SPORTS SHORTS: MCC’s Ryosuke honored by conference
Coming off a strong performance in two games last week, Marshalltown Community College forward Kino Ryosuke has been named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Ryosuke scored one goal in a 5-1 blowout win at Hawkeye Community College and had both goals against Iowa Central on Saturday to lift the Tigers over the Tritons 2-1.
“Kino continues to be an instrumental part of this team,” MCC head soccer coach Rafael Martinez said. “Not only with his goals but with his work. He understands his role in the team and the group understands how he can help us. Things are going well and I am sure they will continue to get better as the season progresses.”
Ryosuke leads the Tigers in goals with eight in the team’s first five games.
G-R takes five-set win over BCLUW
CONRAD — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck volleyball team earned a comeback win over BCLUW on Tuesday, defeating its NICL West Division foe in five sets on the road, 25-16, 13-25, 22-25, 26-24, 15-13.
Saari Kuehl was the lead attacker for the Rebels (15-6, 2-2) with 13 kills, while Megan Swanson chipped in eight kills of her own. Maddie Frischmeyer led in assists with 33, while Kuehl was the top defender with nine digs.
GMG netters sweep Meskwaki at home
GARWIN — The GMG volleyball team won over Meskwaki in an Iowa Star Conference South Division matchup on Tuesday in three sets, 29-27, 25-3, 25-20.
Peyton Gallentine led the Wolverines (7-12, 2-1) in attacking with 11 kills while Mable Dieleman chipped in six kills. McKensie Vaske led the way defensively with 13 digs, followed by Eve Gallentine with 12, and Madi Krull had 23 assists.
Tori Lasley was led the way offensively for the Warriors (3-13, 1-2) with eight kills, while Michelle Davenport, Leticia Garcia, Delicia Guevara and Payton Tahahwah all had six digs defensively. Guevara and Marley Whitefish both had five assists in the match to lead Meskwaki.
Royals top Valley Lutheran in four sets
COLO — The Colo-NESCO volleyball team earned an Iowa Star South Division win on Tuesday with a four-set victory over Valley Lutheran, 17-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-18.
The Royals (3-10, 2-1) were led offensively by Lindsey Riese with six kills, while Rylee Purvis and Riley Reischauer each had five. Emma Sarver led defensively with 10 digs for Colo-NESCO, and Chelsea Henze had nine assists.
STC takes 4-set win over Williamsburg
TAMA — The South Tama County volleyball team won a home WaMaC West Division game on Tuesday over Williamsburg in four sets, 25-14, 25-13, 16-25, 27-25.
The Trojans (4-8, 1-3) were led offensively by Sadie Smith with 14 kills, while Jaelin Berger and Maddie Rohach each recorded eight kills against the Raiders (4-12, 0-5). Katie Campbell had 29 assists and Grace Jimenez was the top defender with 21 digs.
GMG, North Tama compete at BGM
BROOKLYN — The GMG and North Tama cross country teams were in action on Monday at the BGM Cross Country Invitational.
On the girls side, the Wolverines walked out in a tie for first place with Madrid, with both teams finishing with 40 team points.
GMG’s Kyla Wilkening took the top finish individually wiht a time of 21 minutes, 56 seconds, while Zoe Duncan finished in seventh, Angel Schewe took eighth, and Belle Duncan placed ninth for the Wolverines.
North Tama’s Molly Kvidera led her team in 13th, while the Redhawks finished in fourth with a 162 team points.
For the boys, GMG’s Jackson Edens was the top area finisher with his fifth-place time of 19:10. Spender Tweedy also had a top-15 performance, coming in 14th, and the Wolverines finished in third.
Logan Kennedy led North Tama in 33rd place.
STC harriers race at Vinton-Shellsburg
VINTON — The South Tama cross country teams traveled to compete in the Vinton-Shellsburg Invitational on Tuesday.
Callie Frakes was the top finisher for the Trojan girls, taking ninth place with a time of 22 minutes, 53 seconds. STC didn’t have a team score, but Kelsie York-Morris ran well to finish in 15th.
The Trojans weren’t a complete team on the boys end either, but Tyrin Lasley paced STC with a 19th place time of 19:28.
Fisher leads Cadets at Humboldt Invite
HUMBOLDT — The Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR cross country teams were in action on Monday running in the Humboldt Invite at Joe Sheldon County Park.
The Cadets girls took third in the meet, with Aubrie Fisher finishing in second with a time of 19 minute, 59 seconds. Ellie Meyer and Haley Bakker both finished in the top-25, taking 19th and 24th respectively.
On the boys end, IFA/AGWSR finished in fifth place, paced by Brayden Penning’s 14th place time of 18:58. Seth Mazoway was the next Cadet finisher, coming in 23rd.