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MCC’s Robinson named all-region Offensive Player

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Seven Marshalltown Community College softball athletes have been named to the NJCAA all-Region XI team, including a pair of first-team selections and five second-team honorees. Sophomore Courtney Fudge and freshman Shaena Robinson were selected to the all-region first team. Robinson led the ...

Sense of style

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The numbers C.J. Beathard put up the past two seasons as Iowa’s quarterback were far from staggering, especially in this age of high-powered spread offenses in college football. Beathard said at times it was frustrating watching other quarterbacks put up more ...

U. of Iowa to review job practices after $1.4M verdict

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IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa announced plans Friday to hire an outside firm to review its employment practices after a jury ruled that it discriminated against a high-ranking gay female athletic administrator. President Bruce Harreld said the review would begin in the athletic ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comet girls claim own tourney title

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UNION — Lauren Anderson and Madison Trinkle went first and second, helping the BCLUW girls’ golf team to a win with 201 strokes on their home course at South Hardin Recreation Area. Anderson was the medalist with a 45, and Trinkle was awarded runner-up with her 49 for the Comets on ...

Trojans triumph on home track

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STATE CENTER — It seemed like it had been a century since West Marshall High School hosted a track meet. But on a newly renovated track and some freshly mowed grass, the Trojan girls’ track and field team wasted no time securing its first win on the new surface as it won the 2017 NICL West ...

Royals rack up runner-up finishes at Iowa Star

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Royals thought they were disqualified in the distance medley relay. Turns out they were winners. A confusion as to which team had stepped out of the exchange flipped in favor of the Colo-NESCO boys’ track and field team at Thursday’s Iowa Star Co-ed Conference ...

Depth delivers second-straight conference crown for Mustangs

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STATE CENTER — This year, the East Marshall boys track and field team didn’t wait until the final race to seal their conference meet victory. They just waited until the second-to-last event. After crunching numbers once again, East Marshall head coach Ryan Hull and Co. learned after a ...

Richardson wins shot as ’Cats finish 4th at CIML

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JOHNSTON — Maddux Richardson helped lead the Marshalltown boys’ track and field team to a fourth-place finish at Thursday’s CIML Iowa Conference meet. Richardson threw for 53 feet, 7 1/2 inches in the shot put to take home the CIML Iowa title. Richardson also took second place in the ...

Henze takes discus, MHS 5th in CIML Iowa meet

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DES MOINES — Malory Henze took home the CIML Iowa Conference title in the discus throw, tossing 125 feet, 4 1/2 inches Thursday, leading the Bobcats to a fifth-place finish with 45 team points. Jill Podhajsky was third in the same event, throwing 109-6 1/2 for six team points. ...

Jury rules for Meyer vs. U of I

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DES MOINES — A jury on Thursday awarded more than $1.4 million to a former University of Iowa athletic administrator, ruling that the university had discriminated against her because of her gender and sexual orientation. Jane Meyer alleged she suffered workplace discrimination as a gay woman ...

MCC scores three of four weekly league honors

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Three of the four weekly spring honors from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference were awarded to Marshalltown Community College athletes, the league announced Wednesday. MCC sophomore softball players Courtney Fudge and Jordan Carter were honored as the ICCAC’s Division ...

Bobcat girls close with win against Railsplitters

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The Marshalltown girls’ tennis team closed the regular season by matching its best record in the last six years thanks to an 8-3 victory Thursday against Des Moines Lincoln (3-6) at the MHS Tennis Courts. The Bobcats (4-8) equalled their season-ending mark from 2012 with the decisive ...

Third-set tiebreakers set Bobcats back at Lincoln

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DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys’ tennis team was on the short end of a long afternoon, as it lost 6-5 to Des Moines Lincoln on Thursday. Two Bobcats lost their singles matches in a third-set tiebreaker, and three of the five doubles lost in the same fashion. Sean McWilliams took ...

SPORTS SHORTS: AGWSR’s depth downs Mustang boys

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WELLSBURG — The East Marshall boys’ golf team boasted the low scorer but AGWSR accounted for four of the next five, beating the Mustangs 171-186 in Thursday’s NICL West Division dual at Meadowbrook Golf Course. Dru Boliver won medalist honors for East Marshall with his 4-over-par round ...

GMG trails only Dons in Iowa Star boys golf

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COLO — The GMG boys’ golf team shaved as many strokes as it could, but Don Bosco continued to remain ahead, outlasting the Wolverines for the Iowa Star Conference title Wednesday at Twin Anchors Golf Course. Noah Pittman of Don Bosco garnered medalist honors with his 11-over 68 with Derek ...

UNI-Dome prepping for AstroTurf upgrade

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CEDAR FALLS — The UNI-Dome will have a different look this fall with the installation of a new artificial turf surface by AstroTurf that will feature a custom-made field design for the Northern Iowa Panthers. The bid was awarded to AstroTurf for the project on Feb. 20. The installation ...

University of Iowa discrimination case turned over to jury

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DES MOINES — Jurors on Wednesday began deliberating a lawsuit filed by an athletic administrator who accuses the University of Iowa of discriminating against her because of her sexual orientation. The case went to the eight-person jury after attorneys gave closing statements in the lawsuit ...

Drake’s Hittner picked to play on USA’s U19 team

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DES MOINES — Drake University freshman Becca Hittner accepted her invitation to play in the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team trails May 18-21 at the United State Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Invitations were sent out by the USA Basketball Women’s Junior ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Independence turns back STC/EM girls

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TAMA — Independence started quick and controlled the tempo and took a 3-0 win from the South Tama County/East Marshall girls’ soccer team Tuesday. The Mustangs (5-6) scored in the 26th minute and again in the 29th to take a 2-0 lead into the break. Abby Llewellyn started in goal, saving ...

Maroons too mighty for MHS

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The Bobcat girls’ tennis team knew it was going to have its hands full when undefeated Maroons came to town Tuesday afternoon. Such was the case as Dowling Catholic improved to a perfect 15-0 this season and 5-0 in the CIML Iowa Conference with an 11-0 win against the Marshalltown girls ...