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Marshalltown girls tennis team rebounds with 8-3 win over Ankeny

The first time the Marshalltown girls tennis team lost this season, it immediately went on a five-meet winning streak before suffering its second loss of the year to West Des Moines Valley last Thursday. On Tuesday the Bobcats had a chance to show their ability to rebound again, and they did ...

MHS girls soccer blanked by Rams in home opener

After an 0-4 start to the year, the Marshalltown girls soccer team finally hosted its home opener on Tuesday by welcoming in CIML Iowa Conference opponent Southeast Polk, but it didn’t take long for the Rams to spoil the party. Southeast Polk sophomore Elaina DeAngelo wasted no time ...

MHS boys soccer beats Rams for sixth straight

PLEASANT HILL — The Class 3A No. 15 Marshalltown boys soccer team took its winning streak on the road on Tuesday and handed Southeast Polk a 3-0 CIML Iowa Conference loss. The win was the sixth straight for the streaking Bobcats (6-1, 1-0) and it came off the foot of three different ...

Bobcat boys tennis takes care of host Ankeny, 9-2

ANKENY — With a lineup chock-full of interchangeable parts, the Marshalltown boys tennis team is running like a finely tuned machine regardless of how the pieces fit together. The Bobcats ran their win streak to six-straight duals with a 9-2 triumph over host Ankeny on Tuesday night, ...

Henson medals again in narrow Marshalltown loss

PLEASANT HILL — Marshalltown freshman Amber Henson made her way to the front of the pack for the second night in a row, but the Bobcat girls golf team was narrowly defeated by host Southeast Polk in a CIML Iowa Conference dual. The Rams used a balanced attack to take down the Bobcats, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GMG boys beat back Baxter in dual

CONRAD — The GMG boys golf team picked up an Iowa Star Conference dual win over Baxter on Tuesday, 174-222 at Oakwood Country Club. Aaron Fleming was the meet medalist for the Wolverines by carding a 3-over-par 38, and he was followed by Kamrin Chizek and Ryan Hunt with a 45 each and ...

Marshalltown freshman wins two events in Bobcat Invitational

In the first and final home showing of the season for the Marshalltown girls track and field season, it was a freshman who heard her name called twice at the top of the leaderboard. Bobcat newcomer Phoebe Hermanson took full advantage of her first opportunity to compete in front of the home ...

Henson medals, Bobcats take 5th at Turk Bowman

AMES — For the second time in five varsity meets, Marshalltown’s freshman phenom has finished atop the field. Amber Henson shot a 13-over-par 86 on Monday at the Turk Bowman Invite and won a cardback tiebreaker for medalist honors, leading the Bobcat girls golf team to fifth place at the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall girls win PCM meet

LE GRAND — The West Marshall girls track and field team took the top spot in the team standings in the PCM Invite held at East Marshall on Monday with 139.5 team points. The distance races yielded quite a few points for the Trojans, with Avril Sinning winning the 800-meter run in 2 ...

Shayok named to all-tournament team

AMES — Iowa State senior Marial Shayok earned a spot on the all-tournament team at the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational for his performance this weekend. Shayok, an Ottawa, Ontario, native, averaged 17 points in three games for the Portsmouth Sports Club. In his opener, Shayok scored 37 ...

Garber going for the (cardinal and) gold

CONRAD — Growing up in rural Marshall County, not even an hour from the Iowa State University campus, BCLUW senior Jack Garber idolized the Cyclones and dreamt of what it would be like to compete with the ISU logo emblazoned across his chest. Early on Thursday morning those dreams became a ...

11 local qualifiers for Drake Relays

DES MOINES — The list of high school qualifiers for the 110th running of the Drake Relays was announced on Saturday and there were plenty of area athletes who made the cut. BCLUW will be represented once again by Iowa State commit Jack Garber in the 110-meter high hurdles, the ...

Deep Cyclone football team seeking replacements for Butler, Montgomery

AMES — Iowa State should have one of the most talented football teams in school history. The Cyclones will also be without two of the most gifted players they’ve ever had in wide receiver Hakeem Butler and running back David Montgomery, and replacing that lost production will be paramount ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC girls 7th, Bobcats 11th at Newton

NEWTON — The South Tama County girls track and field team finished in seventh at the Newton Cardinal Invitational on Thursday with 40 points, while Marshalltown finished 11th out of 13 teams with 20 points. It was a pair of freshmen that did the heavy lifting for both squads, with Trojan ...

MCC baseball team hands doubleheader to Indian Hills

There were opportunities for the Marshalltown Community College to pull off one, if not two, wins in its doubleheader against Indian Hills Community College at Shawn Williams Field on Friday, but errors and free bases plagued the Tigers and the Falcons won both games, taking the first, 6-4, and ...

Iowa’s Gustafson wins Honda basketball award

NEW YORK — Megan Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball. Gustafson led Division I women’s basketball with an average of 28 points this season. She owns Iowa records for most career points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460). The 6-foot-3 center ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GC/G-R girls netters down Wolverines

GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls tennis team improved to 4-1 with its fourth-straight win, defeating Dike-New Hartford 7-2 on Thursday night. The Spartans captured a 5-1 advantage through singles play to seal the match, highlighted by Erika Johnson’s shutout win ...

Marshalltown boys soccer team beats Norwalk for fifth win in six days

It can’t be overstated what the Marshalltown boys soccer team has accomplished in the last week. Since Saturday, the Bobcats have played five games which amounts to 360 minutes of soccer, and they have never trailed. The latest victim on this five-game surge was Class 2A No. 12 Norwalk, who ...

Comets claim top spot at Les Penick Relays

CONRAD — BCLUW senior Jack Garber had one last chance to show out for his home fans on Thursday in the Comets’ Les Penick Relays, and he took full advantage of the opportunity. Garber did what he usually has this year by winning the 100-meter dash, the 110 high hurdles and the 400 ...

MHS girls golf second at Ankeny

ANKENY — The Marshalltown girls golf team had its best 18-hole showing of the season on Thursday by placing second in the Ankeny Invite with a score of 388. Freshman Amber Henson placed fourth individually for the Bobcats by shooting an 83 at Otter Creek Golf Course and sophomore Kyra ...