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Isaiah Moss returning to Iowa in ‘18-19

IOWA CITY — Iowa guard Isaiah Moss says he’ll be back for his junior season with the Hawkeyes in 2018-19. Moss announced on Tuesday he intends to return to Iowa City after getting feedback from NBA personnel on his future in the league. Moss averaged 11.1 points a game last season and ...

Vest set for Bobcat finale

The only hometown qualifier isn’t counting on any home-course advantage. Marshalltown High School graduate Kassy Vest is prepared to earn everything she gets over the next two days at Elmwood Country Club in the Class 4A Girls’ State Golf Tournament, closing her Bobcat career in hopes of ...

Canaday, ’Cats clobber Kennedy

By the time Wade Canaday got into the act offensively, his teammates had already given him all the run support he needed. Canaday connected for a pair of home runs to help his own cause on the mound, where the junior right-handed tossed a two-hit shutout to lead the Marshalltown baseball team ...

BCLUW girls return to state

When the Class 1A Girls State Golf Tournament at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course gets underway this morning, there will be plenty of area representation on the links. For the second-straight year, the BCLUW girls will be making the rounds in the state tournament, looking to improve ...

Redhawks surge to win in BCLUW tourney

BEAMAN — Down three runs in the top of the seventh inning with a runner on and no outs, the BCLUW baseball team had one last chance to tie things up with North Tama. First Blake Mann was up to bat, but the lefty went down swinging to Redhawks’ closer Lance Zobel, who had replaced freshman ...

Trojans win St. Edmond tournament

FORT DODGE — The West Marshall baseball team had to deal with weather delays and scorching heat on Monday in the Fort Dodge St. Edmond Memorial Day Tournament, but neither their opponents nor the weather could keep the Trojans from coming home victorious. West Marshall (5-1) started its ...

Former East Marshall batterymates honored

Former East Marshall High School teammates Ashley Allen and Mariah Fritz have both been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District 8 Softball First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Allen, a junior catcher at Simpson College, and ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs go 2-0 at Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG — The Class 2A No. 11 East Marshall softball team improved to 5-0 with a pair of wins at the Williamsburg Tournament on Saturday. The Mustangs opened with a 12-6 victory over North Mahaska, rallying back from a 6-3 deficit thanks in great part to a seven-run eruption in the ...

GRAND CHAMPIONS

NEWTON — Nolan Freeman stood on the 12th green wondering just how costly that triple bogey on his last hole would be for his team. Jake Bangasser slapped his leg after missing his par putt on the 11th. Grundy Center’s seniors weren’t sure how this one was going to end. Thirty minutes ...

Bobcat duo ousted on day one

CEDAR RAPIDS — After dropping the first set of first round in the doubles bracket at the Class 2A State Singles and Doubles Championships, the Marshalltown doubles team of Luke McKibben and Luke Smith had settled into a groove. The duo had a tough start in their opener against the Ames pair ...

Marshalltown baseball splits with No. 6 Waukee

WAUKEE — The Marshalltown baseball team faced its toughest challenge of the young season on Friday when it hit the road to take on Class 4A No. 6 Waukee for a doubleheader. The Warriors took game one off the Bobcats, 11-1 in six innings, but MHS got revenge in game two with a 6-0 shutout. ...

SPORTS SHORTS: McIlrath powers Mustangs past Denver

DENVER — The Class 2A No. 11 East Marshall softball team earned another win on the road on Friday over Denver, 12-0 in four innings. Reagan McIlrath was the star for the Mustangs (3-0), pitching a perfect game with seven strikeouts on the mound and knocking in seven RBIs on a 2-for-2 line ...

Two Lukes, one goal

A little over two weeks ago, the Marshalltown boys tennis doubles team of Luke McKibben and Luke Smith became the first state qualifiers for the Bobcats in five years. That’s a fact that isn’t lost on head coach James Christensen, though he said the guys might not realize just where they ...

Bangasser, Spartans in the hunt

NEWTON — It was no secret that the Westwood Golf Course was going to pose a challenge for the Class 1A State Golf Tournament, particularly on the back nine with its many water hazards. No one could have predicted just how difficult the course would play, however, as the average score for ...

Bulldogs stifle Bobcats in doubleheader sweep

Two nights after coming up with five runs in a five-inning loss to Newton, the Marshalltown softball team managed just five hits in a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Ottumwa. The Bulldogs (2-0) began their season with a leadoff double by the first batter in the first inning of game one, ...

Bobcat girls blank Ottumwa for win No. 2

OTTUMWA — The Marshalltown High School girls soccer team may be hitting its stride at just the right time. On the heels of their first win of the season against Des Moines North, the Bobcats received a goal from Juliana Ibarra, Trinity See and McKenna Major in a 3-0 win over Ottumwa ...

Bobcat baseball sweeps aside Trojans

WATERLOO — The Marshalltown baseball team extended its good start to the season on Thursday with two wins over Waterloo East, taking the first game 15-2 in six innings and the second 14-1 in five. Kody Ricken took the mound in game one, going all six innings while allowing seven hits and ...

SPORTS SHORTS: No. 11 Mustangs fight past BGM

BROOKLYN — The Class 2A No. 11 East Marshall softball team earned a road win against BGM on Thursday, 9-4. Reagan McIlrath came in for relief in the fourth inning for the Mustangs (2-0), allowing two hits, no runs and no walks while striking out two. Melinda Puumala finished the night ...

’Cats can’t claw back

ANKENY — All that could stop the Marshalltown boys soccer team’s comeback against Ankeny Centennial in the Class 3A Substate 6 semifinals was a metal bar. Trailing 2-1 with one minute left, the Bobcats were awarded a corner kick and had a chance to finally even things up for the first ...

Cubs cling to lead, eliminate GC/G-R

NEVADA — As his teammates gathered up their gear and left the pitch together one last time, Walker Thede dribbled slowly out to the penalty spot and kicked the ball to the back of the net. A subdued applause said farewell to the senior’s stellar career as well as the season for the Grundy ...