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Martinez gets 100th win as Tigers’ coach

OTTUMWA — The NJCAA No. 19 Marshalltown Community College soccer team started off the Wells Fargo Cup with a 2-0 victory over Cloud County Community College on Saturday, but the win meant much more for the Tiger program. It was the 100th win of head coach Rafael Martinez’s career with ...

SPORTS SHORTS: North Tama football knocks off Lisbon

TRAER — The North Tama football team continued its strong start to the year with a 49-0 blanking of Lisbon in the home opener on Friday. Tyler Morrison scored four touchdowns for the Redhawks (2-0), three on the ground and one through the air. He finished with 136 yards rushing on 14 ...

Sneed helps Montana to win over Northern Iowa

MISSOULA, Mont. — Dalton Sneed ran for one score and threw for another, helping Montana hold off Northern Iowa for a 26-23 win on Saturday night in Bobby Hauck’s first game back as Montana’s coach. Hauck, who guided the Grizzlies (1-0) to Big Sky Conference titles in each of his seven ...

Drake, William Jewell canceled due to inclement weather

DES MOINES — Saturday night's season-opening contest between Drake and Division II William Jewell was canceled due to severe weather and will not be rescheduled. Braeden Hartwig had a 6-yard touchdown run on Drake's first possession and the Bulldogs led 7-0 with 7:18 remaining in the first ...

Bobcats stuff Bulldogs

Last season running back Giorgio DiIorio led all Marshalltown backs with 160 total yards rushing in nine games. He surpassed that number in a single game on Friday, as DiIorio and the rest of the Bobcats marched up and down the field on Ottumwa on the way to a 36-6 victory, the first for MHS ...

Wins record within Ferentz’s grasp

IOWA CITY — Iowa’s opener has all the makings of a truly memorable afternoon at Kinnick Stadium. If the Hawkeyes beat Northern Illinois as expected on Saturday, coach Kirk Ferentz will surpass beloved mentor Hayden Fry — who is scheduled to fly up to Iowa City for the occasion — with ...

Campbell’s 3rd season starts with SDSU

AMES — For the first time in a while, Iowa State will enter an opener that it’s expected to win with ease. The Cyclones (8-5 in 2017), fresh off one of the best seasons in school history, host South Dakota State of the FCS on Saturday in the first game of rising coach Matt Campbell’s ...

SPORTS SHORTS: BCLUW blanks East Marshall, 14-0

LE GRAND — The BCLUW football team beat East Marshall on Friday night, 14-0. It was the first time the Comets (1-1) have shut out the Mustangs (0-2) in their series since 2003. Coby Willett was 4-for-6 passing for 25 yards and two touchdowns for BCLUW, with Jack Garber and Dalton ...

’Cats can’t catch up at Apgar Tourney

As unranked Solon lined up for a team photo after going 3-0 to win the 2018 Apgar Volleyball Tournament, members of the unranked Marshalltown squad circled around head coach Chris Brees after an 0-3 night at the Roundhouse. Only one point separated the teams in their head-to-head battle, ...

Comets squeeze by to sweep G-R

REINBECK — Last season when the BCLUW and Gladbrook-Reinbeck volleyball teams met up in Conrad, the Rebels left with a close five-set, come-from-behind victory. The Comets had revenge on their minds on Thursday night when the two NICL West Division rivals met up for the first time this ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs topple Tigers in four sets

LE GRAND — The East Marshall volleyball team opened NICL West Division play on Thursday with a win over South Hardin, 26-24, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21. Juliana Arifi was by far the offensive leader for the Mustangs (2-4, 1-0), recording 31 kills against the Tigers (0-3, 0-1). Maria Rasmusson had ...

Bobcats’ clash with Bulldogs hits home for Goodvin

Every time a team steps onto the field it’s looking for a win, but there might be a little extra motivation for the Marshalltown football team and head coach Adam Goodvin this week. The Bobcats host Ottumwa for their home opener on Friday night, where Goodvin played his high school ball. ...

Hawkeyes vs. Huskers back on Black Friday

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Nebraska and Iowa will resume their day-after-Thanksgiving game in 2022 after a two-year hiatus. Nebraska and Iowa play on the day after Thanksgiving this year and in 2019. But, in a change made last year, the Big Ten Conference scheduled Nebraska to play its final ...

MCC volleyball sweeps Statesmen, goes to 6-0

OSKALOOSA — The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team earned its sixth-straight win to start the season on Wednesday by defeating the William Penn University junior varsity in straight sets, 25-22, 25-15, 25-16. Freshman Elena Yee was the top attacker for the Tigers (6-0), ...

Bobcats hammer Huskies in opener

Bobcat fans got their first glimpse of the new-look Marshalltown volleyball team on Tuesday when it hosted Des Moines Hoover for the season opener, and the large crowd in attendance was not disappointed by the fresh faces on the court. The Bobcats got going early and often against the ...

Bobcat girls downed by Dowling in debut

A new season of Marshalltown girls swimming and diving got underway on Tuesday evening, but while it was the Bobcats’ home and season opener, it was Dowling Catholic that would walk away with all the laurels. The Maroons took first in every event on the way to a 140-46 dual victory, ...

Iowa leaning on newcomers

IOWA CITY — Coach Kirk Ferentz will go for his record-breaking 144th win at Iowa this weekend. To get it, he will have to rely on a bunch of players making their first significant appearances for the Hawkeyes. Ferentz’s quest to pass Hayden Fry as the program’s winningest coach might ...

Iowa St. managing expectations

For years, one of the challenges for Iowa State ahead of its season opener was trying to overcome low expectations that often turned out to be justified. How will the Cyclones handle being expected to be a handful for once? Iowa State (8-5 in 2017) will open the season Saturday against ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall sweeps away A-P

STATE CENTER — Catherine Sjoblom piled up team-highs of 16 kills, 13 digs and 15-for-15 serving to lead the West Marshall volleyball team past Aplington-Parkersburg on Tuesday night, winning 25-19, 25-18, 25-18. Addi Moore contributed seven kills to the offense and aided the defense with ...

Redhawks roll at home

TRAER — The Class 1A No. 5 North Tama volleyball team took the court at home for the first time this season on Monday, and for the first time since the girls qualified for the state tournament last year. A loud roar greeted the Redhawks when they ran out for their warm-ups for their home ...