SPORTS SHORTS: STC tennis girls stay unbeaten
TAMA – South Tama’s dominace on the tennis courts continued for the Trojan girls on Monday.
The Trojans had little trouble with NICL cross-division foe Union Community, beating the Knights 9-0 to remain undefeated.
STC (4-0) got easy wins from No. 1 singles player Emily Martin, No. 2 Madison Baack, No. 3 Tori Appelgate, No. 5 Caitlin Svacina and No. 6 Taylor Muhlstein.
No. 4 Regina Balderas had to rally in her singles match but still won 8-5 after winning the final three games.
The Trojans also dominated doubles action.
Martin and Baack stay undefeated with an 8-3 win, Appelgate and Balderas won 8-3 and Leah Mann and Svacina scored an 8-0 win.
GMG has medalist, Mustangs get win
CONRAD – GMG’s Chad Plaehn and East Marshall’s Zach Underhill both carded a 42 on Monday during dual action at the par-35 Oakwood Golf Course.
Plaehn earned medalist honors but Underhill and the Mustangs scored the team victory as East Marshall fired a 184 to win. GMG’s four best scores totaled 206.
The GMG girls were led by medalist Shannon Fleming as the Wolverines bested East Marshall, 256-265.
The Mustang boys scored the win after all four counting scorers were sub-50. Plaehn was the only golfer to shoot under 50 on GMG’s team.
Drake McKeever carded a 44 for East Marshall, while Max Upah and Zack Johnson each shot 49.
For GMG, Austin Vaughn fired a 52, while Kenan Hall carded a 53 and Bridger Claassen fired a 59.
Fleming shot a 53 and teammate Lexie Dubberke carded a 58 to earn runner-up medalist honors for the GMG girls. Summer Langenbau added a 69 and Olivia Barritt shot 76.
Alyssa Kozak led East Marshall with a 60 and McKenzie Fahrni shot 61. Also scoring for the Mustangs was Sarah Pippin’s 64 and Breanna Stewart’s 80.
Wolverines edge Spartans in triangular
GRUNDY CENTER – Dike-New Hartford had the two top scores Monday in a girls’ golf triangular and the Wolverines held off Grundy Center, 187-190, for the team win. BCLUW finished with a 236 at the par-36 Town & Country Golf Club.
“It was nice to have a full lineup for the first time this year,” Grundy Center coach Rick Schupbach said. “Dike is a really strong team and for us to play them to three strokes at their course was a positive indication for the future.”
Ashley Dumler won medalist honors with a 42 and Bri Weber shot 43 for Dike-New Hartford.
Leading the way for the Spartans was Hillary Samo’s 45, while Lindsay Freeman carded a 46.
“We really had a good chance to be under 180 by taking out many penalty strokes and some big numbers we will not have once we get more practice time,” Schupbach said. “Hillary had an amazing round going until the final two holes, and Lindsay really stepped up and showed what she was capable of. I am hoping to see that consistency meet in and meet out from her.”
Josie McMartin added a 49 and Baylie Wrage fired a 50 for the final two scores for Grundy Center.
BCLUW’s top shooter was Shelby Trinkle, who fired a 57. Molly Pieper and Sarah McCoy both carded 59s and Nora Sams added a 61.
Both Grundy Center and BCLUW will play at Aplington-Parkersburg today. The invitational – which also features Gladbrook-Reinbeck, GMG, North Tama and West Marshall – will tee off at 4 p.m.