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Times Ago

May 26

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW Comet softball pitcher Jamie Fisher fanned 18 batters in the 4-2 win over Denver and then she struck out 13 batters in the Iowa Falls-Alden 7-0 shutout game.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Est Marshall baseball team powered with home runs by Denny Allen, John Ames, Blaine Wauters and Dan Berggren defeated Vinton-Shellsburg 9-7.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The LDF girls softball team crushed South Tama 27-6 as they rolled up 21 points in the second an third innings with designated hitter Julie Clover leading the way going three for five with three RBIs and four runs.

May 27

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown High School girls golf squad ws second only to Ankeny in the Class 4A regional meet to earn a state meet berth as Emily Gray led the ‘Cats with a round of 78 followed closely by teammate Emily Allison with a 79.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS baseball opened its season with an 11-0 shutout of Grinnell as kent Monk threw a no-hitter.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS hurdler Dean Fogarty capped off a perfect year with the Class 2A 110-meter hurdles championship at the state track meet.

May 28

• 10 years ago in 2009

State qualifying math bee teams from Lenihan consisted of: Grant Thimesch, Stefan Peng, Andrew Walker, Nicole Lacina, James Talbert, Kade Vopova, Bryce King, Brandin Chaloupek and Susie Pratt.

• 25 years ago in 1994

West Marshall track star Richard Affeldt teamed with Bob Kilker, Brian Karsjen and Brian Smith to take the gold in the 1600 meter medley at the state meet in record time 3:32.4.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Cindy Freese, of West Marshall, locked horns with Jennifer Peck, of NESCO, in a pitcher’s dual to climax the BCL Memorial Weekend Softball Tournament as Freese lead her teammates to a 2-0 victory allowing only one hit and scoring a two-run homer.

May 29

• 10 years ago in 2009

West Marshall’s Joe Disney’s bat led the Trojans to a 10-5 win over Dike-New Hartford as he went two-for-two with a home run, a double and four RBIs.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS girls golf squad of Kristin Giannetto, Kate Johnson, Julie Schutt, Katie McKibben, Amy Westberg and Kristi Kelly were poised to take on the Girls State Golf Tournament.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Three area athletes brought back a total of four first place gold medals from the Iowa State High School boys track meet: Wellsburg’s Scott Harms took the gold in the 200 meter dash and the 400 meter dash plus adding a silver in the 100 meter dash; Brad Schulze, of Gladbrook, took first in the 800 meter run, setting a new state meet record and Mike La Frenz, of SEMCO, captured the gold in the high jump.

May 30

• 10 years ago in 2009

The East Marshall softball squad defeated Benton 3-1 as Chelsea Whitmore gave up one run and struck out five batters while Haylee Taylor led at the plate with two hits.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS student Laura Helmer was honored by IES Utilities at the Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair for her project “Garbage as Energy” which was displayed at the company’s headquarters office.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Miller Junior High co-presidents for 1979-80 were A.J. Wilder and Ann Ryden while Lenihan co-presidents were Lisa Meyer and John McCright.

May 31

• 10 years ago in 2009

The East Marshall baseball team defeated Ogden 9-8 at the Gilbert Tournament to win the consolation round as Jordan Bowers and Taylor Johnson, both named to the all-tournament team, connected for home runs.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The GMG baseball team blanked BCLUW 10-0 in five innings to win the consolation game at the BCLUW Memorial Baseball Tournament as Jeff Fouch threw a no-hitter, Kevin Groth belted a three-run homer and Justin Hornberg hit a solo home run.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Five Marshalltown students: Matt Vybrial, Sarah Kreykes, Kellie Holder, Jerry Hamilton and Kathy Lawthers were among the winners of the IPBN Young artists selected for its new brochure.

June 1

• 10 years ago in 2009

Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Corissa Rowe tied for fifth place individually with West Marshall’s Kaitlyn Randall at the Class 2A regional meet securing individual state berths for both girls at the Iowa Girls State Golf Tournament.

• 25 years ago in 1994

South Tama High School junior wrestler Wes Hand competed in the U.S. Junior World Freestyle Trials in Colorado Springs, Colo., and won a national championship in the 253 pound class.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS girls softball squad was 4-1 after blasting Grinnell 16-2 as pitcher Kim Younge rolled up five RBIs and teammate Patty Fisher scored four runs while Karen Clark added three.

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