PREP ROUND-UP: No. 2 Hawks handle Bobcat volleyball

ANKENY — Second-ranked Ankeny picked up a share of the CIML Central Conference title by beating back Marshalltown in Tuesday’s volleyball match, 25-11, 25-10, 25-15.

Ava Reynolds and Maddie Foels led the host Hawks (15-2) with 12 kills apiece. Setter Phyona Schrader totaled 21 assists.

McKenna Scheib had four blocks at the net for Ankeny, which also racked up nine service aces.

Marshalltown (7-9) got a team-leading seven kills from Hayden Oetker. Autumn Finch finished with five kills and Sophie Younkin added four more.

Finch bolstered the Bobcat defense with five total blocks, while Kyra Feldman and Brittany Sichra led the way with eight digs.

Setter Sydney Faltys, who had 10 assists, recorded the Bobcats’ only service ace. Khloe Shipley served 11-for-11 as well.

Marshalltown travels to the Oskaloosa Tournament on Saturday.

AGWSR 3, East Marshall 0

ACKLEY — AGWSR swept East Marshall in a battle for last place in the NICL West Division as the Cougars captured a 25-14, 25-17, 25-17 victory on Tuesday night.

AGWSR (7-12, 1-4) was led by Brynn Smith with 13 kills. The Cougars accumulated 18 service aces, led by Natalie Gerstein’s seven.

East Marshall (7-12, 0-5) got a team-leading seven kills from Clare Veren and five more from Kennedy Wheater. Setters Noelia Aguilera and Faith Bandstra tallied seven and four assists, respectively.

Lizzy Vesely led the Mustang defense with two blocks, while J.J. Westendorf had 15 digs and Jane Collum added 12 more. Collum served 14-for-14 with three aces to lead East Marshall in defeat.

West Marshall 3, PCM 1

STATE CENTER — Halie Hohnstein piled up team-highs of 11 kills and 14 blocks to lead the West Marshall volleyball team to a four-set victory over PCM in Tuesday’s Heart of Iowa Conference clash, 25-18, 25-12, 16-25, 25-14.

Hohnstein had eight solo blocks and six assists to power the Trojan defense, which finished with a whopping 29 blocks. Avery Randall led the way with 25 digs as the Trojans (9-15, 3-1) tallied the conference win.

Katie Reyerson added seven kills, Mary Wilkey had six and Dresden Eldridge five for West Marshall. Setters Reilly Jensen and Delaney Nichols had 18 and 15 assists, respectively.

Jensen and Loran Nicholson both had four of West Marshall’s 13 service aces, as well.

Vinton-Shellsburg 3, South Tama 1

TAMA — Gracie Vest’s match-high 19 kills weren’t enough to help the South Tama volleyball team collect its first conference victory as the Trojans lost to Vinton-Shellsburg on Tuesday, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-16.

Gwen Upah added eight kills and Shelby Slaven had seven more for STC (7-18, 0-6). Lauren Veit served 21-for-21 with four aces, while Upah led the defense with four blocks.


Spartan boys second at D-NH meet

DIKE — Kenny Day captured medalist honors to help lead the Class 2A No. 12 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ cross country team to the runner-up spot in the Class 2A-3A division on Tuesday at the Dike-New Hartford Invitational.

Day was the first to complete the circuit at Fox Ridge Golf Course, clocking in at 17 minutes, 7.6 seconds to lead the boys field. West Marshall’s Nicolas Thompson was second in 17:19.

Day’s supporting cast included Soren Cleveland in 12th place (18:23.0) and Brennen Sager in 13th (18:23.1), Paul Brockett in 22nd (18:52.1) and Sam Bingman in 35th (19:40.7).

Will Dawley (42nd, 19:54.3) and Dylan Thompson (20:16.2) were next to cross for West Marshall, which finished in ninth place in the 11-team invitational with 216 points.

Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck accumulated 83 points and trailed only third-ranked Denver (41).

The West Marshall girls’ team took eighth place, led by Emelia Hauser in 11th place (21:22.9) and Lilly Buck in 22nd (22:00.4), while the GC/G-R girls finished in 11th. Bella Dole led the Spartans in 59th place (24:33.3).

In the Class 1A division, a pair of individual performances for North Tama runners highlighted the event. Redhawk sophomore Grace Lidgett was the girls’ runner-up in a time of 20:31.9, while Meskwaki’s Shye Johnson came in ninth in 21:58.0. Jules Breakenridge took 23rd as well for North Tama (23:07.1).

BCLUW’s top finisher was Emma Hoover in 48th (25:12.0).

On the boys’ side, North Tama senior Sam Snyder picked up a fourth-place finish in 18:13.5.

BCLUW got a 12th-place finish from Henry Kaisand (18:53.9) and a 17th-place result from Sev Gonzalez (19:38.0), helping the Comets climb to fifth place in the final team standings with 116 points.

Zayton Weninger-Brown was the top runner for the Meskwaki Warriors, finishing 25th in 20:11.6.


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