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Metro schools standing pat

July 13, 2014 A curveball has been thrown. And Marshalltown High School may have to go to plan B. But MHS Activities Director Craig Huegel said plan A may not be completely removed from the discussion. more »»

West Marshall eludes Tigers once more

July 13, 2014 STORY CITY — West Marshall’s hardest-hit balls were its downfall. more »»

Towers powers top-ranked Johnston to shutout of ‘Cats

July 13, 2014 JOHNSTON — Johnston coach Todd Merical couldn’t have drawn up a better start to the Dragons’ Class 5A Region 1 semifinal. more »»

Five-hitter favors Grinnell against rival South Tama

July 13, 2014 GRINNELL — Brody Beck tossed a five-hit shutout and the Grinnell baseball team blanked South Tama County 2-0 in Friday’s non-conference contest between neighbors and rivals. more »»

Harman grabs lead in John Deere Classic

July 13, 2014 SILVIS, Ill. — Brian Harman had two eagles in a 6-under 65 on Saturday that gave him a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the John Deere Classi. more »»

Hunter-Reay wins Iowa Corn Indy 300

July 13, 2014 NEWTON — Ryan Hunter-Reay buried his post-Indianapolis 500 slump with a set of fresh tires that pumped new life into his title hopes. more »»

World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

July 13, 2014 RIO DE JANEIRO — The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team. more »»

East Marshall sinks Sailors’ bid

July 12, 2014 LE GRAND — The hosts weren’t nearly as hospitable as their guests. Everything Waterloo Columbus offered up, East Marshall happily accepted. And the Mustangs are advancing as a result. more »»

Marlette, Ingledue power ranked Cougars back to regional final

July 12, 2014 ACKLEY — Playing in the North Iowa Cedar League West Division has prepared the Class 1A No. 4 AGWSR softball team for the postseason. more »»

Comets clip Woodward-Granger’s wings, 7-0

July 12, 2014 CONRAD — Woodward-Granger hadn’t been shut out in a long time. Not since May 31, in fact. Enter the dual-threat pitching staff of BCLUW. more »»

He’s back

July 12, 2014 CLEVELAND — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. more »»

Johnson and McGirt share lead at John Deere Classic

July 12, 2014 SILVIS, Ill. — For the past five years, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker have had a near-monopoly on the John Deere Classic. more »»

Scott Dixon wins pole for IndyCar race in Iowa

July 12, 2014 NEWTON — Team Penske has been so strong in the IndyCar series this season that any one of its drivers could win on Saturday night. Penske’s history at Iowa Speedway suggests that none of them will. more »»

Jones wins NASCAR trucks race in Iowa

July 12, 2014 NEWTON — Erik Jones led for 131 of 200 laps and won the NASCAR Trucks series race in Iowa on Friday night, giving Kyle Busch Motorsports its seventh win in nine races this season. more »»

MHS salvages split with Dodgers

July 11, 2014 The Bobcat squad that swept Class 4A No. 6 Urbandale just 24 hours before was hard to find in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader. more »»

Woeful offense continues to plague Bobcat softball

July 11, 2014 Junior pitchers Cassidy Blackford and Kaley Mead both gave superb efforts in the circle against Class 4A No. 2 Fort Dodge on Thursday. more »»

Mustangs take down STC on way to postseason

July 11, 2014 TAMA — North Iowa Cedar League West Division champion East Marshall tacked on one last conference win, defeating South Tama County 12-5 to close out its regular season on Thursday nigh. more »»

Bobcat sophomores’ slide continues

July 11, 2014 URBANDALE — The Marshalltown sophomore baseball team saw its losing streak go to 11 games with a pair of losses to Urbandale on Wednesday night. The Bobcats fell to the J-Hawks 7-4 and 10-0. more »»

Former Cyclone traded to Raptors

July 11, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz have acquired veteran forward Steve Novak from Toronto in exchange for guard Diante Garrett. more »»

Johnson shares lead at 8-under after first round

July 11, 2014 SILVIS, Ill. — Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase “defending champion.” A par followe. more »»



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