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Traveling trophies

MHS awards find temporary homes

November 15, 2013
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

As the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse gets updated, some of its treasures have found temporary homes until the renovation work is complete.

Dozens of trophies garnered from the storied history of Bobcat athletics have been placed in area businesses as the remodeling work goes on. Craig Huegel, athletics director at MHS, said it was important these treasures weren't stuffed away in boxes during the renovation work.

"We knew that it was important that the community's history be visible," Huegel said.

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Norm Bach, of Farmers Savings Bank, displays two of the five Marshalltown High School trophies now on display at the bank. MHS has loaned out the trophies to area businesses during the Roundhouse renovation. Bach is holding the 1994 volleyball state champion trophy while next to him is a state runner-up in gymnastics from 1972.

Huegel went through the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce, which sent out emails to members to see if they wanted to be a temporary home for a trophy.

"It was an amazing response," Huegel said. "I would really like to thank the community members. They've been great."

Farmers Savings Bank on Main Street has five trophies on display, including the 1956 boys state basketball champion and the 1994 volleyball champions.

Fact Box

Marshalltown High School trophies

Trophies Temporary location

1926 Wrestling state champions Marshall Town Center

1937 Boys basketball runner-up Marshall Town Center

1956 Boys basketball state champsFarmers Saving Bank

1960 Boys basketball state champsState Farm (Phyllis Mazour)

1961 Boys basketball state champsState Farm (Phyllis Mazour)

1966 Boys basketball state champsMcKibben law office

1970 Boys basketball consolation Marshall Town Center

1972 Boys basketball state 2nd Marshall Town Center

1972 Gymnastics state 2nd Farmers Savings Bank

1973 Boys basketball 2nd Marshall Town Center

1973 Boys golf 2nd Independent Insurance Services

1974 Boys cross country champs Hy-Vee

1975 Boys basketball consolation MHS activity office

1975 Boys cross country champs Hy-Vee

1976 Boys basketball 2nd Chamber of Commerce

1976 Baseball champions Wells Fargo Advisors

1978 Boys track 2nd Animal Medical Clinic

1979 Boys basketball state partic.Amanda Ennis

1980 Football state participant Farmers Savings Bank

1981 Baseball state champions KIX 101.1

1983 Boys basketball consolation Great Western Bank

1984 Boys track 2nd place Marshall County Abstract Co.

1985 Boys track champions Adland Engraving

1985 Baseball champions Stalzer Photography

1986 Girls basketball state champsState Farm (Phyllis Mazour)

1986 Girls cross country 2nd Sports Plus

1986 Baseball state champsKIX 101.1

1986 Wrestling state duals 2nd Chamber of Commerce

1988 Girls track state 2nd Sports Plus

1989 Boys basketball consolation Park Place Computers

1989 Wrestling duals 4th Marshall County Abstract Co.

1989 Boys golf state 2nd Elmwood Country Club

1990 Wrestling duals 3rd Adland Engraving

1992 Football state participant RACOM

1994 Volleyball state champions Farmers Savings Bank

1994 Girls golf state champions American Legion Golf Course

1994 Girls swimming state 2nd Park and Recreation Office

1995 Girls golf state champs American Legion Golf Course

1995 Baseball state participant Farmers Savings Bank

1996 Girls golf team champs American Legion Golf Course

1997 Girls golf 2nd American Legion Golf Course

1998 Girls golf 2nd American Legion Golf Course

1998 Boys golf champions Elmwood Country Club

1998 Boys soccer state participantService Master

1999 Boys basketball consolation IMHS activity office

1999 Boys track state championsChild Abuse Prevention Services

2009 Football 2nd Strand's

2012 Softball state participant State Farm (Phyllis Mazour)

"It's part of Marshalltown history," said Norm Bach, vice president at Farmers Savings Bank.

Bach said the trophies have received plenty of attention.

"Everybody stops and stares and takes a peek," Bach said. "Many know people who were on those teams."

One of the trophies now on display at Marshall Town Center dates back to the 1926 wrestling state champions.

"That's before the stock market crash of 1929," Huegel said. "That's unbelievable and the trophy is still in pretty good shape."

The renovation work on the Roundhouse is set to begin later this month. The next step will be the demolition of the standalone weight room, which is expected next week. Huegel said after that demolition is complete work will begin on the exterior wing addition of the Roundhouse.

He said he can sense the anticipation for the project.

"You kind of get that feeling that it's really real," Huegel said.



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