SPORTS SHORTS: GMG girls halt four-game losing streak

WATERLOO — The GMG girls’ basketball team brought to a close a four-game losing skid with a 55-40 victory over winless Waterloo Christian on Saturday night.

The Wolverines (8-7) got double-digit scoring from three players, as Zoe Duncan and Mable Dieleman tallied 12 points apiece and Kelsey Vaverka finished with 11. Jordan Yilek chipped in with six points and Madi Krull finished with five.

Amber Smith’s season-high 14 points propeled host Waterloo Christian (0-15) to its top offensive output of the winter.

Wolverines win with balanced attack

WATERLOO — A balanced scoring effort helped the GMG boys’ basketball team overcome a slow start in a 64-37 victory against Waterloo Christian here Saturday night.

The Wolverines (7-7) trailed 20-19 after the first quarter but outscored the host Regents 12-2 in the second period for a 31-22 halftime lead and continued to pull away.

Brock Baldazo and Avery Bryant both had double-doubles for GMG. Baldazo finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Bryant had 11 points and 12 boards. Brayden Peterson also scored 14 points, and Kolton Gill ended the night with 12 points.

John Zwack had a game-high 20 points for Waterloo Christian (1-14).

GMG is back in action on Tuesday night with an Iowa Star Conference South Division showdown with the host Meskwaki Warriors.

MCC baseball coaches clinic on Jan. 26

The Marshalltown Community College baseball program will host its first ever Leadoff Coaches Clinic and Fundraising Dinner on the MCC campus on Jan. 26.

The coaching clinic will feature nine speakers, including seven current baseball coaches, one NCAA Division I strength and conditioning coach and an award-winning sports turf manager. The speakers will cover a number of topics, ranging from coaching strategy, practice drills, field maintenance techniques, strength training programs and leadership development.

Speakers will include new Tiger baseball head coach Anthony Everman, new MCC assistant coach Connor Dawson, Marshalltown High School head baseball coach Steve Hanson, West Marshall High School sports turf manager Doug Watt, and Seattle Mariners organizational hitting coach Jarret DeHart.

Admission for the coaches clinic is $50 per coach. The clinic will begin at 11 a.m., with the first speaker scheduled to start at 11:15 a.m. Presentations will be approximately 45 minutes each and will run throughout the day.

The fundraising dinner is geared towards area coaches and program supporters that want to learn more about the MCC baseball program. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with the dinner and program to follow at 7 p.m.

The clinic and dinner will be held in room 808, located in the continuing education portion of the MCC campus in the southwest corner of campus.

Any questions can be directed to Anthony Everman at, or 641-844-5673.