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  • The Waterloo Bucks are taking applications for host families for the 2019 season.

Host families house and provide players with support throughout the summer Northwoods League season, which begins in May and concludes in August.

Approved host families receive season tickets and tickets to the 2019 NWL All-Star Game and invitations to special events.

For more information or to apply, contact Bucks general manager Dan Corbin at (319) 232-0500 or email


  • The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team raised more than $1,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley during their Tip a Panther Night at The Other Place.

The Panthers helped prepare food, served drinks and took orders from 5:30-7 p.m. and raised $1,065.

  • Iowa senior center Megan Gustafson is one of 10 candidates for the 2019 Lisa Leslie Award that recognizes the top center in the country.

Gustafson leads the NCAA in points per game (27.3), total points (682), field goals made (285), double-doubles (23) and ranks second in field goal percentage (70.9) and defensive rebounds (10), third in total rebounds (324) and fourth in rebounds per game (13).

Other finalists are Kalani Brown of Baylor, Kristine Anigwe of California, Channon Fluker of Cal St. Northridge, Beatrice Mompremier of Miami, Hallie Thome of Michigan, Teaira McCowan of Mississippi St., Janelle Bailey of North Carolina, Brianna Turner of Notre Dame and Jordan Moore of TCU.


  • Waterloo Black Hawks forward Emil Ohrvall has committed to play college hockey at Michigan.

Ohrvall is the third current Waterloo player to choose Michigan. He is second on the Black Hawks' team in points (43) and goals (21) this season and ranks among the United States Hockey League's top 10 in both categories.

Swimming and diving

  • The University of Northern Iowa has been picked to finish second in the Missouri Valley Conference women's swimming and diving championships pre-meet poll.

Missouri State was tabbed as the favorite for the championships, which will take place Wednesday through Saturday in Columbia, Mo.

UNI leads the Valley in seven individual events and all five relays.


  • A free rules of golf seminar is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at Sunnyside Country Club.

Presented by the Iowa Golf Association in cooperation with the Waterloo Junior Golf Association and Sunnyside, the seminar will bring players up to date on a number of rules that have changed for 2019.

The seminar is open to all junior and adult golfers. Seating is limited and early reservations are recommended by going online at

Deer hunting

  • The Eastern Iowa Sportshow will host a whitetail antler scoring competition during its March show at the UNI-Dome.

Divisions are offered for current season and historical racks in typical and non-typical categories for both archery and firearms. A separate youth division is available for hunters under the age of 18.

Scoring hours are 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, March 16 and 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Cost for scoring and awards is $10 per rack, which includes a two-day pass to the show.

For more information, go online at


  • The University of Northern Iowa's 11th annual Rally in the Valley event is set for 5-9 p.m. April 13 at the McLeod Center.

The event helps raise scholarship dollars for UNI student-athletes. The cost is $100 per individual, $720 for a table of eight, $900 for a table of 10 or $1,000 for table sponsors.

The evening includes a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, beverages, a program, entertainment, a live auction and a raffle.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (319) 273-6443.

Track and field

  • Hawkeye Community College's group of men's 800-meter runners are ranked No. 1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association in rankings released this week by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

David Thompson, Payton Bahl, Konner Roth and Landon Boomsma are the RedTails' current top four in the event.


  • Keith Gakaka of London, England, plans to play soccer for the Hawkeye Community College men's soccer team next season.

Gakaka previously attended Bacon's College in Rotherhithe, London.


  • Hawkeye Community College has announced the signing of St. Ansgar High's Tanyon Schutjer to a volleyball letter of intent.

Schutjer was a three-year varsity starter for the Saints and compiled a 95.6 serve percentage, 213 sets, 49 kills, 31 aces, 1,013 assists, 356 digs and 32 blocks.

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