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Sept. 22

• 10 years ago in 2009

The West Marshall volleyball squad made a three-game sweep of rival Colo-NESCO 25-10, 25-15 and 25-12 as Jordan Weitzell attacked at a 14-for-16 clip finishing with a team-high eight kills.

• 25 years ago in 1994

West Marshall Homecoming royalty were King Brian Smith and Queen Shannon Blood.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The LDF Warhawks football team remained undefeated as they whipped Garwin 21-0 with Steve Miller and Stan Overstake leading the offense with 158 yards and 86 yards, respectively.

Sept. 23

• 10 years ago in 2009

West Marshall Middle School student Danielle Pitzen had her name chosen from a drawing to hold the large check sign representing the $5,000 donation from Hy-Vee’s Smiles for Education presented to the West Marshall Middle School.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Elijah Cuvelier and Jessica Schipper were crowned king and queen of BCLUW Homecoming festivities as Tate and Jacob Button carried the crowns.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Marshalltown High School cross country boys and girls squads made a clean sweep of the Les Duke Invitational as the boys scored the lowest number ever recorded for a team with 12 points and the girls won with 28 points, 41 points below the runner-up team as Stu Atha finished in first place for the boys and Marcia Mann finished in fourth.

Sept. 24

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Marshalltown Community College Tigers soccer team jumped on board less than two minutes into the match and frustrated the Iowa Western Community College Reivers to a 4-1 loss to remain undefeated as Rodrigo Albuquerque, Ignacio Echeveste, Otis Williams and Raphael Fernandes each scored a goal.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Former Marshalltown Hoglan Elementary student Jimmy Siemers, 12, who moved to Texas with the Fisher Controls expansions, won an overall gold medal at the National Waterski Championships in West Palm Beach, Fla.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Bobcat sophomore cheerleaders for 1979 were: Linda Pfantz, Christy Speer, Judy Grewell, Denise Moravec and Paula Barten.

Sept. 25

• 10 years ago in 2009

Justin Allen and Emily Jacobs were crowned the 2009 Little Mr. and Little Miss Oktemberfest.

• 25 years ago in 1994

West Marshall went to 4-0 for the season as they shut out Prairie Valley 28-0 with Brian Karsjens leading the ground attack with 123 yards on 10 carries for three touchdowns.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Bobcat award winners from the Marshalltown-Newton game were: Theron Schutte, outstanding offensive player; Allan Illum, co-defensive player with Joel Chandler and Shane Walgamuth, the sweatknocker award for a block he made on a punt returner.

Sept. 26

• 10 years ago in 2009

In the battle of the unbeatens between MHS and Mason City, MHS came out on top to ruin Mason City’s Homecoming 38-21 as Austin Ruddick fought his way to 123 yards on 23 carries for three touchdowns.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The East Marshall volleyball team swept through pool play at the South Tama Tournament as they downed Grinnell 20-18 and 15-13 and cedar Rapids LaSalle 15-10 and 15-3 before losing to Hudson in the semifinals as Kiffany Dunham went 37-for-45 spiking with 18 kills and eight blocks and Ginny Landt went 36-for-40 spiking with 12 kills, three blocks, 14 digs and 21-of-29 serve receptions.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The BCL Comets put away Aplington in the first round of sectionals 12-0 in three innings as Sara Sharp led the Comets fanning four of the 10 batters she faced and allowing only one walk.

Sept. 27

• 10 years ago in 2009

East Marshall Homecoming Court consisted of for queen: Jessie Lee, Teresa Dolash, Chelsea O’Connor, Kaci Hoskey and Haylee Taylor and for king: Jase Schossow, Sam Upah, Andrew Rubenbauer, Brandon Pals and Keegan Wilkening.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS Homecoming candidates were for queen: Keely Casady, Stephanie Neuroth, Heather Rouse, Kirstan Redalen, Susan Miriovsky, Autumn Terrill and Catherine Bowman and king candidates: Chad Tomhave, John Smaha, Zach Ray, David Stasch, Ryan Dehl, Troy Long and Christopher Burke.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Lenihan ninth grade cheer squad consisted of: Lisa Brink, Jana Abbe, Val Varnum, Sue Goodman, Jill Egnew, Serese Swartzendruber, Beth Brennecke, Jackie Fitch, Brenda Brandt and Renee Sebetka.

Sept. 28

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS Homecoming Court consisted of: Brittany Hurley, Kelsey Jenkins, Emily Hunt, Krissy Lankelma, Courtney Simons, Holly Hassman and Cassidy Miller for queen and for king were: John Vance, Nick Thimesch, Jarred Carlson, Patrick Fink, Joel Conrad, David Schwartzenburg and Chanse Creekmur.

• 25 years ago in 1994

No. 4 ranked MHS girls volleyball squad rolled over No. 11 ranked Ankeny 15-8, 15-9 and 15-4 to take sole possession of first place in the Central Iowa Metro League National Conference as Jill Mogard was perfect at the line with 21-for-21 serves and Sarah Eads hit all 14 of her serves to lead the ‘Cats.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Greg DeFrance, Jason Harrison and Jason Katzer got hands on experience making apple pies at the Albion School as they celebrated the birthday of Johnny Chapman, better known as “Johnny Appleseed.”

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