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  • Spartan lead vanishes in second half

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Kirkwood pulled away from Southwestern Community College late here Saturday in a 70-53 win over the Spartans.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:08 am
  • Area girls basketball

    Bedford 49,Mount Ayr 44BEDFORD — For the third time this season, Mount Ayr pushed Bedford to the bri ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 2:48 am
  • Panther girls, Knipfer finish third at state bowling

    DES MOINES — The Creston/O-M girls saved their best performance of the year for the State Co-ed Bowling Tournament here Monday at Plaza Lanes.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 2:52 am
  • Harlan seizes district win in final seconds

    ATLANTIC — Everything was shaping up perfectly for Creston to avenge a pair of two-point losses to conference rival Harlan — the most recent one six d ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 2:52 am
  • Cold shooting hampers Spartan women in road loss

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Southwestern women are in the midst of a challenging road swing, heading to Mason City Wednesday to face No. 6 NIACC on the heels of a ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 2:48 am
  • Sports briefs

    PELLA — The Central College men begin postseason play tonight in the Iowa Conference tournament first round by hosting Wartburg. The Dutch are 2-0 aga ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 2:48 am
  • Prep scoreboard

    Girls basketballMonday’s gamesRegional finalsBedford 60, Martensdale-St Marys 47Colo-Nesco 44, Kee, ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 2:48 am
  • Unranked Panthers tie for second in wild 2A team race

    DES MOINES — Three days earlier, they anxiously watched emergency medical workers assist fallen teammate Tayler Pettit as he lay unconscious on a mat ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Shiltz climbs to the top, Wray runner-up for Panthers

    DES MOINES — Twelve months earlier, after losing 5-2 in the 145-pound championship match as a freshman, Creston/O-M wrestler Chase Shiltz said he woul ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 2:19 am
  • Reed, Ricker fall short in bids for perfect season

    DES MOINES — Seniors Dusten Reed of Bedford/Lenox and Joe Ricker of Mount Ayr each entered Saturday night's State Wrestling Tournament finals with an ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 2:19 am
  • Hensley, Freese earn medals at state wrestling

    DES MOINES — Bedford/Lenox sophomore Jared Hensley improved his placing from last year and Nodaway Valley junior Ben Freese exceeded expectations at t ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 2:19 am
  • Panther girls fall in regional semifinal

    INDIANOLA — The Creston girls basketball team got out to a good start here Saturday, putting itself in a position to knock off Indianola on its home f ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 2:19 am
  • High school basketball scores

    Girls basketballSaturday’s scoresClass 3ARegion 8 FinalRed Oak 72 Kuemper Catholic 69 - OTClass 4ARe ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 2:00 am
  • Unbeatens Ricker, Reed advance to quarterfinals

    DES MOINES — Two area wrestlers stayed unbeaten Thursday at the State Wrestling Tournament, but it took one of them nearly the maximum amount of overt ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:41 am
  • Panthers sit in second place after day one

    DES MOINES — The Creston/Orient-Macksburg wrestling team responded from a near tragic loss of a team member Wednesday to perform with a winning edge T ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:44 am
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