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Big 4 Classic done after 2018

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IOWA CITY — The annual doubleheader between Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Drake will come to an end after next season. The Hawkeyes announced on Thursday that they are pulling out of the Des Moines-based event partly because the Big Ten is moving from an 18- to a 20-game schedule, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcats downed twice by Maroons

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WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown softball team was swept in a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader by Class 5A No. 9 Dowling Catholic on Wednesday, falling in the first game 10-0 in six innings and the second game 12-0 in three innings. McKaylee Dawson gave up nine hits and 10 runs in 5 1/3 ...

Nurse named new coach of Raptors

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TORONTO — Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri hasn’t forgotten the first time he met Nick Nurse. It was 1995 and Ujiri, now president of the Toronto Raptors, was playing for the Derby Storm of the British Basketball League. Nurse was coach of the rival Birmingham Bullets. Not yet 30, ...

Bobcats bounce back to edge Maroons

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WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown baseball team uncovered the perils of playing on the road in the premiere conference in the state, and then showed the mettle it takes to compete in the very same league. Joseph Harris and Wade Canaday combined on a four-hit shutout and Canaday drove in ...

Cougars rally to secure league split with Trojans

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STATE CENTER — Entering the fifth inning of game two in an NICL West Division doubleheader between AGWSR and West Marshall on Wednesday, the Cougars were in a dire situation. After losing the first game — a continuation of a game between the two squads in Ackley that was suspended due to ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Birks powers Mustangs past Tigers

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LE GRAND — Hannah Birks went 3-for-3 with a double and five RBIs to support Kodie Hoskey’s one-hitter as the Class 2A No. 11 East Marshall softball team stifled South Hardin 10-0 in five innings. The Mustangs (13-4, 6-1) stampted out four runs in the bottom of the first inning to take ...

MHS freshmen fall to Dowling

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The Marshalltown freshman baseball squad was swept at home by Dowling Catholic on Wednesday, falling 12-2 and 10-0, both games ending after five innings. In the opening game, Marshalltown led 2-1 after the first inning but didn’t score again. Joe Burnes and Carson Williams both scored for ...

On the rise

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IOWA CITY — Despite setting records last fall, Iowa tight end Noah Fant went largely unnoticed outside of the Big Ten West. That shouldn’t be the case in 2018. Fant will return for his junior season with the Hawkeyes as one of the nation’s most intriguing pro prospects at his ...

Hawks soar past Comets, 13-4

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BEAMAN — The BCLUW baseball team was looking to go on its first three-game winning streak on Tuesday when it hosted South Hamilton, coming off back-to-back victories over Gladbrook-Reinbeck and West Marshall in NICL West Division play. That third-straight victory would remain elusive ...

Johnson skips first day of minicamp

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona running back David Johnson skipped the first day of the Cardinals’ mandatory minicamp Tuesday amid reports that the sides are discussing a new contract. Johnson, who led the NFL with 20 touchdowns in a breakout 2016 season before missing all but one game with a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall takes care of Hawks

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STATE CENTER — The West Marshall baseball team won an non-conference game against Lynnville-Sully on Tuesday, 7-1. Nat Markle earned the win for the Trojans (9-6), pitching 6 2/3 innings and allowing five hits and one run while striking out three. Jake Stojohann came in for the final out in ...

Can’t keep No. 9 ’Cats down

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The Bobcats bounced back up off the canvas not once but twice, taking Johnston’s best shots before answering in kind. The newly-ranked Marshalltown baseball team endured a decisive setback in the first game of Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference showdown with defending Class 4A state champion ...

No. 14 Dragons torch Bobcats in twinbill

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After a day off from a busy weekend at the Dave Lee Classic in Conrad, the Marshalltown softball team returned home for a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader against Class 5A No. 14 Johnston on Monday night. The Bobcats couldn’t quite get one in the win column, however, dropping the first ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mann’s no-hitter lifts BCLUW to victory

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STATE CENTER — The BCLUW baseball team won an NICL West Division game against West Marshall on Monday, 6-0. Blake Mann pitched a complete-game no-hitter for the Comets (6-6, 4-1), striking out 11 and walking three in the process. Cameron Bannister took the loss for the Trojans (8-6, ...

Lehman prevails at Principal Charity Classic

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DES MOINES — Tom Lehman was standing outside of a Des Moines-area makeup shop waiting for his daughter/caddie when he got the call to head back to Wakonda Club. Lehman told Rachael Chapman to pay her bill at Sephora as quickly as possible — because dad had a trophy waiting for him at the ...

Comets win out in own tourney

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CONRAD — After starting off the Dave Lee Classic with a win over Class 5A Marshalltown, the BCLUW softball team faced two more big schools on day two of their home tournament, opening the day’s play with Waterloo West and closing out with a meeting against Cedar Falls. The Comets would ...

Comeback trail evades ’Cats twice

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CONRAD — A come-from-behind victory over then-No. 6 Waukee a week ago provided the Marshalltown softball team with its only win to this point, and head coach Jim Palmer fears it’s given his squad a false sense of security in late-game situations. The Bobcats put themselves in holes in ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs fall twice at L-S tourney

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SULLY — The Class 2A No. 11 East Marshall softball team suffered two losses in the Lynnville-Sully tournament on Saturday, falling to the host-Hawks 7-6 and losing to 2A No. 2 Des Moines Christian 10-0 in five innings. Kodie Hoskey pitched a complete game against Lynnville-Sully for the ...

Lehman takes 2-shot lead into final round

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DES MOINES — Tom Lehman might finally get an elusive senior victory in Iowa after so many close calls. Lehman shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the PGA Tour Champions’ Principal Charity Classic. Lehman eagled the par-5 eighth and played a ...

’Cats bite ’Dogs: MHS blanks Ottumwa 4-0

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It hasn’t mattered what the game or the stakes have been. So far, the Marshalltown baseball team has risen to meet the challenge. The Bobcats continued making their own luck on Friday night, knocking off Ottumwa 4-0 in a cross-CIML contest at the MHS diamond. The ball bounced in ...