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Wings waive Gustafson to finalize opening roster

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ARLINGTON, Texas — The Dallas Wings have waived forward Megan Gustafson and guard Kennedy Burke, the team announced Wednesday. The Wings also moved Moriah Jefferson to the temporarily suspended list in order to finalize their roster for Opening Night, which for Dallas is Friday on the road ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Trojan boys soccer scores 2-1 OT win

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VINTON — The Class 1A No. 6 South Tama County boys soccer team beat No. 8 Vinton-Shellsburg 2-1 in double overtime on Wednesday in the 1A Substate 4 semifinals. The Trojans (14-5) and Vikings (12-6) were locked in a 0-0 tie with 10 minutes remaining in regulation, but Vinton-Shellsburg’s ...

Wieskamp withdraws from NBA Draft

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa men’s basketball player Joe Wieskamp announced on Wednesday that he has withdrawn his name from the 2019 NBA Draft and will return for his sophomore season. “I am excited to announce that I will be returning to the University of Iowa for my sophomore ...

Iowa baseball upsets top seed Indiana

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OMAHA, Neb. — Cole McDonald allowed five hits and struck out nine in eight innings, and bottom seed Iowa knocked off regular-season champion Indiana 4-2 in the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday night. The Hawkeyes (31-22), swept by Indiana in a three-game series in March and losers of five ...

Smith celebrates 50 years on the lanes

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WICHITA, Kan. — Fran Smith, an 81-year-old Marshalltown woman, was recently honored by the United States Bowling Congress after making her 50th appearance at their women’s championships. Smith was presented with a chevron, plaque and commemorative necklace to recognize her longevity at ...

Tigers tab 2 to all-region baseball

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AMES — Marshalltown Community College sophomore shorstop Candido Encarnacion and freshman center fielder Tyler Coleman were named to the NJCAA Division I Region XI all-tournament team, the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference announced last week. Encarnacion hit .362 with 25 RBIs ...

Clyburn caps season with EuroLeague title, Final Four MVP

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VICTORIA-GASTEIZ, Spain — Former Marshalltown Community college basketball standout Will Clyburn was named the Most Valuable Player of the EuroLeague Final Four after leading CSKA Moscow to an 91-83 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul in the title game. Clyburn won the vote of the hundreds of ...

Iowa’s Bohannon out with hip injury

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IOWA CITY — Iowa point guard Jordan Bohannon is out indefinitely with a hip injury that could put his senior season in jeopardy. Bohannon, who suffered the previously undisclosed injury early in 2018-19, will undergo surgery Wednesday, the team said. Bohannon ranked third on the team with ...

Iowa puts volleyball coach on leave

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IOWA CITY — Iowa put women’s volleyball coach Bond Shymansky on paid administrative leave Monday after reporting what its athletic director called serious rules violations to the NCAA. Athletic director Gary Barta said he took those steps after a two-week investigation by an outside law ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Redhawks edged out by Colo-NESCO

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TRAER — The North Tama baseball team lost its season opener to Iowa Star Conference foe Colo-NESCO on Monday, 11-9. Izach Henson took the loss for the Redhawks (0-1, 0-1) after allowing four hits and seven runs in 4 1/3 innings, though only one was earned. He also walked four and struck ...

Bobcat golfers come up one spot short

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The Marshalltown girls golf team knew it would have to shoot one of its best scores of the year to have a fighting chance for a state qualification in the Class 4A Region 3 tournament on Monday, and it managed to do that but it still wasn’t enough. The Bobcats turned in one of their best ...

Trojans ground Golden Hawks in substate opener

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VAN HORNE — Teams like to start a postseason run with a strong statement game, and the South Tama County boys soccer team did just that in their Class 1A Substate 4 opener on Monday night. The No. 9 Trojans dominated Mid-Prairie from the opening kick until the final score, winning by a ...

Urbandale denies MHS girls soccer in home finale

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The Marshalltown girls soccer team got off on the wrong foot, both literally and figuratively. Urbandale scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal on the first shot of the match, and the J-Hawks eventually walked off with a 4-0 victory over the Bobcats on Monday night at Leonard ...

MHS softball seeks wins to match its talent, effort

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The simple math shows a Marshalltown High School softball squad that allowed 9.3 runs per game while scoring just 2.3 runs per game last season. And yet, after a 2-32 summer of softball, MHS head coach Jim Palmer still chooses to see the silver linings. “A lot of these same girls that ...

SPORTS SHORTS: STC’s Rohach reaches girls state golf

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OSKALOOSA — South Tama County senior Madison Rohach qualified for the state golf tournament on Monday by tying for fifth individually with a 96 in the Class 3A Region 3 tournament at Oskaloosa Public Golf Course. The Trojans finished in fifth as a team with a 432. Rohach will play in the ...

Bobcat baseball back to ride summer-long roller coaster

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The Marshalltown High School baseball team experienced the best and worst an Iowa summertime has to offer. The day after clinching the 12th state tournament berth in school history, the Bobcats were helping their hometown clean up after a crippling tornado. Sure, it’s an extreme version of ...

Garber caps career with 110-meter hurdles title

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DES MOINES — A tired, sun-beaten and weary Jack Garber lined up in the blocks for his final run of the day and his most anticipated event of the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships: the Class 1A boys 110-meter high hurdle finals. As the BCLUW senior waited for the gun to sound, ...

One hurdle after another, Comets get redemption

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DES MOINES — BCLUW senior Olivia Hughes was reduced to tears on Friday in the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships after placing last in the 100-meter hurdles due to a hard fall she took midway through the race. On Saturday Hughes had tears in her eyes again, but for the exact ...

STC freshman Tyynismaa scores silver in 100 hurdles

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DES MOINES — Drake Stadium had already been well introduced to South Tama County freshman JoJo Tyynismaa on the first two days of the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships, but on Saturday the young Trojan truly turned some heads. In tough conditions with a strong headwind, ...

East Marshall’s Puumala earns final placing

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DES MOINES — East Marshall senior Melinda Puumala lined up in the blocks for the final time as a Mustang on Saturday in the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium, and in a flash her career was over. In place of another race, Puumala held a medal, as she finished ...