SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall ousted in net opener

CARLISLE – The West Marshall volleyball team rebounded from a tough opening set, but ultimately came up short in a 3-1 season-opening loss to Carlisle.

The Wildcats claimed a 25-12, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20 decision in the non-conference affair. The Trojans (0-1) converted 69-of-71 attempts from the service line as Blair Bailey finished 16-of-16. Brandy Wilkey led the attack with 10 kills, while Alarie Craven added 25 assists and Claire Underwood had 13 digs.

West Marshall will compete at the Bondurant Tournament Saturday with their first match starting at 8 a.m.

G-R football moves kickoff back 1 hour

REINBECK – The Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School football team’s home opener tonight in Gladbrook has been moved to an 8 p.m. kickoff to combat the anticipated high temperatures.

Fifteen minutes before kickoff, the Rebels will honor the family of Bryce Mercer, a 2002 GRHS graduate who was shot and killed along with Jessica Deemer in an apparent homicide along Highway 14 in northern Marshall County on Oct. 17, 2008. Their assailant, Kyle Deemer, was convicted to two consecutive terms of life in prison on Dec. 21, 2009.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck hosts Hudson in Week 1 action.

MHS gridders make schedule changes

The Marshalltown High School athletic department has announced changes to its underclass football schedules.

The Bobcat sophomores will play at Waukee on Sept. 5 with a 6 p.m. game time, moving kickoff up one hour from the originally scheduled 7 p.m. start.

The MHS sophomore squad has had its home game against Fort Dodge moved from Sept. 12 to Sept. 9. Game time remains 6 p.m. The freshmen will still play Sept. 12 at Fort Dodge.

Montour man scores hole-in-one

Lloyd McCoy of Montour scored a hole-in-one at Wandering Creek Golf Course on Aug. 21, acing the 114-yard seventh hole with his 9-iron.

The shot was witnessed by McCoy’s wife, Mary.

Elmwood Ladies play Crier’s event

The Elmwood Ladies Golf Association played a Crier’s Tournament on July 30, where participants throw out one hole score per nine played.

Atop the 18-hole competition, Liz Adams and Share Miriovsky tied with the low score of 57. Kathy Cox won the first flight with a 53, and Jacki Bolar took second with a 59.

In nine-hole play, Lea Husak scored the low round of 28 and Judy Price was second with a 31.