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Martinez moving on from MCC

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Rafael Martinez has relished his role of helping student-athletes find successes in life, in academics and on the soccer field, by serving as a platform for them to advance to the next level. While never being able to make the connection between one of his players and the University of ...

UI’s Doyle, ISU’s Joens named AP All-America

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The NCAA women’s basketball season came to an end for Iowa and Iowa State before the two teams got a chance to play in their respective conference tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic. The season’s early end did not prevent Iowa star Kathleen Doyle and Iowa State sophomore guard ...

Cyclones lose 2 more to transfer

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AMES — The roster attrition for Cyclones coach Steve Prohm continues in this week with two roster players announcing their intent to transfer from Iowa State men’s basketball. On Wednesday morning, freshman guard Caleb Grill said he was transferring from the program after one year with ...

MCC reacts to spring sports cancellations

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Marshalltown Community College head softball coach Russ Jones knew as early as Friday that the Tigers’ season was in serious jeopardy. The Tigers were in Florida for an early-season tournament when, before the game, Jones and his coaching staff gathered the group together to deliver a speech. ...

Garza is ESPN’s National Player of Year

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University of Iowa men’s basketball player Luka Garza was named National Player of the Year by ESPN and Stadium, and to their five-member All-America first teams on Tuesday. The ESPN and Stadium honors are the second and third media outlets in as many weeks to tab Garza as their national ...

Former Cyclone Klein signs deal with Bills

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AJ Klein has a new NFL home for the 2020 season — whenever that season takes place. The Iowa State alum signed a three-year, $18 million deal with the Buffalo Bills late Monday night, according to multiple reports. The 28-year-old linebacker spent the last three seasons with the New ...

MCC’s Skeath, former Trojan honored

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Marshalltown Community College sophomore left fielder Nell Skeath received the final Division I softball Athlete of the Week honor from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference upon the Tigers’ return home from their spring trip to Florida. Skeath went 16-for-32 with three doubles, a ...

Grant is Meskwaki’s first all-stater

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DES MOINES — Meskwaki junior guard Taurice Grant was a key component to his team’s 12-0 record in the Iowa Star Conference’s South Division this year. His consistent performances earned him a third team all-state Class 1A selection over the weekend from the Iowa Print Sports Writers ...

Iowa spring sports halted for 4 weeks

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The same day that spring sports were officially scheduled to begin was the same day they were postponed. Following Sunday’s announcement from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, all spring activities of Iowa’s high school Unified Activities partners — the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the ...

Griffin transferring from Iowa State

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Iowa State sophomore forward Zion Griffin is leaving the Cyclones, he announced on his Instagram account Monday night. The former four-star recruit from Illinois played in 30 games this season, averaging three points per game in 10.8 minutes a contest. “First of all, I want to say thank ...

Cardinals get WR Hopkins from Texans for RB Johnson

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The Arizona Cardinals have added one of the NFL’s top receivers to join an intriguing young team aiming to make a big move in the NFC West. The Cardinals acquired three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade that will send running back David Johnson to the Houston Texans, a person ...

Packers reach deal with free-agent LB Kirksey

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Linebacker Christian Kirksey has agreed to terms on a deal with the Green Bay Packers less than a week after the Cleveland Browns released him. Kirksey’s agent, Brian Mackler, confirmed that Kirksey would be signing with the Packers but didn’t disclose terms. NFL ...

Meskwaki’s Grant leads all-Iowa Star South unit

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The Meskwaki boys’ basketball team won the Iowa Star Conference South Division this year with an unblemished 12-0 record and an 18-5 overall mark, finishing two games short of qualifying for state. For its efforts, the Warriors got two players honored by the conference’s coaches. GMG and ...

Drake’s Hittner threepeats MVC’s top honor

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MOLINE, Ill. — The Missouri Valley Conference named its women’s basketball Player of the Year award after the first player to win it three seasons in a row. Just like Jackie Stiles, Drake senior Becca Hittner has done it thrice. Hittner became the third player in MVC history to win the ...

Cyclones stung at the buzzer

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Oklahoma State’s Isaak Likekele silenced an arena full of Iowa State fans by going coast-to-coast for the go-ahead lay-up with 3.8 seconds left, lifting his eighth-seeded Cowboys to a 72-71 victory over the No. 9 seed Cyclones in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament ...

Drake’s Hittner, Rhine, UNI’s Rucker all-MVC

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ST. LOUIS — Drake’s two-time reigning Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year is one of six repeat selections to the all-MVC first team, the league announced Wednesday. Becca Hittner and fellow Drake senior Sara Rhine are both holdovers from last year’s all-MVC squad, as is ...

All-CIML Iowa for Bobcats’ Thomas

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It was a difficult year for high school basketball in Marshalltown. The Bobcat boys and girls teams were both under .500 on the season and failed to make it past the first round of the playoffs. However, neither team was shut out from the all-CIML Iowa Conference teams released this week. ...

Is Garza the guy?

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The unpredictability of the men’s college basketball season has led to uncertainty as to which team is truly the nation’s best, and that has made for a murky race for National Player of the Year honors. There’s no one like last year with Zion Williamson, a runaway choice for The ...

No. 1 Kansas, No. 5 Baylor headline Big 12 tourney

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Top-ranked Kansas hasn’t lost since Baylor stunned the Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse in January, that run of excellence driving coach Bill Self’s squad to another regular-season Big 12 title and the top seed in the conference tournament. Better not let that winning ...

Ravens’ Yanda to retire after 13 years, 8 Pro Bowls

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens guard Marshal Yanda is retiring after 13 seasons in which he was named to the Pro Bowl eight times and helped Baltimore win the 2012 Super Bowl. The Ravens made the announcement Tuesday morning on Twitter. Yanda will formally step down in a news conference ...