SPORTS SHORTS: Ranked Rebels down Cedar Valley

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Class 1A No. 13 Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ soccer team improved to 5-1 with a 3-0 victory over host Cedar Valley Christian on Tuesday night.

The Rebels got goals from Chase Clark, Colton Dinsdale and Camden Kickbush, while Dustin Dinsdale chalked up two assists.

Josh Cooley made three saves in goal for G-R, which returns to action Thursday at home against Decorah (0-1-1).

Tiger netters club Hampton-Dumont

HAMPTON – Playing just its second dual of the season, the South Hardin girls’ tennis team had little trouble claiming its first victory.

Jumping out to a 6-0 lead in singles, the Tigers cruised to a 9-0 victory over Hampton-Dumont on the road Tuesday.

Going several games without allowing a point, Ellen Swartz set the tone at the top spot with an 8-0 victory. No. 5 Shannon Teske (8-1), No. 4 Hannah Reifschneider (8-2) and No. 6 Shelby Smith (8-5) each earned their first varsity victories. Mikayla Fisher won 8-3 at No. 3, while Katie Branch’s 8-5 triumph at No. 2 completed the singles sweep.

Swartz and Reifschneider and Teske and Kailey Richard tallied 8-1 decisions at No. 2 and 3 doubles, as Fisher and Branch wrapped up an 8-2 win at No. 1.

The Tigers host Ballard Thursday at 4:15 p.m.

Bobcat golf reschedules Bloom Invite

The Marshalltown High School athletic department has announced that the Linda Bloom Invitational girls’ golf event which was originally scheduled for April 11 has been rescheduled.

The Bobcats will host the 12-team tournament on May 7 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course.

STC/EM girls suffer pair of setbacks

VAN HORNE – Lauren Biery scored four goals and the Benton Community girls’ soccer team defeated South Tama/East Marshall 6-0 on Monday night.

Jacey Mohs and Sheldon Steinford added goals for the Bobcats (2-3), who led 5-0 at the intermission.

Caitlyn Conway charted two saves in net for Benton, which dealt STC/EM (0-4) its fourth shutout defeat in as many games.

Sam Earley had 18 saves in net for the Trojans, who fell to 0-4 on the season with Tuesday’s 1-0 loss at CMB.

STC/EM plays host to Marshalltown on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Redhawks lead area at Hudson Relays

HUDSON – Five area girls’ track and field teams accumulated a total of 16 placewinning performances at the Hudson Relays on Monday night.

North Tama was the top local finisher, placing 10th with 28 points. Grundy Center scored 20 for 16th, followed by BCLUW (7) in 21st, AGWSR (6) 22nd and Gladbrook-Reinbeck (1) in 24th.

Grundy Center’s Kayla Mathews had the only first-place finish from the area, winning the 400-meter dash in 1 minute, 5.84 seconds. AGWSR’s Eri Siems was fifth and Ellie Stoakes of G-R eighth, accounting for the Rebels’ only point.

Abi Watson of North Tama earned a trio of individual medals. She was third in both the 800 (2:37.49) and the 3,200 (11:29.58) and fourth in the 1,500 (5:27.33). The Redhawks’ Josie Youel came in third in the long jump (15 feet, 9 1/2 inch) and fourth in the 200 (28.52), while Grundy Center’s Heather Hook was fourth in the high jump (4-8).

The Spartans scored sixth in the 4×200 and seventh in the 4×800, while BCLUW’s top performances came from the relays. The Comets were sixth in the 4×800, seventh in the shuttle hurdle relay and eighth in the 4×100.

AGWSR’s Jessica Lippert was seventh in the 800, while BCLUW’s Nicole Lutes placed eighth in the 400 hurdles.

Frosh Bobcats fourth at Waukee

WAUKEE – The Marshalltown freshman boys’ track and field team finished fourth at Monday’s Waukee Invitational, totaling 56 points on the night.

The Bobcats had a trio of silver-medal finishes. The 4×100-meter relay team of Joe Rebik, Kyler Ladehoff, Seth Heinrichs and Luke Severson scored second in a time of 48.72 seconds, while the group of Sam Arneson, Sam Weatherman, Aaron Hauser and Jordan Banes took the runner-up spot in the 4×400 in 3:56.78.

Hauser had Marshalltown’s top individual finish, placing second in the 400 in 56.84. Banes was fifth in the same race, clocking 58.86.