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SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs lead locals at Comet Invite

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UNION — The East Marshall girls cross country team finished second in the Comet Invitational, BCLUW’s home meet, while the Mustang boys took third as the top local finishers. Wendy Liera paced the East Marshall girls by finishing in seventh with a time of 22 minutes, 43 seconds, while ...

Kraemer’s 6 TDs lift Drake past Missouri S&T

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DES MOINES — Grant Kraemer passed for 359 yards and six touchdowns before taking a seat midway through the third quarter and Drake rolled to a 52-12 victory over Division II member Missouri S&T in the Bulldogs' home opener on Saturday. Kraemer connected with Drew Lauer, who broke ...

Clean sweep

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Just two holes into his round on Friday morning, Marshalltown junior Cole Davis found himself in some trouble. After opening the Joe August Invitational at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course with a par on the first hole, Davis had a rough time on the par-5 second hole, finishing with a ...

Ames outlasts ’Cats, 21-13

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AMES — The good news is that Marshalltown head coach Adam Goodvin characterizes everything that went wrong for the Bobcats as “simple mistakes.” The bad part is that each came at the absolute worst times. Marshalltown suffered its first loss of the season on Friday night against ...

Pirates plunder one from Redhawks

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TRAER — Facing a fourth down and goal from the Hudson 7-yard line in overtime, North Tama head football coach Todd McDermott faced a tough decision. He could either go ahead and kick the field goal and force the Pirates to at least match that in their possession, or he could go for the ...

No. 5 Oklahoma opens Big 12 play at pesky ISU

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AMES — Fifth-ranked Oklahoma will begin life without star running back Rodney Anderson this weekend in its Big 12 opener at Iowa State. Red flags aside, it’s still a matchup the Sooners (2-0) should win with ease. Yes, Anderson was Oklahoma’s most imposing backfield threat after ...

Hawkeyes looking to revive offense vs. UNI

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Iowa has hosted instate rival Northern Iowa three times since 2009, and each one of those matchups was a slog. Perhaps a solution to the Hawkeyes’ struggles against the Panthers would be a revival of their sluggish offense. Iowa (2-0) heads into Saturday’s final non-conference tuneup ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Rebels run all over Melcher-Dallas

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GLADBROOK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck defense surrendered just 3 yards and forced four turnovers as the Rebels pounded Melcher-Dallas 93-6 in Friday’s game. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (2-2, 2-0) collected its second consecutive win in 8-Man District 5 action, averaging 14.6 yards per play on offense ...

’Cats get revenge on Mohawks

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Last time the Marshalltown boys golf team was out on the course, it was barely edged out by Mason City for the top spot in the Fort Dodge Invite on Tuesday. On Thursday the Bobcats avenged that two-stroke loss to the Mohawks with a 10-stroke dual win at the American Legion Memorial Golf ...

Bobcats blast Tigers out of the water

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The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team earned one of its largest wins of the season on Thursday by dominating Grinnell, 121-62. The Bobcats took the top placing in 11 out of 12 events on the evening, and assistant coach Mike Loupee said it was a great reminder for the girls that ...

MHS makes quick work of Ottumwa

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Marshalltown head volleyball coach Chris Brees has given his junior setter Madi Finch free rein to go on the attack, yet her game-winning point to close out the second set stunned even him. It surprised the visiting Bulldogs, too, and that was the best part. Finch was one of four ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs take down Cougars in 4 sets

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LE GRAND — The East Marshall volleyball team earned an NICL West Division win over AGWSR on Thursday in four sets, 25-21, 25-14, 21-25, 25-17. Juliana Arifi finished with a team-high 31 kills and 11 digs for the Mustangs (7-10, 2-2), while Genesis Wanatee contributed eight kills and 10 digs ...

Bobcats take ‘Marshalltown Strong’ onto the gridiron

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In the last two months since an EF-3 tornado ripped through downtown Marshalltown there’s been a popular phrase surrounding the recovery efforts: Marshalltown Strong. The phrase can be seen everywhere in the city, on street signs, t-shirts, social media accounts, and the phrase also ...

Reivers roll over MCC in 3

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In the last seven years of competition the Marshalltown Community College volleyball team has yet to beat Iowa Western, and that fact didn’t change on Wednesday night. The NJCAA Division I No. 2 Reivers came into Marshalltown for the Tigers’ first Iowa Community College Athletic ...

ISU to host Incarnate Word in makeup for lost opener

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Iowa State has found a replacement for its canceled opener. The Cyclones said Wednesday they will host Incarnate Word on Dec. 1 — unless Iowa State qualifies for the Big 12 title game or Incarnate Word reaches the FCS playoffs. Iowa State will pay Incarnate Word $300,000 for the game and ...

MCC men’s soccer blanks Blackhawks

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BURLINGTON — The Marshalltown Community College soccer team bounced back strong from their first loss of the season last weekend with a huge 11-0 outburst against Southeastern Community College on Wednesday. Rafael Vacas had a hat trick to pace the Tigers (6-1, 1-1) while Jiroh Hatano and ...

Bobcat rally quieted by Rams

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Upset alarms were ringing throughout the gym in the Roundhouse late into the CIML Iowa Conference match between Marshalltown and Class 4A No. 11 Southeast Polk. After splitting the first four sets of the night, the Bobcats and Rams were locked in a winner-take-all fifth set, and Marshalltown ...

Hermanson climbs to 4th at Valley

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WEST DES MOINES — Marshalltown freshman Phoebe Hermanson charted career-bests with her time of 20 minutes, 45 seconds, good for fourth place at West Des Moines Valley’s 44th Tom Karpan Invite on Tuesday at Valley Southwoods. Hermanson bettered her previous low time by 8 seconds and earned ...

Mohawks edge MHS boys by 2

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FORT DODGE — A few too many double bogeys seemed to make the difference as the Marshalltown boys’ golf team settled for second place to Mason City on Tuesday at Fort Dodge’s Joselyn Invite. The Bobcats came in two strokes shy of the Mohawks, 318-320, for the team title. Marshalltown was ...

Iowa’s struggling offense lags behind brilliant defense

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It’s not unusual to see Iowa’s defense ahead of its offense in the middle of September. In fact, the Hawkeyes have long been known more for stopping opponents than winning shootouts under longtime coach Kirk Ferentz. But the difference between those two units has likely never been ...