SPORTS SHORTS: RebelHawks tie for 4th in own invite
REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck/North Tama wrestling team tied for fourth place at its home tournament, totaling 197 points on Saturday. Dike-New Hartford took top honors with 351 points. Oelwein came in second with 316, and West Delaware was a distant third with 198. Mid-Prairie tied G-R/NT for fourth.
Heavyweight Tanner Calderwood was the top RebelHawk wrestler, finishing second. He won his first two bouts by fall, pinning Oelwein’s Riley McKeeman in 1 minute, 37 seconds, and D-NH’s Steven Barker in 2:00. Calderwood won by injury default before getting pinned by D-NH’s Chase Ahrends in 5:03 in the final round.
Also collecting a second-place honors was Cael Kopriva at 160 pounds. Kopriva won his first four matches of the day, three by fall, before being pinned in the final round.
Storm win three times in own duals
CONRAD — The South Hardin/BCLUW wrestling team collected three wins at its Storm Duals on Saturday. The Storm defeated Newman Catholic 38-30, Rockford 54-26 and Collins-Maxwell/Baxter 69-12. Hudson got the better of the Storm, 48-33.
Coby Willett, Josiah Dorow, Taylor Kolthoff and Ian Showers each earned four wins. Showers had the easiest day, winning by forfeit all four times at 113 pounds. Kolthoff at 106 won two matches before earning two more by forfeit. He pinned Newman’s Clayton Smith in 1 minute, 38 seconds, and pinned CMB’s Carter Davis in 50 seconds.
At 126, Willett won a 7-1 decision over Newman’s George Schmit, and pinned Rockford’s Colton Ewing in 1:54, CMB’s Mason Ziesman in 1:32, and Hudson’s Austin Owens in 1:03. At 132, Dorow won twice by fall, once by major decision and again by decision.
Pfantz tops bracket for Trojan matmen
VAN HORNE — Hunter Pfantz was the lone bright spot for the West Marshall wrestling team at the Jerry Eckenrod Invitational Saturday, winning the 113-pound bracket.
Pfantz won a 12-7 decision against Tyler Landgrebe of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in the quarterfinal round. In the semifinals, he edged Don Bosco’s Easton Larson 10-9. Another close decision in the first-place match went Pfantz’s away as he topped Williamsburg’s Jalen Schropp, 16-15.
AGWSR nets two dual wins at FDSE
FORT DODGE — Ali Gerbracht and Lucas Schumacher each picked up a pair of wins Saturday at the Fort Dodge St. Edmond Invitational as the AGWSR wrestling team came away with two dual wins. The Cougars squeaked past Clarke 30-27 and topped the host Gaels 40-24.
Gerbracht at 106 pounds pinned St. Edmond’s Katie Julius in 59 seconds. Gerbracht then moved up to 113 and won an 11-0 major decision against Roland-Story’s Kim Hendrian.
Schumacher at 152 won a 12-1 decision against St. Edmond’s Ty Smith and pinned Roland-Story’s Jon Sobotka in 1:39.
At 132, Brody Roder claimed an 11-2 major decision against Southeast Valley’s Evan McCrady. At 195, Tery Rummans pinned Clarke’s Taven Floyd in 1:36. At 220, Caleb Meinders pinned Southeast Valley’s Xavier Nichols in 3:15.
STC crowns three champs at Highland
RIVERSIDE — A trio of Trojan wrestlers won their weight brackets at the Gary Curtis Invitational Saturday, helping the Class 2A No. 10 South Tama County wrestling team to a third-place finish out of 12 teams.
At 126 pounds, fifth-ranked Brady Fritz won by technical fall, 16-1, against West Liberty’s Coy Ruess in the semifinal match. In the first-place match, Fritz won a 6-2 decision against Washington’s Kyle Anderson.
At 132, eighth-ranked Tanner Probasco won by technical fall, 15-0, against Columbus Community’s Jose Cerezo in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Probasco pinned West Liberty’s Noah Bierman in 3:36. In the title bout, New London’s Javis Krieger was pinned by Probasco in 2:32.
At 138, fourth-ranked Colton Vest took just 49 seconds to pin Columbus Community’s Juanito Piper in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Vest needed 2:19 to pin Washington’s Andrew Waite. In the championship match, Wilton’s Jerome Mays was pinned by Vest in 52 seconds.
Colo-NESCO girls hoops clobber CMB
COLO — The Royals had three players in double figures as the Class 1A No. 4 Colo-NESCO girls’ basketball team topped Collins-Maxwell/Baxter 59-34 in non-conference action Saturday.
Faith Vincent paced the Royals (10-2) with 12 points, and Grace Stalzer and Kassie Robinson added 10 points apiece. Stalzer also led the team with seven rebounds. The Royals recorded 15 steals, with seven players recording at least two thefts.
Colo-NESCO returns to conference action Tuesday, hosting Iowa Star Conference South Division foe GMG.
Dunkerton rallies past Wolverines
GARWIN — Despite having a 28-23 halftime lead, the GMG girls’ basketball team came up short, 49-43, against Dunkerton in Iowa Star play on Saturday afternoon.
GMG (7-5, 7-2) was led by McKensie Vaske with 13 points. Blaire Sonderleiter added 10, and Josie Claassen chipped in six.
Dunkerton was led by Kaitlyn Wilder, who scored 24 points, sinking six 3-pointers.
Cougars overtake Rockford at home
ACKLEY — Outscoring the opposition by seven in the final quarter, the AGWSR boys’ basketball team rallied to beat Rockford, 57-54, in non-conference action Saturday.
Jay Janssen led the Cougars (7-3) with 23 points, scoring 21 of them on 3-pointers. He also led AGWSR with eight rebounds. Nathan Karsjens added 13 points and two blocks, while Mason Eilderts scored 11 points while pulling down seven boards.
Zach Bushbaum led Rockford with 18 points, including four 3-pointers in the losing effort.
AGWSR travels to Eldora Tuesday to take on South Hardin in NICL West Division play.
Raiders run past GMG in league play
GARWIN — The GMG boys’ basketball team couldn’t keep up with Dunkerton, falling to the Raiders 68-32 in Iowa Star Conference play Saturday.
Hunter Smoldt led the Wolverines (5-5, 5-5 Iowa Star) with 10 points and five rebounds. Levi Duden led GMG with six rebounds, and Austin Cox scored seven points.
GMG travels to Colo-NESCO Tuesday.
Royals sustain first Iowa Star defeat
DUNKERTON — The Colo-NESCO girls’ basketball team suffered its first conference setback, falling 43-35 to Dunkerton on Friday in Iowa Star play.
The Class 1A No. 4 Royals (9-2, 9-1 Iowa Star South) struggled offensively, scoring in the single digits in each of the first three quarters. Faith Vincent led the Royals with seven points, four steals and three assists. Grace Stalzer scored six points and led the Royals with seven rebounds. Kassie Robinson had four points and five boards, and Molly Barten recorded three blocks.