SPORTS SHORTS: Conference track meets rescheduled
Due to the string of severe weather in the area, the NICL West Division, Iowa Star Conference and WaMaC Conference track and field meets scheduled for Thursday have been moved to Monday.
The NICL West boys and girls will still be in action in Grundy Center, with their meet starting at 4 p.m. on Monday.
The Iowa Star meet will still be held on the Meskwaki Settlement, with the meet starting at 4:30 p.m.
The WaMaC meet has changed, with the West Division meet now taking place at Benton Community in Van Horne, starting at 4:30 p.m.
STC girls down Benton for third win
TAMA — The South Tama County girls soccer team earned its third win of the year on Thursday with a 2-1 home win over WaMaC Conference West Division foe Benton Community.
The Trojans (3-7, 2-5) trailed with under 10 minutes left on the clock, but Jaelin Berger put in the equalizer in the 72nd minute to send the game into overtime, her first goal of the season.
Sadie Smith ended the game in overtime with her fifth goal of the year as STC moved to 3-1 at home.
The Trojans next host Ballard on Saturday.
No. 2 Go-Hawks shut out Rebels, 2-0
REINBECK — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls soccer team lost to Class 2A No. 2 Waverly-Shell Rock on Thursday, 2-0, in a rain-shortened game.
Even though the game was called 55 minutes in, the Go-Hawks (8-0) got up 21 shots on goal in the win over the Rebels (5-4). Carsen Hamann did well to minimize the damage, however, recording 19 saves to keep her team in the game. GC/G-R wasn’t able to keep up offensively, however, with Makenzie Martens and Cora Saak recording the only two shots on goal for the Rebels.
Spartan girls hold off South Hardin
GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy Center girls’ golf team hosted South Hardin in an NICL West Division dual despite the weather on Thursday night, and the Spartans emerged victorious 201-221 at Town & Country Golf Club.
Lauren Dirks led the host Spartans with a runner-up medalist round of 48, with a trio of Grundy Center golfers — Frannie Brown, Claire Verly and Josie Holke-Farnam — each shooting 51 to round out the team total.
South Hardin’s Jaelyn Allen earned meet medalist honors for her 47. Claire Brinkmeyer added a 52, and Ashley Heubner and Emily Stansbury both carded a 61.
Miller, Jansen score aces at Collison
Two golfers hit the jackpot last week at the Collison Par 3 Golf Course.
Joe Miller nailed a hole-in-one at the ninth hole on April 28 using a 6-iron, with Cole Jansen, Travis Hunt, Andrew Tuttle and Pete Collison serving as witness.
Clearly Jansen was inspired by the shot, as four holes later he scored a hole-in-one himself on the 13th using a pitching wedge. Pete Collison, Nate Minkel and Hunt served as his witnesses.