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Tigers tripped up at home

On Sunday, the Marshalltown Community College volleyball team was able to go on the road and win a pair of games over Ellsworth Community College and Dakota County Technical College, but in the matches the Tigers lost Alex Wilmore to an injury and that came back to bite them Monday. MCC only ...

Waukee stops Bobcats’ season-long win streak

ANKENY — The rain came and washed the Bobcats’ unbeaten season away. The Marshalltown boys’ golf team came up short for the first time this fall, finishing second to Waukee at Monday’s Valley Classic at Briarwood Golf Club, 293-298. The Bobcats, who had won all five duals and three ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans take 6th at Waukee tourney

WAUKEE — The West Marshall volleyball team faced some tough teams down south on Saturday in the Waukee Tournament, eventually going 1-4 on the day and taking sixth out of the eight teams in attendance. The Trojans (12-6) beat Des Moines Lincoln in three sets, 19-21, 21-10, 17-15, while ...

Tigers net twin wins at NIACC triangular

MASON CITY — The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team won twice at the NIACC triangular on Sunday, beating both Dakota County Technical College and Ellsworth CC in three-set sweeps. The Tigers opened with a win over the DCTC Blue Knights, 25-16, 25-19, 25-21, and finished off ...

Two local holes-in-one last Monday

A pair of Marshalltown golf courses were witness to holes-in-one last Monday. Billy Wilson recorded his ace at Wandering Creek Golf Course, using a sand wedge to sink his shot on the 120-yard seventh hole. His playing partners were Brian Green and Bill Jesina. At the American Legion ...

Late tally lifts Tigers past Tritons

Neither the opponent nor the weather could stop the NJCAA No. 13 Marshalltown Community College mens soccer team from advancing to 5-0 on Saturday afternoon, as the Tigers took down Iowa Central in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference contest that featured quite a bit of drama from ...

MHS girls finish 4th in Bobcat Invite

Marshalltown girls swimming and diving hosted its home invite on Saturday, and the Bobcats came out in fourth place out of the six teams in attendance. Johnston won the meet with a team score of 348, followed by Atlantic in second with a 275.5, Indianola in third with a 206.5, and ...

Benton disrupts plans for Comets, Mustangs

UNION — The absence of a dominant Grinnell program heightened the hopes for BCLUW cross country coach Donna Fiscus and her standout junior Caleb Silver. Benton Community turned out to be the X-factor the Comets hadn’t counted on. The unranked Bobcats dominated both races to claim team ...

Park scores 3 times as Iowa State beats Akron

AKRON, Ohio — With his long hair, full beard and lanky build, Jacob Park looks more like a rock star than a quarterback. He was both on Saturday afternoon. Park passed for 317 yards and two touchdowns, including a 43-yarder to Marchie Murdock, as Iowa State pulled away in the second half ...

Hawkeyes hold off North Texas

IOWA CITY — Iowa survived non-conference play — but it hardly went unscathed. Nate Stanley threw for 197 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Iowa overwhelmed North Texas 31-14 on Saturday. Freshman Ivory Kelly-Martin added 74 yards rushing and two TDs for the Hawkeyes (3-0), who played ...

Southern Utah fends off Northern Iowa late, 24-21

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Patrick Tyler threw for 200 yards and a touchdown and Manny Berz’s 26-yard field goal with 1:50 remaining helped Southern Utah hold off Northern Iowa 24-21 on Saturday night. James Felia’s 20-yard touchdown run with 4:35 left in the third quarter put Southern Utah ...

South Dakota State drubs Bulldogs, 51-10

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Taryn Christion passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and South Dakota State continued to pile up the points with a 51-10 victory over Drake on Saturday night. The Jackrabbits (3-0) have scored in all 12 quarters this season, averaging over 43 points per ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Spartans suffer first loss at Marion

MARION — The Class 2A No. 3 Grundy Center volleyball team found itself on the losing side for the first time this season when it dropped a match to Class 4A No. 12 Marion in the Indians’ home tournament on Saturday. The Spartans (20-1) fell to Marion in two sets in the semifinal round, ...

Bringing it home

Saying the Marshalltown golf team won its home tournament in the Joe August Invitational on Thursday afternoon at the Elmwood Country Club doesn’t really cut it, the Bobcats smoked the rest of the field on their home course. All six varsity participants placed in the top-9 in scoring, with ...

Wahawks pull away from MHS, 56-14

WATERLOO — Waterloo West wasted no time in taking control after it appeared Marshalltown was going to run stride-for-stride with the Wahawks. Cade Dodd threw five touchdown passes in the first half and Waterloo West scored 43 unanswered points to break an early tie en route to a 56-14 ...

BCLUW falls to Central Springs on Homecoming

CONRAD — Things couldn’t have started much better for the BCLUW football team on Friday night in its homecoming match against Central Springs. On the opening drive to start the first quarter, the Comets marched down the field and capped things off with a 30-yard touchdown strike from ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Rebels run roughshod on GMG

GARWIN — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck football extended its current winning streak to 26-straight games with a 46-0 route of GMG on the road Friday night. Hunter Lott had two passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and a fumble return for a touchdown for the Class A No. 2 Rebels, while Josh ...

Iowa State travels to face Akron

AMES — Nothing says more about Iowa State’s current place in the national landscape than the fact that it’s playing a Mid-American Conference team on the road this weekend. It’s a matchup the Cyclones will have to survive if they want to entertain any realistic hopes for a bowl ...

Iowa looking for complete performance

IOWA CITY — Iowa relied on its defense to win its opener, and the Hawkeyes leaned on their offense to survive their first road test. Iowa will look for a complete team effort to close out non-conference play — especially with No. 5 Penn State set to visit Iowa City on Sept. 23 to start ...

Trojans too much for Mustangs

LE GRAND — The only way West Marshall was going to get everyone involved was to pull away from its cross-county rival in Thursday’s NICL West Division match. East Marshall tried to play the part of spoiler, but the Mustangs simply couldn’t match the Trojans at the net. Junior outside ...