Times Ago

July 1

• 10 years ago in 2008

GMG Wolverines closed out the regular season with a 12-2 win over Tripoli highlighted by Cory Bacon’s bases-clearing triple, her third three-case hit of the evening.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The GMG girls complemented a steady downpour of rain with an outpour of hits to defeat BCLUW 6-1 as pitcher Jeri Hartwig was dominent on the mound and at the plate added a double and a single.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Green Mountain’s Paul Krough and Julie Eich faced only 29 batters combined against Baxter as Krough struck out 15 of 17 batters in the 10-0 romp and Eich went 8 out of 12 batters throwing a perfect game, a 12-0 no-hitter.

July 2

• 10 years ago in 2008

BCLUW baseball squad scored a 14-4 mercy rule win over North Tama as Nick Hutchens hit a double and a single while teammates Shane Kruse and Austin Krause each added two hits for the Comets.

• 25 years ago in 1993

GMG baseball scored two runs in the top of the 10th inning and held on for an 8-7 victory over BCLUW with Kevin Groth smacking a two-run homer in the seventh inning.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Janet Soorholtz, of rural Melbourne and a West Marshall FFA member, showed the grand champion at the Summer Steer and Heifer Show at the Central Iowa Fair in the 1,180 pound Simmental-Hereford crossbred calf.

July 3

• 10 years ago in 2008

GMG pitcher Jami Boege threw a no-hitter as the Wolverines claimed a 9-0 victory over NU High with Boege striking out 12 batters in Class 1A, Region 7 postseason play.

• 25 years ago in 1993

In a double header the Marshalltown High School girls defeated Cedar Falls 14-4 in the opener and 12-1 in the nightcap as freshman Erin McElroy threw a solid six innings in the first and Rianne Pfaltzgraff led the offense at the plate in both games.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Jodi Breniman, of Marshalltown, showed the grand champion heifer, Jodi’s Miracle of 77, at the Poweshiek County Junior Angus Association Steer and Heifer Show.

July 4

• 10 years ago in 2008

In Class 2A, Region 5 softball action, BCLUW defeated Dike-New Hartford 6-1 as Andrea Cashin cased in at the plate with two hits including a double.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Amy Upah, daughter of Dan and Julie Upah, and Kyle Clark, son of Robert and Jane Clark, were crowned Little Queen and Little King in the July 4 festivities in Garwin.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Kathy Lively, of West Marshall, returned to the lineup following a knee injury to go 4-for-4 for the night with a single, two doubles and a triple to driven in two runs and lead the Trojanettes to a 7-1 win over North Polk.

July 5

• 10 years ago in 2008

Noah Scheidel, of Garwin, took a shot at the rock climbing wall sponsored by the National Guard during Garwin Freedom Days.

• 25 years ago in 1993

East Marshall used a 15-hit attack to crush Gladbrook-Reinbeck 15-2 in the championship game of the BCLUW Annual Fourth of July Baseball Tournament as Josh Dunham and Denny Allen led the offense with three hits each.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The LDf girls smacked 10 base hits and took advantage of 14 Baxter errors to win 16-4 as five girls accounted for the 10 hits led by Lisa Peterson, Lori Mann, Lisa Rouse, Deb Cooling and Kathy Vieth.

July 6

• 10 years ago in 2008

The first three graduates of the Marshalltown Education Partnership through Marshalltown Community College were: Judith Mares, Ricardo Perez and Miriam Sanchez, also the first members of their families to graduate from college.

• 25 years ago in 1993

MHS junior Clayton Jensen was selected to the Iowa State Youth Soccer Association Under 17 Select Team which was scheduled to travel to Japan.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Julie Eich and the Green Mountain girls softball squad won the Ta-Ma-Ja Conference Championship with a 2-0 win over United of Boone with Eich throwing a no-hitter and striking out 14 batters.

July 7

• 10 years ago in 2008

In the battle of the Mustangs, East Marshall rose victorious with a 6-2 win over PCM in Class 2A District 13 baseball opening round as Shawn Bowers struck out six and walked only two batters.

• 25 years ago in 1993

MHS soccer teams rolled to a 9-0 victory over Mason City junior varsity and a 2-0 win in the varsity match as John Clark supplied both goals in the first half.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Garwin Roughriders turned seven Gladbrook errors into points as they ripped the Panthers 13-1 with Brad Smoldt smacking a solo home run and Jeff Peshel adding a bases loaded triple.