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Late goals lift J-Hawks past Bobcats

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Coming into the 2017 campaign, the Bobcats knew it would be the defensive unit that kept the squad in matches. While the Marshalltown girls’ soccer team didn’t win Tuesday night’s CIML Iowa Conference meeting with Urbandale on Leonard Cole Field, it was the Bobcat defense that kept the ...

MCC’s softball season reaches abrupt ending

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Marshalltown Community College softball team’s season came to an abrupt end Tuesday with an 8-0, five-inning loss to Iowa Western Community College in the consolation-round of the NJCAA Division I Region XI Tournament. Six runs in the bottom of the fifth sealed the ...

Falcons return favor with sweep of Tiger baseball

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Four days after the Tigers went to Centerville and swept the Indian Hills Community College, the Falcons came to Marshalltown and returned the favor. After a handful of rainouts, the two teams finally got together on the field, which resulted in 8-1 and 6-3 losses for Marshalltown Community ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Gardner wins 200, ’Cats 3rd at Mohawk

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MASON CITY — Marshalltown’s Kierra Gardner bursted through the finish line in 27.59 seconds to take first place in the 200-meter dash for the girls’ track and field team, earning the lone individual title for the Bobcats on Tuesday. The Marshalltown girls finished third with 102 points ...

Urbandale holds off MHS boys

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URBANDALE — The Bobcats’ comeback came up short, as the Marshalltown boys’ soccer team found two goals in the final five mintues before falling 3-2 to Urbandale on Tuesday night. An injury to Alec Reynolds (knee) in the first half forced the Bobcats’ starting goalkeeper to leave the ...

Norwalk’s start deflates MHS

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Once Norwalk got on the scoreboard, the air was taken out of the Marshalltown boys’ soccer team. Norwalk scored three times in the latter part of the first half Monday evening at Leonard Cole Field, and that was more than enough for the top-ranked team in Class 2A. The Warriors shutout the ...

Indian Hills sends MCC to back side of bracket

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — A handful of errors hindered the Marshalltown Community College softball team’s chances in the first round of the NJCAA Division I Region XI Softball Tournament on Monday, falling 7-1 to Indian Hills Community College. The Tigers (23-18) committed six errors on their way ...

MCC hurler signs with D-I Alcorn St

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Marshalltown Community College sophomore pitcher Paige Taylor signed her National Letter of Intent with Alcorn State University on Friday. Taylor has come on to be one of the program’s top pitchers, solidifying herself as an all-star player as a freshman. In her two years in the circle, ...

6 with Iowa ties sign as undrafted free agents

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Six football players with Iowa ties signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents on Saturday night. The Iowa Hawkeyes saw a pair of players sign with the New England Patriots. Offensive lineman Cole Croston and running back LeShun Daniels, Jr. both caught on with the reigning world ...

STC senior makes splash in hurdles

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DES MOINES — Allison Yuska gave a mischievous smile after dodging the rain Friday afternoon at the conclusion of the 4x100-meter preliminaries. But Mother Nature had the last laugh. The rain was in a downpour for Yuska as she stepped into her blocks for the 400 hurdles on Saturday, ...

Moline, McLeod log World-best times in rain

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DES MOINES — The Olympic athletes came and went, but the fans were there to stay. During the course of the three-day weekend, track and field fanatics weathered some of the poorest-thought up conditions to watch high school, collegiate and professional athletes vie for top honors on the ...

MCC softball postseason postponed

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — The games will be played once the rain goes away. The NJCAA Division I Region XI Softball Tournament was forced to alter its schedule because of the wet weather, giving Marshalltown Community College three extra days to prepare to face the top seed. Indian Hills CC ...

Trio of Hawkeyes, one Bulldog follow Beathard

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PHILADELPHIA — The University of Iowa had its largest draft class since 2012 when three Hawkeyes were chosen on Saturday, following third-round selection C.J. Beathard. Beathard, a quarterback, was chosen by the San Francisco 49ers with the 104th pick, going 40th in the third round, in the ...

Local Gun Club hosts state championships

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The Central Iowa River Gun Club recently hosted the annual Iowa State Championship matches for Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Conventional Pistol. The Air Rifle and Air Pistol matches are shot using air powered .177 pellet guns which are extremely accurate, capable of same hole shooting at the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: United Way charity golf set for June 22

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The Marshalltown Area United Way will hold its 24th annual charity golf outing on June 22 at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course. The event is a four-person best ball tournament with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $65 per person, and cart rental is $15 per person. Golfers who ...

Zeisneiss smilin’ in the rain

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DES MOINES — Even the rainy conditions weren’t going to damper Brylie Zeisneiss’s Drake Relays debut. The South Hardin sophomore threw 39 feet, 3 3/4 inches in her third throw of the preliminary round, propelling her from 10th place to eighth and into the finals. But as the rain ...

Simpson reigns in 1,500-meter Rio Rematch

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DES MOINES — It was, without a doubt, a Rio Rematch. Iowa-born Jenny Simpson, who joined elite Drake Relays company by becoming the second athlete to win five-straight titles (Jeff Hardwig, pole vault, 1995-2000) clocked a time of 4 minutes, 16.10 seconds for the 1,500-meter title. But it ...

Bobcat girls score first soccer win

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MASON CITY — The Marshalltown girls’ soccer team quadrupled its season goals total by outscoring Mason City 3-1 for its first win of the spring here Friday. The Bobcats (1-5, 1-1), who hadn’t scored since their season opener three weeks earlier at Pella, tallied three times in this CIML ...

MHS netters defeated by Cedar Falls

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CEDAR FALLS — Six singles matches all went Cedar Falls’ way as the Tigers toppled the Marshalltown girls’ tennis team, 6-3, in Friday’s non-conference dual. Cedar Falls (5-7) rattled off the first six matches in straight sets and won the top three doubles bouts, though two of them ...

49ers draft Hawkeye QB Beathard in 3rd round

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Having used his first two picks to shore up the front end of San Francisco’s defense a day earlier, John Lynch turned his attention to the secondary while continuing to bolster his growing reputation as the busiest general manager in the draft. The 49ers drafted ...