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And then there were 2 Trojans

DES MOINES — To start the second day of action in the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships, the South Tama County wrestling team had five out of six competitors still in the mix in Class 2A. That fact held throughout the day, as every Trojan left won at least one match and staked ...

Spartans fend off Falcons

GRUNDY CENTER — Hailey Wallis finally got to play the season-opener about two-and-a-half months later, but boy did she make the most of her second chance. Wallis scored a game-high 17 points and the Class 2A No. 8 Grundy Center girls’ basketball team fought past its neighbor to the north ...

Pfantz falls short of podium

DES MOINES — A great career from a West Marshall wrestler came to a close on Friday night in the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships, as four-time state qualifier Hunter Pfantz lost in the second consolation round to complete his time as a Trojan. Pfantz, the No. 6 wrestler in ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Eighth-ranked Cougars club Clarksville

ACKLEY — The No. 8 AGWSR girls basketball team rolled to an easy 55-28 victory over Clarksville on Friday in their Class 1A Region 3 semifinal. Mandy Willems had 24 points to pace the Cougars (20-2), and she finished with 10 rebounds to record the playoff double-double. Aubrie Fisher ...

Drake edges UNI in Valley showdown

CEDAR FALLS — Sammie Bachrodt scored a season-high 20 points for the Drake women’s basketball team in a 72-67 win at Northern Iowa on Friday night at the McLeod Center. Drake (19-7, 14-0 Missouri Valley Conference) had three others finish in double-figures as Becca Hittner scored 16 ...

Still in the mix

DES MOINES — When the four representatives from the Marshalltown wrestling team walked out on the mat at Wells Fargo Arena for warm-ups before the Class 3A portion of the Iowa High School State Wrestling meet on Thursday, they did so for the first time in their career. While none of them ...

Trojans hold off PCM

LE GRAND — The free-wheeling West Marshall offense let loose on more 3-point attempts than shots from inside the arc, even when it held a lead and the ball and had time on its side. Yet when shot selection wavered and PCM pulled closer and closer, the Trojan boys’ basketball team had just ...

Mustangs outlast Eagles

LE GRAND — Things didn’t look good at the beginning for the Class 2A No. 7 East Marshall boys basketball team in their 2A District 13 semifinal against Pella Christian on Thursday night. The Mustangs were stifled by a strong zone from the Eagles, and Pella Christian dropped in four shots ...

South Tama keeps five alive at state

DES MOINES — The South Tama County wrestling team boasted the highest number of total state qualifiers in the area with six, and that number remains strong after the first day with five of the six winning on the day and advancing on to the second day of competition of the Iowa High School ...

Fuller storms into quarterfinals

DES MOINES — The conclusion of the first round of the Class 2A Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena was the typical setup with heavyweights finishing things off, so South Hardin-BCLUW senior Ryne Fuller had a while to wait before his first match of ...

MCC women fall on Sophomore Night

The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team lost its final home game of the season on Thursday, falling to the Grand View University junior varsity, 70-64. Sarah Kavanh saved the best game of her career as a Tiger for the final home showing, dropping in 28 points on a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Hames helps Cougars top Huskies

ROCKFORD — The AGWSR boys basketball team won in the Class 1A District 4 quarterfinals over Nashua-Plainfield on Thursday, 58-50. Alex Hames led the Cougars (9-13) with 27 points, with 15 of those coming off of five made 3-pointers. Luke Starr also had 16 for AGWSR, while Alec Stahl ...

Bobcat matmen looking for podiums

Before the beginning of the season, the Marshalltown wrestling team sat down and made a list of goals, as many teams do to start the year. On that list were some goals the Bobcats thought more achievable, and others were a bit more grandiose. With the Iowa High School State Wrestling ...

Trojans turn back E-B-F

STATE CENTER — Emma Meyer couldn’t help but think of the finality of it all, playing her last home game with the West Marshall girls’ basketball team. She had already used the way the last two seasons ended as motivation to help get her team to this point. Meyer and two other Trojan ...

Scarlets send ’Cats packing in regionals

DES MOINES — A long season came to a close for the Marshalltown girls basketball team on Wednesday, as the Bobcats lost their Class 5A Region 8 opener on the road to Des Moines East, 79-34. It was a tough night for the MHS girls, as they gave up the second-most points of the season to the ...

South Tama stuns No. 6 Roland-Story

STORY CITY — The South Tama County girls basketball team upset Class 3A No. 6 Roland-Story in the semifinals of the 3A Region 7 tournament on Wednesday, 56-52. The Trojans (14-9) led through most of the first half, taking a 29-26 lead into halftime, and they seemed to just stay one step ...

Wolverines handle Hawkeyes 74-59

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Lately, Duncan Robinson has found himself pondering his legacy. Senior co-captains Robinson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman each scored 18 points to help No. 22 Michigan beat Iowa 74-59 on Wednesday night. It was a win that both young men looked at as another stepping stone ...

Timmer leads with 39 points as Drake downs Indiana State

DES MOINES — Reed Timmer scored a career-high 39 points to lead Drake as it downed Indiana State 90-76 on Wednesday night. Timmer was 8 of 15 from long range and sank all nine of his free throws for the Bulldogs (15-13, 9-6 Missouri Valley Conference). De’Antae McMurray added 16 points ...

‘Not done yet’

It was almost a business-like atmosphere at Wayward Social for the Class 3A District 5 joint state qualifying bowling meet on Tuesday, as the Marshalltown boys bowling team came with one goal in mind. Make it to yet another state meet. The Bobcats showed a great deal of focus as they went ...

Potter pins down state berth

Even before the Class 3A District 5 bowling joint qualifying started on Tuesday at Wayward Social, Marshalltown senior Karlie Potter seemed like a ball of energy. She kept mentioning to her teammates and those around her that she was “pumped” for the meet, and that energy turned out to ...