SPORTS SHORTS: Henson leads Bobcats at Valley Invite

Amber Henson

WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls golf team placed seventh in West Des Moines Valley’s Lamson Invite on Monday at Willow Creek Golf Course with a score of 398.

Bobcat freshman Amber Henson continued to show well in her first year with the team, as she placed fourth individually with a 9-over 82. Henson had a 5-over 41 on the front nine and a 4-over 41 on the back nine for her first 18-hole varsity score.

Kyra Feldman was next on the team with a 99, then came Emma Younkin with a 107, Norah Wilson with a 110, Brynn Van Buren with a 111 and Taylor Naughton with a 116.

Marshalltown is back at home today with a dual against Valley at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion.

MHS girls blanked by Newton soccer

NEWTON — The Marshalltown girls soccer team fell on the road to Newton on Monday, 4-0.

At halftime the game was a 0-0 tie, but the Cardinals (3-2) got on the board 10 minutes into the second half.

Despite giving up four goals, Avygail Smith minimized the damage for the Bobcats (0-3) with 16 saves on the night.

Marshalltown hits the road again tonight for a test against Des Moines Roosevelt, starting at 7:30 p.m.

GC/G-R boys tennis team cruises to 3-0

GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys tennis team remained unbeaten on the year with Monday’s 7-2 triumph over Union Community.

The Spartans (3-0) won five of six singles matches and two of three doubles bouts to stay perfect while sending the visiting Knights to 0-4 for the spring.

Freshmen Dane Zinkula and Braiden Sawyer both scored 10-0 wins in Nos. 3 and 4 singles play, respectively, while classmates Sloan Klar and Bryce Greiner were 10-1 winners at the Nos. 5 and 6 spots.

Cale Henricks captured a 10-2 victory over Levi Gray at No. 2 singles, but Union’s Rhett Peters picked up his team’s lone singles win with a 10-0 sweep of Nick Voss at No. 1.

Peters and Gray got the Knights’ lone doubles victory, too, by edging Voss and Hendricks 10-7. But the Spartans finished off the dual win with Zinkula and Sawyer teaming up for a 10-0 shutout at No. 2 doubles, and Klar and Greiner getting a 10-2 win at No. 3.

Rebels shut out Denver in boys soccer

REINBECK — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys soccer team shut out Denver for a 3-0 win on Monday.

Cullen Eiffler, Brady Jacobsen and Aiden Wyatt each had the goals for the Rebels (2-1). Eiffler converted on one of his two shots on goal, Jacobsen scored on one of his three shots on goal, as did Wyatt.

Kale Hasselman recorded five saves in net for GC/G-R.

GC/G-R is back in action tonight with a home game against Collins-Maxwell, starting at 5:30 p.m.