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Feb. 10

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown High School bowlers Adam Gribbins and Shane Arment rolled a 475 series each to bolster the 3,036-2,807 win over Johnston.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The youth Citizenship Award sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Marshalltown went to DeLinn DeSaulniers, MHS, first place; Tiffany VanGundy, MHS, second and Jacie Weaver, East Marshall High School, third.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS Bobcat boys took advantage of overtime to defeat Fort Dodge 71-66 with Dan Clayton and Keith Schuchmann leading the offense with 16 points and 17 points, respectively.

Feb. 11

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS basketball player Michael Appel hit a career-high 29 points to help the ‘Cats defeat Ankeny 77-72 in overtime.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The top sellers for the Camp Fire Boys & Girls were: Stephanie Beall, Crystal Gaffney, Stephanie Jenkins, Megan McNamara, Megan Walton, Kelly Barber and Sara McLain.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Marshalltown’s 119-pounder Dennis Leavy was chosen to the first team of the All-Conference team for his 21-2 season record.

Feb. 12

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown Community College Tiger men moved their streak to five as they defeated NIACC 86-53 led by DeMarcus Phillips’ 23 points and Will Clyburn’s 20 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Bobcat girl closed out regular season play with a win over rival Ames 57-46 as Sally Spooner carried the offense in the first half finishing with 12 points total and Tiffany VanGundy carried it in the second half with 13 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

LDF girls crushed Belle Plaine 81-44 as Darla Wolken went 10-of-11 from the field for 23 points, followed by Lisa Peterson with 21, Robin Gray with 20 and Dana Rouse adding 13 points.

Feb. 13

• 10 years ago in 2009

East Marshall students Gilberto Espinoza and Jacklin Stonewall were selected to participate in honor bands with the Cyclone Honor Band as Espinoza was chosen to play his clarinet for the Gold Band and Stonewall was third chair of the alto saxophone in the Cardinal Band.

• 25 years ago in 1994

West Marshall Trojans wrestlers rolled in the 1-A sectional racking up 224 points to take first as Jesse Nason remained undefeated at 152 pound and brother Matt Nason won the 103 pound along with Walker Buck taking the 130 pound class and Richard Affeldt the 189 pound title.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Four local students were chosen for the Summer Youth For Understanding program: Cheri Larson, LDF, Sweden; Heather Hart, MHS, Spain; Kathryn Hinson, MHS, Norway and Michelle Robichaud, Japan.

Feb. 14

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS sophomore Zoe Harris won the first ever Poetry Out Loud contest.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Class 3A No. 10 ranked South Tama boys toppled Class 2A No. 6 ranked East Marshall 78-66 as 6 foot 5 inch junior center Mike Dvorak led all scorers with 26 points followed by Nathan Roberts 21 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The West Marshall girls basketball squad captured the Sectional Championship crown as they defeated BCL 60-33 with Bev Seeger leading the guards with five blocked shots and nine rebounds and Paula Eckerman leading the scoring with 13 points along with teammate Sara Sharp’s 12.

Feb. 15

• 10 years ago in 2009

Matt Anzis, of MHS, was the first place winner at the 2009 State High School Chess Championship and Jaleb Jay, of MHS, placed third.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Anson Middle School students whose entries were chosen for the National PTA Reflections program to go to the state level in literature and visual arts were; Sara Harmsen, Anne Colson, Alisha Madison, Mirna Aragon, Carrie Klosterman, Damian-Eachan Dilley, Kale Andrews, Beth Speicher, Diana Overstake and Grant Bousum.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The BCL boys basketball team stormed past North Tama 53-35 as Paul Miller led the Comets with 26 points and Doug Adams grabbed down 14 rebounds.

Feb. 16

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS symphonic band and wind ensemble Winter Concert featured the talents of Matt Anzis a trumpet solo, Eliza Smith a French horn solo, Missy Paar on oboe and Patrick Fink and Derek Dalluge both on saxophones.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Bobcat boys stopped the Southeast Polk Rams 72-56 as Jim Dobbins exploded for 22 points, followed by Kenny Diggins, 18 and Eric Lynch adding 16 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Garwin girls defeated the Dysart-Geneseo girls in first round district action51-43 with the leading scorers being Lisa Peterson with 24 points, Darla Wolken dropping in 19 and Robin Gray connecting for 13 points.

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