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MCC volleyball starts with a win

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SANFORD, N.C. — The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team won its first match of the year on Wednesday with a straight-set victory over Central Carolina Community College, 25-7, 25-10, 25-7. Marija Eqic led the way offensively for the Tigers (1-0) with 10 kills, while Jelena Dukic ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Zimmerman wins Legion Ladies crown

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Jackie Zimmerman won the scratch division of the Legion Ladies Club Championship at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course with a two-day total of 159. LeeAnn Ainley took second with a 174, while Paula Weaver finished third with a 178. Meg Sponseller took first in the second flight of ...

Bolstered numbers breeds confidence for Bobcat boys

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Last season the Marshalltown boys cross country team had a pool of 14 athletes to choose from. This year, head coach Chad Pietig has a much larger group of athletes competing on the course, as the Bobcats are 28 strong heading into the 2018 season. Pietig said having those kinds of ...

Continuity brings expectations for MHS girls cross country

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Nearly all of the significant contributors from last season are back for the Marshalltown girls cross country team, and second year head coach Stacy O’Hare said she is excited about what that means for her program. “Watching the kids last year and knowing that we didn’t lose a lot, we ...

All in on IKM

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IOWA CITY — Sophomore Ivory Kelly-Martin will likely start the season as the Iowa football team’s top running back, according to offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz. The move could be categorized as a mild surprise given that fellow sophomore Toren Young was listed ahead of Kelly-Martin ...

Fant named preseason All-American by the AP

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant has been named to the first team on the Associated Press preseason All-America team. Fant led all FBS tight ends in 2017 with an average of 16.5 yards per catch and 11 touchdown receptions. Fant also ranked second for the Hawkeyes ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs fall to ranked Plainsmen

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BELLE PLAINE — The East Marshall volleyball team lost its opener to Class 2A No. 12 Belle Plaine on Tuesday in three sets, 25-20, 25-18, 25-18. Juliana Arifi had 18 of 28 kills for the Mustangs (0-1), while Maria Rasmusson had 12 assists and Karissa Young nine. Quin Damman led the way ...

Racing stickers pour in for Oskaloosa boy with leukemia

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OSKALOOSA — Race drivers and others have been answering the call from an 11-year-old Iowa boy who wants racing stickers to cover his casket after he dies from leukemia. Caleb Hammond’s uncle, Chris Playle, told The Des Moines Register that his family brought him home to Oskaloosa after ...

On the rise

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AMES — Iowa State defensive coordinator Jon Heacock has seen pretty much everything in 35 years of coaching. In that time, Heacock has come to view head coaches as artists charged with painting a winning picture that everyone in a program can see. Ask Heacock and the rest of the Cyclones, ...

Ellis tabbed as head of MCC softball

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Marshalltown Community College announced that Dominc Ellis will be taking over as the head coach of the Tiger softball program. Former head coach Garland Shirley vacated the position at the end of July to take over the head coaching job at Clarke University. Shirley takes over the position ...

Optimistic Iowa hoping to overcome Wisconsin

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IOWA CITY — Entering 2018, Iowa looks like it usually does in August: a decent team with a chance to be a special one. The Hawkeyes should know by the end of September which outcome they are destined for. Iowa, which went 8-5 last year, won’t get to ease into the season even though they ...

Iowa St. eager to build on best year since 2000

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AMES — For decades, Iowa State’s slogan could have easily been “first in tailgating, last in the Big 12.” The Cyclones appear to be on the verge, finally, of being known more for their play than the pre-game scene in Ames. Iowa State (8-5 in 2017) is coming off its best season since ...

Bobcats tip Tigers by 1

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WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys golf team hit the road for its first away dual of the season on Wednesday, facing off with CIML Iowa Conference foe West Des Moines Valley at Willow Creek Golf Club. After dealing with a sudden deluge that soaked the players and the course midway ...

Kempt embraces top job after long road to Iowa St.

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AMES — For the first time in a career spanning six seasons and three schools, Iowa State’s Kyle Kempt will finally enter a campaign as a No. 1 quarterback. Kempt and the Cyclones couldn’t be happier about it. Kempt, who turned around a remarkably unremarkable career in 2017 by ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GMG athletics holding golf fundraiser

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The GMG activities department is having its second annual golf outing at Oakwood Golf Course in Conrad on Aug. 25, starting at 10 a.m. The outing is a four-person best shot outing, and the cost to participate is $50 per person and will include five raffle tickets. Additional raffle tickets ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Stewart aces Legion’s seventh hole

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Liz Stewart scored her first-ever hole-in-one on Tuesday at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course. Stewart sunk her tee shot on the par-3 seventh hole at the Legion. Her shot was with a driver, and Connie Warnell served as witness. Wandering Creek crowns club champs Sam Weatherman won ...

New team, same bond

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CEDAR FALLS — For a couple magical seasons, Bryce Flater and Jordan Hook struck fear into the hearts of opposing defenses. Flater had back-to-back 2,000-plus rushing seasons while toting the rock for Grundy Center, and for both of those years Hook was locking things down on the offensive ...

Bobcat golfers place 5th at Linn-Mar Invite

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MARION — The Marshalltown golf team played in its first tournament of the season on Monday, competing in the Linn-Mar Invitational at Hunters Ridge Golf Course in Marion. The Bobcats placed fifth out of the 14 teams in attendance, finishing with a team-score of 323. Cedar Falls won the ...

Stepping up to the ‘Mike’

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CEDAR FALLS — Many of the leaders from the 2017 University of Northern Iowa football team’s defense are gone from the program coming into the latest campaign, but one player remains and is ready to take up the reins. Panther senior and West Marshall High School graduate Duncan Ferch is ...

Transfer RB Sargent impressing in camp

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IOWA CITY — After largely avoiding the junior college and graduate transfer markets under coach Kirk Ferentz, Iowa found success a year ago with one-and-done running back James Butler. The Hawkeyes might have landed another solid transfer back in Mekhi Sargent. Sargent parlayed one ...