SPORTS SHORTS: Redhawk volleyball opens season 5-0

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — North Tama volleyball started off its season at the Meskwaki Tournament on Saturday and walked away with five victories.

The Redhawks swept Colo-NESCO (21-8, 21-14), Vinton-Shellsburg (24-22, 21,19), Class 2A No. 15 Belle Plaine (21-12, 21-9), while they beat Denver (21-16, 17-21, 16-14) and Roland-Story (28-26, 18-21, 15-10) each in three sets.

Katie Kopriva was the team-leader in kills with 58 in the five matches, while Karly Jans recorded 42 kills. Isabel Sierra was the facilitator for North Tama, recording 103 assists in the tournament.

Takoa Kopriva was the main defender for the Redhawks with 48 digs on the day, while Megan Popelka had 18 and Sierra and Katie Kopriva each had 17.

North Tama travels to South Hardin tonight to take on the Tigers in Eldora.

Tiger volleyball rolls through tourney

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team continued its strong start to the season over the weekend with four wins in a tournament hosted by St. Cloud Tech.

The Tigers started on Friday by taking down Dakota College in four sets (25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 25-18) and didn’t lose another set, winning over Mesabi Range (25-11, 25-10, 25-14), Dakota County Technical College (26-24, 25-14, 25-22), and St. Cloud Tech (25-17, 25-20, 25-21) all in three sets.

Jesenia Colbert was the leader in kills over the four games with 40, while Alex Wilmore finished just behind her with 30 and Kaci Algood chipping in 22.

Jelena Dukic was the leader in assists, putting up 110 in the four matches, while Celeste Barron-Nicoletti led the way defensively with 54 digs. Kierstin Bolar and Algood each had 36 digs as well.

Tiger soccer records first win of season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team started its season off on the right foot on Friday with a 5-4 victory over MCC-Maple Woods.

The Tigers finished the first half up 3-1 over the host Monarchs with goals scored by Kino Ryosuke, David Kromah and Leonardo Tomasi, and Ryosuke scored early in the second half to grow the lead to 4-1.

Maple Woods knocked in a goal to cut the lead to 4-2, but Manoel dos Passos gave MCC its final goal shortly after to put the Tigers up 5-2.

West Marshall football stifles Sailors

WATERLOO — The West Marshall football team put its opening double-overtime home loss to Nevada behind it on Friday, earning its first victory of the season with a 38-0 drubbing of Waterloo Columbus on the road.

Cameron Bannister was effective with his arm and legs, throwing for 182 yards and two touchdowns on 13-for-18 passing while rushing for 120 yards and a score.

Alex Dickey led the Trojans in rushing with 161 yards off 23 carries while hitting paydirt three times. Joe Halverson had 52 yards receiving and a score, while Beau Coberley caught four passes for 51 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Bannister and Coberley each had an interception, while Coberley led the team with four solo tackles.

STC football opens by beating Grinnell

TAMA — South Tama County football got off to a 1-0 start on Friday with a 29-16 win over Grinnell to secure the Steve Kriegel Memorial Trophy.

Colton Vest did most of the damage for the Trojans, rushing for 128 yards on 14 carries, including a 65-yard touchdown dash. Lane Koch was 5-for-14 passing for 69 yards and a touchdown, while Keith Keahna caught two passes for 34 yards, including the touchdown.

Tanner Waltz punched in a defensive touchdown as well, taking a fumble recovery 22 yards to the house for STC. Vest, Josh Thiessen and Mario Moncada led the team with five solo tackles.

Stubbe carries Cougar football to win

COLO — The AGWSR football team started its second season of 8-man football with a win Friday, taking down Colo-NESCO 49-20 on the road.

Liam Stubbe was the star of the show, rushing 23 times for 247 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught the only pass for a 20-yard touchdown, and led the defense with seven solo tackles and an interception.

Lucas Starr was also effective in his time toting the rock, rushing for 64 yards and two scores in eight carries.

North Tama football falls to Lynx

TRAER — The North Tama football team started 2017 with a loss on Friday, falling to North Linn 21-6 at home.

Skyler Staker threw for 188 yards on 15-for-22 passing with a 95-yard touchdown completion to Tayten Payne. Luke Pennell was next on the team in reception yards, hauling in five catches for 50 yards.

Zach Greiner led the way in tackles for North Tama with six solo takedowns, while Staker had five solo tackles and assisted on four more.

South Hamilton downs South Hardin

JEWELL — The South Hardin football team lost its road opener on Friday when it traveled to South Hamilton, falling to the Hawks 33-8.

Tigers quarterback Kolten Rewoldt threw for 156 yards on 11-for-26 passing, and he was intercepted three times. Beau Butler led the team in rushes with 46 yards on the ground, while Logan Spindler paced South Hardin with four receptions and 64 yards through the air.

Jacob Fox had seven solo tackles in the loss to lead South Hardin defensively, while Kevin Rewoldt had six.

The Tigers host Grundy Center on Friday for their second home game.