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SPORTS SHORTS: Comets close out unbeaten league title

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CONRAD — The Class 1A No. 5 BCLUW softball team wrapped up its first unbeaten NICL West Division title since the Comets last won a state title in 2010, finishing off their 12-0 run with Friday’s 4-1 victory over Grundy Center. Bailey Ashton struck out nine and walked one in her ...

’Cats catch J-Hawks in Game 2

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The wins have come few and far between for the Marshalltown softball team, but that only makes the Bobcats savor them more. Marshalltown got a strong pitching performance from eighth-grader Ella Grife and scratched out a split against Urbandale on Thursday night, taking a 5-3 victory in the ...

Urbandale pulls away from MHS baseball

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Once Urbandale got the ball rolling, the Bobcats couldn’t get it stopped. The Marshalltown baseball team missed on its chance to take out defending state champion Urbandale and the Class 4A No. 8 J-Hawks hammered out back-to-back victories instead in Thursday’s CIML doubleheader at the MHS ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Farrington, Mustangs mash Rebels 12-2

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LE GRAND — Madison Farrington hit her fourth home run in the last three games as the Class 2A No. 9 East Marshall softball team overcame an early deficit for a 12-2, five-inning victory over Gladbrook-Reinbeck in Thursday’s NICL West Division finale. The Mustangs (22-4, 10-2) trailed 2-0 ...

Bobcats strike down Dodgers twice

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The clutch hits that never came during the North Polk game have been steadily showing up ever since. The Marshalltown baseball team recorded its third walk-off win in the last 10 days, rallying past Fort Dodge 4-3 in the opening game of Wednesday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader for an ...

Third-ranked Fort Dodge finishes off MHS

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Fort Dodge freshman Jalen Adams no-hit the Marshalltown softball team for the second time this season and the Dodgers finished off a CIML Iowa Conference season sweep of the Bobcats by winning twice on Wednesday night at the MHS diamond. The Class 5A No. 3 Dodgers (21-5, 7-5) defeated ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojans take conference title outright

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STATE CENTER — The West Marshall baseball team won the outright NICL West Division title for the second time in the last three years by beating BCLUW 16-0 in a four-inning game here Wednesday. The Trojans (18-4, 10-0) have won or shared the conference title each of the last five ...

Rebels undone by defense, Denver

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REINBECK — Defense became a much more difficult task without Tyler Tscherter on the mound, but never before this challenging for the Rebels. The Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball team struggled to make even some of the most routine plays it faced as Denver capitalized on nine Rebel miscues in a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall pulls away from Hawks

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JEWELL — The West Marshall baseball team didn’t get its first hit until the sixth inning but still slammed South Hamilton 10-2 in Tuesday’s non-conference contest. The Trojans (17-4) totaled just four hits in the win, breaking open a 5-2 game with a five-run at-bat in the top of the ...

Rams forfeit, ’Cats sweep conference road games

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PLEASANT HILL — The Marshalltown baseball team benefited from a pitch count rules violation to win a game it lost, then rode the change in momentum by completing the sweep of Class 4A No. 4 Southeast Polk in the nightcap of Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader. The Bobcats filed ...

PREP ROUND-UP: BCLUW softball secures share of NICL West title

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GLADBROOK — The Class 1A No. 6 BCLUW softball team overcame a slow start on the road and scored nine unanswered runs to clinch at least a share of the NICL West Division title by defeating Gladbrook-Reinbeck 9-2 on Monday night. The Comets (19-1, 10-0) trailed 2-0 after Rachel Cooley’s ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Cyclones visit ’Bama for Big 12/SEC

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IRVING, Texas — The Iowa State women’s basketball team will face Alabama in the Big 12/SEC Challenge for the 2019-2020 season, traveling to face the Razorbacks on Dec. 5 in Tuscaloosa. The Big 12 and Southeast Conference released its pairings for the event on Monday. Iowa State and ...

Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck duo earn consensus all-state

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The results are in, and Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck seniors Taylor Gienger and Madison McMartin are consensus all-staters. Gienger and McMartin were honored as selections to both all-state girls soccer squads, as each were first-team selections by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Local hole-in-one at Wandering Creek

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Doug Minor of Marshalltown recently scored a hole-in-one at Wandering Creek Golf Course. Minor converted the ace on the par-3 seventh hole at Wandering Creek, using his 7-iron to hit the 114-yard shot on June 13. Optimist golfers qualify for nationals A total of 81 golfers ages 18 and ...

Two-time national champion

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Rev. Darrell Mitchell of Marshalltown, center, won two events at the National Senior Games this weekend in Albuquerque, N.M. Mitchell, the pastor at Hope United Methodist Church, won both the 200-meter and 400-meter events for the 90-94 age division in a competition that welcomes more than ...

ISU’s Haliburton on USA’s U19 roster

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Iowa State sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton has been named to the USA Basketball U19 World Cup roster. He becomes the first Cyclone since Craig Brackins in 2009 to earn a spot on a USA Basketball roster. Brackins played in the World University Games. Haliburton ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustang comeback falls one run short

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ACKLEY — The East Marshall baseball team scored three unanswered runs in the last two innings, but the Mustangs needed another as AGWSR held on for a 4-3 win in Friday’s NICL West Division contest. East Marshall (7-12, 4-5) trailed 4-0 through five innings before striking for two runs in ...

Bobcat baseball handles Hoover

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The Bobcats got just what they needed from Thursday’s home doubleheader against Des Moines Hoover. The Marshalltown baseball team got two wins on a pair of complete-game pitching performances, beating the Huskies 10-0 in five innings in the opener and 11-1 in six innings in the nightcap. It ...

Nolte helps Huskies dismantle Bobcat softball squad

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Abby Nolte doubled her season home run total and the Des Moines Hoover softball team doubled up on Marshalltown, beating the Bobcats 14-2 in six innings and 16-0 in four innings in Thursday’s cross-CIML doubleheader at the MHS diamond. Nolte homered once in the first game and twice in the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Arifi’s round-tripper lifts East Marshall

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ACKLEY — One hit was all it took. East Marshall senior Juliana Arifi led off the top of the second inning with a solo home run, and that proved to be all the Class 2A No. 12 Mustangs needed to knock off 1A No. 7 AGWSR 1-0 in Thursday’s NICL West Division showdown. East Marshall junior ...