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All-American status for MCC soccer trio

For the first time in program history, the Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team is honoring three All-Americans. Sophomores Rafael Vacas, Joel Serrano and Rafael Ramos each were named to an All-American team this week, with first-team honors going to both Vacas and ...

SPORTS SHORTS: AGWSR outlasts East Marshall girls

LE GRAND — The Class 1A No. 9 AGWSR girls’ basketball team took an early lead and slowly stretched it to its final margin, beating East Marshall 48-38 in NICL West Division action here Friday night. The Mustangs (1-4, 0-2) trailed by five after the opening quarter, eight at the half, nine ...

Carballo’s career-high helps MCC women pull away from Statesmen

Freshman guard Eva Carballo scored a career-high 21 points to help lead the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team to a 69-50 victory over the William Penn University junior varsity on Thursday at the Student Activity Center. Carballo matched her career-best with seven made ...

Fight for Iowa

IOWA CITY — A 22-point loss at Michigan State left many wondering if the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes were for real. Iowa answered its critics on Thursday night by stomping archrival Iowa State — almost literally — to snap a two-game losing streak. Tyler Cook had 26 points and 11 rebounds, ...

Marshalltown bowling teams close out homestand with pair of wins

The Marshalltown bowling teams continued their great start to the season on Thursday with both the boys and girls squads taking home victories over CIML Iowa Conference foe West Des Moines Valley. The Bobcat boys improved to 5-0 on the season with a 3,371-2,685 win over the Tigers, the ...

Unbeaten Bobcat boys swimming team dunks Dodgers, 107-61

Wins just keep rolling in for the Marshalltown boys swimming team, as it improved to 6-0 in dual meets on Thursday night with a 107-61 victory over CIML Iowa Conference foe Fort Dodge. The Bobcats (6-0, 1-0) had the fastest time in eight of the 11 events on the night, they took at least ...

’Cats chase down first win, 51-30 at Newton

NEWTON — Erica Johnson poured in a career-high 24 points and the Marshalltown girls’ basketball team got its first win since last year’s season opener by convincingly defeating Newton, 51-30, on Thursday night. The Bobcats (1-4) ended the program’s 24-game losing streak dating back to ...

MHS boys double up Cardinals

NEWTON — First-year head coach Michael Appel has tried to stress defense to the Marshalltown boys basketball team. On Thursday night, his persistence paid off. The Bobcats pounded Newton in a non-conference showdown, beating the Cardinals 58-29 with relative ease. It’s the lowest point ...

MHS matmen nipped by Urbandale

Pins were the name of the game on Thursday when the Marshalltown wrestling team hosted Urbandale for a dual in the Roundhouse. Of the 14 matches on the night, 13 ended via pinfall and the J-Hawks managed to get just one more pin than the Bobcats to escape with a 42-39 victory. MHS head ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans fall in cross-NICL game with A-P

STATE CENTER — The West Marshall girls basketball team lost a home game to Aplington-Parkersburg on Thursday, 53-32. The Trojans (2-3) actually led 15-12 after the first quarter, but the Falcons (5-0) held West Marshall to just two points in the second half while scoring 16 of their own to ...

Big first half lifts Tigers over Panthers

Through the first 11 minutes the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team couldn’t gain much ground on Ellsworth Community College. After beating the Panthers by 17 the last time out, the Tigers seemed to take the game too lightly to open up the first half, leading to MCC ...

Late Davis three leads to Iowa win over Iowa State

IOWA CITY — Iowa State played defense about as well as it could on the night’s penultimate possession. In a game destined to be decided on a big-time shot, Iowa’s Tania Davis stepped up with a step-back 3 that neither side of this in-state rivalry will soon forget. Davis drilled the ...

Iowa’s Hockenson wins Mackey Award

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 John Mackey Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top tight end. Hockenson is the ninth player to receive an individual Player of the Year honor under head coach Kirk ...

Johnson named to CIML Iowa 2nd team

Marshalltown junior Erica Johnson has been named to the All-CIML Iowa Conference volleyball second team. Johnson, making her first appearance on the volleyball all-conference teams, led the Bobcats with 26 kills and five aces against CIML Iowa foes. She was also second in digs with 36. ...

Bobcat boys breeze by Dowling

A week removed from recording their best team score of the season, the Marshalltown boys bowling team outdid itself in a home victory over Dowling Catholic on Tuesday. The Bobcats set a new season record with a 3,331-1,985 win over the Maroons, beating their previous high score by just three ...

MHS girls sink Maroons for second-straight win

The Marshalltown girls bowling team is hitting its stride after earning a second-straight victory with a win over Dowling Catholic on Tuesday at Wayward Social. The Bobcats took home a comfortable 2,206-1,588 over the Maroons, led by Ashly Wiegand’s season-high series of 358. MHS head ...

No. 21 Drake women wallop Clarke 91-43

DES MOINES — Becca Hittner scored 23 points to lead the No. 21 Drake women’s basketball team past Clarke College 91-43 on Tuesday. Sara Rhine had 22 points, making all 10 of her shots for Drake (8-1). A record crowd of 6,031 at the Knapp Center was on hand for the annual game for ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall edges out South Hardin

ELDORA — The West Marshall boys basketball team got its first win of the season on Tuesday with a tight 59-58 victory over previously-unbeaten South Hardin. With four minutes left the Trojans (1-2, 1-1) trailed the Tigers (2-1, 1-1) by 10 points. West Marshall eventually got it down to a ...

Cyclones swat Bison

AMES — The thinking when Iowa State suspended sophomore forward Cam Lard until December was that the Cyclones would need to find a way to survive until they got their uber-talented big man back. Well, December is here — and the Cyclones have improved so quickly that Lard might find ...

No. 10 Spartans sprint past Iowa

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Nick Ward used his power to gain position and his touch to score, putting together a perfect game from the field. Ward made all 10 of his shots, scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 10 Michigan State to a 90-68 win over No. 18 Iowa on ...