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Times Ago

June 16

• 10 years ago in 2009

Bobcat pitching allowed Mason City only three hits in the doubleheader while the Marshalltown High School bats pounded out 23 hits in the 4-0 and 15-1 victories over the Mohawks with pitcher Kallie Schive striking out 11 batters and allowing no walks.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The West Marshall baseball team got its sixth straight complete game from a member of its pitching corps and his sixth straight win as Nathan Pierson fanned seven batters in the 9-2 victory over Collins-Maxwell-Baxter as Brian Karsjen lead at the plate with three hits.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Janet Soorholtz, of Melbourne, sponsored by the Melbourne Women’s Club, reigned as queen over the 21st Annual State Center Rose Festival.

June 17

• 10 years ago in 2009

West Marshall baseball player Joe Disney hit a run-scoring grounder in the 18-3 victory over South Hardin to bring in his 200th RBI making him the 16th player in Iowa High School history to hit that mark.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MHS varsity soccer squad scored a 2-1 victory over Urbandale as Tate Schlosser got the first goal and Ryan Bermudez scored the winning goal.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Bobcat baseball team steamrolled its way past Des Moines Roosevelt 13-3 as Brian VanMetre, Doug Beals, Brian Mead and Dan Clayton lead the offensive charge.

June 18

• 10 years ago in 2009

The GMG Wolverines jumped ahead of North Tama to take sole possession of second place in the Iowa Star Conference with the 10-7 win over the Redhawks as Jake Wall got the win on the mound and had a pair of doubles at the plate.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Lori Schrad gave her dad Leon an early Father’s Day present as she hugged him following her crowning as the 1994 State Center Rose Festival Queen.

• 40 years ago in 1979

LDF beat Colo 5-4 in Ta-Ma-Ja action as Jeff Vieth struck out 10 batters and Vieth and Jay Hansen led the Warhawks at the plate each going 2-for-3.

June 19

• 10 years ago in 2009

North Tama runner Sara Stoakes finished the spring with a pair of gold medals, two more broken records and Team Iowa’s female Outstanding Meet Performer honor at the Iowa Association of Track Coaches 11th annual all-state meet.

• 25 years ago in 1994

East Marshall, the top-ranked team in Class 1-A, scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat host West Marshall 6-2 and take the crown in the Rose Festival Tournament as Angie Strain had two singles and a double to lead the Mustangs.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Two Le Grand High School seniors left to spend the summer in Europe for Youth For Understanding: Cheri Larsen went to Sweden to the Jay Brynildsen family and Chris Loerwald was off to Athens, Greece.

June 20

• 10 years ago in 2009

Darrah Schlichte was crowned the 2009 State Center Rose Festival Queen and Payton Halverson, 6, was selected as Little Miss Rose Bud.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The West Marshall girls pounded Gilbert 9-1 on a strong pitching effort by Nicole Tollefson on a one-hitter, striking out five batters with no walks as Lisa Zeller lead at the plate going 3-for-5.

• 40 years ago in 1979

A six-run seventh inning catapulted the Bobcat softball team to a 10-3 victory over Iowa Falls as Kim Younge, Patty Fisher, Shawn McDonnell and Darci Reutzel lead at the plate.

June 21

• 10 years ago in 2009

Alison Christian and Josiah Troutner were among the graduates at the Marshalltown Christian School’s Kindergarten Graduation ceremony.

• 25 years ago in 1994

A 14-hit attack and the three-hit pitching of Hubbard-Radcliffe Rebel Nathan Weig were instrumental in the 15-5 win over Eldora-New Providence as Brian Hoelscher and Cory Hodnefield were hot at the plate.

• 40 years ago in 1979

All-state pitcher Cindy Freese lead the West Marshall Trojans to a 4-0 shutout of Johnston as Freese struck out 14 batters walking only one and Freese helped the cause belting out a double and two homers from the plate.

June 22

• 10 years ago in 2009

Students in the life skills class of Jennifer Beals at Miller Middle School baked and decorated 684 cupcakes and sold them to students and staff to raise $404 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and were listed as a sponsor on the back of the Relay for Life T-shirt.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MHS baseball squad rolled to a double-header win over Urbandale 9-4 n the opener and 6-2 in the nightcap as pitcher Kenny Diggins got the first win and Chad Anson was credited with the second victory.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Jim Mosher, 18, of Liscomb, was elected to the 1979-80 4-H officers at the State 4-H Conference at Iowa State University.