Times Ago, July 9, 2017

July 9

• 10 years ago in 2007

East Marshall baseball team rallied around pitcher Rob Paxton as he closed the door on West Marshall in the Class 2A District 14 semifinal game winning 3-2.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The Warhawks of LDF-SEMCO, at 22-2 for the season, clinched the Big Iowa Conference crown with the 8-1 win over Parkersburg as pitcher Kara Shultz struck out 10 and walked none.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The Green Mountain softball squad erupted for 11 runs in the top of the seventh inning to smash Collins 19-1 for a tie for the Ta-Ma-Ja title with Mingo while the baseball team beat Collins 16-3 for the outright Ta-Ma-Ja crown.

July 10

• 10 years ago in 2007

The Green Mountain-Garwin Wolverines scored five runs in the third off of offensive play by Cory Bacon, Mary Fowler, Nicki Landt, Jami Boege and Jamie Degner which was all pitcher Kaitlin Hall needed for her and the Wolverine defense to come away with a 5-0 victory over Dunkerton.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Adaira Calhoun, daughter of Tawayna Harrington, of Gladbrook, and Larry Calhoun, of Waterloo, was crowned the 1992 Little Miss Corn Carnival.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Three of the characters from “Once Upon a Mattress” Diana Helmer, queen; Kathy Welton, the princess and the jester, Mike Martin made an appearance in costume on “The Floppy Show” to promote the play.

July 11

• 10 years ago in 2007

Marshalltown High School bats hit five home runs in the double header with Des Moines Lincoln including two by J.J. Pyle, one in each game, as the Bobcats took the first game 9-6 and them lost the nightcap as the Railsplitters came back in the sixth inning to win 14-12.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Alyson Ketchum, daughter of Jerry and Karen Ketchum, and a ninth grade student at MHS, was awarded the trophy for the model with the Most Potential at Avant Studio graduation and received requested “call backs” from both judges.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Ten-year-old Dean Nederhoff, of Wellsburg, attempted to show a stubborn ewe at the Grundy County Fair.

July 12

• 10 years ago in 2007

For the first time in Central Iowa Fair history, two Central Iowa Fair Queens were crowned: Elise Fiscus, daughter of Kevin and Marie Fiscus, and Allison Buck, daughter of Roger and Nylene Buck.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The BCL-U-W Comets softball squad blasted Remsen-St. Mary’s 23-3 in three innings off of only two hits by Corrie Anderson and Jane Smith as the Remsen-St. Mary’s pitcher gifted them with 20 walks.

• 40 years ago in 1977

SEMCO crushed Garwin 17-5 in softball action as Sheila Johnson, Marcia Everts and Connie Settinga each produced two hits.

July 13

• 10 years ago in 2007

West Marshall pitcher Caitlin Still won her 13th games of the season and got two hits, a double and a single and scored one run, in the 3-1 victory over Bondurant-Farrar.

• 25 years ago in 1992

MHS senior Emily Neuroth came through with two very strong pitching efforts that helped lead the Bobcats to the Nevada Tournament title defeating Nevada 7-1 in the semifinal game and Boone 5-1 in the championship match as Crystal Hodgdon was the offensive catalyst in the Nevada game going 4-for-4 and scoring three times.

• 40 years ago in 1977

George Allbee and Brad Hager were recipients of American Red Cross lifesaving awards for saving the lives of eight family members at Red Rock reservoir when their boat overturned in stormy weather and giving mouth-to-mouth to two of the children trapped under the boat.

July 14

• 10 years ago in 2007

MHS eliminated Waterloo East 5-1 in the quarterfinal round of Class 4A Substate 2 tournament play as John Logan, second baseman, hit his third home run of the year to drive in two runs.

• 25 years ago in 1992

No. 7 LDF-SEMCO threw a couple of shut-outs to capture it’s own round robin tournament as freshman pitcher Shawna Burns tossed a one-hitter in the 5-0 blanking of North Central of Manly in the first and ace pitcher Kara Shultz struck out 11 batters to silence BGM 8-0 as Julie Neuroth ripped a home run, a triple and a single for three RBIs.

• 40 years ago in 1977

MHS softball found an easy victory on their visit to Grinnell winning 12-5 as Jaci Farrell led the offense with a two-run single scoring Kim Gibbs and Kim Younge.

July 15

• 10 years ago in 2007

Alex German, Central Iowa 4-H Club, took his lamb class as Tamara Matherly Harre, Hunter Wilkening, Allison Buck, Jacob Edler, Blake Edler and Carolyn Edler watched from behind with their lambs.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Marshalltown girls Leah Paullus, Megan Davison, Brooke Lang, Jennifer Weaver, Jillian Meyer and Regan Barres attended the five-day Living History Farms Day Camp where they had the opportunity to meet new friends, expand their creativity ands relive parts of history.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Green Mountain’s Julie Eich pitched her 70th win in the 11-1 victory over MHS while Lori Petermeier smacked a three-run homer deep into left field in the third inning.