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BCLUW girls punch two tickets to state

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BROOKLYN — The BCLUW girls track and field team entered the Class 1A state qualifying meet at BGM on Thursday as the favorite to win a few of the events and earn automatic qualifications, and the Comets were able to make good on a couple of those seedings. Erin Asche in the shot put had ...

Bobcats’ Metzger gets auto entry to state throws

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MARION — The Marshalltown track and field teams have two automatic state-meet qualifiers, and both of them are Grace Metzger. Metzger, a senior, finished first in the discus and second in the shot put on Thursday at the Class 4A state-qualifying meet hosted by Linn-Mar to gain automatic ...

TRACK ROUND-UP: Gradwell earns trio of state berths

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DIKE — West Marshall senior Isabelle Gradwell will be in action in Des Moines next week as she earned three individual state qualifications on Thursday in the Class 2A state-qualifying meet hosted by Dike-New Hartford. Gradwell took first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute, ...

Vest, Bobcats 5th at SEP Invite

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PLEASANT HILL — Kassy Vest charted a birdie and nine pars en route to a fifth-place finish and the Marshalltown girls’ golf team earned the same result at the Southeast Polk Invitational on Thursday at Copper Creek Golf Club. Vest finished in with a round of 42-39—81, hindered only by a ...

Bobcat girls soccer falls to Johnston

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The Marshalltown girls’ soccer team suffered its ninth defeat in as many tries, falling by a score of 2-0 to Class 3A No. 12 Johnston on Thursday night at Leonard Cole Field. The visiting Dragons (3-3) went ahead 1-0 just before halftime as Sophie Maras scored on an assist from Ashley Faber ...

Collison retiring after 15 seasons

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison is retiring after 15 years in the NBA. The 37-year-old Collison announced his decision Thursday through the team. The Thunder said Collison is among five NBA players to have spent the past 15 or more seasons all with one ...

Cool hand Lukes

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WEST DES MOINES — On the tennis courts at the Valley Southwoods campus, a five-year state drought came to an end for the Marshalltown boys’ tennis team. Juniors Luke McKibben and Luke Smith entered their Class 2A district meet as the No. 2 seed in the doubles bracket, and they upheld that ...

Teske first Tiger tennis qualifier in 10 years

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South Hardin junior Cauy Teske became the first Tiger boy to qaulify for the state tennis tournament on Wednesday when he finished second in the singles bracket of the Class 1A district meet at Boone. Teske had a test to start the day when he was slated to face Jackson Zehr, the No. 2 ...

Seniors score win in home finale

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On Tuesday afternoon the Marshalltown girls golf team hosted Mason City at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course for their final home CIML Iowa Conference dual of the season. Since it was senior night, it was only fitting that the Bobcat seniors show out, and the four counting scores for ...

Sailors steal one from Rebels in OT

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REINBECK — Two weeks ago when the Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys soccer team was walloped by North Iowa Cedar League foe Waterloo Columbus in a 3-0 road loss, the Rebels weren’t sure about the trajectory of their season. On Tuesday night when the two teams squared off again, this ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Royals boys lead locals at Iowa Star

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Colo-NESCO boys crowned one event champion and had nine more top-six finishers en route to a fifth-place finish at the Iowa Star Conference track and field meet on Monday night. The Royals scored 65 points to pace four area schools; GMG was seventh with 55, North ...

Trojans return to top of NICL West

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GRUNDY CENTER — The stands were packed at Spartans Stadium on Monday when Grundy Center hosted the NICL West Division track and field championships, with fans from all around the coverage area in attendance to cheer on their squads. Those fans were treated to some incredible showings as ...

Mustangs cling to the reins in conference track

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GRUNDY CENTER — Heading into the NICL West Division track and field championships on Monday, there were multiple teams who had a chance at coming home with a conference title. When the dust settled, however, it was still the East Marshall boys track and field team that came out on top, ...

Spartans still reign supreme

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GRUNDY CENTER — The reigning NICL West Division champions claimed their fourth-straight conference crown, as the Grundy Center boys’ golf team took first place at Monday’s league meet on its home course. The Spartans, led by a 1-2 finish from seniors Jake Bangasser and Nolan Freeman, ...

Anderson, Comets shoot to the top

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REINBECK — BCLUW senior Lauren Anderson emerged as the only golfer to finish under 100, earning medalist honors for her round of 92 to lead the Comet girls to the NICL West Division title on Monday at Oak Leaf Country Club. Anderson was one of three medalwinners for the Comets, who finished ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat boys soccer team sinks Newton

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NEWTON — The Marshalltown boys soccer team hit the road to take on Class 2A No. 14 Newton on Monday, and the Bobcats walked out with a 4-2 victory. Jose Torres scored two goals for MHS (8-3) in the win, while Ricardo Ibarra had two assists. Ibarra also played in goal for 30 minutes, ...

Bright lights, big Appel

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Before this year, the storied Marshalltown boys basketball program had only ever seen two players score more than 1,000 points in a career. Becoming that third player to reach the 1,000-point threshold wasn’t necessarily a goal for senior Luke Appel this season, but as his numbers piled up ...

Gradwell, Wallis named Co-Players of the Year

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West Marshall senior Isabelle Gradwell and Grundy Center junior Hailey Wallis have been selected as the Times-Republican All-Area Co-Players of the Year. Gradwell earns the distinction for the second-straight season, as she was the 2016-17 Player of the Year. Gradwell finished this season ...

Tigers challenge Falcons in doubleheader losses

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The first two games of the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference series between Marshalltown Community College and Indian Hills this weekend were not very competitive. On Saturday the Falcons rolled all over the Tiger, winning both games by a combined 37-9, so on Sunday in the final ...

’Cats maintain their reign

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NEVADA — All season the Marshalltown boys soccer team has shown flashes of brilliance on the pitch, but head coach Chris Fuchsen has been adamant that if the guys can put everything together they will be playing some really good soccer. Well on Saturday the Bobcats showed just what their ...