SPORTS SHORTS: Tiger track team remains unbeaten
GILBERT – Make that 4-for-4.
The South Hardin girls’ track and field squad scored its fourth team victory in as many meets Monday, winning the Class B division of the Bengal Relays by a slim margin over East Marshall.
The Tigers totaled 137 points to hold off the Mustangs (122) and six others: Madrid (97), West Marshall (96), CMB (56), South Hamilton (48), GMG (28) and Ogden (4).
Area teams accounted for 17 of the 19 event champions, including seven for East Marshall and five apiece for South Hardin and West Marshall.
The Tigers’ Sarah Boomgarden won the 100-meter dash, the 200 and the high jump, while East Marshall’s Haley Fye was champion of the 400 hurdles and the 3,000.
South Hardin’s Lydia Rose and Miquela Teske took a 1-2 sweep atop the 1,500, while East Marshall’s Brooke Miller led Fye to the finish line in the 400. The Mustangs’ Madisen Hinegardner won the 100 hurdles and Theresa Hatch finished atop the long jump field.
West Marshall’s Madisen Streeter took the 800 title, and Jennifer Davis was tops in the shot put.
South Hardin captured the 4×800 relay while East Marshall won the 4×100 and the shuttle hurdle relay. West Marshall claimed the 4×200, 4×400 and the distance medley.
Runner-up performances for Caitlin Appelgate (high jump) and Mikaella Koster (100 hurdles) led the way for GMG.
South Hardin sweeps BCLUW linksters
ELDORA – South Hardin swept all the hardware from its NICL dual with BCLUW on Monday at Pine Lake Country Club.
The Tiger boys won 162-214, with Spencer Welch shooting a 1-over-par 36 for medalist honors. Ted Dunn won a cardback to edge teammate Tyson Smith for runner-up honors after both players shot 41. Hunter Rigg’s 44 rounded out South Hardin’s scoring.
Grant Frazer shot 49 to pace BCLUW, and Josh Sharp shot 50. Tyler Lutes finished with a 56 and Mitch Miller carded a 59 for the Comets.
The South Hardin girls prevailed by a score of 217-248 behind medalist Haley Lawrence (50) and runner-up Kristin Mathis (53). Alaina Lake shot a 54 and Alex Penning stepped up with a 60 to round out the Tigers’ winning score.
Abby Barkema shot a 60 to lead the Comets, with Laura Crawford (61), Maddy Reyes (63) and Shelby Trinkle (64) completing the consistent team effort in BCLUW’ season opener.
Plaehn leads GMG to triangular victory
CONRAD – Chad Plaehn shot a 4-over 39 for medalist honors as the GMG boys’ golf team won an Iowa Star Conference triangular Monday at Oakwood Golf Course.
The Wolverines shot a 181 team total to defeat Don Bosco (205) and Waterloo Christian (221). Brandon Weitzell shot a 45 while Austin Vaughn (48) and Ryan Spurlin (49) chipped in to the GMG victory.
Don Bosco’s Austin Schmitt won runner-up medalist honors in a cardback over Waterloo Christian’s Heath Darst.
The GMG girls were defeated by Don Bosco 226-296. Steph Jones shot a 52 and Molly Severin a 55 to collected medalist and runner-up honors for the Dons.
Summer Langenbau led the host Wolverines with a round of 60. Olivia Barritt (72), Katie Airey (81) and Josie Claassen (83) rounded out the team scoring.
Van Dyk medals again, STC tops ACA
DES MOINES – A single bogey was the only mark on the medalist round shot by South Tama’s Paige Van Dyk as the Northern Iowa-bound senior shot a 1-over-par 37 to lead the Trojans to victory over Ankeny Christian Academy on Monday at Woodland Hills Golf Course.
STC’s Carrie Cibula tied for the second-best round of the day with her 48 but lost the runner-up medal on a cardback to Ankeny Christian’s Gabby Snyder.
Erin Clayton shot a 57 and Trisha Walz carded a 68 to complete the Trojans’ team scoring.
South Tama is back in action today at the West Marshall Invitational, an 18-hole event at Lincoln Valley Golf Course near State Center. The meet starts at 2 p.m.
Benton blanks STC/EM girls soccer
TAMA – Sheldon Steinford scored two goals and Lauren Biery added another as the Benton Community girls’ soccer team shut out South Tama County/East Marshall by a 3-0 score on Monday night.
Benton (3-1) scored in the first minute and kept STC/EM (0-5) off the board for the fifth time in as many games this season. Hanna Keckler made 10 saves in net for the Trojans.
South Tama/East Marshall goes back out on the road for its next two games, visiting Vinton-Shellsburg on Thursday and Marshalltown on Friday.