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ACGC Chargers Looking For Bounce Back Win


December 8th, 2023 by Blake Burris

The ACGC Chargers came out with an incredibly hot start offensively Tuesday night at Van Meter where they scored 27 points and had a fourteen-point lead going into the second quarter.  That is when the long slow comeback for Van Meter began, where they cut into the lead a little bit in the second and third quarter as the Chargers still held a seven-point advantage going into the final eight minutes. And in the final quarter the Bulldogs were able to take advantage of some fatigue setting in on the Chargers and would claw their way back and take the win by a score of 65-63 giving the Chargers their first loss of the season. Head Coach of the Chargers Lance Kading said that fatigue was a small factor, but the head coach was quick to point the finger at himself saying he should’ve made a defensive change in the fourth quarter.

The Chargers have an opportunity to get back into the win collum this evening as they welcome in the 3-1 Ogden Bulldogs who’s playing really good basketball to start the young season. The Bulldogs will play two types of defenses to keep opponents a little hesitant offensively and their main defense will be a 1-3-1 halfcourt trapping defense trying to force turnovers and contested three-point attempts. Coach Kading said his team has focused the last several days on working the ball into the middle of the floor and not settling for so many contested threes.

This is a big West Central Conference as both teams comes in 1-1 in Conference play and both with hopes of being conference champs at the end of the season. Coach Kading said ultimately the key comes down to the defensive end of the floor.

Tip-off for the Chargers and the Bulldogs is at 7:15pm at ACGC High School.




Iowa Ranked 23rd in WCGA Preseason Poll


December 8th, 2023 by Asa Lucas

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team is ranked 23rd in the preseason Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association poll, it was announced Friday.  The Hawkeyes received 638 points.

The Gymhawks are one of nine Big Ten Conference teams in the rankings along with Michigan (6), Michigan State (11), Ohio State (14), Minnesota (18), Maryland (25), Illinois (26), Nebraska (27) and Penn State (28).  The Wolverines received one first-place vote.

Iowa, who climbed as high as No. 15 in the 2023 rankings before finishing the year ranked 26th, returns 16 letterwinners, including two All-Big Ten selections in JerQuavia Henderson and Adeline Kenlin. Henderson is a three-time All-American and reigning co-Big Ten Champion on the floor, while Kenlin was the NCAA beam runner-up in 2022.

The Hawkeyes also added five newcomers to the roster, including four freshmen and one transfer.

Season tickets for the 2024 gymnastics season are on sale through the UI Athletics ticket office. Season tickets for adults are $30 and youth are free (ticket required). Tickets are available over the phone at 800-IA-HAWKS and online at hawkeyesports.com/tickets.

Iowa opens the 2024 season on Jan. 12, hosting Washington at 6:30 p.m. (CT) inside Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa.



December 8th, 2023 by Blake Burris

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State football team is one of just 13 programs nationally that has earned the 2023 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Academic Achievement Award.

The award is based on the Cyclones having a 100 percent graduation rate from the recently released NCAA graduation success rate report. The rate was for the program’s 2016 freshman football student-athlete class. It marks the first time Iowa State has received the honor.

The Memphis Touchdown Club presents the annual award, which is sponsored by BSN Sports.

No. 4 Iowa women open B1G race Sunday at Wisconsin


December 8th, 2023 by Blake Burris

The fourth ranked Iowa Hawkeye women open Big Ten play Sunday at Wisconsin. It will be the third straight road sellout for the Hawkeyes.

That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. The Hawkeyes have won the last 25 games in the series, but Bluder is concerned about the Badger’s balance.

Wisconsin is 5-3.

Drake men play Nevada in Las Vegas Saturday night


December 8th, 2023 by Asa Lucas

The Drake Bulldogs take a five-game winning streak on the road tomorrow night to play Nevada in the Jack Jones Classic in Las Vegas. The Bulldogs are 8-1 despite only shooting 32 percent from three-point range.

That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries. The Bulldogs have made up for the lack of shooting by playing well on defense.

Former Iowa coach Steve Alford has Nevada off to a 7-0 start.

Former Iowa star T.J. Hockenson talks Minnesota Viking as Las Vegas


December 8th, 2023 by Asa Lucas

Minnesotsa Vikings tight end and former Iowa star T.J. Hockenson says they are ready for the stretch run as they get ready for Sunday’s game at Las Vegas. The Vikings are 6-6 and Hockenson says the bye week came at the right time.

The Vikings are coming off a 12-10 home loss to the Chicago Bears.
Hockenson says the return of receiver Justin Jefferson will be a boost for the Vikings.
Hockenson on his relationship with quarterback Josh Dobbs.

Hawkeyes Fall at Iowa State


December 8th, 2023 by Jim Field

(Hawkeyesports.com) – The University of Iowa men’s basketball team fell to Iowa State, 90-65, on Thursday evening in the Iowa Corn Cy-hawk Series match-up at Hilton Coliseum.

Payton Sandfort led the way for the Hawkeyes in the first half as they struggled to get the offense going. The junior from Waukee, Iowa, had 14 of Iowa’s 29 first half points. Sandfort connected on 4-of-6 from beyond the arc in the first 20-minutes of action. Sandfort finished the game as the leading scorer for Iowa.

Sophomore Dasonte Bowen was the second leading scorer for Iowa. Bowen scored 13 points, dished out three assists and knocked down all six of his free throws. Freshman Owen Freeman rounded out the Hawkeyes in double digits. Freeman added 11 points and has now scored in double digits in four games. Freeman led Iowa on the glass pulling in 8 rebounds and blocking three shots.

Shooting and ball security was a struggle for the Hawkeyes in the first half. Iowa shot 9-of-26 from the field in the first 20 minutes of play. Iowa’s 12 first half turnovers resulted in 15 points for the Cyclones. At the break Iowa State led Iowa, 47-29.

Iowa State maintained their lead throughout the second half. The Cyclones were led by a duo of Keshon Gilbert and Robert Jones. Gilbert scored 25 points while Jones added 18.

Thursday High School Boys Basketball Scores


December 8th, 2023 by Asa Lucas

Thursday Boy’s Basketballb Scores:

Shenandoah 75, Sidney 54
Coon Rapids-Bayard 87, Boyer Valley 56
Glidden-Ralston 41, Greene County 40
East Atchison 69, Fremont Mills 62
Earlham 47, Central Decatur 35
Lenox @ Stanton

Thursday Girl’s High School Basketball Scores


December 8th, 2023 by Asa Lucas

Girl’s Basketball Scores:

Shenandoah 86, Sidney 26
Fremont Mills 64, East Atchinson 17
Stanton 65, Lenox 50
#9 Earlham 69, Central Decatur 44
Southeast Warren 48, Colfax-Mingo 14
Pella 73, #12 Carlisle 61
#13 Coon Rapids-Bayard 66, Boyer Valley 26
Pella Christian 46, Van Meter 42
Glidden-Ralston @ Greene County

High School Wrestling Results


December 8th, 2023 by Asa Lucas

ACGC 2-1, Interstate-35 2-0, CRB 1-2, Lenox 0-2
ACGC 74, Coon Rapids-Bayard 6
ACGC 72, Lenox 11
Interstate-35 59, ACGC 23
Interstate-35 64, Coon Rapids-Bayard 16
Coon Rapids-Bayard 30, Lenox 18

SW Valley 3-0, SW Iowa 2-1, CAM 1-2, Griswold 0-3
Southwest Valley 34, CAM 18
Southwest Valley 54, Griswold 15
Southwest Valley 45, Southwest Iowa 24
Southwest Iowa 22, CAM 21
Southwest Iowa 42, Griswold 24
CAM 30, Griswold 18

Nodaway Valley 2-0, Martensdale St. Marys 1-1, Wayne 0-2
Nodaway Valley 48, Martensdale St. Marys 34
Nodaway Valley 60, Wayne 21
Martensdale St. Marys 51, Wayne 9