Spartan boys win own invitational

GRUNDY CENTER – One stroke meant the difference between first and second place, and the Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ golf team was on the low side in Saturday’s final standings.

The Spartan boys golf team won their own invitational by one stroke, shooting 332 to edge runner-up Roland-Story (333) in the seven-team tournament at Town & Country Golf Club.

GC/G-R’s Jake Bangasser carded a 7-over-par round of 79 to earn runner-up medalist honors in the 18-hole event, trailing Roland-Story’s Grant Waline by one shot.

The Spartans’ six varsity golfers all finished in the top 15 individually. Austin Burroughs shot an 83, Cam Murphy posted an 84 and Jesper Holke-Farnam finished with an 86 to round out the Spartans’ team scoring. Jared Freeman (88) and Matt Roeding (89) rounded out GC/G-R’s roster.

BCLUW placed fourth with a 371 team total, trailing Union (361). The Comets were led by Josh Sharp, who tied for the third-best round of the day with his 10-over 82. Brad Barkema contributed a 93, Lane Stanley shot 95 and Josh Myers added a 101.

GMG totaled 430 for sixth place, trailing Hudson (397) while coming in ahead of Waterloo Christian (495). The Wolverines were led by Blaze Krull and Aaron Fleming, who shot 101 and 102, respectively. Conner Stonewall (112) and Ryan Hunt (115) also contributed to the GMG scoring.

Comet boys win Hudson triangular

WATERLOO – Josh Sharp was the runner-up and the BCLUW boys’ golf took first place at South Hills Golf Course at the Hudson Invite on Friday.

Sharp shot a 39 for the second lowest score of the day and the Comets won with a low score of 177. Brad Barkema was right behind with a 44 and Lane Stanley and Josh Myers both shot 47 to round out scoring for the Comets.

Hudson was second with a 182 team score and had medalist Jacob Scheres with a 34. Wapsie Valley was third with a 191.

BCLUW girls sweep all the hardware

WATERLOO – The BCLUW girls’ golf team took first place while holding onto the medalist and runner-up golfers with a 214 Friday at South Hills Golf Course.

Lauren Anderson was the medalist with a 49 and Mackenzie Trinkle was runner-up with a 53. Mikaela Simpson shot a 55 and Olivia Callaway was fourth on the Comets’ squad with a 57.

The host Hudson squad fielded just three golfers and did not compile a team score.

Vinton-Shellsburg shoots down STC/EM

VINTON – On a nice night-turned-chilly, the South Tama County/East Marshall girls’ soccer team had its hands full when it visited Vinton-Shellsburg on Friday night, resulting in a 11-1 defeat.

After the Vikings (3-4) took a 4-0 lead, Dani Stubbs scored the Trojans’ (0-5) only goal of the night off an assist from Emily Terrones. But despite the little momentum STC/EM gained, the Vikings would quickly jump out to a 9-1 lead at the half.

The game failed to reach a full 80 minutes when Vinton put in its 11th goal of the night at the 70-minute mark and set the Trojans back with their fifth-straight loss this season.

Head coach Robert McBain said STC/EM was only able to get five shots off, three of which were on goal Friday night.

“The team played well, but still need to find a leader in the defense to be the anchoring point,” McBain said. “The Offense started to take shape which was missing. Just need to get both ends working together.”