AP PHOTO • Europe’s Suzann Pettersen, of Norway, listens as Team Europe captain Annika Sorenstam, left, speaks during a news conference for the Solheim Cup on Wednesday at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines. Pettersen has pulled out of this weekend’s event because of a back injury.

European star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup

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WEST DES MOINES — Suzann Pettersen was hoping to move past the furor she fueled at the 2015 Solheim Cup by helping return the trophy to Europe. The 36-year-old Norwegian star’s balky back won’t let her get that opportunity. Pettersen announced Wednesday that she was pulling out of the ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State running backs David Montgomery, left, and Mike Warren share a laugh during Iowa State’s annual football media day event Aug. 3 in Ames.

Tandem backs

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AMES — Two years ago, Iowa State’s Mike Warren established himself as one of the nation’s most promising young running backs. Late last season, David Montgomery did the same thing. The Cyclones are hoping the pair will give them a successful running game after a 3-9 record last ...

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Bobcats club Urbandale for second-straight win

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GRANGER — The Marshalltown boys’ golf team continued its strong start to the season on Monday when it took down Urbandale on the road at Jester Park Golf Course. Once again, senior Nate Vance was the low man for the Bobcats, shooting a medalist round of 1-over-par 73. Sophomore Cole ...

AP PHOTO • University of Iowa quarterbacks Nathan Stanley, left, and Tyler Wiegers pose for a photo during the Hawkeyes’ media day Aug. 5 in Iowa City.

Up for grabs

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IOWA CITY — The competition for Iowa’s vacant quarterback job will extend into at least next week. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz said Saturday following a public workout at Kinnick Stadium that junior Tyler Wiegers and sophomore Nathan Stanley will continue to split repetitions with the ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Tyler Kluver, a 2013 Marshalltown High School graduate, poses for a photograph during the University of Iowa football team’s annual media day event Aug. 5 in Iowa City. Kluver, the only senior in the special teams unit, is savoring his last season with the Hawkeyes.

Cherishing his last chance

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IOWA CITY — Entering his fifth season at the University of Iowa, former Marshalltown linebacker and current Hawkeyes deep snapper Tyler Kluver is taking time to appreciate the journey of his final year on campus. During last week’s Iowa football media day, Kluver said there isn’t really ...

50th Tiger Days golf outing is Sept. 7

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Marshalltown Community College will be hosting its 50th Annual Tiger Days Golf Outing on Sept. 7 at the American Legion Golf Course, and registration for the event is now open. Participants will begin in a shotgun start formation at noon. Registration cost is $125 per golfer and includes ...

AP PHOTO • San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) throws a pass during the second half of the team’s NFL preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday in Kansas City, Mo.

49ers rookies shine in exhibition opener

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco’s rookie class made a positive first impression. Led by first-round defensive standouts Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster, the 49ers had to be pleased with what they saw from a strong draft class and a few undrafted free agents in a 27-17 exhibition ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Peyton Williams, a 2016 Marshalltown High School graduate, poses for a photograph during the Northern Iowa football team’s annual media day event Aug. 2 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Williams, who played quarterback and linebacker as a Bobcat, was set to make his debut at tight end until an injury forced Williams into surgery this summer.

Patiently waiting

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CEDAR FALLS — Entering his first year as an eligible player for the University of Northern Iowa football program, Marshalltown High School graduate Peyton Williams was set to be a contributor on the Panthers offense at tight end, but a back injury in the last few weeks of summer workouts has ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • MHS senior Nate Vance rolls a putt into the cup on the 10th hole of The Legacy Golf Course in the Bobcats’ win over Dowling Catholic to open up the 2017 season. Vance carded the low round of the day, shooting a 4-under-par 68 for medalist honors on Thursday in Norwalk.

Off and rolling

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NORWALK — Last year, when Marshalltown and Dowling Catholic met up to start the golf season, the Bobcats narrowly edged out a two-stroke victory over the Maroons. This season, MHS repeated its triumph when it teed off at The Legacy Golf Club, but instead of it coming down to the wire the ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • South Tama County graduate Sam Kuhter poses for a photograph during the Northern Iowa football team’s annual media day event at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Kuhter, a senior, is back for his senior year as the Panthers’ starting punter.

Head of the class

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CEDAR FALLS — At the start of his press conference during media day last week, University of Northern Iowa head football coach Mark Farley took some time to talk about the special teams, specifically about senior punter Sam Kuhter. “Sam Kuhter is our punter and our holder on our ...

Wolves need help naming new mascot

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DES MOINES — The Iowa Wolves will conduct a public vote to decide the name of the team’s new mascot for the upcoming basketball season. Fans may choose from four predetermined choices: Howl, Alpha, Timber and Winter. Season ticket holders will receive the first opportunity to vote for ...

Boys’ state swim meet leaving town

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The NCAA deemed the University of Iowa’s new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium worthy of hosting the 2015 Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, and the Iowa High School Athletic Association is swimming with the current. The IHSAA announced on Tuesday its ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Pictured are the returning varsity players for Marshalltown golf from last season. From left, seniors Nate Vance, Tate Carlson, Keygan Hansen, Luke Appel, sophomore Cole Davis and junior JD Pollard. The Bobcats take on Dowling Catholic to start their season on Thursday at The Legacy Golf Club in Norwalk.

Set for success

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While school is still a few weeks away from the official start of classes, Marshalltown athletics is only a few days away from the start of its fall schedule, with Bobcats golf hitting the road for a match against Dowling Catholic on Thursday morning. After a season that saw the Bobcats miss ...

Fired Iowa field hockey coach lands at Duke

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DURHAM, N.C. — Duke says former Iowa field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum has joined the Blue Devils as a volunteer assistant coach. Griesbaum spent 14 seasons coaching the Hawkeyes before being fired weeks before the 2014 season amid claims by former players that she mistreated them, which ...

Creamer added to Solheim Cup roster

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Veteran Paula Creamer will replace injured Jessica Korda on the U.S. team at next week’s Solheim Cup. U.S. captain Juli Inkster announced the move Tuesday after Korda withdrew because of a forearm injury. Korda earned a spot on the team on points. She withdrew from ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Northern Iowa junior linebacker Duncan Ferch poses during the Panther football team’s media day event August 2 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Ferch is fighting for a spot on the starting defense as the Panthers prepare for their Sept. 2 season opener against Iowa State.

Making his mark

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CEDAR FALLS — With college football training camps truly heating up this week, many players are looking to set themselves apart from their competition as one of the best players at their position. Among those looking to solidify their spot in a starting role is West Marshall graduate Duncan ...

Local trio named IHSBCA all-state

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Over the weekend, the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association put together its first and second team all-state squads, and three area players earned spots on the 1A and 2A teams. North Tama graduate Cameron Hoeg earned the only first-team nod for area athletes, appearing as a utility ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Bob Brooks, left, is congratulated by Troy Underhill after Brooks tapped in for par on the 18th green to win the 30th annual Times-Repbulican City Golf Tournament championship on Sunday at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course. It’s the first City title for Brooks, who shot 
67-67—134 for a two-stroke victory. Underhill placed fifth.

Brooks & Won

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Bob Brooks fired a second-straight 67 Sunday at the American Legion Golf Course to win the 30th annual Times-Republican City Golf Tournament by two strokes (134-136) over Marshalltown High School senior Nate Vance, who added an even-par 70 to his 4-under opening round score of 66. Four-time ...

Captains go for youth in Solheim Cup selections

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — U.S. captain Juli Inkster added a pair of rookies to her Solheim Cup team for matches that will see plenty of new faces. Inkster, the captain for the second straight time, added 18-year-old Angel Yin and Austin Ernst to her 10 automatic qualifiers. She passed over ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Troy Underhill putts onto the 12th green at Elmwood Country Club during Saturday’s opening round of the Times-Republican City Golf Tournament. Underhill parred the hole and finished in with a 3-under-par 67 to end within one shot of the leader going into today’s final 18 holes at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course.

Red-number day

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Marshalltown High School senior Nate Vance shot a 4-under par 66 Saturday at Elmwood Country Club to lead the first round of the Times-Republican Marshalltown City Golf Tournament. Vance would have had to share the lead with Bob Brooks, but Brooks signed his scorecard for 67 when his actual ...