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T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck forward Erik Knaack (11) works to take a shot against Decorah goalkeeper Avery Dugger, left, in the first half of Thursday night’s game against the Vikings in Reinbeck. Knaack scored both goals in the third-ranked Rebels’ 2-0 win.

Knaack-out: No. 3 Rebels top Decorah

REINBECK — Bryce Schick had eight saves for the Class 1A No. 3 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys. Avery Dugger had six for Decorah. When the final horn sounded, Dugger would be wishing he had two more to tie. Erik Knaack found the back of the net twice, once in each half, to help the ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown’s John Boland, right, sends a pass by Newton’s Josh Ventling (10) in the second half of Thursday’s match at Leonard Cole Field. Boland notched the lone Bobcat goal, but Newton won 2-1 in overtime.

Newton notches overtime goal to topple Bobcats

The Bobcats had their opportunities early on, but the Marshalltown boys’ soccer team couldn’t put the Cardinals away Thursday night at Leonard Cole Field. Justin Fischer sent a cross-pass from the left side to Joseph Stammeyer on the right side, and Stammeyer fired a shot that hit inside ...

Maddux Richardson

New school record for Richardson

NEWTON — Maddux Richardson continued to impress spectators and athletes alike as he threw a new Marshalltown High School record in the shot put at 60 feet, 4 inches Thursday at the Newton Cardinal Co-Ed Invite. The old record was set by Derrick Barker at 58-9 1/2 in 1976, making Richardson ...

Bobcat linksters score 3rd at Hawkette Invite

ANKENY — Blustery conditions did their best to deter golfers at Otter Creek Golf Course on Thursday, but the strong prevailed as Ankeny Centennial won the Ankeny Hawkette Invite with a 361. The Marshalltown girls’ golf team took third with a 389, led by Kassy Vest. The junior golfer shot ...

Singles sweep paves way for MHS boys tennis win

URBANDALE — A clean sweep of singles action sealed the dual meet victory for the Marshalltown boys’ tennis team, which defeated Urbandale 8-3 in Thursday’s CIML Iowa Conference contest. All six Bobcat singles players won in straight sets, highlighted by Luke Smith’s 6-2, 6-0 victory ...

Urbandale girls sweep Bobcats at the net, 11-0

The Marshalltown girls’ tennis team got blanked on its home court Thursday, falling 11-0 to Urbandale in a CIML Iowa Conference dual meet. The visiting J-Hawks (7-2, 1-2) claimed their first league victory by getting straight-set wins in nine of 11 matches. Morgan Staub fought off ...

Gardner’s third-place sprint paces MHS at Newton

NEWTON — Freshman sprinter Kierra Gardner continues to gain speed as she showcased her wheels on Thursday at the Newton Cardinal Co-Ed Invite. Gardner was third in the 200-meter dash, running a 27.73-second race. Gardner was also 10th of 26 runners in the 100 (13.54). Jill Podhajsky took ...

Ex-Iowa official says she took ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ stance

DES MOINES — The former top female athletic administrator at the University of Iowa testified Thursday that she functioned with a “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality while maintaining a decade-long relationship with the Hawkeyes’ field hockey coach, adding she feared she’d never ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Salato’s hat trick helps MCC prevail

IOWA FALLS — Tony Salato homered three times, Enmanuel Lopez went yard twice, Luis Duran hit a three-run home run and the Marshalltown Community College baseball team defeated Ellsworth CC 16-11 Thursday, snapping an 11-game losing streak for the Tigers. Salato also tripled in his 5-for-5 ...

Meyer says fired Iowa coaches often gay

DES MOINES — A former University of Iowa athletic administrator said Wednesday that during her tenure she became concerned after noticing that female coaches who were fired were often gay and had become more open about their sexuality. Jane Meyer testified about Iowa coaches as her case ...

Tess Cheetham and Courtney Fudge

Homers help MCC split at Southeastern

WEST BURLINGTON — The same pitcher the Tigers beat about the diamond in the first game tossed a six-hit shutout in the second as the Marshalltown Community College softball team split with Southeastern CC in Wednesday’s conference twinbill. MCC knocked Hailly Greenough out of the first ...

AGWSR’s Brandt to play in NIACC all-star contest

MASON CITY — AGWSR’s Maddie Brandt will be playing on the girls’ Blue team during the NIACC prep basketball all-star game on Sunday. Coached by KLMJ’s Joel McCall, Brandt and the Blue team will take on the Gold team, comprised of northern Iowa area preps. The girls’ game will ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Kassy Vest tees off on Hole 4 Tuesday at Elmwood Country Club during the Bobcats’ dual with Fort Dodge. Vest was the medalist, shooting a 7-over-par 42 to lead the Bobcats to a team win.

Vest medals as ’Cats dunk Dodgers

Kassy Vest patted her heart twice, softly, as her ball twirled into the cup on the eighth green Tuesday at Elmwood Country Club. It was a short putt, maybe a foot, if that, and nothing she hadn’t made before. But with blustery conditions, Vest shot a double bogey on Hole 8, and the slight ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown’s Aspen Chadderdon (19) passes the ball up the field ahead of Waukee’s Rebecca Corbett (20) in the first half of Tuesday’s match at Leonard Cole Field. Class 3A No. 2 Waukee blanked the Bobcats 6-0.

Second-ranked Warriors pull away from MHS, 6-0

The Bobcats aren’t going to back down from a challenge. Even if that challenge is the best team in the state. The Marshalltown girls’ soccer team didn’t come away with its first win of the season in their home opener on Leonard Cole Field Tuesday evening, but the Bobcats did make Class ...

Kierra Gardner

Gardner’s best time helps MHS score fourth

CEDAR FALLS — The Marshalltown girls’ track and field team posted a few lifetime bests on its way to a fourth-place finish with 60 team points at the Tiger Invitational on Tuesday. Freshman Kierra Gardner was the leading scorer for the Bobcats with 12 points, as she set a lifetime best ...

Ex-Iowa official’s lawsuit goes to trial

DES MOINES — A former University of Iowa athletic administrator was an outstanding employee on track to head a college program until she was unfairly transferred and later laid off for discriminatory reasons, her attorney argued Tuesday during opening statements of the trial over her lawsuit ...

Richardson wins both throws for Bobcats at Ankeny

ANKENY — Maddux Richardson led the Bobcats with 20 points through two individual wins as the Bobcats took eighth with 22 points. Richardson was first in the shot put, throwing 57 feet, 3 1/2 inches and first in the discus with a haul of 146-1 1/2. The boys’ 4x100-meter relay of Braden ...

Tigers endure three-set battles from Bobcat girls

WEST DES MOINES — The Valley girls’ tennis team had to put in some extra work, but came out victorious against the Marshalltown girls Tuesday in a perfect 11-0 sweep of the Bobcats. Maggie Grimm took Greta Stewart into a third-set super tiebreaker, falling 6-7, 6-3, 10-5 as the teams’ ...

Iowa, ISU renew grid series through 2023

Iowa and Iowa State announced Tuesday that their annual football series has been extended through 2023, temporarily quelling fears that the matchup could be on the way out. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones tacked two years onto a matchup that’s been contested every season since 1977. The Hawkeyes ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Van Dyk helps Panthers place 5th

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — South Tama County graduate Paige Van Dyk tied for 18th place to help the Northern Iowa women’s golf team take fifth at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Monday at Dalhousie Golf Club. Van Dyk, a two-time Class 3A individual state champion for STC, shot ...