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SPORTS SHORTS: Cougars rally past BCLUW softball 3-2

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CONRAD — The Class 1A No. 12 AGWSR softball team hung on for a road win over NICL West Division rival BCLUW on Monday, 3-2. Taryan Barrick started in the circle for the Cougars (9-3, 3-0), but her greatest contribution came at the plate, where she drove in Makenna Kuper in the top of the ...

Wolverines clip Redhawks in consolation

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GLADBROOK — After trailing by as much as eight heading earlier in the game, the North Tama softball team had nearly closed the gap on GMG in the consolation matchup of the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Softball Tournament. The Redhawks had worked it down to a 10-9 deficit in the fifth and final inning ...

Marshalltown Speedway all set for Miller Lite 50

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IMCA Late Models following the Deery Brothers Summer Series make their annual mid-week visit to Marshalltown Speedway on Tuesday night. The Steve Priske Miller Lite 50 pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Rumours Bar and Grill pays $200 to each heat winner, plus another $200 to ...

SPORTS SHORTS: AGWSR knocks off No. 1 Kee Hawks

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WEST UNION — The AGWSR softball team turned around a rough start to the weekend with a huge win to open Saturday’s play at the North Fayette Valley Tournament. The Class 1A No. 12 Cougars (8-3) knocked off No. 1 Kee of Lansing 3-2, and followed it up with an 18-4, five-inning walloping of ...

Pointers storm past Rebels, 2-0

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CENTER POINT — It was going to take everything the Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls soccer team had to defeat Class 1A No. 6 Center Point-Urbana in the semifinals of the 1A Region 5 tournament on Thursday. The Stormin’ Pointers were ranked in the top five nearly all season before ...

SPORTS SHORTS: East Marshall goes 1-1 at North Polk

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ALLEMAN — The Class 2A No. 10 East Marshall softball team suffered its first loss of the season but got back on track with its second game at the North Polk Tournament. The Mustangs (9-1) fell 5-1 to 3A No. 7 North Polk in their first game on Friday, but rebounded with a 14-0, three-inning ...

Dickey denies Spartans

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STATE CENTER — As soon as West Marshall pitcher Alex Dickey released his first pitch against Grundy Center in Wednesday night’s NICL West Division game, he knew he was in for a special night. “After I threw my first curveball it felt nice, my arm didn’t hurt or anything. I was hitting ...

McCaffery: no surprise Cook returns to Hawkeyes

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IOWA CITY — No one was less surprised that Tyler Cook decided to come back to Iowa than coach Fran McCaffery. The biggest question now for the Hawkeyes is whether Cook’s return will be enough to get them back on track after a disappointing season. Cook, who will be a junior next season, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 12 AGWSR takes care of Rebels

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GLADBROOK — Taryan Barrick struck out 14 and walked two in a five-inning no-hitter, helping lead Class 1A No. 12 AGWSR to a 10-0 triumph over Gladbrook-Reinbeck in Thursday’s NICL West Division softball game. Barrick walked Megan Swanson and Tessa Sienknecht but did not allow a hit to the ...

BCLUW brings home bronze

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Day two of the Class 1A Girls State Golf Tournament at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course on Wednesday couldn’t have been more different than day one. Instead of the sticky, brutal heat and constant threat of weather delay, the golfers were treated to a beautiful day of sunshine and ...

Bobcats’ Vest falls just shy of matching last year

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Marshalltown senior Kassy Vest had a much better start to her day in the second round of action of the Class 4A Girls State Golf Tournament at Elmwood Country Club than she did the first. Through her first four holes on Tuesday, Vest was at 6-over-par for the day already, but in her first ...

Bobcats take Warriors the distance

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WAUKEE — At halftime of the Marshalltown girls soccer team’s game with Waukee to open the Class 3A Region 3 playoffs, the Warriors owned a 5-0 lead and it seemed the Bobcats would be ending their season earlier than the allotted 80 minutes. Waukee, ranked No. 4 in the most recent coaches ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs knock off BCLUW softball

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CONRAD — Madison Farrington finished 4-for-4 at the plate and Ellen Hungerford hit a two-run home run to help the Class 2A No. 11 East Marshall softball team beat BCLUW 8-5 in Wednesday’s NICL West Division showdown. The Mustangs (7-0, 1-0) jumped out to an 8-1 lead through five innings ...

MHS bounces back to split with Valley

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The ability to get back up after getting knocked down is something Marshalltown baseball coach Steve Hanson has tried to instill in his teams over the years. Playing in the premiere conference in the state, it’s something the Bobcats have to be able to do, and on Wednesday night they did ...

Nelson ousted on day one of state

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WATERLOO — South Hardin senior Danae Nelson made her the first appearance of her career at the Class 1A Girls State Tennis Tournamnet at Byrnes Park Tennis Center in Waterloo on Wednesday, the first Tiger girl to do so in 10 years. Nelson had a tough match to start the day, facing off with ...

Wigginton, Cook returning to college

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Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton and Iowa forward Tyler Cook both said they are withdrawing from consideration for the NBA Draft and returning to school. Wigginton, who averaged 16.7 points and 2.8 assists a game as a freshman, and fellow newcomer Cameron Lard gave the Cyclones a pair of ...

Vest sets up for strong day two

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Just after teeing off on her 15th hole of the day, the par-5 13th hole at Elmwood Country Club, Marshalltown senior Kassy Vest heard two blasts from an air horn that meant play in the first round of the Class 4A Girls State Golf Tournament had been suspended due to weather concerns. Given it ...

BCLUW stands fourth after opening round

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When the Class 1A Girls State Golf Tournament at the American Legion Golf Course kicked off with a shotgun start on Tuesday morning, hopes were as high as the temperatures and humidity for girls seeking to take home glory. A few afternoon thunderstorms helped reduce the sweltering heat, ...

’Cats take two from Fort Dodge

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The Marshalltown baseball team started its CIML Iowa Conference schedule on Tuesday with two wins over Fort Dodge, 5-2 in the first game and 5-3 in the second. MHS head coach Steve Hanson said any time the team comes away with two wins in conference is a good outing. “As always we’re ...

Dodgers sweep MHS softball team

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The Marshalltown softball team kicked off its CIML Iowa Conference schedule on Tuesday with a home doubleheader against Fort Dodge. The Bobcats kept it close in the first game, falling 3-1 to the Dodgers, but game two got a bit out of hand, with Fort Dodge coming away with a 13-2 victory in ...