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Bobcat duo ties for 11th at co-ed state golf

The Marshalltown tandem of Kassy Vest and JD Pollard combined for a round of 80 in finishing one stroke shy of a medal at the Co-Ed State Golf Tournament on Tuesday at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames. Vest, a junior, and Pollard, a sophomore, tied for 11th place in the Class 2A meet, which saw ...

BCLUW tops fourth-rated CMB softball

CONRAD — Leah Yantis connected on her fourth home run of the season to help spark the BCLUW softball team’s comeback victory against Class 2A No. 4 Collins-Maxwell/Baxter, 4-3, on Tuesday night. The Comets (9-4) fell behind 3-0 after Mikayla Eslinger’s three-run home run in the top of ...

Randall throws 1-hit shutout vs. No. 6 Carlisle

STATE CENTER — West Marshall senior Ross Randall tossed a one-hit shutout to help the Trojans turn away Class 3A No. 6 Carlisle 1-0 in Tuesday’s non-conference thriller. Randall struck out eight, walked one and improved to 3-0 with his 95-pitch performance. West Marshall (7-2) notched ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustang softball roughs up Gilbert

LE GRAND — Maria Rasmusson spun a five-hitter and the East Marshall softball team secured its first three-game win streak of the season by beating Gilbert 15-5 in five innings in Tuesday’s non-conference pairing. Rasmusson struck out two and walked two for the win. The Mustangs (7-5) also ...

Rebels clubbed by Cubs

NEVADA — The opponent demanded more of the Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ soccer team than the Rebels had to give. In order to defeat fifth-ranked Nevada, the Rebels needed to able to bridge the gap between a rock-solid defense and its transition offense, but the host Cubs made ...

Bobcats take two from host Mohawks

MASON CITY — Wyatt Himes drove in the only run in the first game and scored the go-ahead run in the second, helping the Marshalltown baseball team sweep Mason City by scores of 1-0 and 5-3 on Monday night in CIML Iowa Conference play. The Bobcats (7-5, 4-0) got a three-hit shutout in the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets topple No. 12 Cougars, 3-1

ACKLEY — Samantha Ubben surrendered only one hit and the BCLUW softball team improved to 3-0 in NICL West Division play with a 3-1 victory against Class 1A No. 12 AGWSR here Monday night. Ubben struck out eight, walked one and allowed only one Cougar hit. It was an Anna Jaspers home run, ...

Houston defeats Iowa to reach regional final

HOUSTON — Connor Wong hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning and Houston advanced to the final round of its home Houston Regional with a 7-5 victory over Iowa in a rain-delayed elimination game late Sunday night. Wong’s leadoff homer was followed by a two-out RBI double from Grayson ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall softball remains perfect

GILBERT — Kallie Malloy tossed a three-hit shutout in the first win and 6 1/3 innings of one-hit relief in the nightcap as the West Marshall softball team remained unbeaten with a pair of wins Saturday at the Gilbert Tournament. The Trojans improved to 8-0 with wins of 7-0 against Gilbert ...

Goodvin in as Bobcat football coach

Marshalltown High School has announced that Adam Goodvin is the Bobcats’ next head varsity football coach. Goodvin moves up from an assistant coach role with the team. He is also a special education teacher at MHS. Goodvin, an Ottumwa native, played football at Upper Iowa University and ...

Lisbon knocks out North Tama in title game

GLADBROOK — The Redhawks had the resiliency to respond to all challenges to start the season, winning their first seven games in a span of nine days. After three losses in four games since, the North Tama softball team is searching for the answers. The Redhawks hammered tournament-host ...

Texas A&M tops Iowa, reaches regional final

HOUSTON — Cole Bedford hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning, Corbin Martin struck out nine in seven innings and Texas A&M advanced to the final round of the Houston Regional with a 3-2 win over Iowa on Saturday night. Kaylor Chaffin retired Chris Whelan on a game-ending popup with ...

Comets fall twice at Ballard tourney

HUXLEY — The BCLUW softball team bowed twice to opponents at the Ballard Tournament on Saturday, splitting their weekend trip with losses to the host Bombers as well as Class 4A No. 11 Boone. Ballard beat the Comets 10-0 in five innings in BCLUW’s first game on Saturday, scoring in each ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...