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South Dakota State drubs Bulldogs, 51-10

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BROOKINGS, S.D. — Taryn Christion passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and South Dakota State continued to pile up the points with a 51-10 victory over Drake on Saturday night. The Jackrabbits (3-0) have scored in all 12 quarters this season, averaging over 43 points per ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Spartans suffer first loss at Marion

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MARION — The Class 2A No. 3 Grundy Center volleyball team found itself on the losing side for the first time this season when it dropped a match to Class 4A No. 12 Marion in the Indians’ home tournament on Saturday. The Spartans (20-1) fell to Marion in two sets in the semifinal round, ...

Bringing it home

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Saying the Marshalltown golf team won its home tournament in the Joe August Invitational on Thursday afternoon at the Elmwood Country Club doesn’t really cut it, the Bobcats smoked the rest of the field on their home course. All six varsity participants placed in the top-9 in scoring, with ...

Wahawks pull away from MHS, 56-14

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WATERLOO — Waterloo West wasted no time in taking control after it appeared Marshalltown was going to run stride-for-stride with the Wahawks. Cade Dodd threw five touchdown passes in the first half and Waterloo West scored 43 unanswered points to break an early tie en route to a 56-14 ...

BCLUW falls to Central Springs on Homecoming

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CONRAD — Things couldn’t have started much better for the BCLUW football team on Friday night in its homecoming match against Central Springs. On the opening drive to start the first quarter, the Comets marched down the field and capped things off with a 30-yard touchdown strike from ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Rebels run roughshod on GMG

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GARWIN — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck football extended its current winning streak to 26-straight games with a 46-0 route of GMG on the road Friday night. Hunter Lott had two passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and a fumble return for a touchdown for the Class A No. 2 Rebels, while Josh ...

Iowa State travels to face Akron

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AMES — Nothing says more about Iowa State’s current place in the national landscape than the fact that it’s playing a Mid-American Conference team on the road this weekend. It’s a matchup the Cyclones will have to survive if they want to entertain any realistic hopes for a bowl ...

Iowa looking for complete performance

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IOWA CITY — Iowa relied on its defense to win its opener, and the Hawkeyes leaned on their offense to survive their first road test. Iowa will look for a complete team effort to close out non-conference play — especially with No. 5 Penn State set to visit Iowa City on Sept. 23 to start ...

Trojans too much for Mustangs

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LE GRAND — The only way West Marshall was going to get everyone involved was to pull away from its cross-county rival in Thursday’s NICL West Division match. East Marshall tried to play the part of spoiler, but the Mustangs simply couldn’t match the Trojans at the net. Junior outside ...

Redhawks handle Collins-Maxwell in 3

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TRAER — Thursday saw a big-time early matchup in the Iowa Star Conference South Division, as Class 1A North Tama hosted one-loss Collins-Maxwell in a match to determine the early frontrunner of the division. The Redhawks would prove to be that frontrunner, as North Tama swept the Spartans ...

Jazz sign Mitrou-Long to training camp roster

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz have signed guard Nazareth Mitrou-Long to the training camp roster. The undrafted free agent averaged 15.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists at Iowa State. The 6-foot-4, 218-pounder was named All-Big-12 second-team and knocked down a team-high 98 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat girls wins quad at Grinnell

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GRINNELL — The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving squad took down three other teams Thursday at the Grinnell Quad, winning with an overall team score of 388. The Bobcats finished more than 100 points higher than Grinnell in second, who had a 276, while Vinton-Shellsburg-Union had a 248 ...

Tritons turn tables on MCC

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When the Marshalltown Community College volleyball team stepped out to face the NJCAA Division II No. 14 Iowa Central Tritons on Wednesday night, the Tigers were both out-sized physically and in size of the team. Despite those odds, MCC played a tough and gritty match, though it did ...

Bobcats try to shake off close loss, travel to Waterloo West

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Last Friday, the Marshalltown football team suffered an agonizing three-point defeat at the hands of Waterloo East in a game that featured a litany of errors by the Bobcats (1-2) that could have swung the momentum in their favor. Looking towards the team’s upcoming road matchup with ...

Kluver hoists one last Cy-Hawk

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AMES — As players, coaches and even some fans flooded midfield, University of Iowa senior long snapper Tyler Kluver looked around for someone to join him near the 25-yard-line. He couldn’t wait to get his hands on the Cy-Hawk Trophy one last time. Kluver, a 2013 Marshalltown High School ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Grundy Center defeats Cougars in three

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GRUNDY CENTER — The Class 2A No. 3 Grundy Center volleyball team continued its undefeated start to the season with a three-set win over Sumner-Fredericksburg on Tuesday, 25-17, 25-11, 25-15. Brooke Flater and Kylie Willis combined to lead the Spartans offensively with nine kills each, while ...

It’s a breeze

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Home court advantage is something the Class 5A No. 15 Marshalltown volleyball team has benefitted from all season heading into Tuesday’s matchup with Fort Dodge, and that advantage didn’t disappear as the Bobcats rolled to yet another three-set sweep at home, taking down the Dodgers, 25-12, ...

Iowa’s passing game takes step forward

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IOWA CITY — It’s difficult to overstate just how inept Iowa’s passing game had become by the end of last season. Last weekend’s win at Iowa State showed that the Hawkeyes (2-0) might finally be dangerous through the air again. Sophomore Nate Stanley leads the Big Ten in passing ...

Schupbach named track coach at Urbandale

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URBANDALE — Former North Tama High School standout Brooke (Dinsdale) Schupbach has been named the new head coach of the Urbandale girls’ track team. Schupbach, who was a part of three Class 1A state champion teams as a prep at North Tama, moves up from her previous post as one of the ...

Gruening, Pedersen pace ’Cats at Valley Invite

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WEST DES MOINES — Marshalltown cross country traveled down to compete in the Tom Karpan Invite on Tuesday afternoon, with the Bobcat girls taking eighth as a team in their race and the MHS boys finishing 10th. Mary Kate Gruening was the high-finisher on the day for the girls, taking 38th ...