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Iowa St. draws Arizona at the Maui Invitational

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Five-time Maui Invitational champion Duke will open against San Diego State in the quarterfinals of this year’s bracket, with a potential showdown against Arizona or Gonzaga in the title game. This year’s men's basketball tournament, Nov. 19-21 at the Lahaina Civic ...

Barrick heads list of 18 area all-staters

AGWSR junior pitcher Taryan Barrick was once again selected as one of the best Class 1A softball players in Iowa after she was named to her second-straight Iowa Girls Coaches Association all-state first team. Barrick led the Cougars to a 28-8 record and an appearance in the 1A state title ...

Vance nets 4th all-conference honor

Marshalltown senior Nate Vance was named to the Central Iowa Metropolitan League all-Iowa Conference first team as a utility player. Vance helped lead the state-qualifying Bobcats this season, boasting a 3-1 record in conference play and an earned run average of 2.22. Vance, a three-time ...

Bell seeking 3rd-straight Xfinity win

NEWTON — Christopher Bell has been one of NASCAR’s rising young stars for the past few years. Over the past few weeks, Bell and the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 car have been so hot that he is close to joining some pretty select company. Bell, a 23-year-old Oklahoma native and an Xfinity ...

Sister Act 2

FORT DODGE — The last time former BCLUW softball player Nicole (Fisher) James was on the field at the Harlan Rogers Sports Complex, she was hoisting her second-straight Class 2A state championship trophy. Last week before the start of the 2018 state tournament championship games, Fisher ...

Two Redhawks, Royals’ Hill earn Iowa Star Elite

Three area baseball players were named to the Iowa Star All-Conference Elite Team as North Tama sophomore Skyler Staker and junior Hale Hulme and Colo-NESCO senior Matthew Hill were all given nods as Iowa Star elite players. Staker, an elite-team infielder, finished tied third in the ...

Royals’ Henze named to Iowa Star Elite team

Colo-NESCO senior catcher Chelsea Henze was named to the Iowa Star All-Conference Elite Team for her efforts this season. Henze finished tied for sixth in doubles in Iowa Star play with seven, and she hit for a .381 average with 12 RBIs and 14 runs scored. Henze was selected as the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Dirty Bird Wrestling to host camp

PARKERSBURG — The Dirty Bird Wrestling Club is hosting its second annual Panther Train Wrestling Camp in August that will feature multiple members of the Northern Iowa wrestling team. Drew Foster, Josh Alber and Jacob Schwarm will be representing the Panthers at the camp, which runs on ...

Book closes on Bobcats’ run

DES MOINES — The little team that could nearly did. The Marshalltown High School baseball team left its tornado-ravaged home with dreams of a state tournament victory but returned home with a state participant trophy after an 8-3 defeat at the hands of second-ranked Urbandale on Wednesday ...

Helping however they can

DES MOINES — Over an hour before Wednesday’s Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament game between Marshalltown and Urbandale started, Bobcat fans were filing in to Principal Park in Des Moines. The first 100 fans who showed up in MHS gear were greeted with a smile and a free ticket ...

Bobcats balance help and preparation

Not many people have experienced the wild swing of emotion that hit the Marshalltown baseball team. Last Wednesday the Bobcats beat Iowa City High, 9-2, in the Class 4A Substate 3 finals to earn their first trip to the Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament in nine years. Not 24 hours ...

Long road of recovery

Dru Dobbins slogged through a sophomore season that included 11 doubles, no home runs and 15 RBIs. Fresh off his first knee surgery, the Marshalltown baseball team’s supposed slugger was anything but. He tried playing basketball last winter, too, and that’s when the knee gave out a second ...

Urbandale a familiar foe for Bobcats

There’s no fear of the unknown, beyond playing in the vast expanses at Principal Park. When Marshalltown and Urbandale square off in the last of four Class 4A state quarterfinal baseball games tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Des Moines, the only mystery will be which team is going to win. The ...

Continuity breeds success for Bobcat baseball

There are many things coaches can build with a team, but experience on the field isn’t something that can be taught. It has to be earned by going through the rigors of a long season, and much of the state-qualifying Marshalltown baseball team has put in its dues on the diamond. Nearly ...

Sub City provides ‘superstitious’ sandwiches to Bobcats from living room

The Marshalltown baseball team heads to the State tournament tonight less than a week after a tornado tore through town. Sub City, despite facing severe damage at its business, is doing what it can to ensure the team has what it needs to win. In a Facebook post, the restaurant owners said ...

MHS state baseball shuttle bus is free

Marshalltown High School is providing a free shuttle to Principal Park in Des Moines for tonight’s Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament game between the Bobcats and Urbandale, thanks to a donation by long-time MHS athletic boosters Calvin Rockett Bar & Grill and the Mattox ...

Undersized Hesse delivering for Iowa

CHICAGO — Parker Hesse was lightly recruited coming out of Waukon High School in the northeast corner of Iowa. He played all over for the Indians and captained the team as a senior, but he heard mostly from Missouri Valley and Division I-AA programs when he started examining his options for ...

Panthers to play at U.S. Bank Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium is set to host its inaugural basketball event featuring eight men’s college teams which will be played Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Minneapolis. The University of Northern Iowa will face South Dakota State University on Dec. 1, in the U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic. The ...

Big Bobcats on campus

A state champion golfer, an all-state basketball player, a state-qualifying wrestler and a quarterback. Those are just some of the accolades that Nate Vance, Luke Appel, Brian Trowbridge and Sam Irwin boast for the Marshalltown baseball team as multi-sport athletes. Bobcats head coach ...

Hawkeyes’ Reiff facing public intox

IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa football player faces a public intoxication charge after police say he drunkenly mistook a police car for an Uber. University police say 22-year-old Brady Reiff was arrested in Iowa City early Saturday. According to police, Reiff tried to open the doors of ...