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SPORTS SHORTS: Field events lead MHS girls to fourth

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Marshalltown girls track team was on the road at John Wall Field to compete in the Cedar Rapids Prairie Relays on Tuesday, where it finished fourth with a score of 134.

The Bobcats were most effective in the field events, as Alyvia Chadderdon won the long jump with a distance of 15 feet, 8 inches, and Jill Podhajsky won the discus with a toss of 118-03.

Grace Metzger also scored well in the throws, placing second in the discus and shot put, while Regan Mazour finished third in the high jump and the long jump.

Marshalltown also showed well in the relays, with the sprint medley relay team of Grace Collins, Kierra Gardner, Sarah Trowbridge and Priscilla Vergara finishing second with a time of 2:00.89 and the 4×400 team of Vergara, Beyoncé Corona, Erica Johnson and Odaly Flores taking third.

Trowbridge also had the best individual finish, taking fourth in the 200.

Bobcat girls downed by Urbandale

URBANDALE — The Marshalltown girls soccer team traveled to take on CIML Iowa Conference foe Urbandale on Tuesday in a game that was nearly cancelled due to bad weather.

Despite a 31-minute weather delay midway through the game, the Bobcats and J-Hawks were able to mostly finish, as Urbandale came away with a 2-0 victory after the game was called with two minutes remaining.

The J-Hawks (4-3, 1-1) had 18 shots in the game compared to just two for Marshalltown (0-6, 0-3). Victoria Johnson recorded 10 saves for the Bobcats in the loss as well.

“We didn’t come to play at the start of the game with a lot of energy,” MHS head coach Stacy Galema said. “We were being reactive instead of anticipating and were trying to play too individual instead of as a unit.”

The Bobcats did play better after the lightning delay, Galema said, holding Urbandale to just five shots instead of the 13 prior and “only a couple of corners” in the second half.

“We obviously can’t rely on a lightning delay to get us energized and to get us going,” Galema said.

The Bobcats will take on Ankeny on the road Friday, starting at 7:30 p.m.

GC/G-R tennis sweeps Knights, 6-0

LA PORTE CITY — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls tennis team earned a win over North Iowa Cedar League opponent Union Community on Tuesday, 6-0.

The Spartans (5-2, 3-1) swept through the singles matches, with Amber Laube beating Chelsea Scott, 8-3, Leslie Homeister beating Meghan Klein, 3-1, and Hannah Stahl beating Sophie Selk, 4-2.

It was a sweep in the doubles matches as well, with Whitney Laube and Amber beating Scott and Klein at No. 1 doubles, Homeister and Emily Ehrig beating Hannah Gates and Jayden Jolley at No. 2 doubles, and Erika Johnson and Emerson Kracht beating Savannah Walvatne and Selk at No. 3 doubles.

Spartan boys tennis tips Independence

INDEPENDENCE — The Grundy Center boys tennis team came away with a win on the road on Tuesday against Independence, 8-1.

The Spartans (5-2) went 5-1 in the singles matches, with Sage Klar at No. 1 singles sweeping Drew Evans 10-1 and Garret Weldon and Nick Voss at Nos. 3 and 4 singles defeating their opponents, 10-1.

Grundy Center then had a clean sweep in the doubles matches, with Klar and Tjaden Meester at No. 1 doubles, Weldon and Landon Graham at No. 2 doubles and Voss and Aaron Havens at No. 3 doubles all winning 8-4.

GMG girls finish sixth at Meskwaki

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The GMG girls track team traveled to compete in the Meskwaki Dream Builders Invitational on Monday, where it placed sixth with a score of 62.

Kyla Wilkening was the leader for the Wolverines, winning both the 3,000 with a time of 12:18.84 and the 1,500 with a time of 5:38.54.

Maesa Groth also did well in the 1,500, taking third in the race, while the 4×800 relay team of Angel Schewe, Haley Stahl, Groth and Wilkening also finished in third.

Spartan girls win home triangular

GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy Center girls’ golf team won its home triangular on Monday, scoring a 230 to defeat Iowa Falls-Alden (235) and Aplington-Parkersburg (265) at Town & Country Golf Club.

Frannie Brown and Lauren Dirks both shot 56 to lead the Spartans, while Josie Holke-Farnam carded a 58 and Lauren Krausman carded a 60 to round out the scoring.

Jayda Mulford and Aleksei Harding both shot 57 to lead IFA, while A-P was led by medalist Nora Mann’s 51 and runner-up Jacie Ellis’ 54.

Trojan girls soccer falls to Cedar Valley

CEDAR RAPIDS — The South Tama County/East Marshall girls soccer team lost to Cedar Valley Christian in a road test on Monday, 2-1 in penalty kicks.

The Trojans (2-6) had a great performance out of goalkeeper Athena Schrok, who managed to record 18 saves while allowing only one goal in regulation.

Emily Terrones had the lone regulation goal for STC/East Marshall, converting one of the two shots she took. Sadie Smith also had eight shots in the loss, one on goal. Elizabeth Sperfslage scored the lone goal of the game for the Huskies.

GC/G-R girls defeated by No. 6 Sailors

REINBECK — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls soccer team lost a home match to Class 1A No. 6 Waterloo Columbus, 2-1.

The game was tied after the first 80 minutes, but just one minute into the first overtime period the Sailors (3-3) netted a goal to come away with the victory.

The Rebels (5-2) got their lone goal from Sydney Mathews, who converted on one of her two shots in the game, while Maddie McMartin and Jacque Kuester each also had two shots on goal.

Carsen Hamann played all 81 minutes between the posts, recording 10 saves and allowing just the two goals.