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Dec. 16

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Marshalltown High School boys’ swim team defeated Grinnell 101-69 while recording 16 life-time bests including three by John Ryan.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The East Marshall Mustangs rolled to a couple of dual wins as they whipped Tri-County 66-12 and Gladbrook-Reinbeck/North Tama 42-27 as Rob Baker, Eric Burchland, Jon Wolken, Chad Hamiel, Ray Ferrari, Jake Dolash and Pat Lyle each got two victories.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Green Mountain boys zapped United 69-44 and the girls won 66-53 as Doug Urhammer with 23 points was the top scorer for the boys and Rhonda Groth and Leslie Smith tied for top honors with 27 points each.

Dec. 17

• 10 years ago in 2008

Marshalltown Community College sophomore Abby Horbach, of Toledo, was selected as an All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association, one of two setters on the Division II volleyball second team.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The MHS boys’ swim team sank Mason City 95.5-79.5 with Chris Roush, Jason Hill and Charlie Kelly winning individual events as Kelly captured the 200 yard individual medley with a season-best time; Roush won the 100 backstroke and Hill took the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 freestyle.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The MHS girls’ basketball squad held on to defeat Cedar Falls 56-52 as three girls scored in double figures to lead the offense: Angie Jensen scored 22 points; Donna Buchwald had 18 and Shari Wolfs dropped in 12 points.

Dec. 18

• 10 years ago in 2008

The “What’s Our Name Again?” Lego team of: Susie Pratt, Andrea Lothe, James Talbert, Sophia Medina, Collin Krukow, Stefan Peng, Nicole Lacina and Andrew Walker placed first at the FIRST Lego League regional tournament.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The unbeaten MHS girls’ basketball team were victorious over Fort Dodge 70-54 as Amy Neldeberg and Tiffany VanGundy led the offense with 16 points each.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Garwin Roughriders boys and girls downed Gilbert 84-61 and 91-76, respectively, as Traci Boerm tallied 46 points to lead the girls and Brad Smoldt cored 26 points and 19 rebounds for the boys.

Dec. 19

• 10 years ago in 2008

Gilman native Katie Kitzman scored a career-high 21 points as Simpson College defeated Muskingum College 86-55 in the Cruzin’ Classic.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The West Marshall boys defeated Collins-Maxwell-Baxter 68-63 as Matt Lively held the top scoring position with 29 points.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Green Mountain cheerleaders for its sport teams were: Kim Fordyce, Karen Chesick, Annette Lynch and Julie Ross.

Dec. 20

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Christmas Pageant at Calvary Baptist Church “Footprints to the Manger” starred: Ella Miller, Paul Miller, A.J. Carty, Tatia Chesick, Jacee Chesick, Pantera Ranberger, Christiana Weber, Juan Sanchez, Chelsea Verbeek, Zach Verbeek, Kacee Larson, Hope Larson, Daniel Williams and Shaun Dobbs.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The Green Mountain boys improved their record to 5-1 after defeating Grundy Center 80-57 with Jerrid Ware hitting 23 points followed by teammate Mike Healey with 18, Nathan Farnsworth with 15 and seven rebounds and Tim Mull with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

• 40 years ago in 1978

MHS boys romped over Ottumwa 77-50 which put them at 5-1 on the year and into the Holiday Tournament championship game against Des Moines Hoover as Scott Hughes and Dan Clayton each scored 13 points.

Dec. 21

• 10 years ago in 2008

Then East Marshall/GMG wrestlers won the Norseman Invitational in Story City 205 to Grinnell’s 187 and Gilbert’s 152 as Jase Schossow and Sam Upah won all three of their matches by pins.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Woodbury Elementary students Brianne Uhde, Lanie Choneska, Oscar Sanchez and Antonio Mullen prepared their packages of cookies and candies for delivery to their Partners in Education — Dunham-Bush, Inc.

• 40 years ago in 1978

MCC cheerleaders of the girls and boys basketball teams were: Nora Van Wyk, of Pella; Candy Hutchens, Marshalltown; Sandy Wilson, Grinnell; Dawn Nilles, of Dubuque; Randi Legg, Marshalltown; Niki Shimp, Waterloo; Ilene Arends, as the Tiger, of Marshalltown; Donna Claeys, Belle Plaine and Cathy Taylor, of Marshalltown.

Dec. 22

• 10 years ago in 2008

Kelsey Bolte had 15 points and Amanda Nisleit added 14 in Iowa State University’s 58-42 defeat of Minnesota.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The GMG boys rolled to an 88-52 victory over BCLUW to give coach Gary Peterson his 400th win as four Wolverines scored in double figures: Nathan Farnsworth led with 19 points and eight rebounds; Justin Hornberg had 16 points and eight rebounds; Jerrid Ware scored 14 points and Mike Healey added 11.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The MHS wrestlers went to 5-0 for the season after crushing Ankeny 50-8 as Steve Dunn, Mike Fox, Brian Mead, Kirk Hale and Clint Walters all pinned their opponents.

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