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Dragons torch Bobcats in semifinal

JOHNSTON — The idea of an upset victory evaporated by the time the ninth-ranked Dragons had scored more goals in the game than the Bobcats had the entire season. Moral victories were all the Marshalltown girls soccer team had to revel in, and even those were fleeting. Katherine Chapman ...

Bobcats’ state match bumped back a day

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys soccer team’s first trip to the state tournament in 18 years will have to wait another day. Due to field conditions and scheduling, the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s 2019 State Soccer Tournament at Cownie Soccer Park has been postponed. The ...

STC’s Rohach ties for 27th at girls state golf

ANKENY — South Tama County senior Madison Rohach wrapped up her first trip to the Iowa Girls State Golf Tournament in a tie for 27th place in Class 3A on Thursday at Otter Creek Golf Course. Rohach completed 12 holes worth of golf on the first day of the tournament, which was suspended ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Ashton helps Comets top Mustangs

LE GRAND — Bailey Ashton tossed a four-hit shutout and the BCLUW softball team scored three times in the top of the seventh inning to knock off Class 2A No. 5 East Marshall 3-0 in Wednesday’s NICL West Division opener for both teams. Ashton struck out seven, walked two and scattered four ...

Cyclones sign Penn State’s Rasir Bolton

AMES — Penn State basketball transfer Rasir Bolton has signed with Iowa State. The Cyclones announced on Wednesday that Bolton, who averaged 11.6 points a game as a freshman last season, will join the team this summer. Bolton will have three years of eligibility with the Cyclones — and he ...

Vikings hire Kaeding as part-time coach

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have hired nine-year NFL veteran Nate Kaeding as a part-time kicking coach. Kaeding, a two-time Pro Bowl pick with the San Diego Chargers, has begun working with Vikings specialists this spring. He’s been at the practice facility a couple of times per ...

Rebels strike first, cut down Cadets

REINBECK — There was more time spent waiting out the lightning delays than playing soccer, but the Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls soccer squad struck quickly when it got the opportunity. The Class 1A No. 14 GC/G-R Rebels started fast in both halves, scoring all of their goals in the ...

T-R column: Trying to think more and react less

PLEASANT HILL — I took the weekend to process it all. It requires some time to digest a bite that size, and my eyes saw more than I could swallow. The thoughts that danced around in my head on the drive back to Marshalltown on Saturday were impulsive, and my ability to stay levelheaded has ...

5th-rated Bobcats survive shootout shenanigans to advance to state

PLEASANT HILL — The Marshalltown boys soccer team is making memories to last a lifetime thanks to a match that was equally unforgettable. The Class 3A No. 5 Bobcats survived an extended shootout and the ejection of its entire fan base to subdue upstart Southeast Polk in the Substate 4 ...

’Cats capitalize where Cardinals can’t

The Bobcats were out to take advantage of all the breaks they couldn’t make for themselves a night earlier. The Marshalltown baseball team put in overtime to simply get its field playable in spite of the morning’s downpour, then finished the job in the form of a 7-2 victory over Newton in ...

GMG nets 21 hits in loss to Rebels

GREEN MOUNTAIN — The GMG softball team got within one swing of erasing a double-digit deficit, falling to Gladbrook-Reinbeck 16-15 on Friday night. The visiting Rebels led by as many as 10 runs in the early stages of their season-opener before GMG (0-3) rallied back to make it a nail-biter. ...

Cyclones blow by Rebels in finale

REINBECK — Down 2-0 with just under four minutes remaining, the Class 1A No. 12 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls had a chance to cut the Denver lead to just one and give themselves an opportunity to close the regular season with a victory. Jacque Kuester lined up for a penalty kick ...

MHS bats silenced in losses at Roosevelt

DES MOINES — Untimely errors and a lack of offense erased everything the Marshalltown pitching staff accomplished as the Bobcat baseball team started 0-2 after getting swept by Des Moines Roosevelt on Thursday by scores of 4-2 and 2-0. Marshalltown totaled just six hits in the doubleheader ...

T-R column: Gone, but never forgotten

As I walked away from Drake Stadium on Saturday after the final day of the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships, I was filled with my usual feelings of both mental and physical exhaustion due to working back-to-back-to-back 12-plus hour days and a sense of excitement to tell the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustang softball starts season 1-1

The Class 2A No. 5 East Marshall softball team picked up its first win of the year on Thursday with a 15-4 drubbing of BGM in Brooklyn. The Mustangs (1-1) had a 9-4 lead heading to the top of the seventh but scored six runs in the frame to inflate their lead even more. Madison Farrington ...

Bobcat boys soccer shuts out Johnston in substate semifinal

ANKENY — A year ago a promising season for the Marshalltown boys soccer team came to an end at Ankeny Centennial high school after a close 2-1 loss to the Jaguars in the substate playoffs. On Wednesday the Class 3A No. 5 Bobcats returned to that pitch for another substate semifinal, but ...

Wings waive Gustafson to finalize opening roster

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Dallas Wings have waived forward Megan Gustafson and guard Kennedy Burke, the team announced Wednesday. The Wings also moved Moriah Jefferson to the temporarily suspended list in order to finalize their roster for Opening Night, which for Dallas is Friday on the road ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojan boys soccer scores 2-1 OT win

VINTON — The Class 1A No. 6 South Tama County boys soccer team beat No. 8 Vinton-Shellsburg 2-1 in double overtime on Wednesday in the 1A Substate 4 semifinals. The Trojans (14-5) and Vikings (12-6) were locked in a 0-0 tie with 10 minutes remaining in regulation, but Vinton-Shellsburg’s ...

Wieskamp withdraws from NBA Draft

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa men’s basketball player Joe Wieskamp announced on Wednesday that he has withdrawn his name from the 2019 NBA Draft and will return for his sophomore season. “I am excited to announce that I will be returning to the University of Iowa for my sophomore ...

Iowa baseball upsets top seed Indiana

OMAHA, Neb. — Cole McDonald allowed five hits and struck out nine in eight innings, and bottom seed Iowa knocked off regular-season champion Indiana 4-2 in the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday night. The Hawkeyes (31-22), swept by Indiana in a three-game series in March and losers of five ...