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Bobcat boys soccer team notches 5-1 beatdown of No. 10 Newton

On Saturday the Marshalltown boys soccer team scored six total goals and didn’t allow a score on its way to two wins against ranked opponents, the first two wins of the year. What the Bobcats did on Monday in one game was almost more impressive than Saturday’s showing, however, as the ...

Depth lifts Marshalltown girls netters past Fort Dodge

When the Marshalltown girls tennis team hosted Fort Dodge for a CIML Iowa Conference meet on Monday afternoon, the match was more about what each team had at the bottom of its lineup rather than the top. The Dodgers won both the No. 1 singles match and No. 1 doubles match, but the Bobcats ...

McKibben aids ’Cats in return to lineup

FORT DODGE — The presence of a returning state qualifier at the top of the lineup paid instant dividends for the Marshalltown boys tennis team. Bobcat senior Luke McKibben returned to action and helped MHS dominate in doubles play during a 9-2 victory over Fort Dodge in Monday’s CIML Iowa ...

Iowa St women add Jarosinski in transfer

AMES — Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly announced on Monday the addition of Lindsey Jarosinski, a freshman transfer from Wake Forest. Jarosinski is a 6-foot-3 forward from Medinah, Ill., who played in 27 of the Demon Deacons’ 30 games this past season. She averaged 9.1 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Henson leads Bobcats at Valley Invite

WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls golf team placed seventh in West Des Moines Valley’s Lamson Invite on Monday at Willow Creek Golf Course with a score of 398. Bobcat freshman Amber Henson continued to show well in her first year with the team, as she placed fourth individually ...

MCC slams Southwestern in second game of conference split

The opportunities that escaped the Marshalltown Community College baseball team in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader against Southwestern never got a chance to get away from the Tigers in game two. MCC took full advantage of the scoring chances it created in the nightcap, earning a ...

Marshalltown boys soccer beats two ranked teams at Roosevelt Invite

DES MOINES — A loss in the season opener and a cancellation of its home opener marred the start of the first week of the season for the Marshalltown boys soccer team, but on Saturday the Bobcats showed their mettle. The MHS boys picked up their first two wins of the year with a 4-0 ...

Hermanson 3rd in 3,000 at Blue Oval Invitational

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls track team got to compete on the Blue Oval at Drake University in the Blue Oval Invite on Saturday, and many of the girls shined on the big stage. Bobcat freshman Phoebe Hermanson rose to the occasion in her first high school competition on the Blue ...

4X100 relay leads MHS boys at Blue Oval Invite

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys track and field team competed in the Blue Oval Invitational at Drake University on Saturday. The 4x100-meter relay team had the best result for the Bobcats, with the team of Deonte’ Dean, Giorgio DiIorio, Gabe Wyant and Jaiden Buchanan placing sixth ...

Wolverines 4th at Spartan Golf Invite

GRUNDY CENTER — The GMG boys golf team placed fourth out of eight teams in Grundy Center’s Spartan Invite on Saturday at Town & Country Golf Club with a score of 199. Wolverine senior Aaron Fleming tied for ninth individually with a 47. Fellow senior Kolton Gill followed with a 48 to ...

Cook takes his shot at NBA

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa men’s basketball junior Tyler Cook announced on Friday his intentions to hire an agent and enter the 2019 NBA Draft. “After weighing my options both last year and now, my family and I, along with the help of my coaches, have decided to enter the 2019 NBA ...

ISU defense could be in for a big 2019 season

AMES — Iowa State’s defense has quietly been among the nation’s best over the past two seasons. The Cyclones might be better than ever this year. Despite losing defensive backs Brian Peavy and D’Andre Payne and linebacker Willie Harvey, Iowa State (8-5 in 2018) has a chance to field ...

Iowa’s Megan Gustafson talks about her draft day experience

NEW YORK — God doesn’t make mistakes. I would say that this was the single best piece of reassurance that I was given from draft orientation, and it stayed with me all throughout draft night. This phrase comforted me once I heard it, and helped calm my nerves as I woke up on the big ...

Qualifying track meet assignments doled out

The team assignments for the track and field state qualifying sites were announced by the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union on Friday. Marshalltown will compete in the Class 4A District 6 meet at Johnston on May 9. Joining the Bobcats will be ...

Ferch honored for academic standing

IRVING, Texas — Former West Marshall standout and current University of Northern Iowa senior Duncan Ferch was one of five Panther football players named to the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society. The society is comprised of college ...

Castrejon hat trick lifts STC past Indee

TAMA — While storms in the area subsided in time for the South Tama County boys soccer team to get in its home WaMaC Conference match against Independence on Thursday, Jonathan Castrejon brought the thunder early. Castrejon put the Trojans on the board with a goal in the eighth minute, ...

Hawkeyes’ tight end competition continues into NFL Draft

Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson spent their three years at Iowa trying to one-up each other in a friendly but fierce competition. So, why should the NFL draft be any different? The latest members of the Hawkeyes’ long pipeline to the pros are expected to become the first tight end duo from the ...

Iowa’s Wieskamp to test NBA process

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa freshman guard Joe Wieskamp announced Thursday that he has submitted paperwork for entry into the 2019 NBA Draft. Wieskamp plans to go through the process without an agent. Student-athletes wishing to return to school can do so by withdrawing from the draft by ...

Nevada hires Alford to replace Musselman

Nevada moved quickly to replace one big-name coach with another. Nevada hired former UCLA coach Steve Alford on Thursday, four days after Eric Musselman left for Arkansas. Alford is expected to be introduced at a Friday news conference “There is no better coach than Steve Alford to ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat Golf Outing set for June 13

The 2019 Marshalltown High School Bobcat Golf Outing has been scheduled for June 13 at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course. The format will be a four-person best shot tournament. Door prizes and a lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and there will be both a morning tee time at 8 a.m. ...