Times Ago

June 17

• 10 years ago in 2008

East Marshall bats did the talking in the 12-5 victory over Dike-New Hartford as they registered 11 hits with Alyssa Whitmore, Kaci Hoskey and Vanessa Clemens each recording two hits.

• 25 years ago in 1993

East Marshall pitcher Eric Stevens pitched the Mustangs to a 10-1 romp over Hubbard-Radcliffe as he struck out 11 and walked one as the defense played errorless ball to back Stevens up.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Gail Krause was crowned the 1978 State Center Rose Festival Queen. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Krause, of State Center.

June 18

• 10 years ago in 2008

The 2008 Rose Festival Queen candidates were: Susan Johnson, Stephanie Schulte, Maegan McDonald, Abra Huffaker, Megan Davis, Renee Ficken, Sarah Lyall, Skyler Gray, Emily Morgan and Abbey Barry.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Jazz 1 performers Ben Hagen, Erich Sterzing, Kevin Polley, Adam Zeihan, David Johnson, Emily Reese, Tony Braack, Phil Rundall, Eric Osgood, Mike Luken, David Bower, Aaron Nuss, Crag Bogner, Craig Luttrell, Jon Jero, Shawn Hugen, Mike Burggraaf, Matt Gieselman, Steve Good and Carrie Zeisneiss prepared for their trip to Japan for a performance tour.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The West Marshall Trojanettes blasted Marshalltown High School 12-0 and trounced previously unbeaten Green Mountain 11-0 in the championship game to win the Rose Festival Tournament as pitcher Cindy Freese struck out 11 in the MHS game and 10 in the Green Mountain game.

June 19

• 10 years ago in 1978

The MHS softball team broke its slump with a 13-3 win over Knoxville as Jordan Loney finished with three hits scoring four runs and two RBIs with teammates Whitney Sowers, Sam Mitchell and Dani Coronado each adding two hits.

• 25 years ago in 1993

State Center’s 1993 Rose Festival Queen Amy Schau was crowned by the 1992 Rose Queen Stacey Karsjen during Rose Festival ceremonies.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Debbie Lovig, 17, was named to “Who’s Who Among American High School Students” which represents fewer than five percent of all upper classmen from the nation’s high schools.

June 20

• 10 years ago in 2008

BCLUW’s Jamie Fisher struck out a season high 17 batters throwing a one-hitter in the 9-0 shutout over Aplington-Parkersburg as Allison Sharp led at the plate with three hits, an RBI and two runs scored.

• 25 years ago in 1993

East Marshall took the Rose Festival Tournament beating the home team 14-8 as Julie Neuroth, Angie Strain and Ginny Landt led the offense with two hits apiece.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Jerry Rohach smashed two home runs, one a grand slam and the other a two-run shot and drove in another run with a single to lead Garwin to a 23-16 win over United of Boone.

June 21

• 10 years ago in 2008

GMG hammered out 14 hits on the way to a 10-0 shut out over Northeast Hamilton as Jami Boege allowed only one hit with Kayla Kienzle, Jessie Kunch and Kacie Mathern each going 3-for-3 at the plate.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Five area students were among those selected to participate in the American Legion Boys State 1993 session at Camp Dodge: Stephen Balong, Matt Gieselman, Bobby Bowman and Eric Rhodes, all of MHS, with GMG junior Ted Lewis.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Green Mountain pitcher Paul Krough continued his domination of Ta-Ma-Ja Conference baseball teams as he pitched a three-hitter striking out a career high 17 batters to lead the Mounties to a 6-1 win over LDF as Steven Groth led the offense with three base hits.

June 22

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS softball wrapped up its tournament with a 28-hit day as the ‘Cats defeated Gladbrook-Reinbeck 13-3 ad Des Moines Christian 12-2.

• 25 years ago in 1993

East Marshall sophomore pitcher David Slingluff fanned nine batters on the Mustangs way to its six consecutive win as they defeated BCLUW 11-2 while freshman Blaine Wauters led the offense going 5-for-5 and scoring two RBIs.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Jan Ziskovsky, of Toledo, a 1978 graduate of South Tama High School, was installed as grand worthy associate advisor of Iowa Rainbow Girls at the Grand Assembly in Ames.

June 23

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck FFA chapter were named Champion team at the annual Iowa FFA Food Science Career Development Event. The winning team consisted of: Brook Wagner, Lorianna Scarf, Arielle Bereczki and Judy Lohse.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Adam Thurston, of MHS, was one of 22 Iowa high school students selected to attend the 1993 Summer Space Science and Engineering Program from June 20-July 9.

• 40 years ago in 1978

MHS softball player Su Stonewall made a running catch and threw to first base to snag the runner for a double play that ended the cliffhanger with Grundy Center as the ‘Cats won 5-4.