Bobcat girls run to 7th at Newton

NEWTON – For the first time this season, the Marshalltown girls’ had a new leader on the varsity team.

Senior Aspen Chadderdon finished 30th overall in a time of 23 minutes, 17 seconds to lead the Bobcats to a seventh-place finish, with 203 points, at Tuesday’s 40th Cardinal Cross Country Invite in Newton. Tanna Underhill, a sophomore, was 38th in a time of 24:28 and Aida Almanza was 42nd in at 25:21.

Hannah Shirar and Mia Barajas rounded out scoring for the Bobcats, coming in 46th and 47th, with times of 26:18 and 26:20, respectively. Marshalltown’s sixth runner was Jade Tejada, who was 48th in a time of 26:45.

Freshman Priscila Vergara was in 51st with a time of 27:34. Des Moines Roosevelt won the meet with 44 points, defeating Ankeny in a tiebreaker. The Rough Riders’ sixth girl, Zoe Fry, was a head of Ankeny’s sixth girl, Meghan Trimble, to give Roosevelt the go-ahead win.

Sierra Mitchell of Southeast Polk won the race in a time of 19:45, the only sub-20-minute time ran.

Shomo leads MHS boys in Newton

NEWTON – Freshman Austin Shomo once again led the Bobcats, this time to an eighth-place finish, with 225 points, at the 40th Cardinal Cross Country Invite at Newton.

Shomo came across the line 27th overall in a time of 18 minutes, 22 seconds. Junior Luke Pedersen was 39th overall, second on the team, in 19:13.

Zach Bitker, another freshman for the Bobcats, was 48th in at 20:27, Jack Gruening was 54th in 20:45 and Peyton Hilsabeck was the fifth and final scorer for the Bobcats on Tuesday, in at 57th place in a time of 21:12.

Brandon Rangel and Luke Smith were the six and seven runners for Marshalltown, finishing 58th and 59th, with times of 21:28 and 21:36, respectively.

Dallas Center-Grimes won the meet with 31 points and Grinnell’s Thomas Clower, Jr. was the overall champion, crossing the line in 16:42. His teammate, Trenton O’Halloran, was in a 16:52. The pair ran the only sub-17-minute times on the afternoon.

Waukee bombards Bobcat swimmers

A pair of second-place finishes and five third-place finishes were the highlights for the Marshalltown girls’ swimming team, as the Bobcats fell to Waukee 145-41 Tuesday evening at the home swimming pool.

Alli Trowbridge got edged out on the diving board. The sophomore scored 236.30 points, but Waukee’s Elena Wiese totaled 237.20 points to take diving honors. Sami Trowbridge took third in diving for the Bobcats (3-3) with 199.05 points.

In the pool, Shakira Herrera claimed Marshalltown’s other second place finish. The sophomore swimmer took second in the 100-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 0.74 seconds.

Emily Vest placed third in the individual medley, finishing in 2:37.98. Taylor Hrabak swam the 50 freestyle in 27.65 seconds to take third. The Bobcats also had a pair of relays claim third place finishes. The 200 freestyle relay of Vest, Herrera, Zoe Beals and Hrabak finished in 1:51.59, being edged out by Waukee’s second place team by 0.19 seconds. The 400 freestyle relay of Hrabak, Herrerea, Macy Goecke and Vest posted a 4:13.75.

MHS is back in its home pool Thursday evening, hosting Grinnell for a dual, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Comets sweep G-R in NICL West play

REINBECK – The BCLUW volleyball team swept Gladbrook-Reinbeck 25-15, 25-22, 25-11 here Tuesday night in NICL West Division action. The Comets were down 19-9 at one point in Game 2 before making the comeback.

Easton Swanson had 11 kills and four blocks for BCLUW. Jordyn Beeghly added six kills and a pair of blocks. Samantha Ubben had five kills, 13 digs and was 16-of-18 serving with a pair of aces. Cate Nason had 27 assists and was a perfect 13-of-13 serving with two aces. Kaylee Goecke collected 10 digs and Kate Goecke had eight. Leah Yantis added five kills.

BCLUW travels to East Marshall Thursday. G-R heads to AGWSR.

Mustangs fall to South Hardin netters

LE GRAND – The East Marshall volleyball team won the opening set but lost the following three, losing 3-1 to South Hardin in Tuesday’s NICL West Division match.

The visiting Tigers took away a 19-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 victory.

East Marshall (3-12, 0-3) was led by Juliana Arifi’s 13 kills, 19 digs and six blocks. Tiana Bolar totaled 11 kills, 12 digs and 16-of-16 serving with three aces. Brittany Anderson had 12 kills and served 19-of-20 with an ace, while Amanda Paxton racked up 16 digs, seven kills and 12-of-13 serving.

Lana Long piled up 18 assists and McKenzie Hinegardner had 17 more to go with nine digs. Kaley Burchland chipped in with five blocks and Shae Fetters had two blocks.

East Marshall visits BCLUW on Thursday before going to South Tama’s round-robin tournament on Saturday.