SPORTS SHORTS: STC boys soccer banks division title

WILLIAMSBURG — The Class 1A No. 9 South Tama County defeated Williamsburg on Tuesday, 4-1, to secure the WaMaC Conference West Division regular season title.

Jonathan Castrejon had a hat trick for the Trojans (11-5, 5-1) with three goals on six shots. Osmar Galvez had the other goal after netting one of his three shots on goal, and Tony Nunez finished with two assists.

Goalkeeper Guillermo Garcia recorded 10 saves while allowing one goal in 80 minutes.

STC finishes the regular season at home on Thursday with a matchup against Solon at 4:30 p.m.

GC/G-R girls tennis takes 2nd at NICL

WATERLOO — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ tennis team took second place at the North Iowa Cedar League Tournament on Monday at Byrnes Park, led by senior Erika Johnson’s runner-up finish at No. 4 singles.

Johnson went 3-2 during the round-robin format, highlighted by wins against opponents from Union, Aplington-Parkersburg and South Hardin. She defeated Union’s Maddie Ruth and South Hardin’s Sarah England by 7-2 margins, and edged A-P’s Kaitlin Cuvelier 5-4.

GC/G-R sophomore Whitney Laube at No. 5 singles also went 3-2 on the day with 8-1 wins over A-P’s Maddie Krausman and South Hardin’s Alexiss Bradshaw and a 7-2 triumph over Dike-New Hartford’s Allison Fobian.

The Spartans’ No. 2 doubles team of Emerson Kracht and Johnson finished 3-2 as well with wins over Union, Aplington-Parkersburg and Dike-New Hartford.

Only one of the single-set dual meets would have gone GC/G-R’s way, but the Spartans still managed to outscore everyone but host Waterloo Columbus for the runner-up spot in the final team standings. The Sailors won with 54 points, followed by GC/G-R with 31, South Hardin with 29.5, Aplington-Parkersburg (26), Union Community (25.5) and Dike-New Hartford (23).

Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck returns to Byrnes Park on Wednesday for the Class 1A Region 4 singles and doubles tournament starting at 9 a.m.