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Unfinished business

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The second overtime period in Tuesday’s game between the Marshalltown boys soccer team and CIML Iowa Conference foe Urbandale was set to kick off, with the Bobcats and J-Hawks both looking to end a 1-1 tie. Right before the whistle to start the final 10 minutes before going into penalty ...

Maroons handle Bobcats, 10-1

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The Marshalltown boys tennis team hosted Dowling Catholic on Tuesday in the second of three matches at home in the next four days. After beating Grinnell on Monday, 9-2, the Bobcats were bringing some momentum into the showdown with the Class 2A No. 8 Maroons, but Dowling had too much for ...

Vest leads MHS sweep of Dodgers

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FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown girls’ golf team began a four-meet week with a near-perfect start. The Bobcats accounted for six of the best seven scores in a CIML Iowa Conference dual triumph Tuesday at Fort Dodge Country Club, drubbing the host Dodgers 192-241. Kassy Vest won medalist ...

MHS girls steal a pair at Dowling

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WEST DES MOINES — The Bobcats didn’t go down emptyhanded. Dowling Catholic, the defending Class 2A girls’ state tennis runner-up, surrendered a pair of doubles matches to Marshalltown on Tuesday, defeating the Bobcats 9-2 in a CIML Iowa Conference dual. The Maroons (8-2, 4-1) put the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Field events lead MHS girls to fourth

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Marshalltown girls track team was on the road at John Wall Field to compete in the Cedar Rapids Prairie Relays on Tuesday, where it finished fourth with a score of 134. The Bobcats were most effective in the field events, as Alyvia Chadderdon won the long jump with a ...

Bobcats breeze past Grinnell

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When the Marshalltown boys tennis team took the court against Grinnell for a dual meet on Monday, the Bobcats and Tigers were facing more than each other. A blustery and swirling wind was persistent throughout the competition, making balls unpredictable and taking lobbed hits well past their ...

’Dogs chase away ’Cats in PKs

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In the first round of penalty kicks after the Marshalltown boys soccer team and Class 3A No. 14 Ottumwa had battled to a 1-1 tie in the first 100 minutes, it seemed the Bobcats would get a little revenge on the Bulldogs. Last season, the two teams fought to a tie through 100 minutes at ...

3 meet champs for MHS at Fort Dodge

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FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown boys’ track and field team crowned three meet champions in three different disciplines on its way to a fifth-place finish at Fort Dodge’s Dodger Relays on Monday night. The Bobcats got one individual champion on the track in Bennett O’Hare, who won the ...

MCC’s Robinson is region Defensive Player of Year

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AMES — The reigning Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year put on a display with her glove and got recognized for it. Marshalltown Community College sophomore center fielder Shaena Robinson was named the NJCAA Division I Region XI Defensive Player of the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comet girls win own golf tournament

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UNION — The BCLUW girls’ golf team finished with four of the lowest six scores en route to winning its own Comet Invite on Monday at South Hardin Recreation Area. Lauren Anderson placed third with a 48 while Bailey Ashton, and Mackenzie and Madison Trinkle each shot 51 to bring BCLUW to a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC baseball ripped by No. 7 Reivers

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — Jose Mieses accounted for half the hits and the only run the Marshalltown Community College baseball team got on Sunday in a doubleheader sweep at the hands of NJCAA No. 7 Iowa Western. The host Reivers (42-5, 20-0) remained unbeaten in Iowa Community College Athletic ...

Bring it on home

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GRUNDY CENTER — A long week of competition for the Grundy Center girls golf team came to an end on Saturday with the Lady Spartans Invite, the team’s home tournament hosted at Town & Country Golf Club. The Spartans were in action four of the five previous days, including an 18-hole ...

Rose anchors Northwestern to relay win

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DES MOINES — Saturday was the final day of competition in the 109th running of the Drake Relays, and former South Hardin High School standout Tim Rose added another piece of hardware to his trophy case. After winning the men’s unseeded 1,500-meter race on Thursday, Rose anchored the ...

Kendra Harrison wins 3rd straight Drake Relays title

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DES MOINES — World record-holder Kendra Harrison capped the Drake Relays on Saturday by winning the 100-meter hurdles for the third year in a row. Harrison, running in her first outdoor event of 2018, finished in a wind-aided 12.37 seconds to become the first athlete to win the event three ...

Iowa’s Jewell, UNI’s Fountain drafted on Day 3

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The 2018 NFL Draft wrapped up with rounds 4-7 on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and a few more former Iowa college players heard their names called. Josey Jewell from the University of Iowa was the first name off the board, as the Denver Broncos spent the 106th pick to ...

Tigers baseball dropped twice by No. 7 Reivers

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Marshalltown Community College baseball team traveled west for the start of a four-game series against Iowa Western on Saturday. In game one of the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference doubleheader, the Tigers were beaten solidly by the Reivers, 15-0. Game two ...

MCC softball eliminated on first day of regionals

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OTTUMWA — The Marshalltown Community College softball team’s season came to a close on Friday in the first round of the NJCAA Region XI Division I Softball Tournament. The Tigers (14-23) started the tournament against No. 14 Indian Hills, losing to the Warriors 10-3. MCC was held ...

Reaching new heights

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DES MOINES — Competing in a big event like the Drake Relays can seem a daunting task, but most athletes are creatures of habit and when you strip away the banners and pageantry, the event is just another meet. At least, that was how South Tama County junior Keith Keahna said he approached ...

Throwing off the nerves

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DES MOINES — In the early hours on Friday morning at the Drake Relays there wasn’t a whole lot of noise being made, partially due to the fans not quite being awake at 8 a.m. and partially due to the tension that hung in the stadium. Unlike the laid-back atmosphere of Thursday, the second ...

Bobcat boys 4×1 moves up 20 spots

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DES MOINES — Entering the 4x100-meter relay competition on Friday in the 109th running of the Drake Relays, the Marshalltown boys track squad was seeded 48th out of 80 qualifiers. When they finished their race, however, the Bobcats had climbed all the way up to 28th, after the team of ...