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SPORTS SHORTS: Fort Dodge swimmers sink Bobcat girls

FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team managed to claim just two events in a 117-63 loss to Fort Dodge in Tuesday’s CIML Iowa Conference dual meet.

The Bobcats managed to take two event victories in the meet. Hannah Taylor and Kiersten Randall were the only two diving competitors, and the duo scored 246.40 and 140.70, respectively. Klaudia Hernandez notched the top spot in the 100-yard breaststroke race, winning the event in a time of 1 minute, 19.69 seconds.

Second-place finishes for MHS belonged to the 200 medley relay team of Samantha Propp, CeCe Waltermire, Hernandez and Cori Jorgenson; the 200 freestyle relay quartet of Jorgenson, Waltermire, Taylor Jones and Hernandez; and Jorgenson in the 50 freestyle.

Fort Dodge took the top two spots in seven events.

Mustangs swept by Grundy Center, 3-0

LE GRAND — The East Marshall volleyball team put up as much of a fight as it could behind an aggressive service game, falling in straight sets to NICL West Division power Class 2A No. 8 Grundy Center in Tuesday’s conference opener.

The Mustangs fell 25-10, 25-18, 25-16, to drop to 2-8 overall.

“We served very strong,” said East Marshall head coach Terri Westendorf. “That was one of our keys to staying in the game and I really felt like they took that to heart.

“And my back row really made some super-awesome digs tonight.”

Clare Veren, Rylee Freese and Avery Moore led the Mustangs with two kills each, but the team finished with more errors than successful attacks against the Spartans (9-1, 1-0). Freese and J.J. Westendorf had eight digs each, and Zoeie Fontanini added four more.

Freese served 10-for-10 to lead East Marshall, which went 34-for-38 with three aces as a team. Westendorf was 9-for-10 with an ace, and Veren was 7-for-7 with two aces.

East Marshall is back at home on Thursday for a non-conference clash with BGM (2-8).