SPORTS SHORTS: Rigg aces par-4 for South Hardin

RADCLIFFE – South Hardin junior Hunter Rigg scored a hole-in-one on the 308-yard par-4 eighth hole at Radcliffe Friendly Fairways and scored medalist honors with a 1-over-par round of 37 on Thursday against East Marshall.

Rigg led the Tigers to a 154 team score, outdueling East Marshall’s 174 comfortably. Ted Gunn carded runner-up medalist honors with a 38, Tyson Smith shot 39 and rounds of 40 for Spencer Welch and Ryan Mossman completed the team scoring. Eric Mulder shot 43.

Zach Underhill paced East Marshall with a 40. Nate Rosfjord carded a 44, and both Drake McKeever and Max Upah closed it out with 45s.

On the girls’ side, South Hardin was a 204-245 winner. Haley Dilley earned medalist honors with a 46. Kristin Mathis won runner-up honors in a cardback with teammate Haley Lawrence after both shot 52. Alyssa Dietrich added a 54 for the Tigers.

McKenzie Fahrni shot 54 to lead East Marshall, followed by Sarah Pippin (59), Breanna Stewart (63) and Haley Kilborn (69).

Rebels rough up Cedar Valley

REINBECK – Gladbrook-Reinbeck opened the boys’ soccer season with a rousing victory, trouncing Cedar Valley Christian 8-0 on Thursday night.

Chase Clark and Eric Knaack scored two goals apiece for the Rebels. Bryce Dall, Colton Dinsdale, Dalton Schwartz and Jake Mohlis contributed one goal apiece in the rout.

G-R returns to action Monday with its road opener at Denver, followed by Tuesday’s home game against South Tama/East Marshall.

Trojans edge Tigers at Grundy Center

GRUNDY CENTER Dylan Kalinay recorded three individual victories on Thursday night as the South Tama County boys track and field team tallied seven wins on the night and took home the team championship at the Grundy Center Invitational.

The Trojans scored 168 points on the night and edged South Hardin (155) by 13 points. No other school reached triple digits but GMG was third with 98 points and host Grundy Center was fourth with 93. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (84) was fifth followed by Valley Lutheran (12) and Meskwaki Settlement School (10).

Kalinay won the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and the 110 high hurdles, while the Trojans also got wins from Blake Keller in the 3,200 meters and Peyton Rutledge in the high jump as well as victories in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. Tyler Blocker finished second behind Kalinay in the 100, and Keller was second in the 1,600 and Ian Slagle was second in both the discus and shot put. The 4×800 relay team also was second.

South Hardin was highlighted by two wins from Tim Rose in the 800 and 1,600 as well as wins from Glendon Mesch in the discus and the shuttle hurdle relay team.

The Tigers got runner-up finishes from Austin Hutchins in the 800, David Shindelar in the 400 hurdles and long jump and Sam Shindelar in the high jump.

GMG’s third-place team finish included individual wins from Bryce Newcomb in the long jump and 400 meters. The GMG 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams also took second, while Brock Fisher and Newcomb were second and third, respectively, in the 100.

Grundy Center’s points were mostly obtained in relays as the Spartans were first in the 4×200 and 4×800 and second in the 4×100 and the shuttle hurdle. Jordan Stoner also placed second in the 110 hurdles.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck got a win from Zach Pierce in the shot put and Eric Stoakes in the 400 hurdles, while Wyatt Swanson took second in the 400.

Falcons pull away from STC/EM soccer

APLINGTON – The Aplington-Parkersburg girls soccer team pulled away from South Tama County/East Marshall Thursday, scoring four goals in the final half during a 6-0 home win.

The Falcons got on the board in the 24th minute and never trailed from that point on. STC’s own goal in the final minute of the first half gave Aplington-Parkersburg a 2-0 lead at the half and then the Falcons scored three goals in the 2 minutes to go up 5-0. The final tally of the match came in the 74th minute.

“The team played hard, and for the first 40 minutes played probably the best soccer they have played including last season,” said STC/EM coach Bob McBain. “The second half was not as good, but that was in part to A-P pushing the tempo, and did not allow ST/EM to get into any rhythm.

“This team continues to improve and they are starting to believe in themselves and continue to grow, and will be a team to be reckoned with before the season is done.”

The Trojans will next host Class 1A No. 15 Gladbrook-Reinbeck at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.