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Knoxville Nationals get bumped back to 2021

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KNOXVILLE — The Marion County Fair Board and Knoxville Raceway have postponed the 60th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s until August 11-14, 2021. In lieu of the Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Raceway will partner with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy ...

SPORTS SHORTS: East Marshall shuts down Roland-Story

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LE GRAND — East Marshall senior Kodie Hoskey pitched a four-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts to help the Mustangs make quick work of Roland-Story, 4-0, in Tuesday’s non-conference clash. Hoskey walked four but scattered four singles across seven scoreless innings for the win as East Marshall ...

A year in the making

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This had been a long time in the making — three hundred and sixty-seven days, to be exact. The Marshalltown High School softball team snapped a 19-game losing streak dating back to last season by beating Ames in the first game of Monday’s marathon doubleheader at the MHS diamond. The ...

Hoskey helps Mustangs stake claim in Marshall County clash

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LE GRAND — Throughout Monday night’s game between cross-county rivals West Marshall and East Marshall, Mustangs coach Jary Hoskey could be heard getting frustrated with his young squad for a myriad of mistakes during an otherwise positive performance. It was because of those mistakes, ...

Former Iowa RB Akrum Wadley alleges mistreatment

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IOWA CITY — Former Iowa running back Akrum Wadley ripped the Hawkeyes on Monday, saying he was so mistreated by some coaches he now regrets playing there. Wadley’s statement, posted on Facebook, mentioned coach Kirk Ferentz, his son, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, director of player ...

Mississippi transfer Hinson signs with Iowa State

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AMES — The Iowa State men’s basketball program and head coach Steve Prohm announced Monday the signing of Mississippi transfer Blake Hinson. Hinson, a 6-foot-7 guard/forward, has two seasons of eligibility remaining. In two seasons at Mississippi, Hinson averaged 9.1 points and 3.7 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcats routed by Little Cyclones

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The Marshalltown Bobcats baseball team is still searching for its first win of the 2020 season after an 11-1 loss to Ames (6-3) Monday evening. The 0-12 Bobcats had four hits against the Little Cyclones — A double from Joe Harris, a double from Ethan Wertzberger and singles from Bennett ...

Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th win

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LONG POND, Pa. — Round 2 at Pocono went to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin seized the spotlight, specifically in victory lane when Pocono had to set up lights after the race ended in the dark. Hamlin topped Kevin Harvick on Sunday night to win the second Cup race of the weekend at Pocono Raceway and ...

Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long season streak

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CROMWELL, Conn. — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. Johnson last won in Mexico ...

Source: Patriots sign Newton to replace Brady

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BOSTON — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The one-year deal is worth ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans blank Tigers, 5-0

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ELDORA — West Marshall junior pitcher Loran Nicholson struck out 10 in a six-hit shutout as the Trojans turned away South Hardin 5-0 in Friday's NICL West Division softball showdown. Nicholson didn't walk a batter and scattered six South Hardin (1-5) singles in the complete-game victory, ...

Bobcats miss chance at Bulldogs

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The first win of the season remained elusive for the Marshalltown High School softball team, even if they got a real good glimpse at it on Friday night. The Bobcats (0-12) led Class 5A No. 10 Ottumwa through four innings of Friday’s CIML opener, but the Bulldogs came through where ...

Ottumwa’s first sweep comes at Marshalltown’s expense

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After suffering a 13-2 defeat in the first game of Friday evening’s doubleheader with Ottumwa, Marshalltown baseball was building confidence through three innings of the nightcap. A two-run home run from Joe Harris and strong pitching kept the score tied at 2-2 heading into the fourth, with a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: East Marshall handles Don Bosco

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GILBERTVILLE — Kodie Hoskey spun a one-hit shutout and the East Marshall softball team toppled Don Bosco 11-0 in six innings here Friday. Six of East Marshall’s 14 hits went for extra bases. Leadoff hitter Reagan McIlrath went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and three runs scored, and ...

Mustangs slip past No. 9 AGWSR

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LE GRAND — The youth movement at East Marshall softball is picking up steam faster than head coach Jary Hoskey hoped before the condensed 2020 season began. Helped by timely hitting and another strong pitching performance from senior Kodie Hoskey, the Mustangs survived a tough battle with ...

Prep games at Principal Park called off by COVID-19 case

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DES MOINES — Two high school baseball games scheduled for Thursday at Principal Park in Des Moines were postponed after officials said a ballpark staff member tested positive for coronavirus. Officials with the park, which is home to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, said all staff at the ballpark ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Hart’s homers helps Trojans triumph

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STATE CENTER — Peyton Hart hit a pair of two-run homers and Brayden Evertsen drove in three runs as the West Marshall baseball team held off Saydel for an 8-5 victory in Thursday’s non-conference clash. Kinnick Christensen pitched five innings of relief for the win, allowing three runs on ...

Trojans run laps around Rebels

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GLADBROOK — West Marshall had no trouble jumping out to a big lead Wednesday night against the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels. The Trojans (3-3) scored seven runs in the top of the first inning en route to a 14-0 three-inning demolition of the Rebels (2-4) on the road. It’s West Marshall’s ...

Dodgers withstand Marshalltown’s best offense yet

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FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown High School baseball team fought back to a 2-all tie before Fort Dodge erupted for an 8-2 victory in the first game of Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader. The Dodgers (3-3) carried the momentum of their late surge in Game 1 into a 13-3, five-inning ...