Trojan girls third, Colo-NESCO fifth

JEFFERSON – Colo-NESCO junior Alexis Britten grabbed 11th place overall in a time of 22 minutes, 29.46 seconds and helped the Royals to a sixth-place finish Thursday night at the Green County Cross Country Invitational at Spring Lake Park.

Faith Vincent was 25th for the Royals and came through in 23:54; Angela Brinkman was 48th in 25:10 and Grace Stalzer was 52nd in a time of 25:28. Lauryn Hill rounded out scoring for the Royals with a 59th-place finish in 25:56. The Royals tallied 157 points total, missing fifth-place Roland-Story by one point.

The West Marshall girls’ cross country team took third with 100 points, led by Avril Sinning’s 16th-place finish. She came through in 22:59, beating out teammate Allison Hilleman, who was 19th in a time of 23:21.

Maddy Gerhart was third on the Trojans’ team with a 29th-place finishin 24:09. Shannon Breja was 31st in a time of 24:16 and Emma Pierce rounded out scoring for West Marshall in a time of 24:28, good enough for 35th place.

Weig leads West Marshall boys

JEFFERSON – Edison Weig was 21st and the West Marshall boys’ cross country team was 10th as a team at Thursday night’s Green County Cross Country Invitational at Spring Lake Park.

Weig ran a time of 18 minutes, 25.32 seconds in Thursday night’s 5K. John Hohnstein was 33rd in a time of 19:10.

Mark VanMetre, Seth Diser and James Roelsgard rounded out scoring for the Trojans with 56th, 57th, and 99th-place finishes, respectively.

The Colo-NESCO boys’ team was also on hand, coming in 13th with 393 points. Cole Dulaney led the way for the Royals with a 54th-place finish in 20:24. Caleb Vaughn was second on the team in 125th place in a time of 24:04, and Ashton Graddick was 131st in a time of 24:15. Shawn Gilbert was 141st for the Royals, running a 25:02 and Christian Norris was the Royals’ No. 5 runner with a time of 26:12, good enough for 151st place.

Comets make quick work of Tigers

ELDORA – The BCLUW volleyball team dispatched South Hardin in three sets in the Comets’ NICL West Division opener on Thursday night, defeating the Tigers 25-19, 25-14, 25-19.

Samantha Ubben was the go-to attacker for BCLUW (6-2, 1-0), recording 15 kills on 28 swings with just three errors for a .429 hitting percentage. Easton Swanson added seven kills, Jordyn Beeghly had six and Leah Yantis added five kills for the Comets. Sophomore setter Cate Nason finished with 23 assists, and Kaylee Goecke led the defense with eight digs. Swanson notched three blocks, while Goecke served 10-for-10. Ubben had the team’s lone service ace.