SPORTS SHORTS: Comet girls claim own tourney title
UNION — Lauren Anderson and Madison Trinkle went first and second, helping the BCLUW girls’ golf team to a win with 201 strokes on their home course at South Hardin Recreation Area.
Anderson was the medalist with a 45, and Trinkle was awarded runner-up with her 49 for the Comets on Friday.
Mackenzie Trinkle was sixth with her 54 and Briana Teckenburg finished 16th with a 58 to round out scoring for the first-place Comets.
West Marshall, which finished second with a 204, was led by Brooke Snider, who tied for second with a 49, as did Rosey Dawley with her 49. Karissa Blocker and Whitney Edler tied for sixth with their 53s.
East Marshall was third with a 218, led by Bobbi Amendt, Amanda Paxton and Jaz Leavy, who all tied for sixth with 53s. Tylyn Eicher rounded out scoring with her 59 in 17th place.
AGWSR took fourth with a 252, led by Mandy Willems’ 52. She was fifth. Taylor Hartwig took 18th with a 60, Clair McReady was 24th with a 67 and Tori Brandt was 25th with a 73.
AGWSR boys score second at BCLUW
CONRAD — Alex Hames shot a 6-over 41 to tie for fourth place individually and lead the AGWSR boys’ golf team to a second-place finish with 177 strokes Friday at the Comet Invite at Oakwood Golf Course.
Tyler Rose was tied for ninth with a 44, Jay Janssen was tied for 12th with his 45 and Keon Huffman tied for 16th with a 47.
The GMG boys were led to their third-place score of 180 by Kamrin Chizek. He tied for fourth with Hames with a 41 to lead the Wolverines. Balze Krull shot a 47 to tie for 16th with Huffman, Matt Lolwing had a 48, good enough for 20th, and Aaron Flemig was 25th with his 50.
The BCLUW boys were led by Lane Stanley, who took third with a 40. Brad Barkema was 12th with Janssen with a 45 and Keegan Rhinehart and Koty Kruse were tied for 20th with 48s.
Dru Boliver took runner-up honors, individually, with his 39, and the East Marshall boys were tied with BCLUW with 181 strokes. Evan Espenscheid was 14th with a 46, Dawson Sawyer came through with a 46 in 16th and Eric Ommen was 23rd with a 49.
Tigers topple Rebels on own course
REINBECK — Tom Haywood shot a 3-over 38 to take the medalist honors Friday to help South Hardin’s boys’ golf team defeat Gladbrook-Reinbeck 180-184 at Oak Leaf Country Club.
Other than a double bogey on Hole 3 and a bogey on Hole 7, Haywood was par for the course. Teammate Ted Dunn garnered runner-up accolades as he shot a 4-over 39. Dunn recovered after posting a triple bogey on Hole 2 and a bogey on Hole 4, paring the final five holes
For G-R, senior Joe Smoldt led the way with a 42, with Matt Johannsen following close behind with a 44 and Matt Roeding in with a 10-over 45.
Spartans score golf win at Iowa Falls
IOWA FALLS — The Grundy Center boys’ golf team came away with a win at the Highland Golf Club against Iowa Falls, 176-189, on Friday evening.
Jake Bangasser took home medalist honors with a 38, and teammate Jesper Holke-Farnam shot a 42 for the runner-up accolade.
Kyle Arends was Iowa Falls’ top scorer with a 43, while Jackson French posted a 47, R.J. Ford had a 49 and Danny Roach tallied a 50 for the Cadets’ scoring.
Nolan Freeman had a 46 and Braidan Buhrow snagged a 50 to lead the Spartan scorers.
South Hardin girls golf sweeps G-R
REINBECK — Jaelyn Allen shot a 14-over 49 to grab medalist honors and lead the South Hardin girls’ golf team to a victory at Oak Leaf Country Club on Friday in its dual with Gladbrook-Reinbeck.
Allen had a par on Hole 4 which helped her achieve the top accolade and lead the Tigers to a team score of 223 strokes.
The Rebels’ Hanna Sager shot a 50 for medalist honors, but with only three participants, the Rebels did not score as a team.
Hanna Vander Wilt shot a 55, Sybil Below was through with a 59 and Sammy May posted a 60 for the Tigers to round out their scorers.
Shaina Vozar had a 53 for the Rebels and Sasha Nagle posted a 62.
South Hardin girls take down GC/G-R
ELDORA — On paper, it might look like the South Hardin girls’ tennis team came away with an upset of the Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls in a 6-3 win on their home courts here Friday.
After the singles matches were through, the score was knotted up 3-3. But a doubles sweep held the Tigers (2-6) come away with their second win of the season.
Grundy Center (3-4) had Alexa Strickler (10-8), Courtney Cooper (10-8) and Leslie Homeister (10-6) all grab wins in their singles matches. South Hardin had Dru Balvanz (10-1), Danae Nelson (10-3) and Isabelle Sisson (10-8) win theirs.
The doubles pairs of Laura Stanish and Balvanz won 10-0 in their doubles pairing; Lexi Ryan and Nelson won 10-5 against Strickler and Erika Johnson, and Blaze Harms and Meghan Van De Pol won 10-3 against Homeister and Emily Ehrig.
STC/EM girls soccer falls at Benton
VAN HORNE — In another close game, the South Tama County/East Marshall girls’ soccer team couldn’t find the goal it needed and fell to Benton Community 1-0 on Thursday evening.
The Trojans (1-9) had 11 shots with four on goal, but couldn’t get the ball through the Benton (2-7) defense. The Bobcats had just one shot on goal in the first half, and made the most of it on a low screamer by STC/EM goalie Abby Llewellyn, giving them the 1-0 lead.
Sadie Smith had a chance in the 30th minute and Emily Terrones again on a free kick in the 35th, but nothing was able to get through.
Benton recorded eight shots with six being on goal. It’s the fifth game this season the Trojans have lost by one score.