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Mustangs slide by Spartans, 7-0

LE GRAND — Of all the things East Marshall head coach Jary Hoskey thought went wrong for his softball team, none of them were defense. The Class 2A No. 13 Mustangs supported sophomore Kodie Hoskey by committing no errors and the East Marshall offense scratched out more than enough to get ...

Cougars and Trojans into next round

ACKLEY — The Class 1A No. 4 AGWSR softball team won its first game of the 1A Region 2 tournament over Riceville on Tuesday, 5-0. Taryan Barrick picked up the win for the Cougars (24-7), going the complete game and allowing just three hits, no runs and striking out 14. Carrinton Hunt was ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall falls to ranked Comets

STATE CENTER — The West Marshall baseball team lost to Class 3A No. 8 North Polk on Tuesday, 11-3. Parker Hulbert started the game for the Trojans (19-11), but Ryan Reyerson pitched most of the game, going four innings while allowing four hits, three runs and two walks and striking out ...

MHS marauded by Maroons

Learning the lessons is necessary, even though that often means suffering hardship to experience them firsthand. The Marshalltown baseball team saw how critical issuing free bases can be when Class 4A No. 7 Dowling Catholic cashed in for a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader sweep on Monday ...

Bobcats Marooned by Dowling in regular-season finale

If the Marshalltown softball team could have combined the successes from its two games against Class 5A No. 14 Dowling Catholic on Monday in the regular season finale, it would have come away with at least one win. The Bobcats struggled to hit in the first game of the CIML Iowa Conference ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Colo-NESCO softball a walk-off winner

MC CALLSBURG — The Colo-NESCO softball team won the first round of the Class 1A Region 2 tournament over West Bend-Mallard on Monday, 9-8. The Royals (12-13) won in walk-off fashion, scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete a comeback that started in the sixth, when ...

Trojans travel comeback paths

GILBERTVILLE — West Marshall’s weekend warriors were at it again. The Trojan softball team triumphed twice on Saturday to close out the Don Bosco Tournament with a 4-0 showing, enduring the unbearable heat to overcome its fair share of mistakes and rally past New Hampton and Union ...

Cougars clobbered by Columbus to cap regular season

GILBERTVILLE — After winning the NICL West Division championship on Friday, the Class 1A No. 4 AGWSR softball team had accomplished its main regular-season goal but still had a couple games left before finishing off the schedule. What was supposed to be two games in the Don Bosco ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Colo-NESCO clubs CAL in twinbill

LATIMER — The Colo-NESCO softball team won an Iowa Star Conference doubleheader over CAL on Friday, taking the first game 13-1 in three innings and the second 15-0 also in three innings. Mackenna Ruffcorn picked up the win in game one for the Royals (11-13), allowing just one hit and no ...

’Cats scratch 7-game itch

Whether by land or by sea, the Bobcats didn’t care how they got there. Reaching the end of a seven-game losing skid was their only objective, no matter how it happened. The Class 4A No. 10 Marshalltown baseball team put to rest a daunting stretch of its schedule with an 11-5 victory over ...

Queens of the West

LE GRAND — AGWSR pitcher Taryan Barrick proved why she’s considered not just one of the best pitchers in Class 1A, but one of the best in the state of Iowa. The junior hurler for the 1A No. 4 Cougars had a career-high 19 strikeouts while throwing a two-hit shutout against 2A No. 13 East ...

Rebels, Spartans go dutch

REINBECK — Big innings were the name of the game on Friday afternoon in the NICL West division doubleheader between the Gladbrook-Reinbeck and West Marshall baseball teams. In the first game of the twinbill, the Trojans used a seven-run sixth inning to down the Rebels, 10-4, and the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs stave off South Hardin, 3-1

ELDORA — The East Marshall baseball team won its third-straight NICL West Division game on Friday by taking a victory over South Hardin, 3-1. The Mustangs (8-14, 6-6) were tied with the Tigers (2-12, 2-9) at 1-1 heading to the sixth inning, but East Marshall plated two runs to take over the ...

Police charge Iowa’s Stoll for making false report

IOWA CITY — Iowa wrestler Sam Stoll has been charged with making a false police report for lying to them after being shot in the knee. Stoll first told Iowa City police he shot himself while in his garage on June 19. After police ruled out that possibility, Stoll admitted he was shot while ...

Rebels get right

ELDORA — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team only managed 17 total hits in its last three games, leading to its first three-game losing streak of the season. Those hitting problems were alleviated in the third inning of Thursday’s NICL West meeting with South Hardin, however, as the ...

MHS drops twinbill at Mason City

MASON CITY — A daunting schedule has done the struggling Marshalltown baseball team no favors. The Class 4A No. 10 Bobcats dropped their sixth- and seventh-consecutive games on Thursday night, falling 3-0 and 5-0 to Mason City in a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader at Roosevelt ...

PREP SOFTBALL: AGWSR aces Cadets; Mustangs drop G-R

ACKLEY — Taryan Barrick tossed a one-hitter while striking out 14 and Josie Winterberg hit her first varsity home run, helping the Class 1A No. 4 AGWSR softball team defeat Iowa Falls-Alden 6-0 on Thursday night. Madalyn Juhl’s bunt single in the top of the fourth inning was the lone hit ...

PREP BASEBALL: Mustangs, Trojans double up on Spartans

GRUNDY CENTER — The East Marshall baseball team won on back-to-back nights for the first time this season after defeating Grundy Center 15-2 in five innings of NICL West Division action here Thursday. The Mustangs (7-14, 5-6), who shut out Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Wednesday, met Grundy Center ...

Trojans trounce Comets, 20-5

BEAMAN — Last time the West Marshall and BCLUW baseball teams met this season, the Comets walked away from State Center without allowing the Trojans a single hit. West Marshall leadoff hitter Jake Tollefson wasn’t about to let that happen again when the two teams met up again on ...

MHS softball gets no-hit by Dragons

JOHNSTON — There’s no soft landing spot in the CIML Iowa Conference when your softball team is falling on hard times. The Marshalltown softball squad suffered a pair of shutout losses on Wednesday night at Johnston, as the Class 5A No. 6 Dragons dealt the Bobcats a pair of run ...