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Brocktober begins anew for ISU

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AMES — Iowa State’s offensive strategy this season has been to let quarterback Brock Purdy try to make as many plays as possible. Purdy showed yet again on Saturday how effective such an approach can be, running and throwing his way past an overwhelmed TCU defense. Purdy threw for 247 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Disney hits milestone, Trojans take 2nd

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MADRID — West Marshall senior Teresa Disney recorded her 200th career block and the Trojan volleyball team had its most successful day of the season, scoring four wins en route to a runner-up finish at the Madrid Tournament on Saturday. The Trojans (11-18) went 3-0 in pool play to gain entry ...

McElvain guides UNI past Youngstown State 21-14

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CEDAR FALLS — Redshirt freshman Will McElvain threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Weston, and Trevor Allen and Tyler Hoosman ran for scores, as Northern Iowa held off Youngstown State 21-14 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener between two ranked teams on Saturday. McElvain ...

Corwin, Lauer, Meis help Drake top Valparaiso 35-6

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DES MOINES — Ian Corwin threw two touchdowns passes and Drake held Valparaiso to just 131 yards of offense in a 35-6 victory on Saturday. After a scoreless first quarter, Corwin directed a 15-play, 64-yard drive that took 6:20 off the clock with Drew Lauer running it in from the 2-yard line ...

Bobcat defense strikes gold out west

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SIOUX CITY — The Marshalltown defense not only set the tone. It started the scoring, too. The Bobcat football team got an eight-point boost from its defense and the offense did the rest as Marshalltown roughed up Sioux City West 57-12 in Friday’s Class 4A District 2 contest at Elwood ...

North Tama pulls off comeback win in top-5 clash

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GRUNDY CENTER — As the saying goes, the third time is the charm. That stayed true for Class A No. 3 North Tama, after being stopped twice before completing their 14-13 comeback win over No. 4 Grundy Center that came down to one final drive on Friday night. The Redhawks (6-0, 4-0) had ...

No. 14 Iowa, No. 19 Michigan aim to end drought in Big Ten

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 14 Iowa and No. 19 Michigan have at least one thing in common, failing to finish first since the schools shared the Big Ten title in 2004. Iowa is in its longest conference championship drought since going two-plus decades between the titles won by the Forest ...

TCU visits Iowa State in key Big 12 showdown

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AMES — TCU is still looking for a signature win despite outscoring its opponents by nearly 22 points per game. Iowa State has lost twice by a total of just three points despite having what many thought might be its best team as a Big 12 member. The Horned Frogs and Cyclones have a lot to ...

Rebels crush Collins-Maxwell 74-14

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GLADBROOK — Keagan Giesking and Eli Thede both ran for two touchdowns in the first half and the Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team clobbered Collins-Maxwell 74-14 in Friday’s 8-Man District 5 clash on Friday night at ‘The Pit.’ Giesking gave the Rebels (4-2, 4-0) a 16-0 lead with his ...

Davis tops conference as Bobcats fall to fourth

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FORT DODGE — If the Marshalltown boys’ golf team hopes to get back to the state tournament for the third year in a row, the Bobcats at least know whose example to follow. MHS senior Cole Davis shot a 2-under-par round of 69 to claim medalist honors at the CIML Iowa Conference meet on ...

Comets can’t unseat Spartans

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CONRAD — The BCLUW volleyball team was swept by Class 2A No. 6 Grundy Center in an NICL West Division match on Thursday night as the 1A No. 13 Comets lost 25-19, 25-8, 26-24. Had BCLUW (15-9, 4-1) come away with the win, the Comets would have secured a share of the conference title. ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Seniors power Trojans past Mustangs

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STATE CENTER — The West Marshall volleyball team leaned on its seniors on Senior Night and the Trojans took a three-set sweep from East Marshall in Thursday’s NICL West Division contest, winning 25-10, 25-14, 25-22. Renae Schaper led West Marshall (7-17, 2-3) with eight kills to go with ...

Bobcats head west in search of bounceback victory

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After dropping its first game of the season to Ankeny Centennial, the Marshalltown football team will look to get back in the win column against winless Sioux City West. “I think [the loss] was a big wakeup,” Goodvin said. “The kids obviously don’t like losing. We are focused right ...

MCC soccer blows out Scott, 15-0

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BETTENDORF — The Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team posted a 15-0 blowout win over Scott CC on Wednesday. MCC (8-3, 3-2) had 12 different players score a goal and opened the first half with an 8-0 lead over the Eagles (4-7, 1-4). Augusto Cunha kicked off the scoring ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Local runners compete in Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE — The Marshalltown and East Marshall cross country teams competed in the Knoxville Invatational on Monday. The Marshalltown boys’ team finished in eighth place with a team score of 198 points while East Marshall finished in 11th place with a total score of 296 points. ...

Iowa’s Wieskamp is preseason all-Big Ten

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — University of Iowa sophomore Joe Wieskamp is one of 10 men’s basketball players selected to the 2019-20 Preseason All-Big Ten team as selected by a media voting panel. The Big Ten Conference office made the announcement Wednesday morning. Wieskamp (6-foot-6, 210 pounds) ...

Iowa State trying to jumpstart woeful running game against TCU

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AMES — Iowa State began the season with five running backs and coach Matt Campbell hoping that one would step forward and prove he could be the No. 1 guy. After four games, that hasn’t happened. No one yet has given the team the production it needs from the position and as a result, the ...

No. 19 Michigan prepares for tough test against No. 14 Iowa

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have a chance to change the conversation. The Wolverines were humiliated at Wisconsin, giving up five touchdowns before scoring late in the lopsided game. Michigan bounced back with a feel-good win over Rutgers, but beating a team ...

’Cats declawed by No. 3 Valley

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The Marshalltown volleyball team fell victim to powerhouse Class 5A No. 3 West Des Moines Valley in a sweep on Tuesday night at the Roundhouse. The Bobcats (7-11, 0-3) lost 25-15, 25-12, 25-16 as Valley picked up its 20th win in a row while remaining unbeaten in the CIML Iowa ...

Bobcats drop times but fall to Mason City

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The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team lost a home CIML Iowa Conference dual meet to Mason City on Tuesday, 112-71. “Finally a week with just one meet,” head coach Angie Nelson said. “We’ve been waiting for this. I am so excited to see the progress these girls are making and ...