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DRAKE RELAYS: Hurtling down the homestretch

DES MOINES — This was no ordinary Drake Relays. There were less fans, less athletes inside the stadium at any given time and masks being worn consistently by attendees, per Relay rules. However, those differences didn’t prevent the Relays from being as entertaining as usual. Three ...

Bobcat boys beat back Mason City 7-4

The rematch wasn’t nearly as epic from a time standpoint, but it was closer than the first time around. The Class 2A No. 7 Marshalltown boys’ tennis team tallied a 7-4 victory over Mason City on Thursday in a rematch of their showdown two weeks ago that was delayed by damp conditions and ...

Henson medals to lead MHS to 2nd

ANKENY — Amber Henson rebounded from a rocky start to finish in third place and the Marshalltown girls’ golf team racked up a runner-up finish at the Ankeny Invite on Thursday at Otter Creek Golf Course. Henson, a Bobcat junior, was 4-over through her first three holes but played at ...

Mohawks hold off MHS girls 6-5

MASON CITY — The opportunity to start a winning streak went down to the last match on Thursday as the Marshalltown girls’ tennis team tussled with Mason City. The host Mohawks outlasted the Bobcats by winning the last match on the court, as Mason City prevailed 6-5 in the CIML Iowa ...

North Dakota’s Rebraca joining Iowa

IOWA CITY — After losing a pair of players to the transfer portal, the University of Iowa men’s basketball team has gotten one back. On Thursday, the Hawkeyes received workd that North Dakota post player Filip Rebraca announced he had made a decision to join the Hawkeyes for ...

History maker: Grant is Meskwaki’s second All-Area Player of the Year

Taurice Grant is quiet but confident. The Meskwaki senior isn’t one to brag about his accomplishments, not even in an interview focused on them. But he’s also acutely aware of the impact his play during his high school basketball career has had on the Meskwaki basketball team and the ...

Sophomore Kiburis chasing memories, dreams at G-R

REINBECK — William Kiburis had his picture in the trophy case at Gladbrook-Reinbeck Junior/Senior High School before he’d ever stepped foot in the building as a student. He’s hoping the next time his face graces the walls at GRHS will be on his own merit. William was a 10-year-old ...

ISU’s Conditt to play for Puerto Rico

AMES — Iowa State forward George Conditt IV will again don the jersey of Puerto Rico this summer as the country attempts to qualify for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Conditt, who recently completed his junior season at ISU but still has two seasons of eligibility remaining, will ...

Scarlets steal Marshalltown’s opportunity

What started out as a chance for Marshalltown boys’ soccer to bounce back from a frustrating week of losses turned into a third-straight defeat and confirmation that the Bobcats are in a funk midway through their season. The 3-1 loss Tuesday night to Des Moines East drops the Bobcats to ...

MHS netters pummel Polar Bears for 1st win

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls’ tennis team captured its first win of the season on Tuesday night, and it was never in doubt. The Bobcats blanked Des Moines North in a CIML dual meet, beating the Polar Bears 11-0 to end a five-match losing streak to start the spring. Marshalltown ...

Bobcat girls stymied by Scarlets in 4-0 defeat

DES MOINES — An early goal gave the Des Moines East girls’ soccer team all the advantage it needed against Marshalltown as the Bobcats remained winless after a 4-0 loss on Tuesday night at Williams Stadium. America Munguia gave the host Scarlets (2-4) a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute, and ...

Tyynismaa’s triple, Dean’s double

When the Drake Relays take place for high school athletes at Drake Stadium, it’ll be a profoundly different Relays than most are used to. After a cancellation of the Relays in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will take place with heavily limited attendance and with stipulations ...

Panthers pick up Warren’s contract through 2027

CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa athletic department and head women’s basketball coach Tanya Warren have agreed to a two-year contract extension that will see Warren’s leadership continue through the end of the 2026-27 season. Warren and the Panthers are coming off the deepest postseason ...

Fredrick opts to transfer out of Iowa

IOWA CITY — Iowa starting guard CJ Fredrick has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal, the school confirmed Monday. Fredrick started 52 games the last two seasons and is a 47 percent career 3-point shooter. Fredrick averaged 7.5 points per game last season and had 52 assists ...

Cyclones add ex-Kansas G/F Enaruna

AMES — The Iowa State men’s basketball program has signed Kansas transfer Tristan Enaruna, head coach T.J. Otzelberger announced Monday. Enaruna, a 6-foot-8 guard/forward from Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands, played two seasons for the Jayhawks and will have three seasons of eligibility ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets lead local squads at Spartan Invite

GRUNDY CENTER — BCLUW junior Ray Callaway’s round of 86 was good for a top-10 finish at Grundy Center’s 18-hole Spartan Invitational on Saturday at Town & Country Golf Club. Callaway tied for the eighth-best round of the tournament to lead the Comets, who came in sixth out of eight ...

Pohlman promoted to Drake head coach

DES MOINES — Allison Pohlman, a longtime associate head coach and one of the primary architects of the Drake women’s basketball program’s renaissance, has been named the new head coach of the Bulldogs. Drake director of athletics Brian Hardin announced Pohlman’s hiring on Sunday. A ...

Drake Relays qualifiers

South Tama County junior JoJo Tyynismaa, pictured in a May 2019 file photo, represents half of the area’s six qualifiers for this week’s Drake Relays. Tyynismaa is seeded in the top-7 in all three of her events: the 100-meter dash, the 100 hurdles and the 400 hurdles. BCLUW senior Lizzie ...

Tiger softball snaps 14-game slide

CRESTON — Marshalltown Community College softball got very familiar with Southwestern CC over the weekend as the visiting Tigers played the Spartans four times in two days. The Tigers went 1-3 over the weekend, dropping their overall record to 6-38, but snapped a 14-game losing skid by ...

Tigers win high-scoring tilt with Tritons

Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer continued its unbeaten run with a comeback win against Iowa Central CC Saturday afternoon. The No. 13 Tigers fell behind in the first half, but three second-half goals secured a 3-2 victory to move to 4-1-1 on the season after a draw with Indian ...