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Third-ranked Fort Dodge finishes off MHS

Fort Dodge freshman Jalen Adams no-hit the Marshalltown softball team for the second time this season and the Dodgers finished off a CIML Iowa Conference season sweep of the Bobcats by winning twice on Wednesday night at the MHS diamond. The Class 5A No. 3 Dodgers (21-5, 7-5) defeated ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans take conference title outright

STATE CENTER — The West Marshall baseball team won the outright NICL West Division title for the second time in the last three years by beating BCLUW 16-0 in a four-inning game here Wednesday. The Trojans (18-4, 10-0) have won or shared the conference title each of the last five ...

Rebels undone by defense, Denver

REINBECK — Defense became a much more difficult task without Tyler Tscherter on the mound, but never before this challenging for the Rebels. The Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team struggled to make even some of the most routine plays it faced as Denver capitalized on nine Rebel miscues in a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall pulls away from Hawks

JEWELL — The West Marshall baseball team didn’t get its first hit until the sixth inning but still slammed South Hamilton 10-2 in Tuesday’s non-conference contest. The Trojans (17-4) totaled just four hits in the win, breaking open a 5-2 game with a five-run at-bat in the top of the ...

Rams forfeit, ’Cats sweep conference road games

PLEASANT HILL — The Marshalltown baseball team benefited from a pitch count rules violation to win a game it lost, then rode the change in momentum by completing the sweep of Class 4A No. 4 Southeast Polk in the nightcap of Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader. The Bobcats filed ...

PREP ROUND-UP: BCLUW softball secures share of NICL West title

GLADBROOK — The Class 1A No. 6 BCLUW softball team overcame a slow start on the road and scored nine unanswered runs to clinch at least a share of the NICL West Division title by defeating Gladbrook-Reinbeck 9-2 on Monday night. The Comets (19-1, 10-0) trailed 2-0 after Rachel Cooley’s ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Cyclones visit ’Bama for Big 12/SEC

IRVING, Texas — The Iowa State women’s basketball team will face Alabama in the Big 12/SEC Challenge for the 2019-2020 season, traveling to face the Razorbacks on Dec. 5 in Tuscaloosa. The Big 12 and Southeast Conference released its pairings for the event on Monday. Iowa State and ...

Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck duo earn consensus all-state

The results are in, and Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck seniors Taylor Gienger and Madison McMartin are consensus all-staters. Gienger and McMartin were honored as selections to both all-state girls soccer squads, as each were first-team selections by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Local hole-in-one at Wandering Creek

Doug Minor of Marshalltown recently scored a hole-in-one at Wandering Creek Golf Course. Minor converted the ace on the par-3 seventh hole at Wandering Creek, using his 7-iron to hit the 114-yard shot on June 13. Optimist golfers qualify for nationals A total of 81 golfers ages 18 and ...

Two-time national champion

Rev. Darrell Mitchell of Marshalltown, center, won two events at the National Senior Games this weekend in Albuquerque, N.M. Mitchell, the pastor at Hope United Methodist Church, won both the 200-meter and 400-meter events for the 90-94 age division in a competition that welcomes more than ...

ISU’s Haliburton on USA’s U19 roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Iowa State sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton has been named to the USA Basketball U19 World Cup roster. He becomes the first Cyclone since Craig Brackins in 2009 to earn a spot on a USA Basketball roster. Brackins played in the World University Games. Haliburton ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustang comeback falls one run short

ACKLEY — The East Marshall baseball team scored three unanswered runs in the last two innings, but the Mustangs needed another as AGWSR held on for a 4-3 win in Friday’s NICL West Division contest. East Marshall (7-12, 4-5) trailed 4-0 through five innings before striking for two runs in ...

Bobcat baseball handles Hoover

The Bobcats got just what they needed from Thursday’s home doubleheader against Des Moines Hoover. The Marshalltown baseball team got two wins on a pair of complete-game pitching performances, beating the Huskies 10-0 in five innings in the opener and 11-1 in six innings in the nightcap. It ...

Nolte helps Huskies dismantle Bobcat softball squad

Abby Nolte doubled her season home run total and the Des Moines Hoover softball team doubled up on Marshalltown, beating the Bobcats 14-2 in six innings and 16-0 in four innings in Thursday’s cross-CIML doubleheader at the MHS diamond. Nolte homered once in the first game and twice in the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Arifi’s round-tripper lifts East Marshall

ACKLEY — One hit was all it took. East Marshall senior Juliana Arifi led off the top of the second inning with a solo home run, and that proved to be all the Class 2A No. 12 Mustangs needed to knock off 1A No. 7 AGWSR 1-0 in Thursday’s NICL West Division showdown. East Marshall junior ...

THT taken by Lakers in 2nd round

LOS ANGELES — A few hours after the Los Angeles Lakers made a draft pick for another team, they made a solid addition to their own roster. Although the Lakers gave up the fourth overall pick in the yet-to-be-announced trade for Anthony Davis earlier this month, they acquired the 46th ...

76ers select Shayok in round two

AMES — Iowa State guard Marial Shayok was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft Thursday evening in Brooklyn, New York. Shayok was selected with the No. 54 pick to become the 40th former Cyclone to be drafted. Iowa State has had 13 players drafted since ...

Craig Kimbrel inching closer to joining Chicago Cubs

DES MOINES — Craig Kimbrel said Thursday there is no timetable for when he will join the Cubs and he will listen to his body before his expected promotion to beleaguered Chicago bullpen. Kimbrel, who reached a three-year, $43 million deal with Chicago earlier this month after helping Boston ...

Marshalltown rallies past No. 9 Waukee in nightcap on Eygabroad walk-off

For the third time in the last 10 days, the Marshalltown baseball team got knocked down only to fight back to its feet a couple hours later. The Bobcats got bounced around by Class 4A No. 9 Waukee in the opening game of Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader but bounced back to take ...

Waukee wallops MHS softball twice

Top-ranked Waukee hammered out 29 hits in Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep of the Marshalltown softball team, beating the Bobcats 13-0 and 15-0 in three innings. Class 5A’s No. 1 Warriors (23-1, 9-1) scored five times in the top of the first inning and kept up the pressure the rest of the ...