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Bobcat girls swim team leans on Trowbridges, seniors for leadership

Sisters Sami and Alli Trowbridge are essentially household names when it comes to swimming in Marshalltown. The two twins have been mainstays in the state diving scene for the Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team, and now they enter their senior year with one last chance to bring some ...

Marshalltown volleyball starts life after Mazour

It’s one thing to replace a top offensive player and leader from a previous season. It’s another thing entirely to make up for the production of a girl who had 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career, all while leading her team in kills for the last three seasons. That’s where the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Hole-in-one at Wandering Creek

Art Buchwald scored a hole-in-one at Wandering Creek Golf Course on Monday, acing the par-3 seventh hole as witnessed by Jack Harkness. Iowa Wolves release season’s schedule DES MOINES — The Iowa Wolves of the G League announced its 2018-19 schedule that will feature 24 home games this ...

Freshmen power MCC past Rams

COON RAPIDS, Minn. — Freshmen accounted for four first-half goals and the 19th-ranked Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team scored a 4-0 victory over Anoka-Ramsey CC on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers improved to 2-0 thanks to a pair of 4-0 wins north of the border. MCC stomped ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 5 North Tama off to strong start

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Class 1A No. 5 North Tama volleyball team went 4-1 in its first action of the season, falling only to 3A No. 14 Roland-Story during the Meskwaki Tournament on Saturday. North Tama knocked off 2A No. 12 Belle Plaine among its four wins, beating the Plainsmen 21-17, ...

Queen of the K

ACKLEY — Three is an important number in softball. There are three bases, three parts of the outfield, batters are listed in multiples of three. And, of course, three outs in an inning and three strikes per out. No one in the state of Iowa was better at getting those all-important three ...

Trojans ousted in championship semifinals of home tournament

STATE CENTER — For a second consecutive year, the West Marshall volleyball team reached the championship bracket of its home volleyball tournament. But also for a second-straight year, the Trojans’ day came to an end in the semifinals. After starting 2-0 against Ogden (21-7, 21-10) and ...

Redhawks wallop Warhawks in opener

NEW SHARON — The North Tama football team started its season off in a big way on Friday with a 69-6 drubbing of North Mahaska. Hale Hulme did the most damage for the Redhawks (1-0) with three rushing touchdowns and on passing score. Hulme went for 81 yards rushing on just four carries, and ...

MCC volleyball goes undefeated on opening road trip in the Carolinas

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team finished its first road trip of the season at a perfect 5-0 after defeating Fayetteville Technical Community College in straight sets on Saturday, 25-12, 25-11, 25-13. Marija Ejic led the Tigers (5-0) with eight kills ...

Bobcats put Polar Bears on ice

DES MOINES — Last season the Marshalltown football team didn’t score more than 28 points in any game, and it didn’t have a running back go for over 100 yards in a game. Both of those marks have been hit already for the Bobcats, as they beat Des Moines North in their season opener on ...

Benton blasts past South Tama, 45-13

TAMA — It’s reassuring to know the backup plan has promise, but this wasn’t the way the South Tama County football team wanted to find out. The Trojans’ season started on the wrong side of a 45-13 decision as neighboring Benton Community came away victorious from Friday night’s ...

G-R roughed up by reigning champs

GILBERTVILLE — The simple goal of the Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team is to be better at the end of the season than it was at the beginning of it. After Friday night’s introduction to 8-man football, the Rebels will be able to look back to see just how far they’ve come. In G-R’s ...

Mustangs edged out by E-B-F, 26-12

LE GRAND — The East Marshall football team fought back to within two points after falling behind by two touchdowns, only to see Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont finish off the Mustangs in Friday’s season opener. Trey Moore threw a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes and scored a ...

Comets make miscues, clipped by Colfax-Mingo

COLFAX — The BCLUW football team answered Colfax-Mingo’s first punch with a 75-yard, eight-play drive that tied the game at 6-all in the first quarter. Unfortunately for the Comets, Colfax-Mingo delivered a knockout punch with 21 straight points on its way to a 41-26 home win in the ...

Iowa State suspends 4 freshmen indefinitely

AMES — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell suspended four freshmen indefinitely Friday for what he described as “multiple incidents of poor choices and behavior.” Newcomers Tayvonn Kyle, Jaeveyon Morton, Joseph Scates and Dallas Taylor-Cortez won’t be involved in team activities ...

Newcomer leads Bobcat girls to 5th

Marshalltown freshman Phoebe Hermanson had two firsts on Thursday, her first day of high school and her first varsity cross country meet. Make that three firsts actually, since Hermanson excelled in her first race on the varsity level to pace all Bobcat girls with a solid time of 22 minutes, ...

MHS nets 6th behind Smith’s strong debut

Sometimes an athlete comes in and totally changes a team’s prospects of a season, and Conner Smith might be that kind of athlete for the Marshalltown boys cross country team. Smith led all Bobcat runners the entire way on Thursday in the Marshalltown Early Bird Invitational at the course ...

Lard rejoins Cyclones after wellness center

ANKENY — Forward Cameron Lard is back in Iowa State’s good graces and coach Steve Prohm is hopeful things will stay that way. Prohm said Thursday that Lard, who enrolled at a wellness center in early June instead of joining his teammates for summer workouts, rejoined the Cyclones earlier ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Edens wins first meet of year for GMG

CAMBRIDGE — GMG junior Jackson Edens already has a win under his belt in the young cross country season, as he placed first in the boys race at the Collins-Maxwell Invitaional at Center Grove Orchard. Edens ran a time of 16 minutes, 54 seconds, to beat the second-place finisher by 16 ...

Bobcats start season with confidence against Polar Bears

The long wait for football action is finally at an end as the Marshalltown football team gets its latest campaign underway on Friday night when it travels to take on Des Moines North starting at 7:30 p.m. Bobcat head coach Adam Goodvin said the wait has been excruciating for both the coaches ...