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MHS girls rise above North

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After suffering its first loss of the season on Monday on the road at Newton, the Marshalltown girls bowling team had a chance to get right in its home opener on Tuesday with a win over Des Moines North. The Bobcat girls did just that, beating the Polar Bears 2,267-1,911 at Wayward Social on ...

Dragons pull away to beat MHS boys

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JOHNSTON — The Marshalltown boys’ basketball team used a full-court zone press to get themselves back into the game, but it was Johnston’s pressure that turned the tide for the host Dragons. Johnston took the ball away from the Bobcats too many times for Marshalltown to keep pace, and ...

Johnston’s pressure corners ’Cats

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JOHNSTON — Four players scored in double figures and the Class 5A No. 2 Johnston girls’ basketball team dropped Marshalltown 77-17 on Tuesday night in CIML action. The visiting Bobcats (0-3), playing their second game in as many nights without senior guard Alyvia Chadderdon, were limited ...

Wieskamp helps No. 14 Iowa tip Pitt

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IOWA CITY — The first five games were a relative breeze for the 14th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, who unexpectedly jumped into the Top 25 after an impressive trip to New York. The rebuilding Pitt Panthers reminded Iowa that things typically aren’t so easy against fellow high-major teams — even ...

Drake men hold off Boise State, 83-74

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DES MOINES — Nick McGlynn scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots and Drake held off Boise State 83-74 on Tuesday night. Nick Norton added 16 points with four assists for the Bulldogs (4-1), who made 23 of 28 free throws. Tremell Murphy scored 13 points and D.J. Wilins ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Wolverines win Iowa Star opener over Bolts, 55-40

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GARWIN — The GMG girls basketball team beat Iowa Star Conference South Division foe Baxter on Tuesday night, 55-40. The Wolverines (2-0, 1-0) trailed the Bolts (0-3, 0-1) by four at halftime but won the second half 41-22 to earn the win. Kelsey Vaverka had a team-high 21 points for GMG, ...

Tigers claw back

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At the end of a game where neither team could maintain momentum on Monday night, the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team trailed Iowa Central by six points, 73-67, with under two minutes to go. Sophomore Kelton Edwards hit back-to-back threes for the Tigers to cut the ...

Appel in the drivers’ seat for Bobcat boys

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A new face will be patrolling the sidelines for the Marshalltown boys basketball team in its upcoming season. Michael Appel takes starts his tenure leading the Bobcats when they travel to face Johnston today, moving up from his assistant coaching job last season under Scott Smith. Appel ...

Cyclones blast past Mavericks, 82-55

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AMES — Iowa State will likely get back star forward Cameron Lard and key reserve Zoran Talley back from suspensions for their next game next Monday. The Cyclones largely survived their absences. But the biggest question for the week ahead for coach Steve Prohm will be how to integrate Lard ...

Tiny non-scholarship Drake gets shot at No. 24 Iowa St

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DES MOINES — When the Drake Bulldogs walked off the field in Morehead, Kentucky, on Nov. 17, their seniors were sure their football careers were over. A random series of events that began in September and ended two days after that supposed finale has given the Bulldogs one more crack at ...

Johnson’s career-high 24 enough for Bobcat girls

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WATERLOO — Almost a year removed from last year’s season-opening win, the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team nearly got another. The Bobcats led Waterloo East 19-16 at the half but could not finish it out, falling 49-46 to the host Trojans on Monday night. Waterloo East (1-0) ...

MHS boys bowlers move to 2-0, girls suffer 1st loss

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NEWTON — The Marshalltown boys bowling team earned its second victory of the season with a 2,913-2,765 win over Newton on Monday at Cardinal Lanes. Kamrin Chizek led the Bobcats (2-0) with a two-game series score of 425, while Ray Wiegand had a 390, Lucas Kramer had a 385 and Sage Keahna ...

Hawkeye State women’s trio ranked

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NEW YORK — Three women’s college basketball teams from the state of Iowa were ranked for the first time in 20 years with the entry of Iowa State and Drake. The University of Iowa (5-1) fell two spots to No. 14, while Iowa State (23) and Drake (24) made their debuts. The final poll of ...

Comeback ’Clones

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AMES — If anyone was worried Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy might still be stuck in a rut after the loss at Texas last week, he showed otherwise right out of the gates. He threw three bombs to three different receivers in the first half — Tarique Milton (41-yard gain), Hakeem Butler ...

Cardiac Cats

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CEDAR FALLS — Things didn’t look good for the University of Northern Iowa football team after the first few drives against Lamar University in the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs on Saturday in the UNI-Dome. The Panthers allowed the Cardinals touchdowns on their first two ...

FSU beats No. 12 Iowa for Junkanoo Jam title

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BIMINI, Bahamas — Nausia Woolfolk scored 15 of her career-high 25 points in the second half to help Florida State beat No. 12 Iowa 71-67 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Junkanoo Jam. Kiah Gillespie had 13 points and nine rebounds, Valencia Myers added 10 and nine and Nicki ...

Depth powers Iowa past Purdue in B1G opener

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IOWA CITY — Senior 197-pounder Mitch Bowman led off with an upset victory and the No. 3 Iowa wrestling team strung together five-straight wins in the middle of its 26-9 win over No. 14 Purdue on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Bowman was giving away 13 pounds to 11th-ranked Christian ...

Ash will be back as Rutgers coach

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Rutgers football coach Chris Ash is set to return next season. Athletic director Patrick Hobbs said after the team’s 14-10 loss to Michigan State on Saturday night that Ash will be back. The Scarlet Knights finished 1-11 this year. “They never quit and that’s a ...

4 area players named to IGCA All-State teams

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The first state tournament team in 30 years from Gladbrook-Reinbeck was fueled by a first-team all-stater. G-R sophomore outside hitter Saari Kuehl was named to the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association’s all-state first team for Class 1A after helping to lead the Rebels to a 28-10 record and ...

Recinos’ FG lifts Iowa over Nebraska 31-28 at final whistle

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IOWA CITY — The easy field goal that coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t have to fake nearly cost Iowa the game. The kick the Hawkeyes had to make wound up rescuing them from a devastating defeat — and saved Ferentz from getting excoriated from frustrated Iowa fans. Miguel Recinos drilled a ...