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Hermanson ends MHS hiatus

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A four-year state drought was ended for the Marshalltown girls cross country team on Thursday, as Bobcat freshman Phoebe Hermanson punched her ticket to the state meet. Hermanson ran her best time of the season in the state-qualifying meet at the cross country course on the Marshalltown ...

Edens in, East Marshall out

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GMG junior Jackson Edens is headed back to the state cross country meet for a second-straight season after his performance on Thursday afternoon. Edens finished in 13th in the Class 1A state-qualifying meet on the Marshalltown Community College Cross Country Course, coming in with a time of ...

East Marshall girls earn first team bid in 5 years

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For the first time since 2013 the East Marshall girls cross country team is back in the state meet. The Mustangs finished third in the Class 1A state-qualifying meet at the Marshalltown Community College Cross Country Course with a score of 85, just two points behind North Linn in second ...

MHS boys 6th, but no qualifiers

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Competing for a team state qualification was a bit of a long shot for the Marshalltown boys cross country team on Thursday in their Class 4A state-qualifying meet, but that wasn’t necessarily the goal for the Bobcats. When facing the likes of No. 5 Waukee, No. 12 Ames and teams to watch ...

CROSS COUNTRY: Silver leads Comets to state

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The BCLUW boys cross country team placed first in the 1A state-qualifying meet at Noelridge Park on Thursday with a score of 49, just two points ahead of South Winneshiek in second. Caleb Silver paced the Comets to their state qualification with an individual win in the ...

MHS swimmers sink to sixth

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PLEASANT HILL — Marshalltown senior Shakira Herrera had a part in all four of the Bobcats’ top-six finishes at the CIML Iowa Conference swimming meet on Thursday night at Southeast Polk High School. The Bobcats, who led in the team standings after Monday’s diving competition, came ...

Bobcats blast into next round

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It’s been a bit of a mixed bag over the last couple of weeks of the season for the Marshalltown volleyball team, as the Bobcats were 4-8 in the final two weeks before the regional playoffs. Heading into the Class 5A Region 4 tournament, MHS wanted to send a message that it is still a force ...

Bobcats host Dodgers with winning season on the line

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The Marshalltown football team has been one win away from its first winning record since 2012 for the last two weeks, but the Bobcats have failed to secure that elusive fifth win. MHS will have one last chance to win its fifth game on Friday night when it hosts long-time rival Fort Dodge for ...

UNI adds 4-star PG and familiar face in A.J. Green

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CEDAR FALLS — Once a mighty mid-major, the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team has lost more games than it has won over the past two seasons. The Panthers are hoping four-star freshman point guard A.J. Green can help them get back to the top of the Missouri Valley standings. Green, a ...

No. 19 Iowa’s passing game finally flying

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IOWA CITY — For years, Iowa’s passing game was stuck in a rut. The Hawkeyes have finally gotten untracked. No. 19 Iowa (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) moved into the Top 25 for the first time this year on the strength of back-to-back road wins powered by junior quarterback Nate Stanley and a passing ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Trojans taken out by Iowa Falls-Alden

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IOWA FALLS — The West Marshall volleyball team fell to Class 3A No. 10 Iowa Falls-Alden in the 3A Region 4 tournament in three sets on Wednesday, 25-23, 25-17, 25-14. With the win, the Cadets (27-6) eliminate the Trojans (17-18) from the postseason for a second-straight season. Teresa ...

Rebels gouge GMG in regional opener

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REINBECK — Early on in the first set of the Class 1A Region 3 volleyball tournament opener between No. 11 Gladbrook-Reinbeck and GMG, the Rebels and Wolverines were knotted at 4-4. That was essentially the last time the match ever felt in doubt for Gladbrook-Reinbeck, as the Rebels ...

Indian Hills too tall an order for MCC

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Winning the first set was supposed to be the tidal wave of momentum the Tigers could ride to victory, but Indian Hills had built the levee too high. Indian Hills stood tall and turned away the fast-starting Marshalltown Community College volleyball team on Tuesday night, winning their Iowa ...

Iowa State to appeal Big 12 fine

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AMES — Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen said Tuesday the university will appeal a $25,000 fine levied by the Big 12 Conference for violating postgame celebration policies when fans stormed the field following a 30-14 home win over No. 6 West Virginia last weekend. The league told Iowa ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Belle Plaine fights off Mustangs in 3

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BELLE PLAINE — The East Marshall volleyball team lost in the first round of the Class 2A Region 4 tournament to Belle Plaine on Tuesday in straight sets, 25-15, 25-23, 25-20. Juliana Arifi had 10 kills, five blocks and 15 digs to lead in all three statistics for the Mustangs (10-20). ...

Twinning Trowbridges

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PLEASANT HILL — Marshalltown diving twins Alli and Sami Trowbridge have plenty of accolades over the past four years, including back-to-back state qualifications, but neither had a conference diving title to their name. That was until Monday night, however, as Alli recorded her best 11-dive ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Purdy, Bailey win Big 12 grid honors

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IRVING, Texas — Iowa State junior defensive end JaQuan Bailey was named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in the Cyclones’ win over No. 6 West Virginia on Saturday. Bailey spearheaded a dominating defensive effort, limiting the previously unbeaten Mountaineers ...

Prep Football Rankings

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The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2018 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: CLASS 4A Record Pts Prv 1. WDM Valley (10) 8-0 109 1 2. Cedar Falls (1) 8-0 97 2 3. ...

Final Prep Volleyball Rankings

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Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Eighth Rankings – Oct. 15 CLASS 1A 1. Janesville 40-5 1 2. Le Mars Gehlen Catholic 24-4 2 3. Holy Trinity Catholic 32-3 3 4. Starmont 26-6 5 5. North Tama 25-7 6 6. Tripoli 20-15 5 7. Montezuma 27-6 7 8. East Mills 25-5 8 9. ...

Iowa State bounces back after bad start, crushes WVU

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AMES — Iowa State spent much of last season as college football’s plucky underdog. After a strange and sluggish start to 2018, the Cyclones appear ready to burst back onto the national scene — and they looked more dominant than endearing in throttling then-No. 6 West Virginia. Iowa ...