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  • The Iowa Baseball League is seeking 5th- and 6th-grade teams to fill out that division for the 2018 summer season.

For more information, contact Fred Abraham at (319) 277-4567 or visit the IBL website at


  • The Cedar Valley CourtKings, two-time defending Midwest Basketball League champions, open their preseason training camp Friday at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex.

The CourtKings return 13 players, including Anthony James, Aundre Hicks, Dylan Hale, Raheem Tyner, Raijon Kelly, Alex Houston, Eric Coleman, Johnny Jackson and David Stanley, although Coleman, Jackson, Kelly and Stanley are currently playing in other leagues. Marvin Singleton could also return but is currently playing in the NBA G-League.

CourtKings season tickets are available by calling (319) 404-5941 or by stopping by the Dan Gable National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Waterloo.

  • Northern Iowa’s Megan Maahs earned Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors Monday.

The sophomore from Epworth had double-doubles in both Panther victories over the weekend. Overall, Maahs is averaging 10.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.

  • University of Northern Iowa standouts Ellie Howell and Kennedy Kirkpatrick were named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete second team Tuesday.

Howell owns a 4.0 grade-point average in UNI’s graduate program and is averaging 10 points per game on the court. Kirkpatrick has a 3.83 GPA in the graduate program and averages 10.7 points and 3.7 assists per game.

  • Iowa State has announced that junior forward Bride Kennedy-Hopoate plans to transfer and is no longer a member of the Cyclone women’s basketball team.

Hopoate appeared in 21 games this season, averaging 17.4 minutes, 6.7 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 38.5 percent overall and 27.3 percent from 3-point range.

  • NBC Sports Chicago will televise 12 games from the Iowa boys state high school basketball tournament this week.

Wednesday’s Class 1A semifinals at 2 and 3:45 p.m. will air on NBCSCH’s main channel. The 2A semifinals at 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago plus.

Thursday’s 3A semifinals are also on the main NBCSCH channel with the 4A semis on the plus channel while all four championship games Friday will be carried on the plus channel.

  • Iowa State freshman

Lindell Wigginton

  • was named to the United States Basketball Writers Association All-District VI team Tuesday.

Wigginton leads the Cyclones with a 16.6 scoring average and is just the eighth freshman in Big 12 history to score more than 300 points in conference play.


  • Waterloo East High School inducted four individuals into its Athletic Hall of Fame Feb. 12.

Lloyd Tims Jr., Kim Sykes, Cordell Smith and Todd Peverill were all track and field standouts for the Trojans. They won the state championship in the 4x400 relay and broke 4x400 Drake Relays and state meet records.


  • Northern Iowa senior outfielder Brittney Roby was named Missouri Valley Conference player of the week Monday.

Roby had four multi-hit games as UNI went 4-1 in the Belmont Bruin Classic over the weekend. She leads the NCAA in hits with 32 and leads the MVC in on-base percentage (.558), batting average (.492) and runs scored (19).


  • Wartburg College senior Morgan Neuendorf has been awarded a $7,500 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the NCAA announced Friday.

Neuendorf, the IIAC’s most valuable player last season, is planning to pursue a master’s degree in environmental engineering.

The NCAA awards 175 postgraduate scholarships annual to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.

Track and field

  • Wartburg College will have 13 qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Teylor Jones (200), Betsy Duehr (800), Ashlyn Bagge (5,000) and Casey Roberts (mile) qualified in individual events while the Knights’ 4x400 women’s relay of Duehr, Belle Tyynismaa, Aubree Taylor and Jones is in, along with the women’s distance medley relay of Maddie Carlsen, Amy Brant, Duehr and Cassidy Christopher and the men’s DMR of Roberts, Levi Dolphin, Cody Snider and Sam Pinkowski.


  • Former Wartburg College national champion Blake Gills will be inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame March 8.

Gillis, a 2008 Wartburg graduate, will become the 10th inductee from the Knights’ program. The native of Spencer was a four-time NCAA All-American and a four-time finalist, winning the title in 2007. He compiled a 139-11 career record.

Gillis is currently an assistant coach at Central Missouri.


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