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SPORTS SHORTS: Garza is Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

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IOWA CITY — For the third time this season, University of Iowa men’s basketball standout Luka Garza has been recognized by the Big Ten Conference as he and Ohio State’s Duane Washington Jr. shared Big Ten Player of the Week honors on Monday. Garza, who was also tabbed the Naismith ...

Ridout gets taste for finals

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DES MOINES — East Marshall/GMG standout Dominik Ridout waited and worked for this moment all season long. Not just a shot at a state title, but a chance to beat the state’s No. 1 wrestler at 126 pounds in Class 2A — Crestwood’s Carter Fousek. The junior got his chance Saturday night ...

Mixed outcomes for Bobcat matmen

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DES MOINES — The highs and lows of state wrestling were apparent within minutes of each other on opposite sides of the floor in Saturday’s action at Wells Fargo Arena. Carson Williams, Marshalltown’s 220-pound senior ranked No. 4 in the state by The Predicament, was on the mat after ...

Rams rough up Bobcats in regionals

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PLEASANT HILL — Head coach Brian Murphy’s vision for what he wants the Marshalltown girls’ basketball program to be gave his Bobcats front-row seats for their clinic on Saturday night. Class 5A No. 4 Southeast Polk put perfection into motion against Marshalltown in their Region 4 ...

Garza breaks Iowa scoring mark, Hawks beat Penn St

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IOWA CITY — The chase to become Iowa’s all-time leading scorer got to Luka Garza only once during Sunday’s game against Penn State. Garza looked at the scoreboard going into a media timeout in the second half and saw that he needed to make both of the free throws he was about to shoot ...

Yesufu’s 32 leads Drake to triumph

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DES MOINES — Drake sophomore Joseph Yesufu reached a career-high for the second-straight game with 32 points and the Drake men’s basketball team began its final home series of the year with an impressive performance, shooting a season-high 65.4 percent in an 85-71 victory over Evansville at ...

Reaves shines as No. 9 Oklahoma tops Iowa State

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AMES — Austin Reaves scored 20 points to lead No. 9 Oklahoma to a wild 66-56 victory over Iowa State on Saturday. The Sooners (14-5, 9-4 Big 12) earned their third straight win since a 57-52 loss at No. 15 Texas Tech. But the lowly Cyclones (2-16, 0-13) provided a stiff test. Iowa State ...

Ridout returns Mustangs to finals

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DES MOINES — The Mustangs have a date for Saturday night. East Marshall/GMG junior Dominik Ridout improved to 25-1 this season with a pair of convincing wins, including a third-period pin of Bondurant-Farrar’s Chase Fiser to advance to tonight’s Class 2A championship match at 126 ...

Bobcats secure spots on medal stand

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DES MOINES — A pair of first-time state qualifiers will find themselves on the podium on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Marshalltown High School seniors Carson Williams and Julian Gomez will receive medals during the awards ceremony, though the number on them has yet to be determined. ...

Comets streak to new highs

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ACKLEY — Comets head coach Dave Lee took a deep breath as the clock went down to zero. Then, he joined his jubilant players in a group hug. The pressure was off — the Comets had won. For the first time this season, BCLUW girls’ basketball team beat the AGWSR Cougars. The 40-36 road ...

Third quarter dooms MHS

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DES MOINES — A wasted third quarter prevented Marshalltown boys’ basketball from getting a fourth-straight victory, as the Bobcats fell 77-71 to Des Moines Lincoln on Friday. Marshalltown had a 35-28 lead at the halftime break, but in the third quarter saw that lead evaporate and turn ...

Gronowski’s 3 TDs help SDSU topple Panthers

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CEDAR FALLS — Mark Gronowski passed for two touchdowns, including a 1-yarder to Pierre Strong with 19 seconds left, and ran for another to help South Dakota State beat Northern Iowa 24-20 on Friday night at the UNI-Dome. Grownowski, a freshman, was 19-of-29 passing for 194 yards and no ...

Bobcats through to Round 2

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DES MOINES — Two Marshalltown High School wrestlers did what they were there to accomplish on Thursday, and quite convincingly they earned advancement to Friday. MHS seniors Carson Williams and Julian Gomez both blew through the first round of Class 3A action at the Iowa High School State ...

Grant reaches milestone as Warriors rout Redhawks

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The layup fell through the net midway through the second quarter of Thursday night’s Class 1A District 10 semifinal game between Meskwaki and North Tama. It looked just like an ordinary and-one — but the roar of the crowd, the signs spelling it out and the smile on ...

Urbandale’s counter too much for MHS girls

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The Bobcats struck first, but the J-Hawks hit harder. The Marshalltown girls’ basketball team eclipsed 30 points for just the third time this winter, but the Bobcats still suffered defeat in their regular-season finale, 65-31, against Urbandale on Thursday night at the Roundhouse. The ...

Bobcats breeze by Bluejays

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BONDURANT — Armonniey Thomas and Prince Jallah carried the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team to a third straight win Thursday night against the Bondurant-Farrar Bluejays. The Bobcats won 63-49 and moved to 6-11 on the season, while the Bluejays dropped to 11-10. Thomas led all ...

SPORTS SHORTS: G-R eases way into district final

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REINBECK — Gladbrook-Reinbeck is now two wins away from reaching Wells Fargo Arena. The Rebels defeated Tripoli 63-27 in the Class 1A District 5 semifinal Thursday night behind a game-high 29 points from William Kiburis — outscoring Tripoli by himself. Senior guard Dylan Riffey ...

Garza powers No. 11 Iowa past No. 21 Badgers

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MADISON, Wis. — Luka Garza got his points, but a rare road victory at Wisconsin was what mattered. Garza scored 30 points, Joe Wieskamp had 17 and No. 11 Iowa pulled away to beat No. 21 Wisconsin 77-62 on Thursday night. “As I’ve said before, I didn’t come back to score points, and ...

Iowa stumps Penn St with second-half surge

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IOWA CITY — Led by Freshman Caitlin Clark and a career night from redshirt sophomore Kate Martin, the University of Iowa women’s basketball team battled back from an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Penn State, 96-78. Clark had 32 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, for the ...

MCC men’s basketball program put on pause

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Marshalltown Community College’s men’s basketball program is putting a very promising season on pause for at least the next 10 days, MCC athletic director John Kriebs confirmed Wednesday night. The Tigers were scheduled to host Iowa Community College Athletic Conference foe and NJCAA ...