SPORTS SHORTS: South Hardin girls now 7-for-7

PARKERSBURG – Claiming its seventh team title in as many meets, the South Hardin girls track team barely maintained its unbeaten streak at the Lady Falcon Relays Monday.

The Tigers totaled 97 points to edge Dike-New Hartford by two and Union Community by three in a 12-team field.

Sarah Boomgarden swept the 100- and 200-meter dash and took runner-up in the high jump, while Lydia Rose added a victory in the 800.

Boomgarden hit the line in 13.03 seconds in the 100 and covered the 200 in 27.95. Rose topped the 800 field in 2:33.46 and was second in the 1,500 just ahead of teammate Miquela Teske in third. South Hardin also took gold in the 4×800 and third in the 4×100, while Emma Gourley bagged bronze in the 200.

West Marshall led the next group of area finishers in fifth with 69.5 points and East Marshall was sixth (59.5). AGWSR took ninth (44) and North Tama (38) was 10th.

Jennifer Davis propelled the Trojans by winning the shot put with a heave of 38 feet, 9 inches and adding silver in the discus at 107-05 – an inch behind North Butler’s Haley Landers. Georgia Porter added silver in the 400 and the Trojans also were second in the 4×400, sprint medley and distance medley.

Haley Fye paced the Mustangs with a runner-up outing in the 400 hurdles and was third in the 3,000. East Marshall also swiped silver in the 4×100 and bronze in the distance medley.

Rachel Frazer’s silver in the shot put served as the pacesetter for the Cougars, while AGWSR also earned bronze in the 4×800.

Abi Watson’s second-place showing in the 3,000 led the Redhawks, while Sam Watson and Anna Kvidera garnered third in the 400 and long jump, respectively.

STC girls’ tennis team edges D-NH

TAMA – The South Tama County girls’ tennis team took a majority of matches in both singles and doubles, scoring a 6-3 victory over Dike-New Hartford in North Iowa Cedar League play Monday.

The Trojans’ top four singles players – Emily Martin, Madison Baack, Tori Appelgate and Caitlin Svacina – each won their pro-set matches, and the same quartet accounted for both of STC’s doubles wins as well.

Martin and Baack bagged a 10-4 win over Rachel Koop and Tessa Dall, while Appelgate and Svacina scored a 10-5 triumph over Ali Meyer and Katie Nielsen.

Tigers take top spots at Comet Invite

CONRAD – South Hardin’s four counting scores all were in the top 15 as the Tiger boys’ golf squad won the Comet Invite on Monday night at Oakwood Golf Course.

Spencer Welch shot a 3-over-par round of 38 to earn medalist honors for South Hardin, winning a playoff over AGWSR’s Owen Abkes for the top spot.

Aiding in South Hardin’s team score were Ted Dunn (39), Ryan Mossman (43) and Nick Albertson (44). The Tigers held off Hudson (167) for the team title, while AGWSR (171) was third, GMG (176) was fourth, East Marshall (178) fifth, West Marshall seventh (202) and BCLUW (214) last.

AGWSR also got a 42 from Carson Lutterman, while Tanner Reents shot 45 and Dalton Schipper shot 46.

Chad Plaehn and Brandon Weitzell both medaled for GMG, shooting 40 and 42, respectively. East Marshall had three medalists with Zach Underhill (42), Drake McKeever (44) and Zach Johnson (45).

Ross Randall carded a 47 to pace West Marshall, while Tyler Lutes and Mitch Miller both finished with 49s to lead host BCLUW.

Underwood, Trojans win Comet Invite

UNION – Claire Underwood earned medalist honors with her round of 46 in leading the West Marshall girls’ golf team to the team title at the Comet Invite on Monday at South Hardin Recreation Area.

All four counting Trojan scores were in the top 14, as Kenadey Porter placed third overall with a 49. Rosie Dawley shot 54 and Madi Stalzer carded 56 as West Marshall totaled 205 for the day.

Tournament host BCLUW was second in the standings with a 214, followed by South Hardin (215), Union Community (233), East Marshall (239), AGWSR (247) and Hudson (248).

BCLUW’s four scoring golfers all medaled in the meet, led by Mikaela Simpson with a 51. Ashley Wynn shot a 52, Shelby Trinkle tallied a 55 and Laura Crawford carded 56.

South Hardin was led by Kristin Mathis and Alaina Lake, who shot 51 and 52, respectively. Alyssa Diedrich came in with a 55 and Haley Lawrence shot 57.

East Marshall’s fifth-place finish was sparked by overall runner-up Sydney Hendricks, who shot a 48. Sarah Pippin (62), McKenzie Fahrni (63) and Bre Stewart (66) rounded it out for the Mustangs.

Brooke Harrenstein had the low round for AGWSR, placing fourth overall with a 50.

Spartan boys take third at Iowa Falls

IOWA FALLS – Clear Lake took the top two individual spots and won the team title of a boys’ quadrangular at Iowa Falls on Monday.

The Lions (159) were eight strokes better than runner-up Aplington-Parkersburg (167) following Dane Waldon and Jon Carew’s two-over 38s at the par-36 Highland Golf Course. Grundy Center finished in a distant third place with a 180 and host Iowa Falls-Alden was fourth after carding a 188.

Sam Thompson’s 43 led the Spartans and Lane Bangasser fired a 44 and Austin Burroughs had a 45. The final counting score was Jesper Holke-Farnam’s 48, while Jared Freeman and Nick Saak both turned in 53s.

Aplington-Parkersburg was led by Nick Waller’s 40 and Ian Muller and Corbin Brungard both shot 42.

Grundy Center girls cruise to easy win

PARKERSBURG – Grundy Center girls’ golf coach Rick Shupbach finally got what he was looking for from his defending state champion Spartans on Monday.

Led by Lindsay Freeman and Hillary Samo, five Spartans carded rounds in the 40s during Grundy Center’s easy wins over Iowa Falls-Alden and host Aplington-Parkersburg in a road triangular at the par-36 Legend Trail Golf Course.

Samo and Freeman both turned in 41s to earn the top two positions overall and Josie McMartin shot a 44 as the Spartans fired a 172 as a team and bested second place A-P (214) by 42 strokes. Iowa Falls-Alden was third at 222.

“I am so proud of the girls,” said Shupbach. “They have answered my challenge to work harder and they had a great weekend of play and practice and it paid off for them. Five scores in the 40s is what I have been looking for.”

The final counting score for the Spartans was Maddy Grineski’s 46 and Kate Ross also carded a 47. Sarah Hockemeyer was the other varsity golfer and she turned in a 53.

“I am excited for Maddy Grineski and Kate Ross shooting 46 and 47, today,” said Shupbach. “This is what our team needs and that is what is paramount. Lots of positives to go around.”

The only other golfer to shoot below 50 on the day was Aplington-Parkersburg’s top golfer Lyndie Koch, who carded a 43.