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Local linksters denied state bids

CEDAR FALLS — The BCLUW boys golf team, North Tama sophomore North Tama and GMG senior Aaron Fleming were unable to make it through the Class 1A district meet on Friday, falling one round short of next week’s state golf tournament. BCLUW’s closest call was senior Lane Stanley, who ...

Dobbins medals in discus in first, last state meet

DES MOINES — Thursday wasn’t just by far the hottest track meet of the season, it was the record for the hottest May 16th ever in Des Moines, topping out at 91 degrees. The heat got to quite a few athletes on the first day of the Iowa Co-Ed Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium, ...

GMG senior Ethan Karsjen climbs to third with career-best time in 400

DES MOINES — A year ago, GMG runner Ethan Karsjen ran a new school record in the 800-meter run at the Iowa Co-Ed Track and Field Championships on his way to placing seventh in the meet. Karsjen was back at it again on Thursday on the first day of the 2019 state meet, and he both lowered ...

STC shows well in state opener

DES MOINES — The South Tama County track and field teams had five total events on the schedule for day one of the Iowa Co-Ed Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium, and three of the five left their mark on the Blue Oval. The girls shuttle hurdle team of JoJo Tyynismaa, Stacey ...

Garber, Comets qualify for finals

DES MOINES — The BCLUW boys track and field team wasn’t going to be able to win a team title in the Iowa Co-Ed Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Drake Stadium, but had things not gone there way in a few race they could have lost one. The Comets sent a strong message in the ...

Puumala reaches finals; Schaper 7th in shot put

DES MOINES — After nearly a week of hype and preparation, the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships kicked off on Thursday at Drake Stadium and East Marshall senior Melinda Puumala got to start her journey. Puumala, one of three girls in Class 2A to qualify in four events, started ...

Henson, ’Cats 4th at conference

MASON CITY — Marshalltown freshman Amber Henson shot matching 39s on the front and back at Mason City Country Club on Thursday to lead the Bobcat girls golf team to a fourth-place finish at the CIML Iowa Conference Tournament. Henson’s 6-over-par round of 78 was good for fourth place ...

Keahna looks to cap state career, Tyynismaa just getting started

TAMA — It will be a special moment when the South Tama County track and field teams take to the Blue Oval at the start of the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium this morning. Trojan senior Keith Keahna will be defending his Class 3A state title in the high jump ...

Dobbins, Joar eyeing medals for MHS boys

The Marshalltown boys track and field team might only have two competitors in the Iowa High School Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium this weekend, but both boys are in prime position to challenge for medals. Sophomore Dwight Joar represents the Bobcats in the high ...

Bobcat girls not settling with seeding

When the Iowa High School Co-Ed Track and Field Championships get started today at Drake Stadium, the Marshalltown girls will be represented by three events. Gabby Himes is seeded 19th in the high jump, the shuttle hurdle relay team of Himes, Erica Johnson, Valeria Becerra and Mia Rasmusson ...

Opportunities escape Bobcats

The early rounds couldn’t have gone better for the Marshalltown girls tennis team in their Class 2A Region 5 singles and doubles tournament at Cedar Falls on Wednesday. On the doubles side, the team of Emily Miller and Mary Kate Gruening was seeded third and the team of Madi Finch and ...

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 ...

Hernandez lifts MHS boys soccer team over Ames with golden goal

At the end of regulation the Class 3A No. 6 Marshalltown boys soccer team and No. 15 Ames were locked in a 1-1 tie, so for a second-straight game the Bobcats were headed to overtime. MHS suffered only its second loss of the season the last time out in a 3-2 loss to No. 1 Waukee in penalty ...

Garber, Comets set lofty goals for state

CONRAD — BCLUW senior Jack Garber is known as one of the best hurdlers in the state. He was second at the Drake Relays in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.2 seconds a few weeks ago, the 10th-fastest fully-automated time ever run in Iowa high school history. He is an Iowa State ...

Grace under pressure

STATE CENTER — Typically a state-qualifying meet is remembered for the elation of running a great race and earning your spot at the biggest stage in Iowa high school track and field, but last year’s meet left a different mark on West Marshall senior Grace Girard. After earning a spot at ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC boys soccer banks division title

WILLIAMSBURG — The Class 1A No. 9 South Tama County defeated Williamsburg on Tuesday, 4-1, to secure the WaMaC Conference West Division regular season title. Jonathan Castrejon had a hat trick for the Trojans (11-5, 5-1) with three goals on six shots. Osmar Galvez had the other goal after ...

Marshalltown girls tennis sweeps Waterloo East in regional opener

Last year a competitive Marshalltown girls tennis team was unceremoniously swept out of the first round of the first round of the Class 2A regional tournament by Ottumwa. On Monday the Bobcat girls turned that result on its head with a 5-0 sweep of Waterloo East in the 2A Region 4 opener at ...

Puumala’s path to glory

LE GRAND — East Marshall senior Melinda Puumala already knew her ticket was punched four times for the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships after going 4-for-4 in her events at the district meet on Friday, but she didn’t know where her efforts had landed her on the overall seeding ...

Gov. Reynolds signs law legalizing sports betting

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that establishes a legal way to bet on professional, collegiate and international sporting events. It also legalizes fantasy sports contests and internet fantasy sports betting but delays betting based on college sporting event ...

ISU basketball lands Troy transfer Johnson

AMES — Troy transfer Javan Johnson has signed with Iowa State. The Cyclones announced on Monday that Johnson, who averaged 10.4 points a game last season, will join the team next fall. Johnson will sit out next season due to the NCAA’s transfer guidelines and be eligible to play the next ...