SPORTS SHORTS: MHS offering pep bus to state baseball

The Marshalltown Community School District will be offering school bus transportation to the Bobcat baseball team’s state tournament game on Wednesday at Principal Park in Des Moines.

The pep bus will cost $5 per person and is open to anyone in the Marshalltown community. Riders will still need to purchase a $10 game ticket at Principal Park to gain entrance to the Bobcats’ state quarterfinal game against Urbandale, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

Students in eighth grade or younger must be accompanied by an adult, and all riders must sign up and pre-pay at the MHS office by noon on Wednesday. The bus(es) will depart from the Roundhouse at 5 p.m. and return immediately after the game.

Contact the MHS office at (641) 754-1130 for more information.

MHS volleyball clinic moved to MCC

The Midwest Performance Volleyball individual skills camps, originally scheduled to be held at the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse, will now be at the Marshalltown Community College gymnasium.

The camp will still be conducted Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and times will remain as originally posted, with the high school clinic for girls entering grades 9-12 from 8:30 a.m.-noon, and the junior high session for girls in grades 6-8 going from 1-3 p.m.

For further details, contact MHS head volleyball coach Chris Brees at or at (515) 865-5354.

MHS hosting free youth football clinic

The Marshalltown football team is hosting a Friday Night Lights Youth Football Camp on Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Leonard Cole Field.

All youth entering kindergarden through sixth grade are welcome, and there is no cost for admission.

There will also be a 7th and 8th grade camp on Thursday, also at Leonard Cole Field but from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Like the youth camp, the camp is free to all who come.

MCC set to host Tiger Days golf outing

The Marshalltown Community College has announced its 51st annual Tiger Days Golf Outing will be on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the American Legion Golf Course.

The cost for attendance will be $100 per individual golfer or $400 for a team of four. The entrance fee covers green and cart fees, lunch, dinner and a polo.

Registration, lunch, practice and open range run from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and the main event will begin with a shotgun start at 12 noon.

After the golfing is done there will be a social hour, dinner, tournament awards and a raffle in the clubhouse at the Legion.

This year’s tournament will feature three flights, and there will be a number of pin prizes and other opportunities to win a prize on the course.

GC/G-R girls honored as all-state picks

A pair of Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls were named as Class 1A all-state selections by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Maddie McMartin and Audrey Leyen were both given all-state honorable mentions for the Rebels after helping lead their team to an appearance in the regional semifinals.

McMartin had five goals and three assists this season for GC/G-R, while Leyen was the second-leading scorer with seven goals on just 17 shot attempts.

Leyen also received a first-team academic all-state selection, and teammate Megan Swanson was given an honorable mention for the academic all-state team.

Two Marshalltown players made the 3A academic all-state squad, with McKenna Major earning a first-team honor and Victoria Johnson getting a second-team nod.