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SPORTS SHORTS: Redhawk volleyball tops Warriors in 3

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Class 1A No. 8 North Tama volleyball team won an Iowa Star Conference South Division match on Thursday over Meskwaki in three sets, 25-12, 25-15, 25-1. With the win, the Redhawks (22-6, 7-0) clinched the South Division title. Katie Kopriva matched a season-high ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • The Marshalltown golf team sits in the chairs on the 18th green at Elmwood Country Club before the Bobcats’ final practice on Thursday before the state tournament. Pictured are, from right, Luke Appel, JD Pollard, Cole Davis, Nate Vance, Keygan Hansen, Tate Carlson and Mason Reid.

Making themselves at home

Three months of preparation, 13 meets and tournaments against some of the best Class 4A teams in the state, all of the work the No. 1 Marshalltown boys’ golf team has put in over essentially the past two years, it all comes down to these last two days of the season. Finally, after a season ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown junior Taylor Hrabak swims the backstroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay on Thursday in the Bobcats’ home dual meet against Johnston. MHS lost the CIML Iowa Conference meet to the Dragons, 124-62.

Dragons douse Bobcats in makeup meet

Due to a cancellation from Tuesday, the Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team had a rescheduled meet on Thursday at home against Johnston, with the Dragons walking out of Marshalltown with another dual win under their belts. Johnston won nine of the 12 events on the day, taking down the ...

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SPORTS SHORTS: MHS volleyball topples Scarlets in 3

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown volleyball team won a match against a cross-CIML foe on Thursday, defeating Des Moines East in three sets on the road, 25-7, 25-14, 25-14. Molly Bach was the top attacker for the Bobcats (13-9) with eight kills, followed by Regan Mazour with seven and Emily ...

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Bobcat football team hoping to exploit Fort Dodge defense

With just three games left in the regular season for the Marshalltown football team, the Bobcats (1-5, 0-2) have essentially be reduced to the role of spoiler in the playoff picture, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t room to grow and things to accomplish in 2017. MHS has a chance to ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown Community College hitter Jesenia Colbert (11) delivers a strike while Iowa Western setter Hina Pua’a attempts a block during the Reivers’ win over the Tigers at MCC on Wednesday.

Reivers run through MCC in 3

The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team faced a daunting task on Wednesday as it welcomed in NJCAA No. 3 Iowa Western Community College for an ICCAC match. The Reivers outnumbered and outsized the Tigers, which ultimately led Iowa Western to a 3-0 sweep of MCC, 25-17, 25-10, ...

Jesenia Colbert and Kino Ryosuke

MCC pair selected for weekly league honors

A pair of Marshalltown Community College student-athletes were honored by the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference for their performances last week. Kino Ryosuke of the MCC men’s soccer team and Jesenia Colbert of the Tiger volleyball squad both were named Athlete of the Week in their ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Spartans volleyball sweeps AGWSR

GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy Center volleyball team earned another NICL West Division win on Tuesday with a three-set sweep over AGWSR, 25-15, 25-12, 25-18. Hailey Wallis was the top attacker on the day for the Spartans (29-4, 5-0) with 10 kills, while Landry Luhring put down nine and Kylie ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • The Marshalltown boys golf team poses together after taking second in its district meet on Tuesday, earning the first team state qualification for the Bobcats since 2003. Pictured are, from left, head coach Lucas Johnson, Tate Carlson, Nate Vance, JD Pollard, Luke Appel, Keygan Hansen, Cole Davis, Mason Reid and assistant coach Michael Appel.

Homeward bound

CEDAR FALLS — Tuesday’s 4A District Meet for the No. 1 Marshalltown boys golf team wasn’t a pretty one. The Bobcats faced swirling wind gusts all day, which made the daunting task of playing their longest course to date at the Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls even ...

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Iowa’s run game has disappeared in B1G play

IOWA CITY — The strangest thing has happened to the Iowa Hawkeyes. They seem to have forgotten how to run the ball and it’s threatening a once-promising season. Iowa (3-2, 0-2 Big Ten), which has been known for a physical and balanced attack under 19-year coach Kirk Ferentz, has seen ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS vs. Johnston events postponed

The cancelation of classes and activities at Johnston High School on Tuesday prompted the postponement of a pair of Marshalltown High School sporting events. The Bobcat girls’ swimming and diving team and the MHS volleyball team were slated to host Johnston, but those events were ...

Bobcat boys golf sets sites on return to state

The day before the Class 4A No. 1 Marshalltown boys golf team headed off to their District Tournament, things were just like any other practice. That was by design, as Bobcats head coach Lucas Johnson would tell you, because the boys want to approach districts today like it is any other ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown Community College striker David Kromah, right, goes up for a header off a corner kick while Hawkeye Community College goalkeeper Vladimir Gonzalez, left, grabs the ball during the Tigers’ 5-0 rout of the RedTails at home on Saturday.

Tigers blank RedTails for first shutout

Though the NJCAA No. 14 Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team had won seven of its previous eight games heading into Saturday’s Iowa Community College Athletics Conference game against Hawkeye Community College, the Tigers had yet to shut an opponent out in 2017. That goal was ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa’s Anthony Nelson, center, trips up Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke, left, as Iowa’s Josey Jewell, right, pursues during the first half of the Spartans’ win over the Hawkeyes on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich.

Fast start lifts Michigan State to 17-10 win over Iowa

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Joe Bachie wasn’t sure if it was an interception or a fumble recovery. “I just knew I’d caught it,” the Michigan State linebacker said. Bachie came diving in and gathered the ball out of midair, giving the Spartans a crucial turnover in the third quarter of ...

Dunne, Northern Iowa topple Southern Illinois

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Eli Dunne was 26-of-36 passing for 266 yards and three touchdowns and the Northern Iowa defense forced three fourth-quarter turnovers to help Panthers beat Southern Illinois 24-17 on Saturday night in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams. Daurice Fountain ...

Kraemer with 2 TDs as Drake beats Butler 27-16

INDIANAPOLIS — Grant Kraemer threw two touchdown passes and Drake took an early lead and held it, beating Butler 27-16 on Saturday. Kraemer was 27 of 40 for 329 yards passing for the Bulldogs (3-2, 2-0 Pioneer League). Tyler Updegraff ran for 69 yards and a score and Danny Donley kicked two ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Tigers harriers place high at home

ELDORA — A pair of ranked Class 2A boys’ cross country teams experienced firsthand the importance of every single spot in the final standings. The No. 11 South Hardin Tigers came up one point shy of scoring the team title at their 45th annual South Hardin Invitational on Saturday at Pine ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown quarterback Sam Irwin, right, looks to throw downfield while Indianola defender Miles Berg (50) spies him during the Indians’ 44-14 win over the Bobcats on Friday night at Leonard Cole Field.

’Cats can’t keep up with Indianola

Winless at home in its first three attempts and with two home games left on the schedule, the Marshalltown football team entered Friday’s Class 4A Division 4 contest against Indianola with a sense of urgency and a desire to play some physical football. The first drive started off well for ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • East Marshall fullback Noah Banstra (30) takes on West Marshall defender David Willis (25) while running for a gain during the first half of Friday’s Class 2A District 3 football game in Le Grand.

Mustangs snap series skid

LE GRAND — A one-sided rivalry series got turned around by a handful of big plays, and for the first time since 2005 it was the Mustangs making more of them. The East Marshall football team snapped a seven-game losing streak suffered to its cross-county rival, beating West Marshall 22-18 in ...

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Spartans host Hawkeyes in rematch of 2015 Big Ten title game

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The last time Michigan State and Iowa played each other, the stakes could scarcely have been higher. It was two seasons ago in the Big Ten title game, with a spot in college football’s playoff at stake. The Spartans prevailed on a touchdown in the final minute, ...