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SPORTS SHORTS: Comets chase away G-R in 3 innings

CONRAD — Easton Swanson’s three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning set the tone as the BCLUW softball team blasted Gladbrook-Reinbeck 13-0 in three innings in Thursday’s NICL West Division contest. The Comets (10-4, 4-0) followed it up by scoring 10 times in the home half of ...

Iowa 1B Adams named to All-American squad

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Jake Adams was selected as a Baseball America third-team All-American, it was announced Thursday. It is the third All-America honor for Adams, as he was tabbed a second-team All-American by both Collegiate Baseball and College Sports Madness last week. ...

McCarron out to defend Iowa senior circuit title

DES MOINES — Scott McCarron broke through on the PGA Tour Champions circuit last season, rallying to win his first event in Iowa. McCarron has been on a tear ever since. A three-time winner on the PGA Tour, he has notched two more wins and 10 top-10 finishes since taking first in last ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Marshalltown pitcher Jordan Smiley delivers to the plate during the top of the sixth inning in the first game of Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader against Urbandale. Smiley allowed five hits in 6 2/3 innings for the win as the Bobcats beat the eighth-ranked J-Hawks 2-1.

Eighth-ranked J-Hawks dodge sweep by Bobcats

A five-game conference winning streak slipped away after the little things the Marshalltown baseball team prides itself on betrayed the Bobcats in the nightcap. Marshalltown snuck past Class 4A No. 8 Urbandale for a 2-1 win in the opening game of Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference ...

Shaena Robinson

MCC frosh Robinson is 2nd-team All-American

The most highly decorated player in the history of Marshalltown Community College’s softball program still has her sophomore season ahead of her. MCC freshman center fielder Shaena Robinson has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s All-American second team as ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Marshalltown center fielder Ciara Feldman makes a sliding catch during the first game of Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader against Class 5A No. 5 Urbandale at MHS.

Bobcats no match for No. 5 Urbandale

The Class 5A No. 5 Urbandale softball team had scored 23 times before the Bobcats got on the board, as the J-Hawks ran off with a pair of five-inning wins in Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader. Urbandale (9-2, 4-2) rapped out 14 hits in the first game and 14 more in the second, ...

JD Pollard and Kassy Vest

Bobcat duo ties for 11th at co-ed state golf

The Marshalltown tandem of Kassy Vest and JD Pollard combined for a round of 80 in finishing one stroke shy of a medal at the Co-Ed State Golf Tournament on Tuesday at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames. Vest, a junior, and Pollard, a sophomore, tied for 11th place in the Class 2A meet, which saw ...

BCLUW tops fourth-rated CMB softball

CONRAD — Leah Yantis connected on her fourth home run of the season to help spark the BCLUW softball team’s comeback victory against Class 2A No. 4 Collins-Maxwell/Baxter, 4-3, on Tuesday night. The Comets (9-4) fell behind 3-0 after Mikayla Eslinger’s three-run home run in the top of ...

Randall throws 1-hit shutout vs. No. 6 Carlisle

STATE CENTER — West Marshall senior Ross Randall tossed a one-hit shutout to help the Trojans turn away Class 3A No. 6 Carlisle 1-0 in Tuesday’s non-conference thriller. Randall struck out eight, walked one and improved to 3-0 with his 95-pitch performance. West Marshall (7-2) notched ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustang softball roughs up Gilbert

LE GRAND — Maria Rasmusson spun a five-hitter and the East Marshall softball team secured its first three-game win streak of the season by beating Gilbert 15-5 in five innings in Tuesday’s non-conference pairing. Rasmusson struck out two and walked two for the win. The Mustangs (7-5) also ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck sophomore midfielder Sydney Mathews (8) attempts to play the ball back over her head while being pressured by Nevada’s Mikayla Long during the first half of Monday’s Class 1A Region 4 final in Nevada. The fifth-ranked host Cubs defeated the Rebels, 4-0, to advance to the state tournament for the sixth year in a row.

Rebels clubbed by Cubs

NEVADA — The opponent demanded more of the Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ soccer team than the Rebels had to give. In order to defeat fifth-ranked Nevada, the Rebels needed to able to bridge the gap between a rock-solid defense and its transition offense, but the host Cubs made ...

Bobcats take two from host Mohawks

MASON CITY — Wyatt Himes drove in the only run in the first game and scored the go-ahead run in the second, helping the Marshalltown baseball team sweep Mason City by scores of 1-0 and 5-3 on Monday night in CIML Iowa Conference play. The Bobcats (7-5, 4-0) got a three-hit shutout in the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets topple No. 12 Cougars, 3-1

ACKLEY — Samantha Ubben surrendered only one hit and the BCLUW softball team improved to 3-0 in NICL West Division play with a 3-1 victory against Class 1A No. 12 AGWSR here Monday night. Ubben struck out eight, walked one and allowed only one Cougar hit. It was an Anna Jaspers home run, ...

Houston defeats Iowa to reach regional final

HOUSTON — Connor Wong hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning and Houston advanced to the final round of its home Houston Regional with a 7-5 victory over Iowa in a rain-delayed elimination game late Sunday night. Wong’s leadoff homer was followed by a two-out RBI double from Grayson ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall softball remains perfect

GILBERT — Kallie Malloy tossed a three-hit shutout in the first win and 6 1/3 innings of one-hit relief in the nightcap as the West Marshall softball team remained unbeaten with a pair of wins Saturday at the Gilbert Tournament. The Trojans improved to 8-0 with wins of 7-0 against Gilbert ...

Adam Goodvin

Goodvin in as Bobcat football coach

Marshalltown High School has announced that Adam Goodvin is the Bobcats’ next head varsity football coach. Goodvin moves up from an assistant coach role with the team. He is also a special education teacher at MHS. Goodvin, an Ottumwa native, played football at Upper Iowa University and ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • North Tama sophomore second baseman Chloe Feisel, right, gets the force-out of Lisbon’s Danaisa Brown (22) during the fourth inning of the championship game at the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Tournament on Saturday in Gladbrook.

Lisbon knocks out North Tama in title game

GLADBROOK — The Redhawks had the resiliency to respond to all challenges to start the season, winning their first seven games in a span of nine days. After three losses in four games since, the North Tama softball team is searching for the answers. The Redhawks hammered tournament-host ...

Texas A&M tops Iowa, reaches regional final

HOUSTON — Cole Bedford hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning, Corbin Martin struck out nine in seven innings and Texas A&M advanced to the final round of the Houston Regional with a 3-2 win over Iowa on Saturday night. Kaylor Chaffin retired Chris Whelan on a game-ending popup with ...

Comets fall twice at Ballard tourney

HUXLEY — The BCLUW softball team bowed twice to opponents at the Ballard Tournament on Saturday, splitting their weekend trip with losses to the host Bombers as well as Class 4A No. 11 Boone. Ballard beat the Comets 10-0 in five innings in BCLUW’s first game on Saturday, scoring in each ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Marshalltown catcher Miguel Torrez, left, records the force-out at home as Waukee’s Nolan Roethler (12) slides in behind him during the first game of Friday’s doubleheader.

Waukee blanks Bobcat bats twice

Jordan Smiley had an unbeaten Waukee baseball team chasing pitches, beating balls into the ground and frustrated by its lack of offensive production. By the time the Warriors had chased Smiley from the mound, his counterpart had a lot more run support than the Bobcat ...