Northwood-Kensett's Rollene signs with NIACC

NORTHWOOD - Northwood-Kensett senior Ivy Rollene signed a national letter of intent Tuesday to run cross country and track and field at NIACC next season.

Rollene will join Tyra Sledge, a former N-K runner, on the 2019 track and field team.

"It's close to home," Rollene said of her decision to join the Lady Trojans, "and finanically it makes a lot of sense."

In the school's first year of cross country, Rollene placed 27th at the Top of Iowa Conference meet on the NIACC campus in a time of 23 minutes, 3 seconds on the NIACC campus last fall.

In the 2017 track and field season, Rollene ran a 2:37.87 in the 800, ran a personal best of 5:55.94 in the 1,500 and was clocked at 1:04.56 in the 400.

"My favorite event is the 800," she said. "I can also run the 400 but it's not one of my favorite events.

"I'm just looking to improve my times this spring and become a better teammate."

Sherwood signs with NIACC softball team

Another Sherwood is joining the NIACC softball program.

Martensdale-St. Marys' senior Kylie Sherwood recently signed a national letter of intent to play softball at NIACC starting in the fall of 2018.

Sherwood will join her sister Kaci, who is a freshman on this year's NIACC squad.

Kaci and Kylie were both Class 1A first-team all-state selections in the summer of 2017.

As a junior, Kylie hit .477 with 11 doubles, six home runs and 48 RBIs.

As a pitcher in the 2017 season, Kylie was 18-3 with a 1.36 earned run average. She collected 174 strikeouts with 29 walks in 139 innings pitched.

ISU women fall to TCU

AMES | It’s hard to win a basketball game if only two players on a team play well.

Iowa State’s Bridget Carleton and Emily Durr combined for 33 points in the Cyclones’ 75-52 loss to TCU on Tuesday in Hilton Coliseum.

Outside of Carleton and Durr, Iowa State (9-13, 3-8 Big 12) couldn’t find a rhythm offensively against No. 22 TCU (16-5, 7-3 Big 12).

The Horned Frogs used a physical half-court trap to stifle the Cyclones’ offense. Iowa State had a tendency to dribble into the traps and didn’t move the ball enough to move the zone.

“They’re a very aggressive defensive team,” Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly said. “They have an extended zone and they played it very well. They get in the passing lanes and they chase the ball around.”

— Ben Visser

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