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T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Marshalltown catcher Miguel Torrez, left, records the force-out at home as Waukee’s Nolan Roethler (12) slides in behind him during the first game of Friday’s doubleheader.

Waukee blanks Bobcat bats twice

Jordan Smiley had an unbeaten Waukee baseball team chasing pitches, beating balls into the ground and frustrated by its lack of offensive production. By the time the Warriors had chased Smiley from the mound, his counterpart had a lot more run support than the Bobcat ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Bobcat right fielder McKenna Major, right, makes the catch as second baseman Bridget Carroll gives chase during the first game Friday at MHS.

Warriors wallop MHS softball

The Class 5A No. 6 Waukee softball team needed five innings in both games of Friday’s doubleheader to dispatch Marshalltown, beating the Bobcats 11-0 and 15-1. Bridget Carroll had one hit in each game and scored Marshalltown’s only run in the nightcap, coming across after consecutive ...

Iowa doubles up on top-seeded Houston

HOUSTON — Mitchell Boe, Iowa’s No. 9 hitter, had a pair of run-scoring hits and the Hawkeyes knocked off top-seeded Houston 6-3 in the first round of the Houston Regional on Friday night. Robert Neustrom broke a 2-2 tie with an RBI single in the fifth for the No. 4 seed Hawkeyes (39-20), ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat golf fundraiser approaching

The Marshalltown High School athletics fundraiser golf outing will be held June 13 at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course. It is a four-person best shot tournament with both morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session tees off at 8 a.m. with the afternoon session teeing off at ...

PHOTO PROVIDED • Marshalltown Community College graduate Reggie Gradwell, center, is seated alongside his parents, Jim and Wendy Gradwell, while signing his National Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Midland University. Joining Gradwell for the signing ceremony was MCC head coach Brynjar Brynjarsson, standing at left, and Midland head coach Oliver Drake.

MCC’s Gradwell headed to NAIA power Midland

Marshalltown Community College graduate Reggie Gradwell recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Midland University for next season. Gradwell, a West Marshall High School graduate and two-year member of the MCC men’s basketball squad, noted a number of factors that ...

Stephen Koenigsfeld

T-R Column: Already gone, bidding you a fond farewell

When I saw Joe Smoldt sitting on the bench as the clock expired on his final basketball season at Gladbrook-Reinbeck, I’ll admit, I got a little emotional, too. Not because the Rebels had lost the state title game and that I was going to have to write a sobering piece on the final chapter ...

Moody, ISU settle suit for $60,000

DES MOINES — A lawsuit filed by a former star player against Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly has been settled for $60,000. Nikki Moody had sued Fennelly, the university and the state of Iowa for racial discrimination and retaliation, saying she was repeatedly called a ...

PREP SOFTBALL: Comet duo combines to no-hit South Hardin

CONRAD — Samantha Ubben pitched two perfect innings and Lauren Anderson tossed three hitless frames as the BCLUW softball team tallied its third-straight win, a 10-0, five-inning victory against South Hardin in Thursday’s NICL West Division contest. Ubben struck out all six batters she ...

PREP BASEBALL: West Marshall’s Mead no-hits Spartans in 5 innings

GRUNDY CENTER — West Marshall senior Cody Mead tossed a five-inning no-hitter as the Trojans took down Grundy Center, 10-0, in an NICL West Division game Thursday night. Mead struck out three, walked one, and the West Marshall defense made just one error behind him. The Trojan bats racked ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat golf fundraiser approaching

Bobcat golf fundraiser approaching The Marshalltown High School athletics fundraiser golf outing will be held June 13 at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course. It is a four-person best shot tournament with both morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session tees off at 8 a.m. with ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Marshalltown junior Kassy Vest hits out of the hazard on Hole 5 at Coldwater Golf Links on Wednesday during her second round of the Class 5A state tournament in Ames. Vest shot an 88 on day two and carded a 182 to finish in 27th place.

Vest relishes state experience

AMES — It wasn’t the rounds of golf Marshalltown’s Kassy Vest had envisioned for herself at the Class 5A state golf meet at Coldwater Golf Links, but they’re days she can pocket that are full of fuel and experience. The junior Bobcat qualified individually a week ago and carded a 94 ...

Ankeny eliminates MHS girls soccer 8-0

ANKENY — An initial scoring chance for the Marshalltown girls’ soccer team came up empty, and Class 3A No. 14 Ankeny filled it up from there. The Hawks hammered out four quick goals en route to an 8-0 triumph in the semifinals of Region 4 play, ending the Bobcats’ season abruptly. ...

Valley tallies 28 runs to sweep Bobcat baseball

WEST DES MOINES — A night after sweeping Fort Dodge in CIML Iowa Conference play, the Marshalltown baseball team felt the bruises of the other side of the ball in a doubleheader at Valley. The Bobcats (5-3) fell in five innings in both contests: 10-0 in game one and 18-4 in the nightcap on ...

ISU, UNI announce prime-time opener

The first game of the football season for Iowa State and Northern Iowa will be played under the lights. The Cyclones host the Panthers for the third consecutive year, with a kickoff time slated for 7 p.m. at Jack Trice Stadium. It will be the 30th meeting between the two teams, with the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Ubben’s double drives in game-winner

LE GRAND — Samantha Ubben’s go-ahead RBI double in the sixth proved to be as important as ever Wednesday night, as she helped the Comets to a 1-0 win against East Marshall in North Iowa Cedar League play. The Comets (4-2, 1-0 NICL West) were in a rubber match with the Mustangs (3-3, 1-1 ...

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • BCLUW’s Katie Garber chips onto the green on Hole 6 at Jester Park Golf Course on Tuesday during the first round of the Class 2A golf tournament near Granger. The Comets are in seventh place with a 397 team total after the first day.

Comets content playing catch-up

GRANGER — Lauren Anderson and the rest of the BCLUW girls’ golf team walked off their respective greens confident and composed after the first round of the Class 2A state tournament Tuesday at Jester Park Golf Course. Anderson shot the best round of the season, a 90, to lead the Comets to ...

Kassy Vest

Vest seeks redemption at 5A state golf meet

AMES — A tougher than normal day on the greens kept Marshalltown’s Kassy Vest from the score in the 80s she wanted, but not out of contention for a better finish in the Class 5A state golf meet at Coldwater Golf Links on Tuesday. Vest shot a 94 after struggling with her putter for most ...

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE • Marshalltown junior pitcher Nate Vance, right, is congratulated by teammates after throwing a shutout against Fort Dodge in the first game of Tuesday’s CIML Iowa Conference twinbill in Fort Dodge. Vance struck out six, walked one and helped MHS prevail 5-0 in the first game.

Bobcats start with strike one to sweep Dodgers

FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown baseball team came away with a pivotal, two-game road sweep of Fort Dodge on Tuesday, snagging its first two wins of the conference season. The Bobcats (5-1, 2-0 CIML Iowa) shut out the Dodgers (3-4, 0-2 CIML Iowa) 5-0 in the first contest, and followed it up ...

Redhawks’ Schafer in 15th place at 1A meet

North Tama’s Claire Schafer resides in 15th after shooting a 95 on day one of the Class 1A state golf meet at American Legion Memorial Golf Course. Schafer scored a pair of pars on the front nine, while posting nine more bogeys after the first round Tuesday. West Monona’s Samantha ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs make quick work of Tigers

LE GRAND — The East Marshall softball team kicked off a busy week with a 12-0, three-inning victory against South Hardin in Tuesday’s NICL West Division opener. Mustang hurler Kodie Hoskey struck out five and hit one batter in her run rule-shortened no-hitter. She needed just 37 pitches ...