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Trojans tangled by Braves

STATE CENTER — For one half of basketball, West Marshall was handling the Montezuma Braves girls’ box-and-one defense against star forward Katy Reyerson. Reyerson only scored four in the first half, but contributions from Kiki Pfantz, Avery Randall and Delaney Nichols helped the Trojans to ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Mixed success for area girls basketball teams

Mercifully, 2020 has come to an end. But as the troubled year expires, let’s take a look at the state of high school basketball in the area. The nine teams in the Times-Republican’s coverage area have had mixed success, with a couple performing above expectations and some struggling for ...

Bench helps Bulldogs beat Salukis, go to 13-0

DES MOINES — Joseph Yesufu came off the bench to tally 16 points to lift Drake to an 86-55 win over Southern Illinois on Monday night, the Bulldogs’ 13th consecutive victory to open the season. Another reserve, Garrett Sturtz, had 14 points and nine rebounds for Drake (13-0, 4-0 Missouri ...

Iowa’s Clark, Warnock net B1G weekly honors

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa freshman Caitlin Clark was named Big Ten Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week for the fifth time, and sophomore McKenna Clark earned Player of the Week Honor Roll, the conference announced Monday. Clark has been named Freshman of the Week every week that ...

Cyclones feast at Fiesta

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Iowa State had a year of highs in the dark days of a pandemic. The Cyclones capped it with a dominating performance under one of college football’s brightest spotlights. Breece Hall ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns, Brock Purdy accounted for two scores and No. 12 Iowa ...

BIG FOUR HOOPS: No. 10 Hawkeyes outlast No. 14 Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Luka Garza got his points for No. 10 Iowa, but otherwise, 14th-ranked Rutgers managed to stifle the Big Ten’s top offense. The problem for the Scarlet Knights was on the other end of the floor — and it had nothing to do with the Hawkeyes’ defense, either. Garza ...