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Enter basketball teams now in Marshalltown tourney

The Marshalltown Noon Optimist Club in again sponsoring two youth basketball tournaments for students in grades 5-8. Both tournament will be one day only. The girls’ division of the Marshalltown Optimist Basketball Invitational (MOBI) will be played Saturday, Jan. 18. The boys’ division will be played Saturday, Feb. 8.

Each team is guaranteed three games in pool play on Saturday with four teams from each grade qualifying for the championship round Saturday afternoon and evening. Cost of a team entry is $150.

Entry forms may be downloaded from the website Tournament rules are also posted on this site along with the list of teams entered, according to Larry Park, tournament chairman. Coaches may also contact Park at 641-752-6121 or by email at

“We encourage coaches to enter their teams as soon as possible,” Park emphasized. “We always have a rush of entries as the entry deadlines approach!” Deadline for entering the girls’ MOBI is Jan. 6, 2014. Deadline for entering boys’ MOBI is Jan. 27, 2014.

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