SPORTS SHORTS: Comets take second at Bear Trax Classic
BROOKLYN — The BCLUW boys track and field team finished second in the Class A portion of the BGM Bear Trax Classic on Tuesday with 123 points.
Jack Garber continued to pile up the points for the Comets, winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.65 seconds, the 110 high hurdles with a 15.27 and the 400 hurdles with a season-best 55.86, which moved him into 16th in the state regardless of class. Garber also combined with Coby Willett, Koty Kruse and Neifer Ralston to win the shuttle hurdle with a season-best 1:01.05, the 11th fastest time in the state regardless of class.
Ralston added an individual victory in the 400 with a time of 53.52 and he was fourth in the 400 hurdles.
Caleb Silver won the 3,200 in 11:00.7, and he finished second in the 800 in 2:09.94.
Ruben Montoya was the victor in the 1,600 with a time of 4:53.2, and Montoya, Silver, Henry Kaisand and Javon Darden combined to win the 4×800 in 8:45.58.
East Marshall was fourth on the Class A side with 85 points. Austin Elliott had the lone event win for the Mustangs by taking first in the 200 with a 23.68.
There were also a slew of second-place finishes for East Marshall. Cade Curphy was second in the 1,600 with a 5:00.61, Gage Hulin was second in the long jump with a distance of 20 feet, 0.75 inches, the 4×800 relay of Curphy, Dane Thompson, Holden Lane and Cam Hungerford was second with a time of 8:58.63, and the sprint medley relay of Korbin Seth, Sebastian Denham, Hulin and Elliott was second in 1:41.01.
Seth finished just behind Hulin in the long jump in third with a 19-7.75, Hungerford was third in the 800 and the distance medley relay also placed third.
Meskwaki competed on the Class B side and finished in sixth with 24 points. Tate Bear had the best placing for the Warriors by taking second in the discus with a throw of 116-9.
Evan Nelson took third in the 400 with a 58.72, Noah Seymour was fourth in the 400 hurdles with a 1:04.83, and the 4×100 relay team of Seymour, Nelson, Bear and Tiernan Wanatee was sixth in 51.55.
Comet girls golf third at West Marshall Invite
STATE CENTER — The BCLUW girls golf team placed third at the West Marshall Invitational at Lincoln Valley Golf Course on Tuesday with a score of 390.
Jaelyn Allen placed fourth individually for the Comets with a 91, shooting a 46 on the front nine and a 45 on the back. Abigail Hand was second on the team with a 97, followed by Bailey Ashton with a 99, Lili Wilson with a 103, Kennedy Williams with a 112 and Skye Teckenburg with a 115.
South Tama County finished in fourth with a 395. Madison Rohach placed third individually for the Trojans with an 87, one of only three rounds of under 90 on the day. Taylor Ray was second on the team with a 97, which was good enough for 10th individually. Ashlyn Laybon carded a 103, and she was followed by Gwen Upah with a 106, Taylor Lekin with a 111 and Kate Froelich with a 116.
West Marshall finished in sixth in its home invite with a 427. Karisa Blocker was the top scorer for the Trojans with a 100, and following her was Whitney Edler with a 104, Jaiden Hart with a 108, Kallyn Polley with a 115, Josie Zahnd with a 120 and Rachel Ford with a 129.
East Marshall was eighth out of 10 teams with a 468. Jazy Leavy was the top Mustang finisher with a 108, followed by Kayla Mommer with a 109, Cami Weeks with a 124, Marisa Duffy with a 127, Kennedy Boliver with a 131 and Ashley Fogt with a 150.
GC/G-R girls soccer squad remains unscored upon
REINBECK — The Class 1A No. 10 Grundy Center-Gladbrook/Reinbeck girls soccer team continued its undefeated start to the season with a 4-0 victory over No. 12 Hudson on Tuesday.
In four games now, the Rebels (4-0) have yet to surrender a goal while scoring 22 of their own.
Maddie McMartin was the leading scorer on Tuesday with two goals on five shots against the Pirates (2-1) and she had an assist. Reece Gordan had one goal on four shots and Jacque Kuester had one goal on two shots.
Carsen Hamann was busy in the net but she was able to keep Hudson off the scoreboard with 14 saves in 80 minutes of play.
Rebel soccer makes it three straight by blanking CMB
REINBECK — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys soccer team won its third-straight game on Tuesday with a 5-0 shutout of Collins-Maxwell/Baxter.
After falling in their first game of the season, the Rebels (3-1) have won their last three by a combined 19-0.
Colton Clark had two goals on four shots for GC/G-R, converting on two of his three shots on goal. Drake Blakesley, Cullen Eiffler and Brady Jacobson had the other goals for the Rebels, and Travis Kuester had three assists.
Kale Hasselman pitched the shutout in goal, recording four saves in his 80 minutes of work.
South Tama boys soccer beats No. 10 Benton on PKs
TAMA — The South Tama County boys soccer team beat Class 1A No. 10 Benton Community on Tuesday, 2-1 in a shootout.
The win was the third-straight for the Trojans (3-2), who lost their first two games of the season.
Jonathan Castrejon had the only regulation goal for STC, converting on one of his six shots. Osmar Galvez and Tony Nunez both put up three shots while Jesus Chavez, Jeffrey Fuentes and Uriel Martinez all had two shots.
Guillermo Garcia played 100 minutes as the goalkeeper and recorded three saves while allowing one goal.