SPORTS SHORTS: Rebels rough up Cedar Valley Christian on the pitch
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Class 1A No. 15 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys soccer team picked up its first win of the season in a big way on Tuesday by beating Cedar Valley Christian 11-0 in 40 minutes.
Eli Thede had three goals to lead the Rebels (1-1) while Ethan Gienger and Brady Jacobsen each had two goals. Colton Clark, Hunter Hawk, Travis Kuester and Jace Petersen all also found the back of the net. Kale Hasselman had two saves for GC/G-R.
STC girls tennis nearly sweeps Maquoketa, 8-1
MAQUOKETA — The South Tama County girls tennis team got its first meet win of the season on Tuesday with an 8-1 victory over WaMaC Conference opponent Maquoketa.
The Trojans (1-2) swept the doubles matches and went 5-1 in singles against the Cardinals. Zoee Buffalo wan an 8-1 winner at No. 2 singles, Anna Glendy won 8-0 at No. 3, Hope Werner took an 8-1 decision at No. 4, Kaylynn Dunn won 8-3 at No. 5 and Enriqueta Diego was an 8-4 victor at No. 6.
In the doubles matches, Abbie Morgan and Buffalo were 8-3 winners at No. 1, while Werner and Dunn took an 8-1 win and Glendy and Diego were 8-0 victors.
GC/G-R girls soccer squad shuts out Cedar Valley
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Class 1A No. 13 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls soccer team continued its undefeated start to the season with a 7-0 victory over Cedar Valley Christian on Tuesday.
Belen Ellenberger and Jacque Kuester both had two goals for the Rebels (3-0) while Sydney Mathews, Maddie McMartin and Brianna Strohbehn all scored as well. McMartin also added two assists to her total.
Carsen Hamann played 55 minutes in goal for GC/G-R and didn’t allow a score for a third-straight game, and Makenzie Martens cleaned up the final 25 minutes in net.
Garber’s four golds lead Comets to 2nd at GMG meet
LE GRAND — The BCLUW boys track and field team placed second at the East Marshall Boys Invitational on Monday with 106 points.
Jack Garber once again had a four-gold day for the Comets, as he won the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.39 seconds, the 110 high hurdles with a career-best 14.67 seconds, and the 400 hurdles in a time of 57.20. Garber, Coby Willett, Koty Kruse and Neifer Ralston combined to win the shuttle hurdle relay with a 1:03.28.
Caleb Silver also had a pair of wins, as he took the top placing in the 1,600 after crossing the line in 4:54.26, then Silver, Carson Hoffman, Jesse Moore and Ralston won the distance medley relay in 3:52.63.
Ralston had a good showing in the 400 hurdles, coming in just behind Garber in second with a 57.49, and the 4×800 team of Silver, Ruben Montoya, Treye Teske and Henry Kaisand was second in 8:53.50.
East Marshall placed fourth out of 12 teams in its home meet with 93 points.
Gage Hulin had the lone event win for the mustangs by taking first in the long jump with a vault of 20 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Hulin also took second in the 400 with a 55.06.
Austin Elliott took second in the 100 with an 11.47, Cam Hungerford was second in the 800 in a time of 2:09.20, Hunter Vilez took second in the discus with a throw of 130-10, the 4×400 team of Hulin, Hungerford, Elliott and Dane Thompson was second in 3:42.96 and the distance medley relay team of Sebastian Denham, Korbin Seth, Cade Curphy and Elliott was second in 3:54.06.
BCLUW girls capture team championship at GMG Relays
TAMA — The BCLUW girls track and field team won the GMG Relays on Monday with 176 team points.
The Comets took the top placing in four events and finished second in 11 on the day.
Katie Thompson won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 5 minutes, 51.1 seconds, and she took second in the 200 with a 27.67 and third in the 100 with a 13.24.
Madison Engle was the winner of the 400 for BCLUW with a 1:07.58, and Betula Messerly was second in 1:08.01. Kerrigan Hatch won the discus with a distance of 95 feet, 2 inches, and Dahlia Gardiner won the long jump with a vault of 14-1. Kiersten Kruse was just behind Gardiner in the long jump with a 13-9, and she was second in the high jump with a season-best 5 feet.
Lizzie Garber took second in both the 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles and Erin Asche was second in the shot put with a throw of 95-2.
North Tama was third out of seven teams with 88 points. Takoa Kopriva won the high jump for the Redhawks with her vault of 5 feet.
Three relays also took top marks for North Tama, with the 4×400 winning with a 4:36.63, the 4×800 winning with an 11:29.24 and the sprint medley relay taking first with a 2:02.71.
GMG was fifth in its home meet with 45 points. Maesa Groth had the best individual performance for the Wolverines by taking second in the 1,500 with a 5:56.92 and second in the 3,000 with a 13:51.15. The 4×800 team also was second for GMG with a 12:00.78.
Meskwaki was sixth with 36 team points. Danielle Seymour won the shot put for the Warriors with a heave of 32-8.5, and she was third in the discus. Payton Tahahwah placed third in the 400 hurdles, and Shye Johnson was second in the 400, fourth in the 1,500 and fifth in the 800 and long jump.
Wolverines score second in home track and field event
TAMA — The GMG boys track and field team finished second in its home GMG Relays on Monday with 122 points.
Ethan Karsjen had the lone individual win for the Wolverines by taking first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.45 seconds. Karsjen was also third in the 800 with a 2:25.27.
The sprint medley relay team also took top placings for GMG with a time of 1:41.22. The shuttle hurdle relay was second in 1:14.52, Carson Wobeter placed second in the 200 with a time of 24.27 and he was third in the 100 with an 11.26. Brock Baldazo was just behind Wobeter in the 200 with a 24.81 to place third, Jackson Edens was second in the 3,200 with a 10:51.89 and Connor Murty was second in the discus with a toss of 110 feet, 9 inches.
North Tama placed third out of six teams with 115 points. The shuttle hurdle relay team won for the Redhawks with a time of 1:03.57, and Cael Even won the 400 hurdles 1:04.28. Gabe Kopriva followed just behind Even with a 1:06.93 to take second.
North Tama really cleaned up in the field events. Ryan McLean won the shot put with a throw of 43-6, Hale Hulme won the high jump with a height of 5-6 and Taten Payne won the long jump with a vault of 20-1.
Meskwaki was sixth in the meet with 23 points. The bulk of those points came from Tate Bear, who won the discus with a throw of 122-6. Evan Nelson was fourth in the 400 with a time of 59.62 and he was sixth in the 800.