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PREP FOOTBALL: Second-ranked Rebels overcome early deficit

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GLADBROOK — Hunter Lott threw five touchdown passes to help Class A No. 2 Gladbrook-Reinbeck overcome an early deficit en route to a 38-13 win against BGM in Friday’s District 5 win. The Rebels (5-0, 3-0) extended their win streak to 27 consecutive games despite trailing the visiting ...

Wilkening’s Wolverines move up

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GRUNDY CENTER — The 19th annual Spartan Invite on Thursday was likely the hottest in quite a while, as the area cross country teams had to deal with 90-degree-plus temperatures on the day as well as a tough course at the Town & Country Golf Club. Top-area finisher Kyla Wilkening ...

Newman makes instant impact for South Hardin

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GRUNDY CENTER — An area runner had a shot at the top spot at the Spartan Invite on Thursday afternoon at the Town & Country Golf Club, but it wasn’t a known commodity for local racing fans. South Hardin sophomore ZaKee Newman, running in his first varsity race of the season, was ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets outlast East Marshall netters

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LE GRAND — Easton Swanson hammered out 25 kills to help BCLUW fend off East Marshall for a five-set win in Thursday’s NICL West Division showdown, 11-25, 25-18, 25-17, 18-25, 15-11. Swanson accounted for nearly half of BCLUW’s kills, going 25-for-45 with only three swinging errors for a ...

Back on track

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PLEASANT HILL — When the Marshalltown boys golf team took the course on Wednesday, it was looking to rebound after not winning an event for the first time all year when it placed second in the Valley Classic on Monday. The Bobcats rebounded strong, with sophomore Cole Davis finishing as the ...

Bobcats look for win over rival Newton on Homecoming

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Homecoming week presents an interesting challenge for sports teams, particularly the football team, who’s game is one of the main attraction for all the festivities. Lost in the pageantry and celebration sometimes is the fact that there is a team coming in to town to try and wreck the ...

Freshmen giving Iowa offense a boost

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IOWA CITY — For much of his tenure at Iowa, coach Kirk Ferentz largely avoided playing freshmen. He has changed his mind on newcomers — a shift that has helped revitalize Iowa’s offense. There are true and redshirt freshmen up and down the depth chart for the Hawkeyes, who are 3-0 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC’s Ryosuke honored by conference

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Coming off a strong performance in two games last week, Marshalltown Community College forward Kino Ryosuke has been named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Ryosuke scored one goal in a 5-1 blowout win at Hawkeye Community College and had both goals against ...

Bobcats blow by Mohawks, 3-0

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The last thing the Marshalltown volleyball team could afford was a lackluster performance during Homecoming week in preparation for Saturday’s Cedar Falls Invitational. The Bobcats have too high of hopes to let an uninspired showing prove costly prior to the postseason. Not even ...

Spartans stave off Trojans

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STATE CENTER — The atmosphere was electric at the West Marshall High School gym on Tuesday evening as the home Trojans welcomed in the Class 2A No. 3 Grundy Center Spartans for a homecoming match and an important NICL West Division contest. Despite a valiant effort from West Marshall, ...

Trojan girls win home cross country meet

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STATE CENTER — West Marshall had both the highest-finishing girls team at its home cross country meet at Lincoln Valley Golf Course on Tuesday night and the highest-finishing individual finisher on the day. Avril Sinning took top honors for the Trojans with a time of 21 minutes, 36 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Marshalltown girls fall in double dual

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WAUKEE — The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team traveled to compete in a double dual on Tuesday against Waukee and Newton/Colfax-Mingo/Pella, where the Bobcats fell against both meets. MHS lost to Waukee 79-22 in the Warriors’ home pool and they dropped to the Aquagirls 63-38. ...

Tigers tripped up at home

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On Sunday, the Marshalltown Community College volleyball team was able to go on the road and win a pair of games over Ellsworth Community College and Dakota County Technical College, but in the matches the Tigers lost Alex Wilmore to an injury and that came back to bite them Monday. MCC only ...

Waukee stops Bobcats’ season-long win streak

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ANKENY — The rain came and washed the Bobcats’ unbeaten season away. The Marshalltown boys’ golf team came up short for the first time this fall, finishing second to Waukee at Monday’s Valley Classic at Briarwood Golf Club, 293-298. The Bobcats, who had won all five duals and three ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans take 6th at Waukee tourney

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WAUKEE — The West Marshall volleyball team faced some tough teams down south on Saturday in the Waukee Tournament, eventually going 1-4 on the day and taking sixth out of the eight teams in attendance. The Trojans (12-6) beat Des Moines Lincoln in three sets, 19-21, 21-10, 17-15, while ...

Tigers net twin wins at NIACC triangular

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MASON CITY — The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team won twice at the NIACC triangular on Sunday, beating both Dakota County Technical College and Ellsworth CC in three-set sweeps. The Tigers opened with a win over the DCTC Blue Knights, 25-16, 25-19, 25-21, and finished off ...

Two local holes-in-one last Monday

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A pair of Marshalltown golf courses were witness to holes-in-one last Monday. Billy Wilson recorded his ace at Wandering Creek Golf Course, using a sand wedge to sink his shot on the 120-yard seventh hole. His playing partners were Brian Green and Bill Jesina. At the American Legion ...

Late tally lifts Tigers past Tritons

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Neither the opponent nor the weather could stop the NJCAA No. 13 Marshalltown Community College mens soccer team from advancing to 5-0 on Saturday afternoon, as the Tigers took down Iowa Central in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference contest that featured quite a bit of drama from ...

MHS girls finish 4th in Bobcat Invite

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Marshalltown girls swimming and diving hosted its home invite on Saturday, and the Bobcats came out in fourth place out of the six teams in attendance. Johnston won the meet with a team score of 348, followed by Atlantic in second with a 275.5, Indianola in third with a 206.5, and ...

Benton disrupts plans for Comets, Mustangs

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UNION — The absence of a dominant Grinnell program heightened the hopes for BCLUW cross country coach Donna Fiscus and her standout junior Caleb Silver. Benton Community turned out to be the X-factor the Comets hadn’t counted on. The unranked Bobcats dominated both races to claim team ...