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SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs stave off South Hardin, 3-1

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ELDORA — The East Marshall baseball team won its third-straight NICL West Division game on Friday by taking a victory over South Hardin, 3-1. The Mustangs (8-14, 6-6) were tied with the Tigers (2-12, 2-9) at 1-1 heading to the sixth inning, but East Marshall plated two runs to take over the ...

Police charge Iowa’s Stoll for making false report

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IOWA CITY — Iowa wrestler Sam Stoll has been charged with making a false police report for lying to them after being shot in the knee. Stoll first told Iowa City police he shot himself while in his garage on June 19. After police ruled out that possibility, Stoll admitted he was shot while ...

Rebels get right

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ELDORA — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team only managed 17 total hits in its last three games, leading to its first three-game losing streak of the season. Those hitting problems were alleviated in the third inning of Thursday’s NICL West meeting with South Hardin, however, as the ...

MHS drops twinbill at Mason City

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MASON CITY — A daunting schedule has done the struggling Marshalltown baseball team no favors. The Class 4A No. 10 Bobcats dropped their sixth- and seventh-consecutive games on Thursday night, falling 3-0 and 5-0 to Mason City in a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader at Roosevelt ...

PREP SOFTBALL: AGWSR aces Cadets; Mustangs drop G-R

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ACKLEY — Taryan Barrick tossed a one-hitter while striking out 14 and Josie Winterberg hit her first varsity home run, helping the Class 1A No. 4 AGWSR softball team defeat Iowa Falls-Alden 6-0 on Thursday night. Madalyn Juhl’s bunt single in the top of the fourth inning was the lone hit ...

PREP BASEBALL: Mustangs, Trojans double up on Spartans

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GRUNDY CENTER — The East Marshall baseball team won on back-to-back nights for the first time this season after defeating Grundy Center 15-2 in five innings of NICL West Division action here Thursday. The Mustangs (7-14, 5-6), who shut out Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Wednesday, met Grundy Center ...

Trojans trounce Comets, 20-5

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BEAMAN — Last time the West Marshall and BCLUW baseball teams met this season, the Comets walked away from State Center without allowing the Trojans a single hit. West Marshall leadoff hitter Jake Tollefson wasn’t about to let that happen again when the two teams met up again on ...

MHS softball gets no-hit by Dragons

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JOHNSTON — There’s no soft landing spot in the CIML Iowa Conference when your softball team is falling on hard times. The Marshalltown softball squad suffered a pair of shutout losses on Wednesday night at Johnston, as the Class 5A No. 6 Dragons dealt the Bobcats a pair of run ...

PREP BASEBALL: Dragons take down Bobcats twice

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JOHNSTON — The Class 4A No. 10 Marshalltown baseball team sustained a pair of losses to No. 1 Johnston on Wednesday, falling 5-1 and 9-0 to the Dragons in CIML Iowa Conference play. Wyatt Himes had the Bobcats’ lone RBI for the night, driving in Kody Ricken’s courtesy runner Brian ...

PREP SOFTBALL: Mustangs power past D-NH

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LE GRAND — The Class 2A No. 13 East Marshall softball team won a cross-NICL game against Dike-New Hartford on Wednesday night, 8-1. Kodie Hoskey picked up the win for the Mustangs (23-6), allowing four hits and one run while striking out eight in 5 1/3 innings of work. Amber Martenson ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat freshmen swept by J-Hawks

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URBANDALE — The Marshalltown freshman baseball team suffered a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Urbandale here Monday night, falling 5-0 and 13-3 in six innings. The Bobcats managed one hit against the host J-Hawks in the opening game — a double by Bennett Hageman. Jacob VanPelt took ...

Cougars keep pace

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ACKLEY — If AGWSR pitcher Taryan Barrick striking out the first three BCLUW batters she faced didn’t set the tone, then MaKenna Kuper’s solo home run to lead off the bottom of the first did. The Cougars used the momentum from a strong start in Tuesday’s NICL West Division clash to ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs maintain share of lead

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GRUNDY CENTER — Hannah Birks drove in three runs and Ellen Hungerford’s two-run, two-out single in the top of the seventh inning served as some much-needed insurance as the Class 2A No. 13 East Marshall softball team topped Grundy Center 6-3 in Tuesday’s NICL West Division clash. The ...

J-Hawks hold down MHS

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The Bobcat bats were unable to deliver with the game on the line, and then they came up empty altogether. The Class 4A No. 10 Marshalltown baseball team missed its chance to take down No. 2 Urbandale in the opening game of Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader, and then the J-Hawks ...

Rising in the East

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LE GRAND — Like she has a number of times for the West Marshall softball team during its recent nine-game winning streak, senior Brooke Snider put the Trojans up to start the game with one swing of the bat. Snider led off Monday’s NICL West Division battle against county-rival East ...

J-Hawks sweep Bobcats in CIML Iowa twinbill

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The doubleheader between the Marshalltown softball team and Class 5A No. 10 Urbandale was moved up fives hours on Monday due to weather concerns, but it seemed the Bobcat bats didn’t quite get the memo. Through the first three innings, the MHS girls couldn’t figure out J-Hawks starting ...

SPORTS SHORTS: BCLUW outlasts Gladbrook-Reinbeck

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BEAMAN — The BCLUW baseball team won an NICL West Division game over Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Monday, 5-3. The Rebels (14-6, 4-4) had a 3-1 lead after the second inning, but the Comets (10-9, 7-1) scored three runs in the third and added an insurance run in the sixth to secure the victory. ...

Houlihan wins distance double

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DES MOINES — Devon Allen is used to winning close races. Allen might never enter another event that’ll be as close as the 110-meter hurdles Sunday at the USATF Outdoor championships. Allen, the former Oregon receiver, crossed in 13.452 seconds — with the up-and-coming Grant Holloway ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs close tourney with two wins

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ROLAND — The Class 2A No. 13 East Marshall softball team finished out the Roland-Story tournament on Saturday with two wins, defeating Saydel, 3-1, and Webster City, 5-4. Reagan McIlrath got the win in game one for the Mustangs (20-6), pitching a complete game against the Eagles and ...

Bobcats KO’d by ranked 1A duo

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The bitter taste of what felt like a near-miss lingered long enough to cost the Marshalltown softball team another woeful loss. Marshalltown played Lisbon to a 3-all tie for six innings before Class 1A’s eighth-ranked Lions erupted for 10 runs in the top of the seventh inning for a 13-3 ...