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SPORTS SHORTS: Hilleman sets new 200-meter mark

MONROE — Allison Hilleman had one of the brightest individual titles Monday as she set a new West Marshall school record in the 200-meter dash, running it in 25.83 to help the Trojans to their seventh team win out of eight meets, scoring 188 points. Hilleman was also first in the 100 ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown Community College softball pitcher Paige Taylor delivers to the plate in the seventh inning of game one of a doubleheader against Iowa Western Community College Sunday afternoon. Taylor tossed a no-hitter, her second of the season, in the 3-0 win as MCC also won game two 5-2.

Taylor throws a no-no

Paige Taylor wasn’t aware of the feat she just accomplished. Even in the moments after finding out the Marshalltown Community College softball sophomore pitcher threw a no-hitter in game one of a doubleheader against Iowa Western Community College Sunday afternoon, Taylor was quick to divert ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Luis Duran celebrates with teammate Marving Serrano, left, after hitting his first of three home runs Sunday, helping him go a collective 5-for-8 on the afternoon. The Tigers lost, however, in the doubleheader with Southwestern Community College, 8-5, 8-4.

Duran’s big day not enough

Luis Duran paused a few feet before crossing home plate, kissed both his fists, removed his helmet and clanked it together with his teammates’ in celebration of the home run he just hit, before embracing one more time with teammate Jake Brumbaugh. And he did this for each of the three homers ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Youth boys basketball camp in June

There will be a boys’ youth basketball camp at the Roundhouse, June 6-9 for boys entering grades 4-12 in 2017-18. Grades 9-12 will work out from 9-11 a.m., while the fourth- through eighth-graders will go from 12:30-3 p.m. MHS boys’ head coach Scott Smith will be the camp director with ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Grundy Center senior Jesper Holke-Farnam pumps his fist after sinking a birdie putt on the ninth green to finish his round at the Spartan Invite on Saturday at Town & Country Golf Club in Grundy Center. Holke-Farnam shot an even-par round of 72 for medalist honors and Grundy Center won the team title with a 338 score.

Seniors spur Spartans to invite title

GRUNDY CENTER — Jesper Holke-Farnam made an example out of himself. The Grundy Center senior wants to leave the Spartan boys’ golf program with its strong tradition intact, and he used his struggles on the sixth hole on his home course to talk about what it’s going to take for that to ...

AP FILE PHOTO • Jennifer Simpson of the United States celebrates winning the bronze medal in the women’s 1,500 meters during the 2016 Summer Olympics on Aug. 16, 2016, at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bolden’s vision for Drake Relays materializes with Olympic field

The Drake Relays have become a staple in a lot of Iowan’s lives. The spring classic gathers fans and athletes alike every year in late April to showcase some of the best prep, collegiate and professional talent. And with a new visionary at the helm, Drake Relays director Blake Boldon will ...

T-R PHOTO STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Jalen Horton slides head first into home plate in the bottom of the seventh inning, in game two, against Southwestern CC catcher Jared Heman. Horton was safe, but the Tigers failed to come back, falling 6-2 in the nightcap. The Tigers won 8-6 in the first game.

From sweep to split

The shadows grew longer as time ticked away on the chance for the Tigers’ first two-game sweep since April 1. But the latter match didn’t fall Marshalltown Community College’s way, as the Tiger baseball team split the afternoon with Southwestern Community College taking game one 8-6, but ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown’s Samuel Estrada (10) and Southeast Polk’s Dominic McCarl (22) make contact while trying to maintain possession of the ball in the first half Friday at Leonard Cole Field. Southeast Polk scored three goals in a span of seven minutes to win 3-0.

Southeast Polk pitches ’Cats a shutout

From the start of the spring, Marshalltown boys’ soccer head coach Chris Fuchsen said the 2017 campaign would be a season of development. With that, growing and learning pains were going to present themselves as the season wore on. It would be the Bobcats’ work rate and quality in execution ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa quarterbacks Tyler Wiegers, left, and Nathan Stanley, right, listen to quarterbacks coach Ken O’Keefe after the Hawkeyes’ spring game Friday at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

Iowa QB situation still unsettled

IOWA CITY — Iowa opened spring practice hoping that quarterback Nathan Stanley would seize the starting job. The Hawkeyes will open fall camp hoping for the same thing. Stanley and Tyler Wiegers failed to clarify Iowa’s vacancy during spring workouts, which concluded Friday night with a ...

Barta details damaged relationship with Meyer

DES MOINES — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta testified Friday that his relationship with a former top administrator deteriorated after Barta informed her that after a reorganization of the athletic department, she no longer would be his second-in-command. Testifying in a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Southeast Polk shuts out Bobcat girls

PLEASANT HILL — The Marshalltown girls’ soccer team fell to Southeast Polk 2-0 Friday night. The Rams (2-2) scored off a free kick just outside the goalbox in the first half, and a turnover by the Bobcats (0-4) off a goal kick resulted in the other SEP goal. Victoria Johnson had nine ...

Marial Shayok

Cyclones add Virginia transfer Shayok

AMES — The Iowa State men’s basketball team has added Virginia transfer Marial Shayok, head coach Steve Prohm announced Friday. Shayok, a 6-foot-5 guard out of Ottawa, Ontario, will have one season of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2017-18 season per NCAA transfer ...

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From Royal blue to Red Raider

Colo-NESCO senior Angela Brinkman signed her National Letter of Intent to run track at Northwestern College, an NAIA school in Orange City, next year. Brinkman has been a part of the Royals’ state-qualifying shuttle hurdle relay team the last two years, and is the reigning three-time Iowa ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck forward Erik Knaack (11) works to take a shot against Decorah goalkeeper Avery Dugger, left, in the first half of Thursday night’s game against the Vikings in Reinbeck. Knaack scored both goals in the third-ranked Rebels’ 2-0 win.

Knaack-out: No. 3 Rebels top Decorah

REINBECK — Bryce Schick had eight saves for the Class 1A No. 3 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys. Avery Dugger had six for Decorah. When the final horn sounded, Dugger would be wishing he had two more to tie. Erik Knaack found the back of the net twice, once in each half, to help the ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown’s John Boland, right, sends a pass by Newton’s Josh Ventling (10) in the second half of Thursday’s match at Leonard Cole Field. Boland notched the lone Bobcat goal, but Newton won 2-1 in overtime.

Newton notches overtime goal to topple Bobcats

The Bobcats had their opportunities early on, but the Marshalltown boys’ soccer team couldn’t put the Cardinals away Thursday night at Leonard Cole Field. Justin Fischer sent a cross-pass from the left side to Joseph Stammeyer on the right side, and Stammeyer fired a shot that hit inside ...

Maddux Richardson

New school record for Richardson

NEWTON — Maddux Richardson continued to impress spectators and athletes alike as he threw a new Marshalltown High School record in the shot put at 60 feet, 4 inches Thursday at the Newton Cardinal Co-Ed Invite. The old record was set by Derrick Barker at 58-9 1/2 in 1976, making Richardson ...

Bobcat linksters score 3rd at Hawkette Invite

ANKENY — Blustery conditions did their best to deter golfers at Otter Creek Golf Course on Thursday, but the strong prevailed as Ankeny Centennial won the Ankeny Hawkette Invite with a 361. The Marshalltown girls’ golf team took third with a 389, led by Kassy Vest. The junior golfer shot ...

Singles sweep paves way for MHS boys tennis win

URBANDALE — A clean sweep of singles action sealed the dual meet victory for the Marshalltown boys’ tennis team, which defeated Urbandale 8-3 in Thursday’s CIML Iowa Conference contest. All six Bobcat singles players won in straight sets, highlighted by Luke Smith’s 6-2, 6-0 victory ...

Urbandale girls sweep Bobcats at the net, 11-0

The Marshalltown girls’ tennis team got blanked on its home court Thursday, falling 11-0 to Urbandale in a CIML Iowa Conference dual meet. The visiting J-Hawks (7-2, 1-2) claimed their first league victory by getting straight-set wins in nine of 11 matches. Morgan Staub fought off ...

Gardner’s third-place sprint paces MHS at Newton

NEWTON — Freshman sprinter Kierra Gardner continues to gain speed as she showcased her wheels on Thursday at the Newton Cardinal Co-Ed Invite. Gardner was third in the 200-meter dash, running a 27.73-second race. Gardner was also 10th of 26 runners in the 100 (13.54). Jill Podhajsky took ...