Times Ago

June 3

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Marshalltown High School girls soccer team defeated Cedar Falls 2-1 and earned their first state soccer tournament berth off of two goals by Lissa Duff only 64 seconds apart.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Nitashi Sarswat, a 13-year-old seventh grader at Miller Middle School, was one of 20 students in the country accepted in Iowa State University’s Molecular Biology Enrichment for Youth program.

• 40 years ago in 1978

MHS baseball opened its conference season with double header victories over Waterloo West as Joe Miller threw a one-hitter to take the first game 4-1 and the second game was cut short due to darkness with the ‘Cats winning 9-6.

June 4

• 10 years ago in 2008

Among the Lenihan Intermediate School students which raised $700 for Special Olympics uniforms were: Colton Hanke, Nicole Lacina, Hannah Stone, Daral Perez, Ana Ramirez and Talia Fosness.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Leading 21-7 in the fourth inning behind a bevy of walks, MHS’ Abbey Peterson singled sharply to left for the first hit of the night as the ‘Cats scored two more runs to take the season opener against Fort Dodge 23-11.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Green Mountain girls combined a 15-hit attack with the one-hit pitching of Julie Eich to stretch their record to 4-0 for the season in the 10-0 victory over United of Boone.

June 5

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS softball player Hannah West hit two homeruns and drove in nine runs to help down Ames 12-3 in the first game and 12-2 in the closer.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Marshall County fifth and sixth graders honored by the Noon Optimists were: Erin Folk, Rogers Elementary; Emily Seberger, Marshalltown Area Catholic School; Angie Ryan, East Marshall Elementary; Gelene Bousum, Anson Elementary; Eric Smith, West Marshall Elementary; Ashley Buzbee, Franklin Elementary; and Sarah Risius, Woodbury Elementary.

• 40 years ago in 1978

LDF baseball team downed Garwin 8-3 as Mark Halverson hit a triple and Grant Benson added a double to the win.

June 6

• 10 years ago in 2008

BCLUW girls shut out South Hardin 9-0 as Jamie Fisher struck out 11 batters and scored three RBIs.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The East Marshall Mustangs took two from South Tama 10-9 in the 11-inning opener and 2-1 in the nightcap as Eric Stevens and Josh Dunham led the way each batting a double, two singles and driving in two runs.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The West Marshall Trojanettes shut out Carlisle 7-0 as Cindy Freese fanned 11 Carlisle batters as Kathy Lively had two base hits including a double and drove in two runs.

June 7

• 10 years ago in 2008

The unbeaten East Marshall softball team watched player Betsy Nymeyer smack a single up the middle in the top of the eighth inning to give the Mustangs an 8-7 victory over Knoxville and put them into the championship semifinals of the BCLUW Invitational Softball Tournament.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Kendra Crow received the Phineas F. Bresee Award, the highest award that can be achieved through the Caravan Scout Program of the Church of the Nazarene International.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The five finalists for Rose Queen were: Debra Bear, of Melbourne; Gail Krause, of Clemons; and Jan Flora, Jan Buck and Shelly Meyer, all of State Center.

June 8

• 10 years ago in 2008

Lenihan Intermediate School sixth grade Math Bee team of Ben Anzis, Jacob Shirar, Chandler Schmidt and Tray Hickie took fifth place out of the state’s top 31 math teams.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The finalists for the 1993 Rose Queen were: Christy Wiley, Amy Schau, Wendy Rezab and Betsy Berry.

• 40 years ago in 1978

American Women’s Business Association recipients of a $700 scholarship were: Rita Hlas, of Toledo; Penny Weatherly, of Albion; Sally Bills, of Haverhill and Pam Kutz, of Garwin.

June 9

• 10 years ago in 2008

North Tama’s Brooke and Blaire Dinsdale won the open 400 meter and the 800 meter runs, respectively, at the Senior All-Star Spotlight track and field meet and teamed with two others for a record breaking 4×400 relay.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The GMG Wolverines’ Mike Healey singled in the bottom of the eighth inning to top Hubbard-Radcliffe 6-5 after smashing a three-run homer in the fifth inning.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The West Marshall softball team made it nine straight as they defeated North Polk 10-4 with Teri Zink, Dalona Pfantz, Elaine Gladfelder and Chris Stoops having RBI singles to aid the cause.