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Kluver voted onto Iowa football Leadership Group

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IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa football program has named 18 players to the 2017 Leadership Group, and Marshalltown native Tyler Kluver is a member. The group is made up of 17 seniors and one junior, and was created with the purpose of assisting in formulating policies and being ...

UNI’s Ferch, Williams get academic honors

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CEDAR FALLS — Two former area preps have received academic honors as members of the University of Northern Iowa’s football program. Junior linebacker Duncan Ferch and redshirt freshman tight end Peyton Williams were both named to the 2016-17 Missouri Valley Football Conference’s Honor ...

Exceeding expectations

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GILBERTVILLE — It was a tale of two outcomes on Saturday for the West Marshall softball team, as they faced another grueling day of back-to-back games in the Don Bosco Tournament in Gilbertville. The Class 3A No. 9 Trojans started the day with a rousing 9-1 defeat of New Hampton, but they ...

SPORTS SHORTS: North Tama shellacks Dunkerton 21-5

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DUNKERTON — The North Tama baseball team improved upon its long winning streak Friday by defeating Dunkerton on the road in a 21-5 drubbing in Iowa Star Conference play. Lance Zobel got the win for North Tama (21-4), going three full innings while giving up only two hits and no earned runs. ...

Trojans keep rolling

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STATE CENTER — The West Marshall baseball squad solidified its spot as the top team in the NICL West Division with a win over East Marshall on Monday night, but clearly the Trojans haven’t lost their appetite for winning as West Marshall rolled to a seventh-straight victory Friday by ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets walk-off to beat Grundy Center

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CONRAD — Olivia Hughes dropped down a sacrifice bunt to drive in Parker Scurr as the game-winning run as the Class 2A No. 13 BCLUW softball team got a 2-1 walk-off win against Grundy Center in Friday’s NICL West Division contest. Scurr was running in place of Easton Swanson, who led off ...

Maroons put MHS on ice

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In their final showing at home for the 2017 softball season, the Marshalltown Bobcats had yet another tough doubleheader against a top-ranked foe, this time facing the Class 5A No. 10 Dowling Catholic Maroons on Thursday afternoon. Due to some rescheduling from earlier in the season, the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comet softball routs Colo-NESCO 17-1

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MC CALLSBURG — The Class 2A No. 13 BCLUW softball team added another win under its belt Thursday when the Comets traveled to Colo-NESCO for a 17-1 drubbing of the Royals. Despite the lopsided score, the game went a full seven innings, with BCLUW (25-8) tallying eight runs in the final ...

Tennessee transfer Alexa Middleton to play at ISU

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AMES — Tennessee transfer Alexa Middleton will play her final season at Iowa State. The Cyclones announced Wednesday that Middleton, a former McDonald’s All-American, will sit out next year under transfer rules and play for the Cyclones in 2018-19. Middleton, a 5-foot-9 guard, averaged ...

’Cats take Dragons the distance

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Heading into Wednesday’s doubleheader against Johnston, the Marshalltown High School softball team knew it had a tough couple games ahead against the third-ranked team in Class 5A, and while they weren’t able to come away with a victory the Bobcats never backed down from the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Rebels reach mercy rule on Mustangs

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GILMAN — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team racked up 16 hits and handed host East Marshall a 15-5, five-inning setback in Wednesday’s NICL West Division contest. The Rebels (12-6, 6-4) scored their sixth-straight win by pouring on the offense, tallying three runs in the second and ...

West Marshall wallops Hawks in twinbill

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JEWELL — One night after notching its third-straight NICL West Division baseball championship, the West Marshall baseball team faced off with one of its former league foes in a non-conference doubleheader. Even on the road, the Trojans made themselves right at home. West Marshall (22-5) ...

GMG ends 12-game slide by beating G-R

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GLADBROOK — On a crisp summer evening that felt more like October than June, the Gladbrook-Reinbeck softball team celebrated its seniors in its second-to-last home game of the season, but it was GMG who ended up celebrating on the diamond. Despite a furious comeback by the Rebels in the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets erupt for 12 runs, beat D-NH

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CONRAD — Twelve runs was more than enough for the Class 2A No. 13 BCLUW softball team to beat Dike-New Hartford in Tuesday’s cross-NICL contest, and all 12 runs arrived in one inning. BCLUW scored a dozen runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to reach the mercy rule, winning 12-0. Leah ...

West completes season sweep of East

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STATE CENTER — A good crowd was on hand on Monday night in State Center to take in the second game between the West Marshall and East Marshall softball teams this season, and, though the score might not have indicated it, both the Trojan and Mustang faithfull were treated to a tight ...

Urbandale withstands challenges from MHS

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URBANDALE — The Marshalltown baseball team found itself in the hunt in both games of a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader at Urbandale on Monday night, but the Bobcats came up short twice. The host J-Hawks dodged challenges from Marshalltown in both games, sweeping the Bobcats 9-4 and ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 6 Urbandale sweeps aside Bobcats

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URBANDALE — The Class 5A No. 6 Urbandale softball team totaled 26 hits and 26 runs in its doubleheader sweep of Marshalltown in Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference games. The host J-Hawks won the opener 13-2 in six innings and captured the second game 13-1 in five innings. In the opener, ...

Schwarber not surprised about demotion

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DES MOINES — Slumping slugger Kyle Schwarber said Monday that he’s not surprised the Chicago Cubs demoted him, saying “the numbers spoke for themselves.” Schwarber’s October return following a knee injury helped fuel Chicago’s first World Series title in 108 years, but he was sent ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Local junior golfers compete in Nevada

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NEVADA — A pair of local golfers participated in Sunday’s Iowa PGA Junior Tour events at Indian Creek Country Club, both earning top-three finishes. In the Junior Tour Classic, Marshalltown High School senior-to-be Tate Carlson tied for the top spot in the boys’ 16-18 age group by ...

Comets turn two on Bobcats

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As Emily Hass crossed home plate as the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Marshalltown head softball coach Jim Palmer kept waving as McKenna Major rounded third base inconsequentially. Major’s run would not have counted, but the Bobcats’ head coach is trying to use ...