SPORTS SHORTS: Wolverines outlast Baxter in five sets

GARWIN — GMG volleyball notched its 10th win of the season Monday with a 3-2 victory over Baxter in Class 1A Region 3 first round play.

The Wolverines (10-15) completed the five-set comeback in thrilling fashion, rallying for the 21-25, 25-20, 16-25, 28-26, 15-5 triumph over the visiting Bolts (8-20). GMG advances to face 11th-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Wednesday.

Olivia Maddux conducted the GMG offense with 30 assists. Adelyn Sienknecht led the way with 12 kills, Jenna Yilek added eight and Jessica Johnson had six.

Abby Parks recorded 22 digs to lead the GMG defense, while Sienknecht had 10 and Madison Lewis added nine. Sienknecht had four aces while Maddux and Kennadi Sederburg recorded two each.

BCLUW eases past Collins-Maxwell

CONRAD — A dominating performance against Collins-Maxwell (2-31) put BCLUW (21-16) in the second round of the Class 1A Region 3 volleyball playoffs on Monday night. The Comets prevailed 25-7, 25-8, 25-11.

BCLUW will host Grand View Christian on Wednesday at Conrad.

Allison Engle dished out 15 assists and recorded 10 kills for the Comets. Eden Wilson led the team 14 kills and Sydney Anderson had 14 assists.

The Comets didn’t have to do a ton on defense but Kenna Paxson and Kaylee Grant each had five digs to lead the team. Callie Swanson had four. Maleah Jones recorded four aces, while Engle and Wilson had three apiece. The Comets had 14 aces as a team.

Redhawk netters defeat Meskwaki

TRAER — The North Tama volleyball team’s playoff campaign began with a convincing 3-0 sweep of Meskwaki on Monday night, as the Class 1A No. 12 Redhawks moved on to the quarterfinals of Class 1A Region 6 action.

The Redhawks (28-10) allowed four points in the first set, five in the second and nine in the third (25-4, 25-5, 25-9) to the Warriors.

Jadyn Rausch assisted on 26 of North Tama’s 30 kills. Shae Ewoldt led the way in kills with nine and Aubree Monat recorded six. Lainey Willenbring and Briar Blake had five apiece. Willenbring and Kaitlyn Calderwood got eight digs each to lead the way on defense, with Ewoldt blocking three shots.

North Tama recorded 23 aces. Calderwood had eight, while Monat got five and Ewoldt and Willenbring had four each.

Up next for North Tama is a match Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Belle Plaine at home.

Tollefson leads MHS diving trio at home

Marshalltown sophomore Abby Tollefson took sixth place out of 35 competitors at the Bobcat Diving Invite on Saturday at the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA.

Tollefson’s 11-dive total of 398.45 points was well shy of her regular-season mark to this point (474.55) but still good enough for a spot on the podium.

Grinnell junior Trista Thompson took the individual title, totalling 476.60 points for first. Waterloo junior Avery Hogan was second with 458.25, and Linn-Mar senior Maggie Schlamp garnered bronze with a 411.95.

Liz Noll, a junior from Valley, finished in fourth at 408.45, while Cedar Rapids Jefferson junior Nat Freeman edged out Tollefson for fifth place with a 401.95.

Marshalltown junior Kaisa Stanley came away with 12th place and a diving total score of 350.30, and junior Kiersten Randall was29th with a 295.10.

The Bobcats are back in the home pool today for the CIML Iowa Conference diviing competition at 5:30 p.m.


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