Local Sports

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, ...

Bobcat girls downed by Dowling, 10-0

WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls soccer team lost a CIML Iowa Conference match on the road against Class 3A No. 6 Dowling Catholic on Friday, 10-0. The Maroons (8-1, 5-0) finished with 42 total shots and 28 shots on goal against the Bobcats (0-10, 0-5). MHS goalkeeper Victoria ...

Comet boys collect 3 automatic bids

BROOKLYN — The BCLUW boys track and field team had three individuals or relays earn automatic bids at the Class 1A state qualifying meet at BGM on Thursday. The sprint medley relay team of Jack Garber, Troy Dolphin, Logan Mann and Ben Paper started the day with a win in the first running ...

BCLUW girls punch two tickets to state

BROOKLYN — The BCLUW girls track and field team entered the Class 1A state qualifying meet at BGM on Thursday as the favorite to win a few of the events and earn automatic qualifications, and the Comets were able to make good on a couple of those seedings. Erin Asche in the shot put had ...

Bobcats’ Metzger gets auto entry to state throws

MARION — The Marshalltown track and field teams have two automatic state-meet qualifiers, and both of them are Grace Metzger. Metzger, a senior, finished first in the discus and second in the shot put on Thursday at the Class 4A state-qualifying meet hosted by Linn-Mar to gain automatic ...

TRACK ROUND-UP: Gradwell earns trio of state berths

DIKE — West Marshall senior Isabelle Gradwell will be in action in Des Moines next week as she earned three individual state qualifications on Thursday in the Class 2A state-qualifying meet hosted by Dike-New Hartford. Gradwell took first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute, ...

Vest, Bobcats 5th at SEP Invite

PLEASANT HILL — Kassy Vest charted a birdie and nine pars en route to a fifth-place finish and the Marshalltown girls’ golf team earned the same result at the Southeast Polk Invitational on Thursday at Copper Creek Golf Club. Vest finished in with a round of 42-39—81, hindered only by a ...

Bobcat girls soccer falls to Johnston

The Marshalltown girls’ soccer team suffered its ninth defeat in as many tries, falling by a score of 2-0 to Class 3A No. 12 Johnston on Thursday night at Leonard Cole Field. The visiting Dragons (3-3) went ahead 1-0 just before halftime as Sophie Maras scored on an assist from Ashley Faber ...

Collison retiring after 15 seasons

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison is retiring after 15 years in the NBA. The 37-year-old Collison announced his decision Thursday through the team. The Thunder said Collison is among five NBA players to have spent the past 15 or more seasons all with one ...

Cool hand Lukes

WEST DES MOINES — On the tennis courts at the Valley Southwoods campus, a five-year state drought came to an end for the Marshalltown boys’ tennis team. Juniors Luke McKibben and Luke Smith entered their Class 2A district meet as the No. 2 seed in the doubles bracket, and they upheld that ...

Teske first Tiger tennis qualifier in 10 years

South Hardin junior Cauy Teske became the first Tiger boy to qaulify for the state tennis tournament on Wednesday when he finished second in the singles bracket of the Class 1A district meet at Boone. Teske had a test to start the day when he was slated to face Jackson Zehr, the No. 2 ...

Seniors score win in home finale

On Tuesday afternoon the Marshalltown girls golf team hosted Mason City at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course for their final home CIML Iowa Conference dual of the season. Since it was senior night, it was only fitting that the Bobcat seniors show out, and the four counting scores for ...

Sailors steal one from Rebels in OT

REINBECK — Two weeks ago when the Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys soccer team was walloped by North Iowa Cedar League foe Waterloo Columbus in a 3-0 road loss, the Rebels weren’t sure about the trajectory of their season. On Tuesday night when the two teams squared off again, this ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Royals boys lead locals at Iowa Star

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Colo-NESCO boys crowned one event champion and had nine more top-six finishers en route to a fifth-place finish at the Iowa Star Conference track and field meet on Monday night. The Royals scored 65 points to pace four area schools; GMG was seventh with 55, North ...

Trojans return to top of NICL West

GRUNDY CENTER — The stands were packed at Spartans Stadium on Monday when Grundy Center hosted the NICL West Division track and field championships, with fans from all around the coverage area in attendance to cheer on their squads. Those fans were treated to some incredible showings as ...

Mustangs cling to the reins in conference track

GRUNDY CENTER — Heading into the NICL West Division track and field championships on Monday, there were multiple teams who had a chance at coming home with a conference title. When the dust settled, however, it was still the East Marshall boys track and field team that came out on top, ...

Spartans still reign supreme

GRUNDY CENTER — The reigning NICL West Division champions claimed their fourth-straight conference crown, as the Grundy Center boys’ golf team took first place at Monday’s league meet on its home course. The Spartans, led by a 1-2 finish from seniors Jake Bangasser and Nolan Freeman, ...

Anderson, Comets shoot to the top

REINBECK — BCLUW senior Lauren Anderson emerged as the only golfer to finish under 100, earning medalist honors for her round of 92 to lead the Comet girls to the NICL West Division title on Monday at Oak Leaf Country Club. Anderson was one of three medalwinners for the Comets, who finished ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat boys soccer team sinks Newton

NEWTON — The Marshalltown boys soccer team hit the road to take on Class 2A No. 14 Newton on Monday, and the Bobcats walked out with a 4-2 victory. Jose Torres scored two goals for MHS (8-3) in the win, while Ricardo Ibarra had two assists. Ibarra also played in goal for 30 minutes, ...