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Bobcats KO’d by ranked 1A duo

The bitter taste of what felt like a near-miss lingered long enough to cost the Marshalltown softball team another woeful loss. Marshalltown played Lisbon to a 3-all tie for six innings before Class 1A’s eighth-ranked Lions erupted for 10 runs in the top of the seventh inning for a 13-3 ...

Nine and counting

It’s been nearly two weeks since the West Marshall softball team has seen the loss column. The latest win in the Trojans’ current nine-game winning streak came by way of an 8-4 victory over Colfax-Mingo on Saturday in the team’s only game of the Bobcat Classic at the Marshalltown ...

Comets fall twice, go 1-3

Three outs separated the BCLUW softball team from a 2-2 record at the Bobcat Classic and a big win against Class 1A No. 8 Lisbon. The Comets had already bounced back in spectacular fashion from a lackluster performance against Colfax-Mingo that led to a 6-0 defeat in game one of the second ...

’Cats scratch the itch

There was plenty for the Marshalltown softball team to celebrate on Friday on the first day of the Bobcat Classic at the Marshalltown Community College softball complex. First, the weather held up and the girls were actually able to play after having multiple games cancelled throughout the ...

Comets settle with a split

The BCLUW softball team broke in field two at the Marshalltown Community College softball complex on day one of the Bobcat Classic, playing the first two games of the tournament on that field against Bondurant-Farrar and Des Moines Roosevelt. The Comets started the tournament off strong, ...

Heelan handcuffs Bobcat bats

ANKENY — The Bobcat bats have fallen on hard times. The Class 4A No. 10 Marshalltown baseball team came up with just one hit and lost a 2-0 showdown with 3A No. 2 Sioux City Bishop Heelan on Friday at the annual Brent Prange Classic. Heelan junior Tom Schiltz delivered a one-hit gem over ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Starr helps AGWSR shut out Mustangs

GILMAN — The AGWSR baseball team earned an NICL West Division win over East Marshall on Friday, 7-0. Luke Starr got the win for the Cougars (8-4, 6-3), pitching a complete-game, three-hit shutout while striking out 10 and walking two. Zach Jacobson took the loss for East Marshall (5-13, ...

Lyles, Hobbs claim 100-meter titles

DES MOINES — Noah Lyles was asked after winning his first USATF title whether he’s a “100- or 200-meter guy.” Without skipping a beat, Lyles said “I’m both.” Lyles certainly showed he’s more than just a specialist in the 200 meters with a scintillating performance on Friday ...

Area preps honored as All-State golfers

Many area athletes were given All-State honors by the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association. Marshalltown senior Kassy Vest was given a Class 4A second-team selection after qualifying for the state meet for a second-straight season. Class 1A boys state champs Grundy Center had a ...

MCC’s Roth signs with NAIA Hastings College

Former Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball player Alyssa Roth has signed a National Letter of Intent with National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics member Hastings College in Hastings, Neb. Roth was the second-leading scorer for the Tigers last season, averaging ...

Zach Johnson tied for early lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth has no idea what it is like to play from behind at the Travelers Championship. The defending champion led after every round last year in his first visit to TPC River Highlands, and a shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to match Zach Johnson for the first-round ...

Orji sets meet record in triple jump

DES MOINES — Keturah Orji set a meet record in the triple jump with a leap of 47 feet, 10 1/2 inches, highlighting the opening session Thursday at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. Thirty-three year-old Mike Rodgers set a orld mark for 2018 in the 100 meters at 9.89 seconds in ...

Ryosuke, Des Moines Menace start season 9-0

The Des Moines Menace soccer team has gotten off to a great start in the Player Development League, thanks in part to former Marshalltown Community College striker Kino Ryosuke. In the Menace’s 9-0 start to the year, Ryosuke has nine goals, which is second in the PDL only to Samuel Villava ...

Gaudreau buys stake in his former USHL team in Iowa

“Johnny Hockey” is getting an additional title: part owner. Calgary Flames star forward Johnny Gaudreau is a member of an NHL-laden ownership group that purchased an equity stake in the U.S. Hockey League’s Dubuque Fighting Saints on Thursday. The group includes Buffalo Sabres forward ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comet baseball clipped by Hawks, 3-2

SULLY — The BCLUW baseball team traveled south to take on Lynnville-Sully on Thursday, where it lost a tight one 3-2. The Hawks (7-7) scored one run in the first inning, which ended up being the difference as both they and the Comets (9-9) each scored twice in the fourth. Logan Mann ...

No doubt about it

GLADBROOK — West Marshall senior Brooke Snider stepped up to the plate for the second time in the first inning of Wednesday’s NICL West Division meeting with Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Wednesday, facing a bases-loaded situation with two outs and a four-run lead. In Snider’s first at-bat ...

Iowa’s Stoll leaves hospital after accidental shooting

IOWA CITY — Iowa wrestler Sam Stoll has been released from the hospital after being accidentally shot in the knee. Iowa coach Tom Brands said Wednesday that Stoll had surgery Tuesday and that he is “doing well.” Iowa City police said that a preliminary investigation found that the ...

USATF meet to highlight American track season

DES MOINES — For American track and field fans, this weekend’s USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines will be the pinnacle of the 2018 season with no Olympics and no world championships. The best of the best from Team USA is slated to compete, with sprinter Ronnie Baker, hurdler Keni ...

No. 13 Urbandale takes two from MHS softball

URBANDALE — The Marshalltown softball team lost both games of a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader against Class 5A No. 13 Urbandale on Tuesday, falling 10-0 in five innings game one and 12-0 in three innings in game two. McKaylee Dawson took the first loss for the Bobcats (1-19, 1-11), ...