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Railsplitters rally past Bobcats, 3-1

Just five minutes after halftime in the Marshalltown boys soccer team’s season finale against Des Moines Lincoln on Tuesday at Leonard Cole Field, the Bobcats broke a 0-0 tie with a goal on a penalty kick by Jose Torres. For nearly the next 15 minutes of gameplay it seemed MHS would run ...

Marshalltown’s Hala signs to swim with the Tritons

Marshalltown senior Aubrey Hala signed her National Letter of Intent to join the swimming program at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge this fall in the team room of the Roundhouse on Tuesday morning. When it came to choosing her landing spot for the fall season, Hala said there ...

MCC’s Mieses is first-team all-region again

Marshalltown Community College shortstop Jose Mieses completed the unassisted double play on Tuesday when the sophomore Dominican was named to the NJCAA Division I All-Region XI first team for the second year in a row. Mieses was the Tigers’ lone representative on the 12-player first team ...

Lincoln overtakes MHS girls’ soccer team, 3-1

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls soccer team lost a road match to Des Moines Lincoln on Tuesday, 3-1. Bobcats senior McKenna Major scored just the second goal of the season for MHS (0-12), finding the back of net in the 39th minute to send the game into halftime tied at 1-1. Naomi ...

MHS to host volleyball skills camps

The Marshalltown Bobcat volleyball staff will be hosting the coaches of Midwest Performance Volleyball for individual skills camps July 25-27. The camp is open to all area girls going into grades 6-12. Camp directors include Kaylee Manns, a former Iowa State All-American, Emily Brown, former ...

Blastoff: Comets win first round

UNION — A cardback determined the meet medalist, but the BCLUW girls’ golf team left nothing to chance when it came to getting back within one round of state. The Comets hosted a Class 1A first-round regional meet on Monday at South Hardin Recreation Area, using their home-course ...

Cardinals fly past ’Cats in second half

For the first 59 minutes of the Marshalltown girls soccer team’s home game against Newton on Monday, the two teams had played to a 0-0 stalemate. In the 60th minute, however, Newton senior Anna Forsyth got raced past the MHS back line and netted a goal for a 1-0 lead, then junior Keely ...

Ottumwa sweeps MHS girls tennis in regional opener

OTTUMWA — The season came to an end for the Marshalltown girls tennis team on Monday with a 5-0 loss to Ottumwa in the opener of the Class 2A Region 4 tournament. The Bulldogs (8-3) earned 6-0, 6-1, wins at Nos. 1 and 6 singles, but the rest of the victories were not so easily given away ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GC/G-R soccer rolls over Cadets, 5-2

REINBECK — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys soccer team earned a 5-2 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden on Monday in its final game of the regular season. Walker Thede had a hat trick to lead the Rebels (8-4), while Eli Thede recorded the other two goals in the victory. GC/G-R had 20 ...

Vest heading west

Marshalltown High School senior golfer Kassy Vest signed her National Letter of Intent with Iowa Western Community College on Friday in the team room of the Roundhouse, making her the latest Bobcat to continue her playing career at the next level. Vest, a state qualifier last season, said ...

Conference meet moved to Thursday

MASON CITY — The CIML Iowa Conference girls’ golf tournament has been postponed from Monday to Thursday, school officials announced. The conference meet, slated for 10 a.m. at Mason City Country Club, has been rescheduled to Thursday at the same location and time. The meet was moved ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Drake softball reaches NCAA Tourney

DES MOINES — Fresh off its sweep of the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament, the Drake University softball team will play Brigham Young on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the 2018 NCAA Softball Tournament. In the Eugene, Ore., Regional, Drake (43-10) and BYU (35-20) are joined by ...

Hawks halt Bobcats’ run

With the Class 2A preliminary substate team tennis match between Marshalltown and Ankeny all tied up at 4-4, everything hinged on the outcome of the final doubles match in action. Bobcat senior Kadin Skala and junior Jacob Eberle had traversed a long comeback trail at No. 3 doubles, dropping ...

Spartans sweep A-P in substate prelims, 5-0

APLINGTON — The second verse was nowhere near the same as the first. The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ tennis team trounced Aplington-Parkersburg 5-0 on Saturday in the Class 1A preliminary substate round to advance to next weekend’s substate finals in Dubuque. The Spartans ...

MCC baseball season stalls out in regionals

CENTERVILLE — The Marshalltown Community College baseball team had its season come to an end on Saturday in the second day of competition in the NJCAA Division I Region XI tournament. The Tigers started the day off in the regional semifinals where they faced off with NJCAA No. 2 Iowa ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS girls tennis postponed to Monday

The Marshalltown girls tennis team had its Class 2A Region 4 team tournament postponed Saturday due to rain in Ottumwa. The Bobcats will now play at Ottumwa on Monday starting at 4 p.m. for a chance to advance in the team regional tournament. Marshalltown will also be in contention for ...

’Cat rally comes up short

For the first 40 minutes of the Marshalltown boys soccer teams’ CIML Iowa Conference meeting with Dowling Catholic at Leonard Cole Field on Friday, something just didn’t seem right with the Bobcats. The Maroons were dominating time of possession and generally out-working MHS, and by the ...

Spartans stroll through sectionals

GRUNDY CENTER — Four bogeys on the first five holes wasn’t the start Grundy Center senior Jake Bangasser was looking for, but it set the stage for his impressive finish. Bangasser claimed Class 1A sectional medalist honors for the second year in a row, rebounding from a rocky start for a ...

West Marshall’s Petermeier moves on

PARKERSBURG — West Marshall golfer Conley Petermeier finished sixth in the Class 2A boys sectional meet on Friday at Legend Trail Golf Club. Petermeier shot an 8-over-par 80 to earn his placing, a score good enough to secure a spot in the district competition as he was the second-best ...

MCC beats Indian Hills to open regional play

CENTERVILLE — The Marshalltown Community College baseball team started its postseason play off strong Friday with a 10-5 victory over Indian Hills in the NJCAA Division I Region XI tournament. The Tigers (9-32) had lost the previous seven meetings against the Hawks (34-20) before Friday, ...