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These same situations are not newsworthy on January 20th when 6-9 Buelah-Buelah is playing 9-4 GoGo HS.
I'm still trying to wrap my head around the name "MFL/Mar-Mac."
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I'm still trying to wrap my head around the name "MFL/Mar-Mac."
I actually googled/wiki'd it to see if there was any history behind the name. Didn't find anything on my initial search.
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I actually googled/wiki'd it to see if there was any history behind the name. Didn't find anything on my initial search.
From this site...

MFL Mar Mac Home Page

MFL MarMac is ... comprised of the communities of Monona, Farmersburg, Luana, Marquette and McGregor.

It's an Iowa school. You know this one, Snaqs?
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Technically or not, I can't remember the last time a partner notified a coach on a disqualifying foul I called...or vice versa. I'm there reporting, I'm going straight to the coach. Would I alter this if the coach is losing his mind? Maybe.
Sounds like my pregame. Thirty-one years and I've never shied away from telling the coach, as the calling offcial, that his player fouled out. But there's always a first time.
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Sounds like my pregame. Thirty-one years and I've never shied away from telling the coach, as the calling offcial, that his player fouled out. But there's always a first time.
And I always cover it in my pregame. If nothing much is happening, then the calling official can notify the coach of the five fouls. If the emotion requires something else, come to me and I will notify the coach.
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MFL Mar Mac Home Page

MFL MarMac is ... comprised of the communities of Monona, Farmersburg, Luana, Marquette and McGregor.

It's an Iowa school. You know this one, Snaqs?
I've heard of the towns. In Iowa, as the small towns started consolidating schools, they started getting creative with names as the schools encompassed more than two or three towns. The towns. Initially, you'd see just two town names hyphenated. Or you'd see acronyms such as "NESCO" (North East Story COunty.). Then, some of the hyphenated schools would start combining.

My favorite was BCLUW-GMG.
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I've heard of the towns. In Iowa, as the small towns started consolidating schools, they started getting creative with names as the schools encompassed more than two or three towns. The towns. Initially, you'd see just two town names hyphenated. Or you'd see acronyms such as "NESCO" (North East Story COunty.). Then, some of the hyphenated schools would start combining.

My favorite was BCLUW-GMG.
What about CMB?

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I've heard of the towns. In Iowa, as the small towns started consolidating schools, they started getting creative with names as the schools encompassed more than two or three towns. The towns. Initially, you'd see just two town names hyphenated. Or you'd see acronyms such as "NESCO" (North East Story COunty.). Then, some of the hyphenated schools would start combining.

My favorite was BCLUW-GMG.
I actually know people who went there. Isn't that near Marshalltown?
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Two regional high schools in our area:

Wamogo High school covers the hamlets of Warren, Morris, and Goshen

Rham High School covers the villages of Hebron, Andover, and Marlborough.
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BCL-UW-GMG is about 20 minutes north of Marshalltown. Initials galore in Iowa schools anymore. Football season is even more interesting with more of the smaller schools sharing programs. And then there is OABCIG (I think I have that spelled correctly.)
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And then there is OABCIG
Good lord, I find that silly. Isn't there something or someone else notable that deserves a school named after them?

We've all seen consolidations; there were two in this area in the past year. I can think of three schools in this state that took names from two towns that consolidated long ago (Town 1 - Town 2 High School). I can't imagine trying to fit in more than two towns, though.
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I've heard of the towns. In Iowa, as the small towns started consolidating schools, they started getting creative with names as the schools encompassed more than two or three towns. The towns. Initially, you'd see just two town names hyphenated. Or you'd see acronyms such as "NESCO" (North East Story COunty.). Then, some of the hyphenated schools would start combining.

My favorite was BCLUW-GMG.
BCLUW plays AGWSR as these two schools are in the same conference. We also have a school in Iowa named Interstate 35. They are the Roadrunners.
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BCL-UW-GMG is about 20 minutes north of Marshalltown. Initials galore in Iowa schools anymore. Football season is even more interesting with more of the smaller schools sharing programs. And then there is OABCIG (I think I have that spelled correctly.)
If memory serves 20 years ago it was just BCLUW ?
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If memory serves 20 years ago it was just BCLUW ?
It was, that was about the time they shared just a few sports, IIRC. I know my school started with football and wrestling before sharing all sports. All academics and non-athletic activities are still separate.

They tend to go with initials so the towns maintain some sense of identity. Small school state tournament time is really an alphabet soup in all the sports.
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BCLUW plays AGWSR as these two schools are in the same conference. We also have a school in Iowa named Interstate 35. They are the Roadrunners.
Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about I-35, about an hour south of Des Moines.
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