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Trojans bow to Eagles in 10 innings

STATE CENTER — The rain subsided and the lightning stopped, but the West Marshall bats never came out to play. The Trojan baseball team managed just one hit as Pella Christian knocked off the top-seeded team in Class 2A’s District 10 in 10 innings, beating West Marshall 2-0 late Saturday ...

Bobcats tame Tigers in playoff opener

The most prolific home run hitter in high school baseball gave the Marshalltown baseball team a few pointers, and every time his alma mater managed to apply his wisdom it meant big things for the Bobcats. MHS junior catcher Will Van Buren connected for his first-career home run, and his solo ...

Pagenaud out to hunt down Newgarden, Rossi

NEWTON — IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden has spent much of the season holding off a hard-charging Alexander Rossi. Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud looks poised to make the chase for the championship a three-car affair. Pagenaud moved 22 points closer to Newgarden, his Team ...

Iowa RB Young turns to boxing for workout

CHICAGO — Toren Young and his Iowa teammates find all sorts of ways to relax off the field, from movie nights in Iowa City to a local restaurant offering giant salads. One of his favorite breaks, however, might be more strenuous than football. Once or twice a week, the junior running back ...

East Marshall softball is seeing fruits of offseason labor in batting cage

LE GRAND — The act of hitting a home run has many colloquialisms. The East Marshall softball team has granted its fans the opportunity to use all of them this summer. Whether they’re doing yard work, going yard, leaving the yard, or hitting bombs, moonshots or no-doubters, the Mustangs ...

Iowa junior Epenesa on preseason B1G team

CHICAGO — Michigan State and Ohio State each placed two players on the preseason all-Big Ten team announced Thursday. Junior running back J.K. Dobbins and defensive end Chase Young were the Buckeyes and linebacker Joe Bachie and defensive end Kenny Willekes, two seniors, were named for the ...

Karam, Daly eager to prove themselves

NEWTON — At just 20, Sage Karam had already landed his dream gig with a seat in Chip Ganassi Racing’s powerhouse IndyCar program. Four years later, Karam is hoping to prove that he deserves another shot at a full-time seat in the series. Karam and fellow American Conor Daly will fill in ...

Local gridders set for Iowa Shrine Bowl

Marshalltown offensive lineman Keaton Baccam, Bobcat head coach Adam Goodvin and East Marshall linebacker Noah Bandstra will be on the field Saturday at the 47th annual Iowa Shrine All-Star Football Classic at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls as members of the South squad. Goodvin will be an ...

No. 3 Pirates plunder G-R in district semis

ALBURNETT — Alburnett senior Keaton Parker pitched five dominant innings and drove in what proved to be the game-winning run in the bottom of the first, helping the third-ranked Pirates plunder Gladbrook-Reinbeck 10-0 in Wednesday’s Class 1A District 9 semifinal baseball game. The Pirates ...

Bobcat Wrestling Camp coming soon

The inaugural Bobcat Wrestling Camp will be held July 23-25 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the new Allie Morrison Wrestling Training Room at the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse for wrestlers in grades K-12. The camp was created to help connect former MHS wrestlers with future Bobcats while growing ...

MHS football hosting 2 youth camps

The Marshalltown High School football program will be conducting a pair of free youth football camps on August 1-2. The first camp is for Marshalltown football players going into grades 7-8. Campers will receive coaching in the fundamental skills from the Bobcat coaching staff and ...

Trojans take out Mustangs, 11-1

STATE CENTER — Gabe Jones’ leisurely stroll around the bases was a lot like West Marshall’s district baseball victory on Tuesday night — it could have gotten over sooner, but it was going to get there eventually. Jones hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to cap ...

Redhawks tame Belle Plaine, 4-2

ALBURNETT — The North Tama baseball team jumped out to a four-run lead and held off Belle Plaine for a 4-2 victory in Tuesday’s Class 1A District 9 semifinal game. The Redhawks (21-9) scored once in the bottom of the first inning and three times in the third in a game that endured a rain ...

Campbell is a stay-at-home Cyclone

ARLINGTON, Texas — Matt Campbell has never put much thought into being an NFL coach, even though several pro teams expressed interest in the 39-year-old Iowa State coach in the past year. “Well, my goal initially wasn’t even to be a college head football coach,” Campbell said Tuesday ...

Mustangs mow down Jesup on way to state

JESUP — East Marshall senior right fielder Madison Duncan got to make one play all night, but it was the one she knew she was going to get and joked about to her teammates at practice a day earlier. This was no joke, and neither are these Mustangs. Class 2A No. 5 East Marshall made ...

Bobcats split regular-season finale at Ames

AMES — The Marshalltown baseball team split its regular-season finale on Monday night, beating Ames 9-5 in the opener before falling 10-4 to the Little Cyclones in the nightcap. The win in the second game for Ames (8-29) ended a 12-game losing skid for the hosts. Tate Kuehner pitched ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Rebels rough up Maquoketa Valley

ALBURNETT — Tyler Tscherter struck out seven in 4 1/3 scoreless innings and drove in three runs as the Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team rocked Maquoketa Valley 13-1 in six innings here Saturday. Tscherter (8-1) scattered two singles and one walk over his abbreviated start on the mound for ...

Redhawk walk-off

TRAER — Better late than never, they say. The North Tama baseball team put that idiom to the test, whether it wanted to or not, and rallied past Central City for a 3-2 victory in Saturday’s Class 1A District 9 quarterfinals at J.L. Lister Field. Hale Hulme hammered a two-out double to ...

Belle Plaine blisters GMG in district play

TRAER — Three GMG pitchers tried their luck against Belle Plaine, but none of them were effective enough to warrant more time on the mound than the other. By the time the Plainsmen hit the 10-run threshold, the Wolverines had called off the fight. Belle Plaine battered a trio of GMG ...

Vilez homers Mustangs into next round

PELLA — Hunter Vilez hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to cap a three-run rally as the East Marshall baseball team came back to beat Williamsburg 3-2 in the first round of Class 2A District 10 action on Saturday at Pella Christian High School. The Mustangs (11-17) ...