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SPORTS SHORTS: Rebel girls soccer has 6 on all-district

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The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck had six girls selected to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association soccer all-district teams. Audrey Leyen, Carsen Hamann, Jacque Kuester, Maddie McMartin, Megan Swanson and Sydney Mathews were all given second-team honors on the Class 1A team for the Rebels ...

Major, Johnson named to 2nd-team all-CIML

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A duo of seniors from the Marshalltown High School girls soccer team were selected to the CIML Iowa all-conference squads. McKenna Major and Victoria Johnson each earned their first selection to the second team, as both were named as honorable mentions a season ago. Major led the Bobcats ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets blast Tigers, rally past Pirates

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CONRAD — The Class 2A No. 15 BCLUW softball team won twice on Tuesday night, taking a 10-0 victory over NICL West Division foe South Hardin in the completion from a game postponed on Monday, then defeating Hudson 2-1 in a cross-NICL showdown. The Comets (14-8, 5-3) made quick work of the ...

Trojans sweep aside Raiders in home twinbill

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TAMA — A small rain shower passed through in the early going of the WaMaC Conference West Division doubleheader between South Tama County and Williamsburg on Monday evening that brought a nice drop in temperatures. No amount of rain could have dampened the heat that Trojans pitcher Carter ...

MHS’ Vest named to all-district golf team

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Marshalltown High School senior Kassy Vest was selected to the Class 4A District 3 all-disctrict golf team. Vest made her second-straight appearance at the 4A State Championship this spring, finishing in a tie for 28th place at Elmwood Country Club. She will be continuing her playing ...

Halfway there

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The Marshalltown High School softball team suffered a 12-0, three-inning loss to Class 5A No. 10 Fort Dodge in the first game of Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader at Harlan Rogers Complex in Fort Dodge. The second game of the twinbill was underway with Fort Dodge leading 3-0 in the ...

Trio of ’Cats named to all-CIML first team

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The Marshalltown High School boys soccer team had six total selections to the CIML Iowa all-conference teams, three on the first team and three on the second team. Senior goalkeeper Ricky Ibarra, a first-team selection in 2017, was a unanimous selection to the first-team this season. He ...

SPORTS SHORTS: East Marshall makes quick work of B-F

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BONDURANT — Madison Farrington hit her team-leading fifth home run and Kodie Hoskey held Bondurant-Farrar to just one hit, helping the Class 2A No. 13 East Marshall softball team stymie the Bluejays 13-0 in three innings here Monday night. Maria Rasmusson added a 3-for-3 night at the plate ...

Allgaier aces Xfinity test at Iowa Speedway

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NEWTON — Justin Allgaier won all three stages and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his second victory of the season. Racing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in JR Motorsports’ No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro, Allgaier led 182 of 250 laps and survived an unlucky late caution by ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs split at Oskaloosa tourney

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OSKALOOSA — The Class 2A No. 13 East Marshall softball team scored a 1-0, eight-inning win against Keokuk to split its pair of games Saturday at the Oskaloosa Tournament. The Mustangs (16-5) started the day with a 4-3 loss to 3A No. 5 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, coming up just short with ...

Grand finale

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STATE CENTER — Two days after knocking off the conference frontrunner, the West Marshall softball team posted a perfect record in its home tournament for the first time in eight years. Everything’s coming up roses for the Trojans. West Marshall went 2-0 on Saturday to go unbeaten in its ...

Mustangs spoil Trojan comeback in championship

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STATE CENTER — The championship game of the annual Rose Festival Tournament saw the host West Marshall baseball team take on PCM on Saturday evening. The Trojans beat Baxter earlier in the day, 15-1, and the Mustangs took down Grundy Center, 14-4, to set up their matchup, and fans who ...

Spartans score first win of season

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STATE CENTER — There have been some close calls this season so far for the Grundy Center baseball team, but things just hadn’t all fallen into place quite yet and the Spartans were still seeking their first win of the season heading into Saturday’s Rose Festival Baseball Tournament. ...

Moffitt claims hometown win in M&M’s 200

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NEWTON — Brett Moffitt bolstered his breakout season with a stirring win on his home track. The Iowa driver hopes that winning yet again — after fighting off a thrilling late move by Noah Gragson — will help him find the sponsorships he needs to keep it going. Moffitt won the NASCAR ...

Bobcats bounce back with win at North Polk

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ALLEMAN — The Class 4A No. 9 Marshalltown baseball team wrapped up arguably its toughest week of the season with a 4-0 shutout win over North Polk on Friday night. Earlier in the week, the Bobcats (14-6) split with No. 2 Johnston at home and No. 1 Dowling Catholic on the road, but on ...

High-scoring Comets catch Mustangs

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GILMAN — The BCLUW baseball team sustained just one loss the first time through the NICL West Division schedule. The Comets started the second time through their league slate the same way they fared the second time through the order on Friday night. BCLUW sent 12 batters to the plate in the ...

Bobcat softball bounced by Boone

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The Marshalltown softball team got a bit of a break from its grueling CIML Iowa Conference schedule on Friday when it hosted Boone for a cross-class showdown. The Toreadors took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and extended that to 5-0 after the top of the third, but the Bobcats responded well ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs surpass South Tama, 9-2

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LE GRAND — The Class 2A No. 13 East Marshall softball won a non-conference game against South Tama on Friday, 9-2. Reagan McIlrath got the win for the Mustangs (15-4), pitching a complete game while allowing 10 hits and two runs and striking out 10. Ashlynn Ellenbecker took the loss for ...

Rams double down on Marshalltown

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Southeast Polk leadoff batter Adam Schneider started both games with a double and scored the go-ahead run as the Rams got out front and never looked back. When the Marshalltown baseball team reaches the end of this week’s gauntlet, head coach Steve Hanson hopes his squad can keep ...

No. 13 Mustangs stop surging No. 15 Comets, 3-1

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LE GRAND — There weren’t many teams as hot as the BCLUW softball squad in the last week, as the Comets took a six-game winning streak into an NICL West Division showdown with East Marshall on Thursday night. Though BCLUW — who made its first appearance in the IGHSAU rankings at Class ...