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Mustang walk-off

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LE GRAND — Offense was at a premium Friday night in Le Grand. Through three-and-a-half innings in East Marshall’s final home game of the season, there was none to be seen as neither team got on the scoresheet. It was a battle of pitchers: East Marshall senior Kodie Hoskey and Hudson ...

Trojans trip up Wolverines in 5

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GREEN MOUNTAIN — A year from now, South Tama County senior Abby Sandvick will be in the opposite dugout rooting against her alma mater. On Friday, however, she played a pivotal part in the Trojans’ triumph over the GMG softball team. Sandvick went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat softball dropped by J-Hawks

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URBANDALE — The Marshalltown softball team suffered doubleheader defeats at the hands of Urbandale on Friday night, falling 10-0 in five innings and 10-1. Urbandale’s Bri Tigges went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer to lead the J-Hawks to victory in the opening game. She finished 3-for-4 ...

Junior Open champ

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Isaiah Zoske of Marshalltown won a sudden-death playoff to defeat Brady Rapp of Leawood, Kan., and win the 12-13 boys division of the TPC Deere Run Junior Open on Tuesday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Zoske, 13, carded consecutive rounds of 4-over-par 75 to tie for first place with Rapp at ...

Trojans can’t catch Boone

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STATE CENTER — West Marshall softball’s Senior Night didn’t go to plan. The Trojans were wiped out Thursday 15-0 by Class 4A Boone as the Toreadors caught fire offensively and held the Trojans to one hit — a single from Clara Dee. Trojans coach Kim Tarbell said West Marshall lost ...

North Tama baseball season lost to COVID-19

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Three days after the North Tama softball team saw its season end prematurely, the Redhawk baseball team suffered the same fate. Neither squad got to play its last game. North Tama head baseball coach Dan Kopriva confirmed to the Times-Republican on Thursday that his team’s campaign was ...

Big Ten scraps non-conference football games

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The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play non-conference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously ...

Chou wins Iowa Women’s Am, Henson 13th

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Joy Chou didn’t know where she stood on the leaderboard most of the day in the final round of the 96th Iowa Women’s Amateur, but the person she was locked in a duel with she knew all too well. Joy and her sister and fellow Iowa State University golfer Ruby Chou battled back and forth all ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat bats notch 23 hits vs. North

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The Marshalltown baseball team piled up 23 hits during Wednesday’s home doubleheader sweep of Des Moines North (1-20), leading to wins of 10-0 in five innings and 8-5. In the opening game, Bennett Hageman threw a one-hit shutout over five innings for the win, striking out five while walking ...

Bobcats two-step past Polar Bears

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For such a short season, it’s been a long grind for the Marshalltown Bobcats baseball team. The Bobcats had three wins coming into Wednesday’s action against Des Moines North and lost star senior Joe Harris to an elbow issue for the season last week. Two games later, the Bobcats (5-15) ...

MHS knocks out North, 12-2

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It felt like as much of a victory to simply play the last home game as it did to win it. Marshalltown High School head softball coach Jim Palmer held both accomplishments in the same regard after Wednesday’s 12-2, five-inning victory over Des Moines North closed out the Bobcats’ home slate ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs stifled by Benton baseball

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GILMAN — Drew Lange struck out five in a complete-game shutout as the Benton Community baseball team blanked East Marshall 11-0 in six innings here Wednesday. In the regular-season finale for the Mustangs (3-11), they came up with eight hits but no runs to show for them. Landon Elliott and ...

South Tama outruns Mustangs, 14-10

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GILMAN — South Tama County had its backs against the wall early in Tuesday night’s road game against the East Marshall Mustangs. A five-run second inning from the Mustangs (3-10) in which they did not record a hit and two more runs in the third had the Trojans down 7-2 and staring a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs make good on Nevada miscues

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LE GRAND — The East Marshall softball team took advantage of Nevada’s six defensive errors for a 4-1 win over the visiting Cubs on Tuesday night. Errors accounted for three of East Marshall’s four runs as the Mustangs improved to 12-2. Reagan McIlrath was 3-for-4 at the plate with the ...

Pirates’ Keller looks to mesh information, instincts

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PITTSBURGH — Mitch Keller’s first go-round in the majors was a study in contrasts and a snapshot of where baseball is at in 2020. The traditional numbers for the Pittsburgh Pirates top-ranked pitching prospect weren’t great. One win in 11 starts. An ERA north of 7.00. An inability to ...

Tscherter ties Knights in knots

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REINBECK — Gladbrook-Reinbeck (6-6) knows senior Tyler Tscherter is its ace — and in Monday night’s 5-0 home win over Union Community (3-6), with his younger brother Nick Tscherter catching, he continued a strong run of form for the soon-to-be Kirkwood Community College athlete. After ...

North Tama softball ends season due to COVID-19

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The North Tama softball team became the first Marshalltown-area squad to suffer its season-ending loss after falling victim to a COVID-19 exposure. Redhawks head coach Patty Calderwood confirmed to the Times-Republican on Monday that her team’s season was over, six days after the ...

Bolton left Penn St. after coach’s ‘noose’ comment

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Iowa State men’s basketball player Rasir Bolton said he decided to leave Penn State last spring because of a comment by coach Pat Chambers, who said the player had a noose around his neck. Bolton, who is Black, disclosed the reason for his departure Monday in a tweet he titled “a noose ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans take down Grundy Center

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GRUNDY CENTER — Renae Schaper and Loran Nicholson had RBI-doubles as the West Marshall softball team beat Grundy Center 5-1 on Monday night. Nicholson allowed just four singles and one unearned run for the win, walking three and striking out five. Grace de Neui and Schaper had two hits ...

Marshalltown Speedway primes for Dale DeFrance Memorial

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One of Central Iowa's best known racing families will be celebrated this Thursday at Marshalltown Speedway. Five IMCA divisions are on the card for the third annual Dale DeFrance Memorial on July 9. IMCA Sunoco Late Models run for $2,619 to win that evening in their 500th and final Summer ...