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MHS boys come close to title at Chuck Silvey Invite

URBANDALE — Marshalltown boys’ track came within two points of a victory at Thursday’s Chuck Silvey Invitational, finishing third with 100 team points — just two behind champions Johnston and one behind second-place Dowling Catholic. “The boys ran really well tonight, especially ...

Runner-up finishes help Bobcat girls to third place

WATERLOO — The Marshalltown girls’ track and field team tallied 19 placewinner performances on its way to a third-place finish at Waterloo West’s Wahawk Invitational on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium. Cedar Falls captured the team title with 168.5 points, followed by Waverly-Shell ...

MHS netters silenced by Centennial

ANKENY — The Marshalltown girls’ tennis team suffered its first shutout loss of the spring season, falling 11-0 to fourth-ranked Ankeny Centennial on Thursday night. The Bobcats (0-5) had won at least two matches in every meet prior to this particular road trip. Ankeny Centennial blanked ...

Cyclones add transfer from Butler

AMES — Iowa State women’s basketball head coach Bill Fennelly announced Thursday the addition of Nyamer Diew, a 6-foot-1 freshman forward transfer from Butler. “We are very excited to bring Ny back to her home state,” Fennelly said. “She is an amazing person who will add a great ...

Comets’ shining star

CONRAD — BCLUW girls’ basketball had anything but a straightforward season in 2020-21. The Comets started the year behind many of their opponents after five of the team’s top seven players were stuck in quarantine, leaving the team unable to make the most of its practices. After a ...

Grill heading back to Iowa State after season at UNLV

Caleb Grill will transfer back to Iowa State after playing last season at UNLV for new Cyclones coach T.J. Otzelberger. Otzelberger announced Grill’s move Tuesday. The 6-foot-3 guard started all 27 games for the Runnin’ Rebels last season and averaged 9.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 ...

Bobcat boys compete at Fred Smith Hawk Relays

ANKENY — A second-place finish in the 4x200 relay was the highlight of the afternoon for the Marshalltown boys’ track and field team Tuesday at the Fred Smith Hawk Relays. The Bobcats finished 10th out of 11 teams with 25 total points. The 4x200-meter relay finished second with a time ...

Tigers drop a dozen on Scott

There are worse ways to bounce back from a heartbreaking defeat. After an overtime loss Saturday, No. 13 Marshalltown CC easily dispatched Scott CC 12-0 Tuesday afternoon to move to 3-1 on the season. The Tigers started the scoring early with a sixth-minute goal from Gabriel Dias, and then ...

Ottumwa turns tide against MHS

The swings just haven’t gone the Bobcats’ way. The Marshalltown girls’ tennis team suffered its fourth defeat in as many dual meets this season, falling to Ottumwa 8-3 on Tuesday at the Marshalltown Court Complex. The contest was decidedly closer than the final score, as the top two ...

Bobcats’ individual play not enough vs. No. 6 Maroons

A challenging week for Marshalltown boys’ soccer began on a sour note Tuesday night at home for the Bobcats. A comprehensive performance from No. 6 Dowling Catholic and a nearly non-existent Bobcat attack resulted in a 4-0 victory for the Maroons (4-1). The Bobcats (4-2) took just two ...

No. 9 Bobcats sweep aside Bulldogs

OTTUMWA — The Class 2A No. 9 Marshalltown boys’ tennis team went slightly shorthanded into Tuesday’s road match at Ottumwa, but the Bobcats didn’t allow it to make an impact. The MHS boys bagged their fifth-straight win with their fourth shutout of the season, strolling to an 11-0 ...

MHS golfers get out to strong start

ANKENY — Amber Henson birdied the first hole of the Marshalltown High School girls’ golf season and the Bobcats went on to defeat host Ankeny 187-204 in Tuesday’s CIML dual meet at Otter Creek Golf Course. “To finally get our girls back on the course and in competition mode against ...

Baranczyk: Oklahoma has elite potential

NORMAN, Okla. — New Oklahoma women’s basketball coach Jennie Baranczyk believes the Sooner program is close to returning to elite status. The former Drake coach exuded energy and confidence as she addressed a group at the Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday that included most of the players ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans lead locals at BCLUW Co-Ed

CONRAD — West Marshall placed three teams in the top-seven at the BCLUW Co-Ed golf tournament on Tuesday, but the Trojans’ No. 1 pairing came up one stroke off the pace. West Marshall’s Emma Stanley and Joey Tollefson took second place in Tuesday’s event at Oakwood Golf Course, ...

Waterloo United breaks down Bobcats

Marshalltown girls soccer has been in a tough spot from the get-go this season. A young, inexperienced roster without the benefit of a 2020 to learn under what would have been a senior-laden squad at the varsity level. Thrust into a difficult CIML and Class 3A schedule, the Bobcats have been ...

Bobcat girls’ golf team itching to get back on course

A common theme among the Marshalltown High School spring sports this season has been the anticipation of getting back into competition after missing the 2020 seasons due to COVID-19 and the pandemic. Tuesday afternoon, the Bobcats’ girls’ golf team gets to make their return to the ...

Bobcats finish off make-up match, beat Little Cyclones

AMES — A daunting schedule revealed ideal results for the Marshalltown boys’ tennis team as the newly-ranked Bobcats blasted Ames in Monday’s make-up meet. Marshalltown, which had been slated for as many as five meets during a three-day stretch last week, finished off the first of those ...

Robbins leaves Minnesota for Vanderbilt

Former Davenport Assumption graduate and Drake transfer Liam Robbins announced on social media Monday that he plans to continue his college basketball career at Vanderbilt. The 7-foot Robbins played last season at Minnesota but opted to enter the NCAA’s transfer portal when head coach ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat boys track and field competes in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown boys’ track and field team finished fifth in Class A at the Fort Dodge Boys’ Dodger Relays Monday afternoon. The Bobcats were led by Jaiden Buchanan, who won the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.11 seconds. Buchanan also was second in the 200, finishing in ...

Tigers taste heartbreak in 2OT defeat

There are physical games. Then there’s the level of physicality that was on show Saturday afternoon at Marshalltown CC’s home field against Hawkeye CC. The RedTails were rough, tough and made the Tigers up their own physical play in order to keep up. As a result, the seventh-ranked ...