No. 13 Comets tame East Marshall

CONRAD – Jordyn Beeghly piled up 18 kills and four blocks to help lead the Class 2A No. 13 BCLUW volleyball team to a 3-1 win against East Marshall in Thursday’s NICL West Division clash, 21-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-9.

Easton Swanson and Leah Yantis both tallied 10 kills, and Samantha Ubben added nine more to BCLUW’s balanced attack. Swanson led with six blocks and shared the team lead with Ubben with 20 digs. Cate Nason accumulated 35 assists and added 15 digs, while Kate Goecke finished with 10 digs.

Ubben served 20-of-22 with two aces for the Comets (13-2, 4-0), who overcame 11 missed serves to claim their eighth-straight match victory.

East Marshall (3-13, 0-4) got a strong serving effort from Brittany Anderson, who was 23-for-25 with five aces. She also had 12 digs. McKenzie Hinegardner served 15-for-16 with three aces to go with 22 assists, while Lana Long was 9-for-9 with an ace, 20 assists and nine digs.

Amanda Paxton led the Mustangs with 12 kills and had 12 digs, while Tiana Bolar totaled 15 digs and 11 kills. Juliana Arifi finished with seven kills and seven blocks, and Kaley Burchland had four kills and two blocks.

East Marshall competes in South Tama County’s round-robin tournament Saturday, while BCLUW goes to Roland-Story’s tournament Monday evening.

Cougars hold off Rebels in league play

ACKLEY – The AGWSR volleyball team fought off Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s comeback attempt for a 3-1 win in NICL West play Thursday, 27-25, 25-16, 12-25, 25-18.

Alana Groninga had 11 kills, Rachel Sicard had 10, Mariah Jimmerson tallied nine and Maddie Brandt seven for AGWSR. Mandy Willems racked up 16 assists and Anna Jaspers had 12 more. Willems also piled up a team-leading 20 digs, Groninga had 18, and Jimmerson finished with 17. The Cougars (5-12, 2-2) totaled 13 aces in the match victory.

No statistics were reported for G-R (7-14, 0-5).

Bobcat soph gridders topple Norwalk

NORWALK – The Marshalltown sophomore football team defeated host Norwalk 20-14 on Thursday night.

Bobcat quarterback Jacob Smith threw three touchdown passes, one each to Cade Wilson, Eric Kapayou and Dylan Eygabroad.

The MHS sophomores are back in action Sept. 29 with a home game against Indianola.