SPORTS SHORTS: South Hardin claims another team title

ELDORA – Claiming five event victories, the South Hardin girls’ track team cruised to another team title on its home track Friday.

Lydia Rose captured the 800 and 1,500-meter titles and Sarah Boomgarden won the high jump to propel the Tigers to 147 points 29 ahead of Iowa Falls-Alden.

Madrid took third at 108.5, while AGWSR (89.5) and CMB (86) completed the top five. BCLUW took sixth (77.5) as Denver (59.5) and Colo-NESCO (50) rounded out the eight-team field.

Boomgarden took runner-up in the 100 and 200 and Miqeula Teske claimed silver in the 800 and 3,000, while Megan Carr was second in the 1,500. The host team also earned victories in the 4×200 and 4×800 in addition to runner-up outings in the 4×400 and distance medley.

AGWSR’s Bethany Lippert outran the field in the 3,000, while Eri Siems and Madison Fryslie each finished second in the 400 and long jump, respectively. The Cougars claimed silver in the 4×800 and sprint medley relays.

The Comets swept the 4×400 and distance medley, while Colo-NESCO’s Angela Brinkman bagged bronze in the 400 hurdles.

South Hardin was also the top team finisher on the boys side wrapping up third with 99 points. CMB coasted to the title with 185 and Denver took second at 103. Madrid scored 93 for fourth, while AGWSR (71), Iowa Falls-Alden (62), BCLUW (53.5) and Colo-NESCO (33.5) completed the field.

Tim Rose propelled the Tigers with twin titles in the 1,600 and 3,200, while Bryce Zeisneiss won the discus at 146-04. The Tigers also took first in the distance medley.

David Shindelar swiped silver in the long jump.

Austin Heitland powered AGWSR with gold in the 200 and 400 along with silver in the 100. The Cougars also won the 4×100 and Clay Meinders took second in the shot put.

BCLUW’s Will Garber garnered runner-up in the 110 hurdles as the Comets captured the shuttle hurdle relay title. Luke Asche added bronze in the 100.

Christian Reischauer led Colo-NESCO with silver in the 400 hurdles, while the Royals grabbed third in the 4×200.

Spartan golfers take down rival Tigers

GRUNDY CENTER – Lane Bangasser finished four strokes ahead of the field and Nick Saak won a one-hole sudden death playoff for runner-up medalist as the Grundy Center boys golf team topped South Hardin 173-183 at Grundy Center Town and Country Golf Club Tuesday.

Bangasser guided the Spartans with a four-over 40 and Saak edged teammate Sam Thompson and the Tigers’ Tyson Smith in a playoff with all three carding a 44.

Austin Burroughs completed Grundy Center’s team score with a 45, Jesper Holke-Farnam shot 47 and Jared Freeman finished in 48.

Ted Dunn’s 45 was the second-best round for South Hardin, while Spencer Welch (46) and Eric Mulder (48) also contributed to the team tally. Ryan Mossman came through in 49 and Nick Albertson was at 56.

South Hardin eked out a 211-214 triumph in JV action. Grundy Center’s Tanner Pelzer claimed medalist at 45 and South Hardin’s Hunter Rigg was a stroke back for runner-up.

Both teams return to action Thursday with the Spartans facing Gladbrook-Reinbeck at Reinbeck Golf Course, while the Tigers take on East Marshall at Wandering Creek Golf Course in Marshalltown. Both meets begin at 4:15 p.m.

Spartan girls edge Dike-New Hartford

DIKE – Welcoming back the return of Josie McMartin, the Grundy Center girls golf team edged past Dike-New Hartford 188-191 in chilly, windy and wet conditions at Fox Ridge Golf Club Tuesday.

The Wolverines’ Ashley Dumler captured medalist honors with a six-over 42 and the Spartans’ Hillary Samo fired a 43 for runner-up.

“The girls did a great job of being mentally tough,” Grundy Center coach Rick Schupbach said. “Hillary really played well with her 43, it’s nice to see her hit the ball well again. Josie was rusty in her first meet back but that is understandable. It’s great to have her back.”

McMartin returned from injury to card a 46 in her season debut, Lindsay Freeman shot 48 and Maddy Grineski’s 51 rounded out the team score. Kate Ross added a 52 and Abby Hockemeyer shot 63.

Bri Weber (45), Maddi Brummond (52) and Abby Camarata (52) completed the home team’s tally.

Grundy Center faces Gladbrook-Reinbeck at Reinbeck Golf Course Thursday at 4:15 p.m.

South Tama tennis cruises past Marion

MARION – Surrendering no more than two sets in each of its victories, the South Tama County girls’ tennis team stormed past Marion 8-1 here Tuesday.

Emily Martin didn’t allow a single game, posting an 8-0 victory at No. 1 singles over Allison Edwards and joining Madison Baack for an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles.

Baack and Tori Appelgate earned 8-1 decisions at No. 2 and 3 singles, respectively, while Taylor Muhlstein and Sydney Meek added 8-2 triumphs at No. 5 and 6.

Appelgate and Caitlin Svacina joined for an 8-2 victory at No. 2 doubles, while the No. 3 duo of Muhlstein and Meek won 8-0. Madison Wilson claimed the Indians’ lone victory from the No. 4 singles spot with an 8-2 decision.