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Seniors shoot super scores

While the youngsters were dueling it out in the championship flight on day two of the Times-Republican City Golf Tournament, there was a heck of a battle going on in the Super Senior class that started just prior. Rob Christensen entered the day with a six-stroke lead after shooting a ...

The kids are alright

It was a tough day for scoring at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course on Saturday for the first round of the 31st annual Times-Republican City Golf Tournament. When it was all said and done, only two players finished with a round under par — one from the open division and one from the ...

Wollam ties for 34th at Iowa Open

RIVERSIDE — Marshalltown native Ben Wollam finished in a tie for 34th at the 85th Iowa Open, which concluded on Friday at Blue Top Ridge at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. Wollam finished at 2-under-par 214 over the three-day tournament, finishing Friday’s round with an even-par 72 ...

UNI hires former NFL players for coaching staff

CEDAR FALLS — Head coach Mark Farley has made three additions to the University of Northern Iowa football staff for the upcoming season. Former NFL standout Bryce Paup returns to the Panthers after leaving the program in 2016, while former University of Oklahoma running back Quentin ...

Bracing for a major

ST. LOUIS — In less than a week, the 100th PGA Championship will be played at Bellerive Country Club in Town and Country, Mo., about five hours southeast of Marshalltown. Many people have been hard at work preparing the club, course and surroundings for the thousands of spectators that ...

Ryosuke named MVP of PDL

TAMPA, Fla. — Former Marshalltown Community College striker and current Des Moines Menace forward Kino Ryosuke has been named the Premier Development League’s Most Valuable Player. Ryosuke paved the path to an unbeaten 13-0-1 record for the Menace by tallying 17 goals and three assists ...

Iowa State end zone project set to start in 2019

AMES — Iowa State is moving closer to the day when lack of facilities will no longer be an excuse for a lack of success. The Cyclones announced Wednesday that construction on its new football performance center is expected to start next spring. The complex, which the Iowa Board of Regents ...

G-R grad representing USA Basketball

FAYETTE — Upper Iowa men's basketball player and former Gladbrook-Reinbeck standout Joe Smoldt will be heading south of the border to show off his skills. Smoldt was chosen as one of nine players to join the USA D-2 Basketball Team Tour in Brazil from July 30 to Aug. 8. Smoldt was the ...

UNI’s Neal, Williams on MVFC teams

ST. LOUIS — The defensive teams have been announced for the Missouri Valley Football Conference and two players have been selected from the University of Northern Iowa. Panthers linebacker Rickey Neal Jr. was selected to the first team, while defensive back Xavior Williams earned a ...

Subtractions and suspensions

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa senior safety Brandon Snyder is leaving the program as a graduate transfer and sophomore offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs will be suspended for the season opener after getting charged with intoxicated driving. Hawkeyes head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced ...

Iowa Wolves sign 5-year lease with Polk County

DES MOINES — The Iowa Wolves, NBA G League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, today announced the team has agreed in principle with Polk County and Spectra to a five-year lease extension beginning with the 2018-19 season. “We’re thrilled as an organization to extend our lease ...

Ryosuke earns PDL accolades

WEST DES MOINES — Former Marshalltown Community College soccer player Kino Ryosuke was named to the All-Central Conference team for the Premier Development League. Ryosuke led the Des Moines Menace to a PDL 2018 regular season title with a 13-0-1 record. He also led the entire 74-team PDL ...

4 Panthers on MVFC preseason team

ST. LOUIS — University of Northern Iowa football’s Briley Moore, Marcus Weymiller, Isaiah Weston and Cal Twait were named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference 2018 preseason offense all-league teams. Moore earned first-team recognition while Weymiller, Weston and Twait earned spots ...

BCLUW’s Barkema on 1A first team

DES MOINES — BCLUW senior Brad Barkema capped his baseball career with a first-team selection to the inaugural Iowa Print Sports Writers Association all-state baseball teams. The Comets catcher was selected as a utility player for the Class 1A first team, and he was an integral part of ...

MHS’ Vance, Ricken, STC’s Koch to play in IHSBCA all-star series

Marshalltown seniors Nate Vance and Kody Ricken and South Tama County senior Lane Koch will all be in action at the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games this week in Iowa City. Ricken and Vance, the main catcher and pitcher for the state-qualifying Bobcats, will be on ...

IndyCar moves ‘19 race at Iowa to night

NEWTON — Iowa Speedway and the IndyCar series announced Monday that next year’s race in Newton will be at night. The series says that the race will move back to a nighttime start “in response to overwhelming fan feedback.” The track will host an IndyCar race for the 13th year in a row ...

UNI football picked 3rd in MVFC preseason poll

CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa football team has been tabbed third in the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll. Last year, UNI was ranked fourth in the preseason poll and finished second in the league, tied with South Dakota State. North Dakota State — ...

Bobcats’ Vance, Canaday tabbed to all-district teams

The post-season accolades keep rolling in for Marshalltown’s Nate Vance, as the senior Bobcat pitcher was named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association North Central District first-team as a utility player. Vance — making his third appearance on the all-district teams and ...

3 Cougars capture all-district

Class 1A state runner-up AGWSR had three girls selected to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association 1A North Central Divsion all-district team. Junior pitcher Taryan Barrick earned her second-straight all-district selection after leading the entire state in strikeouts, while leadoff slugger ...

Clear as a Bell

NEWTON — Christopher Bell made history Saturday at Iowa Speedway — even though nearly everything that could go against him did down the stretch. Bell moved back out front in overtime to win a wild NASCAR Xfinity series race on Newton’s bull ring, becoming the first series regular with ...