SPORTS SHORTS: Stewart honored by Central College

PELLA – Marshalltown High School graduate Theron Stewart has received the Central College Sterling Strength and Conditioning Award.

Stewart, a 197-pound wrestler for the Dutch, was recognized at the senior Spring Fling awards banquet on May 6. The honor is presented to a male and a female student-athlete who demonstrates a burning passion to become the best athlete they can be through the use of strength and conditioning, leadership in the program and improvement in performance in their sport due to gains made during training.

“Theron was the heart and soul of our wrestling team for the past four years,” said Kyle Johnson, Central’s strength and conditioning coordinator. “He gave everything he had in every training session, practice and match. His tireless work ethic and competitive fire willed him to victory over more talented opponents and inspired his teammates to never give up.

“For four years he loved the battle of long training sessions and always led by example, doing things the right way.”

Stewart, a 2009 MHS graduate, was a four-year letterwinner who compiled a 74-40 career mark. He was 23-5 in his senior campaign and a two-time NWCA Scholar All-American.

Kiewiet garners men’s golf awards

Northwestern College junior Ryan Kiewiet received a pair of accolades prior to his men’s golf team’s appearance at the NAIA National Golf Championships.

Kiewiet, a 2010 graduate of Grundy Center High School, was named to the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference team, and on Tuesday he was tabbed to the NAIA Ping All-North Region team.

Kiewiet finished tied for fifth individually with a 1-over-par 72 when the Red Raiders won the GPAC Men’s Golf Qualifier at the end of April. The team’s second straight conference title earned it an automatic berth into the NAIA National Golf Championships, which began Tuesday in Salem, Ore., and runs through Friday.

Register now for Bobcat Baseball Camp

Registration has begun for the Bobcat Baseball Camp, which will be held June 4-6 at the Marshalltown Little League Complex for players age 5 through 6th grade.

Marshalltown High School baseball coach Steve Hanson, members of his staff and current Bobcat players will conduct the camp, which will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. each day. The camp is divided into three sessions: throwing, defense and hitting, and the last portion of each day will be spent having a contest which will focus on the skills learned.

Cost is $50 for all three sessions, while individual sessions can be attended for $20 apiece for those who have registered by June 1. For registration information, contact Coach Hanson at (641) 754-1130 ext. 1214.

ELGA hands out weekly course prizes

The Elmwood Ladies Golf Association held its weekly Tuesday events, conducting a ‘low putts’ contest on May 7 and ‘hole prizes’ on the front nine on May 14.

On May 7, Sharon Miriovsky had the low putts total for 18 holes with her 26, while Andrea Nixon was second with 28 and Julie Lillibridge (30) was third.

In nine-hole competition, Marajo Benda and Peg Kelly tied for first place with 15 putts apiece. Jill Bidwell was third with 16.

Tuesday’s course prizes on the front nine were distributed to seven different winners. Heidi Mann and Terri Craft each captured two of them. Mann won longest drive on the first hole and the closest third shot on the seventh hole, while Craft took closest to the pin on No. 3 and longest drive on No. 8.

Other prize winners were Sam Bryngelson, Wanda Evans, Jacki Bolar, Judy Price and Marie Watt.

Wellik awarded Ed Thomas Mr. Football

The Iowa Newspaper Association named Emmetsburg senior Andrew Wellik the recipient of the 2012 Ed Thomas Mr. Football Award.

Created in 2010, the Ed Thomas Award is presented annually to the high school football player who has demonstrated excellent performance on the field and exemplary character in all aspects of life.

Wellik led all of Iowa this past fall with 2,734 rushing yards to go with 38 touchdowns for Class 1A Emmetsburg (11-2).