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SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs stun fourth-ranked AGWSR

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ACKLEY — The East Marshall softball team handed Class 1A No. 4 AGWSR its second consecutive NICL West Division defeat, shutting out the Cougars 3-0 on Thursday night. Kodie Hoskey tossed a five-hit shutout for East Marshall (12-11, 6-4), striking out six and walking none. Hoskey also had an ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Marshalltown junior pitcher McKaylee Dawson, left, is congratulated by assistant coach Taylor Wagner after the Bobcats defeated Mason City 3-2 in the opening game of Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader at the MHS diamond.

MHS makes up for near-miss

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The first win of the season escaped the Bobcats when Mason City rallied for three runs in its last at-bat in a CIML Iowa Conference sweep of the Marshalltown softball team back on June 5. On Wednesday night, MHS took the lead in both games and McKaylee Dawson made them stick. The junior ...

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE • Marshalltown’s Wyatt Himes (20) is safe stealing second base in front of the throw intended for Mason City’s Josh VandenBerg (15) during the fourth inning of Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference nightcap at the MHS diamond.

Bobcats bounce back to split with Mohawks

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The pitching provided a pair of chances for the Marshalltown baseball team, but the Bobcat bats could only deliver one of them. MHS split with visiting Mason City in Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader, falling 4-0 in the opener before capturing a 3-2 triumph in the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: BCLUW tops AGWSR in league thriller

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CONRAD — The Comets kept pace while the Cougars must now chase. The Class 2A No. 15 BCLUW softball team scored twice in the bottom of the fourth inning and withstood the late comeback attempt by 1A No. 5 AGWSR, and the Comets prevailed 2-1 to remain in a tie with 3A No. 10 West Marshall ...

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Ex-Tiger Clyburn signs with CSKA Moscow

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MOSCOW — Recent EuroLeague champion CSKA Moscow has added to its roster in hopes of getting back to the top, signing 6-foot-7 forward Will Clyburn on Tuesday to a two-year deal. The Detroit, Mich., native who starred at Marshalltown Community College from 2008-2010, joins a CSKA Moscow club ...

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Valiño Ramos signs with Iowa women’s basketball

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IOWA CITY — Paula Valiño Ramos has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at the University of Iowa, head coach Lisa Bluder announced Tuesday. “We are excited to have Paula join our team in August,” said Bluder. “Paula comes from Spain and will bring us depth in the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Errors costly as Trojans fall to Nevada

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STATE CENTER — The West Marshall baseball team allowed four unearned runs, and that was enough for Nevada to knock off the Trojans 4-3 in Tuesday’s non-conference contest. The visiting Cubs (8-6) scored twice in the top of the first and two more times in the seventh. West Marshall (17-5) ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Marshalltown catcher Erica Johnson, left, makes the tag on a Fort Dodge baserunner during the fifth inning of the opening game of Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference softball doubleheader against the Dodgers. Fort Dodge swept the conference twinbill, winning 15-8 and 10-4.

MHS bats can’t match Fort Dodge

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Monday’s doubleheader marked the most runs the Marshalltown softball team had accrued in a CIML Iowa Conference twinbill this season, and yet the Bobcats still couldn’t get a game. Marshalltown’s bats put forth 12 runs of offense, but the Bobcats’ fell twice to previously ranked Fort ...

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE • Marshalltown’s Tate Kuehner (11) slides safely across home plate as the game-winning run behind Fort Dodge catcher Shane Halligan during the bottom of the seventh inning of the nightcap in Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference baseball doubleheader at MHS. The Bobcats won 7-6.

’Cats stand back up, walk off

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Six runs was more than the Bobcats had scored in a game since May, and it was 19 too few. Turns out seven was Marshalltown’s magic number. Nate Vance drove in Tate Kuehner with a bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Bobcat baseball team to a 7-6 victory over Fort Dodge in ...

AP FILE PHOTO • Juli Inkster, team captain of the 
United States, smiles during the Solheim Cup on Sept. 18, 2015, 
in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany. The Des Moines Golf and Country Club held media day on Monday for the Solheim Cup, a three-day, biennial tournament between American and European women’s golfers.

Des Moines Golf and Country Club readies for Solheim Cup

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WEST DES MOINES — LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan described the crowds for the upcoming Solheim Cup as something that might be found at a football game mixed with a soccer match and a mixed martial arts bout. Des Moines will settle for it being one of the biggest golf tournaments the city ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets chase away South Hardin 14-0

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ELDORA — Samantha Ubben struck out nine over four innings of one-hit softball and drove in a pair of runs to lead Class 2A No. 15 BCLUW past South Hardin, 14-0 in five innings, in Monday’s NICL West Division contest. Kiera Anderson accounted for the only hit for South Hardin (3-17, 2-7), ...

Malloy shines in two Trojan victories

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STATE CENTER — The Class 3A No. 10 West Marshall softball team suffered its second loss in three days, falling 13-1 in five innings to 4A No. 1 Benton Community in Saturday’s Rose Festival Tournament championship game. The Trojans (19-2) defeated Grand View Chrstian 8-3 and Greene County ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • West Marshall’s Cameron Bannister, right, slides safely into second base behind PCM’s Noah Henkenius with a stolen base during the third inning of Saturday’s title game at the Rose Festival Tournament in State Center. PCM defeated the host Trojans 3-2 to claim its first Rose Festival Tournament crown since 2013.

PCM tracks down Trojans in title game

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STATE CENTER — And on the seventh day, the Trojans rested. The West Marshall baseball team rounded out an eight-game week with a pair of nailbiters at its annual Rose Festival Tournament, falling 3-2 to PCM in Saturday’s championship game rematch. The Trojans and the Mustangs met in the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojan softball 2nd in Rose Festival

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STATE CENTER — The Class 3A No. 10 West Marshall softball team went 2-1 at its own Rose Festival Tournament on Saturday, suffering only a championship game defeat to 4A’s top-ranked Benton Bobcats. The Trojans (19-2) defeated Grand View Christian 8-3 in the first game of the day, then ...

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE • Marshalltown pitcher Tate Kuehner (11) gives chase as third baseman Sam Irwin (23) makes a sliding catch at the base of North Polk’s dugout during the fourth inning of Friday’s non-conference baseball game at MHS. North Polk shut out the Bobcats, 2-0, for its first win in the series since 2013.

Bobcats can’t catch Comets

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The Bobcats failed to pounce on what limited opportunities they encountered, and the Comets cashed in for the win. North Polk junior right-hander Jake Johnson held the Marshalltown baseball team to one second-inning single, and the Comets danced around two errors to take out the Bobcats, 2-0, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets split with pair of 5A squads

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FORT DODGE — The Class 2A No. 15 BCLUW softball team split with a pair of 5A teams on the opening day of the Fort Dodge Tournament here Friday, beating Sioux City East 12-2 in five innings before falling to Iowa City West, 8-6 in six innings. In the opener against Sioux City East, Samantha ...

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE • Members of the Marshalltown baseball team celebrate the Bobcats’ 4-3 win in the nightcap of Thursday’s cross-CIML doubleheader against Southeast Polk in Pleasant Hill.

MHS snaps seven-game skid, splits with SE Polk

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PLEASANT HILL — Marshalltown sophomore Dylan Eygabroad drove in the go-ahead run with his two-out single in the top of the seventh inning and then turned a double play to end the game, helping the Bobcat baseball team salvage a split at Southeast Polk on Thursday night. The host Rams (13-8) ...

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No. 14 Rams make quick work of Cats

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PLEASANT HILL — It’s been a rocky road back into the Central Iowa Metropolitan League for the Marshalltown softball team. The Bobcats dropped their sixth-straight on Thursday, getting blanked in both games of a doubleheader at Class 5A No. 14 Southeast Polk, 10-0 in five innings and 12-0 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets chase away East Marshall, 5-2

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CONRAD — Jordyn Beeghly’s three-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning cleared the bases and lifted the Class 2A No. 15 BCLUW softball team to an eventual 5-2 triumph against East Marshall in Thursday’s NICL West Division showdown. East Marshall (9-10, 4-4) held a 2-1 lead after ...

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE • Marshalltown shortstop Dylan Eygabroad, left, tags out Dowling Catholic’s Robbie McCargar (5) on a play at second base during the fourth inning of Wednesday’s opening game at the MHS diamond. McCargar was thrown out of the game after making hard contact with Eygabroad, but the Class 4A No. 3 Maroons won both games of the CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader.

Dowling bats drown out Bobcats

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One part of the puzzle fell into place, but a couple more are still missing for the Bobcats. The Marshalltown baseball team made just one error during Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader against Class 4A No. 3 Dowling Catholic, but the Maroons tatooed MHS pitching for 23 hits and ...