MHS hosting Bobcat Tennis Camp

Marshalltown boys’ tennis coach James Christensen will direct the 2016 Bobcat Tennis Camp scheduled to be held June 27-29. The camp is for boys and girls entering fourth through ninth grades, and will run from 9 a.m. to 11:45 each of the three days.

Cost of the three day camp is $40 per participant that includes a t-shirt for registrations submitted before June 17.

The camp will focus on the fundamentals of tennis fitness, forehands, backhands, volleys, serves, overheads, court positioning, footwork as well as singles and doubles strategy. The camp staff will also consist of assistant coaches Tim Faircloth and Scott Smith as well as current and former Bobcat players.

For information on how to register for the camp, contact Christensen at

Marshalltown man aces Legion 16th

Jeff Tice hit a hole in one at the American Legion Golf Course on Wednesday night. Tice aced the 16th hole with a 7-iron. Witnesses were Kent Carson, Pat Hala and Shawn Morris.

Mustang softball notches fifth in a row

BROOKLYN – The East Marshall softball team notched its fifth win in a row with a 10-1 win against BGM Thursday night.

Reagan McIlrath picked up her third victory of the season from the pitcher’s circle for the Mustangs (6-2), giving up six hits and striking out two.

Madison Farrington hit a double and a home run, collecting four RBIs. Bobbi Amendt picked up a double and a triple. Maria Rasmusson had a single and a triple. Amanda Paxton collected three hits. East Marshall as a team had 16 hits.

The Mustangs take on Norwalk today at the North Polk tournament in Alleman.

GMG softball team silenced by BGM

GREEN MOUNTAIN – The GMG softball team was blanked by Belle Plaine, 7-0 at home on Thursday.

Each team collected six hits, but the Wolverines (2-3) committed eight errors in the loss.

Eve Gallentine went 2-for-3. McKenzie Vaske was 2-for-2. Haley Stahl and Madi Krull also picked hits for the Wolverines.

Kelsey Vaverka hurled five innings giving up seven runs, two earned, on six hits, walked three and struck out five. Kaitlyn Gill pitched the final two innings, walking two.

GMG heads to the Gladbrook-Reinbeck tournament on Saturday, facing Lisbon at 11 a.m.

Royals rebound to beat CAL

McCALLSBURG – After falling behind 2-0, the Colo-NESCO softball team bounced back to trounce CAL 12-3 on Thursday in Iowa Star Conference play.

Grace Stalzer and Peyton Hall had five RBIs each for the Royals (2-4, 2-1). Stalzer went 4-for-5 with a double and scored three runs. Hall was 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Kassie Robinson went 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Faith Vincent finished 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI.

Rylee Purvis collected the win from the pitcher’s circle, hurling a complete game, giving up three runs, two earned, on six hits, walked four and struck out eight.

The Royals hit the road for a conference matchup at Clarksville tonight.

West Marshall marches past Tigers

STATE CENTER – A nine-run first inning propelled the West Marshall baseball team to a 10-0 win in five innings against South Hardin Thursday in NICL West action.

Garrett Nichols earned the win from the bump for the Trojans (5-3, 4-0), hurling three innings, giving up one hits, walking two and striking out three. Cody Mead tossed the final two innings, allowing one hit, walking two and sitting down four.

Brady Petermeier went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, three RBIs including an RBI double. Petermeier’s night was highlighted by a two-run inside the park home run. Cameron Bannister was 2-for-3 on the night with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Parker Hulbert also brought in two runs with a single.

Dane Butler and Zach Shore were the two Tigers (1-4, 1-4) to collect a hit in the loss. Cade Spieker pitched all five innings.

West Marsall hosts Newton tonight for a non-conference match. South Hardin travels to AGWSR for a varsity doubleheader on Monday.

BCLUW defeats South Hardin baseball

ACKLEY – Logan Mann went five innings, giving up seven hits and two earned runs, while striking out four and the BCLUW baseball team won 7-3 against visiting AGWSR.

The Comets (5-2, 3-1 NICL West) were led by Ted Switzer’s three singles, including a two-run hit to help the Comets out to a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning.

Ian Showers and Josh Sharp had two singles and Blake Mann collected a double Thursday night. Sharp also came in for relief, giving up just one hit during two innings of play.

Tate Hofmeister had two singles and Brent Janssen tallied a double in the Cougars’ (1-4, 1-3 NICL West) efforts. They got off to a 1-0 lead until the third inning, but couldn’t quite come back.

Caleb Bartling went for five innings in the loss, walking four and striking out four. Travis Pfaltzgraff had two innings pitched with four walks and four strikeouts as well.

The Comets are on the road Monday night for a doubleheader with Gladbrook-Reinbeck. The Cougars host a doubleheader with South Hardin on Monday night as well.

GMG baseball 10-runned by Plainsmen

GREEN MOUNTAIN – Jacob Burt was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored but GMG suffered a 14-4 loss against Belle Plaine at home Thursday night.

Andrew Thurston was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI and both Aaron Fleming and Darrin Anderson tallied 2-for-4 lines with singles.

Levi Duden went one and one-third innings, giving up five hits, seven earned runs, walked five and struck out two. Fleming saw his first action of the year in two-thirds inning with two strikeouts for the Wolverines (2-5, 2-2 Iowa Star). GMG is at home Monday against Clarksville.

MHS golf fundraiser set for June 14

The American Legion Memorial Golf Course is hosting the Marshalltown High School Athletics Fundraiser four-person best shot golf event on June 14.

The tournament will be broken up into two sessions, the first starting at 8 a.m. and the second session beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Entry fees, which include green fees, cart, lunch and prizes, are $75 per person for either the morning or the afternoon session. The desire to play both sessions will cost an extra $25 per golfer ($100).

Those interested can sign up at the MHS athletics office or by calling 641-754-1142.