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SPORTS SHORTS: STC’s Musgrave eclipes 1,000 points

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TAMA — South Tama County senior Jessica Musgrave became the latest area athlete to reach the 1,000-point mark in her career, as she earned the milestone during the Trojans girls basketball team’s 54-45 win over WaMaC Conference West Division opponent Benton Community to end the regular ...

South Tama denied state duals

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HUXLEY — While it was single-digit temperatures and snowing outside Ballard High School on Tuesday night, there was plenty of action on the wrestling mats in the gym to keep everyone in attendance warm as the Class 2A No. 13 South Tama County wrestling team competed in the 2A regional ...

Appel’s big night buoys Bobcat boys

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DES MOINES — Luke Appel matched his career-high with 33 points and the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team held off hard-charging Des Moines Lincoln for a 58-50 win in Tuesday’s cross-CIML contest. The Bobcats jumped out to a 30-19 halftime lead before enduring the Railsplitters’ late ...

Railsplitters rally past MHS girls

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DES MOINES — One minute away from its first win since the season-opener, the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team couldn’t close it out. The Bobcats fell 54-49 on Tuesday night at Des Moines Lincoln, getting outscored 13-4 in the final 60 seconds of what was their 18th-straight loss ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Royals reign supreme in Iowa Star

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COLO — The Colo-NESCO girls’ basketball team closed the regular season as queens of the Iowa Star Conference, as the Class 1A No. 15 Royals held off No. 10 Janesville 51-40 on Tuesday night. Colo-NESCO (17-4), which went 10-0 to win the South Division of the ISC, got a game-high ...

No. 4 Spartans survive Hawkeye uprising

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IOWA CITY — Once the calendar hits February, avoiding a bad loss can often be as important as earning a big win. The fourth-ranked Spartans somehow survived their trip to Iowa City on Tuesday night — and if they can beat No. 3 Purdue on Saturday, their hopes for a Big Ten title will ...

Iowa football coach settles road dispute with neighbors

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IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and his neighbors settled a bitter legal dispute over the private road they share just hours before trial was set to begin Tuesday, attorneys for both sides confirmed. The deal settles a years-long case in which the nation’s longest-tenured college ...

Iowa’s Gustafson sets B1G record

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior forward Megan Gustafson broke a Big Ten Conference record with her seventh women’s basketball Player of the Week award, the league office announced Monday. Gustafson broke the previous single-season record of six, held by Ohio State’s Jantel ...

Hawkeyes outscore Minnesota, 92-84

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IOWA CITY — The Iowa women’s basketball team used a balanced attack on Sunday to defeat Big Ten foe Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 92-84. Five women reached double figures for the Hawkeyes (18-6, 6-5), led by Megan Gustafson recording her 22nd double-double of the season with 25 ...

Iowa hammers Wildcats; Jackrabbits handle ISU

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IOWA CITY — The seventh-ranked Iowa wrestling team won all but one match in rolling No. 17 Northwestern 33-2 on Sunday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes (11-2, 6-2 Big Ten) got four bonus-point victories, including technical falls for Michael Kemerer at 157 pounds and Alex Marinelli ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Tigers fall to Blackhawks a second time

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WEST BURLINGTON — After avenging an earlier loss to Iowa Western on Wednesday, the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team was looking to do the same against Southeastern Community College on Saturday evening in their ICCAC contest. The Tigers were unable to return the favor ...

The wait is over

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ANKENY — When the Marshalltown boys swim team hit the pool at the Trail Point Aquatics and Wellness Center Saturday afternoon for the district meet, it did so looking to snap a two-year streak of not qualifying any swimmers for state. The odds were stacked against the Bobcats, as they faced ...

South Tama into regional duals, sends 6 to districts

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WILLIAMSBURG — The Class 2A No. 6 South Tama County wrestling team took second place to WaMaC Conference rival Williamsburg as the 10th-ranked Raiders advanced 10 wrestlers to the Trojans’ six on Saturday at the Sectional 12 meet. With its 196 points and second-place sectional finish, ...

Baylor snaps 4-game losing skid, beats ISU

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WACO, Texas — Terry Maston scored a career-high 23 points and Baylor ended a four-game losing streak with an 81-67 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night. The lead changed hands eight times before the Bears went on a 15-0 run over a 2:12 span early in the second half. Baylor had three ...

Watkins leads Penn State past listless Hawkeyes, 82-58

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State hasn’t won this many games this early in nine seasons. The Nittany Lions could probably make the case they should have even more ‘W’s by now. Mike Watkins scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season and Penn State ...

Iowa State women smash Wildcats in Manhattan

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Iowa State women’s basketball team earned a huge Big 12 win on Saturday by dominating Kansas State on the road, 80-45. The Cyclones (10-13, 4-8) only trailed after the first bucket for the Wildcats (12-11, 4-8), as they won the first quarter 25-13. Kansas State ...

Timmer sparks Drake to road win over Bradley

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PEORIA, Ill. — Reed Timmer made all six of his free throws in the final 66 seconds and matched his career-high with 32 points to become Drake’s all-time leading scorer while guiding the Bulldogs to a 78-68 win over Bradley on Saturday night. Timmer hit four 3-pointers and sank 12 of his ...

Indiana St. halts skid, shoots down Panthers

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CEDAR FALLS — Brenton Scott scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Indiana State pulled away from Northern Iowa in the second half to take a 77-66 Missouri Valley Conference victory and snap a three-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon. Scott knocked down three 3-pointers, giving ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Sixth-ranked Norse top No. 15 Royals

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COLO — The Colo-NESCO girls basketball team lost a battle with Class 3A No. 6 Roland-Story on Saturday, 57-36. The 1A No. 15 Royals (16-4) were outscored by seven in each of the first three quarters by the Norsemen (19-2), though they did play to an 8-8 tie in the fourth. Faith Vincent was ...

No. 9 Dragons pull away from ’Cats

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At the end of the third quarter on Friday night, the Marshalltown boys basketball team was knotted up at 33-all against Class 4A No. 9 Johnston in their CIML Iowa Conference clash. Both the Bobcats and Dragons had battled all night, neither gaining too much ground on the other, and the MHS ...