When facing the likes of No. 5 Waukee, No. 12 Ames and teams to watch ...

CROSS COUNTRY: Silver leads Comets to state

CEDAR RAPIDS — The BCLUW boys cross country team placed first in the 1A state-qualifying meet at Noelridge Park on Thursday with a score of 49, just two points ahead of South Winneshiek in second. Caleb Silver paced the Comets to their state qualification with an individual win in the ...

MHS swimmers sink to sixth

PLEASANT HILL — Marshalltown senior Shakira Herrera had a part in all four of the Bobcats’ top-six finishes at the CIML Iowa Conference swimming meet on Thursday night at Southeast Polk High School. The Bobcats, who led in the team standings after Monday’s diving competition, came ...

Bobcats blast into next round

It’s been a bit of a mixed bag over the last couple of weeks of the season for the Marshalltown volleyball team, as the Bobcats were 4-8 in the final two weeks before the regional playoffs. Heading into the Class 5A Region 4 tournament, MHS wanted to send a message that it is still a force ...

Bobcats host Dodgers with winning season on the line

The Marshalltown football team has been one win away from its first winning record since 2012 for the last two weeks, but the Bobcats have failed to secure that elusive fifth win. MHS will have one last chance to win its fifth game on Friday night when it hosts long-time rival Fort Dodge for ...

UNI adds 4-star PG and familiar face in A.J. Green

CEDAR FALLS — Once a mighty mid-major, the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team has lost more games than it has won over the past two seasons. The Panthers are hoping four-star freshman point guard A.J. Green can help them get back to the top of the Missouri Valley standings. Green, a ...

No. 19 Iowa’s passing game finally flying

IOWA CITY — For years, Iowa’s passing game was stuck in a rut. The Hawkeyes have finally gotten untracked. No. 19 Iowa (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) moved into the Top 25 for the first time this year on the strength of back-to-back road wins powered by junior quarterback Nate Stanley and a passing ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Trojans taken out by Iowa Falls-Alden

IOWA FALLS — The West Marshall volleyball team fell to Class 3A No. 10 Iowa Falls-Alden in the 3A Region 4 tournament in three sets on Wednesday, 25-23, 25-17, 25-14. With the win, the Cadets (27-6) eliminate the Trojans (17-18) from the postseason for a second-straight season. Teresa ...