SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat grapplers fall to Ames

AMES – The Marshalltown wrestling team won four matches during its dual with Ames on Thursday night.

Three of those four wins included bonus points, but the Bobcats still lost to the Little Cyclones, 43-19.

Colten Phillips (120) and Matt Vandegrift (195) each recorded pins, while Class 3A’s fifth-ranked Pedro Gomez scored a major decision at heavyweight. Derek Mann also won 7-1 during his match at 170.

The Little Cyclones recorded bonus points in five matches and took a forfeit at 220.

Agustin Ortiz (145), Josh Edel (152) and Fernando Martinez (113) all lost their matches by two points or less.

The Bobcats will return to action at 10 a.m. Saturday when they take part in the Ankeny Duals.

Sophs’ comeback falls just short

The Marshalltown sophomore boys’ basketball team nearly made up a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter of Friday’s 51-48 loss to Mason City in CIC Northern Division play at the Roundhouse.

Grant Thimesch led the Bobcat comeback, finishing with 14 points. Michael Schrempf had 10 points, Jordan Smith added 10, while both Fernando Cole and Brandin Chaloupek chipped in five.

MHS (2-13, 0-3) is back in action Tuesday with a home game against Dowling Catholic.

Mohawks take down MHS frosh boys

Mason City escaped the Marshalltown freshman boys’ basketball team with a 60-47 victory over the host Bobcats on Friday night at Lenihan.

Tony Smith scored a team-high 13 points and Sam Rogers added 12 for Marshalltown (8-7), which fell to 1-2 in CIC Northern Division action. Kyler Ladeoff contributed nine points as well.

MHS hosts Dowling Catholic at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday night back at Lenihan.

Mason City topples Bobcat freshmen

The Marshalltown freshman girls’ basketball team fell 50-32 at the hands of Mason City in Friday’s CIC Northern Division game.

Tabby Steffensen led the MHS girls with 11 points, and Ruth Boland had 10. Lexi Gimbel chipped in with seven points for the Bobcats (7-8, 2-1).