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SPORTS SHORTS: Salato’s hat trick helps MCC prevail

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IOWA FALLS — Tony Salato homered three times, Enmanuel Lopez went yard twice, Luis Duran hit a three-run home run and the Marshalltown Community College baseball team defeated Ellsworth CC 16-11 Thursday, snapping an 11-game losing streak for the Tigers. Salato also tripled in his 5-for-5 ...

Meyer says fired Iowa coaches often gay

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DES MOINES — A former University of Iowa athletic administrator said Wednesday that during her tenure she became concerned after noticing that female coaches who were fired were often gay and had become more open about their sexuality. Jane Meyer testified about Iowa coaches as her case ...

Homers help MCC split at Southeastern

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WEST BURLINGTON — The same pitcher the Tigers beat about the diamond in the first game tossed a six-hit shutout in the second as the Marshalltown Community College softball team split with Southeastern CC in Wednesday’s conference twinbill. MCC knocked Hailly Greenough out of the first ...

AGWSR’s Brandt to play in NIACC all-star contest

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MASON CITY — AGWSR’s Maddie Brandt will be playing on the girls’ Blue team during the NIACC prep basketball all-star game on Sunday. Coached by KLMJ’s Joel McCall, Brandt and the Blue team will take on the Gold team, comprised of northern Iowa area preps. The girls’ game will ...

Vest medals as ’Cats dunk Dodgers

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Kassy Vest patted her heart twice, softly, as her ball twirled into the cup on the eighth green Tuesday at Elmwood Country Club. It was a short putt, maybe a foot, if that, and nothing she hadn’t made before. But with blustery conditions, Vest shot a double bogey on Hole 8, and the slight ...

Second-ranked Warriors pull away from MHS, 6-0

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The Bobcats aren’t going to back down from a challenge. Even if that challenge is the best team in the state. The Marshalltown girls’ soccer team didn’t come away with its first win of the season in their home opener on Leonard Cole Field Tuesday evening, but the Bobcats did make Class ...

Gardner’s best time helps MHS score fourth

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CEDAR FALLS — The Marshalltown girls’ track and field team posted a few lifetime bests on its way to a fourth-place finish with 60 team points at the Tiger Invitational on Tuesday. Freshman Kierra Gardner was the leading scorer for the Bobcats with 12 points, as she set a lifetime best ...

Ex-Iowa official’s lawsuit goes to trial

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DES MOINES — A former University of Iowa athletic administrator was an outstanding employee on track to head a college program until she was unfairly transferred and later laid off for discriminatory reasons, her attorney argued Tuesday during opening statements of the trial over her lawsuit ...

Richardson wins both throws for Bobcats at Ankeny

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ANKENY — Maddux Richardson led the Bobcats with 20 points through two individual wins as the Bobcats took eighth with 22 points. Richardson was first in the shot put, throwing 57 feet, 3 1/2 inches and first in the discus with a haul of 146-1 1/2. The boys’ 4x100-meter relay of Braden ...

Tigers endure three-set battles from Bobcat girls

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WEST DES MOINES — The Valley girls’ tennis team had to put in some extra work, but came out victorious against the Marshalltown girls Tuesday in a perfect 11-0 sweep of the Bobcats. Maggie Grimm took Greta Stewart into a third-set super tiebreaker, falling 6-7, 6-3, 10-5 as the teams’ ...

Iowa, ISU renew grid series through 2023

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Iowa and Iowa State announced Tuesday that their annual football series has been extended through 2023, temporarily quelling fears that the matchup could be on the way out. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones tacked two years onto a matchup that’s been contested every season since 1977. The Hawkeyes ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Van Dyk helps Panthers place 5th

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — South Tama County graduate Paige Van Dyk tied for 18th place to help the Northern Iowa women’s golf team take fifth at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Monday at Dalhousie Golf Club. Van Dyk, a two-time Class 3A individual state champion for STC, shot ...

Marathon meet challenges local teams

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STATE CENTER — For a handful of teams, Monday’s 18-hole meet at Lincoln Valley Golf Course was the first — and maybe the only — 18-hole invite they’ll see this regular season. Golfers were challenged as they teed off from the black tees, the farthest back starting point on each ...

12th-ranked Reivers run MCC’s skid to 10-straight

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The Tigers have a lot of questions right now and not enough answers. The Marshalltown Community College baseball team’s losing streak reached 10 games Monday afternoon with a pair of losses in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference doubleheader against NJCAA Division I No. 12 Iowa ...

Vest’s career best helps ’Cats to 5th

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WEST DES MOINES — Kassy Vest shot a career-best 84, placing ninth on a cardback at Willow Creek Golf Course during the Tiger Lamson Invite Monday. The Marshalltown girls’ golf team shot a 369 to finish fifth out of 16 teams. Johnston (331) edged out Waukee (333) for top team honors. ...

No. 10 Newton shuts out Bobcat girls soccer

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NEWTON — An early score was all the Cardinals needed as Class 2A No. 10 Newton defeated the Marshalltown girls’ soccer team 1-0 Monday night. Ryanne Rausch scored in the ninth minute to give Newton the early lead. Victoria Johnson had seven saves as Marshalltown’s (0-2) goalkeeper, and ...

West Marshall girls prevail again

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GILBERT — The West Marshall girls’ track and field team trounced its way to another team victory, winning the Gilbert Girls’ Bengals Relays with 178 points Monday. The Trojans took home three relay wins in the 4x400-meter relay (4 minutes, 13.37 seconds), 4x800 (10:23.16) and the sprint ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Zimmerman aces Legion’s 9th hole

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Using a 5-hybrid, Jackie Zimmerman hit a hole-in-one on the ninth hole of the American Legion Memorial Golf Course Monday morning. Bruce Weir, Allan Knight, Kevin Malloy and Jim Campbell witnessed Zimmerman ace the hole from 116 yards out. Van Dyk tied for 14th at MVC golf CAPE GIRARDEAU, ...

Ranked Reivers take first two in weekend series

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The Marshalltown Community College baseball team dropped a pair of games to NJCAA Division I No. 12 Iowa Western on Sunday afternoon at Shawn Williams Field. The Reivers took the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference twinbill by scores of 5-1 and 11-1. MCC (14-19, 4-6) got on the board ...