Trojans tally eight top-five finishes

DIKE – The West Marshall boys’ track and field team came away with eight top-five finishes from the Dike-New Hartford Invitational on Tuesday night.

The Trojans were led by Beau Coberley’s third-place result in the long jump, as he cleared 18 feet, 9 inches. Teammate Zack Ticky took fifth at at distance of 18-6.

Tichy and Coberley both tallied individual fourth-place finishes as well; Tichy in the 100-meter dash (12.49 seconds) and Coberley in the 400 hurdles (59.73). Edison Weig was fifth in the 3,200 (10:44), and Joe Halverson finished fifth in the 400 (56.42).

West Marshall’s 4×800 relay team of Parker Hulbert, Cameron Bannister, Coberley and Chase Burr combined on a time of 8:55 for fourth place, while the quartet of Coberley, Bannister, Josh Larsen and Tichy took fifth in the 4×200 in 1:38.64.

STC/EM girls barely beaten by Raiders

TAMA – In a grind-it-out sort of game, the South Tama County/East Marshall girls’ soccer suffered another loss, a 1-0 defeat to visiting Williamsburg on Tuesday night.

The lone goal came in the 14th minute with Williamsburg (2-4) found the back of the STC/EM goal on a breakaway.

Goalie Abby Llewellyn made a pair of saves prior to the goal, but couldn’t keep the go-ahead score out of the net.

The second half was much like the first, said STC/EM (0-4) head coach Robert McBain. Back and forth, intense play gave the Trojans their best look of the night in the 65th minute when Maria Fonseca received a cross from Dani Stubbs. The pass was on the mark, but Williamsburg’s goalie had it beat.

“This was the best that STC/EM has played this season,” McBain said. They were challenging every loose ball and they played as focused as a team.”

The Trojans head to Vinton on Friday.