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SPORTS SHORTS: Comet duo places third at own co-ed

CONRAD — The BCLUW tandem of Lane Stanley and Lauren Anderson placed third with a combined round of 44 as the Comets hosted their annual alternate shot tournament Tuesday at Oakwood Golf Course. BCLUW had two of the top-five finishing scores, as Brad Barkema and Mackenzie Trinkle teamed up ...

Iowa schedules 2019 home game with MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Iowa will host Middle Tennessee in a 2019 game that will mark the first meeting ever between these two programs. The schools announced Tuesday that Middle Tennessee would play at Iowa on Sept. 28, 2019. Middle Tennessee officials said the school will receive $1.55 ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • AGWSR’s Caleb Meinders throws one of his tries during the shot put event at Monday’s East Marshall Boys’ Invitational. Meinders won the shot put with a throw of 52 feet, 5 inches.

Cougar duo does heavy lifting

LE GRAND — Caleb Meinders and Nathan Karsjens have grown accustomed to being ‘the dudes.’ The throwing pair from AGWSR have some of the top marks in the state in the shot put and discus, respectively, and showcased their talents Monday afternoon at the East Marshall Boys’ ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Grundy Center boys golfer Jake Bangasser reacts to his putt on the 17th hole of Lincoln Valley Golf Course against West Marshall Monday in State Center. Bangasser shared runner-up honors, shooting a 37.

Spartans start with sweep of West Marshall

STATE CENTER — On the bus to Lincoln Valley Golf Course Monday, Grundy Center golf coach Dennis Dirks noted the ride was a quiet one. “I told the kids when we got here, ‘Either you’re awful focused or you’re awful nervous,’” he said. Whatever it was, it translated into a pair ...

Metzger helps MHS tie for 3rd at Boone

BOONE — Grace Metzger threw a lifetime best of 31 feet, 3 inches, in the shot put to take second place and helped propel the Marshalltown girls’ track and field team to a tie for third with 69 points at the Boone Invite. Metzger was also fourth (96-10) in the discus, with Malory Henze ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC/EM girls end lengthy losing skid

MANCHESTER — The South Tama County/East Marshall girls’ soccer team snapped a 42-match losing streak with a 2-0 win against West Delaware Monday evening. It was the first Trojan victory since May 30, 2014, a 10-0 win against CAL. Sadie Smith tallied the first goal of the season for STC/EM ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Shortstop Courtney Fudge thorws a ground ball to first baseman Tess Cheetham during a contest in Sunday’s double header against Indian Hills Community College. Fudge was 4-for-7 with a double between the two games, as MCC dropped both conference contests.

Tigers remain calm after winless weekend

There’s no such thing as a panic button. Marshalltown Community College softball head coach Garland Shirley is preaching that message and the team is buying into it. After a pair of losses to Indian Hills Community College, 5-0 and 8-5 in a Sunday doubleheader, the Tigers (13-13, 0-6 ...

Falcons sweep weekend series with MCC baseball

CENTERVILLE — A four-spot in the seventh inning allowed the Indian Hills Community College baseball team to walk-off in the eighth, capping its Sunday sweep of Marshalltown Community College, 9-8, following up a 7-2 win earlier in the afternoon. Diogen Ceballos went 3 1/3 innings, giving up ...

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Scott is great late to win IMCA Modified feature

Johnny Scott was understandably impressed by the quality of the IMCA Modified feature field at Marshalltown Speedway’s Frostbuster special Friday night. The New Mexico native, now racing out of Cameron, Mo., was the most impressive, racing from 18th starting to top the $1,000 to win event ...

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Fixed the Fib

STATE CENTER — Isabelle Gradwell walks across the West Marshall High School gymnasium hardwood toward the far sideline, exchanging a pair of athletic sneakers for some basketball high tops. It’s hot and humid as track and field athletes wrap up a high jump exercise at the far end of the ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State quarterback Jacob Park looks to throws a pass during his team’s spring football game Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.

Park leaves spring as ISU’s QB

AMES — The Cyclones know that they will go as far in 2017 as Jacob Park’s big right arm can take them. Iowa State is so confident in Park’s potential that it’s willing to let backup Joel Lanning play linebacker. Park, a junior-to-be who assumed the starting role as a sophomore last ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown Community College pitcher Jordan Carter, right, throws to first after fielding a groundball to get Southeastern Community College’s Courtney Coffin, left, out in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon. MCC fell in both games, 6-3 and 8-5.

Blackhawks beat back Tigers twice

Yogi Berra once said something to the tune of a game is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical. The 90 percent part is what hurt the Tigers Saturday afternoon. Time and time again the Marshalltown Community College softball team had lapses in the field and on the bases. Southeastern ...

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Indian Hills takes two from MCC, 7-1 and 5-2

CENTERVILLE — The offense sputtered Saturday as the Marshalltown Community College baseball dropped both games of an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference doubleheader to Indian Hills Community College. The Tigers fell in game one, 7-1, and came up short in the nightcap, 5-2. MCC’s ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC hosting Summer Shootout tourney

The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team will be hosting the MCC Summer Shootout on July 8. The tournament will be hosted at different facilities in Marshalltown, including the MCC Student Activity Center. The tournament is offered to both girls and boys in the third through ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Marshalltown’s Maddux Richardson attempts one of his preliminary throws in the shot put at Friday’s Kenny Dean Invitational. Richardson threw for 56 feet, 7.5 inches, a new Relays record, and now holds the fourth-best throw in Bobcat history.

Richardson makes his mark

Maddux Richardson was still shaking with excitement, hours after tossing one of the best shot put throws in Class 4A Friday night. With a hurl of 56 feet, 7 1/2 inches, Richardson achieved a new Kenny Dean Relays record, besting the old mark of 55-7 1/2. His 10 points in the event propelled ...

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Marshalltown tennis player Maggie Grimm returns a volley in singles play during Friday’s match against Newton at Marshalltown High School. Grimm won in doubles play as the Bobcats defeated Newton 7-4.

Double-double: ’Cats clout Newton for second win

Before Friday’s matchup with Newton, Marshalltown head coach Blake Cutright pulled the Bobcats together. His message to the MHS girls’ tennis team was even though the Cardinals bested Marshalltown 10-1 a year ago, the opportunity for this year’s meeting to be competitive was there if the ...

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Summers scores as MHS blanks Mohawks

MASON CITY — A Nick Summers goal in the 30th minute gave the Bobcats their first win of the season as the Marshalltown boys’ soccer team topped Mason City 1-0 in the Bobcats’ CIML Iowa Conference opener Friday afternoon. “We played with a great team attitude, and played through a ...

Marshalltown boys nearly net a sweep of Newton

NEWTON — An unfortunate injury withdrawal kept the Marshalltown boys’ tennis team from completing the sweep of Newton Friday. Sam Brintnall and Brennin Davis were up 6-0, 1-0 in their doubles match against Grant Hummond and Nick Versteg before Davis suffered an ankle injury that didn’t ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojan girls coast at United Suppliers

ELDORA — The West Marshall girls’ track and field team was led by six event champions and ran away with the 2017 United Suppliers meet, scoring 145 points Friday evening. Allison Hilleman took the 100-meter and 200 titles, running 13.39 and 27.49, respectively, to help the scoring ...

Iowa reworks offense in spring practice

WEST DES MOINES — Iowa went 6-3 in the Big Ten last season despite an offense that often couldn’t get out of its own way. The Hawkeye football team is hoping a coaching overhaul can get its attack on track. Iowa (8-5 in 2016) has a new coordinator and running backs coach — Brian ...