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No. 2 Iowa and No. 7 Iowa State prepare for Sunday wrestling dual

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December 2nd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

A busy week of Cy-Hawk competition begins Sunday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday when second ranked Iowa hosts number-seven Iowa State. The Hawkeyes have won the last 16 duals in the series but the intensity has returned, especially in the wake of a post dual scuffle last year in Ames following Iowa’s 23-11 win. ISU coach Kevin Dresser.

It has been several years since this dual has seen so much hype.

Who the Hawkeyes send out to the mat remains a mystery at several weights as a number of regulars have been battling injury.

Iowa coach Tom Brands has never lost to Iowa State and The Cyclones will look for their victory in the series since 2004.

Brands says Iowa State’s rose in the national rankings does not change how they approach it.

Brands calls it a great opportunity for his team.

Northwestern to host Indiana Wesleyan in NAIA semifinals Saturday

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December 2nd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

The third ranked Northwestern College football team will try to reach the NAIA championship game for the second time in three seasons when the Red Raiders host fifth ranked Indiana Wesleyan in Saturday’s semifinals. Northwestern coach Matt McCarty says his team has been on a mission.

Indiana Wesleyan has a plus 21 turnover margin and leads the nation with 26 interceptions.

McCarty says the key for the Northwestern defense will be stopping the run.

High School Basketball Scoreboard 12/01/2022

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December 2nd, 2022 by Chris Parks

Girls Basketball

Grand View Christian 49, Kuemper Catholic 44
Johnson-Brock, NE 57, Sidney 49
Martensdale-St. Marys 68, Woodward-Granger 30
St.Albert 64, Logan-Magnolia 45
Storm Lake 70, Denison-Schleswig 37
West Central Valley 41, Glidden-Ralston 40

Boys Basketball

Bishop Heelan 78, Treynor 60
Denison-Schleswig 68, Storm Lake 40
IKM-Manning 66, Panorama 56
Johnson-Brock, NE 61, Sidney 28
West Central Valley 50, Glidden-Ralston 46
West Harrison 69, West Monona 39
Woodward-Granger 70, Martensdale-St. Marys 33

McNamara commits to Iowa

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December 1st, 2022 by Chris Parks

According to multiple reports Michigan transfer quarterback Cade McNamara has committed to continue his career at Iowa. McNamara posted to social media with the decision on Thursday. The transfer portal officially opens on Monday.

McNamara helped lead the Wolverines to the College Football Playoff in 2021 but lost his starting job early this season to JJ McCarthy. He also suffered a leg injury and underwent surgery for the issue during the season.

McNamara will have two years of eligibility left to use at Iowa.

High School Girls Wrestling Scoreboard 12/01/2022

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December 1st, 2022 by Chris Parks

Treynor Thursday Night Smackdown

AHSTW’s Isabella Canada was the 209-223 bracket champion in Treynor on Thursday night. Logan-Magnolia’s Jordan Buffum won the 117-123 title. Kuemper Catholic had two winners: Grace Hoffman at 103-109 and Kenadie Wolterman at 267.

Check out the full results HERE

High School Boys Wrestling Scoreboard 12/01/2022

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December 1st, 2022 by Chris Parks

@ ADM

Atlantic 39, ADM 27 – (Atlantic winners: Jarrett Armstrong, Cohen Bruce, Brenden Casey, Miles Mundorf, Evan Sorensen, Braxton Hass, Taye Jordan, Aidan Smith)
Atlantic 51, Earlham 30 – (Atlantic winners: Easton O’Brien, Tyson O’Brien, Tanner O’Brien, Jarrett Armstrong, Cohen Bruce, Brenden Casey, Miles Mundorf, Evan Sorensen, Aidan Smith)

@ Riverside

Underwood 42, Glenwood 36
Underwood 39, Riverside 16
Glenwood 48, RIverside 32

@ Bishop Heelan

LeMars 46, CB Abraham Lincoln
LeMars 37, Bishop Heelan 33
Bishop Heelan 60, CB Abraham Lincoln 14

@ Central Decatur

Wayne 45, Bedford 18
Wayne 36, Central Decatur 28
Central Decatur 44, Bedford 24

@ Clarinda

Clarinda 48, Griswold 12
Maryville 42, Clarinda 42 (Maryville wins on tiebreak)
Maryville 72, Griswold 8

@ Sioux City East

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 78, CB Thomas Jefferson 6
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 73, Sioux City East 6
Sioux City East 42, CB Thomas Jefferson 33

@ Southwest Valley

Shenandoah 72, East Mills 6
Shenandoah 40, Southwest Valley 27
Shenandoah 48, Clarke 33
Clarke 48, East Mills 24
Clarke 43, Southwest Valley 42
Southwest Valley 48, East Mills 24

@ Tri-Center

Denison-Schleswig 72, Tri-Center 6
Denison-Schleswig 42, Missouri Valley 36
West Monona-Whiting 60, Denison-Schleswig 24
West Monona-Whiting 66, Missouri Valley 9
West Monona-Whiting 78, Tri-Center 8
Missouri Valley 60, Tri-Center 9

@ Woodbine

Logan-Magnolia 43, AHSTW 36
Logan-Magnolia 78, Audubon 6
Logan-Magnolia 76, Woodbine 6
AHSTW 60, Audubon 12
Woodbine 27, Audubon 24

Atlantic boys basketball hoping to build on last season

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December 1st, 2022 by Chris Parks

Trojan LogoThe Atlantic boys basketball team opens up the 2022-23 season on Friday with a home game against the Glenwood Rams and the Trojans are anxious to build on a good finish to last season. It will be the second season under head coach Derek Hall and he said it’s been good to get right to work since the kids are familiar with him and the system they put in last year.

The Trojans are coming off an 8-14 campaign in 2021-22 but that included a lot of close games. They did a much better job of closing out those close games at the end of last season, winning five of their last eight games.

Atlantic returns three of their top five scorers from last season, led by junior Colton Rasmussen who led the team with 308 points last year. Carter Pellett was third on the team with 231 points and Jackson McLaren finished with 111 points last year. Coach Hall thinks this group has great potential.

The Trojans open with the home game against Glenwood Friday and then host ADM on Saturday.

IGHSAU Girls Basketball Rankings 12/01/2022

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December 1st, 2022 by Chris Parks

2022 SECOND Iowa Girls High School Basketball Rankings
Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
Thursday, December 1, 2022
 
CLASS 1A
School
Record
LW
1
Algona Bishop Garrigan
1-1
1
2
Newell-Fonda
2-0
2
3
North Linn
3-0
3
4
Remsen St. Mary’s
2-0
4
5
Westwood
1-0
5
6
Woodbine
2-0
6
7
Stanton
0-0
7
8
Martensdale St. Marys
2-1
8
9
Central Elkader
2-0
9
10
East Mills
2-0
10
11
Montezuma
2-0
11
12
West Fork
2-0
12
13
Earlham
2-0
13
14
Burlington Notre Dame
2-0
14
15
Winfield-Mount Union
4-0
15
 
Dropped Out: none
 
CLASS 2A
School
Record
LW
1
Dike-New Hartford
2-0
1
2
Central Lyon
1-0
2
3
Sibley-Ocheyedan
2-0
3
4
Underwood
1-1
4
5
Treynor
1-0
5
6
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
3-0
6
7
Cascade
1-0
7
8
Iowa City Regina
2-0
8
9
Pocahontas Area
1-0
9
10
Ridge View
0-0
10
11
Mediapolis
1-0
12
12
Logan-Magnolia
2-0
13
13
West Monona
0-0
15
14
Hinton
2-0
NR
15
Bellevue
2-0
NR
 
Dropped Out: South Central Calhoun (11), West Branch (14)
 
CLASS 3A
School
Record
LW
1
Estherville Lincoln Central
2-0
1
2
Unity Christian
1-0
2
3
West Marshall
3-0
4
4
Center Point-Urbana
2-0
8
5
Benton Community
2-1
5
6
Osage
0-0
9
7
Cherokee
1-0
10
8
Vinton-Shellsburg
3-1
7
9
Solon
2-0
13
10
Mount Vernon
3-0
NR
11
Dubuque Wahlert
1-0
15
12
Des Moines Christian
2-1
11
13
Davenport Assumption
0-3
3
14
Grinnell
1-2
12
15
West Liberty
0-2
6

Dropped Out: Clear Lake (14)
 
Class 4A
School
Record
LW
1
Cedar Rapids Xavier
2-0
2
2
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
0-1
1
3
Ballard
2-0
6
4
Dallas Center-Grimes
2-1
3
5
North Polk
1-1
4
6
North Scott
1-1
5
7
Decorah
1-1
7
8
Clear Creek-Amana
1-1
8
9
Lewis Central
1-0
9
10
Indianola
1-1
10
11
Gilbert
1-0
12
12
Carlisle
3-0
NR
13
Mason City
0-0
14
14
Marion
1-1
13
15
Winterset
1-0
15
 
Dropped Out: Glenwood (11)
 
Class 5A
School
Record
LW
1
Waterloo West
1-0
1
2
Johnston
2-0
2
3
Ankeny Centennial
4-0
3
4
Pleasant Valley
1-0
4
5
West Des Moines Valley
2-0
5
6
Dowling Catholic
1-2
6
7
Iowa City West
1-0
7
8
Southeast Polk
3-0
8
9
Ankeny
2-0
9
10
Des Moines Roosevelt
1-0
10
11
Davenport North
2-0
12
12
Waukee
1-1
14
13
Iowa City Liberty
1-2
13
14
Des Moines North
0-1
11
15
Linn-Mar
1-1
15
 
Dropped Out: None

Drake tames the Lions in annual “Pack the Knapp” game

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December 1st, 2022 by Chris Parks

DES MOINES, IOWA – In front of over 4,000 elementary and middle school students at the annual Pack the Knapp game, the Drake women’s basketball team rolled past Lindenwood in an 87-60 victory inside a full arena on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Maggie Bair scored the first eight points for the Bulldogs, who were out to an 8-2 lead within the first two minutes of the contest. Lindenwood trimmed the deficit to five points (18-13) with 2:53 to play in the opening quarter, but Drake finished the frame strong with a Megan Meyer trifecta in the closing seconds for a 27-17 advantage after one period of play.

The Bulldogs pulled away for good in the second quarter. Lindenwood’s Sophia Horton scored the first basket of the second quarter before Drake ventured on an 11-0 run capped off by an Ashley Iiams layup as the home team led 38-19 at the 6:04 mark.

Sarah Beth Gueldner led all scorers with 17 points, a new season high. Bair followed with 16 points while Katie Dinnebier added 14 and Meyer chipped in 13.

Drake will hit the road to visit South Dakota on Tuesday, Dec. for their next matchup.

Campbell named Butkus Award Player of the Month

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December 1st, 2022 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior linebacker Jack Campbell has been named the Butkus Award Player of the Month for November. The announced was made Thursday by the Butkus Foundation.

Campbell and the Hawkeyes posted a 3-1 record in November with wins at Purdue and Minnesota and a home victory over Wisconsin. In the four games, Campbell totaled 36 tackles, including 20 solo tackles and 16 assists. He had a forced fumble and pass interception in the final five minutes of the win at Minnesota, which led to Iowa’s game-winning field goal with 28 seconds remaining.

It was announced in November that Campbell is one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, which goes annually to the top linebacker in the nation. The 2022 Butkus Award winner will be announced the first week in DecemberCampbell was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award in 2021.

Earlier this week Campbell was named the Nagurski-Wooden Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and the Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year and he earned first-team All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive season.

Campbell (6-foot-5, 246-pounds) has led Iowa’s defense all season. He has totaled 118 tackles, which are second in the Big Ten and tied for 13th nationally.  The Cedar Falls, Iowa, native also recorded two interceptions, one recovered fumble and one forced fumble, along with 3.5 tackles for loss. He has 295 career tackles to rank 19th in program history.

Campbell is also a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 6. He was named a semifinalist for the Bednarik and Rotary Lombardi awards

Former Hawkeye linebacker Josey Jewell was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award in both 2016 and 2017, while Chad Greenway was a semifinalist in 2005. Larry Station placed second in the Butkus Award balloting in 1985.

Iowa (7-5, 5-4) will find out its bowl destination on Sunday. The Hawkeyes are expecting their 20th bowl invite over the past 24 seasons under Moon Family head football coach Kirk Ferentz.