SPORTS SHORTS: Spartan boys sweep medal haul against host AGWSR

WELLSBURG – Nick Saak and Austin Burroughs broke away for a 1-2 finish to lead the Grundy Center boys’ golf team past AGWSR, 180-191 at Meadowbrook Golf Course Tuesday.

Saak carded a 7-over 42 to claim medalist honors and Burroughs took runner-up with a 43. Lane Bangasser shot 47 and Tanner Pelzer carded a 48 to complete the team score.

Owen Abkes paced the Cougars with a 46 and Tanner Reents shot 47, while Dalton and Derek Schipper figured into the team score at 48 and 50, respectively.

AGWSR will host Iowa Falls-Alden at Meadowbrook Thursday at 4:15 p.m. The Cougars and Spartans will compete at the NICL Conference meet hosted by South Tama on Monday at 10 a.m.

Grundy Center girls get past AGWSR with ease

WELLSBURG – Unable to match its season-best effort from the night before, the Grundy Center girls’ golf team still had more than enough to cruise past AGWSR, 198-266, at Meadowbrook Golf Course Tuesday.

Hillary Samo and Josie McMartin shared medalist honors for the Spartans with both turning in a 12-over 47. Lindsay Freeman shot 50 and Maddy Grineski closed the score with a 54 as the Spartans (26-9) put four golfers in front of the Cougars’ No. 1. Abby Hockemeyer (55) and Kate Ross (61) completed the Spartan lineup.

Brooke Harrenstein’s 55 led AGWSR and Ashley Sicard carded a 57. Maddie Deters (72), Kenzie Huisman (82) and Kim Ventura (83) also competed for the Cougars.

The Cougars travel to Iowa Falls-Alden Thursday at 4:15 p.m. before joining the Spartans on Monday at the NICL Conference Meet hosted by West Marshall at Lincoln Valley Golf Course. The meet gets underway at 10 a.m.

Trojan girls golfers trail end of home triangular

STATE CENTER – A night after winning a seven-team meet in Union, the West Marshall girls’ golf team was defeated by ADM and Nevada on its home course Tuesday.

The Trojans took third in a triangular at Lincoln Valley Golf Course, scoring a 215 team total to trail Nevada (176) and ADM (194).

Nevada’s Claire Ausman scored medalist honors with her 7-over-par 42, while the runner-up spot was shared by Nevada’s Christine Ausman and ADM’s Hayley Willems at 43.

Claire Underwood led West Marshall with a round of 47, while Madi Stalzer shot a 50. Kenadey Porter finished out with a 57 and Abby Steiert shot a 61 to round out the Trojans’ team scoring.

East Marshall bests AGWSR, BCLUW at Cyclone Relays

DENVER – East Marshall, AGWSR and BCLUW all won three titles at the Denver Cyclones Boys Relays on Monday, but none of that was enough to push to the top of the team standings.

Wapsie Valley took the team championship with 133 points, but East Marshall ended up second with 111, while the Cougars scored 90 points and the Comets 74 in fourth and sixth place, respectively.

The Mustangs got individual wins from Ben Terrones in the 800-meter run and Nick Meling in the 1,600, and both runners also teamed up with Caleb and Josh Benzing to win the 4×800 relay.

Terrones stopped the clock in 2 minutes, 5.94 seconds in the 800, while Meling finished his mile in 4:55.44. The Mustangs’ distance medley team of Nick Long, Nick Mommer, Zach Rubenbauer and Caleb Benzing also took second and Rubenbauer scored a runner-up finish in the 400.

The Cougars got victories from Clay Meinders in the shot put and Austin Heitland in both the 200 and 400. Meinders’ best throw in the shot put was 52 feet, 2 1/2 inches, while Heitland was clocked at 23.16 in the 200 and 52.83 in the 400. He also took second in the 100 in 11.66.

The Comets got wins from Will Garber in the 110 high hurdles (15.32), Cole Silver in the 3,200 (10:17.62) and Derek Coulter in the high jump (5-8). Coulter also took second in the 800 in 2:09.66.

The next time these three schools will compete will be at the North Iowa Cedar League West Division track meet at South Hardin High School in Eldora on Thursday.

STC, GMG finish 1-2 at Dream Builder Invitational

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT – The GMG girls track and field team had more wins, but South Tama County showed off its depth during the Dream Builder Invitational on Monday night.

The Trojans won six times and collected eight runner-up finishes and a pair of bronze-medal performances in winning the meet with 140 points. GMG scored 124 points in large part because of eight victories.

Host Meskwaki Settlement (34) finished nine points behind Columbus Catholic (43) in fourth and Northeast Hamilton (26) was fifth.

Courtney Anderson and Naomi Hoskey were each part of three wins to lead the Trojans. Anderson won the 200-meter dash in 29.4 seconds, had the top long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 8 1/2 inches and was on the winning shuttle hurdle relay team along with Alana Vest, Brittany Bear and Rachel Wise. That foursome hit the finish line in 1:20.23.

Hoskey won the 1,500 and 3,000 with times of 5:52.78 and 13:06.75, respectively. She also helped the distance medley relay to a victory. That group – which also featured Shayla Peshel, Brycelyn Haughey and McKenna Knock – ended up with a time of 5:08.19.

Anderson also was second in the 400. The other runner-up tallies came from Peshel in the 200, Shae Slaven in the 100, Mahala Doyle in the 800 and 1,500, Vest in the 100 hurdles, Bear in the 400 hurdles and Sabrina Holtz in the discus.

Caitlin Appelgate led the Wolverines with four first-place tallies. She won the 400 hurdles in 1:17.22, the high jump with a leap of 4-8 and also was on the winning 4×200 and 4×400 relay squads.

GMG also won the 4×800, and Katie Airey, Mikaella Koster and Blaire Sonderleiter each claimed individual wins. Airey won the 100 in 13.89, Koster won the 100 hurdles in 14.55 and Sonderleiter won the 800 in 2:52.55.

Koster, Appelgate and Sonderleiter teamed with Ella Gruen to win the 4×200 in 1:58.41 and the winning 4×400 (4:54.13) included Appelgate, Airey, Koster and Gruen. Gruen and Sonderleiter also won the 4×800 (11:45.03) along with running mates Mattie Vaske and Josie Claassen.

Runner-up finishes for the Wolverines came from Claassen in the high jump and Natalie Smith in the 3,000.

Twenty of Meskwaki’s 34 points came from Deah Moore as the Warrior senior won the shot put (31-2) and discus (91-0).

Dairrah Keahna also was second in the long jump with a leap of 14-2 1/2 and Morgan Bear took third in the 800.

Trojan boys win 13 times at Dream Builder Invitational

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT – Dylan Kalinay returned from three full weeks on the shelf to win two individual events and teammate Ian Slagle joined him in winning twice Monday and the South Tama County boys’ track and field team cruised to an easy win at the Dream Builder Invitational.

The Trojans won 13 times in all and blew out the rest of the competition with 164 points. The next closest school was Columbus Catholic with 63, while Northeast Hamilton had 51 in third and the STC JV was fourth with 40. Host Meskwaki scored just two points on the night.

“We ran very well tonight, but after the last few weeks, it was just good to run,” said STC coach George Kuhter. “I was proud of the way the boys stayed focused. It was a small meet but we treated it like the conference meet.”

Kalinay competed at the Drake Relays but had not ran in a race in the two weeks prior to that and hit the track for the first time again Monday but showed little sign of rust, winning the 100-meter dash in 11.61 seconds and the 110 high hurdles in 15.12.

“It was nice to have Dylan back after being out,” said Kuhter. “Ian Slagle did well tonight in sweeping the throws, but it was the attitude of the boys that made me happy because we usually do not do well in Monday meets, but we did get on a roll and made it work.”

Slagle won the shot put and discus with throws of 44 feet, 9 inches and 135-4, respectively. Other individual winners included Tyler Blocker in the 200 with a time of 23.83, Blake Keller in the 1,600 in 4:49.84, Tristian Beyer in the 400 hurdles in 1:03.26 and Jerry Lowe in the long jump with a leap of 17-9 1/2. Peyton Rutledge also won the high jump with a leap of 5-8 and the Trojans claimed wins in the 4×100, 4×200 and 4×800.

Keller also was second in the 800, while Rutledge finished behind two different teammates to take second in the 110 high hurdles and 400 hurdles. Nate Hala trailed Slagle in the discus for runner-up honors as well.

The North Iowa Cedar League West Division meet is Thursday at Eldora. Action starts at South Hardin High School at 5 p.m.

North Tama’s Martinez gets 3 golds at Cowpath Relays

NASHUA – Redhawk senior Omar Martinez scored all 30 of North Tama’s points at Cowpath Relays on Monday night.

Martinez claimed wins in the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and that individual effort helped the Redhawks avoid finishing in last all alone. North Tama ended up in a tie for sixth with Clarksville and Rockford.

Saint Ansgar won seven events and easily won the team title with 186 points. North Butler was second with 97 and Iowa Falls-Alden took third with 87. Janesville (58) and host Nashua-Plainfield (37) were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Martinez’s closest race came in the 3,200 where he bested North Butler’s Caleb Wedeking by just .41 seconds. The Redhawk senior hit the line in 10 minutes, 35.91 seconds.

Wedeking also trailed Martinez in the mile. This time though, Martinez hit the line more than 3 seconds faster with a time of 4:52.95.

The 800 ended up being the most lopsided as Martinez finished in 2:06.03 and won by more than 6 seconds. Wedeking was third in that race, also trailing St. Ansgar’s Kaid Bruce.

Grundy Center netters knock off Iowa Falls-Alden

GRUNDY CENTER – Playing without its top player in the rotation, the bottom of the lineup lifted the Grundy Center boys’ tennis team to a 5-4 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden Monday.

With No. 1 player Drew Sharp out with an illness, the Spartans were forced to ask from some bigger contributions from the rest of their roster.

Jarrett Stoner, Jared Clapp and Austin Grimm all posted straight-set victories at the 4-6 singles spots, respectively, while also contributing in a pair of doubles wins.

Stoner defeated Thomas Burchfield 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4 singles and joined Dalton Haverkamp for a 9-7 triumph in No. 2 doubles. Clapp rolled past Dillon Miller 6-2, 6-2 in No. 5 singles and Grimm won 6-1, 6-3 over Dylan Johnson at No. 6. The Spartan tandem posted an 8-2 decision at No. 3 doubles.

The Spartans will face Aplington-Parkersburg Thursday in Aplington.

Another scoreless loss for STC/EM girls

VINTON – The South Tama/East Marshall girls’ soccer team was shut out on the scoreboard once again, falling to Vinton-Shellsburg, 3-0, on Monday.

The visiting Trojans (1-7) managed just five shots on goal in the match, three of them coming from Danielle Stubbs. Hanna Keckler chalked up 12 saves in net for STC/EM, which hosts Ballard in a 10 a.m. contest on Saturday morning in Tama.

MHS JV soccer beats Mason City 3-1

Raechel Hannam had two goals and Aye Nu Winn tallied two assists during the Marshalltown junior varsity girls’ soccer team’s 3-1 win over Mason City at Leonard Cole Field.

Lexi Schneider scored the final goal for the Bobcats.

Next up for MHS is a trip to Central Iowa Conference Northern Division rival Ames on Thursday.