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New team, same bond

CEDAR FALLS — For a couple magical seasons, Bryce Flater and Jordan Hook struck fear into the hearts of opposing defenses. Flater had back-to-back 2,000-plus rushing seasons while toting the rock for Grundy Center, and for both of those years Hook was locking things down on the offensive ...

Bobcat golfers place 5th at Linn-Mar Invite

MARION — The Marshalltown golf team played in its first tournament of the season on Monday, competing in the Linn-Mar Invitational at Hunters Ridge Golf Course in Marion. The Bobcats placed fifth out of the 14 teams in attendance, finishing with a team-score of 323. Cedar Falls won the ...

Stepping up to the ‘Mike’

CEDAR FALLS — Many of the leaders from the 2017 University of Northern Iowa football team’s defense are gone from the program coming into the latest campaign, but one player remains and is ready to take up the reins. Panther senior and West Marshall High School graduate Duncan Ferch is ...

Transfer RB Sargent impressing in camp

IOWA CITY — After largely avoiding the junior college and graduate transfer markets under coach Kirk Ferentz, Iowa found success a year ago with one-and-done running back James Butler. The Hawkeyes might have landed another solid transfer back in Mekhi Sargent. Sargent parlayed one ...

Bobcat boys golf bounces back by battering Rams

All it took was one good shot to alter Mason Reid’s outlook on the day, but it still required all six golfers to get Marshalltown the victory it sought. The Bobcat boys’ golf team collected all the hardware to go with a dual meet victory over Southeast Polk, beating the Rams 315-338 in ...

Big bookends ready to turn the page

IOWA CITY — Sophomores Alaric Jackson and Tristan Wirfs each possess the potential to finish their University of Iowa football careers ranked among the best tackles the lineman-rich Hawkeyes have ever produced. They’ve just got to stay out of trouble. Jackson, who was suspended for last ...

Bobcat boys golf bumped off by Waukee in opener

The Marshalltown boys’ golf team finished on the short side of the ledger for the first time since the fall of 2016 with Thursday’s season-opening loss to Waukee at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course. The reigning Class 4A state champion Bobcats came away with their highest 18-hole ...

Bonding by giving back

AMES — On July 19, the Iowa State University football program was just getting back on campus. The new freshmen had barely even reported to campus, and the veterans were getting back in the swing of things. It was just another day in the long wait for football season to get underway, ...

ISU’s Dresser rearranges coaching staff

AMES — Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser is re-shaping his coaching staff after the dismissal of associate head coach Mike Zadick. Zadick, a three-time All-American at Iowa and a 2008 U.S. Olympian, worked with Dresser at Virginia Tech before coming with him to Iowa ...

Iowa’s Cook participating in Nike event

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa men’s basketball player Tyler Cook is participating in the Nike Basketball Academy in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The event started Wednesday and runs through Sunday. The Nike Basketball Academy provides Cook, a junior forward at Iowa, the opportunity to train with ...

No. 13 Panthers pack a punch

CEDAR FALLS — Another season of University of Northern Iowa football is right around the corner, and the Panthers have been hard at work for nearly a full week in practice. In the team’s annual media day on Tuesday, UNI head coach Mark Farley said just in the first few days of practice ...

Iowa suspends Jackson, Lattimore for opener

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa left tackle Alaric Jackson and defensive lineman Cedrick Lattimore will be suspended for the season opener against Northern Illinois for violating team rules. The Hawkeyes say the suspensions aren’t for legal matters. But head football coach Kirk Ferentz ...

Reload and repeat

For nearly 10 months, the Marshalltown golf team has been the top dogs of the Class 4A golf world. For the first time in a decade and a half, the Bobcats ended last season as the 4A champs, with then-senior Nate Vance winning the first individual state title for MHS in 18 years with a ...

Vance caps ’Cat career as all-stater

Marshalltown High School graduate Nate Vance added one final accolade to his stellar prep career on Tuesday when he was named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Class 4A all-state first team. Vance is the Bobcat baseball team’s first IHSBCA all-state selection since ...

MHS football hosting its intrasquad scrimmage

Before the Marshalltown football team gets into its first week of game preparation, it will host a scrimmage at Leonard Cole Field between its squads on Aug. 17. The Bobcats will do their team pictures at 4 p.m., then at 5 p.m. the freshman and sophomore teams will play, followed by a ...

Cyclones look to build off strong season

AMES — Last season, the Iowa State University football team had its most wins since 2000 and the fourth win in a bowl game in program history with a 21-20 win over Memphis in the Liberty Bowl to finish the year. After experiencing so much success in his second season as head coach, Matt ...

Montgomery poised for notoriety

AMES — Big 12 coaches and football junkies know all about Iowa State junior running back David Montgomery. Montgomery is poised to make his presence felt throughout the rest of the country this fall. Montgomery racked up 1,146 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns in 2017. But those numbers ...

Bobcat quartet earn CIML softball honors

Four members of the Marshalltown softball team were given honorable mention honors on the Central Iowa Metropolitan League All-Iowa Conference teams. Sophomore Madi Finch was given an honorable mention for the third-straight season. Finch finished second on the team with a .457 slugging ...

Panthers ranked in top 15 by STATS FCS

CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa football team earned a top-15 ranking in the FCS and will open the season against a top-25 opponent, according to the 2018 STATS FCS preseason poll. In 11 games this season, the Panthers will face five top-14 teams and in-state FBS opponent ...

Up-and-comers

Rain and windy conditions greeted golfers early for day two of the 31st Annual Times-Republican City Golf Tournament, and though the rain cleared in time for the rounds to get started only slightly delayed, they did leave their mark on the course. The usually tight, fast greens at Elmwood ...