STC senior JoJo Tyynismaa has state meet for the record books

Local Sports

DES MOINES — It was a good weekend for South Tama County at state track and field — and an even better weekend for the Tyynismaa family. Tommy and JoJo Tyynismaa racked up a total of six medals during the co-ed state meet for the Trojans, with four of them coming on Saturday in various ...

Bobcats’ Blevins savors experience in state 800

Local Sports

DES MOINES — The calm, cool weather Saturday morning fit right into what Marshalltown junior Micah Blevins has been happy running in all season long. Blevins said it was a much more comfortable run than Thursday, when she was the opening leg of the 4x800 meter relay in the 80-degree heat. ...

Lidgett leads Redhawks; Lynch runs for BCLUW

Local Sports

DES MOINES — Grace Lidgett’s weekend didn’t go to plan. The North Tama junior got back to the state co-ed track and field meet a year after medaling in the 3,000-meter run and the 1,500 run, but a foot injury meant she was going into the meet at less than 100 percent. Lidgett gutted ...

Tyynismaa is STC’s first track champion

Local Sports

DES MOINES — The look of joy mixed with shock was clear as day on JoJo Tyynismaa’s face as she crossed the finish line in the 400 meter hurdles. Looking up at the scoreboard as soon as she crossed the line, what the South Tama County senior saw was her place in Iowa high school track and ...

Holmes brings home another MHS medal

Local Sports

DES MOINES — It wasn’t the perfect day for Marshalltown junior Malachi Holmes, but he proved himself to still be one of Class 4A’s best long jumpers. Holmes finished seventh in the long jump Friday morning at the state co-ed track and field meet, medaling for the second-straight year ...