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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, ...

Bright lights, big Appel

Before this year, the storied Marshalltown boys basketball program had only ever seen two players score more than 1,000 points in a career. Becoming that third player to reach the 1,000-point threshold wasn’t necessarily a goal for senior Luke Appel this season, but as his numbers piled up ...

Gradwell, Wallis named Co-Players of the Year

West Marshall senior Isabelle Gradwell and Grundy Center junior Hailey Wallis have been selected as the Times-Republican All-Area Co-Players of the Year. Gradwell earns the distinction for the second-straight season, as she was the 2016-17 Player of the Year. Gradwell finished this season ...

Tigers challenge Falcons in doubleheader losses

The first two games of the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference series between Marshalltown Community College and Indian Hills this weekend were not very competitive. On Saturday the Falcons rolled all over the Tiger, winning both games by a combined 37-9, so on Sunday in the final ...

’Cats maintain their reign

NEVADA — All season the Marshalltown boys soccer team has shown flashes of brilliance on the pitch, but head coach Chris Fuchsen has been adamant that if the guys can put everything together they will be playing some really good soccer. Well on Saturday the Bobcats showed just what their ...

Indian Hills baseball takes two from MCC

The Marshalltown Community College baseball team started its final homestand of the season with the first two of four games this weekend against Indian Hills Community College on Saturday. The Tigers actually owned a lead in game one heading to the third inning, but the Falcons changed that ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Marshalltown girls clipped by Hawks

ANKENY — The Marshalltown girls soccer team traveled to take on Class 3A No. 5 Ankeny on Friday, where the Bobcats lost to the Hawks 10-0. Alexis Legg scored four goals for Ankeny (10-2) in the win while the Hawks had 53 total shots and 10 corner kicks in the win. Victoria Johnson did ...

Metzger claims conference title

URBANDALE — It was a beautiful, sunny, mild day on Friday when the Marshalltown girls track and field team competed in the CIML Iowa Conference meet, a far cry from the cold and often snowy conditions that persisted at the beginning of the year. The Bobcats came down looking to show the ...

Reeder leads MHS boys at CIML Iowa

MASON CITY — A year after Maddux Richardson brought the Bobcats back to the top of a conference field event, Tyler Reeder has returned Marshalltown to the front of the field on the track. Reeder claimed first place in the 110-meter high hurdles on Friday at the CIML Iowa Conference boys ...

Comets claim West Marshall tournament

STATE CENTER — The BCLUW girls golf team won the West Marshall Invitational at Lincoln Valley Golf Course on Friday with a score of 393. Lauren Anderson had the best day on the course for any local athlete, taking runner-up honors with a 90, just one stroke behind medalist Emma Griffin from ...

Vest settles for 2nd, MHS third at Newton

NEWTON — The Marshalltown girls golf team wrapped up a busy week with a third-place finish in the Newton Cardinal Invite with a team score of 200. Bobcat senior Kassy Vest had yet another great showing, finishing as the meet runner-up with a 6-over-par 41. Vest and meet medalist Maddie ...

MHS girls tennis goes 2-1 in Ankeny Invite

ANKENY — The Marshalltown girls tennis team had lots of action at the Ankeny Invitationa on Friday, where it faced off with Urbandale, Des Moines Roosevelt and host Ankeny. The Bobcats had a tough one to start the day, losing to the J-Hawks in an 11-0 sweep, but the girls recovered nicely ...

West Marshall boys seventh in home invite

STATE CENTER — The West Marshall boys golf team finished seventh in its home invitational on Friday at Lincoln Valley Golf Course on Friday with a score of 344. Hunter Pfantz had the best round for the Trojans with an 8-over-par 80, followed by Conley Petermeier with an 84, Caleb Keigan ...

Dragons outduel Bobcats at Elmwood

This spring the Marshalltown girls’ golf team has had nearly every type of weather thrown at it, and on Thursday Mother Nature had another trick up her sleeve. The Bobcats played through a constant drizzling rain in their CIML Iowa Conference dual against Johnston at Elmwood Country Club, ...

Smith steps down from Bobcat boys basketball

The latest chapter of Marshalltown boys basketball is coming to a close as Scott Smith has stepped down from his position as head coach after seven years at the helm for the Bobcats. In his time with MHS basketball, Smith has seen the program through some tough times but left the team better ...