SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat Golf Outing set for June 13
The 17th annual Marshalltown High School athletic fundraising golf outing will be on Thursday, June 13 at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown.
It is a four-person best shot tournament with both morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session tees off at 8 a.m. with the afternoon session teeing off at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost is $60 for individual golfers with a series of sponsorship levels for foursomes. Cost includes golf, lunch and gifts.
To register or learn more about sponsorships, visit www.marshalltown.k12.ia.us/golf-registration.
Register soon as the afternoon session is nearly full. For more information call Cindy Braack in the MHS main office at (641) 754-1130.
Iowa awards Till a hoops scholarship
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced Wednesday that redshirt junior Riley Till will be put on scholarship for the 2019-20 season.
Till (6-foot-7, 205 pounds), who was a walk-on the past three seasons, saw his minutes increase last season as a redshirt sophomore. The Dubuque native played in 16 games a year ago, averaging 1.4 points per game and 4.7 minutes per game.
“I feel blessed and I thank God, coach McCaffery and staff, and my teammates for always believing in me and pushing me to be my best,” said Till. “I am grateful for the constant support of my family as well as the amazing Hawkeye fan base. Being an Iowa Hawkeye is a dream come true and I look forward to getting back to work with my brothers.”
At Dubuque Wahlert, Till played alongside current Hawkeye teammate Cordell Pemsl.
“Riley earned this scholarship,” said McCaffery. “He is the consummate teammate, a good student, and has worked extremely hard to improve his game the past three years. He has helped our team, and makes us better.”