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Let’s get physical

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IOWA CITY — Big Ten opponents defended Iowa two ways last season — double-teaming Luka Garza and getting physical with Joe Wieskamp. The Garza defenses rarely worked. He finished the season scoring at least 20 points in 16 straight conference games. The Wieskamp defense did work, ...

Drake completes season sweep of Panthers

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CEDAR FALLS — The Drake University men’s basketball team earned a season sweep of Northern Iowa with Wednesday’s 77-69 triumph inside the McLeod Center. The win was the third-straight in the series for the Bulldogs (21-2, 12-2), who hadn’t won in Cedar Falls since 2009. Joseph ...

Cyclones overtake Jayhawks late

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Iowa State women’s basketball team rallied past Kansas in the fourth quarter of an 84-82 victory on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Ashley Joens accrued her 10th double-double of the season, scoring 24 points to go with 12 rebounds. Joens also became the 11th ...

Mustangs too dynamic for Trojans

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STATE CENTER — It took a season-high scoring output for the West Marshall boys’ basketball team to beat its cross-county rival the first time around. In Tuesday’s Class 2A District 13 rematch, East Marshall did them one better. Mustang seniors Drew Runner and Logan Bowie scored 19 and ...

Comets adapt and conquer Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE — BCLUW girls’ basketball head coach David Lee said the Comets were caught flat-footed in the first half of Tuesday night’s game against Clarksville. After playing all season long in a zone look, Clarksville moved to a man defense against the Comets — something that ...

MHS girls bowling falls at districts

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IOWA CITY — Marshalltown girls’ bowling left Iowa City frustrated Tuesday afternoon after the Bobcats’ season came to an end at the Class 3A regional hosted by Iowa City West. The Bobcats finished fifth out of six teams at the highly competitive regional, besting the host team by over ...

Cowboys hand ISU its 11th-straight loss

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Cade Cunningham had 21 points, five rebounds and seven assists, Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe added 17 points and Oklahoma State closed on a 9-0 run to beat Iowa State 76-58 on Tuesday. Oklahoma State had its lead trimmed to 53-47 with 11:43 remaining on Rasir Bolton’s ...

Bobcats rolling into 7th-straight state

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Damon Borton and Aaron Ratte have been in and out of the Marshalltown varsity bowling lineup this season. The sophomores have shown potential throughout the year but have been plagued by the inconsistencies that often are present in underclassmen. Coach DJ Wilder said he talked with them in the ...

Bobcats net narrow victory over Norwalk

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The Marshalltown boys’ basketball team has learned its lessons the hard way. Finally, on Monday night, the Bobcats got the ball to bounce in their direction. MHS led by as many as 14 points in the third quarter before finding a way to fight past Norwalk for a 50-49 thriller inside the ...

Cold spell, BCLUW shooting sends GMG home

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CONRAD — The first quarter of Monday night’s Class 1A regional basketball game between BCLUW and GMG was a battle of attrition. Seven total points scored, three shots made and not much else. It was an inauspicious start to the night for the Comets — and the Wolverines for that matter, ...

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 ...

Mustangs and Trojans tally three qualifiers each

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WILLIAMSBURG — The East Marshall/GMG and South Tama County wrestling teams both emerged with three state qualifiers from Saturday’s Class 2A District 8 tournament at Williamsburg High School, while South Hardin-BCLUW and West Marshall were surprisingly shut out in their quest to reach Wells ...

McDowell beats 100-1 odds for Daytona 500 victory

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Michael McDowell stormed through a crash scene to win the Daytona 500, snapping an 0-for-357 streak with a fiery pileup in his rearview mirror. McDowell led just the final lap — maybe half of it, really — when Brad Keselowski turned teammate Joey Logano as the ...

Bobcats win after week away

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After missing a week of action, it didn’t matter how pretty the basketball Marshalltown’s boys’ basketball team played was (or wasn’t). The only goal was getting in the win column — and with a key starter out and one sitting the first quarter, the Bobcats did just that. Prince ...

Shorthanded Bobcats routed by Dodgers

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The deck was stacked against Marshalltown girls’ basketball before the Bobcats stepped on the court Friday night against Fort Dodge, coach Brian Murphy said. It’s hard to argue with him. Still without Lily Roberts and Rachel Smith, and playing the second-straight game after one ...