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Schupbach named track coach at Urbandale

URBANDALE — Former North Tama High School standout Brooke (Dinsdale) Schupbach has been named the new head coach of the Urbandale girls’ track team. Schupbach, who was a part of three Class 1A state champion teams as a prep at North Tama, moves up from her previous post as one of the ...

Gruening, Pedersen pace ’Cats at Valley Invite

WEST DES MOINES — Marshalltown cross country traveled down to compete in the Tom Karpan Invite on Tuesday afternoon, with the Bobcat girls taking eighth as a team in their race and the MHS boys finishing 10th. Mary Kate Gruening was the high-finisher on the day for the girls, taking 38th ...

MHS girls sunk by Dowling

WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team opened up CIML Iowa Conference competition on Tuesday with a 146-39 loss to Dowling Catholic. Junior diver Ali Trowbridge was the only event winner on the night, taking first in the diving with a total score of 242.55. Her ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC men’s soccer beats Hawkeye 5-1

WATERLOO — The NJCAA Division I No. 13 Marshalltown Community College soccer team earned a road win on Tuesday, traveling to take down the RedTails from Hawkeye Community College 5-1. Five different Tigers scored in the match, with Evandro Resende starting things off early with his goal ...

Big Ten will increase Week 1 conference games in 2020, ‘21

The Big Ten will increase its number of conference football games in the opening weeks of the season in 2020 and 2021. There also is a change in rivalry week in schedules announced Tuesday. Iowa will meet Wisconsin and Nebraska will play Minnesota the last week of the regular season in 2020 ...

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Still unbeaten

AMES — The 2016 fall golf season ended at Veenker Memorial Golf Course for the Marshalltown boys’ golf team, so a one-stroke tournament victory in the Bobcats’ return trip to the same venue nearly 11 months later made head coach Lucas Johnson’s day. The Bobcats shot a 301 team total ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • East Marshall junior Cade Curphy (left) and West Marshall senior Ron Maxey (center) compete for ninth place at the South Tama County Invite on Saturday while GMG sophomore Jackson Edens finishes just behind them in 11th.

Tenth-ranked Mustangs lead locals

TOLEDO — Summer weather made a comeback on Monday evening as eight area cross country teams gathered at the Otter Creek Lake Park for the South Tama County Invitational. On the boys end of the meet, Class 3A No. 4 Grinnell took home the top three finishing spots but there was a tight race ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Iowa State running back David Montgomery (32) looks for room to run around Iowa’s Jake Gervase during Saturday’s Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game in Ames.

Montgomery off to big start

AMES — Iowa State appears to finally have the kind of potent offense it will need to compete in Big 12 play. Sophomore running back David Montgomery is a big reason why. Montgomery has emerged as a star for the Cyclones, rushing for 194 yards and three touchdowns in two games, averaging ...

Blake Gimbel

Gimbel earns NSIC’s top offensive weekly honor

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Southwest Minnesota State University senior quarterback Blake Gimbel was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career after the Mustangs’ 51-35 win Thursday night at MSU-Moorhead. Gimbel, a 2013 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Glenn dominates Tucker in UFC 215

EDMONTON — Marshalltown’s own Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn improved his professional MMA record to 20-4 on Saturday in an undercard in the UFC 215 event, as Glenn rolled to a unanimous decision over Gavin Tucker in their featherweight match, 30-25, 30-24, 29-27. Glenn landed 184 ...

AP PHOTO • Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) walks off the field with medical staff for X-rays during Sunday's NFL game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit.

Johnson injured in Cardinals’ Week 1 loss

DETROIT — David Johnson had a lot of eyes — and bodies — on him every time he touched the ball against the Detroit Lions. Coming off a spectacular season, Arizona’s star running back was stunted and knocked out of the game with a wrist injury in a 35-23 loss Sunday. Johnson led the ...

MCC volleyball takes down Statesmen JV

The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team earned a victory on Sunday afternoon as the Tigers took down the William Penn University junior varsity squad in four sets, 25-23, 25-17, 26-28, 25-19. Outside hitter Jesenia Colbert said the team had a few new faces on the court, which led ...

UNI’s Farley chosen for MVFC defensive honor

CEDAR FALLS — Following a 45-38 overtime victory over Cal Poly on Saturday night, Northern Iowa linebacker Jared Farley was named the Missouri Valley Football Converence Co-Defensive Player of the Week. Farley finished the game with 11 total tackles against the Mustangs, four solo tackles ...

SPORTS SHORTS: South Tama football beats Charles City

TAMA — The South Tama football team earned its second win of the year with a 29-20 victory over Charles City at home on Friday night. Colton Vest led the Trojans (2-1) on the ground with 87 rushing yards, including a 22-yard touchdown scamper, and Mario Moncada added two scores on the ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • University of Iowa long-snapper Tyler Kluver (97), a 2013 Marshalltown High School graduate, and offensive lineman Boone Myers (52) carry the Cy-Hawk Trophy across the field at Jack Trice Stadium in celebration of the Hawkeyes’ 44-41, overtime victory over Iowa State on Saturday afternoon in Ames.

Reversal of fortune

AMES — Saturday’s 65th playing of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series didn’t lack for offensive firepower, as the University of Iowa and Iowa State combined to light up the scoreboard at Jack Trice Stadium for 85 points and 964 yards. In fact, when the final horn sounded at the end of ...

Dunne’s TD pass in OT lifts UNI past Cal Poly

CEDAR FALLS — Eli Dunne threw four touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, and Northern Iowa beat Cal Poly 45-38 on Saturday. Dunne hit Daurice Fountain for a 13-yard score in overtime to put the Panthers (1-1) up for good. Dunne was 25 of 40 for 325 yards for the Panthers. ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcats go 2-2 at SE Polk tourney

PLEASANT HILL — The Class 5A No. 15 Marshalltown volleyball team headed to Southeast Polk on Saturday, where the Bobcats finished 2-2. MHS (7-5) beat Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (21-17, 21-18) and Des Moines North (21-6, 21-7) while losing to No. 14 Urbandale (25-18, 25-10) and No. 7 West ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Blake Linsenmeyer takes down Waterloo East running back Tyrell Gordan during the first half of the Bobcats’ 18-15 loss to the Trojans on Friday night at Leonard Cole Field.

Missed opportunities

With less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter on Friday night, Marshalltown head football coach Adam Goodvin faced arguably the toughest decision of his young coaching career. The Bobcats had the football at 4th-and-two with 33 seconds left on the Waterloo East 7-yard-line, down 18-15 ...

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PREP FOOTBALL: Trojans travel length of field to beat third-ranked A-P

PARKERSBURG — West Marshall quarterback Cameron Bannister commandeered a 99 1/2-yard scoring drive inside the final 1 minute, 32 seconds, capping it with a 17-yard scoring strike to Josh Larsen for the go-ahead score and a 34-28 victory over third-ranked Aplington-Parkersburg in Friday’s ...

Cyclones looking to avenge blowout loss to Hawkeyes

AMES — Iowa made it painfully obvious how far Iowa State had fallen behind its Big Ten rivals last season, whipping the Cyclones by 39 points. Iowa State and second-year coach Matt Campbell are eager to show the visiting Hawkeyes (1-0) on Saturday that they’ve closed that gap. The ...