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Dresser adds former Iowa standouts to Cyclone staff

AMES — Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser solidified his coaching staff with the announcement that former Iowa standouts Mike Zadick, Derek St. John and Brent Metcalf are joining the ISU wrestling program. Hires are pending administrative approval, Iowa State said in a ...

Speedway to host IMCA Frostbuster

Night two of IMCA’s Frostbuster Week brings four sanctioned divisions to Marshalltown Speedway for a Friday special. IMCA Modifieds run for a top prize of $1,000 that evening, along with a berth on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win, ...

MHS SOCCER: No. 12 Waukee outlasts MHS boys, 1-0

WAUKEE — A goal in the 65th minute by Cade Longnecker was the difference as Class 3A No. 12 Waukee defeated the Marshalltown boys’ soccer team 1-0 Monday night. “Waukee deserved the win,” said Bobcat head coach Chris Fuchsen. “They were creating opportunities but couldn’t ...

MCC softball splits Sunday with Grinnell

GRINNELL — The Marshalltown Community College softball team split the Sunday doubleheader with Grinnell, starting off with a 10-7 win in the first game, but dropping the second on a walk-off loss 4-3. Sophomore Jordan Carter (5-2) grabbed the win in game one, pitching 5 and 1/3 innings, ...

Bobcat girls’ soccer propelled by defense

The start of the 2017 season for the Marshalltown girls’ soccer team will be a polar opposite of a year ago. Heading into 2016, the offensive unit was the strong suit for the Bobcats, while the defensive backfield was the inexperienced group. Fast-forward approximately 365 days and it’s ...

MHS netters split at Tiger Invitational

WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys’ tennis team kicked off the 2017 season Saturday with a third-place finish at West Des Moines Valley’s Tiger Invitational. The Bobcats defeated Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 10-1, but lost 11-0 to West Des Moines Valley, the 2016 Class 2A state ...

MCC sweeps weekend series at Southwestern

CRESTON — With two runners in scoring position and the Marshalltown Community College baseball team clinging to a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, sophomore Diogen Ceballos struck out back-to-back batters to close out the Tigers’ second come-from-behind victory against ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Burton scores 15 in all-star game

PHOENIX — Iowa State’s Deonte Burton posted 15 points in the Reese’s College All-Star Game on Friday afternoon, leading his West team which fell to the East 121-90 at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Burton started for the West squad, opening the scoring with a 3-pointer. He coupled ...

MCC baseball takes two against SWCC

TIMES-REPUBLICAN CRESTON — A pair of pitching aces helped the Marshalltown Community College baseball team to a sweep of Southwestern Community College on Friday afternoon. The Tigers won 7-3 and 9-6 in the doubleheader. Sophomore Juan Carlos Gonzalez went for 4.1 innings without allowing ...

Wendell, Jok named CLASS All-Americans

PHOENIX — Drake women’s basketball senior Lizzy Wendell has been selected as a member of the Senior CLASS Award All-America First Team. Wendell was named the 2017 Jackie Stiles Missouri Valley Player of the Year, averaging a lead-best 21 points per game, and posted a top six MVC mark ...

Drake Relays announce standout high jump field

DES MOINES — This upcoming Drake Relays just got a little more exciting. With an already stout field, Drake Relays director Blake Boldon announced the reigning Olympic gold medalists in the men’s high jump Derek Drouin, will be testing his talents next month at the Relays. “I’m ...

Youthful Bobcats filling spots

The Marshalltown boys’ tennis team is going to go with a primarily starter-by-committee approach in the early weeks of the 2017 season. With just one returner to the starting lineup from a year ago, MHS head coach James Christensen and the Bobcats are going to be seeking young shoes to ...

Preseason No. 8 Hawks handle MHS boys soccer

ANKENY — Having beaten the Hawks each of the last two years, the third time wasn’t the charm for the Marshalltown boys’ soccer team Thursday night. Ankeny, the Class 3A No. 8 team in the preseason rankings, topped the Bobcats 5-1 in the season opener for both team. “Despite the score, ...

Jok second in 3-point contest via tiebreaker

PHOENIX — Iowa men’s basketball guard Peter Jok won the men’s competition of the 3-point shootout Thursday night at the Grand Canyon University. Jok is the first Hakweye to win the 3-point shootout. Jok lost in the men’s-versus-women’s shootout to Kansas State’s Kindred Wesemann ...

Northern Iowa extends Jacobson through 2027

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson has been given a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Panthers through 2027. Jacobson just completed his 11th season at Northern Iowa. He has a school-record 234 wins and has led Northern Iowa to eight ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Tahahwah leads Warriors in opener

BELLE PLAINE — Grace Tahahwah led the Meskwaki girls’ track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the Belle Plaine Girls’ Invitational on Tuesday. Tahahwah had 23 points from first-place finishes in the 100-meter dash (13.11), 200 (27.05) and a fifth-place result in the long jump ...

Wet weather cancels this weekend’s World Nat’ls

With rainy conditions plaguing central Iowa, the Marshalltown Speedway has announced a postponement of this weekend’s IMCA World Nationals special. “We feel it is best to postpone the World Nationals as conditions will not allow us to prep the track to the standards for which we are ...

State teams set spring game times

The Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Iowa football teams are all slated for their spring practices in the coming weeks. The Cyclones will kick off the spring session of games on April 8 at 1 p.m. Lots A, B, C and D will be open for parking on a first-come, first-serve basis at Jack Trice ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mitrou-Long, Jok in 3-point contest

AMES — Iowa State’s Naz Mitrou-Long will compete in the 29th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships tonight at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix. Mitrou-Long is one of eight participants, joining Iowa’s Peter Jok, in the field. The senior finished his ...

Mustangs, Rebels set pace for 2017

LE GRAND — For the second-straight evening, the late-March weather cooperated and competing teams got a chance to set their marks for the upcoming season at the 2017 East Marshall Boys’ Early Bird Relays on Tuesday. Madrid ran away with the team title, touting one of the best throws in ...