West Marshall wins Madrid tourney
MADRID – The West Marshall volleyball squad handed Colfax-Mingo it’s only loss of the tournament, and went on to beat Collins-Maxwell/Baxter 19-25, 25-21, 21-19 to win the Madrid tournament Saturday.
The Trojans (13-18) went 2-1 in pool play with wins against Van Metre (21-12, 21-18) and Iowa Christian Academy (21-9, 21-10) before losing the final match to CMB (21-18, 21-13). After regaining some momentum after a 25-19, 25-16 match win against Colfax-Mingo, the Trojans were able to grab revenge in the championship match against CMB.
Catherine Sjoblom led the Trojan attack with 40 kills, 13 aces and 10 digs throughout the afternoon. Emma deneui tallied 46 digs to help West Marshall’s defense and Lexi Keigan had 28 more kills, six aces and 21 digs.
Grace Porter led the team’s assists with 62 during the course of the five-match day, adding 11 kills and six aces to her resume.
The Trojans head to Conrad to take on BCLUW in conference play Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Royals 1-2 at Madrid tournament
MADRID – The Colo-NESCO volleyball went 1-2 at the Madrid weekend tournament, grabbing a win against Ankeny Christian Academy (15-21, 21-16, 15-13) and losses against Madrid (21-6, 19-21, 15-12) and Colfax-Mingo (21-10, 21-8).
Delaney McGill had five kills on 10 attacks to lead the Royals’ (5-11) offense. Riley Reischauer had five assists and a dig, while going 3-for-5 in the win against Ankeny Christian Academy.
Kassie Robinson was keyed in, going a perfect 13-for-13 and six aces in her service.
Junior Chelsea Henze and sophomore Emma Sarver each had five digs to lead the Royals’ defense.
Colo-NESCO continues Iowa Star Conference action with a home match against North Tama on Tuesday, then hosts non-conference Ogden Thursday later this week.
Karsjens helps Cougars rebound
ACKLEY – Senior Nathan Karsjens ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns in AGWSR’s 24-16 win against Northwood-Kensett in 8-Man District 2 play on Friday.
Karsjens led the rushing attack for the Cougars (4-2, 2-1), who are now a half game back of the Vikings (3-3, 3-1) with the win. Karsjens carried the ball 27 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry.
Aaron Roelfs helped carry the load with 15 more carries for 77 yards, and Liam Stubbe rushed seven times for 25. Altogether, the Cougars ran 54 times for 270 yards and four scores.
Karsjens was also 3-for-6 with 62 passing yards. Tate Hofmeister led the Cougars with two catches for 27 yards, while Stubbe hauled in one for 35 yards.
Tyler Rose had seven solo tackles and 10 total to help lead the AGWSR defense. Karsjens also manged to intercept a Caleb Kliment wayward pass, returning it for five yards.
AGWSR hits the road, vying to overtake one of the top two spots in the district, with a game at Clarksville (1-5, 0-3) Friday night.
South Hardin gridders fall to D-NH
ELDORA – A pair of ground touchdowns wouldn’t be enough to outlast visiting Dike-New Hartford on Friday night, as South Hardin fell 23-12.
Senior Jeff Thomspon had 11 carries for 34 yards and a touchdown, while fellow senior Ryland Duchane had three carries for 13 yards and another score in the Tigers’ (3-3, 2-2 Class 2A District 3) loss, which drops them to a .500 record on the season.
Junior quarterback Kolten Rewoldt was just 1-for-8 with 20 yards through the air and two inteceptions, paving way for the running game to carry the load.
Thompson led the receivers with Hunter Nessa grabbing six catches for 30 yards and junior Logan Spindler hauling in six more for 27 yards.
Dan Bulter led the defense with nine solo tackles – 11 total – and Alex Gustafson had six more solo tackles with two assists.
Dike-New Hartford moves to 4-2, 4-0 in district play, tied for the lead with Roland Story (5-1, 4-0 District 2).
The Tigers will play host to West Marshall (3-3, 1-3 District 2) on Friday night for their next area action.
South Tama football edged by Benton
TAMA – After missing the past three weeks, Kolbie Clark was back in the South Tama County back field, rushing 12 times for 129 yards and all three Trojan touchdowns in the 24-21 loss to Benton Community on Friday night.
Clark’s longest was a 68-yard score, but the 29-yard field goal by Benton’s (4-2, 3-1 Class 3A, District 3) Vance Bartelt early in the first half was enough to outlast the Trojans (3-3, 2-2 District 3).
Senior quarterback Clayton Rosenberger was 7-for-13 with 86 yards passing and one interception while directing the Trojans offense.
Junior Isaac Judge carried the ball 13 times for 46 yards and Tanner Probasco ran nine time sfor 34. Probasco was the leading receiver with three catches for 40 yards, while Riley Davenport had two grabs for 37 yards.
Senior Kyle Kucera led the STC defense with 9 1/2 total tackles, nine of which were on his own. Both Judge and Brady Fritz had eight solo tackles as well. Rosenberger and Nick Ryan each grabbed one interception apiece.
The Trojans have only lost by a total of five points (14-13 to Williamsburg, 28-27 to Charles City and 24-21 to Benton) this season, on the cusp of a nearly perfect record.
Next up for STC will be a road trip to Decorah 2-4, 1-3 District 3) on Friday night.
Comet football team falls to Lake Mills
LAKE MILLS – Junior quarterback Brad Barkema was 16-for-21 with 164 yards and BCLUW’s only touchdown Friday night in a 28-7 loss to Lake Mills on the road in Class 1A District 2 play.
An 8-yard strike to Clay Silver marked the first points since Silver scored on Sept. 16 against Central Springs. Silver caught eight passes for 79, yet was not the leading receiver.
One more pass and one more yard than Silver was sophomore wide out Jack Garber. He grabbed eight cathces for 80 yards, but no socres.
The rushing game was halted, giving the majority of the carries to Barkema, who ran 14 times for minus-28 yards, while Greg Schmitt ran 10 times for 16 yards.
Next up for the Comets (0-6, 0-4) is a home game against Belmond-Klemme (2-4, 2-2) Friday night.