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Kao signs with SE Missouri State

Former Marshalltown Community College guard Oscar Kao has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the NCAA Division I program at Southeast Missouri State University for the 2018-19 season. Kao, who came to Marshalltown via Taipei, Taiwan, started nearly every game for the Tigers last ...

Everman tabbed as MCC skipper

Marshalltown Community College has filled its baseball head coaching vacancy, announcing on Tuesday that Anthony Everman will take over the Tigers for the 2019 season. “We are excited to have Anthony join our staff as our head baseball coach,” MCC athletic director Dr. Kathleen Brown ...

Cyclone trio gets preseason laurels

IRVING, Texas — The 2018 Preseason all-Big 12 Football Team was announced on Tuesday and three Iowa State players made the list. Cornerback Brian Peavy, defensive end JaQuan Bailey and running back David Montgomery all made were given preseason all-Big 12 honors, as chosen by media ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS hosting free youth football clinic

The Marshalltown football team is hosting a Friday Night Lights Youth Football Camp on Friday, July 27, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Leonard Cole Field. All youth entering kindergarden through sixth grade are welcome, and there is no cost for admission. There will also be a 7th and 8th grade ...

Comets cage Huskies, 14-2

REINBECK — BCLUW baseball head coach Matt Zoske couldn’t have scripted the start of the team’s Class 1A District 5 quarterfinal against Nashua-Plainfield much better. Senior Blake Mann led off the game with a single, then two batters later fellow senior Troy Dolphin smashed a two-run ...

Gladbrook-Reinbeck slides by Rockford, 7-2

REINBECK — It was a good, tight game between the Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team and Rockford in their Class 1A District 5 quarterfinal, until the Rebels decided enough was enough. After trailing the entire game and entering the bottom of the fifth inning down 2-1, G-R exploded for six ...

Mustangs turn tables on Trojans, 10-1

PLEASANTVILLE — East Marshall’s bats have started to bear fruit. The Mustangs erupted for 17 hits and scored in double figures for the third time in their current seven-game winning streak, eliminating West Marshall with a 10-1 victory in Tuesday’s Class 2A District 12 baseball ...

North Tama doubles up on Dunkerton, 10-5

ALBURNETT — The North Tama baseball team rallied from an early deficit to overtake Dunkerton for a 10-5 victory in Tuesday’s Class 1A District 6 quarterfinal. The Raiders (9-13) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning before North Tama (16-9) scored all of its 10 runs ...

Cougars cruise back to state

ACKLEY — That it ended with a strikeout should surprise nobody. That it wrapped up a no-hitter? Not that astonishing. The way AGWSR junior Taryan Barrick is pitching, anything is possible. Barrick struck out 15 while twirling her third no-hitter of the season and the fourth-ranked AGWSR ...

Mustangs’ ride comes to an end

LETTS — For the second-straight year the East Marshall softball team found itself one game away from qualifying for the state tournament, and for a second-straight year that quest for a state bid would come to a close in the regional final. The Class 2A No. 13 Mustangs rolled into the 2A ...

Railsplitters sweep MHS in regular-season finale

DES MOINES — The regular season ended on a rough note for the Marshalltown baseball team as the Bobcats suffered a pair of losses at Des Moines Lincoln on Monday night. MHS fell 5-3 and 2-0 to close the book on an 18-18 regular season, with Friday’s Class 4A substate opener at home ...

Barrick unanimous NICL Outstanding Player of Year

AGWSR junior pitcher Taryan Barrick has been unanimously named the NICL West Division’s Outstanding Player of the Year, as voted on by the league’s softball coaches. Barrick led in strikeouts with 164 in 12 division games, and she finished with a 0.95 ERA while going 11-1. She had double ...

Barkema, Dickey share NICL West’s top honor

The NICL West Division baseball title was split three ways. It’s only fitting the conference’s Most Outstanding Player honor was shared too. Seniors Brad Barkema of BCLUW and Alex Dickey from West Marshall were honored as co-representatives of the conference after helping to lead their ...

Canadian can-can

NEWTON — Less than two months after failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, James Hinchcliffe roared from behind to seize one of the more satisfying victories of his IndyCar career. Hinchcliffe passed Josef Newgarden with just over 40 laps left to win at the Iowa Speedway on Sunday, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS freshmen fall in tournament play

MASON CITY — The Marshalltown freshman baseball team lost both of its games in the Mason City 9th Grade Tournament on Saturday, falling to the host Mohawks 16-1 in four innings and losing to Fort Dodge 13-2. Tyler Dunham was the pitcher in the loss to Mason City, allowing 13 hits and four ...

Mustangs mount a charge

COLFAX — The opening scene set the stage of a story far too familiar for the Mustangs. A plot twist provided East Marshall with what it needed to advance the story to a second act. The East Marshall baseball team moved through the first round of the Class 2A District 12 tournament by ...

Spartans score postseason win

GRUNDY CENTER — Up two runs and with two outs down in the top of the seventh inning, the home Grundy Center baseball team was one out away from securing its third victory of the year and first postseason win in two years. Spartans pitcher Garret Weldon struck out the first two batters of ...

Newgarden looks for 2nd straight win; Power on the pole at Iowa

NEWTON — Defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden’s up-and-down season is back on an upswing after a dominant win at Road America two weeks ago. Newgarden is back at Iowa Speedway — the scene of perhaps his most impressive performance back in 2016 — in hopes of closing the gap ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Tigers fall to Falcons in district opener

PARKERSBURG — The South Hardin baseball team lost in the first round of the Class 2A District 13 Tournament to Aplington-Parkersburg on Saturday, 8-0. Cade Spieker took the loss for the Tigers (2-16) while going 6 2/3 innings, and Jacob Vander Wilt pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief. Alec ...

Mustangs break free of BCLUW

LE GRAND — When BCLUW’s wheels fell off, the East Marshall softball team was standing there with the tire iron and the nuts and bolts. The Class 2A No. 13 Mustangs made enough contact to force the action and the Comets couldn’t handle it, making seven errors to help East Marshall ...