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’Cats stand back up, walk off

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Six runs was more than the Bobcats had scored in a game since May, and it was 19 too few. Turns out seven was Marshalltown’s magic number. Nate Vance drove in Tate Kuehner with a bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Bobcat baseball team to a 7-6 victory over Fort Dodge in ...

Des Moines Golf and Country Club readies for Solheim Cup

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WEST DES MOINES — LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan described the crowds for the upcoming Solheim Cup as something that might be found at a football game mixed with a soccer match and a mixed martial arts bout. Des Moines will settle for it being one of the biggest golf tournaments the city ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets chase away South Hardin 14-0

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ELDORA — Samantha Ubben struck out nine over four innings of one-hit softball and drove in a pair of runs to lead Class 2A No. 15 BCLUW past South Hardin, 14-0 in five innings, in Monday’s NICL West Division contest. Kiera Anderson accounted for the only hit for South Hardin (3-17, 2-7), ...

Malloy shines in two Trojan victories

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STATE CENTER — The Class 3A No. 10 West Marshall softball team suffered its second loss in three days, falling 13-1 in five innings to 4A No. 1 Benton Community in Saturday’s Rose Festival Tournament championship game. The Trojans (19-2) defeated Grand View Chrstian 8-3 and Greene County ...

PCM tracks down Trojans in title game

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STATE CENTER — And on the seventh day, the Trojans rested. The West Marshall baseball team rounded out an eight-game week with a pair of nailbiters at its annual Rose Festival Tournament, falling 3-2 to PCM in Saturday’s championship game rematch. The Trojans and the Mustangs met in the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojan softball 2nd in Rose Festival

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STATE CENTER — The Class 3A No. 10 West Marshall softball team went 2-1 at its own Rose Festival Tournament on Saturday, suffering only a championship game defeat to 4A’s top-ranked Benton Bobcats. The Trojans (19-2) defeated Grand View Christian 8-3 in the first game of the day, then ...

Bobcats can’t catch Comets

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The Bobcats failed to pounce on what limited opportunities they encountered, and the Comets cashed in for the win. North Polk junior right-hander Jake Johnson held the Marshalltown baseball team to one second-inning single, and the Comets danced around two errors to take out the Bobcats, 2-0, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets split with pair of 5A squads

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FORT DODGE — The Class 2A No. 15 BCLUW softball team split with a pair of 5A teams on the opening day of the Fort Dodge Tournament here Friday, beating Sioux City East 12-2 in five innings before falling to Iowa City West, 8-6 in six innings. In the opener against Sioux City East, Samantha ...

MHS snaps seven-game skid, splits with SE Polk

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PLEASANT HILL — Marshalltown sophomore Dylan Eygabroad drove in the go-ahead run with his two-out single in the top of the seventh inning and then turned a double play to end the game, helping the Bobcat baseball team salvage a split at Southeast Polk on Thursday night. The host Rams (13-8) ...

No. 14 Rams make quick work of Cats

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PLEASANT HILL — It’s been a rocky road back into the Central Iowa Metropolitan League for the Marshalltown softball team. The Bobcats dropped their sixth-straight on Thursday, getting blanked in both games of a doubleheader at Class 5A No. 14 Southeast Polk, 10-0 in five innings and 12-0 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets chase away East Marshall, 5-2

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CONRAD — Jordyn Beeghly’s three-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning cleared the bases and lifted the Class 2A No. 15 BCLUW softball team to an eventual 5-2 triumph against East Marshall in Thursday’s NICL West Division showdown. East Marshall (9-10, 4-4) held a 2-1 lead after ...

Dowling bats drown out Bobcats

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One part of the puzzle fell into place, but a couple more are still missing for the Bobcats. The Marshalltown baseball team made just one error during Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader against Class 4A No. 3 Dowling Catholic, but the Maroons tatooed MHS pitching for 23 hits and ...

Former Cyclone coach hired by USA Wrestling

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Former Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Jackson has been hired by USA Wrestling. The governing body announced Wednesday that Jackson will be a the developmental coach for the men’s freestyle team. Jackson was an Olympic champion at the Barcelona Olympics ...

PREP ROUND-UP: West Marshall backs Markle to beat Hudson

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STATE CENTER — Nat Markle delivered a five-hitter and the West Marshall baseball team rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to beat Hudson 3-1 in Wednesday’s cross-NICL game. Markle struck out five, walked four and scattered five hits for his first win of the season, ...

Iowa to put Tigerhawk logo at midfield in ‘17

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IOWA CITY — Iowa will have a logo displayed at midfield in Kinnick Stadium next season for the first time in nearly four decades. The Hawkeyes announced Monday that the new field it is putting in will have the “Tigerhawk” logo, the same one that adorns Iowa’s helmets, between the ...

Iowa’s Adams, McCoy selected in 6th round of MLB Draft

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IOWA CITY — Two University of Iowa baseball players were selected in the sixth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. Junior first baseman Jake Adams was selected with the 181st pick by the Houston Astros, while senior infielder McCoy was taken seven ...

Pollard ties for 14th at John Deere Junior Open

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SILVIS, Ill. — Marshalltown High School junior-to-be JD Pollard tied for 14th place in his division of the 2017 John Deere Classic Junior Open on Monday and Tuesday at TPC Deere Run. Pollard carded rounds of 11-over-par 82 on Monday and a 6-over 77 on Tuesday for a 159 total, climbing 10 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mead powers West Marshall past L-S

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SULLY — Cody Mead hit a two-run homer in the third inning, a two-run double in the fifth and struck out the last two batters for the save in leading the West Marshall baseball team past Lynnville-Sully in a non-conference game here Tuesday night. Mead inherited a baserunner with a run ...

Top-ranked Dragons brush aside Bobcats

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JOHNSTON — The Marshalltown baseball team has been knocked down. Now it has to get back up. The Class 4A No. 1 Johnston Dragons delivered a pair of haymakers to the Bobcats on Monday night, beating MHS 17-2 in four innings and 6-0 in a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader. Marshalltown (8-9, ...

PREP ROUND-UP: Fifth-ranked Johnston stifles MHS softball

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JOHNSTON — Fresh off its first two wins of the season, the Marshalltown softball team got snapped back to the reality of life in the CIML Iowa Conference. The Bobcats were defeated twice in Monday’s doubleheader at Johnston, falling 10-0 in five innings and 12-0 in four innings against ...