SPORTS SHORTS: GMG netters serve up sweep of CAL

GARWIN — The GMG volleyball team carved up CAL for 13 aces en route to a three-set sweep of the visiting Cadets in Thursday’s Iowa Star Conference match.

The Wolverines (8-14) got 20-for-20 serving from Tory Novotny, who accounted for two of her team’s aces in addition to three kills.

McKensie Vaske led GMG with 12 kills and was 10-for-11 serving with three aces as well as a team-leading 10 digs. Peyton Gallentine tallied nine kills and served 10-for-10 with a whopping six aces. Mable Dieleman contributed 13-for-14 serving, while Madi Krull was 10-for-10 with two aces to go with 15 assists.

The Wolverine defense came up with just two total blocks against CAL (1-16), getting one solo and one assisted stop from Dieleman. Eve Gallentine had eight digs as well.

GMG hosts Class 1A No. 8 North Tama its next time out, entertaining the Redhawks on Tuesday night in Garwin.

Cadets’ Fisher wins Nevada Invite

NEVADA — The Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR, South Hardin and West Marshall cross country teams attended the Nevada Invitational on Tuesday at Hickory Grove Park.

On the girls end, Aubrie Fisher took first for the Cadets with a time of 19 minutes, 32 seconds, crossing the finish line just before Ellie Twedt of Ballard. Ellie Meyer also had a high finish for IFA/AGWSR, taking fifth with a time of 20:08. The Cadets finished in fourth as a team with a score of 112.

West Marshall took seventh in the race, paced by Grace Girard with a time of 21:33, good enough for 18th.

South Hardin didn’t have a team score, but Jordan Carr was the top finisher for the Tigers, coming in 28th with a time of 22:25.

For the boys, South Hardin’s ZaKee Newman was the top local finisher, taking 15th with a time of 17:34. Jacob VanderWilt also finished in the top-20 for the Tigers as South Hardin finished 6th as a team.

IFA/AGWSR took eighth in the meet, with Brayden Penning taking the top placing for the Cadets by finishing in 26th.

The Trojans finished 11th as a team, paced by Ron Maxey’s 31st-place finish.

Spartan harriers compete in Jesup

JESUP — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck cross country team traveled to compete in the Jesup Invitational on Tuesday at the Jesup Golf Course, and the Spartans girls came away in eighth out of 20 teams in the event with a team score of 217.

Lily Ehlers was the top GC/G-R finisher, coming in ninth with a time of 20 minutes, 29 seconds. Cora Saak was the next-highest Spartan finisher in 23rd, while Reagan Zinkula finished in 28th.

On the boys end, GC/G-R finished in 16th as a team with a score of 402, led by Kenny Day’s 37th place finish with a time of 17:56. Sam Schildroth was next-highest Spartan runner, coming in 74th.

Meskwaki harriers run at Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG — The Meskwaki boys cross country team competed at the Williamsburg Invitational on Tuesday at the Williamsburg Sports Complex.

Jaycob Bear was the highest Warrior finisher, coming in 29th with a time of 19:33. Seth Keahna ran a 22:22 to place 41st for Meskwaki, while Romeo Buffalo finished in 49th.

Redhawk volleyball sweeps CAL

TRAER — The Class 1A No. 8 North Tama volleyball team continued its undefeated run through the Iowa Star South Division, taking down CAL in three sets at home on Tuesday, 25-6, 25-6, 25-3.

Karly Jans was the top offensive player for the Redhawks (19-3, 3-0) with nine kills, followed by Katie Kopriva with six. Takoa Kopriva led in digs with four, while Isabel Sierra had 15 assists against the Cadets (1-12, 0-2).

Royals fall to Collins-Maxwell in three

COLO — The Colo-NESCO vollleyball team snapped a three-game winning streak on Tuesday with a loss to Collins-Maxwell at home, 25-10, 25-10, 25-9.

Riley Reischauer and Chelsea Henze combined to lead the Royals (5-11, 4-2) offensively with three kills, while Rylee Purvis had eight digs against the Spartans (12-2, 5-1). Reischauer also led Colo-NESCO in assists with five.

G-R volleyball extends win streak to 9

REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck volleyball team earned its ninth-straight win on Tuesday with a five-set victory over Hudson at home, 20-25, 20-25, 27-25, 25-13, 15-5.

Paige Eiffler led the Rebels (17-6) in kills with 17, followed closely by Saari Kuehl with 14. Maddie Frischmeyer had 45 assists against the Pirates (9-10), and Eiffler led in digs with 11. Kuehl and Megan Swanson also had nine digs, while Tessa Sienknecht had Meriah Wittgreve had eight.