SPORTS SHORTS: North Tama netters hold off Rebels
TRAER — Katie Kopriva and Karly Jans combined for 38 kills as Class 1A No. 8 North Tama took down Gladbrook-Reinbeck in four sets here Thurday night, 21-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-13.
Kopriva came away with 22 kills on 46 swings for the Redhawks (26-7), adding 15 digs and a team-leading three service aces to the mix. Jans had 16 kills and a team-high three blocks.
Isabel Sierra finished with 38 assists and 13-for-13 serving with two aces, and Takoa Kopriva led the way with 20 digs.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck (22-9) was led by 12 kills apiece from Saari Kuehl and Megan Swanson. Maddie Frischmeyer finished with 38 assists and three total blocks, and Paige Eiffler chipped in nine kills. Swanson led the defense with eight digs in the loss.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck hosts AGWSR in Tuesday’s 1A Region 3 opener, while North Tama has a first-round bye in Region 4 play. The Redhawks will host either Lynnville-Sully or Collins-Maxwell on Oct. 23 in Traer.
AGWSR sweeps twinbill at CAL
LATIMER — The AGWSR volleyball team closed its regular season with a pair of wins over Iowa Star Conference teams on Thursday night at CAL High School.
The Cougars (9-18) defeated the host Cadets 25-10, 25-10, before beating Baxter 27-25, 25-21.
Alyssa Hames had four kills to lead AGWSR offensively in the match against CAL. Mandy Willems handed out 10 assists, Taylor Sperfslage had six digs, and the Cougars served up 16 aces.
Sperfslage’s six kills and nine digs led AGWSR against the Bolts. Rachel Sicard had five kills and nine digs, while Willems racked up 18 assists, eight digs and served 14-for-14 with two aces. Hames served 21-for-21 with a team-high three aces, while Taryan Barrick and Makenna Kuper had three blocks apiece to lead the Cougars defensively.
AGWSR opens Class 1A Region 3 play on the road Tuesday night, taking on host Gladbrook-Reinbeck at 7 p.m.
South Hardin takes down Colo-NESCO
COLO — The South Hardin volleyball team racked up just its third win of the season, sweeping host Colo-NESCO in Thursday’s non-conference pairing.
The Tigers (3-20) prevailed in straight sets, winning 25-15, 25-19, 25-18. No South Hardin statistics were available as of press time.
For Colo-NESCO (5-15), Maggie Barten and Molly Barten had two kills apiece to lead the Royals at the net. Chelsea Henze totaled five assists. Riley Reischauer served 13-for-13, and Emma Sarver’s eight digs paced the defense.
Colo-NESCO travels to face Baxter in Tuesday’s Class 1A Region 3 opening round. South Hardin hosts 3A No. 3 Waterloo Columbus in their Region 5 quarterfinal on Wednesday.