SPORTS SHORTS: Comet girls win own golf tournament
UNION — The BCLUW girls’ golf team finished with four of the lowest six scores en route to winning its own Comet Invite on Monday at South Hardin Recreation Area.
Lauren Anderson placed third with a 48 while Bailey Ashton, and Mackenzie and Madison Trinkle each shot 51 to bring BCLUW to a 201 team total. Lili Wilson’s 52 and Kate Garber’s 54 didn’t count to the Comets’ scoring but were still among the top 13 rounds.
North Tama’s Claire Schafer was meet medalist with her 41, while Tylyn Eicher was runner-up with a 44 for East Marshall. South Hardin’s Jaelyn Allen and West Marshall’s Brooke Snider both shot 50 for fourth place.
West Marshall (218), North Tama (219) and East Marshall (220) led the chase pack behind the host Comets, followed by Hudson (227), South Hardin (232), AGWSR (237) and Union Community (244).
Trojan boys win BCLUW golf tourney
CONRAD — The top four places were separated by four strokes, with the West Marshall boys’ golf team emerging as champions of Monday’s Comet Invite at Oakwood Golf Course.
The Trojans totaled 187 to outlast BCLUW (189), Union Community (191) and GMG (191). GMG’s Aaron Fleming earned medalist honors with a 7-over-par 42, but the Wolverines took fourth place after a fifth-score tiebreaker.
BCLUW’s Keegan Rhinehart was runner-up with his round of 43, with AGWSR’s Keon Huffman and Alex Hames tying for third place at 44.
West Marshall’s Hunter Pfantz and Conley Petermeier tied for fifth at 45, and were aided by Caleb Keigan (48) and Jake Vawter (49). The host Comets got rounds of 47 from Calob Keller and Blake Mann, and rounds of 52 for Lane Stanley, Brad Barkema and Jonny Neff.
AGWSR came away fifth (200), East Marshall was sixth (202), North Tama seventh (207), Hudson eighth (211) and Gladbrook-Reinbeck ninth (229).
Eric Ommen led East Marshall with a 45, Paden Ketter shot 51 for North Tama, and Mason Skovgard led G-R with a 51.
Coberley paces Trojans at Meskwaki
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Beau Coberley went 4-for-4 to lead the West Marshall boys’ track and field team at the Meskwaki Dream Builders Invitational on Monday night.
Coberley won a pair of individual events and was a part of a pair of triumphant Trojan relays. He prevailed in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 10 inches, and was first in the 200-meter run in 24 seconds.
Coberley anchored the 4×200 meter relay to victory, joining up with Josh Larsen, Jake Tollefson and Cameron Bannister for a winning time of 1:34.32. In the sprint medley, the same quartet clocked in at 1:39.12 for first place.
The 4×800 relay team of Joe Halverson, Ron Maxey, John Hohnstein and Seth Diser took first place as well in a time of 9:14.30.
Maxey collected second-place points in the 400 (54.83), while the 4×100 foursome of Larsen, Tollefson, Brian Morrison and Bannister scored silver in 45.83. Halverson and Maxey took second and third, respectively, in the 800, while Hohnstein was third in the 1,600.
West Marshall’s shuttle hurdle relay team of Trace Markle, Levi Cowan, Blaise Bouchard and Maxey made its way to third in 1:12.39.
No other results or team scores were available as of press time.
Spartans settle for third at Columbus
WATERLOO — The Grundy Center boys’ golf team used a third-score tiebreaker to take third place at the Waterloo Columbus Sailor Invite on Saturday at Gates Park Golf Course.
The Spartans finished tied with Waverly-Shell Rock with a 356 team total but took the bronze behind a lower fifth scorer than the Go-Hawks. Jake Bangasser led Grundy Center with a fourth-place finish after his round of 11-over-par 83, and Matthew Sternhagen came in eighth with an 85.
Nolan Freeman (93) and Travis Kuester (95) rounded out the scoring for the Spartans, while a 96 from Andy Cox broke the tie for third place.
Dike-New Hartford hoarded the hardware with the team title and the top three finishers, shooting a 322. Bo Weissenfluh was medalist with a 1-over 73, Ben Freese was runner-up at 78 and Colton Harberts carded an 82.
Independence (347) held off Grundy Center and Waverly-Shell Rock for second, North Fayette Valley was fifth (359) and host Waterloo Columbus came in sixth (360).
North Tama hosts golf tournament
TRAER — The North Tama boys’ golf team took second place and the Redhawk girls were fourth at their own tournament on Saturday at Traer Golf & Country Club.
The North Tama boys totaled 344 to finish behind East Buchanan’s 335, while Grundy Center’s junior varsity was third (406) in the five-team meet.
The host Redhawks were led by Derek Weber’s 83, good for third place. Jack Dostal shot 86, Skyler Staker added an 87, and 88s from Paden Ketter and Ryan Waller rounded out the scoring.
Wesley Willis (97), Brayden King (101), Payton McMartin (103) and Preston Breyfogle (105) scored for Grundy Center’s JV.
On the girls’ side, Gilbert won the team title at 326 with East Buchanan (381), BCLUW (383), North Tama (428) and Clarksville (476) giving chase. The Tigers’ Britta Snyder shot a 1-over-par 71 for medalist as Gilbert tallied four of the low five rounds.
Lauren Anderson shot 87 to place fourth for BCLUW, while Madison Trinkle was seventh with a 92. Claire Schafer’s 94 was eighth overall to lead the host Redhawks, and Olivia Schrier shot 103.