SPORTS SHORTS: STC wrestlers win road double dual

ALLEMAN — The Class 2A No. 4 South Tama County wrestling team added two more dual wins to its belt on Tuesday with triangular wins over Creston/Orient-Macksburg and North Polk.

The closest match of the day was against the Panthers, where the Trojans narrowly pulled off a 40-34 victory. Against the Comets, STC won much more comfortably, taking a 53-18 victory.

Seven Trojans won both of their matches on the day. Tanner Probasco, the third-ranked wrestler at 138 pounds, won both of his matches by first-round pin.

Isaac Judge, No. 1 at 152, won his both of his matches by pin as well, one in the first round and one in the second round, while Brady Fritz, No. 5 at 132, won one match by major decision and one by second-round pin.

Dalton Rosenburg, ranked sixth at 182, won one match by forfeit and one by first-round pin, while Pedro Rodriguez came away victorious in both matches at 160, Cael Kellogg won twice at 195 and Mario Moncada got two at 220.

Royal girls win sixth straight

COLO — The Colo-NESCO girls basketball continued its current winning streak on Tuesday by taking down Iowa Star Conference South Division foe Baxter, 62-34, for the team’s sixth-straight victory.

The Royals (6-1, 6-0) started the game off strong with a 16-6 advantage in the first quarter, then they expanded their lead to over 20 in the third quarter by outscoring the Bolts (1-7, 1-4) 14-6.

Faith Vincent had 18 points to lead Colo-NESCO, including three made 3-pointers, while Molly Barten had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Chelsea Henze also reached double figures with 11 points, while Rylee Purvis had six points, five boards and three steals.

The Royals return to action today as they welcome in South Hardin for their final game before winter break. Right out of the break, Colo-NESCO will be taking on Dunkerton in a game at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Jan. 2 starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at Colo-NESCO High School for $8, and the tickets are also good for the Iowa Wolves NBA G League game against the Oklahoma City Blue later that evening.

Colo-NESCO boys fall to Baxter

COLO — The Colo-NESCO boys basketball team was in a close battle on Tuesday evening against Iowa Star Conference South Division opponent Baxter, but the Royals couldn’t quite overcome the Bolts in the end, falling 46-43.

The Royals (5-2, 5-1) were down 27-21 at the half but came out strong in the third quarter to take a 34-28 lead heading into the fourth. The Bolts (4-2, 3-2) closed out the final frame by outscoring Colo-NESCO 18-9, handing the Royals their first divisional loss of the year.

Matthew Hill had a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Colo-NESCO, while Philip Bower had 16 points and nine rebounds.

Will Clapper was the top scorer for Baxter with 13 points, while Travis Lindemoen had 12. Noah Galloway only hit one shot on the night for the Bolts, but it was the game-winning 3-pointer with 7.5 seconds left.

AGWSR girls stay unblemished

ELDORA — The AGWSR girls basketball team rolled to yet another win on Tuesday night by taking down NICL West Division rival South Hardin, 76-36, to stay unbeaten so far this season.

The Class 1A No. 12 Cougars (8-0, 6-0) jumped out to a 31-5 lead in the first quarter and led 53-17 at the half over the Tigers (2-7, 1-3).

Mandy Willems had 23 points, six assists and five steals to lead AGWSR in all three categories, while Taryan Barrick had 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals.

Danae Nelson was the lone South Hardin scorer in double figures with 12 points, while Kiera Anderson and Sarah England each had seven. Nelson also led with eight rebounds.

South Hardin boys hold off AGWSR

ELDORA — The South Hardin boys basketball team won an NICL West Division matchup against AGWSR on Tuesday, 51-46.

It was a close game all night, but the Tigers (5-3, 2-2) outscored the Cougars (3-5, 2-4) 18-13 in the third quarter to ultimately take the advantage.

South Hardin was led by Kaleb Roling with 20 points in the win, while Kevin Rewoldt had a double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds, his fourth double-double of the year.

Alex Hames had 15 points, five rebounds and three assists for AGWSR, while Ethan Ubben had 12 points and five boards.

STC boys edge Independence, 50-47

INDEPENDENCE — The South Tama County boys basketball team won its fifth-straight game on Tueday by taking out WaMaC Conference West Division foe Independence in a close 50-47 decision.

Justus Ward had 16 points to lead the Trojans (6-2, 5-0), while Keith Keahna had a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Nathan Lasley and Gabe Shields both also had eight points in the win against the Mustangs (5-3, 3-1).

Trojan girls break Mustangs, 60-16

INDEPENDENCE — The South Tama County girls basketball team earned its largest win of the season on Tuesday, defeating WaMaC Conference West Division opponent Independence 60-16.

The Trojans (4-5, 3-2) jumped out to a 28-5 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 47-8 lead by halftime over the Mustangs (1-6, 1-2).

Jessica Musgrave had a great night shooting for STC, hitting 10-of-13 shots for a game-high 24 points. She also led the team in rebounding, assists and steals with five boards, six dimes and six takeaways.

Jaelin Berger also reached the double figures with 10 points, while Tylese Reese had seven.