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.

Redhawks sweep Waterloo Christian

TRAER – The North Tama volleyball team swept aside Waterloo Christian in three sets Tuesday night, 25-10, 25-13, 25-11, in Iowa Star Conference South Division play.

Katie Kopriva led the Redhawks with nine kills and was 11-for-11 serving with two aces. Marika Kopriva tallied seven kills and six assists, while Lydia Schafer had five kills and a team-leading three blocks.

Isabel Sierra finished with 17 assists and was 24-for-24 serving with three aces. Takoa Kopriva piled up a team-best 11 digs and was 13-for-14 with four aces.

Sydney Nystrom and Abigail Doering had three kills apiece to lead Waterloo Christian (0-7, 0-5).

The Redhawks (11-8, 2-3) visit GMG for another league match tonight in Garwin.

West Marshall hosts local harriers

STATE CENTER – A pair of ranked teams ran away with titles at the West Marshall cross country meet Tuesday at Lincoln Valley Golf Course, while the host Trojans carried the flag for the area schools in attendance.

The Class 2A No. 6 Collins-Maxwell/Baxter girls and the 2A No. 3 South Hamilton boys won their respective team titles. On the girls’ side, West Marshall was the runner-up, while the Trojans lost a sixth-runner tiebreaker and settled for fourth in the boys’ race.

Freshman Avril Sinning led the Trojan girls with a fifth-place finish, clocking in at 23 minutes, 21.1 seconds to break up CMB’s dominance. The Raiders had the top four runners and rounded out their near-perfect night with the sixth finisher. CMB had 16 points, West Marshall was next with 50, Colo-NESCO came in third (70), followed by BCLUW (125) and South Hamilton (135).

Allison Hilleman helped West Marshall’s effort in ninth place (24:45.3), while the trio of Maddy Gerhart, Mariah Bockes and Rosalia Dawley finished 11-13 for the Trojans.

Colo-NESCO was led by Alexis Britten’s seventh-place finish in 23:48.0, and followed by the trio of Lauryn Hill, Faith Vincent and Angela Brinkman scoring 14-16. Grace Stalzer was 18th.

BCLUW’s leading duo was Samantha Schleisman and Milena Ralston, which was 20th and 21st, respectively.

Rosie Youngbear was Meskwaki’s lone participant, placing 27th in 30:52.9.

South Hamilton’s boys won with 42 points, holding off CMB (57) and both BCLUW and West Marshall at 80. BCLUW took third place on the strength of the sixth-runner tiebreaker. Ankeny Christian was fifth (102) and Colo-NESCO was sixth (127).

BCLUW’s Ian Showers chased South Hamilton’s Logan Peters across the finish line, finishing 4 seconds back of first place in 18:06.7 to lead the Comets. Colo-NESCO’s Caleb Cobbs was third in 18:15.0.

Edison Weig paced West Marshall by placing eighth in 18:50.5, and BCLUW’s Grant Baker was ninth in 19:16.1. Mark VanMetre and Seth Diser were 12th and 13th, respectively, to round out the area’s top 15 performers.

Local man aces Elmwood’s No. 6

Dick Berg of Marshalltown recently scored a hole-in-one on the sixth hole at Elmwood Country Club.

Berg aced the 175-yard par-3 with his 5-wood, as witnessed by Mike Schlesinger, on Sept. 14.