Times Ago

June 10

• 10 years ago in 2008

West Marshall baseball team reeled in its fifth in a row as they shut out North Polk 3-0 as Sam Buck sparked the offense with a home run in the first inning.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The West Marshall baseball pitcher Brian Smith struck out 13 batters on the way to a 3-0 shut out of South Hamilton.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Marshalltown High School Softball team defeated Newton 10-6 as third baseman Jaci Farrell and designated hitter Mary Ewalt accounted for four of the eight hits and scored three runs.

June 11

• 10 years ago in 2008

The fifth ranked Bobcats ran roughshod over Newton defeating them 18-5 as MHS totaled 15 hits with three each from Zach Thompson and John Logan.

• 25 years ago in 1993

East Marshall rolled past the Knights of Union High 10-4 as senior Josh Dunham ripped a three-run homer in the first inning.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Timothy Welton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Welton, of rural Montour, was accepted by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was to report by July 6.

June 12

• 10 years ago in 2008

Chelsea Hurd and Bailey Wildt were two out of 100 kids attending the Kids in College Wednesday program at Iowa Valley Continuing Education and were studying international cooking classes.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The BCLUW Comets pounded Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock 16-6 as Ryan Ashton led the Comets with three singles and an RBI.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The BCL girls came away with a 12-2 victory over Parkersburg as catcher Tess Koch had two hits including a double and drove in four runs.

June 13

• 10 years ago in 2008

Top finishers in the 2008 Dysart Chess Festival were Jaleb Jay, first and Chris Johnson, second, both from Marshalltown.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The unbeaten East Marshall Mustangs swept to the championship of the annual BCL-U-W softball tournament defeating South Hamilton 5-1 in the championship game.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Behind the pitching of Joni Thompson, the Bobcats shut out highly rated Ottumwa 5-0.

June 14

• 10 years ago in 2008

East Marshall handed GMG a 10-1 softball loss as the Mustangs belted out 12 hits including a double and triple by Alyssa Whitmore.

• 25 years ago in 1993

GMG baseball pitcher Jeff Fouch pitched the Wolverines to a 3-1 victory over BCL-U-W striking out 10 batters and walking only three.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Mark Halverson fired a six-hitter and smashed out three base hits including two triples and drove in three runs to help LDF defeat Baxter 7-3.

June 15

• 10 years ago in 2008

Main Street Dance Academy students who received summer dance opportunities were: Kaylin Hansen, Alayna Vogel, Carissa Hoffman, Bridget Heddens and Natalie Heddens.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The East Marshall softball team went to 7-0 for the season defeating Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock 11 -3 as Shawna Burns struck out 12 batters and had three hits on the night driving in two runs.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Angela Dostal, of rural Toledo, was the new 1978 District 7 Pork Queen with Carol McDonald being named alternate to the queen.

June 16

• 10 years ago in 2008

No. 2 ranked BCLUW softball team shut out La Porte City Union 12-0 as Nicole Fisher led the offense going 4-for-4 with five RBIs and Kris Penick went 3-for-3 and scored four runs.

• 25 years ago in 1993

MHS freshman pitcher Erin McElroy tossed a no-hitter leading the Bobcats to a 17-1 victory over Mason City while Abbey Peterson and Steph Neuroth led offensively at the plate.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The unbeaten and second ranked West Marshall Softball team whipped Ballard 12-3 as Bev Seeger went 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in three runs.