SPORTS SHORTS: Comets clobber Waterloo Christian

WATERLOO — The BCLUW girls’ basketball team had no issues on the road Thursday night, earning a 67-18 win against Waterloo Christian.

Samantha Ubben led the Comets (2-4) with 16 points in their first win since the season opener against GMG. Both Madison Ubben and Kaylee Goecke tallied 14 points and Skylar Veldhouse put up 11 more.

Waterloo Christian (0-5) was co-led by Ashley and Sydney Nystrom. The pair had six points apiece in the loss.

Lauren Anderson and Leah Yantis each had four points and Easton Swanson and Bailey Ashton had two apiece to round out scoring for the Comets.

BCLUW will play Dike-New Hartford on Saturday, with varsity tipping off at 3 p.m.

South Hardin girls edged by Norse

STORY CITY — Senior Nina Priske had 11 points and Miquela Teske had nine as the South Hardin girls were barely edged out by Roland-Story, 36-34.

The Tigers (3-3) rebounded the ball 30 times, including 13 offensive boards. Teske was on the glass as a team-leader with eight rebounds, while Priske had four. Teske also had six steals and two assists, while Paige Harrell had four steal and Kiera had two.

Harrell also had nine points in the near fall.

The Tigers will take on Gladbrook-Reinbeck tonight, tipping off at 6:15 p.m.

Storm stay unbeaten in dual action

LA PORTE CITY — With two pins, four wins by forfeit and two wins by decision, the South Hardin-BCLUW wrestling team took down conference foe Union in a 43-32 dual Thursday night. The Storm also handled Jesup 49-30 with nine match wins.

Josiah Dorow kicked off the night with a fall in 2 minutes, 42 seconds of Union’s Jon Millard at 132. After three-straight losses, Class 2A No. 10 Ryland DuChane defteated Payton Pelke in a 13-3 major decision to grab four points for the Strom.

Back-to-back forfeits, and four consecutive forfeit wins, followed by a Coby Willett win by fall of Jacob Worthen put the final cap on for the dual win.

DuChane won again against Ron Even of Jesup, a fall this time in 1:10 at the 160 class. A step before, Logan Grunderson took down Tristen Reyes in 3:37 by fall at 152, and Owen Fuller grabbed a win at 182 against Jesup’s Cole Oberbroeckling, a fall in 17 seconds.

Coby Willett got a win at 126 against Keaton Roscovius (1:03) and Taylor Kolthoff earned a 13-1 major decision against Brady Wilson.

The Storm have yet to lose a dual this season, and will continue their quest for perfection at the Central Springs Invitational on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.

RebelHawks top Mustangs on the mats

TRAER — There were plenty of pins to go around at Thursday’s triangular between the East Marshall/GMG, Hudson and host Gladbrook-Reinbeck/North Tama wrestling teams.

G-R/NT and EM/GMG’s bout featured all pins in matches that were wrestled. G-R/NT collected six falls to EM/GMG’s four, giving the RebelHawks the 42-30 victory over the Mustangs. The Mustangs won three matches by fall against Hudson, but the Pirates collected six pins and one decision for the 51-23 team win. Every wrestled match but one between the Pirates and RebelHawks feature a fall, ending in Hudson’s 42-33 win.

Nick Meling at 132 pounds pinned RebelHawk Noah Skornia in 5 minutes, 32 seconds to give the Mustangs six points. Dawson Riemenschneider followed up with another pin for the Mustangs at 138 pounds, taking down Jace Peterson in 1:58.

Cael Wyatt got the RebelHawks on the board with a pin of Blake Wright in 2:12 at 145. G-R/NT’s Jacob Snyder took down EM/GMG’s Darrin Anderson at 152 in 3:26. Chase Morrison at 160 pinned Caden Steward in 3:12 for the RebelHawks. Noah Bandstra at 170 and Cole Nauman at 182 came back with pins for the Mustangs. Bandstra took down Cael Kopriva in 3:56, and Nauman pinned William Blakesley in 1:56.

The top three weights belonged to the RebelHawks. Conway Feisel pinned Kameran Hoskins in 1:56 at 195. At 220, Peyton Willenbring pinned Logan Noe in 1:29, and Tanner Calderwood at 285 took down Bryce Anderson in 2:45.

The RebelHawks accounted for four pins against Hudson. Skornia pinned Izik Rodriguez in 1:29. Wyatt took a second under three minutes to pin Carson Wright. Morrison pinned Austin Kahler in just 1:14. Blakesley took down Jon Colsch in 3:32. Peterson won a 6-4 decision against Tristin Gilles.

Against the Pirates, Meling pinned Rodriguez at 5:38. Anderson won by fall in 3:56 against Kahler, and Nauman took down Colsch in 4:55.

East Marshall/GMG will take part in the Grinnell Tiger Duals on Saturday. G-R/NT travels to Parkersburg this coming Thursday for a triangular against Aplington-Parkersburg and BCLUW/South Hardin.

STC sweeps WaMaC wrestling foes

TAMA — Despite forfeiting the four lightest weight bouts, and losing at the two heaviest weights, the South Tama County wrestling team came away with a close 41-33 win against Center Point-Urbana Thursday. The Trojans then more than doubled up Vinton-Shellsburg 51-24.

Brady Fritz got things started for the Trojans against CPU at 132 pounds, winning a 9-1 major decision against Adam Hansen. Tanner Probasco pinned Cameron Garnett in 3 minutes, 36 seconds, and Colton Vest won an 8-3 decision against Joseph Tschantz at 145. At 152, Isaac Judge took just 51 seconds to pin Jacob Baumgartner. Pedro Rodriguez at 160 collected a fall in 3:47 against Collin Bantz, and Tanner Walz took a 10-2 major decision from Justin McVay at 170. All Dalton Rosenberg needed was 50 seconds to pin Chayce O’Connor at 182. Cael Kellogg collected the final win of the dual at 195, pinning Patrick Campbell in 2:40.

Against V-S, Fritz pinned Brock Radeke in 1:54. Probasco took down Luke Beyer in 3:01. Vest eventually pinned Scott Betterton in 5:29. Dylan Staker was pinned by Judge in 1:41. Rodriguez took a 10-4 decision from Dylan Wagner. Daniel Ochoa made quick work of Grant Ries at 285 pounds, winning by fall in 41 seconds.

STC hosts a seven-team invitational Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Bobcat sophomores defeat Newton

The Marshalltown sophomore boys’ basketball team hosted Newton on Thursday night at the Roundhouse, beating the Cardinals 47-31.

Bennett O’Hare led the Bobcats with 13 points, while Wade Canaday came up with 10 points and Eric Kapayou contributed nine. Brent Johnson chipped in with six points.

MHS is back in action tonight at the Roundhouse, hosting Fort Dodge at 4:45 p.m.