Catch up on news you may have missed over the weekend


Ames Police are investigating a shooting that took place at the 200 block of Welch Avenue just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. 

Emily Clement

Here are some of the big news stories that you may have missed over the weekend:

Friday – 2/17

  • Meet the Student Government candidates – Cody West and Cody Smith are two of the candidates running for president and vice president of the student body, respectively. The other candidates are Conner Tillo and Rachael Barnes. Both pairs have different action plans they want to take on during the 2017-18 school year. Smith and Barnes will debate Tuesday, and West and Tillo will debate Thursday. Both debates will take place in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
  • Softball team plays in Tennessee Tournament– In its second tournament of the season, the Iowa State softball team went undefeated on the first day of the Tennessee Tournament. The Cyclones defeated the Tennessee State Tigers 11-3 and then beat the Alabama A&M Bulldogs 5-1.
  • The Vagina Monologues – The production began Thursday night, and the monologues were performed again Friday night. The monologues were written by Eve Ensler in 1996 and allowed them to be performed as long as the scripts were not altered in any way. They have been performed at Iowa State for 16 years, and the proceeds went to the Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support (ACCESS).

Saturday – 2/18

  • Kevin Dresser to announce decision on ISU wrestling position – Kevin Dresser, current Virginia Tech wrestling coach, said in a statement Sunday that he is scheduled to visit with Iowa State officials later Sunday evening by phone and will announce his decision Monday afternoon.” Sources close to the Iowa State wrestling program told the Daily that Dresser had already accepted the job.
  • Women’s basketball wins against West Virginia – The women were slow moving in the first half of the game but came out in the second half ready to win. The Cyclones won 68-53 over the West Virginia Mountaineers and moved into a tie for fifth in the Big 12.
  • Iowa State men’s track sets new school record – Six athletes traveled to Notre Dame, where they competed in three different events. Four of the men competed in the 4X400-meter relay and beat the previous school record.
  • Cyclone Hockey wins CSCHL championship – No. 10 Cyclone Hockey beat the No. 3 Ohio Bobcats Friday and Saturday to win their first CSCHL championship since 2002. The Cyclones hadn’t won in Ohio since 2007.
  • Men’s basketball continues winning streak with win over TCU – The Cyclones won 84-71 against TCU on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. The win moves the Cyclones into a three-way tie for second place in the Big 12 with Baylor and West Virginia. Georges Niang, a Cyclone basketball legend, returned to Ames this weekend and made an appearance at the game to cheer on the Cyclones.

Sunday – 2/19

  • Overnight shooting on Welch Avenue – Three were injured in a shooting on Welch Avenue early Sunday morning. The Ames Police believe the violence stemmed from a fight that had taken place earlier.