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Benton befuddles West Marshall

VAN HORNE — Through the first quarter of play the Class 2A District 7 matchup between No. 6 West Marshall and No. 7 Benton Community lived up to the hype. The Bobcats owned a narrow 7-6 lead over the Trojans due to a missed field goal after the first 12 minutes, but from then on it was all ...

Iowa faces familiar offense in Indiana

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t need to spend a lot of time prepping for Saturday’s game. After returning from a road trip on which they faced a potent offense and an improved defense led by a second-year coach who expects to climb the Big Ten ladder, Ferentz’s Hawkeyes face ...

No. 6 West Virginia on upset alert at ISU

AMES — Sixth-ranked West Virginia will head into the second Saturday in October as the Big 12’s last undefeated team. The elements of a potential upset appear to be in play for the Mountaineers (5-0, 3-0 Big 12). Iowa State is just 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the league. But the Cyclones ...

PREP FOOTBALL: G-R claims district title in 8-man debut

ACKLEY — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team withstood AGWSR’s comeback and finished off the Cougars for a 44-19 victory in Friday’s 8-Man District 5 showdown to secure the division title. Both teams brought five-game win streaks into the battle between district frontrunners, but only ...

MCC stifles Statesmen JV on Sophomore Day, 5-0

The Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team secured its 10th-straight win to close the regular season with a convincing 5-0 victory over the William Penn University junior varsity squad on Friday at MCC. The sixth-ranked Tigers (15-1-0, 9-1-0) got goals from three sophomores on ...

Police investigating Iowa St golfer’s death find 3 knives

AMES — Court records indicate police in Iowa have recovered three knives in an investigation into the killing of a top amateur golfer from Spain. Collin Richards is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 17 stabbing of Celia Barquin Arozamena, an Iowa State University standout, at a ...

Hermanson leads MHS girls to fifth

PLEASANT HILL — One year removed from finishing in last place at the CIML Iowa Conference meet, the Marshalltown girls cross country team had a simple goal when the girls lined up at Southeast Polk High School on Thursday: don’t finish last. The Bobcats accomplished that goal by placing ...

Bobcat boys fifth at CIML Iowa meet

PLEASANT HILL — The Marshalltown boys cross country team not only faced a tough set of teams in the CIML Iowa Conference meet on Thursday at Southeast Polk High School, it did so with a vast gap in experience. The Bobcats were the only squad in the six-team field without a single senior ...

Redhawks ward off Rebels in 5

REINBECK — They’ve faced off before and the potential exists for them to square again, but the North Tama and Gladbrook-Reinbeck volleyball teams got plenty familiar on Thursday night. The sixth-ranked Redhawks and 11th-rated Rebels played to five sets in their third meeting of the ...

Chicago trio bolsters ISU for ’18-19 and beyond

AMES — Chicago dealt Iowa State a major blow a few years ago when the Bulls hired coach Fred Hoiberg, then known as “The Mayor” in Ames. Cyclones fans might warm up to the Windy City when they see the talent that Hoiberg’s successor, Steve Prohm, has brought in from the basketball ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Edens wins Iowa Star cross country

WAVERLY — The GMG cross country team took fifth in the Iowa Star South Conference meet on Thursday at the Wartburg College course with a score of 63. Angel Schewe earned a top-12 finish for the Wolverines individually, coming in 12th with a time of 23 minutes, 20 seconds. Zoe Duncan and ...

No. 6 MCC men’s soccer team blanks Hawkeye 8-0

WATERLOO — The NJCAA No. 6 Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team handled Hawkeye Community College on Wednesday with an 8-0 blowout victory. The secured a 9-1 record for the Tigers in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference play, which also earned the team a first-round bye ...

Marshalltown football seeks solution against Southeast Polk

While Marshalltown and Southeast Polk don’t have a long history of playing each other on the gridiron, the Rams have definitely held the upper hand when the two teams have faced off. In the four previous times the two squads have matched up, all in the last eight years, the Bobcats have ...

Tiger volleyball trounced by second-ranked Reivers

COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team had a chance to avenge one of its three previous losses when it traveled to face NJCAA No. 2 Iowa Western on Tuesday for an ICCAC match. Just like the first meeting, however, the Reivers rolled to an easy three-set ...

MHS swept in regular-season finale

It was an age-old tale of David and Goliath on Tuesday when the Marshalltown volleyball team hosted Class 5A No. 10 Waukee in the Roundhouse for its final match of the regular season. The Bobcats were outsized in every possible way against their foes from the CIML Iowa Conference, as the ...

MCC libero Pedro nets conference accolade

Marshalltown Community College freshman libero Halee Pedro has been named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference’s volleyball Athlete of the Week for defense for the third time this season. Pedro, a Kailua, Hawaii, native, leads the ICCAC in digs and ranks sixth nationally with 459 ...

MHS swim team falls to host Valley

WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team wrapped its dual schedule on Tuesday with a loss to CIML Iowa Conference foe West Des Moines Valley, 104-72. Erin Stanley and Kelsey Bartles were credited with individual event wins for the Bobcats on the night, with Stanley ...

Purdy good

AMES — Thanks to Brock Purdy, Iowa State’s playbook suddenly has many more options. Purdy’s stunning performance in the upset of Oklahoma State in what essentially was the college debut for the true freshman gave the offense a new look and a new sense of confidence. Iowa State is ...

Iowa looking for offense to help banged-up defense

IOWA CITY — Iowa has let its defense carry the load nearly all season. The Hawkeyes might need some more help from their offense on Saturday at Indiana — like they got in last weekend’s 48-point explosion at Minnesota — to bolster a unit that sudden looks a lot thinner. Iowa (4-1, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Top-ranked Spartans topple Trojans

GRUNDY CENTER — The West Marshall volleyball team lost an NICL West Division match to Class 2A No. 1 Grundy Center in straight sets on Tuesday, 25-16, 25-12, 25-17. Addi Moore led the Trojans (17-18, 3-3) with four kills, while Teresa Disney finished with three and Hanna Hohnstein and ...