SPORTS SHORTS: South Hardin tennis edges Wolverines

DIKE – Ellen Swartz and Mikayla Fisher both won their first singles matches of the season and then the duo teamed up to win in doubles Tuesday as the South Hardin girls tennis team used those three victories to edge Dike-New Hartford, 5-4.

“It was a nice showing by our team,” South Hardin coach Scott Swartz said. “Dike-New Hartford is always a good team and this year is no different. It was a nice night from our four seniors as they had solid wins in the 1-4 singles positions.”

Swartz beat Lexi Schmitz 8-3 at No. 1 singles, while Fisher topped Rachel Koop 8-4 at No. 2 singles and then the duo beat Schmitz and Koop 8-3 in doubles.

Hannah Reifschneider and Kailey Richard both earned wins in singles to seal the win for the Tigers. Richard’s win was the first of her varsity career.

Coach Swartz said the biggest reason the Tigers lost two of three matches in doubles was because the squad hasn’t had a ton of time practicing with their partners because of poor weather conditions.

“We will improve as the season goes on,” said Coach Swartz.

STC/East Marshall soccer loses in 2-OT

TAMA – Outplaying the Collins-Maxwell-Baxter girls soccer team for the first 90 minutes, South Tama County/East Marshall dropped a 1-0 loss in double overtime on Tuesday night.

The Trojans had seven more corner kicks (10-3), took 13 more shots and had 12 more shots on goal but couldn’t push the ball past the Raider goalkeeper.

“This was a tough loss for our players,” said STC/EM coach Bob McBain. “We totally outplayed and out-hustled CMB, won all the 50-50 balls and were the aggressive team this evening. The goals will come as the chances were there and the players were taking the shots.”

The STC/EM junior varsity team began the season with a 3-2 win over CMB. Alyssa Patro, Jade Baeza and Guadalupe Chavez all scored goals for the Trojans.

The Trojans travel to Aplington-Parkersburg on Thursday for a 5:30 p.m. varsity match.