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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 ...

MCC volleyball starts with a win

SANFORD, N.C. — The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team won its first match of the year on Wednesday with a straight-set victory over Central Carolina Community College, 25-7, 25-10, 25-7. Marija Eqic led the way offensively for the Tigers (1-0) with 10 kills, while Jelena Dukic ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Zimmerman wins Legion Ladies crown

Jackie Zimmerman won the scratch division of the Legion Ladies Club Championship at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course with a two-day total of 159. LeeAnn Ainley took second with a 174, while Paula Weaver finished third with a 178. Meg Sponseller took first in the second flight of ...

Bolstered numbers breeds confidence for Bobcat boys

Last season the Marshalltown boys cross country team had a pool of 14 athletes to choose from. This year, head coach Chad Pietig has a much larger group of athletes competing on the course, as the Bobcats are 28 strong heading into the 2018 season. Pietig said having those kinds of ...

Continuity brings expectations for MHS girls cross country

Nearly all of the significant contributors from last season are back for the Marshalltown girls cross country team, and second year head coach Stacy O’Hare said she is excited about what that means for her program. “Watching the kids last year and knowing that we didn’t lose a lot, we ...

All in on IKM

IOWA CITY — Sophomore Ivory Kelly-Martin will likely start the season as the Iowa football team’s top running back, according to offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz. The move could be categorized as a mild surprise given that fellow sophomore Toren Young was listed ahead of Kelly-Martin ...

Fant named preseason All-American by the AP

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant has been named to the first team on the Associated Press preseason All-America team. Fant led all FBS tight ends in 2017 with an average of 16.5 yards per catch and 11 touchdown receptions. Fant also ranked second for the Hawkeyes ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs fall to ranked Plainsmen

BELLE PLAINE — The East Marshall volleyball team lost its opener to Class 2A No. 12 Belle Plaine on Tuesday in three sets, 25-20, 25-18, 25-18. Juliana Arifi had 18 of 28 kills for the Mustangs (0-1), while Maria Rasmusson had 12 assists and Karissa Young nine. Quin Damman led the way ...