Spartan golfers second at Columbus

WATERLOO – The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ golf team battled the conditions and came in second to Denver at Saturday’s Waterloo Columbus Invitational at Gates Park Golf Course.

The Spartans shot a combined 169 team total, finishing just three strokes shy of the victorious Cyclones (166). Independence (174), host Columbus (175), Dike-New Hartford (180) and Waverly-Shell Rock (188) rounded out the tournament field.

GC/G-R was led by Jesper Holke-Farnam’s 4-over-par round of 40. Matt Roeding carded a 42, Jake Bangasser shot 43 and Austin Burroughs added 44 to the final team score. Jared Freeman (45) and Braidan Buhrow (52) also played in the rain.

Dike-New Hartford’s Royce Weber shot the medalist round of 38 over the back nine, while Izaak Shedenhelm of Denver was runner-up with a 39.

Freshmen score as GC/G-R tops Union

REINBECK – Freshmen Sydney Mathews and Madison McMartin scored goals and the Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ soccer team dispatched Union Community 2-0 here Friday.

The Rebels (3-3) notched their second consecutive win going into Monday’s home game against Class 1A No. 4 Waterloo Columbus.

Hayley Weber and Audrey Leyen assisted on the Rebels’ goals. Brittany Yates made six saves and Carsen Hamann had five more in net for GC/G-R.

PK propels Benton past STC/EM girls

VAN HORNE – A penalty kick goal two minutes into overtime propelled Benton Community past the South Tama County/East Marshall girls’ soccer team here Friday in WaMaC West division.

The host Bobcats picked up their first win after STC/EM was whistled for a hand ball in the box, converting the resultant penalty kick. It was the only one of 10 Benton shots on goal to get past Trojans goalkeeper Abby Llewellyn.

STC/EM managed just one shot on goal, that by Emily Terrones, and fell to 0-7 on the season.

The Trojans are at home on Monday, hosting Cedar Valley Christian in a 4 p.m. doubleheader with the boys game following at approximately 6 p.m.

GMG golfers 4th at Belle Plaine Invite

BELLE PLAINE – The GMG boys’ golf team came in last out of four teams at the Belle Plaine Invite here Friday.

Aaron Fleming shot a team-leading 99 for the Wolverines, placing 10th individually. Kamrin Chizek carded a 103, Conner Stonewall shot 104 and Evan Espanscheid’s 115 counted for GMG, which totaled 421 as a team.

Sigourney won the tournament with a 358 total, followed by host Belle Plaine (363) and English Valleys (398). Sigourney had three of the five lowest rounds of the day, paced by medalist Kaden Benson’s 86.