West Marshall wallops Clarke in first round of playoffs, 63-13

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STATE CENTER — West Marshall’s first possession was a disaster. Less than one minute into the first quarter of a Class 2A first-round playoff matchup, senior quarterback Peyton Hart fumbled the ball away in Clarke territory — on their home field, the Trojans made the first mistake. It ...

Rebels roll in postseason opener

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GLADBROOK — Gladbrook-Reinbeck football coach John Olson knew his star players like Isaac Clark, Luke Riffey and Austin Vaverka would get their well-deserved accolades after Friday night’s 46-14 eight-man playoff win over New London at The Pit, but he instead chose to give the credit to a ...

Rested and ready: No. 2 Ohio St opens 2nd half against Iowa

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Ryan Day keeps reminding his team there are potential traps everywhere in the coming weeks. After all, upcoming opponent Iowa took the Buckeyes by surprise in 2017. Ranked No. 6 at the time, Ohio State went to Iowa City as a three-touchdown favorite and ...

Bobcats host inaugural Alliance meet

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Screams and cheers were everywhere at the Linda Bloom Natatorium Thursday night, as a packed house saw the first edition of the Iowa Alliance Conference swim meet take part. With scores split between the North and South divisions but events run altogether, it was a busy night for the staff and ...

Mustangs march to state as a team

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ELDORA — The East Marshall boys’ cross country team took home all the gold medals from Thursday’s Class 1A state-qualifying meet at Pine Lake Country Club, winning the team competition while crowning senior Joe Terrones as the medalist. The Mustangs won the 13-team meet and earned state ...

Big 12 basketball coaches, players uniquely familiar

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just about every game in the Big 12 this men’s basketball season will feel like a reunion. On the coaching front, there already was Mark Adams entering his second year at Texas Tech, where he replaced Chris Beard, who headed off to Texas, his alma mater. And there’s ...