SPORTS SHORTS: AGWSR loses to ranked Cadets in 4

ACKLEY — The AGWSR volleyball team lost a non-conference match to Class 3A No. 12 Iowa Falls-Alden on Tuesday in four sets, 25-9, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18.

The Cougars (7-18) were led offensively by Taylor Sperfslage with 12 kills, followed by Makenna Kuper with eight and Taryan Barrick and Rachel Sicard with seven each. Mandy Willems was the lead facilitator for AGWSR with 35 assists, and Sicard led defensively with 16 digs against the Cadets (23-4).

The Cougars play their final game of the regular season tonight, facing CAL in Latimer starting at 7 p.m.

Royals volleyball falls to Van Meter

COLO — The Colo-NESCO volleyball team lost a non-conference match to Van Meter on Monday in three sets, 25-13, 25-13, 25-10.

The Royals (5-14) only had five total kills in the match, with Riley Reischauer leading the way with two. Emma Sarver had eight digs to lead defensively and Chelsea Henze had two assists against the Bulldogs (23-4).