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Kendra Harrison wins 3rd straight Drake Relays title

DES MOINES — World record-holder Kendra Harrison capped the Drake Relays on Saturday by winning the 100-meter hurdles for the third year in a row. Harrison, running in her first outdoor event of 2018, finished in a wind-aided 12.37 seconds to become the first athlete to win the event three ...

Iowa’s Jewell, UNI’s Fountain drafted on Day 3

The 2018 NFL Draft wrapped up with rounds 4-7 on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and a few more former Iowa college players heard their names called. Josey Jewell from the University of Iowa was the first name off the board, as the Denver Broncos spent the 106th pick to ...

Tigers baseball dropped twice by No. 7 Reivers

COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Marshalltown Community College baseball team traveled west for the start of a four-game series against Iowa Western on Saturday. In game one of the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference doubleheader, the Tigers were beaten solidly by the Reivers, 15-0. Game two ...

MCC softball eliminated on first day of regionals

OTTUMWA — The Marshalltown Community College softball team’s season came to a close on Friday in the first round of the NJCAA Region XI Division I Softball Tournament. The Tigers (14-23) started the tournament against No. 14 Indian Hills, losing to the Warriors 10-3. MCC was held ...

Reaching new heights

DES MOINES — Competing in a big event like the Drake Relays can seem a daunting task, but most athletes are creatures of habit and when you strip away the banners and pageantry, the event is just another meet. At least, that was how South Tama County junior Keith Keahna said he approached ...

Throwing off the nerves

DES MOINES — In the early hours on Friday morning at the Drake Relays there wasn’t a whole lot of noise being made, partially due to the fans not quite being awake at 8 a.m. and partially due to the tension that hung in the stadium. Unlike the laid-back atmosphere of Thursday, the second ...

Bobcat boys 4×1 moves up 20 spots

DES MOINES — Entering the 4x100-meter relay competition on Friday in the 109th running of the Drake Relays, the Marshalltown boys track squad was seeded 48th out of 80 qualifiers. When they finished their race, however, the Bobcats had climbed all the way up to 28th, after the team of ...

MHS girls 4×1 runs a season-best time

DES MOINES — When the Marshalltown girls 4x100-meter relay team took the blue oval at Drake Stadium on Friday for the 109th running of the Drake Relays, making the finals on Saturday was the squad’s main goal. That goal was a difficult one to achieve, considering the girls entered as the ...

Living up to the hype

DES MOINES — Last season Drake Stadium got an introduction to BCLUW’s Jack Garber when he ran a spectacular race to place fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in the Class 2A state championship. On Friday Garber returned to the scene when he took to the blue oval for the first time in his ...

South Hardin’s Zeisneiss finishes 17th in discus

DES MOINES — South Hardin junior Brylie Zeisneiss finished up her Drake Relays in the discus on Friday. This was the first discus competition in the Relays for Zeisneiss, as she only qualified in the shot put her sophomore season. She placed 17th in the event with a distance of 116 ...

Simpson shatters US mark in 2-mile

DES MOINES — Native Iowan Jenny Simpson broke the U.S. record in the two-mile race to highlight Friday’s session of the Drake Relays. Simpson shattered the American mark in the somewhat obscure event by finishing in 9 minutes, 16.78 seconds. The record had been set in 2014 by Shannon ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS boys soccer downs Mason City, 4-2

MASON CITY — The Marshalltown boys soccer team continued its strong start to the season on Friday with a 4-2 victory over CIML Iowa Conference foe Mason City. All of the scoring for the Bobcats (4-2, 2-0) came in the first half, with Brandon Ordaz, Jose Torres, Ian Hernandez and Rene ...

Bears draft Daniels in 2nd round

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Bears went back to building their offense on the second day of the draft. Chicago took Iowa center James Daniels and Memphis receiver Anthony Miller on Friday night, giving prized quarterback Mitchell Trubisky more protection and another target. The Bears took ...

Secondary first: Packers pick Iowa CB Jackson

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers prioritized the secondary first in the NFL draft. Josh Jackson is joining a revamped cornerback group after the Packers took the Iowa junior with the 45th overall pick in the second round on Friday night. Jackson led the nation with eight ...

Brylie’s braun-ze

DES MOINES — In the first four throws of the high school girls shot put competition at the 109th Drake Relays on Thursday, South Hardin junior Brylie Zeisneiss had been solid but hadn’t completely lived up to her potential. Zeisneiss entered the Relays with the third-best qualifying mark ...

Bobcats climb on back nine

A pair of Marshalltown girls’ golfers found their stride on the back half of their round during Thursday’s Linda Bloom Invitational. Bobcat head coach Lucas Johnson is hoping his entire squad catches fire for the second half of their postponement-riddled spring schedule. MHS senior ...

STC’s Slaven takes third try at Drake

DES MOINES — Just qualifying once for the Drake Relays in a career is an accomplishment for any Iowa high school athlete. Qualifying two years in a row is something to brag about for the rest of your life. For the third-straight year, South Tama County junior Stacey Slaven was present down ...

Bobcat boys tennis falls short against Dragons, 7-4

JOHNSTON — Despite losing the singles matches 5-1, the Marshalltown boys tennis team still had a chance to pull out a victory against CIML Iowa Conference opponent Johnston on Thursday with a strong showing in the doubles matches. The Bobcats (4-4, 2-2) did play well in the doubles matches ...

Marshalltown girls fall to Johnston, 9-2

The Marshalltown girls tennis team fell to CIML Iowa Conference foe Johnston on Thursday at home, 9-2. It was a tough outing against the Dragons (4-2, 1-2), as the Bobcats (3-3, 2-1) were swept 6-0 in the singles sets. Kaitlyn Martin had a close contest at No. 2 singles against Julia Heil, ...

UNI’s Schwab gets contract extension

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa has announced a three-year contract extension for head wrestling coach Doug Schwab. Schwab’s contract will be extended through March 31, 2024. “Doug has done a tremendous job with the UNI Panther wrestling program,” athletic director David Harris said. ...