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Grace under pressure

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STATE CENTER — Typically a state-qualifying meet is remembered for the elation of running a great race and earning your spot at the biggest stage in Iowa high school track and field, but last year’s meet left a different mark on West Marshall senior Grace Girard. After earning a spot at ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC boys soccer banks division title

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WILLIAMSBURG — The Class 1A No. 9 South Tama County defeated Williamsburg on Tuesday, 4-1, to secure the WaMaC Conference West Division regular season title. Jonathan Castrejon had a hat trick for the Trojans (11-5, 5-1) with three goals on six shots. Osmar Galvez had the other goal after ...

Marshalltown girls tennis sweeps Waterloo East in regional opener

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Last year a competitive Marshalltown girls tennis team was unceremoniously swept out of the first round of the first round of the Class 2A regional tournament by Ottumwa. On Monday the Bobcat girls turned that result on its head with a 5-0 sweep of Waterloo East in the 2A Region 4 opener at ...

Puumala’s path to glory

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LE GRAND — East Marshall senior Melinda Puumala already knew her ticket was punched four times for the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships after going 4-for-4 in her events at the district meet on Friday, but she didn’t know where her efforts had landed her on the overall seeding ...

Gov. Reynolds signs law legalizing sports betting

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DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that establishes a legal way to bet on professional, collegiate and international sporting events. It also legalizes fantasy sports contests and internet fantasy sports betting but delays betting based on college sporting event ...

ISU basketball lands Troy transfer Johnson

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AMES — Troy transfer Javan Johnson has signed with Iowa State. The Cyclones announced on Monday that Johnson, who averaged 10.4 points a game last season, will join the team next fall. Johnson will sit out next season due to the NCAA’s transfer guidelines and be eligible to play the next ...

BCLUW girls golf team qualifies for region final

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GRUNDY CENTER — The BCLUW girls golf team is one step closer to reaching its goal of making a third-straight state tournament after taking second at the Class 1A Region 4A meet on Monday at Town & Country Golf Club with a score of 407. Bailey Ashton was the leader for the Comets with ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS edged by No. 1 Waukee in PKs

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WAUKEE — Edi Cokovic scored twice in regulation and the Class 3A No. 1 Waukee boys soccer team stopped No. 7 Marshalltown’s 13-game winning streak in a shootout, breaking a 2-all tie by prevailing in penalty kicks on Friday night. Jose Torres scored his team-leading 19th goal of the ...

Bobcats bank 5 spots at state; area totals 59

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The Marshalltown track and field teams had to endure a 12-hour wait before finding out they had qualified a total of five entrants for the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships next week at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. In all, Marshalltown-area high schools racked up a grand total of ...

GC/G-R stands tall only to fall

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GRINNELL — Fans oohed and aahed when Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck junior Alivia Brandhorst got her return of serve to glance off the net and fall safely on the other side, only to see Norwalks’s Ellie Riter spoil the shot with an even better one of her own. On a day when the Spartans ...

Big Ten grants waiver, Iowa’s Pemsl to return

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa men’s basketball player Cordell Pemsl will return next season with two years of eligibility after the Big Ten Conference approved his hardship waiver. The Hawkeyes announced the decision Friday for Pemsl, who played just 29 minutes last season after ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GC/G-R girls go 4-1 at W-SR tourney

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WAVERLY — The Class 1A No. 10 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls soccer team went 4-1 on Saturday at the Waverly-Shell Rock Tournament, losing only to Iowa City Regina in a one-goal match. The Rebels improved to 10-4 for the spring with back-to-back wins on both sides of the loss to ...

Puumala’s perfect performance powers Mustangs

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STATE CENTER — It’s often said an athlete wants to be competing their best at the end of the season, and East Marshall senior Melinda Puumala took that saying to heart. Puumala was incredible in her final state-qualifying track and field meet of her career, as she finished a perfect ...

Girard reaches new heights for Trojans

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STATE CENTER — A year ago West Marshall senior Grace Girard left her state-qualifying track and field meet feeling at a loss for words after failing to earn a bid to the state meet for the first time in her career. On Friday the Trojan senior got her redemption, and on her home track too, ...

Bobcats blanked at districts

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Marshalltown boys tennis team came into its Class 2A district meet at Cedar Rapids Prairie with lofty goals and a desire to expand upon the success it saw last year at districts, but it left with a sour taste in its mouth. After having a doubles state qualifier and a ...

BCLUW boys advance, along with 5 individuals

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GRUNDY CENTER — GMG senior Aaron Fleming, North Tama sophomore Paden Ketter and the BCLUW boys golf team have advanced through their Class 1A sectional meet after Friday’s 18-hole tournament at Town & Country Golf Club. Host Grundy Center won the sectional title with a 339 team score ...

Fritz named ARC co-Pitcher of the Year

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Central College senior pitcher Mariah Fritz was one of three players to share the American Rivers Conference’s Pitcher of the Year award after helping the Dutch win the 13th conference title in school history. Fritz, an East Marshall High School graduate, finished the ...

Trojans tripped up by Oskaloosa

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TAMA — After giving up a late goal before halftime, the South Tama County/East Marshall girls soccer team trailed 3-0 to Oskaloosa at the break. As the teams came out for the second half the Trojans had a renewed fire, and while they weren’t able to cut into the lead — even allowing ...

MHS girls shoot season’s best score at Southeast Polk Invite

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PLEASANT HILL — A cold and windy morning greeted the Marshalltown girls golf team at the start of the Southeast Polk Invite at Copper Creek Golf Course on Thursday, but the cool weather did nothing to the hot clubs of the Bobcats MHS shot its best 18-hole score of the season with a 359, 36 ...

MCC’s Lane lands with San Jose St.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Former Marshalltown Community College center Eduardo Lane will continue his basketball career at San Jose State University, the Trojans announced on Tuesday. Lane averaged 9.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 30 appearances last season for the Tigers, starting in 15 of them ...