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T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Ciara Feldman (7) tips the ball over the net towards Johnston’s Maddie Mock during the Bobcats’ three-set sweep of the Dragons on Thursday.

Finish with a bang

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In its final home game of the season on Thursday night, the Marshalltown volleyball team got the job done against CIML Iowa Conference foe Johnston in three very different ways to earn a 3-0 sweep victory. To open the game, the Bobcats (18-10, 4-2) and Dragons (12-16, 2-2) fought to a ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown sophomore Mia Barajas finishes out the final leg of the CIML Iowa Conference meet at the Marshalltown Community College course on Thursday.

Conference field gets away from Bobcats

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The Marshalltown cross country teams faced arguably their toughest challenge of the season on Thursday night in the CIML Iowa Conference meet at the Marshalltown Community College course, though it was also their smallest pool of competition. Two of the best cross country teams in the state ...

Mustangs down Wolverines in three

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GARWIN — The East Marshall volleyball team snapped a five-game losing streak on Thursday night with a three-set win on the road over GMG, 25-8, 25-21, 25-16. The Mustangs (7-19) were led by Juliana Arifi on offense with 15 kills, while Brittany Anderson had 17 digs defensively. McKenzie ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown Community College midfielder Rafael Vacas (24) waits with open arms as Evandro Resende rushes in to congratulate him after Vacas scored the game-tying goal against Indian Hills on Wednesday. The No. 14 Tigers went on to hand the No. 5 Warriors their first ICCAC loss of the season in a 2-1 decision.

Upset special

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Wednesday’s matchup between the NJCAA No. 14 Marshalltown Community College and No. 5 Indian Hills Community College soccer teams was as tight as one would expect a game between two of the best teams in the ICCAC. The two squads duked it out in the first half, both fighting to gain any ...

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Bobcat gridders prepare for Southeast Polk on short week

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The Marshalltown football team was presented with a unique obstacle heading into its matchup with Class 4A Division 4 rival Southeast Polk on Friday. Due to the game against Fort Dodge being postponed to Saturday last weekend, the Bobcats are on a shorter week than they are used to. Add on a ...

Medved hoping to reverse losing ways at Drake

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DES MOINES — Niko Medved knew all about the recent sad history of Drake basketball — the losing, the struggle to stay competitive in the Missouri Valley Conference, the general apathy surrounding the program. But he took the head coaching job anyway and now, a week into his first ...

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ISU’s Carleton named all-Big 12 honorable mention

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IRVING, Texas — Iowa State women’s basketball junior Bridget Carleton was named preseason all-Big 12 honorable mention by the Big 12 Conference coaches on Wednesday. This is the first preseason honorable mention for Carleton, who is one of four returning unanimous All-Big 12 first-team ...

SPORTS SHORTS: AGWSR loses to ranked Cadets in 4

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ACKLEY — The AGWSR volleyball team lost a non-conference match to Class 3A No. 12 Iowa Falls-Alden on Tuesday in four sets, 25-9, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18. The Cougars (7-18) were led offensively by Taylor Sperfslage with 12 kills, followed by Makenna Kuper with eight and Taryan Barrick and ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Grundy Center’s Kylie Willis (9) and Hailey Wallis (12) block a shot from South Hardin’s Chloe Edgerton (8) during the Spartans’ 3-0 sweep of the Tigers on Tuesday. With the win, Grundy Center clinched its ninth-straight NICL West Division championship.

Almost a decade of dominance

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GRUNDY CENTER — Last time the Class 2A No. 3 Grundy Center volleyball team didn’t win the NICL West Division regular season championship, George W. Bush was President of the United States. The Spartans wrapped up their ninth-straight NICL West crown on Tuesday in their final home match, ...

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Fort Dodge tops ’Cats in Senior Night swim meet

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Senior sprinter Zoe Beals played a part in two of Marshalltown’s three event victories in her final home dual meet as the Bobcats fell to Fort Dodge 116-70 during Tuesday’s Senior Night event at MHS. Beals claimed Marshalltown’s lone individual swimming win, clocking in at 25.62 seconds ...

11th-ranked Dowling downs Bobcats in 3

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WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown volleyball team was unable to mount much of a challenge for Class 5A No. 11 Dowling Catholic, falling in straight sets to the CIML Iowa Conference-leading Maroons on Tuesday night. The Bobcats (17-11, 2-2) were held to a negative hitting efficiency for the ...

Barta on leave to battle prostate cancer

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IOWA CITY — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is taking an extended medical leave to fight prostate cancer. The school announced Tuesday that Barta is set to undergo surgery and he intends to return to “as soon as his health and recovery allow.” Deputy athletic director Barbara Burke ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC hosts Basketball Kickoff Night

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College basketball season is right around the corner, and to celebrate Marshalltown Community College is hosting its first-ever Basketball Kickoff Night. Next Tuesday, the Tiger men’s and women’s teams will welcome in community members for a night of fun. The men’s team will have a ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • West Marshall running back Alex Dickey powers through a tackle by South Hardin’s Tyler Briggs during the Trojans’ 48-0 shellacking of the Tigers in State Center on Monday night.

Trojans trample Tigers on Senior Night

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STATE CENTER — At halftime, the West Marshall football team owned a 32-0 lead over South Hardin on Monday night in a Class 2A District 3 game rescheduled from Friday due to bad weather. The lofty lead was thanks in large part to three Tigers turnovers in the second quarter, but it wasn’t ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • North Tama’s Tyler Morrison (11) runs out of the tackle attempt by Grand View Christian defender Colin Muir (7) during the first quarter of Monday’s Class A District 5 football game in Traer. Morrison ran for three touchdowns in North Tama’s 33-20 win.

Redhawks strike down Thunder

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TRAER — Lightning forced the postponement of North Tama’s Homecoming football game from Friday night, but the Redhawks never let the Thunder get rolling. North Tama resisted Grand View Christian’s one-dimensional offense and made enough plays of its own to capture a 33-20 victory in ...

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Iowa State uncertain at QB between Kempt, Park

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AMES — Iowa State senior quarterback Kyle Kempt’s first career start produced the biggest upset in school history. Kempt might not be headed back to the bench anytime soon. Kempt and junior Jacob Park, who had started the previous four games before missing last week’s stunning 38-31 ...

MCC soccer blanks third-straight opponent

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WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — After not shutting an opponent out for its first eight games of the season, the NJCAA No. 13 Marshalltown Community College soccer teams has now held its last three foes scoreless with a 2-0 victory over Century College on Sunday. The Tigers (10-1) took an early ...

Lanning, Kempt earn Big 12 weekly honors

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AMES — The Big 12 Conference announced that Iowa State senior linebacker Joel Lanning and quarterback Kyle Kempt were named the Big 12 Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week respectively. Lanning was pivotal in the Cyclone’s 38-31 upset win over then-No. 3 Oklahoma in Norman on ...

PREP FOOTBALL: AGWSR blanks Clarksville, 38-0

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ACKLEY — The AGWSR football team won a 8-man District 2 football game over Clarksville on Friday 38-0 at home. The Cougars (4-3, 2-2) did mot of their damage on the ground, with Alec Stahl leading the way with 64 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown. Liam Stubbe also had a score for AGWSR, ...

MHS state champ golf team to be honored

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Marshalltown High School is holding a special assembly today at 10 a.m. at the Roundhouse to honor the Bobcat boys’ golf team, which won the Class 4A state tournament on Friday and Saturday at Elmwood Country Club. The event is open to the public. The Bobcats won by 16 strokes and also ...