SPORTS SHORTS: Rebels romp Royals in first round win
REINBECK — Class 1A No. 11 Gladbrook-Reinbeck cruised to a first-round victory Monday night against Colo-NESCO in Class 1A Region 3 action, setting up a quarterfinals matchup with GMG for Wednesday night.
The Rebels (26-13) controlled proceedings from the start, winning the first set 25-9 and never looking back. Sets two and three were similarly one-sided, as G-R took 25-6 and 25-10 wins to close out the match.
Emma McClintock dished out 24 assists and Ava Wyatt recorded 11 kills. Megan Cooley added nine kills and Mahayla Olson chipped in with six. Katie Clark was the digs leader with seven. Wyatt added four and the duo of Cooley and Olson had three apiece.
Junior Breehan Dubberke had four aces for the Rebels, while McClintock had three and three G-R players — Olson, Wyatt and Abby Sienknecht — had two each.
The match between Gladbrook-Reinbeck and GMG is at 7 p.m. in Gladbrook.
South Tama’s season ended by Mount Vernon
MOUNT VERNON — South Tama volleyball ended its season on the losing end of a playoff match Monday, getting swept in the first round of Class 3A Region 5 action by No. 5 Mount Vernon, 25-9, 25-15, 25-19.
Kortney Babinat led South Tama in kills with seven, and Kayleah Laughlin was close behind with six. Ashlynn Kriegel added five kills. Mollie Wobeter assisted on 16 of the team’s 19 kills.
Babinat had nine digs and the duo of Gracie Vest and Cassandra Klostermanm had eight each. Wobeter and Lauren Veit added six digs apiece. Laughlin had a team-best four blocks, while Babinat had three more for the Trojans (14-22).
East Marshall eliminated by Eagles
PELLA — A frustrating volleyball season for the East Marshall ended Monday night, as the Mustangs were handily swept on the road by Pella Christian in Class 2A Region 4 first-round action, 25-12, 25-10, 25-10.
Pella Christian advances to face No. 1 Dike-New Hartford tonight.
Faith Bandstra led East Marshall with nine assists. Devyn Crosser recorded seven kills for the Mustangs. Camy Weeks led the defense with 10 digs and Crosser had four blocks, while Bandstra had seven digs. East Marshall (11-24) did not record an ace.