SPORTS SHORTS: STC takes medals, Spartans win duals

TAMA – South Tama swept medalist honors but Grundy Center won both duals during a North Iowa Cedar League golf meet on Friday at Tama-Toledo Country Club.

On the girls’ side, STC senior Paige Van Dyk scored her sixth medalist honor in as many meets with a 3-over-par round of 38, and teammate Carrie Cibula was the runner-up with a 42. Trisha Walz shot 64 and Erin Clayton came in with a 69 for the Trojans.

But the visiting Spartans scored a 196-213 team victory behind a balanced effort. Hillary Samo and Lindsay Freeman finished with rounds of 48, Sarah Hockemeyer shot a 49 and both Maddy Grineski and Abby Hockemeyer carded 51s.

Kolton Smith shot a 1-over 36 to claim medalist honors for the South Tama boys, but Grundy Center eked out a 172-175 triumph.

Two Spartans shared runner-up medalist honors as Lane Bangasser and Austin Burroughs both shot 42, followed by Nick Saak’s 43 and Jesper Holke-Farnam 45.

Following Smith’s stellar round for the Trojans were Clayton Rosenberger with a 45, and both Alex Hill and Trent Banes shot 47.

Underhill leads Mustangs to victory

CONRAD – Zach Underhill’s 2-over-par round of 37 earned medalist honors and led the East Marshall boys’ golf team to victory at a quadrangular Thursday at Oakwood Golf Course.

Chad Plaehn picked up runner-up medalist honors with his 41 for GMG, and the Wolverines were second in the team race (182) behind East Marshall (171). BCLUW came in third with a 187, and Northeast Hamilton rounded out the field with a 233.

Nate Rosfjord chipped in a 41, Dru Boliver scored a 46, and both Zach Johnson and Max Upah shot 47 for East Marshall. Brandon Weitzell came around with a 45 for GMG, followed by Austin Vaughn’s 47 and Kenan Hall’s 49. BCLUW’s scoring four were Josh Sharp (45), Grant Frazer (47), Mitch Miller (47) and Tyler Lutes (48).

Comet girls dominate home meet

UNION – BCLUW carded the top three individual scores on its way to victory in a four-team girls’ golf meet Thursday at South Hardin Recreation Area.

Laura Crawford collected medalist honors with a round of 55, Mikaela Simpson shot 55 and Abbie Barkema finished with a 56 to lead the Comets to a 224 team total and the meet win. Shelby Trinkle and Madison Reyes both shot 59 for BCLUW.

East Marshall was second in the team standings with a 241, followed by GMG (308) and Northeast Hamilton, which brought just two golfers.

Sydney Hendricks shot a 56 to lead the Mustangs, with McKenzie Fahrni carding a 58. Sarah Pippin (63) and Marissa Freese (64) closed it out for East Marshall. Summer Langenbau scored low honors for GMG with a 65, followed by Olivia Barritt (77), Katie Airey (78) and Josie Claassen (88).

Grundy Center girls second at N-P

NASHUA – The Grundy Center girls’ golf team took second at the Nashua-Plainfield quadrangular on Thursday with a 203 team score.

The host Huskies shot a 188 total led my medalist Sarah McMichael’s round of 42 on the par-36 track. Crestwood was third with a 224, led by runner-up Savannah Lentz’s 46, while Hampton-Dumont finished with a 236.

Hillary Samo shot a 49 to lead Grundy Center, while Lindsay Freeman and Maddy Grineski both carded 51s. Reagan Derrick’s 52 completed the scoring for the Spartans.

Host BCLUW boys second out of 11

CONRAD – The BCLUW boys’ track and field team claimed second at the Comet Relays with 82 points Thursday.

Will Garber won the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.2 seconds and Luke Asche broke the tape in the 400 hurdles in 58.69 as the host team also wrapped up a shuttle hurdle relay victory in 1:02.52. BCLUW added a pair of runner-up finishes in the 4×800 and 4×400.

Vinton-Shellsburg broke away form the 11-team field with 122 points and Aplington-Parkersburg claimed third with 80. West Marshall claimed a meet-best five event victories en route to fourth (68), South Hardin was fifth (55) and AGWSR took sixth (48). East Marshall was right on the Cougars’ heels with 45 points, while Colo-NESCO and GMG tied for eighth with 19 points apiece.

Nick Juel and Elijah Streeter propelled the Trojans with victories in the long jump and 200 respectively. Juel won the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 1 3/4 inches as Streeter crossed the line in 23.5 in the 200. West Marshall also claimed the 4×200 (1:34.73), 4×100 (45.27) and 4×400 (3:37). Duncan Ferch took second in the 100 and Streeter added silver in the 400.

AGWSR finished 1-2 in the shot put with Clay Meinders leading the pack at 52 feet, 6 inches, and Michael Young earned silver. Austin Heitland captured the 100 crown, while the Cougars grabbed runner-up in the medley relay. South Hardin’s lone victory came in the medley (3:48.6) as the Tigers also got second-place outings from Tim Rose in the 3,200, David Shindelar in the long jump and Glendon Mesch in the discus.

East Marshall cruised to the 4×800 title clocking 8:35.51 – more than 33 seconds ahead of the competition. Ben Terrones added a runner-up performance in the 1,600 and came back for third in the 800.

Brock Fisher’s runner-up high jump effort of 6-2 carried GMG and he also took bronze in the 200. Colo-NESCO’s top finish came with a third-place outing in the 4×100.

MHS freshman soccer stomps STC/EM

Macy Goecke scored two goals to lead the Marshalltown freshman girls’ soccer team to a 5-0 triumph over South Tama/East Marshall on Friday night at Leonard Cole Field.

Morgan VanStaalduine, Leslie Avalos and Vanessa Ceren each scored goals, while Luz Morciego tallied two saves in net for the Bobcats.

The MHS freshmen are back in action Tuesday with a road game at Ankeny Centennial.