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Valley beats Southeast Polk for Class 5A title

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DES MOINES — The West Des Moines Valley girls basketball team won the Class 5A championship over Southeast Polk on Friday, 65-60, in the Iowa High School Girls State Basketball Tournament. Senior Zoe Young finished with a game-high 23 points and was 8-for-19 from the field for the Tigers ...

Locals named all-Iowa Star

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Meskwaki junior Payton Tahahwah and GMG senior Kelsey Vaverka were both named to the all-Iowa Star Conference South Division first team. Both girls were second-team selections a year ago. Tahahwah had 129 total points scored in Iowa Star South play, the third-best in the division. She was ...

Ex-Cyclone David Irving suspended indefinitely

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Free agent defensive lineman David Irving has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Irving was suspended the first four games of each of the past two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. The 25-year-old is set to be an unrestricted free agent after ...

No. 23 Drake women hold off Southern Illinois 71-64

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — Becca Hittner scored 10 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter and No. 23 Drake held off a second-half rally to beat Southern Illinois 71-64 on Friday night. Maddy Dean had six of her 19 points in the final 2¢ minutes, including a deep 3-pointer from the wing that made ...

Panther women fall to Missouri State, 58-48

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team dropped a game on the road at Missouri State on Friday, 58-48, in a Missouri Valley Conference meeting. The Panthers (17-10, 10-5) had a season-high 31 turnovers and the Bears (18-8, 14-1) turned that into 30 ...

Montgomery’s measurables

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Former Iowa State running back David Montgomery participates in drills at the 2019 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Montgomery ran a time of 4.63 seconds in his 40-yard dash, he did 15 repetitions of 225 pounds in the bench press, jumped 28 1/2 inches in his vertical jump and ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Helpings Hands tournament dates

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HUBBARD — The 33rd annual Helping Hands 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held on March 16 at South Hardin Middle School. The tournament will have separate girls and boys competitions divided into 12 divisions. The divisions are second-fourth grade, fifth-sixth grade, seventh-eighth ...

Herrera picks Luther for swimming future

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Marshalltown senior swimmer Shakira Herrera signed her National Letter of Intent to join the Luther College swimming program on Wednesday in the team room of the Roundhouse. Herrera, the school-record holder in the 100-yard butterfly for the Bobcats, said she chose to join the Norse for more ...

Drake making surprising run at Valley title

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DES MOINES — Drake’s season could have been thrown into chaos when point guard Nick Norton went down with a knee injury. Instead, the Bulldogs have made a somewhat startling run at the Missouri Valley Conference title. Drake (22-8, 11-6 MVC), picked to finish ninth in the 10-team Valley, ...

Wide-open race for women’s basketball player of year

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NEW YORK — With a few weeks left in the regular season, the college women’s basketball player of the year race is wide open. Take your pick. There’s a little bit of something for everyone with talented post players, guards and wings. Usually at this point in the season, there’s a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Kickbush tabbed to all-ARC first team

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Times-Republican Player of the Year and Gladbrook-Reinbeck standout Cam Kickbush was named to the all-American Rivers Conference first team as a senior for Wartburg College. Kickbush was also a second-team selection a year ago. He averaged 16.8 points per game this ...

Warriors push past MCC

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OTTUMWA — The Tigers had the Warriors right where they wanted them. With 12 minutes, 40 seconds left in the second half, the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team led Indian Hills 51-45 in the NJCAA Division I Region XI semifinals on Wednesday and everything was going ...

Dolph freed, Fran fined

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IOWA CITY — Iowa play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin, who was suspended last week for likening Maryland’s Bruno Fernando to “King Kong” during a game, will be reinstated after the end of the season. Coach Fran McCaffery will join Dolphin on the sidelines for two games after being ...

First-team all-state for Bobcats’ Wiegand

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Marshalltown senior bowler Ray Wiegand was named to the Iowa High School Bowling Coaches Association Class 3A All-State first team for the second-straight year. Wiegand was the top qualifier for the Iowa High School State Bowling Tournament by winning the district meet with a series score of ...

MCC ousted by Northeast in Region XI opener again

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NORFOLK, Neb. — The start of the second quarter signaled the beginning of the end for the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team. Second-seeded Northeast CC outscored the third-seeded Tigers 23-4 in the period and continued to pull away for a 78-46 victory over MCC in ...

Murphy’s double-double lifts Drake past Indiana St

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DES MOINES — Tremell Murphy recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Drake to an 80-68 win over Indiana State on Wednesday night. Brady Ellingson had 16 points for Drake (22-8, 11-6 Missouri Valley Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Nick McGlynn added 15 ...

Townes helps Loyola edge out Northern Iowa, 56-55

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CEDAR FALLS — Marques Townes registered 16 points and eight rebounds as Loyola edged past Northern Iowa 56-55 on Wednesday night. Aher Uguak’s dunk gave the Ramblers a 55-53 lead with 54 seconds remaining in the second half. Lucas Williamson made the second of two free throws and Loyola ...

Stormed by the Pointers

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DES MOINES — The formula was set, the West Marshall girls basketball team knew it had to avoid turnovers if it wanted a chance to beat second-seeded and third-ranked Center Point-Urbana in the opening round of the Class 3A bracket in the Iowa High School Girls State Basketball Tournament. ...

Ohio St pounds No. 22 Iowa behind freshman’s 29 points

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Less than two weeks ago, Ohio State freshman Justin Ahrens didn’t even play in a home loss to lowly Illinois. Had Ahrens not played against Iowa on Tuesday night, the Buckeyes would not have pulled off a potentially season-changing win. Ahrens had a career-high 29 ...

Carleton rallies Iowa St. past Texas Tech

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Bridget Carleton scored all of her 27 points in the second half, including a layup with 3.1 seconds left, as No. 20 Iowa State rallied late to beat Texas Tech 64-62 on Tuesday. The Red Raiders led 55-45 with 7:15 remaining before the Cyclones closed on a 19-7 run. Carleton ...