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MHS track shows potential to start the spring

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Marshalltown boys head track coach Doug Bacon has been around the Bobcat track program for a long time, so he knows what it takes for a team to be successful. As the MHS boys prepare to start the outdoor portion of their schedule today with a meet at Waukee, Bacon said this season’s ...

Tigers toppled twice in home opener

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Baseball returned to Marshalltown for the first time in 2018 on Wednesday when the Marshalltown Community College baseball team hosted NJCAA Division II No. 12 Kirkwood Community College for a home-opening doubleheader. In game one at Shawn Williams field on the MCC campus, the Tigers erased ...

STC grad Van Dyk leads UNI to win at ORU/SFA

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TROPHY CLUB, Texas — The Northern Iowa women’s golf team finished in first place at the ORU/SFA Spring Break Invite on Wednesday. The Panthers won all three rounds of the tournament as runner-up Texas-Arlington’s final team score of 944 fell a full 22 strokes short of UNI’s final of ...

Clayborn joins Patriots to bolster pass rush

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Doctors told Adrian Clayborn not to play football. His mother decided it was safer than letting him hang out on the streets. The free agent defensive end, who signed with the defending AFC champion New England Patriots last week, developed a condition called Erb’s ...

Chiefs sign UNI grad Xavier Williams

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed defensive tackle Xavier Williams, a restricted free agent from the Arizona Cardinals, who declined to match the offer Kansas City made to the run-stopper. The Chiefs announced the signing in a statement Wednesday. The 6-foot-2, ...

Hawkeyes seeking new linebackers

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IOWA CITY — For years, Iowa didn’t have much to worry about at linebacker. The Hawkeyes head into spring workouts with question marks at all three spots after losing a veteran trio keyed by All-American Josey Jewell. Iowa (8-5 in 2017) knew for the past few seasons that Jewell, Ben ...

Iowa’s Ellingson to transfer, Wagner to switch to football

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IOWA CITY — The dismantling of Iowa’s underperforming roster began Tuesday, as reserves Brady Ellingson and Ahmad Wagner announced that they were leaving the program. The school says Ellingson, a redshirt junior, will graduate in May and seek to play a year as a graduate transfer at ...

Jailed Iowa coach says he’s not a risk

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CEDAR RAPIDS — A coach who ran a program for Iowa’s top youth basketball players wants out of jail pending trial on charges that he secretly recorded some of them undressing. An attorney for ex-Iowa Barnstormers director Greg Stephen argued in a filing Tuesday that he’s not a danger to ...

Korver leaves Cavs after brother’s death

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CLEVELAND — Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver has been excused from the team to be with family following the death of a younger brother. The team issued a statement late Tuesday night saying Korver’s brother, Kirk, died earlier in the day. “We extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS grad 1st at Corn Cob Nationals

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DES MOINES — Former Marshalltown High School wrestler Pedro Gomez, who won a state title for the Bobcats in 2013, is still getting it done on the mat as he recently won the 19-to-34-year-old heavyweight bracket in the Corn Cob Nationals over the weekend. Gomez won all four of his matches ...

Shields, Tyon represent STC on all-conference first team

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South Tama County seniors Sterling Tyon and Gabe Shields were both selected to the WaMaC Conference West Division all-conference first team after the Trojans won the division for the first time since joining the conference in 2014. Shields was a defensive force during WaMaC West play, leading ...

Musgrave named to all-WaMaC West team

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South Tama County junior Jessica Musgrave was named to the WaMaC Conference West Division all-conference first team after a stellar campaign for the Trojans this season. Musgrave was the leading scorer during West Division play, amassing 309 total points in 14 division games, good for 22.1 ...

Hellickson adds an arm to Nats’ competition for 5th starter

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Washington Nationals’ competition for the fifth starter spot could run beyond opening day. The Nationals signed eight-year veteran Jeremy Hellickson to a minor league contract over the weekend, adding him to the mix that already included A.J. Cole and Erick ...

Northern Colorado drops Drake in CIT second round

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GREELEY, Colo. — Midway through the second half on Sunday in the Drake men’s basketball team’s second-round game in the Collegeinsider.com Tournament against Northern Colorado, the Bulldogs found themselves in some trouble. After entering halftime down seven points, 36-29, Drake saw ...

Here’s looking at you, kid

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CLEVELAND — University of Iowa freshman Spencer Lee defeated Rutgers’ Nick Suriano by a 5-1 decision on Saturday night to win the 125-pound title at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Lee, the No. 3 seed, scored a takedown with three seconds left in the first period, escaped in the second, ...

Feeling blue: Creighton knocks off Hawks, 76-70

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LOS ANGELES — A week ago Creighton didn’t know if it would qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Now the Bluejays are onto the second round. Jaylyn Agnew scored 24 points and Sydney Lamberty added 20 to lead the No. 11 seeded Bluejays to a 76-70 win over No. 6 seeded Iowa in a first round of ...

Drake squares off with Northern Colorado in CIT

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GREELEY, Colo. — The Drake University men’s basketball team continues its postseason run in the Collegeinsider.com Tournament today when it takes on Northern Colorado at 4 p.m at Bank of Colorado Arena. The Bulldogs (17-16) advanced to face the Bears (22-12) after an 80-73 win against ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcats’ Huffman, Reeder get top-10

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PELLA — The Marshalltown boys track team headed to the Central College Indoor meet on Friday and two Bobcats individually came away with top-10 finishes. Ryan Huffman earned fourth place in the high jump by clearing 5-foot-8, and Tyler Reeder finished sixth in the 60-meter hurdles with a ...

Nickal’s pin clinches Penn States’ 7th title in 8 years

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CLEVELAND — Bo Nickal isn’t known for demonstrative displays of raw emotion. Clinching an NCAA championship with a vengeful pin over a longtime rival brought it out of the Penn State 184-pounder on Saturday night. Nickal reversed an early attack from Ohio State’s Myles Martin and spun ...

West edges East boys, 112-111

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REINBECK — While no one is going to argue there was a lot of defense played on the boys side of the NICL Senior All-Star game on Friday evening, there was some late-game intrigue in the matchup. The West Division squad had built a comfortable lead midway through the second half, but the ...