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Jan. 12

• 10 years ago in 2010

It took the East Marshall Mustang girls just two quarters to get into rhythm as they outscored Grundy Center in the second half by 25 points to win 59-39 as Miranda Barela, Abby Nuese and Alyssa Whitmore combined for 45 of those points.

• 25 years ago in 1995

The East Marshall wrestlers defeated Aplington-Parkersburg 48-23 with Jeff Salasek the only double winner with two pins in his 103 pound matches.

• 40 years ago in 1980

The Marshalltown High School boys basketball team defeated No. 6 ranked Fort Dodge 56-43 as Steve DeVenney and Brad Zeitner dropped inn 11 points each followed by teammate Gary Walljasper’s 10 points.

Jan. 13

• 10 years ago in 2010

The Bobcats battled back from a five point deficit in the fourth quarter as Josh Illum hit a go ahead three pointer with two minutes to go in the game to win 72-69 over No. 9 ranked Waukee.

• 25 years ago in 1995

The YWCA PeeWee pom pom squad represented by Michelle Smith, Kristi Clark, Kylee Wolken, Julie Wilson, Sierra Vogt and Ashley Davis were to perform at the National Showbiz competition with 65 more of Tanya Darling’s students.

• 40 years ago in 1980

The performance of Marshalltown’s novice debate teams was the highlight of the Tiger Invitational at Valley High School. Out of four teams, not one had a losing record. David Dougherty and Greg Beem for the affirmative and Doug Grier and Allen Stevens for the negative finished fifth out of 18 teams.

Jan. 14

• 10 years ago in 2010

The MHS boys bowling team defeated Waukee 3,094-2,628 as Shane Arment’s second game was a 267 for a total of 461 points along with Cody Taylor’s 433, Chris Steddom’s 419 and DJ Koger’s 409.

• 25 years ago in 1995

The grand prize winner of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay/poem contest was third grade student from Anson, Ben Watson with Tyler Mauseth, first for fourth grade from St. Mary and Kyle Hilsabeck, first for fifth grade from Hoglan.

• 40 years ago in 1980

Clutch free throw shooting in the final minute of the game sent LDF boys to a 57-55 win over unbeaten Collins as Dave Devig and Jeff Smaha sank important baskets and Darrin Nuese led the offense with 18 points.

Jan. 15

• 10 years ago in 2010

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls smashed Waterloo Christian 79-14 as four players scored 12 or more points: Lauren Bengen had a game high 16 points with seven rebounds; Emily Stoakes finished with 14 points, Paige Thompson added 13 and Elizabeth Engelkes dropped in 12.

• 25 years ago in 1995

A fourth quarter surge pulled the Bobcat girls from behind to defeat Ames 51-48 as Beth Nixon led the offense with a game-high 21 points.

• 40 years ago in 1980

Dave Mattox, Rob Naughton and Kelly Kreitlow made the most of the mild weather jogging outside in shorts and T-shirts.

Jan. 16

• 10 years ago in 2010

Miller Middle School seventh grade student Stefan Peng defeated all spellers in the Miller Spelling Bee to take first place correctly spelling omniscient and analgesia in the final round to capture the title.

• 25 years ago in 1995

The MHS wrestlers rolled to a 5-0 match win in the Marshalltown Duals defeating Indianola, Charles City, Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Council Bluffs Lewis Central with five wrestlers having a perfect day: Clint Johnson, 119 pounds; Daniel Manchon, 125 pounds; Chris Lukan, 135 pounds; Zach Ray, 152 pounds and Aaron Tecklenburg at 189.

• 40 years ago in 1980

Garwin boys basketball squad played some intense ball as they defeated LDF 77-63 with four Roughriders in double figures: David Bacon led with 24 points; Jay Freese added 17; John Peterson dropped in 13 and Mike Kunch finished with 11 points.

Jan. 17

• 10 years ago in 2010

The BCLUW girls knocked off Class 1A No. 1 ranked North Butler handing them their first loss of the season in the 54-41 win as Jamie Fisher dropped in a career high 24 points with nine rebounds, four steals and three assists.

• 25 years ago in 1995

The Marshalltown Community College women won its 10th game in a row with a 99-81 victory over Mount Mercy junior varsity with Shelley Delger leading the Tigers with 26 points.

• 40 years ago in 1980

Comet wrestlers remained undefeated as they crushed Dysart-Geneseo 47-12 as Greg Morris, 98 pounds, remained undefeated at 9-0 with a pin to start off the event.

Jan. 18

• 10 years ago in 2010

Marshalltown Lego team Transport took first place in project presentation at the FIRST Lego League state championships at Iowa State University and teammate Ellyn Boland was the recipient of the Grace Hopper award for leadership, perseverance and professionalism.

• 25 years ago in 1995

It was sweet revenge for the West Marshall girls as defeated Roland-Story, which gave the Trojans the only loss of the season, 63-48 as Trisha Huntrods led the scoring for the Trojans with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

• 40 years ago in 1980

MHS divers Chuck Murray with 224.80 points and Doug Heinrichs with 221.25 finished first and second in the losing effort to the Newton Cardinals.