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’Cats can’t catch school record in shuttle hurdle

DES MOINES — After junior Giorgio DiIorio crossed the finish line on the third leg of the Class 4A shuttle hurdle in the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships on Thursday, senior Ryan Huffman had the daunting task of closing out the race with one final kick. The goal of the Bobcat ...

Mustang boys take two placings on Day 1

DES MOINES — East Marshall senior Justin Ridout was one of the highest qualifiers in the Class 2A boys shot put for the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships, but in the event on Thursday he found himself in a bit of a bind. Ridout scratched on his first two throws in the prelims ...

Vest medals, MHS third at conference

MASON CITY — Absent of anything below par on her card, Marshalltown senior Kassy Vest saved her first such score for the right time. A birdie 3 on the par-4 finishing hole at Mason City Country Club earned Vest medalist honors at the CIML Iowa Conference Meet on Thursday, helping the ...

Fisher anchors AGWSR into 1A team lead

DES MOINES — It didn’t take long for the AGWSR girls track and field team to make its presence known on the first day of the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field competition on Thursday. Cougars junior Aubrey Fisher is already a known commodity in the distance races at Drake Stadium, and she ...

Coberley splashes down in 3rd

DES MOINES — Beau Coberley might have been the lone West Marshall representative on the track Thursday at the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field meet at Drake Stadium, but he surely showed up and showed out. The senior jumper leapt his way up the podium for a fourth-place finish in the 2A ...

Spartans’ Hook hits for 4th in shot put

DES MOINES — No, Jordan Hook will not try to play tennis at the University of Northern Iowa this fall. And while that may seem like a ‘no kidding’ kind of statement, it wasn’t so cut and dry at the start of his spring sports season in Grundy Center. After his fourth-place finish at ...

Nelson cinches state berth

WATERLOO — South Hardin senior Danae Nelson finished the regular season undefeated in singles play, but in the Class 1A Region 2 team tennis tournament she suffered her first loss of the season in a 5-0 sweep by Ballard. Nelson bounced back well from that in the North Iowa Cedar League ...

Metzger, Mazour represent MHS at state

The paths that seniors Regan Mazour and Grace Metzger have taken during their careers with Marshalltown track and field are as diverse as the girls themselves. Mazour was a prodigy from the first time she competed for the Bobcats, particularly in the high jump where she qualified for the ...

Bobcat boys team up for 2 relays

Track and field is an interesting sport because it is a group of individual efforts that come together for a greater team scoring. That goes double for the relay events, where every individual part of the relay has to perform to the best of their ability for the team as a whole to be ...

Brown, Jacobs reach regional semis for MHS

IOWA CITY — The Marshalltown girls tennis team competed in the Class 2A Region 8 singles and doubles tournament at Iowa City West on Wednesday, and two Bobcats were close to earning a state berth. Sarah Jacobs and Acacia Brown received a bye in the first round of the doubles bracket, then ...

Railsplitters rally past Bobcats, 3-1

Just five minutes after halftime in the Marshalltown boys soccer team’s season finale against Des Moines Lincoln on Tuesday at Leonard Cole Field, the Bobcats broke a 0-0 tie with a goal on a penalty kick by Jose Torres. For nearly the next 15 minutes of gameplay it seemed MHS would run ...

Marshalltown’s Hala signs to swim with the Tritons

Marshalltown senior Aubrey Hala signed her National Letter of Intent to join the swimming program at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge this fall in the team room of the Roundhouse on Tuesday morning. When it came to choosing her landing spot for the fall season, Hala said there ...

MCC’s Mieses is first-team all-region again

Marshalltown Community College shortstop Jose Mieses completed the unassisted double play on Tuesday when the sophomore Dominican was named to the NJCAA Division I All-Region XI first team for the second year in a row. Mieses was the Tigers’ lone representative on the 12-player first team ...

Lincoln overtakes MHS girls’ soccer team, 3-1

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls soccer team lost a road match to Des Moines Lincoln on Tuesday, 3-1. Bobcats senior McKenna Major scored just the second goal of the season for MHS (0-12), finding the back of net in the 39th minute to send the game into halftime tied at 1-1. Naomi ...

MHS to host volleyball skills camps

The Marshalltown Bobcat volleyball staff will be hosting the coaches of Midwest Performance Volleyball for individual skills camps July 25-27. The camp is open to all area girls going into grades 6-12. Camp directors include Kaylee Manns, a former Iowa State All-American, Emily Brown, former ...

Blastoff: Comets win first round

UNION — A cardback determined the meet medalist, but the BCLUW girls’ golf team left nothing to chance when it came to getting back within one round of state. The Comets hosted a Class 1A first-round regional meet on Monday at South Hardin Recreation Area, using their home-course ...

Cardinals fly past ’Cats in second half

For the first 59 minutes of the Marshalltown girls soccer team’s home game against Newton on Monday, the two teams had played to a 0-0 stalemate. In the 60th minute, however, Newton senior Anna Forsyth got raced past the MHS back line and netted a goal for a 1-0 lead, then junior Keely ...

Ottumwa sweeps MHS girls tennis in regional opener

OTTUMWA — The season came to an end for the Marshalltown girls tennis team on Monday with a 5-0 loss to Ottumwa in the opener of the Class 2A Region 4 tournament. The Bulldogs (8-3) earned 6-0, 6-1, wins at Nos. 1 and 6 singles, but the rest of the victories were not so easily given away ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GC/G-R soccer rolls over Cadets, 5-2

REINBECK — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys soccer team earned a 5-2 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden on Monday in its final game of the regular season. Walker Thede had a hat trick to lead the Rebels (8-4), while Eli Thede recorded the other two goals in the victory. GC/G-R had 20 ...

Vest heading west

Marshalltown High School senior golfer Kassy Vest signed her National Letter of Intent with Iowa Western Community College on Friday in the team room of the Roundhouse, making her the latest Bobcat to continue her playing career at the next level. Vest, a state qualifier last season, said ...