SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat volleyball hosting skills camps

The Marshalltown Bobcat volleyball staff will be hosting coaches of Midwest Performance Volleyball for Individual Skills camps on July 27-29.

Camp directors include Kaylee Manns, a former Iowa State All-American, Emily Brown, former Big 12 Freshman of the year for Kansas University and Allison Mayfield, a former outside hitter for Kansas University. All three former players are currently on the international circuit.

The camp will cost $85 per person for those from entering ninth through 12th. That session will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. and again from noon to 2 p.m.

For junior high camp, the cost will be $40 per player and will take place from noon to 2 p.m.

For additional info and how to enter the camp, contact head coach Chris Brees at Or at 515-865-5354.

GC/G-R girls netters fall to Comets

CHARLES CITY — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ tennis team had their hands full Monday night with Charles City, as they came away with just a pair of match wins in a 7-2 loss to the Comets (3-7).

Erika Johnson earned a 10-7 win in the No. 6 slot against Taylor Walters and then helped doubles partner Reegan Zinkula grab a 10-3 win against Emma Heidebrink and Walters in the No. 3 doubles hole.

The Spartans (3-6) fell to Aplington-Parkersburg on Tuesday night 9-0.

GC/G-R will take on South Hardin in the first round of the Class 1A Region 3 tournament Saturday at 9 a.m. at Byrnes Park in Waterloo.

Trojans blanked by Western Dubuque

DUBUQUE — The South Tama County girls’ tennis team couldn’t find a win on the sheet Monday afternoon as it fell 9-0 to Western Dubuque.

Laura Fernandez-Garcia got as close as any Trojan in her 10-5 loss to Samantha Kruse in the No. 3 hole. Abrielle Morgan fell 10-4 to Ally Besler in the No. 5 singles hole and Serena Lowe and Morgan lost 10-4 to Kruse and Rachel Ormord in the closest doubles match.

South Tama plays Mount Vernon Saturday at 9 a.m. at Grinnell in the first round of the Class 1A Region 3 tournament at 9 a.m.

South Hardin tripped up by A-P boys

PARKERSBURG — The South Hardin boys’ tennis team found just one match win against Aplington-Parkersburg on Monday in the 8-1 loss.

Aaron Nederhoff and Ty Cook found a 10-7 win in doubles play as the Tigers’ lone win. Cook fell 10-7 to A-P’s Eike Christian-Zootwa 10-7 in the No. 3 hole, as did Dillon Crumley in the No. 4 slot.

South Hardin (1-5) fell to Iowa Falls-Alden on Tuesday night, 7-2, but no match scores were available. The Tigers head to Boone for districts at 9:30 a.m.

Spartan tennis splits a pair of duals

WATERLOO — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ tennis team was on the unfortunate end of a one-sided affair Tuesday night, as it fell 8-1 to Waterloo Columbus.

Landon Graham stole a 6-0, 6-0 of Mason Joblinske in the No. 6 slot for the Spartans’ (6-2) only victory of the afternoon.

No. 1 player Sage Klar took Daniel Buchanan to a third-set super tiebreaker, falling 6-0, 3-6, 10-5. Nick Voss also found himself in a super, but lost to Eli Olmstead 6-3, 4-6, 11-9.

In the No. 3 hole, Chase Boren battled close in a 6-4, 6-3 loss to Corey Mack.

On Monday, the Spartans had the opposite outcome with a 9-0 win of Hampton-Dumont. The closest match was Graham’s at 8-5, but still he prevailed.

Klar and Tjaden Meester got an 8-2 doubles win, Boren and Jordan Hook also won 8-2 in their No. 2 doubles match and Garrett Weldon and Graham won 8-3 in theirs.

Next up for the Spartans is the district meet at Boone today at 9:30 a.m.