SPORTS SHORTS: Rebels run rampant on West Central

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REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team opened its postseason with a 77-19 triumph over West Central on Monday night. The Rebels (15-3) opened District 5 play by leading the visiting Blue Devils (4-18) by a 25-2 margin in the first quarter. G-R was in front 42-11 by ...

Iowa decides to keep its women’s swimming and diving program

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IOWA CITY — Iowa is keeping its women’s swimming and diving program after it had been among four sports the school planned to eliminate due to budget concerns brought on by the pandemic. Members of the women’s swimming and diving team filed a legal complaint against the school in ...

Bobcats gain experience but no medals

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MARION — Marshalltown wasn’t at the top of the podium stand Saturday, and the Bobcats didn’t come in expecting to be. But improvement is what they were looking for, and for the most part the Bobcats improved across the board at state swimming. Marshalltown swam in seven events with ...

Bobcats get two bids in wrestlebacks

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The lineage lives on for Marshalltown High School wrestling, even if it was hanging by the narrowest of threads. Bobcat seniors Carson Williams and Julian Gomez both punched their tickets to the state wrestling tournament by claiming second place at their respective weights in Saturday’s ...

Tigers top Reivers for seventh-straight win

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — Deon’ta Lagway scored a team-leading 16 points off the bench and the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team defeated NJCAA Division II No. 14 Iowa Western CC, 77-69, on Saturday night. The Tigers (7-1, 7-1) have won seven-straight since opening the season ...

Drake rallies to split with No. 22 Loyola

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DES MOINES — Tremell Murphy scored 17 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, and Drake rallied past No. 22 Loyola 51-50 on Sunday. Murphy’s layup with 2:50 remaining put the Bulldogs ahead for good, 49-48, as the Missouri Valley Conference powers split a back-to-back set of ...