SPORTS SHORTS: No. 7 Hawkeyes pin down Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Iowa wrestling team got six bonus-point victories out of nine match wins in pummeling Maryland 40-6 in Sunday’s Big Ten Conference dual inside the Xfinity Center.
Second-ranked Brandon Sorensen pinned Peter Dedesco at 149 pounds and No. 13 Alex Marinelli flattened Brendan Burnham at 165. Both pins came in the first period and were a part of seventh-ranked Iowa’s dominant decision over the host Terrapins (3-4, 0-4).
The Hawkeyes (7-0, 3-0) won the first nine matches to take a 40-0 lead before forfeiting at heavyweight to one of Maryland’s two ranked wrestlers, No. 10 Yousif Hemida.
Mustangs post 1-3 day at Grinnell
GRINNELL — The East Marshall/GMG wrestling team went 1-3 at the Grinnell Duals on Saturday, getting its lone win by doubling up on ADM to take fourth place.
The Mustangs (3-5) opened with losses to Wilton, 56-18, and Mount Pleasant, 39-24, before beating the ADM Tigers, 54-27. The day ended with a 50-27 defeat at the hands of tournament host Grinnell.
Noah Bandstra and Carson Burchland both went 4-0 to lead the Mustangs in the tournament. Bandstra posted three pins and a decision to go unbeaten on the day at 170 pounds. Burchland racked up a pin, two decisions and a forfeit for his perfect day.
Dane Thompson (126) and Cole Nauman (152) both went 3-1 for East Marshall/GMG, which returns to action with a home double dual Thursday against Hudson and Aplington-Parkersburg.
Bobcat JV matmen go 4-1 at SE Polk
PLEASANT HILL — The Marshalltown junior varsity wrestling team finished in fifth place at the Southeast Polk Duals on Saturday, going 4-1 in dual competition.
The Bobcats defeated Atlantic (56-17) before suffering their only defeat, 45-27, to Cedar Rapids Jefferson. MHS closed out pool play by beating Southeast Polk Gold (42-21) and Dowling Catholic (54-27) before topping Newton (57-18) in the fifth-place contest.
Carson Williams (182 pounds) went 4-0 in contested matches to lead the Bobcats on the mat, recording one pin and one major decision. Deonte Dean (120) was 4-1 with two pins, while John Loney (145) went 4-0 with one pin and two wins by forfeit. Jesus Munoz (195) went 2-1 with a pair of pinfalls.
MHS freshman boys edge Dodgers
The Marshalltown freshman boys’ basketball team outlasted Fort Dodge for a 46-45 victory in Friday’s CIML Iowa Conference contest at Lenihan Intermediate School.
Michael Floyd finished with 13 points to lead the Bobcats (2-2, 1-0) to victory. Brendan Bates added eight points, Jakob Borisky chipped in seven and Justin Melde had six as eight different players scored for MHS.
D’Arien Calahan led Fort Dodge with 19 points.