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Timmer named MVC men’s Player of the Week

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ST. LOUIS — Drake University senior Reed Timmer has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the second time this month and third time this season Timmer has received the honor. Timmer, Drake’s all-time ...

MCC baseball gets off to rocky start

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SEDALIA, Mo. — The Marshalltown Community College baseball team started its season off with three straight losses over the weekend, losing all three games of a series to State Fair Community College. The Tigers (0-3) lost close in back-to-back games on Saturday, falling 2-1 in the opener ...

Bobcats’ Boland a fit for Nebraska Christian College

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Naomi Boland had found what she wanted: a small, Christian college outside of Iowa with her educational pursuits and a women’s soccer program. And then she had to find another one. When Grace University in Omaha, Neb., announced in the fall that financial and enrollment issues were going ...

Hawkeyes hammer ISU

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AMES — First-year coach Kevin Dresser came to Iowa State to turn it into a program that could finally beat Iowa. Sunday’s annual dual meet in Ames was a reminder that it’s going to take more than one year to compete with the Hawkeyes. Seventh-ranked Iowa trounced host Iowa State 35-6 ...

Fast start fuels Iowa in rout of Wisconsin

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IOWA CITY — The start of a busy week for the Iowa women’s basketball team saw the Hawkeyes get the win they wanted and the rest they needed. Five players scored in double figures and the University of Iowa whipped Wisconsin 88-61 in Sunday’s Big Ten Conference clash at Carver-Hawkeye ...

Timmer’s 4-point play at buzzer lifts Drake

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Reed Timmer completed a 4-point play with 1.8 seconds left in the game to cap a 20-point outing in Drake’s 67-63 win over Missouri State on Sunday. Graham Woodward was left open in the corner for a 3-pointer to give Drake a 63-62 lead with 13.8 to go. After Alize ...

Boland nets academic all-conference

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ST. PAUL — Marshalltown High School graduate Ellyn Boland was recently named to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Academic All-Conference team as a member of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul women’s soccer team. Boland, a 2016 MHS graduate, is a sophomore for the Eagles, ...

Twice as nice

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DES MOINES — For those who haven’t witnessed finals night in Wells Fargo Arena for the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships, there are a few words that explain the proceedings but one sticks out the most. Grandiose. Everything feels bigger, and therefore everything also takes ...

STC stops West Marshall for state bid

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Throw out the Xs and Os. This game was about grit and determination, adversity and sacrifice. South Tama County simply had a little bit more, and the Trojans draped in Columbia blue are getting their first trip to state in seven years as a result. STC junior Jessica Musgrave piled up 26 ...

Kolthoff, Lashbrook medal in state debuts

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DES MOINES — Winning one match at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships is an accomplishment, earning two wins guarantees a spot on the podium, but winning a third match is truly something special and nets you some serious hardware. Both South Hardin-BLCUW sophomore Taylor ...

Wade leads K-State to 78-66 win over ISU

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — A week ago, in the same arena, the Kansas State Wildcats were tied at the half with Texas Tech and could not close the deal. They were presented with the same opportunity on Saturday this time they did close the deal. Dean Wade nearly grabbed a triple-double in Kansas ...

Indiana rallies past Hawkeyes 84-82

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IOWA CITY — Indiana survived one of its strangest games of the season and kept its winning streak alive with the Big Ten tournament less than two weeks away. Still, the Hoosiers needed a record-setting performance from Robert Johnson to hold off the reeling Hawkeyes. Johnson scored a ...

Iowa State completes sweep of Texas Tech

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AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team got its third win in four games with a 69-57 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday inside Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones (12-14, 6-9) picked up its first home victory of 2018 via a strong shooting effort as the Cyclones went 17-of-26 on ...

Redbirds come back to top Northern Iowa, 79-75

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NORMAL, Ill. — Malik Yarbrough converted five straight free throws in the final minute to allow Illinois State to hold off a late rally by Northern Iowa, 79-75 in a Missouri Valley Conference clash on Saturday night. Illinois State entered the game tied with Drake for the No. 3 seed into ...

Bobcat buzzer-beater

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There have been numerous heartbreakers at the Roundhouse this season for the Marshalltown boys basketball team. Against Urbandale in January, the Bobcats took a lead with seconds to spare, only to see a J-Hawk shot drain in at the buzzer to hand them a 60-59 loss. Against Johnston two ...

Marshalltown matmen eliminated on Day 2

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DES MOINES — There was an electric energy in Wells Fargo Arena on Friday morning at the start of day two of the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships, as everyone knew this was the day the final two wrestlers would separate themselves from the pack for Saturday’s grand finale. It ...

And then there were 2 Trojans

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DES MOINES — To start the second day of action in the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships, the South Tama County wrestling team had five out of six competitors still in the mix in Class 2A. That fact held throughout the day, as every Trojan left won at least one match and staked ...

Spartans fend off Falcons

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GRUNDY CENTER — Hailey Wallis finally got to play the season-opener about two-and-a-half months later, but boy did she make the most of her second chance. Wallis scored a game-high 17 points and the Class 2A No. 8 Grundy Center girls’ basketball team fought past its neighbor to the north ...

Pfantz falls short of podium

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DES MOINES — A great career from a West Marshall wrestler came to a close on Friday night in the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships, as four-time state qualifier Hunter Pfantz lost in the second consolation round to complete his time as a Trojan. Pfantz, the No. 6 wrestler in ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Eighth-ranked Cougars club Clarksville

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ACKLEY — The No. 8 AGWSR girls basketball team rolled to an easy 55-28 victory over Clarksville on Friday in their Class 1A Region 3 semifinal. Mandy Willems had 24 points to pace the Cougars (20-2), and she finished with 10 rebounds to record the playoff double-double. Aubrie Fisher ...