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June 23

• 10 years ago in 2009

East Marshall freshman Karly Long came up clutch in her first varsity game hitting a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning for a game winning 5-2 victory over South Hardin.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Emily Nordman and Mindy VanGundy, Marshalltown High School students, took leadership roles in the National Teen Assembly meeting in Los Angeles, Calif.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Green Mountain baseball team trounced Van Meter 13-2 as Stan Groth got the win on the mound with nine strikeouts and three walks as Bob Hessenius was credited with driving in two RBIs.

June 24

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Bobcats down 13-3 after three innings in their nightcap against Waukee began to slowly chip away at the deficit scoring four runs in the top of the seventh to win 17-16 to go along with the Jordan Alley 14-1 win in the opener.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The No. 6 ranked West Marshall Trojans swept a pair of softball games from Ogden 6-1 and 12-0 in the closer as Juanita Richeson blanked the Bulldogs on one hit in the three inning whitewash.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS pitcher Kim Younge threw a one-hitter in the 3-1 victory over LDF with Shari Wolfs leading the offense at the plate.

June 25

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW baseball defeated East Marshall 8-5 as Tanner Dielschneider had a triple in the sixth and Nick Crawford added a sacrifice fly while the Comets took advantage of four walks toward the win.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Joey Studts, a Loras College senior from Marshalltown, was the recipient of the 1994 Outstanding Senior Chemistry Major award.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The LDF baseball team nipped Garwin 3-1 as Kent Dougherty, Jay Hansen and Mike Eggers each rapped out a RBI double in the first inning.

June 26

• 10 years ago in 2009

Scott Benson pitched a five inning perfect game for Gladbrook-Reinbeck dealing 13 strikeouts and nothing else in the 10-0 shutout of South Hardin.

• 25 years ago in 1994

PACT peer educators Pari Baccam, Tami Huff, Mike Koenigs and Natalie Swalla gave a presentation at the National Peer Helpers Conference in Portland, Ore.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Winners of the Youth Classic Tournament at Elmwood Country Club were: first place, Rich Mycka with a 71; second, Brad Zeitner with a 72 and third John Dodd shooting a 76.

June 27

• 10 years ago in 2009

West Marshall scored the game winning run on a bases loaded suicide squeeze bunt to beat Grundy Center 8-7 as Tanner Stalzer and Dillon Watt lead at the plate each going 2-for-4.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The East Marshall baseball team collected its 15th and 16th consecutive wins as it took the East Marshall Baseball Tournament crown with David Slingluff pitching a no-hitter 5-0 win against Pleasantville and then battled Pella to a 9-5 decision in the championship game.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Three MHS girls: Kathy Hinson, Heather Hart and Michell Robichaud prepared for their Youth for Understanding experiences in Norway, Spain and Japan, respectively.

June 28

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Brick Burners Lego team of: Jack Kester, David Blom, Daniel Blom, Zane Hala and Jared Mills along with junior mentor Chris Johnson scored 47th place out of the 84 teams in their first attendance at the World Festival of the FIRST Lego League.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The GMG Wolverines softball team rolled to a 5-1 win over Eldora-New Providence as Jeri Hartwig fired a two-hitter striking out eight while Kristin Ruff smacked a triple, drove in a run and scored a run.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Swimmers from six cities in Iowa were named to the all-American team of the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches of America including Beth Klinkefus, of Marshalltown, honorable mention for diving.

June 29

• 10 years ago in 2009

The MHS sophomores defeated Fort Dodge 7-2 in the opener and 4-1 in the nightcap as Alex Hoop held the Dodgers to two runs on four hits and added three hits to help his cause along with Kyle Carnahan’s three hits in the first game and Carnahan and Nick Wills combined for a three-hitting game each in the second game.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MHS soccer team exploded for 10 goals in the second half in the 12-0 victory over Mason City as Jesse Clark scored three of the goals to the win.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The West Marshall softball team climbed to the No. 5 spot in the Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union poll at 14-2 for the season.