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Jan. 27

• 10 years ago in 2009

Three players scored 11 points each: Austin Hauser, Kyle Carnahan and Clarke Mossman and the balance paid off as the Marshalltown High School freshmen ‘A’ team defeated Dowling Catholic 38-34.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball squad upped their overall record to 16-4 after defeating Clinton 107-92 as three players scored more than 20 points each with Derrick Randolph leading the scores with a game high 26, Jason Berkey followed with 23 points and Anthony Harris added 22 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Defense was the name of the game as the MHS boys defeated West Waterloo 57-41 with Keith Schuchmann leading all scorers with 17 points as Joe Miller dropped in 14 and Dan Clayton finished with 12.

Jan. 28

• 10 years ago in 2009

The MHS varsity boys won its fifth consecutive game in the 58-43 victory over Dowling Catholic with Chanse Creekmur leading the scoring with 15 points and nine rebounds along with Shaun Mohon’s 12 points and Ben Brennecke adding 11 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Bobcat wrestlers eked out a win in the 31-29 dual victory over Urbandale as Scott Cummings, Daniel Manchon, Damon Henry, Chris Lukan and Todd Cizek all came through with pins against their opponents.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Jill Collins, of rural Colo, was named the 1979 Story County Pork Queen.

Jan. 29

• 10 years ago in 2009

MCC’s Kwinnyata Mercer put up 31 points against Iowa Lakes Community College in the 88-62 rout with teammate Autumn Davis dropping in 14 points and Diamond Little adding 12.

• 25 years ago in 1994

C. Eric Bryant was invited by Gov. Joan Finney to participate in the 1994 Kansas Student Leadership Forum. Bryant was appointed to the Executive Counsel of Student Government and the Director of the Men’s Residence Association at MidAmerica Nazarene College.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The West Marshall grapplers rolled up 127 points to capture the Perry Invitational as Jim Clark won the 112 pound class; Kevin Jacob took the 119 pound class and Jon Brockman won the 145 pound class.

Jan. 30

• 10 years ago in 2009

EM/GMG wrestlers pinned West Marshall 44-33 as Jase Schossow, Gabe Uhde, Sam Upah, Jesse Buchanan and Tanner Williams sealed the deal with pins.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The GMG Wolverines toppled No. 3 ranked East Marshall as Nathan Farnsworth hit for 28 points assisted by teammates Jerrid Ware’s 18 and Tim Mull’s 11 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Green Mountain boys led by Doug Urhammer’s 31 points and eight rebounds downed Mingo 78-62 for their 10th victory as Steve Groth finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds and Mark Petermeier hit for 12 points and eight rebounds.

Jan. 31

• 10 years ago in 2009

When a group of MHS three-point shooters got hot the game quickly turned in Marshalltown’s favor for the 71-49 win over Mason City as Michael Appel had a game high 21 points and nine rebounds and Chanse Creekmur finished with 18 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists.

• 25 years ago in 1994

South Tama’s Nathan Roberts hit four three-pointers as he scored 34 points to lead the Trojans to an 82-74 victory over Cedar Rapids La Salle while Brandon Rutledge assisted the effort with 19 points and Mike Dvorak added 12.

• 40 years ago in 1979

“Reading is Fun,” the theme for Reading is Fundamental was depicted in posters made by Robert Hansen Elementary fourth and sixth graders: Martha Maxted, Peggy Dugan, Michelle Weber, Beth Blanchard, Neva Specht and Megan Smith.

Feb. 1

• 10 years ago in 2009

Five MHS band members participated in Cereal Bowl III: Derek Dalluge, Courtney Watts, Melissa Hassman, Nick LeWarne and Colleen Grady with three of the five choosing Honey Nut Chex as the favorite cereal dethroning the popular Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Anson and Miller Middle Schools MATHCOUNTS teams consisted of for Miller: Mike Tetzloff, Scott Martin, Doug Cox, Todd Roush, Patrick McMullen and Nitasha Sarswat and for Anson: Sandeep Patel, Kalle Hill, April Petersen, Laura Riskedahl, Melissa Meakins and Matt Seberger.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The West Marshall Trojans whipped Roland-Story 66-33 and then the next night beat Southeast Polk 62-54 as Jim Knuth hit for 30 points and 14 rebounds in the Southeast Polk game and 20 points and 11 rebounds to key the Roland-Story win.

Feb. 2

• 10 years ago in 2009

Miller Middle School students Chris Schmidt, Ryan Butcher and Alfonso Martinez presented a check for $700, raised by fellow students, to Pastor Steve Stepec to give to Jonathan’s House Orphanage in Sierra Leone.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Ellen Engleking helped the BCLUW girls score a big win on the road as she pumped in 26 points to lead all scorers in the 56-41 win over Class 1A 15th ranked Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Jeff Buffington, 10-year-old 70 pound from Marshalltown, and Jeff Pepe, 13-year-old 80 pounder from Conrad, were silver medalists in the National Silver Gloves Boxing tournament in Pontiac, Mich.

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