SPORTS SHORTS: Tyynismaa leads STC boys at Williamsburg Invite
WILLIAMSBURG — Tommy Tyynismaa’s runner-up finish led the South Tama boys’ cross country team to sixth out of 14 scoring teams at the Williamsburg Invitational on Tuesday.
Tyynismaa clokced in at 16 minutes, 32.2 seconds, just six seconds back of individual champion Chase Lauman of Pella. The Dutch were the top team after all five scoring runners finished 16th or better, totaling 42 points.
South Tama was sixth with 141 points. James Brant came away with 13th place and a time of 17:07.11. Braxten Rohrs led the chase pack for STC, finishing 39th in 18:17.07, followed by Case Rosenberger (42nd, 18:26.11), Barrett Jesina (48th, 18:38.08) and Kaden Kopsa (51st, 18:42.37).
The South Tama girls were 12th out of 13 scoring teams in the meet. Kayla Heck led the Trojans by finishing 47th in 23:23.73, while Autumn Elsbury took 69th in 25:47.13.
Lynch wins, GC/G-R boys third at Jesup Invitational
JESUP — Kaden Lynch claimed the individual title as the Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ cross country team finished third at the Jesup Invitational on Tuesday at Jesup Golf and Country Club.
Lynch won the boys’ race in a time of 16 minutes, 11.3 seconds, to lead the Spartans to third out of 24 scoring teams. Waukon won with 84 points, followed by Oelwein (90) and GC/G-R (115).
Brennen Sager scored a top-10 finish by placing eighth in 17:11.5, as did Emerson vokes in 10th place (17:13.7). Tyler Venenga (27th, 17:52.9) and Devin Wrider (71st, 19:02.3) also contributed to GC/G-R’s final tally.
On the girls’ side, the Spartans scored 222 points to place ninth out of 20 scoring teams. Leading GC/G-R were Grace Storjohann (33rd, 21:25.2), Laney Dole (36th, 21:37.9) and Karlee Lynch (37th, 21:40.9).
Bobcat volleyball logs win at Roland-Story tournament
STORY CITY — The Marshalltown volleyball team won for the first time since August with a 1-3 showing at the Roland-Story Tournament on Monday night.
The Bobcats defeated PCM (21-14, 18-21, 15-7) while suffering losses to South Hardin (21-11, 21-16), host Roland-Story (21-23, 21-14, 15-11) and Class 2A No. 2 Carroll Kuemper Catholic (21-13, 21-11).
Kennedy Feldman had eight of her 13 kills in the win over PCM. She also finished with 10 digs, one block and 18-for-20 serving in the five-team round-robin. Amaya Moore led the Bobcats (2-17) with 15 kills and four blocks, while Ella Roush contributed 13 kills and one block.
Laney Danielson stepped into a larger role in the rotation and pitched in with nine kills and one block, while Jordyn Daggett compiled five kills, 20 digs and 24-for-24 serving.
Senior setter Khloe Shipley finished the night with 46 assists, 20 digs and 31-for-31 serving with one ace. Senior libero Say Paw made a team-leading 30 digs and served 11-for-13, while Rebekah Downs tallied 16 digs and served 30-for-34 with a team-high three aces.