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Bobcat golfers come up one spot short

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The Marshalltown girls golf team knew it would have to shoot one of its best scores of the year to have a fighting chance for a state qualification in the Class 4A Region 3 tournament on Monday, and it managed to do that but it still wasn’t enough. The Bobcats turned in one of their best ...

Trojans ground Golden Hawks in substate opener

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VAN HORNE — Teams like to start a postseason run with a strong statement game, and the South Tama County boys soccer team did just that in their Class 1A Substate 4 opener on Monday night. The No. 9 Trojans dominated Mid-Prairie from the opening kick until the final score, winning by a ...

Urbandale denies MHS girls soccer in home finale

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The Marshalltown girls soccer team got off on the wrong foot, both literally and figuratively. Urbandale scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal on the first shot of the match, and the J-Hawks eventually walked off with a 4-0 victory over the Bobcats on Monday night at Leonard ...

MHS softball seeks wins to match its talent, effort

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The simple math shows a Marshalltown High School softball squad that allowed 9.3 runs per game while scoring just 2.3 runs per game last season. And yet, after a 2-32 summer of softball, MHS head coach Jim Palmer still chooses to see the silver linings. “A lot of these same girls that ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC’s Rohach reaches girls state golf

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OSKALOOSA — South Tama County senior Madison Rohach qualified for the state golf tournament on Monday by tying for fifth individually with a 96 in the Class 3A Region 3 tournament at Oskaloosa Public Golf Course. The Trojans finished in fifth as a team with a 432. Rohach will play in the ...

Bobcat baseball back to ride summer-long roller coaster

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The Marshalltown High School baseball team experienced the best and worst an Iowa summertime has to offer. The day after clinching the 12th state tournament berth in school history, the Bobcats were helping their hometown clean up after a crippling tornado. Sure, it’s an extreme version of ...

Garber caps career with 110-meter hurdles title

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DES MOINES — A tired, sun-beaten and weary Jack Garber lined up in the blocks for his final run of the day and his most anticipated event of the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships: the Class 1A boys 110-meter high hurdle finals. As the BCLUW senior waited for the gun to sound, ...

One hurdle after another, Comets get redemption

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DES MOINES — BCLUW senior Olivia Hughes was reduced to tears on Friday in the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships after placing last in the 100-meter hurdles due to a hard fall she took midway through the race. On Saturday Hughes had tears in her eyes again, but for the exact ...

STC freshman Tyynismaa scores silver in 100 hurdles

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DES MOINES — Drake Stadium had already been well introduced to South Tama County freshman JoJo Tyynismaa on the first two days of the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships, but on Saturday the young Trojan truly turned some heads. In tough conditions with a strong headwind, ...

East Marshall’s Puumala earns final placing

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DES MOINES — East Marshall senior Melinda Puumala lined up in the blocks for the final time as a Mustang on Saturday in the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium, and in a flash her career was over. In place of another race, Puumala held a medal, as she finished ...

Iowa Star schools score medals on final day

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DES MOINES — GMG only had two total entrants across both the boys and girls fields in the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships this week, but both of them came away with medals. The latest placing for the Wolverines came from the boys sprint medley relay team of Brock Baldazo, ...

DQ negates strong run by MHS relay

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DES MOINES — Because of a deluge of rain and lightning on Thursday night, the Class 4A girls shuttle hurdle had to be moved to a timed final on Saturday in the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships, meaning the Marshalltown girls were going to run in front of the final-day ...

Girard, Trojan boys wrap careers at state

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DES MOINES — The West Marshall boys sprint medley team came into the final day of the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium on Saturday with lofty goals. The Trojan team of Jarrin Goecke, Brian Morrison, Jake Tollefson and Cameron Bannister came into the race ...

Puumala picks up first medal

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DES MOINES — It was a dreary, rainy and chilly early afternoon when the Class 2A girls took the track for the 400-meter hurdle finals on Friday at the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field meet, just how East Marshall senior Melinda Puumala likes it. Puumala didn’t just succeed in conditions ...

Garber second in a photo finish

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DES MOINES — BCLUW senior Jack Garber is one of the best 110-meter high hurdle runners in the state, but by his own admission he’s not a big fan of the 400 hurdles. Those feelings might have changed after he took second in the Class 1A 400 hurdles on day two of the Iowa Co-Ed Track and ...

Chadderdon closes career at state

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DES MOINES — Alyvia Chadderdon has competed in every sport for Marshalltown over her last four years, but on Friday she made her first appearance in the state meet. Chadderdon, along with Sarah Trowbridge, Priscilla Vergara and Mia Barajas, competed in the Class 4A girls distance medley ...

Kuehl gets G-R on the board

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DES MOINES — Only one Gladbrook-Reinbeck athlete made the field in the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships this week, but that one Rebel put her stamp on her first state appearance. G-R sophomore Saari Kuehl put her team on the girls scoreboard by finishing fourth in the Class ...

STC’s Tyynismaa continues strong debut

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DES MOINES — South Tama County freshman JoJo Tyynismaa might be competing in her first Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships, but she is running like a seasoned veteran. Tyynismaa continued to turn heads on day two of the Class 3A competition at Drake Stadium by adding two more ...

Cripps, boys 4×200 earn medals for West Marshall

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DES MOINES — Midway through this season, West Marshall senior Kayla Cripps had never run a 400-meter hurdle race competitively. On Friday she took sixth place in the Class 2A race at the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships. “I was not expecting that,” Cripps said of her ...

MHS netters swept aside by Tigers

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CEDAR FALLS — Playing a day ahead of schedule didn’t help the Marshalltown girls tennis team catch Cedar Falls off guard. The Tigers were clearly ready for their Class 2A Region 4 semifinal, firing off five-straight dominant wins to defeat the Bobcats 5-0 in Friday’s dual meet. The ...