Bobcat volleyball kicks off with three in Waukee

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Though school is still a few days away the fall sports schedule gets into full swing tomorrow, as volleyball teams from around the area hit the court for the first time against opponents for the 2017 year. Marshalltown volleyball starts its season off on the road, as the Bobcats travel to ...

AP PHOTO • United States captain Juli Inkster holds the trophy as she celebrates with her team after winning the Solheim Cup golf tournament Sunday at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines.

America’s Cup

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WEST DES MOINES — Lexi Thompson set the tone by rallying from four holes down. The rest of the Americans took it from there and restored their dominance in the Solheim Cup “I was just, like, ‘I just have to go all in and go for it all,’” Thompson said. Her U.S. teammates followed ...

AP PHOTO • United States’ Paula Creamer reacts after making a putt on the fifth green during her foursomes match in the Solheim Cup golf tournament Saturday in West Des Moines.

On the verge of victory

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WEST DES MOINES — Two years ago, the United States staged the biggest singles comeback in Solheim Cup history. Only the biggest letdown the event has ever seen will keep the Americans from retaining the cup. The United States took a 10 1/2-5 1/2 lead over Europe on Saturday, matching its ...

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Union native named MCC baseball coach

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Marshalltown Community College has filled its vacancy at the head coaching position, announcing Kim “Hoss” Johnson as the new head man for Tiger baseball. Johnson, originally from Union, has been the head coach at four other programs at the NCAA Division I, Division III and NJCAA level, ...

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Tigers soccer highly rated heading into 2017 season

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Early season polls are high on Marshalltown Community College soccer, as the Tigers are featured at No. 10 in the National Junior College Athletic Association preseason rankings heading into the new season. After a 15-4-1 season in 2016, MCC will have to replace All-American goalie Rafael ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • East Marshall quarterback Tyler DeBondt (5) is tripped up from behind by Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont’s Ryan Henkle (22) after an 11-yard scramble during the second quarter of the Mustangs’ 22-18, season-opening win on Friday night in Le Grand.

Mustangs march to opening win

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LE GRAND — All the hopes and dreams that come with the start of a new season escaped with Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont’s opening drive, but the East Marshall football team bottled up the Rockets the rest of the way and got those feelings back. The Mustang defense refused to relent after ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • West Marshall senior Beau Coberley stiff-arms Nevada’s Andrew Saunders during a punt return in the first quarter of the Trojan’s double-overtime loss to the Cubs, 14-13.

Cubs clip Trojans in 2OT

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STATE CENTER — Friday was beautiful conditions for the start of the 2017 football season for the West Marshall, and apparently the Trojans enjoyed the great weather so much they didn’t want the game to end. It took more than four quarters of play for West Marshall and Nevada to settle ...

AP PHOTO • United States’ Paula Creamer celebrates after making a putt on the fifth green during her foursomes match against Europe on Friday at the Solheim Cup in West Des Moines.

Fourball sweep

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WEST DES MOINES — The favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup. The U.S. settled down on Friday afternoon, pulling away with a record-setting fourball performance. The United States swept the afternoon fourball matches to take a 5 1/2-2 ...

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South Hardin to honor Haley in Week Zero football

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The dissolving of a 30-year sports sharing agreement between Collins-Maxwell and Baxter also brought about change for a trio of local high school football teams. The whole of Class 2A District 3 was forced to abandon its originally scheduled contest with the former CMB Raiders, with the ...

AP PHOTO • A fan cheers during the opening ceremony for the Solheim Cup golf tournament Thursday in West Des Moines.

Quest for the Cup

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WEST DES MOINES — After accomplishing just about everything there is to accomplish in golf, Annika Sorenstam finally got her shot as a Solheim Cup captain. Leading Team Europe might prove to be a lot more difficult for Sorenstam than playing ever was. Veteran star Suzann Pettersen is out ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown golfer Cole Davis tees off on the par-3 12th hole at Elmwood Country Club during the Bobcats’ win over Johnston on Wednesday. Davis led the team with a 3-under 67, his first sub-par round of the season.

3 up, 3 down

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All Wednesday morning at Elmwood Country Club the threat of rain loomed over the golf course as Marshalltown and Johnston faced off in a dual, neither the Bobcats nor Dragons wanting to suffer their first loss of the season. Eventually, the skies did open up and soak the golfers, but that ...

AP PHOTO • Europe’s Suzann Pettersen, of Norway, listens as Team Europe captain Annika Sorenstam, left, speaks during a news conference for the Solheim Cup on Wednesday at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines. Pettersen has pulled out of this weekend’s event because of a back injury.

European star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup

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WEST DES MOINES — Suzann Pettersen was hoping to move past the furor she fueled at the 2015 Solheim Cup by helping return the trophy to Europe. The 36-year-old Norwegian star’s balky back won’t let her get that opportunity. Pettersen announced Wednesday that she was pulling out of the ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State running backs David Montgomery, left, and Mike Warren share a laugh during Iowa State’s annual football media day event Aug. 3 in Ames.

Tandem backs

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AMES — Two years ago, Iowa State’s Mike Warren established himself as one of the nation’s most promising young running backs. Late last season, David Montgomery did the same thing. The Cyclones are hoping the pair will give them a successful running game after a 3-9 record last ...

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Bobcats club Urbandale for second-straight win

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GRANGER — The Marshalltown boys’ golf team continued its strong start to the season on Monday when it took down Urbandale on the road at Jester Park Golf Course. Once again, senior Nate Vance was the low man for the Bobcats, shooting a medalist round of 1-over-par 73. Sophomore Cole ...

AP PHOTO • University of Iowa quarterbacks Nathan Stanley, left, and Tyler Wiegers pose for a photo during the Hawkeyes’ media day Aug. 5 in Iowa City.

Up for grabs

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IOWA CITY — The competition for Iowa’s vacant quarterback job will extend into at least next week. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz said Saturday following a public workout at Kinnick Stadium that junior Tyler Wiegers and sophomore Nathan Stanley will continue to split repetitions with the ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Tyler Kluver, a 2013 Marshalltown High School graduate, poses for a photograph during the University of Iowa football team’s annual media day event Aug. 5 in Iowa City. Kluver, the only senior in the special teams unit, is savoring his last season with the Hawkeyes.

Cherishing his last chance

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IOWA CITY — Entering his fifth season at the University of Iowa, former Marshalltown linebacker and current Hawkeyes deep snapper Tyler Kluver is taking time to appreciate the journey of his final year on campus. During last week’s Iowa football media day, Kluver said there isn’t really ...

50th Tiger Days golf outing is Sept. 7

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Marshalltown Community College will be hosting its 50th Annual Tiger Days Golf Outing on Sept. 7 at the American Legion Golf Course, and registration for the event is now open. Participants will begin in a shotgun start formation at noon. Registration cost is $125 per golfer and includes ...

AP PHOTO • San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) throws a pass during the second half of the team’s NFL preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday in Kansas City, Mo.

49ers rookies shine in exhibition opener

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco’s rookie class made a positive first impression. Led by first-round defensive standouts Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster, the 49ers had to be pleased with what they saw from a strong draft class and a few undrafted free agents in a 27-17 exhibition ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Peyton Williams, a 2016 Marshalltown High School graduate, poses for a photograph during the Northern Iowa football team’s annual media day event Aug. 2 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Williams, who played quarterback and linebacker as a Bobcat, was set to make his debut at tight end until an injury forced Williams into surgery this summer.

Patiently waiting

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CEDAR FALLS — Entering his first year as an eligible player for the University of Northern Iowa football program, Marshalltown High School graduate Peyton Williams was set to be a contributor on the Panthers offense at tight end, but a back injury in the last few weeks of summer workouts has ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • MHS senior Nate Vance rolls a putt into the cup on the 10th hole of The Legacy Golf Course in the Bobcats’ win over Dowling Catholic to open up the 2017 season. Vance carded the low round of the day, shooting a 4-under-par 68 for medalist honors on Thursday in Norwalk.

Off and rolling

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NORWALK — Last year, when Marshalltown and Dowling Catholic met up to start the golf season, the Bobcats narrowly edged out a two-stroke victory over the Maroons. This season, MHS repeated its triumph when it teed off at The Legacy Golf Club, but instead of it coming down to the wire the ...