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Times Ago

June 30

• 10 years ago in 2009

GMG pitcher Jake Wall struck out seven in a four-hit shutout and Arley Beane’s RBI double in the first inning helped the Wolverines defeat Janesville 1-0.

• 25 years ago in 1994

A no-hitter, 10-run rule shutout with two home runs by Mike Healey and Justin Hornberg were the highlights of the 10-0 and 7-1 GMG double header win over BCLUW.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The BCL Comets shutout Gladbrook 10-0 in five innings as Sara Sharp threw a two-hitter and struck out six batter while walking only one.

July 1

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW softball bats took their turn in the spotlight as Nicole Fisher belted two home runs and Krista Morris hit the game winning homer that rallied the Class 2A, No. 1 Comets to a 8-7 victory over Gladbrook-Reinbeck.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Sara Schlesinger was named a U.S. National Award Winner in mathematics, a prestigious honor accorded to only 10 percent of high school students.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Green Mountain girls blanked SEMCO 11-0 as Margaret Squire led the Mountie batting with a triple and a double for five RBIs.

July 2

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team guaranteed itself a share of the NICL-West as Brett Bengen threw a no-hitter in the 10-0 win over Grundy Center, striking out 12 and walking one.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Des Moines Register’s State Fair Singers and Jazz Band 37-member touring company included local students Aaron Nuss and Ambe Duimstra.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The LDF baseball team took a pair of back to back wins as they defeated Mingo 7-6 and SEMCO 6-2 as Kent Dougherty led at the plate during the Mingo game going 3-for-3 and Mike Eggers led the offense in the SEMCO match up with a homer going 2-for-3.

July 3

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown High School swept No. 9 ranked Mason City 10-2 and 10-4 as Jimmy Six struck out 15 in his complete game and Jordan Alley fanned eight as Nick Thimmesch and Jarred Carlson led at the plate in both games.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Bobcats beat highly-regarded Davenport North 7-3 at the Iowa City West Classic as Ellen Thompson had a perfect night going 4-for-4 scoring two runs.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The West Marshall girls squeezed past South Hamilton 6-4 as Bev Seeger led the offense with three hits including a double and two RBIs followed by teammate Terri Zink with a two-run triple.

July 4

• 10 years ago in 2009

Main Street Dance Academy dancers selected for summer study at prestigious ballet company schools and training centers were: Claire Stufflebeam, Tulsa Ballet Center; Alayna Vogel, Rock School for Dance Education; Bridget Heddens, Rock School for Dance Education and Ballet Austin Academy and Natalie Heddens, Kansas City Ballet and Ballet Austin Academy.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The West Marshall girls came through with two wins beating Class 2A No. 14 ranked Roland-Story 3-2 and blanking Class 3A Ames 5-0 as Liza Buck led the offense in the Ames game going 2-for-3 and Betsy Berrey and Karen Smith each had doubles.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Green Mountain baseball pitcher Jeff Oetker fanned 10 batters in the 12-2 win over New Providence as Steve Groth hit a homer and a single for two RBIs.

July 5

• 10 years ago in 2009

Luke Demmel, of Marshalltown, and Susie Kuhl, of Beaman, were the male and female winners in the West Marshall Booster Club 7 Mile Road Run during the Rose Festival.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Colo-NESCO Royals upset Class 2A No. 4 ranked Storm Lake 1-0 as pitcher Elaine Kenney tossed her best game of the season striking out seven and walking none.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Garwin softball and baseball teams took two from Collins as the girls won 14-5 with Kayleen Raymond hammering a three-run double while the boys won 7-2 as Jerry Rohach fanned eight batters.

July 6

• 10 years ago in 2009

Heather Thomas, a junior in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at Iowa State University was selected to receive the Hobart Beresford Scholarship for 2009-10.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The GM-G girls got a lift from first-time varsity pitcher Amy Dickey in the two-hit 10-0 win over Grundy Center as Carrie Boldt went 3-for-3 at the plate.

• 40 years ago in 1979

No. 11 ranked West Marshall upset No. 9 Roland-Story 1-0 as Cindy Freese fired a three-hitter with Dianne Rohrer hitting a single in the third inning and then scored on a single from Freese for the game winner.