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Jan. 21

• 10 years ago in 2007

West Marshall matmen, as senior Mike Bear, defended his Heart of Iowa Activities Conference wrestling title along with Pat Pfantz and Matt Hemesath joining him atop the podium, saw the Trojans tie with defending champion Ogden for the title.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Among the YMCA Pom Pon Squad participants in the weekend competition were Squad I: Katie Warnell, Ashley Huck and Sarah Otten and Squad II: Lindsay Trowbridge, Tiffany Cruikshank and Missy Sommerlot.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The SEMCO girls moved their overall record to 12-3 with a 100-53 victory over Baxter as Marcia Everts and AnnDee Mann led the Cougarettes with 32 and 27 points, respectively.

Jan. 22

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Old Time Slammers volleyball team of: Kimberly Gaskill, Keri Hala, Melissa Ulch, Kendra Kahoe, Jill Clark and Jennifer O’Neal won the state Park & Rec tournament.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The Bobcat matmen latest victim was Ankeny 50-6 as they won the 10th straight and 13th dual meet in the past 14 outings winning all but two of the weights.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Marshalltown High School girls gymnastics team came away with two big firsts: they beat Mason City 119.95- 109.55 and ran their dual record to 3-0 as Denise Leavy scored 27.1 points winning tumbling, the beam and floor exercise while teammate Monica Doyle took first in the uneven parallel bars and Jaci Farrell clinched the vaulting.

Jan. 23

• 10 years ago in 2008

Kacie Mathern and Tara Gray had 21 points each and Cory Bacon added 17 points in the GMG 67-50 win over Northeast Hamilton while teammate Brittany Mullins snatched 10 steals for the defense.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The East Marshall boys basketball team moved to 11-0 for the season when they defeated Ackley-Geneva 81-53.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Trent Davis, 10, was fishing with his dad in the lake at Green Castle recreation area when he caught a 3 pound crappie which he planned to enter in the Iowa Big Fish Records Registry.

Jan. 24

• 10 years ago in 2008

South Tama captured a pair of Little Hawkeye Conference wrestling dual victories as the 10th ranked Trojans defeated Pella 45-28 and Oskaloosa 36-34 with Eric Wilkerson, Darian McFatridge and Ryan Albertson each going 2-0 in contested matches.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The MHS boys’ basketball squad topped No. 7 ranked West Des Moines Dowling 53-45 as Ryan Johnston and Scott Thiessen led the scoring with 17 and 13 points, respectively.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The MHS girls gave LDF its first loss 52-34 as Anne McFadden scored 23 points and Janine Buresh dropped in 12 to lead the Bobcats.

Jan. 25

• 10 years ago in 2008

No. 4 ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck made it a second consecutive NICL West Division championship and a 23rd straight NICL West game in the 66-32 win over BCLUW as Adam Watermiller led the Rebels with 20 points, Jared Denbow added 12 and Brett Bengen finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The West Marshall girls improved to 12-0 overall with the 75-57 win over South Hamilton as Justean Bohnsack led three West Marshall forwards in double figures with 24 points while Sharon Blood fired 20 and Lisa Zeller finished with 15.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Two Marshalltown girls were headed to the state Hoop Shoot tournament after Teresa Mason placed first in the 10-11 age group and Jamie Whaley placed second in the 8-9 year olds.

Jan. 26

• 10 years ago in 2008

Season high scoring from Tara Hay, 17, and Taylor Gaffney, 15, helped the MHS girls basketball team defeat Mason City 66-42 on the road as Kelly Fitzgerald finished with 15 points and Lauren Lockhart dropped in 10.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Chad Hunter rested inside of the mouth of his snow dragon which he built along with his sister Christina and dad Steve out of piled up snow.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Liscomb 4-H grain show winners were: Alan Vry, overall winner and freak ear; Andy Vry, oats; Scott Fiscus, group of five; Brad Vry, best single ear; Jim Mosher, beans and Alan Vry, Les Coulter and Andy Vry, shelled corn.

Jan. 27

• 10 years ago in 2008

West Marshall boys defeated East Marshall 75-50 in the match for east vs. west Marshall County basketball bragging rights as Ross Howe, Joe Disney and Jake Shipley accounted for 48 of the points.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Winner of the MathCounts competition were from Miller: Jason Jone, first; Lindsey Kosinski, second; John Burns, third and Patrick McMullen, fourth; for Anson Middle School: Greg Grisham, first; Eric Wolken, second; April Petersen, third and Emily Bradbury, fourth.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Paul McGrew, a student at Iowa Central Community College, completed his third session of on-the-job training as part of his two-year college program in farm operations