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Bobcats’ Vest falls just shy of matching last year

Marshalltown senior Kassy Vest had a much better start to her day in the second round of action of the Class 4A Girls State Golf Tournament at Elmwood Country Club than she did the first. Through her first four holes on Tuesday, Vest was at 6-over-par for the day already, but in her first ...

Bobcats take Warriors the distance

WAUKEE — At halftime of the Marshalltown girls soccer team’s game with Waukee to open the Class 3A Region 3 playoffs, the Warriors owned a 5-0 lead and it seemed the Bobcats would be ending their season earlier than the allotted 80 minutes. Waukee, ranked No. 4 in the most recent coaches ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs knock off BCLUW softball

CONRAD — Madison Farrington finished 4-for-4 at the plate and Ellen Hungerford hit a two-run home run to help the Class 2A No. 11 East Marshall softball team beat BCLUW 8-5 in Wednesday’s NICL West Division showdown. The Mustangs (7-0, 1-0) jumped out to an 8-1 lead through five innings ...

MHS bounces back to split with Valley

The ability to get back up after getting knocked down is something Marshalltown baseball coach Steve Hanson has tried to instill in his teams over the years. Playing in the premiere conference in the state, it’s something the Bobcats have to be able to do, and on Wednesday night they did ...

Nelson ousted on day one of state

WATERLOO — South Hardin senior Danae Nelson made her the first appearance of her career at the Class 1A Girls State Tennis Tournamnet at Byrnes Park Tennis Center in Waterloo on Wednesday, the first Tiger girl to do so in 10 years. Nelson had a tough match to start the day, facing off with ...

Wigginton, Cook returning to college

Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton and Iowa forward Tyler Cook both said they are withdrawing from consideration for the NBA Draft and returning to school. Wigginton, who averaged 16.7 points and 2.8 assists a game as a freshman, and fellow newcomer Cameron Lard gave the Cyclones a pair of ...

Vest sets up for strong day two

Just after teeing off on her 15th hole of the day, the par-5 13th hole at Elmwood Country Club, Marshalltown senior Kassy Vest heard two blasts from an air horn that meant play in the first round of the Class 4A Girls State Golf Tournament had been suspended due to weather concerns. Given it ...

BCLUW stands fourth after opening round

When the Class 1A Girls State Golf Tournament at the American Legion Golf Course kicked off with a shotgun start on Tuesday morning, hopes were as high as the temperatures and humidity for girls seeking to take home glory. A few afternoon thunderstorms helped reduce the sweltering heat, ...

’Cats take two from Fort Dodge

The Marshalltown baseball team started its CIML Iowa Conference schedule on Tuesday with two wins over Fort Dodge, 5-2 in the first game and 5-3 in the second. MHS head coach Steve Hanson said any time the team comes away with two wins in conference is a good outing. “As always we’re ...

Dodgers sweep MHS softball team

The Marshalltown softball team kicked off its CIML Iowa Conference schedule on Tuesday with a home doubleheader against Fort Dodge. The Bobcats kept it close in the first game, falling 3-1 to the Dodgers, but game two got a bit out of hand, with Fort Dodge coming away with a 13-2 victory in ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs mow down South Hardin

ELDORA — An 11-run eruption in the fourth inning led to a sixth-straight win to start the season for the Class 2A No. 11 East Marshall softball team, which walloped South Hardin 14-0 in Tuesday’s NICL West Division opener for both teams. Mustang pitchers Kodie Hoskey and Reagan McIlrath ...

Rebels move on with win over Vikings

REINBECK — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls soccer team won its first-round matchup of the Class 1A Region 5 tournament over Vinton-Shellsburg on Tuesday, 4-2. Jacque Kuester scored two goals for the Rebels (9-6), and she pelted Vikings’ goalkeeper Madeline Moen with 11 shots on ...

Isaiah Moss returning to Iowa in ‘18-19

IOWA CITY — Iowa guard Isaiah Moss says he’ll be back for his junior season with the Hawkeyes in 2018-19. Moss announced on Tuesday he intends to return to Iowa City after getting feedback from NBA personnel on his future in the league. Moss averaged 11.1 points a game last season and ...

Vest set for Bobcat finale

The only hometown qualifier isn’t counting on any home-course advantage. Marshalltown High School graduate Kassy Vest is prepared to earn everything she gets over the next two days at Elmwood Country Club in the Class 4A Girls’ State Golf Tournament, closing her Bobcat career in hopes of ...

Canaday, ’Cats clobber Kennedy

By the time Wade Canaday got into the act offensively, his teammates had already given him all the run support he needed. Canaday connected for a pair of home runs to help his own cause on the mound, where the junior right-handed tossed a two-hit shutout to lead the Marshalltown baseball team ...

BCLUW girls return to state

When the Class 1A Girls State Golf Tournament at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course gets underway this morning, there will be plenty of area representation on the links. For the second-straight year, the BCLUW girls will be making the rounds in the state tournament, looking to improve ...

Redhawks surge to win in BCLUW tourney

BEAMAN — Down three runs in the top of the seventh inning with a runner on and no outs, the BCLUW baseball team had one last chance to tie things up with North Tama. First Blake Mann was up to bat, but the lefty went down swinging to Redhawks’ closer Lance Zobel, who had replaced freshman ...

Trojans win St. Edmond tournament

FORT DODGE — The West Marshall baseball team had to deal with weather delays and scorching heat on Monday in the Fort Dodge St. Edmond Memorial Day Tournament, but neither their opponents nor the weather could keep the Trojans from coming home victorious. West Marshall (5-1) started its ...

Former East Marshall batterymates honored

Former East Marshall High School teammates Ashley Allen and Mariah Fritz have both been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District 8 Softball First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Allen, a junior catcher at Simpson College, and ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs go 2-0 at Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG — The Class 2A No. 11 East Marshall softball team improved to 5-0 with a pair of wins at the Williamsburg Tournament on Saturday. The Mustangs opened with a 12-6 victory over North Mahaska, rallying back from a 6-3 deficit thanks in great part to a seven-run eruption in the ...