SPORTS SHORTS: Spartans suffer first loss at Marion

MARION — The Class 2A No. 3 Grundy Center volleyball team found itself on the losing side for the first time this season when it dropped a match to Class 4A No. 12 Marion in the Indians’ home tournament on Saturday.

The Spartans (20-1) fell to Marion in two sets in the semifinal round, 25-20, 25-22. Kylie Willis had 10 kills in the loss while Brooke Flater had seven and Hailey Wallis and Landry Luhring each had five. Willis was also the top defender with 14 digs, followed by Landry Luhring with eight and Kyah Luhring with seven. Emerson Kracht had 14 assists in the loss, while Sydney Matthews had 12.

Grundy Center won three other matches on the day, taking down Union (21-19, 24-22), Benton (21-19, 21-12), and Class 2A No. 13 Iowa City Regina (21-9, 21-19).

Cougars finish 3-1 at G-R tourney

REINBECK — The AGWSR volleyball team had its best tournament showing yet this season on Saturday, finishing the 3-1 at the Gladbrook-Reinbeck tournament.

The Cougars (5-11) defeated North Butler (16-21, 21-14, 17-15), Waterloo Christian (28-26, 25-13) and Colo-Nesco (25-16, 25-20) while falling to East Buchanan (21-14, 21-15).

Rachel Sicard led AGWSR offensively with 20 kills, while Taryan Barrick had 19 on the day. Mandy Willems finished the tournament with 49 assists.

Defensively, Willems was the lead with 29 digs for the Cougars, while Taylor Sperfslage had 27.

GMG volleyball goes 2-3 at G-R invite

REINBECK — The GMG volleyball team finished the day 2-3 at the Gladbrook-Reinbeck tournament on Saturday.

The Wolverines (6-12) took down Waterloo Christian (21-8, 21-17) and Colo Nesco (21-17, 16-21, 15-11) while losing to Gladbrook-Reinbeck (21-6, 21-6) in pool play. In the championship bracket, GMG lost to East Buchanan (25-20, 25-22) and North Butler (25-18, 25-23).

Peyton Gallentine had 11 kills in the five games to lead the Wolverines, while McKenzie Vaske had nine. Eve Gallentine had 30 digs on the day, again followed by Vaske with 24, and Madi Krull had 28 assists.

Redhawk football falls to Hudson

TRAER — The North Tama football lost a Class A District 5 game to Hudson on Friday at home 53-12.

Redhawks quarterback Skyler Staker through for 221 yards and a touchdown on the night while completing 13 of his 20 passes. Tyler Morrison led North Tama (1-3, 0-2) on the ground with 46 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and he was the leading receiver, going for 75 yards off three receptions.

Staker was the lead tackler in the game with four solo tackles and four assists. Noah Bond had three solo tackles and five assists and a fumble recovery against the Tigerhawks (4-0, 2-0).

AGWSR shut out by No. 1 Don Bosco

GILBERTVILLE — The AGWSR football team suffered its second loss of the season on Friday night as the Cougars were shut out by 8-Man No. 1 Don Bosco, 66-0.

Titan Opperman started behind center for the injured Aaron Roelfs, and he finished the game 5-for-10 for 86 yards through the air.

Trey Lashbrook was the most effective runner for the Cougars (2-2) as he went for 25 yards on three carries. Liam Stubbe got his yards in receiving, rather than his usual ground work, catching four balls for 79 yards.

Stubbe was the lead tackler for AGWSR as well with four solo tackles, while Lucas Starr had three solo tackles and two assists.