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July 7

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown High School baseball pitcher Jimmy Six struck out 14 batters to start the double header against Ames and Jordan Alley, not to out-gunned, fanned 14 in the nightcap as the Bobcats won 5-1 and 9-6.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The East Marshall boys drilled BCLUW 9-1 as they improved their standing in the NICL West to 14-0 with Denny Allen, Ty Kerns and Matt Knoll accounting for all the offense.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS softball squad dumped Nevada 6-1 with a balanced offense of Karen Clark, Patty Fisher, Shari Wolfs, Kim Younge, Shawn McDonnell and Darci Reutzel.

July 8

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW’s Nicole Fisher became the all-time leading Comet hitter surpassing Kris Penick’s mark with a pair of run-scoring singles as the Comets defeated Gilbert 6-0.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MHS boys defeated Newton 15-5 as they called up freshman hurler David Miriovsky who fanned three and walked only one to come away with his first varsity win.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Dwight Long blasted a solo home run in the fourth inning for West Marshall as thy squeezed past South Hamilton 3-2.

July 9

• 10 years ago in 2009

GMG softball repeated history by beating North Tama 4-3 as freshman pitcher Jami Boege gave up on two hits and two walks as she struck out 10 batters.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The 1993 Little Miss Corn Carnival Tandi Schmitz crowned the 1994 Little Miss Corn Carnival Haley Larsen.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The SEMCO baseball team took a 6-5 win over LDF in Ta-Ma-Ja Conference action as Matt Kopsa went 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in four runs.

July 10

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW pitcher Jamie Fisher opened postseason throwing a one-hitter in the 3-0 shutout of Gladbrook-Reinbeck as Kendra Smith had a pair of RBIs for the Comets.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The No. 9 ranked GMG baseball team closed out its regular season with a 10-7 victory over Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock as they pounded out 12 hits with Matt Jackson belting a two-run homer.

• 40 years ago in 1979

West Marshall’s all-state pitcher Cindy Freese threw a perfect game in the 10-0 shutout over Johnston as she faced 15 batters in five inning striking out six and walking none.

July 11

• 10 years ago in 2009

The South Tama/East Marshall girls’ soccer team of: Miriam Cervantes, Gabriela Cruz, Tiffany Gummert, Hayley Hill, Breana Thompson, Amici Valdez, Jessica Vereb, Lindsey Zmolek, Elizabeth Patlan, Hayzel Acevedo, Kelly Chizek, Courtney Davenport, Rosa DeLaTorre, Danielle Gradner, Chelsea Goers, Raven Kapayou, Morgan McFate, Jennifer Rivera, Kylea Thompson, Taylor Deane, Ann Jindrich, Eleni Upah, Katelyn Behounek, Macey Betts, Brooklyn Dvorak, Amanda Husak, Melissa Peterson, Chelsea Proffitt and Kylynn Steuhm received the Excellence in Academic Achievement Award.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Bobcat girls got two victories in the Nevada Tournament defeating Madrid 7-0 and Newton 1-0 as Erin McElroy pickup up both wins getting 12 hits from her offense in the Madrid game as Ellen Thompson went 4-for-4 and scored two runs.

• 40 years ago in 1979

BCL girls dumped the Green Mountain Mounties 9-3 as Linda Whannel provided the big hit of the night with a two-run triple in the six-run, sixth inning.

July 12

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW boys broke open a Mustang-friendly ballgame with a seven-run fifth inning on its way to a 12-2 win over East Marshall as Shane Krause, Austin Krause, Nick Hutchens and Nick Crawford finished with two hits each led by Crawford’s three RBIs.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Brian Williams, 13, tested for his 1st degree blackbelt at Iowa State University which consisted of numerous hand and foot techniques along with several board breaks and Korean terminology.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Taking part in the International Music Festival in Austria were members of the Central Iowa Wind Orchestra: Jayne Dahms, John Bruene, Lynnette Bearden, Karen Jindrich and Dave Anker, all of Gladbrook.

July 13

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS baseball team swept Ottumwa 11-2 and 3-2 as T.J. Flanagan led the offense in the first game going 3-for-4 with a double and Flanagan, Cole Grewell and Jacob Whaley each singled in the second game to lead at the plate.

• 25 years ago in 1994

First place finishes by Ben Cox, Travis Eygabroad and Bob Zednichek at the Iowa State Hershey Track & Field Meet saw Cox, 11-12 division, win the 100 meter and 400 meter dash and standing long jump; Eygabroad, 11-12 division, the 200 meter dash and softball throw and Zednichek, 13-14 division, the 200 meter dash.

• 40 years ago in 1979

LDF Warhawks softball team blasted SEMCO 14-3 as Shaune Detrick led the blitz with two doubles and two RBIs and Julie Clover had a pair of hits, one for a two-run double.