T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • West Marshall shortstop Katie Price, left, waits as pitcher Kallie Malloy winds up to deliver to the plate against Davenport Assumption during the Trojans’ 10-0 loss to the top-ranked Knights in the state softball tournament on Monday night in Fort Dodge.

Down, not out

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FORT DODGE — It isn’t often that a 33-6 team enters a game as a significant underdog, but that’s exactly how West Marshall entered the first round of the Iowa Girls’ High School State Softball Championships on Monday night, facing a Davenport Assumption team that hadn’t lost since ...

Ingle signs with pro team in Denmark

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VIRUM, Denmark — Former Drake University women’s basketball standout Caitlin Ingle has signed a contract with professional team Virum GoDream of the Danish Dameligaen League. Ingle, a point guard from Runnells (Southeast Polk) will depart for Denmark in mid-August and the Dameligaen ...

Hawkeyes to host 3 summer games

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IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa baseball team will be the boys of summer in late July and early August, hosting three games at Duane Banks Field in preparation for the 2017 World University Games. Iowa will compete as the USA National Team from Aug. 19-30 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Hawkeyes ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • West Marshall seniors (from left) Georgia Porter, Kallie Malloy and Kylie Cripps have helped resurrect a 
program that hadn’t been to state since 2003.

From the foundation up

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STATE CENTER — The ending has everything to do with the beginning for a trio of West Marshall softball seniors who will play their last three games as Trojans this week in Fort Dodge. Kallie Malloy has been pitching to Georgia Porter for five years at the varsity level, and Kylie Cripps has ...

State softball a family affair for Porter

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STATE CENTER — At the start of every softball and basketball season, the Porter family gathers around the television to watch highlight tapes of Stacy’s glory days and Rodney’s buzzer-beater. Ah, the memories. For Georgia, their daughter, it’s more than that. It’s a reminder of ...

AP PHOTO • Bryson DeChambeau reacts after making a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament Sunday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

DeChambeau rallies to win John Deere Classic

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SILVIS, Ill. — Third-round leader Patrick Rodgers knew that it would take a ton of birdies Sunday to win the John Deere Classic. Bryson DeChambeau took that advice to heart. DeChambeau overcame a four-stroke deficit to beat Rodgers by a stroke for his first PGA Tour title — and a spot ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • West Marshall senior Ross Randall heads for third base after hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning to give the Trojans a 10-2 lead on South Hamilton during their Class 2A District 13 baseball final on Saturday night in State Center. Randall finished with six RBIs as West Marshall prevailed by the same score.

Randall, Trojans slam Hawks

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STATE CENTER — A flare into no-man’s land in shallow right field, a sinking line drive into left field and a pair of balks put the South Hamilton baseball team into the same spot it had been four days earlier against fourth-ranked Dike-New Hartford. West Marshall managed to stay the ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Rebels senior Joe Smoldt attempts to tag out Hudson junior Alex Hageman while he steals second base during the sixth inning of Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s loss to the Pirates in their district finals match on Saturday in Traer.

Pirates clip Rebels 3-2 in district finals

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TRAER — At this time of the baseball season, there generally aren’t any bad teams left in the mix, and that was definitely on display Saturday night at J.L Lister Field as Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Hudson met up to play in the Class 1A District 6 baseball tournament finals. Both teams played ...

Rodgers maintains 2-stroke lead at JDC

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SILVIS, Ill. — Patrick Rodgers is 18 holes away from his first PGA Tour win. But the 25-year-old former Stanford star knows that it’ll likely take a lower score than the one he shot Saturday to secure such a milestone victory. Rodgers shot a 3-under 68 in the third round, maintaining a ...

STC falls to No. 3 Vinton-Shellsburg

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VINTON — Friday saw the opening of the Class 3A Substate 6 tournament, as the South Tama County baseball team lost 12-3 against the third-ranked Vikings. Carter Kriegel took the loss for South Tama on the mound, going three full innings and giving up six runs off six hits while striking out ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown sophomore Wade Canaday stretches as he reaches first base on his second-inning single to right field during the Bobcats’ 7-0 loss to Mason City in Friday’s Class 4A Substate 2 first-round game in Mason City.

Bobcats can’t catch Mohawks, fall 7-0

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MASON CITY — The final set of postseason games for Iowa high school baseball got underway Friday as Marshalltown traveled north to take on Class 4A No. 10 Mason City in the first round of the Substate 2 tournament. After winning the season series 3-1 against the Mohawks, the Bobcats had ...

AP PHOTO • Patrick Rodgers places his ball on the ninth green during the second round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament Friday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

Rodgers pours it on to take 2-stroke lead

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SILVIS, Ill. — Patrick Rodgers shot a 7-under 64 on Friday to take a two-shot lead after the second round of the John Deere Classic. Rodgers had eight birdies and a bogey to finish at 13-under 129 at TPC Deere Run. Finishing on the front nine, he had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior Joe Smoldt rifles in a pitch during his no-hit performance against North Tama on Thursday in their district semifinal match. Smoldt struck out 16 in the win, the best strikeout mark of his career.

Smoldt spins no-no, Rebels blank North Tama

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TRAER — Thursday was near-perfect weather for the semifinal round of the Class 1A District 6 baseball tournament, as North Tama and Gladbrook-Reinbeck met up at J.L. Lister Field for the second time this season with the winner moving on to Saturday’s district finals. When the Rebels and ...

Sooners, sans Stoops, still preseason pick in Big 12

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IRVING, Texas — Oklahoma is the preseason favorite to win another Big 12 title after coach Bob Stoops’ surprise retirement. The Sooners, who last season won their record 10th Big 12 title under Stoops, got 19 of 32 first-place votes in the preseason media poll released Thursday in advance ...

AP PHOTO • Ollie Schniederjans, right, shakes hands with his caddie after sinking a putt on the ninth hole to end his day with a share of the first-round lead at the John Deere Classic on Thursday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

Howell, Schniederjans shoot 63 to share John Deere lead

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SILVIS, Ill. — Charles Howell III and Ollie Schniederjans each shot 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the John Deere Classic. Playing alongside local favorite Zach Johnson, Howell birdied seven his first nine holes and added a birdie on No. 7 in his morning round at ...

Johnson, Moore headline JDC field

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The often-overlooked John Deere Classic elevated its profile by helping Jordan Spieth become a star. Spieth won’t be back in Silvis, Illinois, this week, though, and neither will most of golf’s top players. Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar are among Americans who chose to ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans’ game relocated to State Center

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The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced on Wednesday that the location of the West Marshall baseball team’s Class 2A District 13 final game against South Hamilton has been moved from Dike to State Center. The Trojans (28-6) will now host South Hamilton (10-18) at 7 p.m. in hopes ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • West Marshall senior Chandler Sponseller (20) belts a two-run single in the bottom of the third, scoring seniors Ross Randall (21) and David Disney (14) and giving the Trojans a 3-0 lead over East Marshall in their district semifinals match Tuesday. West Marshall would hold on for a 3-2 victory over the Mustangs.

Hold on, move on

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DIKE — Round two of the Class 2A District 13 baseball tournament Tuesday featured a clash of area rivals, as West Marshall and East Marshall met up for the third time on the diamond this season with the right to play for a district title on the line. Though the Trojans were heavily favored ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Gladbrook-Reinbeck junior Kyle Koppen (20) slides into home plate as he scores off a wild pitch from Grundy Center pitcher Braidan Buhrow in the first inning of the Rebels’ 11-1 victory over the Spartans.

Rebels roll past Grundy Center, 11-1

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REINBECK — Bronson Wrage drove in a career-high three runs with a pair of two-out singles and the Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team got a combined one-hitter from Tyler Tscherter and Caden Kickbush for an 11-1, five-inning victory over Grundy Center in Tuesday’s Class 1A District 6 ...

Redhawks skirt by Janesville

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TRAER — North Tama baseball had a tight one on their hands in the opening round of the Class 1A District 6 tournament, as the Redhawks narrowly got by Janesville with a 3-0 victory in Tuesday’s quarterfinals. All the scoring came in the sixth inning for North Tama, as Cameron Hoeg knocked ...