SPORTS SHORTS: Spartans, STC split NICL tennis duals

TAMA – The Grundy Center boys’ tennis team improved to 4-1 with its fourth straight win, thwarting a third North Iowa Cedar League foe with a 9-0 defeat of South Tama County on Tuesday.

Drew Sharp scored a 10-3 win at No. 1 singles over Mike Cahow, while Ethan Hogle, Dalton Haverkamp, Jarrett Stoner and Jared Clapp each won their singles match by a 10-1 count. Andrew Day, at No. 3, held off Will Henson for a 10-7 triumph.

Sharp and Hogle handled Cahow and Britton Waldo, 10-1, at the No. 1 doubles position, while Day and Haverkamp captured a 10-2 win over Henson and Thayne Lamb. Stoner teamed with Austin Grimm for a 10-3 victory over Andrew Peters and Shaquille Carillo in the No. 3 doubles bout.

On the girls’ side, South Tama County was a 9-0 winner. That dropped the visiting Spartans to 0-4 on the season.

The Trojans’ No. 1 doubles team of Emily Martin and Madison Baack improved to 5-0 with an 8-4 win over Jelena Jaggi and Meghan Saak, while Tori Appelgate and Caitlin Svacina took an 8-0 victory over Sydney Hogle and Piper Johanns. Taylor Muhlstein and Sydney Meek capped off doubles play with an 8-1 win over Gabby Haman and Melanie Holmeister.

Mustang boys sprint to second at BGM

BROOKLYN – East Marshall claimed four event titles and finished in second place in Class A competition at the Bear Trax Classic hosted by BGM on Tuesday night.

The Mustangs scored 96 points to trail only the Bluejays’ 137 points in the eight-team event. PCM was third with 79.

Nick Meling won the 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes, 32.75 seconds, Sam Benzing topped the 110 hurdles field in 16.82, and Drew Schossow claimed hte 400 hurdles in 1:00.91. The quartet of Cliff West, Nick Long, Zach Rubenbauer and Ben Terrones combined on a time of 3:53.03 to win the 1,600-meter medley as well.

East Marshall earned runner-up finishes in the 4×400 and 4×800, and Justin Case was second in the long jump with a distance of 17 feet, 7 1/2 inches. Caleb Benzing bagged bronze in the 800, and the 4×100 team was third.

Rebel girls blank neighboring Hudson

HUDSON – Gladbrook-Reinbeck goalkeeper Bailea Evenson made 14 saves for her second shutout of the season and the Rebel girls’ soccer team turned back host Hudson by a 3-0 score on Tuesday night.

Nicole Adair, Hanna Christopher and Kyleah Dugan each scored a goal for the Rebels (2-3) in handing Hudson (2-1) its first loss of the spring.

Elise Peterson and Ellie Stoakes both recorded an assist for G-R, which hosts Denver on Friday.