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SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcats go 2-2 at SE Polk tourney

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PLEASANT HILL — The Class 5A No. 15 Marshalltown volleyball team headed to Southeast Polk on Saturday, where the Bobcats finished 2-2. MHS (7-5) beat Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (21-17, 21-18) and Des Moines North (21-6, 21-7) while losing to No. 14 Urbandale (25-18, 25-10) and No. 7 West ...

Missed opportunities

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With less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter on Friday night, Marshalltown head football coach Adam Goodvin faced arguably the toughest decision of his young coaching career. The Bobcats had the football at 4th-and-two with 33 seconds left on the Waterloo East 7-yard-line, down 18-15 ...

Cyclones looking to avenge blowout loss to Hawkeyes

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AMES — Iowa made it painfully obvious how far Iowa State had fallen behind its Big Ten rivals last season, whipping the Cyclones by 39 points. Iowa State and second-year coach Matt Campbell are eager to show the visiting Hawkeyes (1-0) on Saturday that they’ve closed that gap. The ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Sinning leads West Marshall harriers

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GRAND JUNCTION — The West Marshall girls’ cross country team tabbed two top-10 finishers en route to a third-place finish at the Greene County Invitational on Thursday night at Spring Lake Park. Avril Sinning finished in fifth place to lead the Trojans in a time of 20 minutes, 57 seconds, ...

Bobcats honor legendary coach

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Before the festivities of the 44th annual Bobcat Cross Country Invite got underway on Thursday afternoon, there was a celebration of the career and accomplishments of one of the great Bobcats to don the blue and red. Tim Bell, an MHS alumni, coached the Marshalltown boys’ cross country ...

Local harriers invade MCC course for 44th Bobcat Invite

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Marshalltown played host to over 1,800 athletes on Thursday from over 20 teams, as the 44th annual Bobcat Cross Country Invite was held at the Marshalltown Community College course. For the varsity girls team scores, Dowling Catholic walked away as the champions with a team score of 67, ...

Washington claims dual victory over Bobcat girls

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Cedar Rapids Washington went home with wins in 10 of 12 events in a 127-57 dual meet victory over the Marshalltown girls’ swimming and diving team on Thursday night. The visiting Warriors won 10 of 11 swimming events, save for the 50-yard freestyle, and came away with the lopsided triumph. ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets sweep aside South Hardin

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CONRAD — Easton Swanson hammered out 18 kills to go with 15 digs and a team-leading two blocks as the BCLUW volleyball squad swept South Hardin, 25-18, 25-11, 25-12, in Thursday’s NICL West Division contest. Olivia Hughes added eight kills and setter Cate Nason chalked up seven kills to ...

’Cats stay golden

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ANKENY — Just over twelve hours after winning the CIML Iowa Conference dual crown on Tuesday night, the Marshalltown boys golf team was back on the course competing in its first invitational of the year on Wednesday morning. Though they hadn’t played in a tournament to date, that didn’t ...

Bobcats look to build off success, host Waterloo East

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Two weeks into the football season, Marshalltown sits at 1-1 after winning its first road test against Mason City last Friday. First-year head coach Adam Goodvin said the win has given his guys a little bit of extra motivation as the Bobcats prepare for their next home match against Waterloo ...

In-state talent dominates Cy-Hawk matchup

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AMES — The Iowa-Iowa State rivalry has often been headlined by players who grew up in the state. This year’s game might feature more in-state talent that any Cy-Hawk matchup in recent memory. The Hawkeyes’ most recent depth chart featured 23 players from Iowa. Many of the Cyclones’ ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC harriers compete in Grinnell Invite

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GRINNELL — South Tama County cross country had four total atheltes run in the Grinnell Invitational on Tuesday evening, with two girls and two boys representing the Trojans. Jessica Musgrave was the highest finisher out of either race, taking 23rd for the STC girls. Kelsie York-Morris ...

Title town

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When the top ranked Marshalltown boys golf team took the links at Elmwood Country Club on Tuesday afternoon, it would be the last time it faced off in a dual against another opponent all season and the penultimate time it played at home on the year. With that knowledge in mind, and facing ...

MHS volleyball puts Polar Bears in deep freeze

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A rare event occurred at the Roundhouse on Tuesday night when Marshalltown volleyball squared off with cross CIML foe Des Moines North. After winning the first two sets handily, the Bobcats went on to sweep the Polar Bears 25-0 in the third set, securing the three-set sweep and the fourth ...

Hawkeyes’ defense off to fast start

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IOWA CITY — It took just one game for Iowa’s defense to exceed its preseason expectations. Iowa (1-0) dominated star quarterback Josh Allen and Wyoming in a 24-3 win on Saturday. The Hawkeyes allowed just 3.3 yards per play, stopped Wyoming on 13 of 18 third downs and never let the ...

Ferentz calls broadcaster’s comments ‘offensive’

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IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz shot back at former broadcaster Ed Cunningham on Tuesday, saying that allegations that the Hawkeyes would subject a player to possible long-term health issues “surprising and offensive.” Cunningham said in a story in the New York Times last week that ...

MHS swimming wins double dual at North

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DES MOINES — Marshalltown girls swim recorded its second meet victory of the year on Tuesday night when the Bobcats beat both Oskaloosa and Des Moines North in a double dual. MHS beat Oskaloosa 207-59 and Des Moines North 223-28 in its first road meet of the year. The Bobcats took first ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall volleyball sweeps G-R

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STATE CENTER — Emma Meyer compiled a team-leading eight kills to help West Marshall fight off Gladbrook-Reinbeck in NICL West Division volleyball here Tuesday night. The Trojans (7-1, 2-0) trailed 9-0 at the start of the first set before rallying back to take the opener 25-22. West Marshall ...

Big-play ability

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AMES — One of Iowa State’s biggest questions heading into 2017 was whether it could overcome its deficiencies by leaning heavily on its playmakers. The Cyclones got the answers they were looking for in their opener. Iowa State turned two interceptions into touchdowns and got two more ...