AP FILE PHOTO • In this Jan 9, 2010, file photo, Iowa State's head coach Kevin Jackson, left, directs Iowa State's Dalton Jensen, right, against Maryland's Alex Krom in the 141 pound weight class quarterfinal match at the NWCA National Duals wrestling competition at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Jackson, the former Iowa State coach, has been hired by USA Wrestling on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, developmental coach for the men's freestyle team.

Former Cyclone coach hired by USA Wrestling

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Former Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Jackson has been hired by USA Wrestling. The governing body announced Wednesday that Jackson will be a the developmental coach for the men’s freestyle team. Jackson was an Olympic champion at the Barcelona Olympics ...

PREP ROUND-UP: West Marshall backs Markle to beat Hudson

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STATE CENTER — Nat Markle delivered a five-hitter and the West Marshall baseball team rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to beat Hudson 3-1 in Wednesday’s cross-NICL game. Markle struck out five, walked four and scattered five hits for his first win of the season, ...

Iowa to put Tigerhawk logo at midfield in ‘17

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IOWA CITY — Iowa will have a logo displayed at midfield in Kinnick Stadium next season for the first time in nearly four decades. The Hawkeyes announced Monday that the new field it is putting in will have the “Tigerhawk” logo, the same one that adorns Iowa’s helmets, between the ...

AP FILE PHOTO  University of Iowa shortstop Mason McCoy dives for a ground ball against Nebraska during a Big Ten Conference baseball game April 15 in Lincoln, Neb.

Iowa’s Adams, McCoy selected in 6th round of MLB Draft

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IOWA CITY — Two University of Iowa baseball players were selected in the sixth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. Junior first baseman Jake Adams was selected with the 181st pick by the Houston Astros, while senior infielder McCoy was taken seven ...

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Pollard ties for 14th at John Deere Junior Open

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SILVIS, Ill. — Marshalltown High School junior-to-be JD Pollard tied for 14th place in his division of the 2017 John Deere Classic Junior Open on Monday and Tuesday at TPC Deere Run. Pollard carded rounds of 11-over-par 82 on Monday and a 6-over 77 on Tuesday for a 159 total, climbing 10 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mead powers West Marshall past L-S

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SULLY — Cody Mead hit a two-run homer in the third inning, a two-run double in the fifth and struck out the last two batters for the save in leading the West Marshall baseball team past Lynnville-Sully in a non-conference game here Tuesday night. Mead inherited a baserunner with a run ...

T-R PHOTO BY ANNE VANCE • Marshalltown’s Noah DeVenney is tagged out by Johnston’s Nathan Buckallew (1) during Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference baseball doubleheader at Johnston. Class 4A’s top-ranked Dragons won by scores of 17-2 and 6-0.

Top-ranked Dragons brush aside Bobcats

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JOHNSTON — The Marshalltown baseball team has been knocked down. Now it has to get back up. The Class 4A No. 1 Johnston Dragons delivered a pair of haymakers to the Bobcats on Monday night, beating MHS 17-2 in four innings and 6-0 in a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader. Marshalltown (8-9, ...

PREP ROUND-UP: Fifth-ranked Johnston stifles MHS softball

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JOHNSTON — Fresh off its first two wins of the season, the Marshalltown softball team got snapped back to the reality of life in the CIML Iowa Conference. The Bobcats were defeated twice in Monday’s doubleheader at Johnston, falling 10-0 in five innings and 12-0 in four innings against ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GMG inaugural fundraiser golf event

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GARWIN — The GMG activities department is holding its inaugural four-person best shot golf fundraiser Saturday at Oakwood Golf Course in Conrad. The 10 a.m. event will cost $50 per person. There will be a raffle and giveaways, and food will be served on the course. To register your ...

LaVall Jordan set to coach at Butler

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INDIANAPOLIS — LaVall Jordan is getting another chance to make his imprint at Butler. The Bulldogs’ former star player, who started his coaching career at his alma mater, was hired Monday as Butler’s new head coach. Athletic director Barry Collier made the announcement Monday night ...

AP PHOTO • Brandt Jobe hoists the trophy after winning the PGA Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic golf tournament Sunday at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines.

Jobe wins Principal Charity Classic by 1

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DES MOINES — Brandt Jobe could only laugh as he watched Scott McCarron, his old college roommate, rush up the leaderboard and threaten to steal the Principal Charity Classic out from under him. But Jobe stayed steady and, armed with a new putter, closed out the win he had sought for nearly ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS fundraiser golf event is Tuesday

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The Marshalltown High School athletics fundraiser golf outing will be held Tuesday at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course. It is a four-person best shot tournament with both morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session tees off at 8 a.m. with the afternoon session teeing off at ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Marshalltown second baseman Bridget Carroll, right, throws to first to try to complete a double play against Sumner-Fredericksburg during the BCLUW Comet Softball Invitational Tournament on Saturday in Conrad. Sumner-Fredericksburg’s Krayton Allen, left, was out on the play. The Bobcats beat the Cougars, 4-2, for their first win.

’Cats break through with 2

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CONRAD — Nine times in the first 12 games of the summer softball season, Marshalltown head coach Jim Palmer preached to his players about staying in the game mentally in spite of losses by seven runs or more. On Saturday, his persistence paid off in the form of the Bobcats’ first two ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • BCLUW second baseman Samantha Ubben, right, awaits the throw as Cedar Falls baserunner Ashton Syharath dives back to the bag during the second inning of Saturday’s game at the BCLUW Comet Softball Invitational Tournament in Conrad.

No. 15 Comets taking shape

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CONRAD — It starts as a collection of pieces. By the time the season ends, head coach Dave Lee has fit the BCLUW softball team together into what he wants the picture to look like. On Saturday, the Class 2A No. 15 Comets slid a couple more shapes into place by beating Cedar Falls, 10-2, ...

PREP ROUND-UP: Pleasantville tops West Marshall in Trojan war

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ZEARING — A three-run home run by Kyle Amendt in the top of the eighth inning proved to be the deciding blow as the Pleasantville baseball team denied West Marshall’s comeback in the first round of Saturday’s Colo-NESCO Tournament. The loss ended a string of seven-straight wins for West ...

AP PHOTO • Glen Day, right, is greeted by Bernhard Langer after his birdie putt on the 18th green during the second round of the Principal Charity Classic golf tournament Saturday in Des Moines.

Jobe, Day share lead entering final round

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DES MOINES — An unexpected pair of leaders emerged at the PGA Tour Champions event on Saturday, while favorite Bernhard Langer stumbled yet again at the Wakonda Club. Brandt Jobe shot a 6-under 66 to take a share of the lead following the second round. Jobe and Glen Day were at 11-under ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • BCLUW second baseman Samantha Ubben, left, gives chase as Marshalltown’s Bridget Carroll breaks for third during the second inning of Friday’s game at the BCLUW Comet Softball Invitational Tournament in Conrad. Carroll advanced to third base safely and eventually scored, but the Bobcats fell to the host Comets, 4-3.

Comets run down Bobcats, 4-3

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CONRAD — Ten days after leading the BCLUW girls’ golf team at the Class 2A state tournament, Lauren Anderson gave the Comet softball team a boost, too. Anderson drove in the go-ahead run with her two-out single in the bottom of the sixth inning and then worked around a pair of singles in ...

Bulldogs leave MHS in their wake, 14-4

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OTTUMWA — The Bobcats left the door open, and Bulldogs blew it off the hinges. A combination of walks, errors and timely Ottumwa hitting helped the host Bulldogs beat back the Marshalltown baseball team 14-4 in six innings in Friday’s cross-CIML contest. Ottumwa tallied a total of 16 ...

AP PHOTO • Bernhard Langer pumps his fist after making a birdie putt on the 18th green during the first round of the PGA Tour Champions Principal Charity Classic golf tournament Friday in Des Moines.

Langer surges to tie for lead

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DES MOINES — Bernhard Langer is on quite a roll as he tries to become the first in seven years to win three straight PGA Tour Champions events. After one round in Iowa, he’s tied with two golfers who’ve never won on the senior circuit. Langer, Kevin Sutherland and Glen Day each shot ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mead helps Trojans topple Mustangs

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GILMAN — Cody Mead tossed a two-hit shutout and went 4-for-4 at the plate with his first home run of the year in leading the West Marshall baseball team past East Marshall, 12-0 in five innings, in Friday’s NICL West Division game. Mead struck out two and walked two, allowing only a ...