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Henze powers Bobcats to fifth

Malory Henze stood in the power stance and heaved the discus down field. It wasn’t a practice throw, though. No, her toss of 108 feet, 8 1/2 inches was the best throw — by more than three and a half feet — and it did the trick, winning her the discus title at the Bobcat Invitational on ...

Bobcats make their move on the back 9

AMES — The Marshalltown girls’ golf team played 22 strokes better on the back nine and climbed to a fourth-place finish at the Turk Bowman Invite on Monday afternoon at Veenker Memorial Golf Course. Bobcat senior Emily Vest led the comeback, shooting a career-best 48-47—95 to medal as ...

Iowa AD says complaints led to coach’s firing

DES MOINES — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Monday that three rounds of complaints from parents and field hockey players prompted an investigation into the program that ultimately led to the firing of coach Tracey Griesbaum in 2014. Griesbaum’s termination is a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Hilleman sets new 200-meter mark

MONROE — Allison Hilleman had one of the brightest individual titles Monday as she set a new West Marshall school record in the 200-meter dash, running it in 25.83 to help the Trojans to their seventh team win out of eight meets, scoring 188 points. Hilleman was also first in the 100 ...

Taylor throws a no-no

Paige Taylor wasn’t aware of the feat she just accomplished. Even in the moments after finding out the Marshalltown Community College softball sophomore pitcher threw a no-hitter in game one of a doubleheader against Iowa Western Community College Sunday afternoon, Taylor was quick to divert ...

Duran’s big day not enough

Luis Duran paused a few feet before crossing home plate, kissed both his fists, removed his helmet and clanked it together with his teammates’ in celebration of the home run he just hit, before embracing one more time with teammate Jake Brumbaugh. And he did this for each of the three homers ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Youth boys basketball camp in June

There will be a boys’ youth basketball camp at the Roundhouse, June 6-9 for boys entering grades 4-12 in 2017-18. Grades 9-12 will work out from 9-11 a.m., while the fourth- through eighth-graders will go from 12:30-3 p.m. MHS boys’ head coach Scott Smith will be the camp director with ...

Seniors spur Spartans to invite title

GRUNDY CENTER — Jesper Holke-Farnam made an example out of himself. The Grundy Center senior wants to leave the Spartan boys’ golf program with its strong tradition intact, and he used his struggles on the sixth hole on his home course to talk about what it’s going to take for that to ...

Bolden’s vision for Drake Relays materializes with Olympic field

The Drake Relays have become a staple in a lot of Iowan’s lives. The spring classic gathers fans and athletes alike every year in late April to showcase some of the best prep, collegiate and professional talent. And with a new visionary at the helm, Drake Relays director Blake Boldon will ...

From sweep to split

The shadows grew longer as time ticked away on the chance for the Tigers’ first two-game sweep since April 1. But the latter match didn’t fall Marshalltown Community College’s way, as the Tiger baseball team split the afternoon with Southwestern Community College taking game one 8-6, but ...

Southeast Polk pitches ’Cats a shutout

From the start of the spring, Marshalltown boys’ soccer head coach Chris Fuchsen said the 2017 campaign would be a season of development. With that, growing and learning pains were going to present themselves as the season wore on. It would be the Bobcats’ work rate and quality in execution ...

Iowa QB situation still unsettled

IOWA CITY — Iowa opened spring practice hoping that quarterback Nathan Stanley would seize the starting job. The Hawkeyes will open fall camp hoping for the same thing. Stanley and Tyler Wiegers failed to clarify Iowa’s vacancy during spring workouts, which concluded Friday night with a ...

Barta details damaged relationship with Meyer

DES MOINES — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta testified Friday that his relationship with a former top administrator deteriorated after Barta informed her that after a reorganization of the athletic department, she no longer would be his second-in-command. Testifying in a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Southeast Polk shuts out Bobcat girls

PLEASANT HILL — The Marshalltown girls’ soccer team fell to Southeast Polk 2-0 Friday night. The Rams (2-2) scored off a free kick just outside the goalbox in the first half, and a turnover by the Bobcats (0-4) off a goal kick resulted in the other SEP goal. Victoria Johnson had nine ...

Cyclones add Virginia transfer Shayok

AMES — The Iowa State men’s basketball team has added Virginia transfer Marial Shayok, head coach Steve Prohm announced Friday. Shayok, a 6-foot-5 guard out of Ottawa, Ontario, will have one season of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2017-18 season per NCAA transfer ...

From Royal blue to Red Raider

Colo-NESCO senior Angela Brinkman signed her National Letter of Intent to run track at Northwestern College, an NAIA school in Orange City, next year. Brinkman has been a part of the Royals’ state-qualifying shuttle hurdle relay team the last two years, and is the reigning three-time Iowa ...

Knaack-out: No. 3 Rebels top Decorah

REINBECK — Bryce Schick had eight saves for the Class 1A No. 3 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys. Avery Dugger had six for Decorah. When the final horn sounded, Dugger would be wishing he had two more to tie. Erik Knaack found the back of the net twice, once in each half, to help the ...

Newton notches overtime goal to topple Bobcats

The Bobcats had their opportunities early on, but the Marshalltown boys’ soccer team couldn’t put the Cardinals away Thursday night at Leonard Cole Field. Justin Fischer sent a cross-pass from the left side to Joseph Stammeyer on the right side, and Stammeyer fired a shot that hit inside ...

New school record for Richardson

NEWTON — Maddux Richardson continued to impress spectators and athletes alike as he threw a new Marshalltown High School record in the shot put at 60 feet, 4 inches Thursday at the Newton Cardinal Co-Ed Invite. The old record was set by Derrick Barker at 58-9 1/2 in 1976, making Richardson ...

Bobcat linksters score 3rd at Hawkette Invite

ANKENY — Blustery conditions did their best to deter golfers at Otter Creek Golf Course on Thursday, but the strong prevailed as Ankeny Centennial won the Ankeny Hawkette Invite with a 361. The Marshalltown girls’ golf team took third with a 389, led by Kassy Vest. The junior golfer shot ...