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Lance leads NDSU past Panthers in showdown

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FARGO, N.D. — Freshman Trey Lance threw three touchdown passes, two of them to Adam Cofield, and an FCS top-10 showdown never materialized as top-ranked North Dakota State breezed to a 46-14 victory over Northern Iowa, ranked 10th in the FCS Coaches poll, on Saturday. Lance started the ...

Corwin, Lauer lead Drake past Butler 42-7

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INDIANAPOLIS — Ian Corwin threw three touchdown passes, Drew Lauer scored three touchdowns and Drake defeated Butler 42-7 on Saturday to remain undefeated in the Pioneer League. Corwin, the current Stats FCS National Freshman Player of the Week, completed 25 of 32 passes for 265 yards. Two ...

Davis remains in contention

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POLK CITY — Marshalltown senior golfer Cole Davis battled the elements on Day 1 of the state championship meet Friday at Tournament Club of Iowa. “The conditions of course were as tough as they are going to be,” Marshalltown head coach Lucas Johnson said. “It was a brutal day out ...

Roosevelt rides by Bobcats, 31-15

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DES MOINES — Turnovers proved to be the killer for the Marshalltown football team in a 31-15 Friday night District 2 loss to Des Moines Roosevelt. The Bobcats (5-2, 1-2) threw three interceptions, lost a fumble and failed to recover an onside kick which in total resulted in Class 4A No. 7 ...

Rebels gallop past Twin Cedars; Hoco split for Marshall County

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BUSSEY — Keagan Giesking scored on the Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team’s first three plays from scrimmage as the Rebels rambled past Twin Cedars 62-0 in Friday’s 8-Man District 5 contest. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (5-2, 5-0) dashed out to a 40-0 lead through the first quarter, scoring five ...

WVU’s 2018 loss to Iowa St. still echoes

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Iowa State’s smothering defense from a year ago is still hauntingly fresh in the memories of West Virginia players. So, too, is Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy bouncing through the Mountaineers with relative ease. That defense is still stout a year later and Purdy ...

Ranked Lions, Hawks under the lights

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IOWA CITY — Penn State has beaten its first five opponents by nearly 40 points per game. The Nittany Lions’ next three games may not be quite so easy. No. 10 Penn State’s playoff hopes will likely hinge on how it performs during a brutal stretch that begins Saturday at 17th-ranked ...

Iowa State’s Scott, Joens pick up preseason nods

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IRVING, Texas — Iowa State women’s basketball center Kristin Scott was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, while sophomore Ashley Joens was named honorable mention preseason All-Big 12, the league announced Wednesday. Scott appeared in all 35 games for the Cyclones and was ISU’s ...

Bobcat seniors stomp Scarlets

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Two days after learning it would get an additional home match during Class 5A Region 6 play, the Marshalltown High School volleyball team made the most of its final home regular-season contest. The Bobcats played a senior-heavy lineup throughout Thursday’s match with Des Moines East and ...

MCC returns home to trounce Ellsworth

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The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team swept Ellsworth CC on Thursday night. The Tigers won the match 25-13, 25-10, 25-10. The biggest difference for the Tigers was their adjustment on offense as the team slowed down its tempo. “Offense looked good today,” MCC interim ...

Marshalltown faces Roosevelt in pivotal district match

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The Marshalltown football team finds itself facing a key Class 4A District 2 matchup against No. 7 Des Moines Roosevelt this Friday night at Drake Stadium. Des Moines Roosevelt (5-1, 2-0) is coming off a 16-14 win over Fort Dodge. “I think they are a much-improved football team from ...

Jack’s back: Nunge returns after unique redshirt season

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IOWA CITY — In an era when many college players want to speed up their careers in hopes of going pro, Iowa’s Jack Nunge took an unusual step back last season. The sophomore redshirted for the Hawkeyes, and they hope that will help him blossom into an impact post player this winter. The ...

ISU run game needs Purdy’s input

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AMES — Iowa State has been searching for a primary ball carrier all season. The Cyclones might have found their guy in quarterback Brock Purdy. Purdy gave Iowa State (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) the boost it was looking for in its ground game last week against TCU. Purdy ran for a season-high 102 ...

Iowa expects Penn State’s pressure

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IOWA CITY — Iowa’s offense surrendered eight sacks in last week’s 10-3 loss at Michigan. Penn State is next for the No. 17 Hawkeyes on Saturday night, and all the Nittany Lions have done this season is lead the nation in sacks. The Hawkeyes know the blueprint is there for Penn State ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GC/G-R boys pace locals at D-NH meet

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DIKE — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ cross country team led area squads in the Wolverine Invite on Tuesday with a second-place finish. GC/G-R was led by Kenny Day, who ran 17:10 to finish in fourth place. Sam Schildroth ran 17:43 to place 17th, while Paul Brockett ran 18:05 ...

Tigers stuff Southeastern, 4-1

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The destination remained the same, but the Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team took a different route this time around. After hitting an unforeseen speed bump, the Tigers traveled a more direct path to put away Southeastern CC 4-1 in Tuesday’s Iowa Community College Athletic ...

Bobcats finish off Mohawks in 5 sets

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MASON CITY — An increased presence at the net paved the way for the Marshalltown volleyball team to get its first CIML Iowa Conference road win on Tuesday night, beating Mason City in a five-set thriller, 25-22, 20-25, 27-25, 20-25, 15-6. The Bobcats (8-11, 2-2) compiled 10 total blocks and ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Waukee laps Bobcats in the pool

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WAUKEE — The Marshalltown girls’ swimming and diving team got an up-close look at one of the top teams in the CIML Iowa Conference as well as the state, as the Bobcats fell to host Waukee on Tuesday, 145-41. The Warriors captured at least the top two spots in each swimming event — and ...

Davis in, ’Cats out

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MARION — The Marshalltown boys’ golf team had a bittersweet day in Monday’s district meet at Hunters Ridge Golf Course. Cole Davis extended Marshalltown’s four-year streak of qualifying for the state meet. At the same time, this will also mark the first time since 2016 the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs still winless in NICL West

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ELDORA — The East Marshall volleyball team couldn’t keep pace with South Hardin on Monday as the Mustangs remained winless in NICL West Division play, falling in straight sets to the host Tigers. East Marshall (3-20, 0-5) finished with a total of just eight kills in a 25-11, 25-18, 25-8 ...