PREP ROUND-UP: West Marshall dealt first HOIC loss
STATE CENTER — The West Marshall volleyball team suffered its first Heart of Iowa Conference loss of the season, falling in three-straight to Nevada on Monday night, 25-23, 25-13, 25-22.
The Trojans (10-9, 2-1) led midway through the opening set, 13-10, but couldn’t hang onto the advantage. Nevada (7-14, 2-1) took control of the second set and jumped out to a 7-1 lead to start the third game. West Marshall made a comeback but couldn’t prolong the match.
Halie Hohnstein led the Trojans with 12 kills on the night. Katy Reyerson contributed eight kills, five digs and one service ace, while Avery Evertsen finisherd with four kills and one block.
West Marshall setter Reilly Jensen racked up 27 assists and one ace, and Keatan Pfantz finished with seven digs to lead the defense.
Mustang boys win BCLUW Cross Country Invite
UNION — East Marshall boys’ cross country took home a team title and two girls’ runners finished in the top five Saturday at the BCLUW Invite at South Hardin Recreation Area.
The boys’ team beat out South Tama County with a score of 39 points, one ahead of the Trojans’ 40 point total. This is in spite of Tommy Tyynismaa and James Brant finishing 1-2 for the Trojans (Tyynismaa finished the race in 17 minutes and 34.27 seconds. Brant ran a 17:40.68).
Kaleb Grant finished third for East Marshall with a 18:39.21 and Patrick Slifer ran a 18:53.12 to pace the Mustangs. Hunter Hughlette’s time of 19:04.32 was good for seventh place, Cale Hungerford finished 12th in 19:20.95 and Brock Curtis ran 15th in 19:53.05.
South Tama’s Jonathan Meyer came in 11th place and finished in 19:20.20.
BCLUW finished third in the boys’ standings with 83 points. Leading the way for the Comets was Cayden McLeland in fifth place in 18:54.16. Cayden White ran 14th in 19:47.49, while Carter Kemp backed the duo up with a 20th-place run in a time of 20:31.94.
Zayton Weninger-Brown finished 19th for Meskwaki and ran a 20:26.39, with Dayvin Guevara in 26th after a time of 21:08.78.
GMG freshman Grady Dieleman finished with a time of 22:08.83, good enough for 39th place.
In the girls’ race, the East Marshall duo of Mkenzie Robinson (third) and Ellie Hull (fourth) finished ahead of JoJo Tyynismaa of South Tama (fifth). Robinson ran a 21:50.96, Hull finished in 21:56.75 and Tyynismaa came home in 22:06.34.
Right behind Tyynismaa was Meskwaki’s Shye Johnson, who finished sixth with a time of 22:53.27. She was followed by South Tama runner Mary Kate Frakes in seventh at 23:10.85 and Meskwaki’s Wakinyela Bear in eighth at 23:43.05. East Marshall’s Mallory Ostroski was ninth and ran the race in 23:54.91, while BCLUW runner Kalia Stover finished 10th and ran a 23:55.15. BCLUW freshman Abby Kemp took 11th in 24:03.82. GMG’s duo of Alice Hunt and Lilly Bru finished right next to each other in 35th and 36th place.
In the team standings, East Marshall finished in second place with a total of 59 team points, just nine behind winners Iowa Falls-Alden. South Tama and BCLUW tied on points at 73, but due to South Tama having the higher top finisher the Trojans took third place and the Comets had to settle for fourth.
G-R volleyball goes 2-2 in home tournament
REINBECK — The Class 1A No. 8 Gladbrook-Reinbeck volleyball team split its home tournament, beating North Butler and Colo-NESCO and losing to Aplington-Parkersburg and AGWSR.
The Falcons swept G-R 21-19, 21-10 in game one. The Rebels bounced back to beat North Butler 21-5, 21-12 and Colo-NESCO 21-4, 21-6 before going up against AGWSR. The Cougars won 21-16, 21-19.
Emma McClintock led the Rebels with 35 assists, while Ava Wyatt was the kills leader for G-R in the tournament with 30. Megan Cooley had 14.
Defensively it was Cooley who led the team in digs with 19, while Katie Clark was close behind with 14.
Trojans go 1-3 at Ballard
HUXLEY — The West Marshall volleyball squad suffered three-straight losses to close their day at the Ballard Tournament, beating Woodward-Granger right out of the gate before falling to a trio of larger schools.
The Trojans (10-8) swept Woodward-Granger 21-15, 27-25, before falling in straight sets to Class 5A No. 10 Johnston (21-18, 21-17) and 4A No. 10 North Polk (22-20, 21-9). In bracketed play, West Marshall was eliminated by the host Bombers, 21-23, 21-18, 15-11.
Katy Reyerson piled up 21 kills to lead the West Marshall attack. Halie Hohnstein had 14 kills, Avery Evertsen added seven and Lily Zahnd added six. Hohnstein led the defense with two solo blocks and seven assists, Reyerson had two solos and six assists, and Evertsen added one solo and eight assists.
Setter Reilly Jensen finished the day with 45 assists and was the team’s top server, going 29-for-31 with three aces. Reyerson was 25-for-29 with five aces, and Ella Meyer served 26-for-28 with two aces.
Keatan Pfantz totaled 24 digs for the defense, while Hohnstein chipped in with 23 and Reyerson 21.