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Bobcat girls tennis sweeps Lincoln for third-straight win

After back-to-back wins in their last two meets, the Marshalltown girls tennis team reached a new height on Tuesday with its first sweep of the season. The Bobcats won at home against Des Moines Lincoln, 11-0, to improve to 3-1 on the season, their best start to a year since starting 3-1 in ...

MCC guard Edwards is honorable mention All-American

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team has an All-American for the second consecutive year. MCC sophomore swingman Kelton Edwards has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s All-America honorable mention list, following up ...

Iowa’s Megan Gustafson talks tourney, awards and draft prep

NEW YORK — Picture this — a little girl growing up in a town with a population of 164 people shooting hoops at the town hall outdoor court has now arrived in New York for the 2019 WNBA draft. Who would have thought? I certainly didn’t. To say this past year has been extraordinarily ...

Bobcat boys tennis sweeps aside Rails

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys tennis team picked up its fourth of the year on Tuesday with an 11-0 sweep of Des Moines Lincoln on the road. In the singles matches for the Bobcats (4-2), Luke Smith took a 6-0, 6-2, win in the No. 1 spot, Jack Gruening was victorious at No. 2, 6-2, 6-1, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat boys finish fifth at Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown boys track and field team finished fifth out of five teams in the large school class at the Fort Dodge Dodger Relays on Monday with 38 points. Jordan Anderson and Gabe Wyant had the best individual finishes of the day for the Bobcats, as Anderson was third in ...

Conference win not convincing enough for MHS

A singles sweep put the Marshalltown boys tennis team in a position to address some of its more pressing practice points during doubles play, but the Bobcats’ failure to do so drew their head coach’s ire at the end of the meet. James Christensen closed his post-game speech by reminding ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Fleming medals in GMG golf victory

Aaron Fleming shot a medalist round of 43 to lead the GMG boys golf team to a victory over host East Marshall on Monday at Wandering Creek Golf Course. Fleming edged out East Marshall’s Eric Ommen and Seth Freese for the low round, as both Mustangs shot 44. Brayden Fahrni added a 45 for ...

Isgrig is Bobcats’ new AD

Ryan Isgrig has been named the next athletic and activities director at Marshalltown High School, pending approval from the school board at tonight’s special meeting. Isgrig is currently the activities director for grades 7-12 at the Kuemper Catholic School District in Carroll, as well as ...

Young ’Cats look to keep success alive

Last season, four of the six varsity starters for the Marshalltown girls golf team were seniors. Losing the likes of Ciara Feldman, Bella Russell, Emily Hass and two-time state qualifier Kassy Vest would be a tough break for any team, but Bobcat golf head coach Lucas Johnson said he has a ...

Bobcat record-setter Downey selects St. Louis for future

Marshalltown senior Ryne Downey signed his National Letter of Intent to join the University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s swimming program on Thursday in the team room of the Roundhouse. The Bobcat sprinter has been a great asset to the MHS boys swimming team for the last two seasons in ...

MHS boys soccer brings renewed ‘team’ focus

When the Marshalltown boys soccer team makes its season debut on Monday at Urbandale, there will be a new head coach calling the shots on the pitch. Scott Johannes takes over the Bobcat program for his first season after coaching the freshman team in the past, and with a new coach comes a ...

Iowa’s Gustafson, Bluder sweep Naismith Awards

TAMPA, Fla. — University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named the 2019 Naismith Player of the Year and Hawkeye women’s basketball head coach Lisa Bluder was awarded the 2019 Naismith Coach of the Year award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Saturday. Iowa is the 10th school to ...

Bobcat girls sixth at Valley Relays

WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls track and field team placed sixth out of seven teams at the West Des Moines Valley Dr. Brooks Coed Relays on Saturday with 40.5 points. Freshman Phoebe Hermanson had the best individual finish of the day for the Bobcats by placing third in the ...

Bobcats clip Cardinals in home opener

The home courts and warmer weather treated the Marshalltown girls tennis team well on Friday afternoon as it took down Newton, 9-2, in the home opener. After getting swept by Ankeny Centennial to start the season on Monday, the Bobcats have now ripped off two-straight 9-2 wins over the ...

MHS boys tennis sweeps Newton

NEWTON — The Marshalltown boys tennis team avoided a three-meet losing streak in a big way on Friday by sweeping Newton, 11-0. It was the second time the Bobcats (2-2) have swept an opponent this season and their first win since defeating Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln in their first meet. ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GC/G-R girls rout Grand View Christian

REINBECK — The Class 1A No. 13 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls basketball team beat Grand View Christian on Friday night, 10-0 in 55 minutes. Jacque Kuester had a hat trick with three goals for the Spartans (2-0) and she tacked on an assist. Katie Clark, Taylor Gienger, Reece ...

Iowa’s Megan Gustafson named AP Player of the Year

TAMPA, Fla. — Megan Gustafson rewrote the women’s basketball record book at Iowa. The 6-foot-3 center led the nation in scoring for the second straight season, averaging 27.9 points, and became the fourth player to reach 1,000 points in a year. On Thursday, she won The Associated Press ...

’Cats get bronze in Kenny Dean Invite

A little rain, cold and wind didn’t keep the Marshalltown boys track and field team from hosting its home Kenny Dean Invite on Thursday. The Bobcats battled the adverse conditions and a tough field throughout the evening and when the dust settled they had earned third place on the team ...

Iowa State’s Wigginton to declare for NBA draft

AMES — Iowa State sophomore Lindell Wigginton is declaring for the NBA draft for the second year in a row “with the full intent of staying in.” Wigginton, who withdrew from last year’s draft at the last minute after a spectacular freshman season, announced his plans Thursday on ...

Bobcat girls tennis rolls over Southeast Polk, 9-2

PLEASANT HILL — The Marshalltown girls tennis team picked up its first meet win of the season on Thursday with a 9-2 victory on the road over Southeast Polk. After getting swept by Ankeny Centennial in their first match of the season, the Bobcats (1-1) won five of six singles matches and ...