SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs take down Cougars in 4 sets

LE GRAND — The East Marshall volleyball team earned an NICL West Division win over AGWSR on Thursday in four sets, 25-21, 25-14, 21-25, 25-17.

Juliana Arifi finished with a team-high 31 kills and 11 digs for the Mustangs (7-10, 2-2), while Genesis Wanatee contributed eight kills and 10 digs to finish second in both categories and she had four aces to lead the team.

Maria Rasmusson had 32 assists and six digs, while Zoeie Fontanini had seven digs, Suda Leschin had three blocks and Quin Damman had three aces.

Comets fall victim to No. 1 Spartans

GRUNDY CENTER — The BCLUW volleyball team lost an NICL West Division match against Class 2A No. 1 Grundy Center on Thursday in straight sets, 25-20, 25-16, 25-14.

Easton Swanson led the way in kills for the Comets (10-5, 3-1) with eight, while Jade Hammers and Madi Ubben each had five.

Lizzie Garber and Cate Nason split time at setter with 11 assists each, while Swanson and Olivia Hughes each had four digs. Parker Scurr was 11-for-11 in service with three aces against the Spartans (16-0, 3-0).

GMG netters swept by Colo-NESCO

COLO — The GMG volleyball team lost an Iowa Star Conference South Division match to Colo-NESCO in three sets on Thursday, 25-16, 25-16, 25-14.

Kelsey Vaverka led the Wolverines (3-8, 1-1) in kills with five, aces with three and digs with 12. Emily Vaugh had 10 digs and two kills, while Madi Krull had five assists and Jordan Yilek had four.

Redhawks run at Lynnville-Sully Invite

SULLY — The North Tama cross country was in action at the Lynville-Sully Invitational on Thursday, and two boys finished in the top 25 for the Redhawks.

Logan Kennedy came in 20th with a time of 20:46, while Sam Snyder finished just behind in 21st with a time of 20:48. Juan Sanchez was the only other boys varsity runner for North Tama, and he finished in 41st with a time of 22:43.

Molly Kvidera was the top placer for the Redhawk girls, coming in 29th with a time of 25:16. Elina Aghabekyan, Jordan Rigel and Sabryna Rigel came in 55th, 58th and 68th respectively.