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Jan. 6

• 10 years ago in 2009

The No. 5 ranked West Marshall Trojans made themselves right a home in their new conference, the North Iowa Cedar League West, when they dethroned Gladbrook-Reinbeck at the top and ended their 28-game conference winning streak with a 58-51 victory as Jake Shipley led the offense with 12 points and eight rebounds.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The BCLUW girls rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock 47-40 fueled by Cherilyn Kruse’s 17 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The first baby of the new year was born to Gregory and DeAnne Lukehart at 11:42 p.m. on Jan. 2, a girl, Jill Alisson Lukehart, weighing 7 pounds, 12.5 ounces.

Jan. 7

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown High School girls scored their first conference win of the season 44-43 over Mason City as Taylor Gaffney had a double-double scoring 15 points and pulling down 19 rebounds.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Susan Briggs and Elizabeth Tyler were ready to hit the slopes at Sundown Ski Resort in Dubuque on the annual YMCA-YWCA ski trip.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The West Marshall High School wrestlers crowned five individual champs: Todd Breckenridge, John Brockman, Tim Bear, Jim Clark and Guy West as they took the Benton Invitational rolling up 171 points.

Jan. 8

• 10 years ago in 2009

The MHS JV boys swim team racked up eight first place finishes in the defeat of Des Moines Hoover winning all the relays along with individual firsts by Seth McDonald in the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly; Jack Collison in the 100 free; John Ryan in the 100 backstroke and Sawyer Reardon in the 100 breaststroke.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The No. 8 Bobcat girls edged by No. 9 rated Valley of West Des Moines 60-58 as Abbey Peterson, Tiffany VanGundy and Amy Neldeberg each scored 16 points to lead the offense.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS boys started out slow then whipped Newton 71-49 as Joe Miller scored 17 points to lead the offense followed by teammates Brian VanMetre with 16 points and Keith Schuchmann adding 13 points.

Jan. 9

• 10 years ago in 2009

The MHS freshman basketball team remained undefeated in the 38-35 win over Ames as Kyle Carnahan led the scoring with 12 points and a team-high 13 rebounds.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The South Tama Trojan girls defeated Marion 51-34 with the offense spearheaded by Tia Waseskuk, Laurie Wauters and Tequila Holmes.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS Varsity basketball cheerleaders were: Peggy Hutcheson, Lori Speer, Patti Nalvanko, Maria Lundgren, Kim Cho, Lori Blazek, Valerie Ethington, Kendra Huehn, Renae Weider and Barbie Holm.

Jan. 10

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS bowler Josh Aplund rolled a 263 individual game to help push the Bobcats to a 3,118-2,990 win against Fort Dodge as DJ Koger rolled a 254 in the first game to start things off.

• 25 years ago in 1994

South Tama and East Marshall broke into the polls as the Trojans were rated No. 9 on the Class 3A poll and the Mustangs, at 8-0, were ranked a solid No. 3.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The BCL Comets destroyed Gladbrook 72-26 as Paul Miller led the offense and defense scoring 18 points and grabbing down 19 rebounds along with 10 points each scored by Kevin Moler, Doug Adams and Keith Krier.

Jan. 11

• 10 years ago in 2009

West Marshall boys allowed only 32 points in the 54-32 win over Gilbert to go to 9-0 for the season with Ross Howe scoring 20 points and Taylor Keisler matching his career-high 15 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Chad Hunter and B.J. Gill passed the time while waiting for the school bus at Anson Elementary with a friendly snowball fight.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS sophomore cheerleaders were: Deb Wuest, Karla Lacina, Jan Grimes, Lori Paglia and Nancy Peterson.

Jan. 12

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Iowa women’s basketball squad put to rest a series of close games against long-time rival Minnesota by rambling past the Gophers 74-57 as JoAnn Hamblin secured her fourth double-double of the season with a team-high 21 points and 10 rebounds and Kristi Smith scored a season-high 20 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Zachary Reed, son of Roy and Sharmyne Reed, was the first baby of the new year born at 10:42 a.m. on Jan. 1 at Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center and received a one-year scholarship to Marshalltown Community College, a new bicycle with training wheels and a dinner for two for his mom and dad from Webster’s Bar and Supper Club.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Londa Gealow sparked the MHS sophomores hitting 24 points in the 61-44 win over Cedar Falls as Michelle McFadden dropped in 15 points and Val Sharp added 10 more.

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