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Redhawks handle Collins-Maxwell in 3

TRAER — Thursday saw a big-time early matchup in the Iowa Star Conference South Division, as Class 1A North Tama hosted one-loss Collins-Maxwell in a match to determine the early frontrunner of the division. The Redhawks would prove to be that frontrunner, as North Tama swept the Spartans ...

Jazz sign Mitrou-Long to training camp roster

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz have signed guard Nazareth Mitrou-Long to the training camp roster. The undrafted free agent averaged 15.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists at Iowa State. The 6-foot-4, 218-pounder was named All-Big-12 second-team and knocked down a team-high 98 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat girls wins quad at Grinnell

GRINNELL — The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving squad took down three other teams Thursday at the Grinnell Quad, winning with an overall team score of 388. The Bobcats finished more than 100 points higher than Grinnell in second, who had a 276, while Vinton-Shellsburg-Union had a 248 ...

Tritons turn tables on MCC

When the Marshalltown Community College volleyball team stepped out to face the NJCAA Division II No. 14 Iowa Central Tritons on Wednesday night, the Tigers were both out-sized physically and in size of the team. Despite those odds, MCC played a tough and gritty match, though it did ...

Bobcats try to shake off close loss, travel to Waterloo West

Last Friday, the Marshalltown football team suffered an agonizing three-point defeat at the hands of Waterloo East in a game that featured a litany of errors by the Bobcats (1-2) that could have swung the momentum in their favor. Looking towards the team’s upcoming road matchup with ...

Kluver hoists one last Cy-Hawk

AMES — As players, coaches and even some fans flooded midfield, University of Iowa senior long snapper Tyler Kluver looked around for someone to join him near the 25-yard-line. He couldn’t wait to get his hands on the Cy-Hawk Trophy one last time. Kluver, a 2013 Marshalltown High School ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Grundy Center defeats Cougars in three

GRUNDY CENTER — The Class 2A No. 3 Grundy Center volleyball team continued its undefeated start to the season with a three-set win over Sumner-Fredericksburg on Tuesday, 25-17, 25-11, 25-15. Brooke Flater and Kylie Willis combined to lead the Spartans offensively with nine kills each, while ...

It’s a breeze

Home court advantage is something the Class 5A No. 15 Marshalltown volleyball team has benefitted from all season heading into Tuesday’s matchup with Fort Dodge, and that advantage didn’t disappear as the Bobcats rolled to yet another three-set sweep at home, taking down the Dodgers, 25-12, ...

Iowa’s passing game takes step forward

IOWA CITY — It’s difficult to overstate just how inept Iowa’s passing game had become by the end of last season. Last weekend’s win at Iowa State showed that the Hawkeyes (2-0) might finally be dangerous through the air again. Sophomore Nate Stanley leads the Big Ten in passing ...

Schupbach named track coach at Urbandale

URBANDALE — Former North Tama High School standout Brooke (Dinsdale) Schupbach has been named the new head coach of the Urbandale girls’ track team. Schupbach, who was a part of three Class 1A state champion teams as a prep at North Tama, moves up from her previous post as one of the ...

Gruening, Pedersen pace ’Cats at Valley Invite

WEST DES MOINES — Marshalltown cross country traveled down to compete in the Tom Karpan Invite on Tuesday afternoon, with the Bobcat girls taking eighth as a team in their race and the MHS boys finishing 10th. Mary Kate Gruening was the high-finisher on the day for the girls, taking 38th ...

MHS girls sunk by Dowling

WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team opened up CIML Iowa Conference competition on Tuesday with a 146-39 loss to Dowling Catholic. Junior diver Ali Trowbridge was the only event winner on the night, taking first in the diving with a total score of 242.55. Her ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC men’s soccer beats Hawkeye 5-1

WATERLOO — The NJCAA Division I No. 13 Marshalltown Community College soccer team earned a road win on Tuesday, traveling to take down the RedTails from Hawkeye Community College 5-1. Five different Tigers scored in the match, with Evandro Resende starting things off early with his goal ...

Big Ten will increase Week 1 conference games in 2020, ‘21

The Big Ten will increase its number of conference football games in the opening weeks of the season in 2020 and 2021. There also is a change in rivalry week in schedules announced Tuesday. Iowa will meet Wisconsin and Nebraska will play Minnesota the last week of the regular season in 2020 ...

Still unbeaten

AMES — The 2016 fall golf season ended at Veenker Memorial Golf Course for the Marshalltown boys’ golf team, so a one-stroke tournament victory in the Bobcats’ return trip to the same venue nearly 11 months later made head coach Lucas Johnson’s day. The Bobcats shot a 301 team total ...

Tenth-ranked Mustangs lead locals

TOLEDO — Summer weather made a comeback on Monday evening as eight area cross country teams gathered at the Otter Creek Lake Park for the South Tama County Invitational. On the boys end of the meet, Class 3A No. 4 Grinnell took home the top three finishing spots but there was a tight race ...

Montgomery off to big start

AMES — Iowa State appears to finally have the kind of potent offense it will need to compete in Big 12 play. Sophomore running back David Montgomery is a big reason why. Montgomery has emerged as a star for the Cyclones, rushing for 194 yards and three touchdowns in two games, averaging ...

Gimbel earns NSIC’s top offensive weekly honor

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Southwest Minnesota State University senior quarterback Blake Gimbel was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career after the Mustangs’ 51-35 win Thursday night at MSU-Moorhead. Gimbel, a 2013 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Glenn dominates Tucker in UFC 215

EDMONTON — Marshalltown’s own Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn improved his professional MMA record to 20-4 on Saturday in an undercard in the UFC 215 event, as Glenn rolled to a unanimous decision over Gavin Tucker in their featherweight match, 30-25, 30-24, 29-27. Glenn landed 184 ...

Johnson injured in Cardinals’ Week 1 loss

DETROIT — David Johnson had a lot of eyes — and bodies — on him every time he touched the ball against the Detroit Lions. Coming off a spectacular season, Arizona’s star running back was stunted and knocked out of the game with a wrist injury in a 35-23 loss Sunday. Johnson led the ...