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Wolverines succumb to HLV comeback

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GARWIN — The GMG girls basketball team seemed like it had its Class 1A Region 4 opener against HLV in the bag with a 49-43 lead in the final minute of the game. The Warriors took a timeout and put a new set of personnel on the court, and that change with a new defensive look, a full-court ...

No. 3 Warriors extend Bobcats’ losing streak

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WAUKEE — The Bobcats’ post-holiday cold spell started with a Roundhouse loss to Waukee, and Marshalltown’s long, hard winter persisted with Friday’s return trip to the Warriors’ home court. Waukee’s three-pronged attack outdueled the Bobcats’ freshman sensation as the Class 4A ...

PREP HOOPS: East Marshall girls end lengthy losing streak

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LE GRAND — The East Marshall girls basketball ended a seven-game losing streak on Friday with a 57-21 win over NICL West Division foe South Hardin. Olivia Terrones had 25 points and five rebounds to help the Mustangs (7-12, 3-8) get back on the winning side, while Melinda Puumala followed ...

No. 3 Hawkeyes hammer Maryland on the mat, 48-0

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IOWA CITY — The third-ranked Iowa wrestling team scored bonus points in eight of 10 matches to blank Maryland on Friday, 48-0, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes used a 46-1 advantage in takedowns to record their first Big Ten shutout since a 44-0 win at Michigan State in January of ...

Lard settles into bench role for surging Cyclones

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AMES — This could have been a lost season for Iowa State sophomore Cam Lard, who lost his starting job while serving a one-month suspension to open the year. Lard has instead settled into his new role as a reserve, and he’s starting to resemble the player he was a season ago. The ...

Bulldogs bounce Valpo down low

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VALPARAISO, Ind. — The Drake women’s basketball team scored a whopping 56 points in the paint en route to an 88-62 victory over Valparaiso in Friday’s Missouri Valley Conference contest. The Bulldogs (17-5, 9-1) led wire-to-wire and dominated in every facet of the game. None of ...

Panthers’ balance too much for Loyola

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CHICAGO — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team used a balanced attack to take down Loyola on its home court Friday night, knocking off the Ramblers 71-65 in a Missouri Valley Conference clash. Karli Rucker compiled her third double-double of the season for UNI, finishing with 11 ...

Ripple effect

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Last season the Marshalltown boys swimming team returned to the state tournament after missing out on qualifications the two prior years. Just a season later the Bobcats aren’t just heading back to the Iowa High School Boys State Swimming Championships in Iowa City on Saturday, they are ...

Bohannon buoys No. 20 Hawkeyes at Indiana

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Jordan Bohannon matched his season high with 25 points, including scoring the last 11 for No. 20 Iowa as the Hawkeyes held on for a 77-72 victory at Indiana on Thursday night. Tyler Cook added 21 points as Iowa won its second straight. The Hawkeyes (18-5, 7-5 Big Ten) ...

Gustafson scores 41 as No. 16 Iowa stops Sparty

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IOWA CITY — Megan Gustafson poured in 41 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Thursday night to lead No. 16 Iowa to an 86-71 win over No. 23 Michigan State. Kathleen Doyle added 18 points with four 3-pointers, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Hawkeyes (18-5, 9-3 Big Ten Conference). ...

Trojans are best of the West

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STATE CENTER — The West Marshall boys’ basketball team won or shared the NICL West Division championship in each of its first five seasons in the league, but hadn’t finished in first place since sharing the top honor with Gladbrook-Reinbeck six years ago. On Wednesday night, the Trojans ...

Bobcats’ Baccam chooses Storm as college destination

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Marshalltown senior Keaton Baccam became the latest Bobcat to make the jump to the college ranks on Wednesday when he signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Simpson College football program in the team room of the Roundhouse. Baccam said the decision to join the Storm in Indianola ...

Tigers swat Yellowjackets to end 5-game skid

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The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team took a break from its grueling Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division I schedule on Wednesday to host the Graceland University junior varsity. It seems the break from conference play was just what the Tigers needed, as ...

Cyclones finalize 2019 recruiting class

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AMES — Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell has continued to build the Cyclone program up with another strong recruiting class. After finalizing the 2019 signess on Wednesday, ISU has the 38th ranked class in the nation according to 247Sports, the highest total in school history. ...

Bradley wins on the road, tops Northern Iowa 79-71

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CEDAR FALLS — Darrell Brown hit 5 of 6 from beyond the arc to scored 29 points as Bradley picked up a rare road victory at Northern Iowa, 79-71 in a Missouri Valley Conference battle Wednesday night. Coming into the game the home team in the all-time series between the teams had won 40 of ...

Shayok named to Julius Erving Award Top 10

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AMES — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 10 candidates for the 2019 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award and Iowa State’s Marial Shayok was among those on the list. Shayok has been one of the Big 12 Conference’s top players this season for the ...

Ackerman to retire as MHS athletic director

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Marshalltown athletic director Rollie Ackerman’s time with the Bobcats will be done after his contract is up on June 30, as his retirement was approved by the Marshalltown School Board during its weekly meeting Monday. On Tuesday, Ackerman said this was not a spur of the moment ...

Ames defense stymies MHS

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AMES — Holding a high-powered Ames boys’ basketball team to just 43 points was as much as Marshalltown High School head coach Michael Appel could have asked for. Well, that and scoring at least 44. Instead, the Bobcats were limited to a season-low output in a stifling 43-25 loss to the ...

PREP BASKETBALL: Bobcats toppled by Little Cyclones

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AMES — The Marshalltown girls basketball team lost a cross-CIML game against Ames on Tuesday, 60-23. The Bobcats (2-16) trailed 39-11 at halftime and were down 56-15 by the fourth quarter, but they won the final frame 8-4. Alyvia Chadderdon and Erica Johnson both led MHS with six points, ...

Garza on a tear for surging Hawkeyes

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IOWA CITY — Iowa sophomore Luka Garza started this season in recovery after a nine-pound benign cyst was removed from his abdomen. He might end it as one of the best players in the Big Ten. The 6-foot-11 Garza has been on a tear of late, carrying the 20th-ranked Hawkeyes like he never has ...