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Mustangs swept by another ranked foe

LE GRAND — The East Marshall volleyball team suffered its third-straight defeat at the hands of a ranked North Iowa Cedar League opponent, falling in three sets to Class 2A No. 14 Aplington-Parkersburg on Thursday night by scores of 25-16, 25-8, 25-10. The Mustangs (5-9) were led ...

ISU ready to redeem loss to Louisiana

Iowa State knows all too well about picking up the pieces after a heartbreaking loss and getting in the right frame of mind for the next game. The Cyclones are calling on that experience again heading into their Big 12 opener at TCU on Saturday following their home loss to double-digit ...

State makes changes to postseason cross country

The state-qualifying and state cross country meets will both be split into two days to accommodate for competition and crowds with COVID-19 related precautions, the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced Wednesday in a joint statement. Next ...

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame RB, dies at 77

CHICAGO — Gale Sayers, the dazzling and elusive running back who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the briefest of careers and whose fame extended far beyond the field for decades thanks to a friendship with a dying Chicago Bears teammate, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The ...

Jags just too fierce for Bobcats

Every time the Marshalltown volleyball team tried to make its move, fifth-ranked Ankeny Centennial made a momentous counterattack. The Class 5A No. 5 Jaguars (8-1) capitalized on runs of at least four points in each of three sets during Tuesday’s CIML sweep at the Roundhouse, beating the ...

G-R bests rival BCLUW in ranked clash

CONRAD — Midway through the second set of Tuesday night’s ranked battle between Class 1A No. 6 Gladbrook-Reinbeck and No. 14 BCLUW, the momentum had shifted. After losing the first set 25-17, the Comets were executing better and held a 19-12 lead, looking odds-on to tie the match and make ...

Smith’s gold, Hermanson’s bronze lead MHS harriers

MASON CITY — Marshalltown junior Conner Smith outdistanced the field for his first win of the season as the Bobcat cross country teams competed at the Mason City Invitational on Tuesday night. Smith beat the field to the finish line in a time of 17 minutes, 35 seconds, to lead the Bobcats ...

Bobcats finish sixth in Cedar Falls Invitational

CEDAR FALLS — Marshalltown boys’ golf coach Lucas Johnson was happy with his team’s consistent scores Tuesday afternoon in the Tiger Invite hosted by Cedar Falls — but bogeys befell the Bobcats en route to a sixth-placed team finish and no individual top-10 finishers at the Beaver Hills ...

TCU names Downing starting QB vs Iowa St.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Former transfer Matthew Downing has been named the starting quarterback for TCU’s season opener, though last year’s starter has also been cleared to play. Downing redshirted last season at TCU after limited snaps in four games as a walk-on freshman at Georgia in ...

Mustangs swept aside by Spartans in 3

GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy Center volleyball team got back to even in NICL West Division play with a 3-0 sweep of East Marshall on Tuesday night, taming the Mustangs 25-13, 25-10, 25-9. Clare Veren led East Marshall (5-8, 0-3) with six kills on the night, but the Mustangs totaled just 11 ...

Redhawks pass up GMG in 3

GARWIN — North Tama volleyball has felt it’s been making improvements throughout the season despite a record below .500 record, in part to a young roster and in part due to a difficult schedule — one that head coach Channing Halstead said hopes will get her team acclimated to playing ...

West Marshall fares well in home invite

STATE CENTER — West Marshall junior Nicolas Thompson won the individual crown on Monday at the Trojan Cross Country Invitational at Lincoln Valley Golf Course. Thompson timed in at 18 minutes, 12 seconds, to finish five seconds ahead of Greene County’s Logan Woodruff for the title. The ...

NFL levies fines for unmasked coaches

A person with knowledge of the punishment tells The Associated Press that at least three NFL head coaches have been fined $100,000 for violating the league’s rules that they wear face coverings on the sideline. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the league wasn’t ...

Hamlin, MJ partner up to sponsor just Wallace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, a high-profile pairing of a Black majority team owner and the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level. The partnership was announced Monday night in ...

Bryson DeChambeau blasts way to U.S. Open title

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — What was supposed to be a typical U.S. Open produced a most unconventional champion. Bryson DeChambeau was not the least bit concerned by the narrow fairways or the ankle-deep rough that shape Winged Foot into historically the toughest of all U.S. Opens. With his extra 40 ...

MHS takes the positives from Bobcat Invite

Marshalltown swimming and diving coach Angie Nelson didn’t know for sure what to expect from the Bobcats in their first full invitational of the fall season. The Bobcats hadn’t done a full 11-dive meet yet in the young season due to limitations in some gyms, and it was a strong field for ...

Top-10 runs carry ’Cats at Central meet

PELLA — The Marshalltown High School cross country teams got a pair of top-10 individual finishes to highlight their trip to the 15th Heartland Cross Country Classic on Saturday at the Central College course. The Bobcat girls collected fourth place behind junior Phoebe Hermanson’s ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Redhawks take to air for first win

NEW SHARON — The North Tama football team scored its first win of the season behind a record-setting passing performance on Friday night. The Redhawks (1-3) defeated North Mahaska 29-12, powered by the school’s single-game passing record of 364 yards. Gabe Kopriva finished 17-for-26 for ...

SPEEDWAY: Marshalltown Speedway tripleheader week

The 500th and final Summer Series for the IMCA Late Models kicked off the first of three straight nights of racing at the Marshalltown Speedway on Thursday night, September 17. One hundred seventy-seven cars packed the pits for what was also the 3rd Annual Dale DeFrance Memorial race, honoring ...

Fort Dodge wriggles out of Bobcats’ grasp, 35-28, on Homecoming night

Not lost on the Marshalltown High School football team was the fact that last season’s Class 4A state playoff berth went to Fort Dodge after a head-to-lead loss to the host Dodgers in the 2019 finale. While the Bobcats were trying to get even, so was Fort Dodge. The Dodgers (3-1) rallied ...