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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 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat girls bested by Valley tennis

WEST DES MOINES — A five-match winning streak reached an abrupt end for the Marshalltown girls tennis team on Thursday as the Bobcats were blanked by West Des Moines Valley, 11-0, in CIML Iowa Conference action. The Bobcats (5-2, 2-1) couldn’t collect a set in the Valley sweep, with the ...

Iowa revamps passing game with prolific tight ends off to NFL

IOWA CITY — Two of the best tight ends in Iowa football history have left for the NFL. The Hawkeyes might finally have the wide receivers they need to revamp their offense. With T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant expected to be taken in the first round of next week’s draft, Iowa (9-4 in 2018) ...

Ashton stays close to home

BCLUW senior Bailey Ashton, seated at left, signed her National Letter of Intent to join the Marshalltown Community College softball team on Wednesday. Last year Ashton was a first-team Times-Republican All-Area pitcher. She finished with a 15-9 record and a 2.00 earned run average while ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets take second at Bear Trax Classic

BROOKLYN — The BCLUW boys track and field team finished second in the Class A portion of the BGM Bear Trax Classic on Tuesday with 123 points. Jack Garber continued to pile up the points for the Comets, winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.65 seconds, the 110 high hurdles with a ...

Marshalltown girls tennis beats Ottumwa for fifth-straight win

It’s been a whirlwind of a season so far for the Marshalltown girls tennis team, but no matter what is thrown at them the Bobcat girls seem to return it in stride. MHS improved to 5-1 on the season with a 7-4 victory over Ottumwa, the fifth-straight win for the Bobcats and second in as many ...

MHS boys soccer outlasts Roughriders for 1-0 win

The weight of four games in four days was clear on the shoulders of the Marshalltown boys soccer team from the start of its home game against Des Moines Roosevelt on Tuesday night. In place of the quick-start, up-tempo attack the Bobcats have shown over their recent three-game winning streak ...

Bobcat girls golf drops one to Valley

It was an absolutely perfect day when the Marshalltown girls golf team took the links at the American Legion Golf Course for a dual on Tuesday afternoon, the only problem was the team the Bobcats were facing was arguably the best in the state. MHS lost its second-straight dual to start the ...

MHS boys tennis shuts out Ottumwa

OTTUMWA — After a 1-2 start to the season, the Marshalltown boys tennis team has caught fire and won five straight matches. The Bobcats’ latest victim was Ottumwa, who they took no time in beating in an 11-0 shutout. The meet featured a return of a familiar face, as last year ...

Marshalltown girls track fifth at Tiger Invitational

CEDAR FALLS — The Marshalltown girls track and field team came in fifth in the Cedar Falls Tiger Invitational on Tuesday with 65 points, just two points away from tying for third. Freshman Phoebe Hermanson cotinued to shine in the distance races, winning the 3,000-meter run with a time of ...

Field events lead MHS boys track

ANKENY — The Marshalltown boys track and field team finished ninth out of 10 teams at the Fred Smith Hawk Relays on Tuesday with 19 points. The field events made up the bulk of the points for the Bobcats, with one placing in particular garnering eight of their 19 points. Dru Dobbins ...

MHS girls soccer turned back by Roughriders

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls soccer team lost a road game against Des Moines Roosevelt on Tuesday, 7-0. Avygail Smith had 10 saves in the contest and Damaris Garcia turned in three saves. The Bobcats (0-4) are off until next Tuesday when they host Southeast Polk for their home ...