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SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall softball beats Ogden for first win

STATE CENTER — On Memorial Day, the West Marshall softball team took home a 9-4 victory in front of home fans against Ogden (1-7). The win is the first of the season for the Trojans, who are now 1-3. Maddy Karsjen pitched all seven innings for West Marshall, striking out two and walking ...

Bobcats go winless, bow out of state singles and doubles

CEDAR RAPIDS — Marshalltown boys’ tennis was on two of the state’s biggest stages Friday in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. The day didn’t go as planned for the Bobcats — none of the singles or doubles made it to Saturday’s action — but the disappointment at a tough day on the courts ...

Redhawks relegated to 5th place

NEWTON — The North Tama boys’ golf team fell off the pace on the second day of the Class 1A boys’ state golf tournament and slipped to fifth place in the final standings on Friday at Westwood Golf Course. The Redhawks shot an opening-round 344 to slot in third after Thursday’s first ...

SPORTS SHORTS: South Tama tops West Marshall in Trojan showdown

TAMA — The South Tama baseball team pieced together three-straight run-scoring hits to break a 1-all tie and eventually defeat West Marshall, 4-1, on Friday night. Mickey Wanatee hit an RBI double, Jordan Bly followed with a run-scoring single and Jacob Collison added another as the Trojans ...

Redhawks in the hunt

NEWTON — North Tama boys’ golf drew the short straw when it came to starting holes for Thursday afternoon’s shotgun start at the first day of Class 1A state golf — starting their rounds on holes 12, 13, 14 and 15, arguably the toughest stretch (along with the two-fairway’d hole 11) at ...

Bobcat tennis trying to add to trophy haul

More than two weeks after qualifying for the Boys State Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships, the Marshalltown boys’ tennis squad will finally take the court in Cedar Rapids with what is believed to be the largest state contingent the program has ever sent that far. But for as long as ...