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PREP SOFTBALL: Comet duo combines to no-hit South Hardin

CONRAD — Samantha Ubben pitched two perfect innings and Lauren Anderson tossed three hitless frames as the BCLUW softball team tallied its third-straight win, a 10-0, five-inning victory against South Hardin in Thursday’s NICL West Division contest. Ubben struck out all six batters she ...

PREP BASEBALL: West Marshall’s Mead no-hits Spartans in 5 innings

GRUNDY CENTER — West Marshall senior Cody Mead tossed a five-inning no-hitter as the Trojans took down Grundy Center, 10-0, in an NICL West Division game Thursday night. Mead struck out three, walked one, and the West Marshall defense made just one error behind him. The Trojan bats racked ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat golf fundraiser approaching

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 ...

Vest relishes state experience

AMES — It wasn’t the rounds of golf Marshalltown’s Kassy Vest had envisioned for herself at the Class 5A state golf meet at Coldwater Golf Links, but they’re days she can pocket that are full of fuel and experience. The junior Bobcat qualified individually a week ago and carded a 94 ...

Ankeny eliminates MHS girls soccer 8-0

ANKENY — An initial scoring chance for the Marshalltown girls’ soccer team came up empty, and Class 3A No. 14 Ankeny filled it up from there. The Hawks hammered out four quick goals en route to an 8-0 triumph in the semifinals of Region 4 play, ending the Bobcats’ season abruptly. ...

Valley tallies 28 runs to sweep Bobcat baseball

WEST DES MOINES — A night after sweeping Fort Dodge in CIML Iowa Conference play, the Marshalltown baseball team felt the bruises of the other side of the ball in a doubleheader at Valley. The Bobcats (5-3) fell in five innings in both contests: 10-0 in game one and 18-4 in the nightcap on ...

ISU, UNI announce prime-time opener

The first game of the football season for Iowa State and Northern Iowa will be played under the lights. The Cyclones host the Panthers for the third consecutive year, with a kickoff time slated for 7 p.m. at Jack Trice Stadium. It will be the 30th meeting between the two teams, with the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Ubben’s double drives in game-winner

LE GRAND — Samantha Ubben’s go-ahead RBI double in the sixth proved to be as important as ever Wednesday night, as she helped the Comets to a 1-0 win against East Marshall in North Iowa Cedar League play. The Comets (4-2, 1-0 NICL West) were in a rubber match with the Mustangs (3-3, 1-1 ...

Comets content playing catch-up

GRANGER — Lauren Anderson and the rest of the BCLUW girls’ golf team walked off their respective greens confident and composed after the first round of the Class 2A state tournament Tuesday at Jester Park Golf Course. Anderson shot the best round of the season, a 90, to lead the Comets to ...

Vest seeks redemption at 5A state golf meet

AMES — A tougher than normal day on the greens kept Marshalltown’s Kassy Vest from the score in the 80s she wanted, but not out of contention for a better finish in the Class 5A state golf meet at Coldwater Golf Links on Tuesday. Vest shot a 94 after struggling with her putter for most ...

Bobcats start with strike one to sweep Dodgers

FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown baseball team came away with a pivotal, two-game road sweep of Fort Dodge on Tuesday, snagging its first two wins of the conference season. The Bobcats (5-1, 2-0 CIML Iowa) shut out the Dodgers (3-4, 0-2 CIML Iowa) 5-0 in the first contest, and followed it up ...

Redhawks’ Schafer in 15th place at 1A meet

North Tama’s Claire Schafer resides in 15th after shooting a 95 on day one of the Class 1A state golf meet at American Legion Memorial Golf Course. Schafer scored a pair of pars on the front nine, while posting nine more bogeys after the first round Tuesday. West Monona’s Samantha ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs make quick work of Tigers

LE GRAND — The East Marshall softball team kicked off a busy week with a 12-0, three-inning victory against South Hardin in Tuesday’s NICL West Division opener. Mustang hurler Kodie Hoskey struck out five and hit one batter in her run rule-shortened no-hitter. She needed just 37 pitches ...

Energy change name to Iowa Wolves

DES MOINES — The Iowa Energy announced a name change Tuesday to the Iowa Wolves, reflecting Minnesota’s recent purchase of the NBA D-League franchise. The Timberwolves made the announcement at Wells Fargo Arena, the 14,000-seat arena where the franchise has played since its inception in ...

Kirksey signs 4-year, $38M extension

CLEVELAND — When the Browns were sliding toward a winless 2016 season, Christian Kirksey stepped forward. The linebacker boldly predicted a victory, which came a few weeks later. On Tuesday, Cleveland locked up Kirksey for what the club hopes will be better seasons ahead. Kirksey signed ...

Finishing strong

CONRAD — BCLUW head coach David Lee said the Comets needed to come around and wrap up its home Memorial Day tournament the way it did Monday afternoon against Denver. After falling 11-0 to Class 4A Ballard in four innings, and only acquiring two hits, the Comets (3-2) rebounded with a 12-0 ...

Cougars strike first to beat Bobcats

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Bobcats collected seven hits and Jordan Smiley pitched four innings, but it wasn’t enough to rally back and top Cedar Rapids Kennedy in the annual Memorial Day meeting between the two teams Monday. The Cougars (5-1) topped Marshalltown (3-1) 10-5, as they tallied 18 ...

Comets tops in own tourney

BEAMAN — Troy Dolphin ripped a double to the center field fence, knocking in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, and the BCLUW baseball team never looked back in its 10-7 win against North Tama on Monday. The victory comes in the championship game of the Comets’ annual Memorial Day ...

Hawkeyes get 4-seed in Houston region

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa baseball team heads to the Lone Star State to the Houston Regional as a No. 4 seed, it was announced Monday during an NCAA Baseball Tournament Selection Show. The Hawkeyes will face top-seeded Houston on Friday at 7 p.m. at Darryl and Lori Schroeder Park. ...

ISU’s Ieremia ties for 47th at golf nationals

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Iowa State junior golfer Denzel Ieremia posted a fourth-round 81 at the NCAA Championship on Monday at Rich Harvest Farms, ending the tournament in a tie for 47th place with a four-round total of 295 (73-70-71-81). The Hamilton, New Zealand, native prolonged his stay at ...