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Bobcats host Indianola, look for first home win

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Marshalltown football has had an extra pep in its step at practice this week, both due to the beautiful fall weather they’ve experienced and to the fact that, though they didn’t come away victorious last week against Newton on Homecoming, the Bobcats played arguably their best game of the ...

Improved Iowa St ready to take its shot at Texas

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AMES — Texas has owned its series with Iowa State, winning 12 of the last 14 games against the Cyclones since the two schools became rivals with the formation of the Big 12. A Thursday night prime-time matchup will offer Iowa State a crack at a marquee win against a program that has had its ...

Spartans sweep aside Comets

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CONRAD — Tuesday was senior night for the BCLUW volleyball team, and the Comets had a bear of a task ahead of them to send out their five seniors, facing Class 2A No. 3 Grundy Center in a NICL West Division matchup. BCLUW fought hard and competed strong on the night, but in the end the ...

No. 14 Urbandale tracks down ’Cats

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URBANDALE — The Bobcats’ bid at a spot in the upcoming rankings got derailed by an inability to finish what they started. The Marshalltown volleyball team leapt out to leads in each of three sets but could not put away Class 5A No. 14 Urbandale, falling 25-22, 25-22, 25-19 in Tuesday’s ...

Iowa’s Jewell off to monster start

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IOWA CITY — When Iowa defensive lineman Parker Hesse calls his teammate Josey Jewell “obnoxiously competitive,” he means it as a compliment. Hesse said Jewell’s tenacity even extends to a tailgating game, cornhole, which was pretty much designed to be played with a drink in one hand ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcats, Mustangs run at Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE — The Marshalltown and East Marshall cross country teams headed to the Pine Knolls Country Club on Tuesday to compete in the Knoxville Invitational, and the Mustang boys took fourth in their meet with a team score of 120. Cam Hungerford was the top area finisher for the boys, ...

Tigers maul Mount Mercy JV, 8-1

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The last time the NJCAA No. 11 Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team was on the pitch, the Tigers surrendered their first loss of the season to Iowa Lakes Community College on Saturday. When MCC returned to action at home on Monday afternoon, there was a clear focus in the ...

Iowa State excited for national spotlight

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AMES — Iowa State’s improvement under second-year coach Matt Campbell has gone largely unnoticed nationally. The Cyclones can put themselves on the map with a big showing on Thursday night. Iowa State (2-1) opens Big 12 play when it hosts Texas on national television. Although the ...

Jewell earns second B1G weekly honor this season

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell was named Big Ten Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 21-19 loss to No. 4 Penn State on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. He shares the award with Michigan defensive lineman Chase Winovich, who had three sacks against ...

Uthoff signed by Pacers

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INDIANAPOLIS — Former University of Iowa all-Big Ten basketball player Jarrod Uthoff has been signed to the practice squad of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The 6-foot-7 Uthoff was undrafted out of Iowa in 2016 after earning second-team All-American ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets go 2-1 at Roland-Story quad

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STORY CITY — The BCLUW volleyball team traveled to compete in the Roland-Story Tournament on Monday, where they came away with a 2-1 record. The Comets (13-9) beat Madrid (21-14, 21-14) and Newton (21-14, 21-11) while falling to tournament host Roland-Story (21-19, 21-19) on the ...

Buzzer-beater

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IOWA CITY — It was happening like it had so often in the past. A once-sluggish Iowa football team had come to life in the fourth quarter at home under the lights, and another top-five opponent was set to go down. Trace McSorley, Juwan Johnson and the resilient Nittany Lions flipped the ...

Bobcats, Spartans end with losses at Cedar Falls tourney

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CEDAR FALLS — Some of the best high school volleyball teams in the state were in attendance at the Tiger Volleyball Invitational, with over half of the 16 teams featured in the latest Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union rankings. Three of the top teams in their class were present at the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojan netters take 2nd at Nevada

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NEVADA — The West Marshall volleyball team powered through pool play with a 4-0 record before falling to Class 4A No. 11 Dallas Center-Grimes in the championship match at Saturday’s Nevada Tournament. The Trojans lost only one set in pool play, beating Nevada (21-8, 21-16), Norwalk ...

Drake downs Valparaiso 38-13 behind Kraemer

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DES MOINES — Grant Kraemer threw for 445 yards and two touchdowns, ran for another score, and Drake pulled away in the second half to beat Valparaiso 38-13 in its Pioneer Conference opener on Saturday for its 14th straight win in the series. The Bulldogs (2-2) took a 17-13 halftime lead on ...

Lions signed Caldwell to extension months ago

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DETROIT — Jim Caldwell was coy, just days ago, when asked about whether he had signed a contract extension with the Detroit Lions. Turns out, he had. The Detroit Lions confirmed Saturday they signed their coach to a multiyear deal months ago. Caldwell has a 29-21 record in Detroit over ...

PREP FOOTBALL: AGWSR triumphs on late field goal

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ACKLEY — Luca Fiebach’s 24-yard field goal with 6.6 seconds left capped the AGWSR football team’s comeback from a 15-point deficit for a 45-44 win over Turkey Valley in Friday’s 8-Man District 2 Homecoming thriller. The Cougars (3-2, 1-1) trailed 44-29 before Alex Stahl returned a ...

’Cats collect Ryder Cup championship

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There were no frenetic fans decked out in red, white and blue, no overbearing celebrations nor beverage-soaked trophy presentations. The first Bobcat-Dragon Ryder Cup was all about competition and camaraderie. The Marshalltown and Johnston boys’ golf teams took advantage of an open date on ...

MHS can’t catch Cardinals, 49-28

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Friday’s Marshalltown football Homecoming matchup with Newton was a tale of two halves for the Bobcats. In the first half, after taking advantage of an opening-drive fumble by the Cardinals to take a 7-0 lead, MHS allowed Newton to roll off 28-straight points to take a 21-point lead. ...

No. 4 Penn State faces test at Iowa

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IOWA CITY — Penn State’s James Franklin hasn’t coached at Kinnick Stadium before — but he knows how dangerous the Hawkeyes can be at home after dark. The fourth-ranked Nittany Lions (3-0) open Big Ten play against one of their most vexing conference rivals on Saturday. Iowa (3-0) ...