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Champing at the bit

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TEMPE, Ariz. — David Johnson is back and, he says, better than ever. The Arizona Cardinals running back, an All-Pro in 2016, missed last season after dislocating his left wrist in the season opener. The wrist is healed and he is a full participant in the team’s weight and conditioning ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MHS postpones Monday’s sports slate

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The lingering winter weather continues to delay events for all of the Marshalltown High School spring sports. Due to the snow on Sunday and Monday, the boys track meet at Fort Dodge, boys and girls tennis matches against Des Moines East and girls soccer game against Waukee were all postponed ...

United States wins first wrestling World Cup in 15 years

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IOWA CITY — The United State won wrestling’s World Cup for the first time in 15 years Sunday, beating Azerbaijan in the final. The victory marked the second consecutive major international tournament won by the Americans, who won the team crown at last year’s world championships. This ...

Former Cyclone Saina wins Paris marathon

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PARIS — Paul Lonyangata retained his title at the Paris Marathon on Sunday and Betsy Saina completed a Kenya sweep by winning the women’s race. Lonyangata became the first man to win back-to-back titles since Steve Brace of Britain in 1989 and 1990. He won in two hours, 6 minutes and 25 ...

South 6th Street park named a ‘Field of Dreams’

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The Marshalltown South 6th Street Softball Complex has been named a “Field of Dreams” by the Chicago 16 Inch Softball Hall of Fame. The 6th Street Complex is the first complex outside of the Chicago area to be honored and the 11th total field to receive the honor. An award noting this ...

MCC softball can’t catch up to No. 18 Iowa Western

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Saturday afternoon looked like a beautiful spring day for sports, if it weren’t for the near-freezing weather and constant wind. Despite the chilly weather and some less-than-ideal field conditions, the Marshalltown Community College softball team still got a doubleheader in against Iowa ...

Bobcat Tennis Academy to kick off this summer

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A new opportunity is being served up in Marshalltown this summer, with the Bobcat Tennis Academy making its debut with a 12-session program in June and July. The Bobcat Tennis Academy, led by Marshalltown High School boys head coach and USPTA Certified Coach James Christensen, is a ...

Iowa’s Lee named Frosh of the Year

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa freshman wrestler Spencer Lee has been named the 2018 InterMat Freshman of the Year, the amateur wrestling website announced earlier this week. This award has been presented each year since 2006 to the best college freshman wrestler in all divisions for their ...

US to host World Cup wrestling

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IOWA CITY — United World Wrestling has approved a revised schedule for the 2018 Freestyle World Cup, which will be hosted by the University of Iowa today and Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. With Iran and Russia not in the field and Mongolia and India added to the event, a number of changes ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Tiger softball splits conference opener

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WEST BURLINGTON — The MCC softball faced off with Southeastern Community College on the road on Thursday in its first Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division I games of the year, and the Tigers came away with their first ICCAC victory by winning the first game 6-2. The ...

Bobcats flip script on Fort Dodge

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Marshalltown senior Maggie Grimm wanted to know just how much the last match on the MHS Tennis Courts mattered. Bobcat head coach John Fiscus simply wanted Grimm and her No. 2 doubles partner Olivia Ryan to perform to the best of their ability. Both parties got the response they were ...

MHS boys place second in own Kenny Dean Invite

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It might not have looked like spring weather on Thursday but that didn’t stop the Marshalltown boys track and field team from hosting the Kenny Dean Invitational, their lone home meet of the season. Heading into the final event of the meet, the 4x400-meter relay, the Bobcats trailed Des ...

Bobcat boys soccer leans on seniors, sophomores

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Just like every other spring sport in Marshalltown has dealt with early on this season, the Marshalltown boys soccer team has dealt with some less-than-ideal weather in practices so far. Bobcats head coach Chris Fuchsen said the guys were actually able to get out and play in the first couple ...

MHS boys tennis sweeps Fort Dodge

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FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown boys tennis team earned its first CIML Iowa Conference victory of the season on Thursday when it swept Fort Dodge on the road, 11-0. It all started strong in the singles matches with the Bobcats (2-1, 1-0) going 6-0 against the Dodgers (0-1, 0-1). Luke McKibben ...

East Marshall’s Leedom makes it official with Graceland

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LE GRAND — It’s been known for nearly two months that East Marshall senior Zaine Leedom will be continuing his basketball career at Graceland University next season, but on Wednesday it was made official with Leedom signing his National Letter of Intent. “It’s a pretty neat deal I ...

Drake hires Matt Woodley to men’s basketball staff

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DES MOINES — Matt Woodley, a Des Moines native and former Drake men’s basketball standout, has joined the Drake coaching staff, new head coach Darian DeVries announced Wednesday. “Matt is a guy with an unbelievable passion for the game and teaching,” DeVries said. “Her has ...

Vest heads strong group of seniors for MHS girls golf

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The season start has already been delayed a bit for the Marshalltown girls golf team due to the winter weather still lingering. While some coaches might be concerned about a lack of ability to practice on the course before getting started, Bobcats head coach Lucas Johnson said he isn’t ...

Hawkeyes’ Moss to gauge NBA draft stock

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IOWA CITY — Guard Isaiah Moss is the second sophomore on the University of Iowa men’s basketball team to submit paperwork for early entry into the NBA draft, a process designed to gauge professional interest. Moss joined Tyler Cook by announcing his plans on Tuesday. Moss has not hired an ...

Fired Missouri State coach Lusk joins Creighton staff

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OMAHA, Neb. — Former Missouri State men’s basketball coach Paul Lusk will join Creighton’s staff as an assistant. Coach Greg McDermott announced Tuesday that Lusk would replace Darian DeVries, who was named head coach at Drake last week. Missouri State fired Lusk last month after he ...