SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcats go 2-2 at SE Polk tourney
PLEASANT HILL — The Class 5A No. 15 Marshalltown volleyball team headed to Southeast Polk on Saturday, where the Bobcats finished 2-2.
MHS (7-5) beat Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (21-17, 21-18) and Des Moines North (21-6, 21-7) while losing to No. 14 Urbandale (25-18, 25-10) and No. 7 West Des Moines Valley (21-15, 21-11).
Ciara Feldman was the lead Bobcat attacker in the tournament with 33 kills while Regan Mazour finished just behind with 31. Feldman also led defensively with 38 digs, followed by Mazour with 29, McKenna Major with 19 and Emily Hass with 18. Madi Finch finished the day with 60 assists.
Trojans go 4-1 at East Marshall tourney
LE GRAND — The West Marshall volleyball team came away with third place after going 4-1 at the East Marshall Tournament on Saturday, while the host Mustangs were held winless in four matches.
West Marshall (11-2) bookended the day with wins over Benton Community, the latter of which awarded the Trojans with third place. In pool play, the Trojans defeated Benton (21-17, 21-14), Iowa Valley (21-15, 21-13) and HLV (12-21, 21-19, 15-9) before losing to Des Moines Christian (21-19, 21-17). In bracketed play, West Marshall downed Benton again, 21-16, 21-12.
Lexi Keigan and Catherine Sjoblom both had 33 kills to lead the Trojans. Sjoblom also shared team-high honors in digs with 43, joined by Emma deNeui. Teresa Disney added 19 kills to go with a total of eight blocks.
Setters Grace Porter and Hana Hohnstein had 49 and 43 assists, respectively, and Porter added eight kills and four blocks. Sjoblom tallied six service aces, Keigan had five, and both Porter and Hohnstein had four.
East Marshall (2-10) was defeated by HLV (16-21, 21-6, 15-12), Hudson (21-17, 21-18), Benton (21-11, 21-19) and Iowa Valley (21-10, 21-4). The Mustangs were led by Juliana Arifi with 26 kills, but she was the only player with more than five successful attacks. McKenzie Hinegardner had 27 assists and Maria Rasmusson added 19, while Brittany Anderson paced the defense with 24 digs on the day.
Arifi and Cloe Kelling both had four blocks, while Anderson served 28-for-30 with one ace. Arifi went 23-for-25 with a team-leading five aces, and Ryleigh Thompson added two aces. Genesis Wanatee served 19-for-20.
GMG goes 1-3 at home tourney
GARWIN — GMG volleyball finished reached the championship match of its home tournament on Saturday, where the Wolverines fell to Collins-Maxwell in two sets, 25-17, 25-22. Before the championship match, GMG defeated Meskwaki in straight sets, 25-7, 25-20, and fell to Collins-Maxwell (25-17, 25-9) and Waterloo Christian (25-22, 25-20).
Madi Krull had 27 assists in the four games, while Peyton Gallentine finished with 17 kills. Eve Gallentine led defensively with 20 digs.
MCC soccer wins 2-1 over NIACC
MASON CITY — The Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team moved to 3-0 on the season as the NJCAA Division I No. 13 Tigers took out previously-undefeated NIACC on Saturday 2-1 on the road.
MCC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first half off goals by Rafael Vacas and Eneko Lasheras. The Tigers were able to hold on for the 2-1 victory, allowing only a single goal in the 70th minute to NIACC’s Jack Doyle.
MCC travels to Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo on Tuesday for a match starting at 6 p.m.
Grundy Center shuts out Rockford 49-0
ROCKFORD — Grundy Center football rolled to its second win of th season on Friday night with a 49-0 rout of Rockford on the road.
Seven different Spartans scored on the night, with Zach Grant, Caleb Kuiper, Jake Bangasser, Sage Klar, Drew Rathe, Nolan Freeman and Cale Hendricks each crossed the goal line for Grundy Center (2-1).
Kuiper had 218 rushing yards on 19 carries, while the Spartans amassed 584 total yards. The Grundy Center defense forced four interceptions, while sacking Rockford twice.
AGWSR falls at home to Riceville
ACKLEY — The AGWSR football team suffered its first loss of the season on Friday night when the Cougars fell to Riceville at home, 36-10.
Liam Stubbe failed to break 100 yards rushing for the first time this year, going for 94 yards on 21 carries. Alec Stahl scored the Cougars’ only touchdown of the night off a 53-yard pass from Aaron Roelfs.
Lucas Star had five solo tackles and seven assists for AGWSR (2-1), while Stahl had two solo and 10 assists.
South Hardin downed by East Marshall
ELDORA — The South Hardin football team dropped a home game on Friday to East Marshall, 16-0.
Dalton Lake went 11-for-23 passing for 59 yards and two interceptions, and Tanner Lawrence rushed for 75 yards on 14 carries. Colton Haley led in receiving with seven catches for 37 yards. Defensively for the Tigers (1-3), Tyrell Todd led the way with six solo tackles, while Jason Startvedt had five solo tackles and one assist. Skartvedt also had an interception, as did Tyler Briggs.