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Bobcats end Bulldogs’ dominance

Emma Stupp let her emotions go, even before the ball off her bat hit the fence on the fly. The Marshalltown softball team needed to win Wednesday’s nightcap against Ottumwa after letting the Bulldogs slip through their grasp in the opener. Stupp slammed a two-run, two-out double off the ...

MHS knocked around by Ottumwa

From here, the Marshalltown baseball team can only turn the page. The Bobcats surrendered too many free bases to a hard-hitting Ottumwa team as the Bulldogs swept up Marshalltown on Wednesday. Ottumwa won 19-0 in five innings in Game 1, then won 25-2 in four innings in Game 2. MHS is back ...

Jets’ Hall aims to meet running back standard set by 49ers’ McCaffrey

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Breece Hall sees where Christian McCaffrey is at in his NFL career and ponders the possibilities. The New York Jets running back is entering his third season as one of the league’s top players at his position. But his ultimate goal is to be as consistently productive ...

SPORTS SHORTS: East Marshall falls in battle of ranked Mustangs

MONROE — Class 3A No. 12 PCM scored in five of its six at-bats in a 10-1 victory over the 2A No. 11 East Marshall softball in Tuesday’s non-conference clash. Peyton Grabenbauer’s solo home run in the second inning accounted for East Marshall’s only offense in the loss. Rayne McIlrath ...

Mustangs roam free at GMG

GREEN MOUNTAIN — As the summer heats up, East Marshall baseball hopes to follow the same trend. The Mustangs smacked 14 hits and defeated GMG, 19-2, in five innings at the GMG Baseball Field on Tuesday. “We just want to try and build momentum,” East Marshall head coach Justin Frost ...

US opts for experience, versatility on Olympic roster

USA Basketball said experience was a major reason Caitlin Clark was not on the U.S. women’s Olympic roster that was officially revealed Tuesday. The selection committee didn’t believe the talented Clark had enough of high-level reps to be a member of the group headed to the Paris Games. ...