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STC’s run cut short

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VAN HORNE — There were too many twists and turns to count in Wednesday night’s Class 3A Substate 3 baseball final between South Tama County and Benton Community. For so long it looked as though South Tama was on its way to completing a shocking run to state for just the second time in ...

Golf is Johnson’s undying legacy

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Jerry Johnson was so dedicated to promoting the game of golf that two years after he retired as the PGA Professional at Elmwood Country Club, he was honored with the PGA’s Horton Smith Award. An award designed to give special recognition to an individual PGA Professional for outstanding and ...

ISU’s Kolar, Hawkeyes’ LaPorta on Mackey list

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Iowa State junior Charlie Kolar and Iowa sophomore Sam LaPorta have both been named to the John Mackey Award Watch List, presented annually to the top tight end in college football. Kolar was earlier named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, which honors the country’s best wide receiver, ...

South Tama advances to substate final in style

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CHARLES CITY — A flurry of runs in the top of the eighth inning Monday night pushed South Tama County baseball into a surprise position: one game away from reaching the Class 3A state baseball tournament. The 10-4 win brushed aside host Charles City (9-9) and continued a postseason run for ...

SPORTS SHORTS: ISU’s Eisworth on Thorpe watch list

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Iowa State senior defensive back Greg Eisworth was named to the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Watch List, announced today by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. The Paycom Jim Thorpe Award is handed out each year to the nation’s best defensive back. Eisworth is a two-time ...

Vance stays low to capture Waterloo Open

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WATERLOO — The professionals didn’t play this year at the Waterloo Open. But that didn’t stop Nate Vance from playing like a pro. Vance turned in a phenomenal 54-hole performance to cruise to victory in the amateur division. He recorded an eagle and three birdies in the first six ...

G-R bats fall silent in loss to Don Bosco

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GRUNDY CENTER — Taking advantage of scoring opportunities was crucial to any chance of an upset for Gladbrook-Reinbeck against Class 1A No. 7 Don Bosco in Saturday night's District 9 final at the George F. Wilhelm Sports Complex. In the top of the first inning, the Rebels had a big ...

Mustangs march on

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LE GRAND — No matter if was last year’s senior-laden lineup or this summer’s squad of mostly underclassmen, the East Marshall softball team simply knows how to survive and advance. On Friday night, the Mustangs rallied again. Catelyn Fisher’s line-drive single with the bases loaded in ...

No. 7 Waukee ends Bobcats’ season

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WAUKEE — No. 7 Waukee left no doubt Friday night who was moving on to the next round of Substate. The Warriors (13-12) were in control of their game with Marshalltown (5-20) from the first inning and scored a comfortable 10-0 win to end the Bobcats’ season in Class 4A Substate 2 ...

Pagenaud snaps Ganassi streak with IndyCar win

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NEWTON — Simon Pagenaud’s worst-to-first run capped a wild opening night to IndyCar’s doubleheader at Iowa Speedway. The former series champion, who was unable to qualify because of a fuel pressure issue, managed to stretch his tires and take advantage of a unique pit strategy — and a ...

Tigers throw Bobcats’ brakes

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CEDAR FALLS — Marshalltown softball was solid at the back and committed no errors Thursday night against Cedar Falls. The Bobcats were resolute and gave themselves a chance to snatch a victory in the first round of Class 5A Region 5 action against a Cedar Falls squad that played a short ...

In summer of unrest, Iowa football tackling race issues

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IOWA CITY — The death of George Floyd followed by revelations of mistreatment of Black players in the Iowa football program prompted Djimon Colbert to confront issues he had mostly put to the side before this summer. Colbert joined Hawkeyes teammates in protests in downtown Iowa City last ...

Trio of Cyclones on Preseason All-Big 12 football team

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IRVING, Texas — Three Iowa State players — tight end Charlie Kolar, defensive back Greg Eisworth and defensive end JaQuan Bailey — made the 2020 Preseason All-Big 12 football team, announced Thursday by the Big 12 Conference. The team was chosen by media representatives who cover the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Solon stops Trojans in regional opener

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SOLON — The West Marshall softball team committed six errors and couldn’t keep pace with Solon as a result, falling 13-3 in six innings in Wednesday’s Class 3A Region 5 quarterfinal contest. The host Spartans (20-13) racked up 16 hits in the win, led by Hilary Wilson who went 4-for-5 ...

Hoskey handcuffs Tigerhawks in regionals

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COLFAX — Chances were at a premium Wednesday night in Colfax with No. 12 East Marshall visiting Colfax-Mingo in the first round of Class 2A Region 4 action. In a rematch of a postseason game from 2019, which the Mustangs won 3-2 in walk-off style at home, the Tigerhawks had a chance to ...

REGIONAL SOFTBALL: Cougars clip Comets in quarterfinals

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ACKLEY — The Class 1A No. 14 AGWSR softball team scored twice in the bottom of the first inning and that was enough to outlast BCLUW for a 2-0 victory in Wednesday’s Region 7 quarterfinal. The host Cougars (10-4) hit three doubles off BCLUW hurler Abby Feldpausch in their first at-bat, as ...

Big Four RBs on Doak Walker watch list

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DALLAS — Three Big Four running backs have been named as preseason candidates for the Doak Walker Award, which is presented annually to the best running back in college football. University of Iowa’s Mekhi Sargent and Tyler Goodson, and Iowa State’s Breece Hall, were named to the ...

Iowa’s CJ Fredrick has surgery for stress fracture

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa men’s basketball player CJ Fredrick is expected to be ready for preseason practices after having surgery on his right foot, the school announced Wednesday. Fredrick on Tuesday had a screw inserted to his fifth metatarsal — the long bone on the outside of ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Lincoln Valley hosting 4-man best shot

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STATE CENTER — The Lincoln Valley Men’s Association is hosting a Coors Light Men’s Stag event on Tuesday, July 21, at Lincoln Valley Golf Course. The event will be an 18-hole, four-man best shot tournament with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Teams will play in eight-somes, and there will be ...