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STC falls to No. 3 Vinton-Shellsburg

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VINTON — Friday saw the opening of the Class 3A Substate 6 tournament, as the South Tama County baseball team lost 12-3 against the third-ranked Vikings. Carter Kriegel took the loss for South Tama on the mound, going three full innings and giving up six runs off six hits while striking out ...

Bobcats can’t catch Mohawks, fall 7-0

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MASON CITY — The final set of postseason games for Iowa high school baseball got underway Friday as Marshalltown traveled north to take on Class 4A No. 10 Mason City in the first round of the Substate 2 tournament. After winning the season series 3-1 against the Mohawks, the Bobcats had ...

Rodgers pours it on to take 2-stroke lead

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SILVIS, Ill. — Patrick Rodgers shot a 7-under 64 on Friday to take a two-shot lead after the second round of the John Deere Classic. Rodgers had eight birdies and a bogey to finish at 13-under 129 at TPC Deere Run. Finishing on the front nine, he had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch ...

Smoldt spins no-no, Rebels blank North Tama

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TRAER — Thursday was near-perfect weather for the semifinal round of the Class 1A District 6 baseball tournament, as North Tama and Gladbrook-Reinbeck met up at J.L. Lister Field for the second time this season with the winner moving on to Saturday’s district finals. When the Rebels and ...

Sooners, sans Stoops, still preseason pick in Big 12

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IRVING, Texas — Oklahoma is the preseason favorite to win another Big 12 title after coach Bob Stoops’ surprise retirement. The Sooners, who last season won their record 10th Big 12 title under Stoops, got 19 of 32 first-place votes in the preseason media poll released Thursday in advance ...

Howell, Schniederjans shoot 63 to share John Deere lead

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SILVIS, Ill. — Charles Howell III and Ollie Schniederjans each shot 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the John Deere Classic. Playing alongside local favorite Zach Johnson, Howell birdied seven his first nine holes and added a birdie on No. 7 in his morning round at ...

Johnson, Moore headline JDC field

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The often-overlooked John Deere Classic elevated its profile by helping Jordan Spieth become a star. Spieth won’t be back in Silvis, Illinois, this week, though, and neither will most of golf’s top players. Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar are among Americans who chose to ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans’ game relocated to State Center

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The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced on Wednesday that the location of the West Marshall baseball team’s Class 2A District 13 final game against South Hamilton has been moved from Dike to State Center. The Trojans (28-6) will now host South Hamilton (10-18) at 7 p.m. in hopes ...

Hold on, move on

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DIKE — Round two of the Class 2A District 13 baseball tournament Tuesday featured a clash of area rivals, as West Marshall and East Marshall met up for the third time on the diamond this season with the right to play for a district title on the line. Though the Trojans were heavily favored ...

Rebels roll past Grundy Center, 11-1

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REINBECK — Bronson Wrage drove in a career-high three runs with a pair of two-out singles and the Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team got a combined one-hitter from Tyler Tscherter and Caden Kickbush for an 11-1, five-inning victory over Grundy Center in Tuesday’s Class 1A District 6 ...

Redhawks skirt by Janesville

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TRAER — North Tama baseball had a tight one on their hands in the opening round of the Class 1A District 6 tournament, as the Redhawks narrowly got by Janesville with a 3-0 victory in Tuesday’s quarterfinals. All the scoring came in the sixth inning for North Tama, as Cameron Hoeg knocked ...

REGIONAL ROUND-UP: West Marshall upends Atlantic to reach state

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ATLANTIC — A three-run eruption in the third inning provided the deciding run as the Class 3A No. 10 West Marshall softball team secured its first state tournament appearance since 2003 with a 3-2 victory over No. 5 Atlantic in Monday’s Region 8 final. West Marshall (33-6) scored all ...

Comets suffer walk-off heartbreak at Columbus

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WATERLOO — Both the humidity and the tension were thick enough to cut with a knife on Monday at Deviney Waterburg Field, as the No. 12 BCLUW softball team battled No. 5 Waterloo Columbus well into the night in an extremely tight contest with the winner moving onto the state softball ...

’Cats split final series with Lincoln

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Marshalltown baseball finished off their regular season on Monday night when they welcomed in Des Moines Lincoln on senior night for a doubleheader. The Bobcats split the two games, taking game one 6-3 and falling in game two 8-3. In true senior night fashion, senior Miguel Torrez led the ...

MHS to host youth football camp

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Marshalltown High School will host a Friday Night Lights youth football camp on July 28 at Leonard Cole Field. Youth entering grades K-8 will receive coaching in the fundamental skills of football from the MHS coaching staff and current Bobcat players under the lights from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The ...

Randall tabs top honor in NICL West baseball

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The first undefeated NICL West Division baseball champion in nine years was well represented on the all-conference team, as West Marshall senior Ross Randall was named its Most Outstanding Player after leading the Trojans to their first outright league title since 2013. West Marshall went ...

Spider-Man makes himself at home

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NEWTON — As he crossed the finish line for his first victory in three years, Helio Castroneves screamed “Finally! Finally!” over the radio to his joyous crew. For both Castroneves and Team Penske, the win Sunday at Iowa Speedway was long overdue. Castroneves dominated the IndyCar race ...

Ex-Hawkeye assistant Bob Elliott dead at 64

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IOWA CITY — Longtime assistant football coach Bob Elliott has died following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 64. Iowa, where Elliott played and later coached, announced Sunday that he had died a day earlier. Elliott spent 38 years as an assistant for a number of high-profile schools. ...

Mustangs win rubber match

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BEAMAN — Lawn chairs and picnic blankets surrounded the baseball field in Beaman on Saturday evening as the Comets and Mustangs faithful turned out in droves to watch East Marshall take on BCLUW in the opening round of the Class 2A District 13 tournament. Of course only one fan base was ...

South Hardin swamped in season-ending loss to Hawks

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BEAMAN — Saturday saw the beginning of district baseball in Iowa, and getting things started in the area was the South Hardin Tigers, who took on South Hamilton in the first leg of a doubleheader in Beaman as part of the Class 2A District 13 tournament. Things got off to a good start for ...