Mohawk swimmers slip past MHS girls
An overwhelming advantage in short sprints and on the diving board was not enough to atone for shortcomings in stroke events as Mason City overtook the Marshalltown girls’ swimming and diving team in a dual meet Tuesday night at Marshalltown High School.
The host Bobcats won five of seven events but fell in the dual, 98-87. Marshalltown led by 11 points with four events remaining but could not close out the victory as Mason City won both freestyle relays and outscored the Bobcats in both the backstroke and the breaststroke.
Marshalltown’s advantage came by way of dominant showings in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events and a lopsided result in diving. Zoe Beals and Macy Goecke finished 1-2 atop the 50 freestyle, twin sisters Alli and Sami Trowbridge went 1-2 in diving, and Emily Vest led Beals to the wall in the 100 freestyle.
MHS also opened the night with a victory in the 200 medley relay, as Vest, Beals, Shakira Herrera and Goecke clocked in at 2 minutes, 5.39 seconds.
But the 11-point Bobcat lead did not last. The Mohawks won four of the last five events and turned the deficit into an 11-point victory.
Vest emerged as a double champion for MHS, winning the 100 backstroke in 1:07.73 in addition to the 100 freestyle.
The Bobcats close out a six-meet homestand on Thursday night, entertaining Indianola in CIML Iowa Conference action. The Indians are coached by former MHS swimming standout Andrea Duncan.
Bobcat boys run to ninth at Knoxville
KNOXVILLE – The Marshalltown boys’ cross country team found itself in the mix of a 19-team meet in Knoxville on Tuesday, taking ninth overall with 279 points. Freshman Austin Shomo led the way once again for the Bobcats with a 16th-place finish in a time of 18 minutes, 22 seconds.
Luke Pedersen was 41st, second for the Bobcats, in a time of 19:22.8. Wyatt Demeyer was just over the 20-minute mark with a 20:17.4; Zach Bitker was 72nd through in 20:30.9 and Brandon Rnagel was 84th, the fifth scorer for Marshalltown, in with a time of 21:08.
Payton Hilsabeck and Jack Gruening were the two pushers for the Bobcats, finishing back-to-back with times of 21:09.1 and 21:13.7 in 85th and 86th place, respectively.
The East Marshall boys’ cross country team was also on hand at the Knoxville meet, coming in 12th with 303 points.
Cade Curphy led the way for the Class 2A No. 10 Mustangs, coming in 42nd in a time of 19:26. Teammates Cam Hungerford and Seth Kilborn nearly tied, racing for the second spot on the team.
Hungerford was through in 19:31.4, good enough for 46th place, while Kilborn was in at 19:31.7, good enough for 47th. Paden Lang was 69th with a time of 20:24.3 while Korbin Seth was 99th with a time of 22:11.3 to be the final scorer for the Mustangs.
MHS girls take 10th in Knoxville meet
KNOXVILLE – The Marshalltown girls’ cross country team battled its way up to finish 10th at the 17-team meet in Knoxville on Tuesday.
With 300 points, the Bobcats were once again led by senior Aspen Chadderdon, who ran her 5K in 23 minutes, 46.7 seconds, good enough for 39th place. Tanna Underhill was 52nd with a time of 24:23 and Aida Almanza was 67th, in with a time of 25:06.5.
Mia Barajas and Jade Tejada rounded out scoring for the Bobcats, coming through in 69th and 73rd places. Barajas was in with a time of 25:11.7 while Tejada ran a 25:39.8.
Hannah Shirar was 85th with a time of 26:51.9 and Emily Miller was 99th to complete the Marshalltown varsity time with a time of 28:10.4.
The East Marshall girls were also on hand, grabbing 13th place with 385 points.
Cindy Liera led the way for the Mustangs with a 40th-place finish, in with a time of 23:47.1. Wendy Liera was 55th with a time of 24:34.2 and Olivia Terrones was 80th with a time of 26:27.3.
The Mustangs only fielded five runners, with Erin Patterson as the No. 4 runner, taking 100th on Tuesday in a time of 28:13.3, and Madison Bond in 110th with a time of 30:15.5.
West Marshall netters sweep Tigers
STATE CENTER – The West Marshall volleyball team swept aside South Hardin in three sets in Thursday’s NICL West Division match, prevailing 25-12, 25-22, 25-18.
The Trojans (9-17, 4-1) joined BCLUW (16-3, 4-1) in a tie for second place in the league with the win. The Comets host West Marshall next Tuesday night in the conference finale.
Lexi Keigan led the Trojans with 10 kills to go with 11 digs and a team-best four blocks. Emma Meyer had nine kills and two blocks, while setter Grace Porter finished with 20 assists as well as six digs and three service aces.
Emma deNeui led the West Marshall defense with 15 digs to go with four aces, while Catherine Sjoblom compiled 11 digs, six aces and a block.
The Trojans return to action with the Madrid Tournament on Saturday. South Hardin (5-12, 2-3) is off until facing host Jesup next Tuesday in cross-NICL play.
AGWSR takes down Mustangs in four
LE GRAND – The AGWSR volleyball team won its fourth-straight match, defeating East Marshall 3-1 in Tuesday’s NICL West Division contest.
The Cougars (6-12, 3-2) won by scores of 25-11, 25-23, 20-25, 25-19.
East Marshall (5-17, 0-5) was led by Juliana Arifi’s 14 kills and six blocks. She also made 11 digs in defeat. Amanda Paxton had nine kills, 11 digs and two blocks, while Tiana Bolar chipped in four kills. Ryleigh Thompson and Shae Fetters both added two blocks.
Brittany Anderson served 19-for-20 with three aces and led the Mustangs with 15 digs. Bolar served 16-for-16 with three aces, and Lana Long tallied nine digs, 13 assists and 8-for-8 serving with an aces. McKenzie Hinegardner added 12 assists and served 17-for-17 with four aces.
The Mustangs begin a five-match road swing with Thursday’s trip to face BGM in Brooklyn.
Wolverines whip Colo-NESCO netters
GARWIN – The GMG volleyball team showed no mercy in marching past Colo-NESCO in Tuesday’s Iowa Star Conference South Division contest, sweeping aside the visiting Royals 25-6, 25-10, 25-9.
Josie Claassen accumulated nine kills and four blocks to lead GMG (12-9, 3-1) in the victory. Chandler Kendall had six kills and two service aces, Blaire Sonderleiter finished with four kills, four digs and four aces, and McKensie Vaske had four kills, three digs and two aces. Setter Katie Airey racked up 21 assists to go with two blocks in the win.
No statistics were available for Colo-NESCO (4-9, 2-2) which goes to the Madrid Tournament on Saturday. GMG goes on the road to face Waterloo Christian on Thursday.
Bobcat JV football falls to Scarlets
The Marshalltown junior varsity football team fell 8-7 to Des Moines East on Monday night at Leonard Cole Field.
Carlos Gomez scored a rushing touchdown and Alec Reynolds converted the extra-point kick for the Bobcats, who host Newton next Monday night.