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April 14

• 10 years ago in 2009

West Marshall senior Joe Disney set the school record in the discus with a throw of 161 feet, 8 inches as the Trojan boys’ track and field powered to the team championship at South Hamilton.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The East Marshall girls won four of the seven relays at the GMG Relays to capture the title: Megan Rhinehart, Kathi Eggleston, April Zesch and Amanda Bailey won the 4×800 relay; Angie Strain, Stephanie Beane, Nicole Nicholson and Kiffany Dunham, the distance medley relay; Jenny Weitzell, Beane, Nicholson and Eggleston, the sprint medley and Zesch, Marci Wolken, Tanya Hendricks and Dunham the 4×400 relay.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The 1979 Senior Girls Junior Division State Bowling Champs were Paige Nutter, Jan York, Peggy Lilly, Annette Warnhoff and Julie Clover.

April 15

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS band members juniors Joel Conrad and Nick LeWarne were selected as part of the Celebration Iowa Singers and Jazz Band, a project of Luther College, traveling Iowa performing in 30 shows over the summer.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MHS girls golf squad ripped Fort Dodge 184-209 as Amy Westberg shot a 43, Kate Johnson, 45, Kristin Giannetto, 47 and Julie Schutt, 49.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Marshalltown High School boys golf squad started its dual season with a 156-174 win over Knoxville as Brad Zeitner led the ‘Cats with an even par round of 35.

April 16

• 10 years ago in 2009

Class 2A No. 13 ranked South Tama/EM boys soccer team defeated Class 1A No. 8 ranked Pella Christian 4-1 as Keegan Seeman scored two goals and Nate Husak scored a goal to start the match.

• 25 years ago in 1994

In the Spot Shot Contest in Ames, Amber Chadderdon was second in the 8-9 year olds; Casey Cole, second, 10-11 year olds and boys, Jory Kruger, first, 8-9 year olds and Brian Ricken and Kent Holubar went first and second in the 10-11 year olds.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS girls tracksters nailed down second place at the Kennedy Invitational losing only to the host team as Denise Leavy and Donna Skinner were multiple champions in the individual events with Leavy winning the 200 meter hurdles and 400 meter dash and Skinner the discus and softball throw.

April 17

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS claimed a third place finish in the Bobcat Invitational as the 13-team field saw four of the top five Class 4A girls golf squads take the course. Emily Allison recorded the low round for the ‘Cats with an 84, Emily Gray and Lora Collison both finished with an 86.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Former West marshall track standout Andy Goodman took first place in the 10,000 meter run for Central College in the Iowa State Small College Track and Field Championships and South Tama standout Dan Zimmerman led the Central sweep of the top four places in the 200 meter dash pushing Central to its third straight title.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS netters defeated Cedar Falls 504 as Jim Nieman, Frank Zink, Chad Krantman and Dan Clayton won singles matches.

April 18

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW girls track and field team won the Mustang Relays 161-128.5 as Haddie Vawter got gold medals in the long jump, the 3000 meter run, the 800 meter run and with Kelsey Feltz, Jamie Fisher and Nicole Fisher won the 4×400 relay.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS girls recorded a second place finish at the 11-team J-Hawk Invitational as Angie Sommerlot took first in the 100 meter hurdles and Jill Anderson won the 400 meter dash and the distance medley team of Colleen Croker, Laura Kersbergen, Andrea Etter and Michelle Peter captured first.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Six MHS students practiced for the production of “The Flowering Peach” with Craig Kanne as Noah, Barb Dost as Esther, Dave Sharp as Shem, Mary Karl as Leah, Jay Dunlap as Ham and Dave Watson as Japhet.

April 19

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Bobcats qualified six events for the Drake Relays: Lydia Martin, 1500 run and 3000 run; Jalessa Vopava the long jump, the 4×100 relay team, 1600 medley team and 4×800 relay team.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MHS girls tennis team downed South Tama 8-3 as Hayley Hickman, Lindsey Kosinski and Mandy Billman won the singles matches.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Green Mountain won the Class B title at the Queens Relays as Rhonda Groth won the 440 yard dash, the 220 yard dash and anchored the winning sprint medley relay with Laurie Dawson, Julie Nicholson and Margaret Squire.

April 20

• 10 years ago in 2009

Hundreds of people attended Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA and participated in activities like tossing a ball into a bucket, having a picture painted on an arm like Breanna Hovey did or jousting as Eduardo Yepez and Martin Reyes did.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS boys tennis grabbed a 7-4 road victory over the J-Hawks of Urbandale winning four of the six singles matches were: Sonny Baccam, Cary Struebing, Joel Harmsen and Justin Young.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS senior Jaci Mayer and Jim Ridout, of Laurel, placed second and fourth in an art scholarship competition hosted by the University of Northern Iowa.

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