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MHS boys soccer shells Fort Dodge, 10-0

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The Class 3A No. 15 Marshalltown boys soccer team has accomplished a lot during its recent long win streak, but it had yet to beat a team by a 10-0 goal rule and end a game early. That all changed with Fort Dodge came to town on Friday evening, as the Bobcats scored early and often on their ...

Drake debuts for Schaper, Puumala

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DES MOINES — Two girls from Marshall County made their Drake Relays debut on Friday with East Marshall senior Melinda Puumala running in the 100-meter hurdles and West Marshall junior Renae Schaper throwing the shot put. Schaper had the better placing of the two, finishing in 10th with a ...

Tyynismaa says hello, Slaven says goodbye

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DES MOINES — The South Tama County girls track and field team had a rare and special moment at the 110th running of the Drake Relays on Friday. Trojan senior Stacey Slaven competed in the high jump for her fourth and final time during the morning session, while freshman JoJo Tyynismaa made ...

Mason City slips past Bobcats in girls tennis

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MASON CITY — For the first time this spring, the Marshalltown girls tennis team battled in a dual that came down to one match. The Bobcats gained the nail-biting experience, but lost the CIML Iowa Conference dual to Mason City in thrilling fashion, 6-5, on Friday evening. Mason City (5-4, ...

Bears trade up, take ISU’s Montgomery

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. — David Montgomery used to draw inspiration watching highlights of Walter Payton on his grandfather’s VCR, so consider this a moment of sweetness. The Chicago Bears addressed one of their biggest needs with their first pick in the draft, trading up with the New England ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GC/G-R girls netters sweep aside Gaels

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FORT DODGE — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls tennis team recorded its third sweep of the season, taking all nine matches from Fort Dodge St. Edmond on Friday evening. The Spartans (5-1) notched their fifth-straight victory in convincing fashion, winning each match in one set. The ...

South Tama’s Keith Keahna takes 4th in high jump at Drake Relays

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DES MOINES — Through the first three heights of the boys high jump competition at the 110th running of the Drake Relays on Thursday, South Tama County senior Keith Keahna was completely in control. Keahna easily cleared the opening height of 6 foot, 1 inch, on his first attempt, then it was ...

Henson fourth, Bobcats seventh at Linda Bloom Invite

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Blustery winds and spotty rain showers greeted golfers at the start of the Linda Bloom Invite at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course on Thursday morning, but that didn’t stop the Marshalltown girls golf team from having a good day. The Bobcats finished seventh out of 15 teams with a ...

Lions select Hockenson with No. 8 pick

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions ignored some forgettable draft history and took the plunge again to address perhaps their top need. Detroit selected Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson with the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, deciding he was too good to pass up after ...

Denver moves down, selects Iowa tight end Noah Fant

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — John Elway gave Joe Flacco what he wanted Thursday night when the Denver Broncos general manager bypassed a quarterback in the first round of the draft and selected Iowa tight end Noah Fant with the 20th pick. Fant and T.J. Hockenson, selected eighth by the Detroit Lions, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall boys win own invite

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STATE CENTER — The West Marshall boys track and field team won five events and scored second place in six more, winning its Co-Ed Invite on Thursday night. The Trojans tallied 132 points to hold off East Marshall, which finished with 115 in second place in the eight-team meet. West ...

MCC baseball team rallies from 6-0 deficit to beat NIACC, 11-10

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The Marshalltown Community College baseball team was in a deep hole after the first inning and a half against NIACC in their nine-inning game on Wednesday at Shawn Williams Field. The Trojans scored six runs to start off the game, one in the top of the first and five in the top of the second, ...

2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Talk about a culture change. Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams. On Thursday night, two might go very high — and they come from the same school. T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant of Iowa are projected to go early, and it’s not ...

Iowa looking for line to open more holes in ’19

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IOWA CITY — Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz believes that the Hawkeyes’ blockers — and not necessarily their running backs — will need to improve next fall for the program to rediscover the running game. The Hawkeyes, long known as a team that likes to soften up opponents on ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GC/G-R girls slam Bulldogs in one half

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REINBECK — The Class 1A No. 9 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls soccer team continued its strong start to the season with its biggest win of the year on Tuesday, a 14-0 decision over Hampton-Dumont/CAL in 40 minutes. Maddie McMartin scored four goals for the Rebels (6-0) on eight ...

Marshalltown girls tennis team rebounds with 8-3 win over Ankeny

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The first time the Marshalltown girls tennis team lost this season, it immediately went on a five-meet winning streak before suffering its second loss of the year to West Des Moines Valley last Thursday. On Tuesday the Bobcats had a chance to show their ability to rebound again, and they did ...

MHS girls soccer blanked by Rams in home opener

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After an 0-4 start to the year, the Marshalltown girls soccer team finally hosted its home opener on Tuesday by welcoming in CIML Iowa Conference opponent Southeast Polk, but it didn’t take long for the Rams to spoil the party. Southeast Polk sophomore Elaina DeAngelo wasted no time ...

MHS boys soccer beats Rams for sixth straight

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PLEASANT HILL — The Class 3A No. 15 Marshalltown boys soccer team took its winning streak on the road on Tuesday and handed Southeast Polk a 3-0 CIML Iowa Conference loss. The win was the sixth straight for the streaking Bobcats (6-1, 1-0) and it came off the foot of three different ...

Bobcat boys tennis takes care of host Ankeny, 9-2

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ANKENY — With a lineup chock-full of interchangeable parts, the Marshalltown boys tennis team is running like a finely tuned machine regardless of how the pieces fit together. The Bobcats ran their win streak to six-straight duals with a 9-2 triumph over host Ankeny on Tuesday night, ...

Henson medals again in narrow Marshalltown loss

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PLEASANT HILL — Marshalltown freshman Amber Henson made her way to the front of the pack for the second night in a row, but the Bobcat girls golf team was narrowly defeated by host Southeast Polk in a CIML Iowa Conference dual. The Rams used a balanced attack to take down the Bobcats, ...