SPORTS SHORTS: Disney hits milestone, Trojans take 2nd
MADRID — West Marshall senior Teresa Disney recorded her 200th career block and the Trojan volleyball team had its most successful day of the season, scoring four wins en route to a runner-up finish at the Madrid Tournament on Saturday.
The Trojans (11-18) went 3-0 in pool play to gain entry into the bracketed semifinals, beacting back Hampton-Dumont-CAL before falling to Van Meter in a three-set championship match.
West Marshall’s day began with a 2-1 win over Webster City (10-21, 21-19, 15-5) in which the Trojans trailed 17-12 in the second set but fought off defeat to eventually prevail in three. The Trojans swept their way first place in their pool, beating host Madrid (21-6, 21-11) and Ankeny Christian Academy (21-9, 21-13) in straight sets.
In the semifinals, West Marshall got off to a strong start and handled Hampton-Dumont-CAL 25-14, 25-12, but could not close out Van Meter in a 21-25, 25-8, 15-8 loss.
Renae Schaper had a huge day at the net for the Trojans, tallying a team-high 30 kills to go with nine digs. Disney totaled 24 kills, five digs and served 25-for-32 with eight aces as well as surpassing 200 career blocks.
Hana Hohnstein compiled 19 kills, 25 digs, 37 assists and 28-for-30 serving with five aces, and Attiyah Lazard had 11 kills and four digs.
Grace de Neui led West Marshall with 41 assists and 46-for-49 serving with eight aces, adding 14 digs for the defense. Morgan Cripps paced the Trojans with 45 digs, while Avery Randall had 14 digs and served 26-for-28 with four aces.
Next up for the Trojans is BCLUW week, as West Marshall hosts the Class 1A No. 13 Comets in NICL West Division play Tuesday before going to Conrad next Saturday for BCLUW’s invitational tournament.
Comets reach bracket play at Columbus
WATERLOO — The Class 1A No. 13 BCLUW volleyball team went 2-2 in the Columbus Catholic tournament on Saturday.
The Comets (17-11) opened with 21-17, 21-4, 15-3 loss to Sumner-Fredricksburg. BCLUW bounced back with a 21-12, 21-18 win against Vinton-Shellsburg and then a 21-18, 21-15 against North Fayette Valley to close out pool play.
BCLUW’s run ended in the first round of bracketed play in a 25-21, 22-25, 15-13 loss to Independence.
Kennedy Williams led BCLUW with 15 kills and 20 digs while Allison Engle totaled 33 assists. Madison Ubben had 14 kills, Jade Hammers added 13 and Lizzie Garber finished with 12.
Mustangs shut down by No. 2 D-NH
DIKE — The East Marshall football team dropped its fourth game in a row to Class 1A No. Dike-New Hartford (6-0, 2-0) in a 49-0 loss on Friday night.
Quarterback Logan Bowie led the Mustangs with 29 rushing yards while Samuel Bandstra totaled 27 and Eric Ommen posted 26 yards. Bowie was 2-for-6 passing for 10 yards and three interceptions.
Defensively, Bo Lee led with 7.5 total tackles in the District 6 contest.
East Marshall (1-5, 0-2) will return home and host South Hardin on Friday in Le Grand.
Trojans trample Vinton-Shellsburg 47-0
VINTON — The West Marshall football team defeated Vinton-Shellsburg 47-0 in a 2A District 7 matchup on Friday.
Peyton Pope spearheaded the Trojan offense with 127 rushing yards and two touchdowns while Preston Pope totaled 128 rushing yards.
Peyton was also 2-for-5 passing for 36 yards. Caleb Keigan was 6-for-10 throwing for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
Gabe Jones hauled in four catches for 64 yards and a touchdown and Brayden Evertsen had two catches for 40 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, West Marshall (4-2, 2-0) had four different players record six total tackles. Jones posted six tackles with a fumble recovery. Kaden Davis also had a fumble recovery to go with his 4.5 tackles and 1.5 total tackles for loss.
West Marshall will host Nevada (5-1, 2-0) on Friday.