SPORTS SHORTS: Van Dyk, Tigers take quad medals

South Tama’s Paige Van Dyk and South Hardin’s steady squad finished comfortably atop a quadrangular meet hosted by East Marshall Friday at Wandering Creek Golf Course.

Van Dyk shot a 3-over-par round of 38 for medalist honors, while runner-up Cami Eller of South Hardin led the Tigers to a 198 team total and the meet title.

BCLUW (232) edged out East Marshall (234) for second place in the team standings, while South Tama did not field a full squad.

Eller was helped by Haley Lawrence’s 50, a 52 from Jaelyn Daggs-Olson and a 54 from Alaina Lake.

Nora Sams led BCLUW with a 56, followed by Molly Pieper (57), Sarah McCoy (59) and Rebecca Keller (60).

Sydney Henricks shot a 57 for host East Marshall, followed by Alyssa Kozak (58), McKenzie Fahrni (59) and Sara Pippin (60).

South Tama’s only other scoring golfer was Carrie Cibula, who had the third-best round of the day with a 46.

On the boys’ side, East Marshall was an 18-stroke winner in a dual with BCLUW, 174-192.

BCLUW’s Tyler Smith won medalist honors with a 7-over 42, while East Marshall’s Zach Underhill and Zack Johnson shared the runner-up spot with 43s.

Nate Rosfjord and Drake McKeever both contributed rounds of 44 for the Mustangs on their home course.

Backing up Smith for BCLUW was Collin McAteer with a 47, Jordan Dolash with a 50 and Grant Frazer finished out with a 53.

Cougars edge Grundy Center, WM

GRUNDY CENTER – Hunter Wagner’s medalist round of 7-over-par 43 led the AGWSR boys’ golf team to a triangular victory over Grundy Center and West Marshall on Friday at Town & Country Golf Club.

The Cougars finished with a 179 to Grundy Center’s 181 and West Marshall’s 186.

Owen Abkes and Carson Lutterman shot rounds of 45 and Derek Schipper added a 46 for AGWSR.

Ryon Appel won a two-hole playoff for runner-up medalist honors with a 44, while Nick Saak (45), Elliott Eggleston (46) and Lane Bangasser (46) rounded out the Spartans’ scoring.

Cole Gilmore paced West Marshall with his 44. The Trojans also got a 46 from Dylan Petermeier, a 47 from Nick Lanning and Eric Newton’s 49.

Plaehn medals, GMG boys third

BELLE PLAINE – Chad Plaehn shot a second-nine 37 to finish in with the medalist round of 11-over-par 83 in leading the GMG boys’ golf team to third place at the Belle Plaine Invitational on Friday.

The host Plainsmen dominated with a 347 for the team title, featuring four of the top five scoring rounds. Sigourney shot 386 for second, followed by GMG (296) and English Valleys (426).

Bridger Claassen contributed a 97 for the Wolverines, while Kenan Hall’s 107 and Luke Petty’s 109 rounded out GMG’s scoring on a warm and windy day at Belle Plaine Country Club.

With only two girls’ teams in attendance, GMG scored the title with a 479 total to Belle Plaine’s 520.

Shannon Fleming’s 106 was the medalist round, holding off Belle Plaine’s Melissa Stull (110) for the top honor.

Olivia Barritt (114), Lexie Dubberke (124) and Summer Langenbau (135) completed GMG’s team scoring.

Spartan girls swing past Cougars, Trojans

GRUNDY CENTER – Defending its home course, the Grundy Center girls’ golf team swept medalist honors en route to victory in an NICL West Division triangular at Town & Country Golf Club Friday.

Grundy Center turned in a 185, while AGWSR (220) held off West Marshall (227) for second.

Josie McMartin led the Spartans with a 7-over-par 43, while Baylie Wrage fired a 45. Hillary Samo (48) and Lindsay Freeman (49) completed Grundy Center’s team score while also placing ahead of the competition’s top finishers.

Claire Underwood’s 51 paced the Trojans, while Maddie Heinz led the Cougars with 52.

Meghan Heinz added a 55 for AGWSR, while Brooke Harrenstein (56) and Morgan Rose (57) rounded out its top four.

West Marshall’s Shayla Moler fired a 53 as Kenadey Porter (57) and Savannah Zahnd (66) also figured into the team score.

W-SR tops No. 9 Gladbrook-Reinbeck

REINBECK – Tanner Hanks had two goals and an assist to lead previously ranked Waverly-Shell Rock to a 3-2 victory over Class 1A No. 9 Gladbrook-Reinbeck in a boys’ soccer match Tuesday night.

Ryan Sprain added a goal and JD Conklin made five saves in net for W-SR (6-2).

Bennett Petersen scored both Gladbrook-Reinbeck goals, including one on a penalty kick. Chase Clark had an assist, while Josh Cooley collected seven saves in net for the Rebels (6-2).

G-R is at home this morning with an 11 a.m. match against Garner-Hayfield/Ventura.

Royals score points at Van Meter meet

VAN METER – The Colo-NESCO girls’ track and field team took seventh and the boys were 10th at the Dave Tapps Invitational on Thursday night.

The Royals girls were led by Caitlan Clark, who placed fifth in the 200-meter dash, sixth in the 400, and anchored the third place sprint medley relay team. Caitlyn Riese cleared 5 feet for second place in the high jump and joined Maggie Kaiser, Kayla Baker and Clark on the spint medley.

Tyler Erickson accumulated nearly all of Colo-NESCO’s points on the boys’ side, scoring second in the 400 hurdles in a time of 1 minute, 0.64 seconds.

Montes leads Cougars to third place

PARKERSBURG – Isaac Montes nearly scored the distance trifecta in leading the AGWSR boys’ track and field team to third place at the Falcon Co-ed hosted Thursday by Aplington-Parkersburg.

Montes won the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 4.69 seconds, the 1,600 in 4:43.61 and was second in the 3,200 (10:26.60).

Clay Meinders topped the shot put competition with a distance of 48 feet, 2 inches, and the Cougars’ 4×800 relay was a winner in a combined time of 8:33.71.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck placed last out of six teams but had two event champions. Eric Stoakes won the 400 hurdles in 56.24, and Jacob Peters cleared 19-6 1/4 for first place in the long jump.

On the girls’ side, AGWSR was fourth with 54 points. Katie Gast and Kristen Zacharias placed 2-3 in the 200, while the Cougars’ distance medley was a runner-up as well.

Trojans second, Mustangs fourth at PCM

MONROE – Putting together a pair of winning relays, the West Marshall boys track team took second out of seven squads with 89.5 points at the PCM Boys Track Classic Thursday.

CMB cruised to the team title with 150 points, while PCM (86.5) was third. East Marshall won five events en route to finishing fourth with a score of 77, holding off Pleasantville by two points.

The Trojans used the same quartet of Devin Chesler, Elijah Streeter, Justin Weitzell and Duncan Ferch to win both the 4×200 in one minute, 32.98 seconds and 1,600 medley relay (3:49.51). Ferch anchored the former and Streeter the latter as West Marshall also wrapped up four runner-up finishes including the same foursome in the 4×100 (45.35).

Colby Dunn’s heave of 134 feet and 10 inches took silver in the discus, while Nick Juel followed suit with a leap of 19 feet, 2 inches in the long jump. Nathan Bradley earned second in the 3,200 clocking 10:46.07.

East Marshall’s Mitch Berry blazed to first in the 200 (23.04), while Caleb Benzing topped the field in the 800 (2:09.40) and Ben Terrones won the 1,600 (4:50.67).

The Mustangs also claimed relay titles in the 4×400 and 4×800. Zach Rubenbauer, Walker Steward, Terrones and Berry took the 4×400 in 3:39.84, while Caleb Benzing, Josh Benzing, Steward and Terrones broke the tape in the 4×800 (8:55.31).

Steward, Freddy Artner, Rubenbauer and Caleb Benzing swiped silver in the 1,600 medley in a time of 3:49.97. East Marshall’s Quintin Long, Sam Benzing, Drew Schossow and Berry set a school record time of 1:05.39 in the shuttle hurdle relay to grab fourth.

Both the Trojans and Mustangs will compete at the NICL West Division meet Monday in Grundy Center.

STC/EM soccer girls doused by Hudson

HUDSON – Olivia Verhulst scored five goals in leading Class 1A No. 14 Hudson to a 10-0 victory over South Tama/East Marshall in girls’ soccer action here Thursday.

Abby Hilmer had two goals and four assists for the Pirates (5-1), while Allie Schaefer tallied two goals and one assist. Corey Miles added a goal and two assist, while Hayley Krogh made one save in net for Hudson.

STC/EM goalkeeper Sam Earley made 16 saves in net as the Trojans fell to 0-6 overall. They host Grinnell on Monday in Tama.