SPORTS SHORTS: Wolverines clobber Clarksville, 58-37
GARWIN — The GMG boys basketball team won a cross-Iowa Star Conference matchup against Clarksville from the North Division on Thursday, 58-37.
The Wolverines (7-8) started the game hot, taking a 20-4 lead over the Indians (3-14) after the first quarter.
Brayden Peterson had 19 points to lead GMG, followed by Aaron Fleming with 13. Brock Baldazo also had nine points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Chris Behrends was the leading scorer for Clarksville with 12 points.
STC Trojan wrestlers go 3-0 at CPU
CENTER POINT — The Class 2A No. 8 South Tama County wrestling team won all three of its duals in a quadrangular hosted by Center Point-Urbana on Thursday night.
The Trojans took out Maquoketa (66-15), Maquoketa Valley (60-12) and the tournament-host Stormin’ Pointers (56-23) in its final multi-team dual of the regular season.
Of the 11 wins STC had against the Wildcats, five of them were by pinfall. Brayden Smith beat Canyon Richardson by pin in the first period at 126 pounds, and Josh Theisson did the same in his win over Evan Elgin at 170.
No. 4 at 138 Tanner Probasco defeated Tim Harmon by second-period pin, while No. 1 at 152 Isaac Judge beat Robert Hildebrand, also by second-period pin. Mario Moncada was the final pin win for the Trojans against Maquoketa valley, defeating Michael Feldmann by second-period fall at 220.
It was a similar story against the Cardinals, as South Tama took eight of its 11 wins by pinfall. No.4 at 133 Brady Fritz defeated Payton Schueller in a first-period pin, No. 9 at 145 Colton Vest took a first-period pin over Cayden Oestern, while No. 6 at 182 Dalton Rosenberg beat Liam Aunan by an early second-period pin. Probasco, Judge, Theisson and Moncada all also pinned their Maquoketa opponents.
The Trojans were challenged the most by CPU, but they still came away with five pinfall victories. Smith, Fritz, Vest, Theisson and Cael Kellogg all recorded pins against the Stormin’ Pointers, while Pedro Rodriguez received a technical fall victory over Avery Clark by winning 18-1 in the match.
Bobcat JV boys beat back A-P, 48-31
PARKERSBURG — The Marshalltown boys junior varsity basketball team took down the Aplington-Parkersburg junior varsity squad on Thursday, 48-31.
Jaden Van Law scored 20 points to lead the Bobcats, hitting six 3-pointers in the process, while Eric Kapayou had 13 points in the win.
MHS JV bowlers claim conference titles
DES MOINES — Both the Marshalltown boys and girls junior varsity teams won the CIML Iowa Conference junior varsity bowling meet on Wednesday, with the Bobcat boys winning with a score of 2,723 and the MHS girls rolling a 2,163 at Val Lanes.
Carson Potter was the top bowler for the boys squad with a series score of 386, good enough for fourth individually in the meet. Rounding out the boys scores were Ryan Hunt with a 351, Dylan Witt’s 342, Chase Reeves with a 341, Andrew Laybon’s 332, and Logan Proffitt’s 302.
Emily Diggins was the top bowler individually in the girls meet with a 319 series, four pins ahead of Mackenzie Sharpe from Fort Dodge. Kylee Witt came in fourth individually with her 304, and Ashlyn Rutledge’s 297 was good enough for sixth. Rounding out the Bobcat girls’ scores was Alam Rivera-Reyes and Eliseya Wunschel with a 246 each and Addi Seymour with a 216.
Iowa wrestling’s Lee honored by NCAA
IOWA CITY — One day after earning weekly Big Ten Conference honors, University of Iowa freshman Spencer Lee has been named NCAA Wrestler of the Week.
Lee, ranked No. 3 in the country at 125 pounds, upset top-rated Nathan Tomasello, 3-2, last week at Ohio State.
Lee is 9-1 overall this season, and 3-0 since removing his redshirt, with three wins over top-10 opponents.
The NCAA and Big Ten Conference weekly honors are the first of Lee’s career. He is the third Hawkeye to earn Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors this season. Michael Kemerer won the award Nov. 28, and Alex Marinelli won on Dec. 12.