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Sub City provides ‘superstitious’ sandwiches to Bobcats from living room

The Marshalltown baseball team heads to the State tournament tonight less than a week after a tornado tore through town. Sub City, despite facing severe damage at its business, is doing what it can to ensure the team has what it needs to win. In a Facebook post, the restaurant owners said ...

MHS state baseball shuttle bus is free

Marshalltown High School is providing a free shuttle to Principal Park in Des Moines for tonight’s Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament game between the Bobcats and Urbandale, thanks to a donation by long-time MHS athletic boosters Calvin Rockett Bar & Grill and the Mattox ...

Undersized Hesse delivering for Iowa

CHICAGO — Parker Hesse was lightly recruited coming out of Waukon High School in the northeast corner of Iowa. He played all over for the Indians and captained the team as a senior, but he heard mostly from Missouri Valley and Division I-AA programs when he started examining his options for ...

Panthers to play at U.S. Bank Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium is set to host its inaugural basketball event featuring eight men’s college teams which will be played Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Minneapolis. The University of Northern Iowa will face South Dakota State University on Dec. 1, in the U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic. The ...

Big Bobcats on campus

A state champion golfer, an all-state basketball player, a state-qualifying wrestler and a quarterback. Those are just some of the accolades that Nate Vance, Luke Appel, Brian Trowbridge and Sam Irwin boast for the Marshalltown baseball team as multi-sport athletes. Bobcats head coach ...

Hawkeyes’ Reiff facing public intox

IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa football player faces a public intoxication charge after police say he drunkenly mistook a police car for an Uber. University police say 22-year-old Brady Reiff was arrested in Iowa City early Saturday. According to police, Reiff tried to open the doors of ...

Johnson shows up early to Cardinals’ camp

PHOENIX — David Johnson is back in the fold with the Arizona Cardinals. The question about whether the dynamic running back would continue his holdout was answered in a hurry when he was among the players returning from injuries to show up for the early portion of training camp. Johnson, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS offering pep bus to state baseball

The Marshalltown Community School District will be offering school bus transportation to the Bobcat baseball team’s state tournament game on Wednesday at Principal Park in Des Moines. The pep bus will cost $5 per person and is open to anyone in the Marshalltown community. Riders will still ...

Cyclones clean up after tornado

The Iowa State University football team found a new way to garner applause from its fans, and maybe even make some new ones along the way. The Cyclones’ players, coaches and staff showed up in Marshalltown on Saturday morning to do what they could to help the community rebound from a ...

’Cats are back

It’s real easy to follow the lead of a teammate who once drove the green of the par-4, sudden-death playoff hole to make an eagle put and win a state golf championship. The Bobcats charged up the hill behind senior left-hander Nate Vance and reached their destination for the first time ...

Kuper, Sicard homers help send AGWSR to state final

FORT DODGE — AGWSR freshman MaKenna Kuper started things off in a big way in the team’s Class 1A semifinal in the Iowa Girls’ High School State Softball Tournament against Akron-Westfield on Wednesday at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge. The young Cougar slugger went yard ...

One swing away

PELLA — Not much had gone right for the East Marshall baseball team in its Class 2A Substate 6 final against Centerville, but still the Mustangs had one last shot at keeping their improbable postseason run going. Senior Zane Johnson stepped up to the plate facing a bases-load, two-out ...

AGWSR facing ‘1A royalty’ in state semifinals

FORT DODGE — Now that the AGWSR softball team is into the second round of the Class 1A field in the Iowa Girls’ High School Softball Tournament, the road to a title only gets tougher. Standing between the Cougars and their first state final since winning it all in 2015 is ...

Cougars claw past Wildcats

FORT DODGE — Momentum was hanging in the balance as the AGWSR softball team trailed Janesville 3-2 in the sixth inning of the first round of the Iowa Girls’ High School State Softball Tournament. Freshman Taylor Sperfslage went to the plate facing a two-out at-bat in a key moment for ...

Appel takes over Bobcat boys basketball

The steps weren’t one in front of the other, but they still got Michael Appel back home to take up the reins of his alma mater’s pride and joy. Marshalltown High School announced on Monday that Appel, a 2009 graduate of MHS, has been named the new head coach of the varsity boys’ ...

Feline feud

One week after the regional finals, the Iowa Girls’ High School Softball State Tournament gets underway today, and the Class 1A No. 4 AGWSR softball team faces off with Janesville in the first round. The Cougars (26-7) and Wildcats (26-11) were scheduled to play in the regular-season finale ...

Succeeding despite heartache

ACKLEY — There aren’t much bigger fans for young athletes than their grandparents. That was the case for AGWSR junior Taryan Barrick, who’s family is a staple at Cougar softball games. This season there was one voice missing in the crowds during this run to the state tournament, as ...

Started from the bottom

PLEASANTVILLE — Through four innings, the East Marshall baseball team and PCM had played to a 3-3 draw, and neither team had gained much momentum. That all changed with one swing in the top of the fifth inning, as East Marshall senior Justin Ridout blasted a solo home run to right-center ...

Rebels’ rally runs dry, 3-2

REINBECK — One swing erased any doubt built up from 17 consecutive batters retired by Don Bosco senior pitcher Trever Brown, but it couldn’t clean up the costly errors that came back to haunt the Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team. Brown tossed a three-hitter that endured the Rebels’ ...

Fresh faces

ACKLEY — Experience and veteran leadership is generally a combination that leads to success on the field, but the state-qualifying AGWSR softball team is bucking that trend. All 10 starters for the Cougars are juniors or younger, and four of those starters just completed their first year ...