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’Cats bite back

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Nothing seemed to go right for the Marshalltown football team in the first 13 minutes of its home game against Mason City on Friday at Leonard Cole Field. The Bobcats failed to score on their opening possession for the first time this season and went three-and-out twice in the first quarter. ...

Stakes in Hawkeyes, Cyclones’ rivalry higher than ever

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IOWA CITY — For much of its history, the Iowa-Iowa State series was more about bragging rights than postseason possibilities. The 42nd consecutive matchup in this rivalry, to be held Saturday in Iowa City, could have huge implications for two teams dreaming of big things in 2018. Granted, ...

Trojans steer clear of Cyclones; G-R wallops Warriors

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DENVER — Cameron Bannister had a hand in four touchdowns and the defense delivered the other as the West Marshall football team fought off Denver for a 34-20 win on Friday night. Bannister ran for touchdowns of 50 and 73 yards and threw for a pair of short scores as the Trojans (2-1) ...

Garza has surgery for benign cyst in abdomen

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IOWA CITY — Iowa sophomore Luka Garza had surgery Friday to remove a benign cyst in his abdomen and is out indefinitely. “We are happy to hear that Luka’s procedure went well,” head coach Fran McCaffery said. “Luka has had a phenomenal summer preparing for his sophomore season and ...

No slowing Hermanson

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The 45th Bobcat Classic cross country invitational was one for the ages. In total, more than 2,400 athletes competed at the Marshalltown Community College course on Thursday from middle school through the high school varsity races, and on the girls end each of the top 10 teams in Class 4A ...

Top-40 for BCLUW’s Silver, MHS 17th at own muddy Classic

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By the time the varsity boys got on the cross country course at Marshalltown Community College on Thursday in the 45th Bobcat Classic, the field looked more like a tough mudder course. Dirt flew and sweat dripped throughout the entire competitive race that featured many of the top Class 4A ...

ISU’s Lard hopeful he’s turned career, life around

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AMES — Cameron Lard would wake up, meditate and do yoga. That was followed by a trip to the gym, a meal, meetings, another meal and more meetings. It was a boring but a clean summer for Lard — and far healthier than the self-described “double life” he led at Iowa State a year ...

Kempt one of Big 12’s oldest QBs

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Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy considers Taylor Cornelius something of a dinosaur, and not because his starting quarterback’s 23rd birthday is coming up the day after the Cowboys play their third game of the season. Cornelius arrived on campus as a walk-on in 2014, had a redshirt season ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs make quick work of Bears

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BROOKLYN — The East Marshall volleyball team earned a win over BGM on the road on Thursday in three sets, 25-11, 25-8, 25-14. Juliana Arifi had 25 kills in the victory for the Mustangs (5-6) and she had three aces, two digs and a block against the Bears (0-10). Maria Rasmusson had 26 ...

Reign in the rain

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For the first time in nearly a year, Marshalltown Community College head soccer coach Rafael Martinez was back on the sideline at home during the Tigers’ home opener against Hawkeye Community College on Wednesday afternoon. Martinez took a leave of absence in the middle of last season to ...

Bobcats not letting wet weather ruin bid for 3-0 start

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There are precious few games for a football team to prepare for a new opponent every week, and this week the Marshalltown football team has had even less time than usual. Thanks to the torrential downpours that have hit nearly the entire week lately, the Bobcats have only been able to ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Rebels net NICL West win vs. Mustangs

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REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck volleyball team earned its first NICL West Division win of the season with a three-set victory over East Marshall on Tuesday, 25-15, 25-11, 25-21. Saari Kuehl had 20 kills in the win for the Rebels (8-3, 1-1), while Haleigh Berendes had four and Rachael ...

MHS swimmers beat Oskaloosa, fall to Fort Dodge

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Marshalltown senior Alli Trowbridge finished 11th in the state diving championship last season, and just two meets into her final year she’s almost back where she was to end the 2017 campaign. Trowbridge won the diving event in the Bobcats’ home triangular against Fort Dodge and ...

Bobcats’ youth served by J-Hawks

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Things couldn’t have started much better for the Marshalltown volleyball team in its home match against Urbandale on Tuesday night. The Roundhouse was rocking with fans there to cheer on the Bobcats, and early on in the first set the team responded to the cheers by taking a 10-5 lead over ...

Iowa shows promise ahead of Cy-Hawk

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IOWA CITY — Iowa is starting to answer some of its offseason questions. Hawkeyes linebackers, buoyed by a dominant line, looked at times like seasoned veterans in Saturday’s 33-7 win over Northern Illinois that gave coach Kirk Ferentz his record-setting 144th win at the school. The new ...

Jones poised for big season at ISU

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The play that showed just how skilled Iowa State junior Deshaunte Jones is doesn’t count. Technically, it never happened. That doesn’t mean the Cyclones aren’t excited about it. Jones took a short pass from Kyle Kempt near the sidelines and wove through South Dakota State’s defense ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC volleyball team remains unbeaten

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The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team improved to 8-0 on the season on Tuesday with a win over Southwestern Community College in straight sets, 25-17, 25-14, 25-14. The Tigers had a good turnout to watch their eighth-straight win, partially due to the players from their summer ...

Reunion of the union

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REINBECK — Imagine, after years of being rival schools and sports programs, setting aside those old rivalries and joining forces. That’s no easy task for anyone involved, athletically, culturally or academically, but 30 years ago that’s just where the towns of Gladbrook and Reinbeck ...

Campbell, Cyclones focus on Iowa after canceled opener

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Iowa State’s canceled opener on Saturday was its first in 55 years. For coach Matt Campbell, it was the second time in four seasons that his first game was called off. Campbell’s opener while coach at Toledo was wiped out because of bad weather at halftime against Stony Brook in 2015. ...

MCC soccer wins Wells Fargo Cup

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OTTUMWA — The NJCAA No. 19 Marshalltown Community College soccer team won the Wells Fargo Cup over the weekend by defeating Jefferson College in the championship game, 5-1. The Tigers (4-0) jumped out to an early lead thanks to a goal by Kazuki Kimura, assisted by Cesar Mont, just five ...