No. 9 Cougars lick Bobcats in three-set sweep

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Marshalltown High School volleyball squad inched closer but never to within striking distance of Class 5A No. 9 Cedar Rapids Kennedy, and the Cougars eliminated the Bobcats in Thursday’s regional semifinals. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (24-10) came away with a three-game sweek ...

CROSS COUNTRY: Redhawks return with reinforcements

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CASCADE — North Tama’s Grace Lidgett and Jules Breakenridge are going back to the Class 1A state cross country meet, and this time they’re taking reinforcements. The Redhawks finished second at the 1A state-qualifying meet on Thursday at Fillmore Fairways Golf Course, qualifying as a ...

Drake forfeits football game due to ‘COVID-19 issues’

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DES MOINES — A football game between Drake and Stetson set for Saturday in Des Moines was canceled Thursday due to coronavirus concerns among Drake personnel. The Drake University athletics department said in a news release that the Pioneer Football League canceled the game because of ...

Many happy returns

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With a faster time, a better finish and another opportunity to run in the state cross country meet, it could hardly have been a better way for Marshalltown senior Conner Smith to conclude his home career. The Bobcat star finished in fourth place in the team’s Class 4A State-Qualifying ...

South Tama qualifies two for Fort Dodge

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SOLON — Tommy Tyynismaa and James Brant are heading to Fort Dodge next week. The No. 18 South Tama boys’ cross country duo qualified for the Class 3A state meet Wednesday afternoon. Tyynismaa finished sixth with a time of 16 minutes, 40.2 seconds, while Brant was close behind in 10th and ...

North Tama cruises into 1A regional semifinals

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TRAER — The Class 1A No. 12 North Tama volleyball team needed less than one hour to dispatch Belle Plaine from the Class 1A Region 6 bracket, beating the Plainsmen 25-11, 25-16, 25-10 in Wednesday’s quarterfinals. Shae Ewoldt posted a team-leading 15 kills for the Redhawks, who beat Belle ...