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Davis tops conference as Bobcats fall to fourth

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FORT DODGE — If the Marshalltown boys’ golf team hopes to get back to the state tournament for the third year in a row, the Bobcats at least know whose example to follow. MHS senior Cole Davis shot a 2-under-par round of 69 to claim medalist honors at the CIML Iowa Conference meet on ...

Comets can’t unseat Spartans

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CONRAD — The BCLUW volleyball team was swept by Class 2A No. 6 Grundy Center in an NICL West Division match on Thursday night as the 1A No. 13 Comets lost 25-19, 25-8, 26-24. Had BCLUW (15-9, 4-1) come away with the win, the Comets would have secured a share of the conference title. ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Seniors power Trojans past Mustangs

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STATE CENTER — The West Marshall volleyball team leaned on its seniors on Senior Night and the Trojans took a three-set sweep from East Marshall in Thursday’s NICL West Division contest, winning 25-10, 25-14, 25-22. Renae Schaper led West Marshall (7-17, 2-3) with eight kills to go with ...

Bobcats head west in search of bounceback victory

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After dropping its first game of the season to Ankeny Centennial, the Marshalltown football team will look to get back in the win column against winless Sioux City West. “I think [the loss] was a big wakeup,” Goodvin said. “The kids obviously don’t like losing. We are focused right ...

MCC soccer blows out Scott, 15-0

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BETTENDORF — The Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team posted a 15-0 blowout win over Scott CC on Wednesday. MCC (8-3, 3-2) had 12 different players score a goal and opened the first half with an 8-0 lead over the Eagles (4-7, 1-4). Augusto Cunha kicked off the scoring ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Local runners compete in Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE — The Marshalltown and East Marshall cross country teams competed in the Knoxville Invatational on Monday. The Marshalltown boys’ team finished in eighth place with a team score of 198 points while East Marshall finished in 11th place with a total score of 296 points. ...

Iowa’s Wieskamp is preseason all-Big Ten

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — University of Iowa sophomore Joe Wieskamp is one of 10 men’s basketball players selected to the 2019-20 Preseason All-Big Ten team as selected by a media voting panel. The Big Ten Conference office made the announcement Wednesday morning. Wieskamp (6-foot-6, 210 pounds) ...

Iowa State trying to jumpstart woeful running game against TCU

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AMES — Iowa State began the season with five running backs and coach Matt Campbell hoping that one would step forward and prove he could be the No. 1 guy. After four games, that hasn’t happened. No one yet has given the team the production it needs from the position and as a result, the ...

No. 19 Michigan prepares for tough test against No. 14 Iowa

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have a chance to change the conversation. The Wolverines were humiliated at Wisconsin, giving up five touchdowns before scoring late in the lopsided game. Michigan bounced back with a feel-good win over Rutgers, but beating a team ...

’Cats declawed by No. 3 Valley

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The Marshalltown volleyball team fell victim to powerhouse Class 5A No. 3 West Des Moines Valley in a sweep on Tuesday night at the Roundhouse. The Bobcats (7-11, 0-3) lost 25-15, 25-12, 25-16 as Valley picked up its 20th win in a row while remaining unbeaten in the CIML Iowa ...

Bobcats drop times but fall to Mason City

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The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team lost a home CIML Iowa Conference dual meet to Mason City on Tuesday, 112-71. “Finally a week with just one meet,” head coach Angie Nelson said. “We’ve been waiting for this. I am so excited to see the progress these girls are making and ...

No. 14 Iowa revs up run game

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IOWA CITY — Iowa’s offense sputtered at times over the past few years because it never quite knew what it might get out of its rushing attack. The 14th-ranked Hawkeyes are soaring this season behind a ground game that appears to have found its way. Iowa (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) heads into a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat harriers compete in Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE — The Marshalltown girls’ cross country team competed in the Knoxville Invitational on Tuesday at Pine Knolls Country Club. The Bobcats finished in seventh place with a team score of 189 points out of 14 teams. Leading MHS was Phoebe Hermanson, who scored eighth-place points ...

Grinnell cancels football season, 11 players injured

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GRINNELL — Division III school Grinnell College has canceled the remainder of its football season because of injuries that whittled its roster to just 28 players. The school announced Tuesday that it will forfeit its final seven games, starting with Saturday’s contest against St. Norbert ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets go 2-1 at Roland-Story quad

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STORY CITY — The BCLUW volleyball team competed in the Roland-Story tournament on Monday night. Class 1A No. 13 BCLUW opened with a 21-11, 21-9 win over PCM and then followed with a 21-18, 21-10 win against South Hardin. The Comets (15-8) dropped their final match against Roland-Story, ...

Rutgers fires Iowan Ash after 3-plus seasons

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Chris Ash’s tenure as Rutgers coach is over after three-plus seasons that resulted in only three Big Ten victories. Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced Sunday that Ash had been fired four games into his fourth season, with the Scarlet Knights showing little progress. ...

Tigers plunge back in win column by blanking Tritons

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The Marshalltown Community College soccer team snapped its two-game losing streak and bounced back with a 2-0 Iowa Community College Athletic Conference win over Iowa Central CC on Saturday. “I’m very proud of their effort,” head coach Rafael Martinez said. “I’m very proud of the ...

No. 14 Iowa roughs up Blue Raiders

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IOWA CITY — Iowa’s defense has been among the nation’s best all season. The Hawkeyes’ offense joined in on the fun at just the right time, racking up more yards than it ever has under longtime coach Kirk Ferentz. Senior Nate Stanley threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns, Toren ...

Cyclone comeback spurned by Baylor’s closing field goal

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WACO, Texas — Baylor coach Matt Rhule passed on a field goal try early in Iowa State’s huge fourth-quarter comeback because redshirt freshman John Mayers badly missed a kick in the first half. After the Bears had blown the rest of their 20-point lead, Rhule faced another decision from the ...

MHS netters get 2 wins at Cedar Falls

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CEDAR FALLS — The Marshalltown volleyball team continued to make progress with Saturday’s showing at the Cedar Falls Tournament. Head coach Chris Brees is just eager to see his Bobcats take the next step. Marshalltown went 2-3 for the day, going 1-2 in pool play before bowing out in the ...