SPORTS SHORTS: Iowa Star Conference All-Star games
The Iowa Star Conference All-Star game will be held on March 22 at Dunkerton High School.
The girls all-star game will start at 6 p.m. and the boys will follow at 8. There will also be a 3-point shooting contest and a dunk contest between the two games.
For the south girls all-star team, Madi Krull, Zoe Duncan, Mable Dieleman, Tory Novotny and Kelsey Vaverka will represent GMG and Abigail Iron Shell will play for Meskwaki.
On the boys side, Tate Bear goes for Meskwaki on the south team, as do Hale Hulme, Noah Bond and Cael Even for North Tama and Kolton Gill, Aaron Fleming, Brock Baldazo, Brayden Peterson and Blaze Krull for GMG. Redhawks head coach Alex Tagtow will coach the Iowa Star South boys team.
Local boys track teams run at Wartburg
WAVERLY — The South Tama County and East Marshall boys indoor track teams were in action on Tuesday at the Wartburg College Invitational.
The best result came in the high jump, where defending Class 3A state high-jump champion Keith Keahna placed second for the Trojans in the high jump with a vault of 6 feet, 5 inches. Jappanah Kellogg from Ames won with a jump of 6-6.
The STC 4×400-meter relay team of Drake Crawford, Sonny Demarce, Keahna and Gabe Babinat also had a top-10 finish by taking eighth with a time of 3 minute, 45.96 seconds.
Austin Elliott had the best finish for the Mustangs, as he took sixth in the 200 with after crossing the line in 23.97. Elliott also was 11th in the 55.
The East Marshall 4×800 team of Cam Hungerford, Dane Thompson, Logan Bowie and Cade Curphy finished in 15th, while Curphy was 15th in the 1,600 and Hungerford 16th in the 800.
Hawkeye women hosting celebration
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa athletic department will host a Big Ten Tournament championship celebration and NCAA Tournament selection watch part for the women’s basketball team on Monday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the Big Ten Championship celebration begins at 5 p.m. Fans will then join the team in watching the live NCAA Selection Show at 6 p.m.
Concession stands, the Hawkeye Fan Shop and ticket office will be open during the event. Tickets are on sale now.
Carleton up for Cheryl Miller Award
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Iowa State University senior Bridget Carleton was named a finalist for the Cheryl Miller Award for the best small forward in the nation, the Basketball Hall of Fame announced Wednesday.
Carleton, who was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, is leading the conference in scoring with 21.4 points per game. She also averages 8.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.3 blocks per contest.
The Cyclones finished second in the conference in both the regular season and in the Big 12 tournament. The Cyclones boast a No. 13 ranking by The Associated Press.
Carleton ranks second in Iowa State history with 2,088 career points. She’s also third in blocked shots in Cyclone history with 122, third in steals with 209, third in free-throw percentage with 85.4 percent and fourth in free-throws made at 443.
Joining Carleton as finalists are Sophie Cunningham from Missouri, Kaila Charles from Maryland, Jackie Young from Notre Dame and Satou Sabally from Oregon.
The winner of the Cheryl Miller Small Forward of the Year Award will be determined by a combination of fan votes and input from the Basketball Hall of Fame selection committee. Fans are encouraged to cast their votes at www.hoophallawards.com from March 15-29.