SPORTS SHORTS: Sinning leads West Marshall harriers

GRAND JUNCTION — The West Marshall girls’ cross country team tabbed two top-10 finishers en route to a third-place finish at the Greene County Invitational on Thursday night at Spring Lake Park.

Avril Sinning finished in fifth place to lead the Trojans in a time of 20 minutes, 57 seconds, while Grace Girard came in ninth in 21:51. Just outside of the top-10 was Reyna Jorgenson, who clocked in at 22:34 for 12th place.

Sadie Clark took 27th and Mariah Bockes claimed 29th to round out the team scoring efforts for West Marshall, which totaled 70 points and trailed only Class 1A No. 10 Panorama (39) and Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center (45).

The West Marshall boys were eighth out of 10 scoring teams, led by Ron Maxey in 22nd (18:28) and John Hohnstein in 25th (18:41).

North Tama volleyball dealt first loss

JANESVILLE — Bree Thompson tallied 18 kills to help Class 1A No. 1 Janesville hand No. 8 North Tama its first loss of the season, 25-15, 25-21, 25-10, in Thursday’s Iowa Star Conference showdown.

Madison Stanhope and Kennedy Meister added eight kills apiece for Janesville (7-1, 1-0), which hit at .327 efficiency in the conference opener for both teams.

Katie Kopriva paced North Tama (11-1, 0-1) with 13 kills, and Karly Jans added seven kills. Isabel Sierra finished with 21 assists, while Tokoa Kopriva led the defense with 15 digs. Lydia Schafer piled up four blocks in the middle of the Redhawk defense, and North Tama served 44-for-48 with one ace.

North Tama returns home to host Colo-NESCO in Tuesday’s Iowa Star contest.

Royals run in Tigerhawk Invitational

COLFAX — Alexis Britten finished just shy of a top-10 performance in leading the Colo-NESCO girls’ cross country team at the Colfax-Mingo Tigerhawk Invitational on Thursday night.

Britten placed 11th to lead the Royals in a time of 23 minutes, 45 seconds, and Faith Vincent was next across in 28th (26:20). Shelby Smith and Claire Skinner crossed in 50th and 51st, respectively, and Emily Brinkman finished 54th.

Colo-NESCO scored 163 points and finished last out of seven scoring teams.

On the boys’ side, Cole Dulaney collected 28th place to lead the Royals in a time of 21:08. Colo-NESCO came in last out of eight scoring teams with 192 points.

South Hardin competes at Camp Dodge

JOHNSTON — The South Hardin boys’ cross country team took fourth out of six scoring teams in the Class A grouping of the Johnston Invitational on Thursday night at Camp Dodge.

Kolby Winter paced the Tigers with a seventh-place finish, clocking in at 18 minutes, 16 seconds. Jacob VanderWilt was 13th in 18:35, and next across the finish line was Justin Meints in 28th (19:32). Chase Harvey (34th) and Garrison Tripp (35th) completed the scoring for South Hardin.

Bondurant-Farrar, ranked 13th in Class 3A, won the division with 33 points, followed by 1A No. 12 Earlham (45), North Polk (79) and South Hardin (108).

The Tiger girls only had three runners and did not score as a team. Chloe Webb (23:03) and Jordan Carr (23:10) came in 18th and 19th, respectively, and Morgan Reinertson was 65th (33:06).