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’Cats can’t cling to upset bid

From the first tip of Friday night’s Marshalltown-Ankeny boys’ basketball game at the MHS Roundhouse, the Bobcats were up for the challenge of facing the No. 8 Hawks. Two early 3-pointers from Grant Greazel, baskets from Armonniey Thomas and Drake Kapayou put the Bobcats ahead 11-4 and ...

Bobcats blitzed by 12th-ranked Ankeny

Poor starts have been a cause of frustration for Marshalltown girls’ basketball at times during the season. Friday night’s opening frame against the visiting Ankeny Hawks was yet another example of a poor first quarter putting the Bobcats in a difficult position for the rest of the game. ...

Trojans take 2nd in HOIC tournament

NEVADA — The West Marshall wrestling team finished second at the Heart of Iowa Conference meet here Friday night led by 170-pound champion Austin Pfantz. Pfantz led the charge for the Trojans with two wins by fall to improve to 21-7 this season. He pinned South Hamilton’s Owen Duns in 1 ...

Drake snaps skid at UNI’s expense

DES MOINES — The Drake ladies simply have the Panthers’ number. The Drake women’s basketball team snapped a four-game losing skid by beating Northern Iowa for the 12th time in their last 13 meetings, holding off the Panthers for a 65-57 victory in Friday’s Missouri Valley Conference ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Pfantz drops career-best 27 points in Trojan win

STATE CENTER — Keatan Pfantz poured in seven 3-pointers and a career-high 27 points to help the Class 3A No. 7 West Marshall girls’ basketball team withstand Grand View Christian for a 69-60 win on Friday night. Katy Reyerson added 25 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots for the ...

MCC assistant Oberthien named as Bobcats’ new baseball coach

The Marshalltown High School baseball program has named its next head coach. The MHS athletic department on Thursday introduced Todd Oberthien as the Bobcats’ head coach, filling the spot vacated at the end of last season by Derek Wrage. Wrage was 11-51 in his two years at the helm, ...