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Meskwaki runs over Twin Cedars

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The common theme after Meskwaki’s convincing 74-12 victory over Twin Cedars Friday night? Relief. The Warriors were in need of a good performance after two losses in a row where the team turned close games into double-digit defeats. A week of practice was ...

Halfway home: Lakers top Heat 124-114

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Anthony Davis got most of his points with a feathery shooting touch. LeBron James flexed his muscle to bulldoze his way to damage. And whenever the lead looked even the tiniest bit threatened, the Los Angeles Lakers had an answer. The NBA Finals are halfway to a ...

Marlins, Padres advance to NL Division Series

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CHICAGO — Garrett Cooper homered against Yu Darvish in a two-run seventh, hard-throwing rookie Sixto Sanchez dominated for five innings and the Miami Marlins won their first playoff series in 17 years, beating the Cubs 2-0 Friday to complete a two-game wild card series sweep. Miami will ...

Gutsy GMG netters swept by C-M

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GARWIN — It was an imperfect night in an imperfect season for GMG volleyball. The Wolverines were left to look for the positives after a 3-0 loss to Collins-Maxwell Thursday night, the second time this season the Spartans (5-8) have beaten GMG (3-10). Wolverines head coach Brycelyn Haughey ...

Greazel, Bobcats get a glimpse at state course

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DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys’ golf team took the opportunity to fill out its regular-season schedule while simultaneously getting a preview glimpse at the site of the Class 4A state tournament. The Bobcats hope to get a refresher course in another week. MHS got a medalist ...

No. 18 Sooners visit Iowa St. with slim margin for error

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Experience has taught Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley his team can overcome a bad loss and make the College Football Playoff. He brushed off suggestions last week’s home defeat to Kansas State will cost the Big 12 a spot in the CFP and that his team is done. “I’ve heard the same thing ...

Postponed: NFL halts Titans vs. Steelers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans find themselves back in a waiting mode, hoping the NFL allows them back inside their headquarters by Tuesday. Their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is now postponed until later in the season because of the league’s first COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Cyclones’ Hall faces stiff test against stout OU run defense

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So far, so good for Breece Hall. The Iowa State sophomore has continued the roll he was on to end 2019, leading the Big 12 and ranking third in the nation in rushing through two games. His first real test comes when No. 18 Oklahoma visits Ames, Iowa, on Saturday night. “It’s going to be ...

Lakers roll Heat in Game 1

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — LeBron James finally got an easy Game 1 in the NBA Finals. A very easy one, at that. Anthony Davis scored 34 points in his finals debut, James had 25 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists and the Los Angeles Lakers rolled past the Miami Heat 116-98 on Wednesday ...

MLB PLAYOFFS: Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight

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MINNEAPOLIS — Carlos Correa hit a two-out, tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning for the Houston Astros, who produced another stifling pitching performance and swept Minnesota with a 3-1 victory Wednesday that sent the Twins to a record 18th straight postseason loss. Nine months after ...

MHS harriers compete at Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE — The Marshalltown cross country teams ran in the middle of the pack in a stacked field Tuesday at the Knoxville Invite. The boys’ team finished seventh in the 12-team standings with the final score of 177. Individual scores were led by the fifth-place effort of junior Conner ...

Bobcats close out home finale

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A daunting schedule that saw the Marshalltown High School volleyball team play six matches in three days made its way back to the Roundhouse for one final home contest for the Bobcats’ five seniors. The price of playing a seventh match on the fourth day was nearly more than Marshalltown ...

G-R’s shot at Spartans misses target

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REINBECK — It’s been quite a long time since the No. 5 Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels volleyball team lost a set. Coming into Tuesday night’s home matchup with local rivals and NICL West rivals Grundy Center, the Rebels had won every set they played in since Sept. 8 in a 3-1 win over AGWSR, ...

MHS gets 3 medalists in CIML Iowa Conference

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MASON CITY — Marshalltown boys’ golf finished third in its Conference meet held Tuesday afternoon at Highland Park Golf Course in Mason City and got three finishers inside the top-10. Grant Greazel led the Bobcats with a 3-over round of 75 and a fifth-place finish, recording three ...

No. 4 Ames splashes past Bobcats

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AMES — A 1-2-3 sweep in the diving competition was the lone highlight of the night Tuesday as the Marshalltown’ girls swimming and diving squad was sunk by fourth-ranked Ames, 145-40. The Bobcats’ only finish inside the top three came from its top three divers, as Abby Tollefson, Hannah ...

ISU’s Bailey shares Big 12 honor

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IRVING, Texas — Iowa State senior defensive end JaQuan Bailey was named the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week, announced Monday by the Big 12 Conference. Bailey, a native of Jacksonville, Fla, had a monster game in Iowa State’s 37-34 victory at TCU on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. ...

Lightning strike: Tampa Bay defeats Dallas for Stanley Cup

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EDMONTON, Alberta — The joyful yells from the bench could be heard in the empty arena in the final seconds and the roar from players when Commissioner Gary Bettman called for Steven Stamkos to accept the Stanley Cup echoed even louder. The triumph of winning the NHL championship in a bubble ...

Terrones, Robinson score top-10s at Nevada Invite

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COLO — In a difficult field at Monday’s Nevada Invite, it was the individual moments that will stand out for East Marshall, West Marshall and BCLUW. None of the three local cross country teams finished on the podium for boys or girls, as East Marshall captured the highest finish with a ...

Mahomes outplays Jackson as Chiefs clip Ravens

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BALTIMORE — Patrick Mahomes put on a scintillating show while outperforming Lamar Jackson, and the Kansas City Chiefs deftly played the role of defending Super Bowl champions in a 34-20 thumping of the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. Mahomes juked, danced, and jumped in and out of the ...