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SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs still winless in NICL West

ELDORA — The East Marshall volleyball team couldn’t keep pace with South Hardin on Monday as the Mustangs remained winless in NICL West Division play, falling in straight sets to the host Tigers.

East Marshall (3-20, 0-5) finished with a total of just eight kills in a 25-11, 25-18, 25-8 defeat.

Clare Veren led the Mustangs with three kills and one block, while Kennedy Wheater added two kills. Rylee Freese, Avery Moore and Jayleigh Pansegrau added one kill apiece.

Zoeie Fontanini led the East Marshall defense with 12 digs while serving 6-for-6 with one ace. Freese was 8-for-9 with one ace, J.J. Westendorf was 5-for-5 with one ace, and Noelia Aguilera served 5-for-6 with one ace. Both Aguilera and Faith Bandstra finished with three assists, and Freese chipped in with eight digs.

East Marshall is back in action Saturday with the BCLUW Tournament in Conrad.

MCC volleyball splits at Vincennes

VINCENNES, Ill. — The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team competed in the Showdown on the Wabash tournament at Vincennes University.

The Tigers (23-9) went 2-2 in the tournament.

On Friday, MCC opened with a five-set loss to Gadsden State CC losing 25-15, 19-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-7.

The Tigers followed with a 19-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-18 win over Vincennes University.

On Saturday, the Tigers swept Wabash Valley College, 25-19, 25-22, 25-18.

The Tigers then dropped their final game in a five-set match to Snead State CC, losing 25-22, 18-25, 25-19, 22-25, 15-13.

MCC will return home and host Ellsworth on Thursday starting at 7 p.m.

Warriors edged out by Colo-NESCO

COLO — The Meskwaki Settlement football team lost to Colo-NESCO on Friday, 36-20.

Stanford Kapayou was 23-for-43 passing for 205 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Emmett Roberts led the Warriors on the ground with 76 yards and a touchdown. Roberts also led the Warriors in receiving with four catches going for 105 yards and a touchdown.

Evan Nelson had seven catches for 23 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Donovan Slick-Driscoll led the Warrior defense with 15 solo tackles and a tackle for loss.

Brycen Kapayou had seven total tackles and a fumble recovery. Sage Keahna also had a fumble recovery to go with 10 total tackles.

STC football falls to Pella, drops to 0-6

TAMA — The South Tama football team continues to search for a win after losing to Pella 63-12 on Friday.

Quarterback Brayden Smith was 7-for-16 throwing for 191 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Gavin Jimenez had three catches for 122 yards. Running back Payton Vest had three catches for 65 yards and a touchdown and running back Matt Wiese had one catch for 4 yards and a touchdown.

Vest led the Trojans in rushing with 20 carries going for 48 yards.

On defense, Brady Knode and Aaron Neave each led the team with six total tackles while Wes Upah had a fumble recovery to go with his three total tackles.