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BCLUW girls golf team qualifies for region final

GRUNDY CENTER — The BCLUW girls golf team is one step closer to reaching its goal of making a third-straight state tournament after taking second at the Class 1A Region 4A meet on Monday at Town & Country Golf Club with a score of 407. Bailey Ashton was the leader for the Comets with ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS edged by No. 1 Waukee in PKs

WAUKEE — Edi Cokovic scored twice in regulation and the Class 3A No. 1 Waukee boys soccer team stopped No. 7 Marshalltown’s 13-game winning streak in a shootout, breaking a 2-all tie by prevailing in penalty kicks on Friday night. Jose Torres scored his team-leading 19th goal of the ...

Bobcats bank 5 spots at state; area totals 59

The Marshalltown track and field teams had to endure a 12-hour wait before finding out they had qualified a total of five entrants for the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships next week at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. In all, Marshalltown-area high schools racked up a grand total of ...

GC/G-R stands tall only to fall

GRINNELL — Fans oohed and aahed when Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck junior Alivia Brandhorst got her return of serve to glance off the net and fall safely on the other side, only to see Norwalks’s Ellie Riter spoil the shot with an even better one of her own. On a day when the Spartans ...

Big Ten grants waiver, Iowa’s Pemsl to return

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa men’s basketball player Cordell Pemsl will return next season with two years of eligibility after the Big Ten Conference approved his hardship waiver. The Hawkeyes announced the decision Friday for Pemsl, who played just 29 minutes last season after ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GC/G-R girls go 4-1 at W-SR tourney

WAVERLY — The Class 1A No. 10 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls soccer team went 4-1 on Saturday at the Waverly-Shell Rock Tournament, losing only to Iowa City Regina in a one-goal match. The Rebels improved to 10-4 for the spring with back-to-back wins on both sides of the loss to ...

Puumala’s perfect performance powers Mustangs

STATE CENTER — It’s often said an athlete wants to be competing their best at the end of the season, and East Marshall senior Melinda Puumala took that saying to heart. Puumala was incredible in her final state-qualifying track and field meet of her career, as she finished a perfect ...

Girard reaches new heights for Trojans

STATE CENTER — A year ago West Marshall senior Grace Girard left her state-qualifying track and field meet feeling at a loss for words after failing to earn a bid to the state meet for the first time in her career. On Friday the Trojan senior got her redemption, and on her home track too, ...

Bobcats blanked at districts

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Marshalltown boys tennis team came into its Class 2A district meet at Cedar Rapids Prairie with lofty goals and a desire to expand upon the success it saw last year at districts, but it left with a sour taste in its mouth. After having a doubles state qualifier and a ...

BCLUW boys advance, along with 5 individuals

GRUNDY CENTER — GMG senior Aaron Fleming, North Tama sophomore Paden Ketter and the BCLUW boys golf team have advanced through their Class 1A sectional meet after Friday’s 18-hole tournament at Town & Country Golf Club. Host Grundy Center won the sectional title with a 339 team score ...

Fritz named ARC co-Pitcher of the Year

CEDAR RAPIDS — Central College senior pitcher Mariah Fritz was one of three players to share the American Rivers Conference’s Pitcher of the Year award after helping the Dutch win the 13th conference title in school history. Fritz, an East Marshall High School graduate, finished the ...

Trojans tripped up by Oskaloosa

TAMA — After giving up a late goal before halftime, the South Tama County/East Marshall girls soccer team trailed 3-0 to Oskaloosa at the break. As the teams came out for the second half the Trojans had a renewed fire, and while they weren’t able to cut into the lead — even allowing ...

MHS girls shoot season’s best score at Southeast Polk Invite

PLEASANT HILL — A cold and windy morning greeted the Marshalltown girls golf team at the start of the Southeast Polk Invite at Copper Creek Golf Course on Thursday, but the cool weather did nothing to the hot clubs of the Bobcats MHS shot its best 18-hole score of the season with a 359, 36 ...

MCC’s Lane lands with San Jose St.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Former Marshalltown Community College center Eduardo Lane will continue his basketball career at San Jose State University, the Trojans announced on Tuesday. Lane averaged 9.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 30 appearances last season for the Tigers, starting in 15 of them ...

Castrejon scores twice in South Tama’s ranked win over Clear Creek-Amana

TAMA — Seemingly every time South Tama County senior Jonathan Castrejon has touched the ball this season good things have happened, and that run of success continued on Wednesday evening. Castrejon scored two goals in the first half of the Class 1A No. 12 Trojans’ 2-0 victory over Class ...

Snider selected as ICCAC Player of the Year

AMES — Indian Hills Community College freshman second baseman Brooke Snider was named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division I Player of the Year. Snider, in her first year after graduating from West Marshall, finished the season ranked near the top in three statistical ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS offering boys basketball camps

The Marshalltown Bobcat boys basketball team and head coach Michael Appel will be hosting a basketball camp for kids from 1st through 12th grade. There will be two different sessions, on running from June 11-14 for Grades 4-through-12 and one going from June 17-20 for grades 1-through-3. ...

Marshalltown girls soccer squad suffers narrow loss to Mason City, 2-1

Goals have been hard to come by for the Marshalltown girls soccer team this season, so when Mason City took a 1-0 lead in their CIML Iowa Conference match on Tuesday at Leonard Cole Field on a goal from Gwen Sewell in the 12th minute, that seemed to be a bad omen for the home team. Instead of ...

Curphy can’t wait to reach new heights at Indian Hills

LE GRAND — Cade Curphy can’t wait to find out what his future holds as a runner. Neither can Indian Hills Community College. Curphy, an East Marshall High School senior, recently signed his National Letter of Intent to run year-round at the next level, committing to the Warriors’ ...

Torres’ second-half goals moves MHS to 13 straight

MASON CITY — The Class 3A No. 7 Marshalltown boys soccer team was locked in a 0-0 tie with Mason City at halftime of their CIML Iowa Conference tilt on Tuesday night, but once again Jose Torres changed all of that. Torres netted two goals in the second half, one in the 45th minute and one ...