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MCC prepping for busy winter

As the calendar turns over into 2021, it signals the (hopeful) beginning of what will be one of the busiest winter sport seasons in the history of Marshalltown Community College. Starting January 9 with the Tiger men’s basketball team taking on Iowa Central Community College in ...

West Marshall’s Pinnick picks Northern Illinois

STATE CENTER — In a year when recruitment relied on text messages, video conferencing and virtual tours, Northern Illinois still managed to make West Marshall High School senior Luke Pinnick feel right at home from afar. Pinnick recently returned the favor by signing his National Letter of ...

Warnock’s triumphant return lifts Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — Welcome back, McKenna. The difficult thing to do after McKenna Warnock’s return to the Iowa women’s basketball starting lineup is picking a favorite play Thursday against Rutgers. The Hawkeyes (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) extended their home winning streak to 41 with a 90-84 victory ...

Big Ten releases 2021 wrestling schedule

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa wrestling team will contest nine conference duals beginning with a January 15 home date against Nebraska, the Big Ten Conference announced Thursday. Iowa’s schedule includes three home dates against Nebraska (Jan. 15), Illinois and Michigan (Jan. 31), ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: Warriors, Wolverines start fast

Mercifully, 2020 is coming to an end. But as the year winds down, 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 ...

Purdy and Shough return to their roots at the Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Iowa State’s Brock Purdy and Oregon’s Tyler Shough were baseball teammates when they were younger. They work out together in the offseason and have the same quarterbacks coach. They played against each other four times in high school, including two games that have ...