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Coleman takes 100 title as Gatlin sits out

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DES MOINES — Christian Coleman didn’t plan the gesture. He didn’t even know it was happening. Right as he crossed the finish line, Coleman outstretched his fingers on both hands in a “V’’ formation — for victory. A convincing one at that. Coleman cruised to the 100-meter title ...

Mount Ayr’s late move tops Mustangs

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FORT DODGE — As Madison Farrington circled the bases for the 15th time this season, the East Marshall softball team celebrated her record-breaking home run for their standout senior catcher’s accomplishment and for the added cushion it gave the Mustangs. Mount Ayr spoiled the moment two ...

East Marshall’s 19-game win streak snapped in state semifinals

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FORT DODGE — All the pieces to the puzzle were there, but the East Marshall softball team couldn’t make them fit together. Alta-Aurelia’s picture-perfect defense wouldn’t let it. Fifth-ranked East Marshall got to the cusp of the program’s first trip to the championship game in 25 ...

MCC names Jones as new softball head coach

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Marshalltown Community College has named Russ Jones as its new head softball coach, replacing Dominic Ellis after just one season. Jones has previously served as the head softball coach at DMACC for seven seasons, and was at one time the first commissioner of the Iowa Community College ...

Bobcats’ fast start foiled by No. 3 Southeast Polk

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PLEASANT HILL — In the early going, the Bobcats were good. As Monday’s Class 4A Substate 3 semifinal progressed, the Marshalltown High School baseball team wasn’t good enough. In the opening innings, it was the Bobcats taking advantage of the opportunities Southeast Polk presented them, ...

Daddy-daughter dance

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LE GRAND — East Marshall head softball coach Jary Hoskey was finally able to approach his starting pitcher without getting shooed away. His daughter — Mustang junior Kodie Hoskey — was ready to share the emotion of the moment she and her father had worked so hard to achieve ...

Newgarden dominates late-night race

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NEWTON — With his championship lead in danger, Josef Newgarden strengthened his hold on the title chase with yet another blistering run in Iowa. Josef Newgarden led 245 laps of 300 laps and won the weather-delayed IndyCar race early Sunday at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the ...

Trojans bow to Eagles in 10 innings

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STATE CENTER — The rain subsided and the lightning stopped, but the West Marshall bats never came out to play. The Trojan baseball team managed just one hit as Pella Christian knocked off the top-seeded team in Class 2A’s District 10 in 10 innings, beating West Marshall 2-0 late Saturday ...

Bobcats tame Tigers in playoff opener

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The most prolific home run hitter in high school baseball gave the Marshalltown baseball team a few pointers, and every time his alma mater managed to apply his wisdom it meant big things for the Bobcats. MHS junior catcher Will Van Buren connected for his first-career home run, and his solo ...

Pagenaud out to hunt down Newgarden, Rossi

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NEWTON — IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden has spent much of the season holding off a hard-charging Alexander Rossi. Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud looks poised to make the chase for the championship a three-car affair. Pagenaud moved 22 points closer to Newgarden, his Team ...

Iowa RB Young turns to boxing for workout

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CHICAGO — Toren Young and his Iowa teammates find all sorts of ways to relax off the field, from movie nights in Iowa City to a local restaurant offering giant salads. One of his favorite breaks, however, might be more strenuous than football. Once or twice a week, the junior running back ...

Iowa junior Epenesa on preseason B1G team

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CHICAGO — Michigan State and Ohio State each placed two players on the preseason all-Big Ten team announced Thursday. Junior running back J.K. Dobbins and defensive end Chase Young were the Buckeyes and linebacker Joe Bachie and defensive end Kenny Willekes, two seniors, were named for the ...

Karam, Daly eager to prove themselves

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NEWTON — At just 20, Sage Karam had already landed his dream gig with a seat in Chip Ganassi Racing’s powerhouse IndyCar program. Four years later, Karam is hoping to prove that he deserves another shot at a full-time seat in the series. Karam and fellow American Conor Daly will fill in ...

Local gridders set for Iowa Shrine Bowl

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Marshalltown offensive lineman Keaton Baccam, Bobcat head coach Adam Goodvin and East Marshall linebacker Noah Bandstra will be on the field Saturday at the 47th annual Iowa Shrine All-Star Football Classic at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls as members of the South squad. Goodvin will be an ...

No. 3 Pirates plunder G-R in district semis

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ALBURNETT — Alburnett senior Keaton Parker pitched five dominant innings and drove in what proved to be the game-winning run in the bottom of the first, helping the third-ranked Pirates plunder Gladbrook-Reinbeck 10-0 in Wednesday’s Class 1A District 9 semifinal baseball game. The Pirates ...

Bobcat Wrestling Camp coming soon

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The inaugural Bobcat Wrestling Camp will be held July 23-25 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the new Allie Morrison Wrestling Training Room at the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse for wrestlers in grades K-12. The camp was created to help connect former MHS wrestlers with future Bobcats while growing ...