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SPORTS SHORTS: Trojan boys soccer scores 2-1 OT win

VINTON — The Class 1A No. 6 South Tama County boys soccer team beat No. 8 Vinton-Shellsburg 2-1 in double overtime on Wednesday in the 1A Substate 4 semifinals.

The Trojans (14-5) and Vikings (12-6) were locked in a 0-0 tie with 10 minutes remaining in regulation, but Vinton-Shellsburg’s CJ Rickels broke the tie with a goal in the 73rd minute.

Jorge Davila would come up clutch for STC late in the contest with a goal in the 78th minute, then Jeffrey Fuentes would end the game in the second overtime with a score.

Davila and Fuentes both had two total shots and one on goal, while Jonathan Castrejon led the team with five shots and two on goal, but none found the net.

Armando Jimenez again had a good showing in goal, allowing the one score and saving six other shots in 95 minutes as goalkeeper.

The Trojans now move on to face No. 2 Iowa City Regina in Iowa City at noon on Saturday for a chance to play in the state tournament.

Rebels’ season ends at hands of Sailors

WATERLOO — The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys soccer team lost in the Class 1A Substate 2 semifinals on Wednesday to No. 1 Waterloo Columbus, 6-0.

The Sailors (17-2) started the game with a goal from Jezz Rodriguez and two from Nga Reh in the first half, then they added three more in the second half to take the win over the Rebels (6-8).

Waterloo Columbus moves on to face Humboldt in the substate finals in Waterloo on Saturday.

Comet softball starts with a victory

CONRAD — The BCLUW softball team started its season with a 10-4 win over South Hamilton on Wednesday.

Bailey Ashton picked up the win after throwing seven innings and allowing three hits and three runs while striking out seven and walking one.

Easton Swanson started her season strong for the Comets (1-0) with a 3-for-4 line including a home run to lead off the fourth inning. Olivia Hughes also went 2-for-3 and Cate Nason was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

BCLUW next hosts Ballard and Belle Plaine in a round robin tournament on Monday in Conrad.

Mustang baseball splits with Vikings

LE GRAND — The East Marshall baseball team split a doubleheader with Vinton-Shellsburg on Wednesday, winning game one 4-3 and losing game two 14-3.

In the win, Zach Jacobson pitched 5 1/3 innings for the Mustangs (1-2) while allowing three hits and three runs, two earned. Jacobson also struck out 10 while walking four batters. Carter Anderson picked up the win by pitching 1 2/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

Gage Hulin was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, including the game-winning RBI single that drove in Hunter Vilez in the seventh inning. Austin Elliott was 1-for-2 with a double and Vilez went 1-for-3 with an RBI and the game-winning run.

Elliott took the loss in game two after pitching three innings and allowing six hits and seven runs. He also struck out five and walked three.

Kam Hoskins was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Hulin was 1-for-3 with a run.

East Marshall returns to the diamond today with its first road game of the year at PCM.

West Marshall wallops Pella Christian

PELLA — The West Marshall baseball team improved to 2-0 on the year with an 11-4 win over Pella Christian on the road on Wednesday.

Cameron Bannister was the winning pitcher for the Trojans after throwing six innings and allowing seven hits and three runs, one earned, while striking out six with no walks. Kinnick Christensen finished off the final inning, allowing two hits and one and striking out one.

Bannister also was effective at the plate with two hits, three runs and a double. Christensen had an RBI single and a run scored and Jake Tollefson had a hit and two runs.

West Marshall hits the road for Grinnell for a meeting with the Tigers tonight.