SPORTS SHORTS: MHS matmen fall to Little Cyclones in season opener
AMES — The Marshalltown wrestling season kicked off with a 42-33 loss to Iowa Alliance Conference rival Ames on Thursday night.
The Bobcats’ two open weights proved costly in a dual meet decided by nine points. MHS won six of the 12 contested matches, with five of them coming in the form of pins.
Nicholas Wise (132 pounds), Kenton Niehouse (150), Xayvion Anderson (165), Dalton Zednichek (175) and Michael Narvaez Correa (285) all won by pinfall for the Bobcats. Lucas Bantz earned a 4-0 decision at 126.
In girls’ action, the Bobcats fell 42-36 to West Des Moines Valley and 54-24 to Ames.
Velkis Zelaya was the lone MHS wrestler to win both of her matches. She pinned Valley’s Rowan Kaufman in 1 minute, 23 seconds, and Sienna Carrillo of Ames in 3:08.
Deanna Mancillaz and Meya Roberts both earned wins by fall against Valley. Nintee Tarr, Genevieve Lantigua and Rayna Bastidas each earned pins against Ames.
Mustangs split NICL triangular to start the season
LE GRAND — Wyatt Stalzer went 2-0 with a pair of pins to lead the East Marshall/GMG/Meskwaki wrestling team, which debuted Thursday with a 1-1 split in a North Iowa Cedar League triangular.
The Mustangs (1-1) opened with a win over Oelwein, hammering the Huskies 58-21. Stalzer’s first-period pin over Spencer Michels at heavyweight was the first match of the dual and started EM/GMG on a five-match winning streak.
The Mustangs also got pins from Nathan Coon (120), Xavier Slifer (138) and John Edel (215), and Drew Wheater (190) won by major decision.
Stalzer accounted for EM/GMG’s only match victory in a 39-36 loss to AGWSR. Stalzer pinned Clayton Van Loh in 3:23, while the Mustangs’ other five wins came by forfeit.
West Marshall stops South Hardin in overtime
ELDORA — The West Marshall boys’ basketball team got its first win of the season, beating South Hardin 70-63 in overtime here Thursday night.
The Trojans (1-1) missed on a 3-pointer and a putback attempt before the final buzzer in regulation, but got the upper hand in overtime and held on for the win.
Cash Johnston led the Trojans with 15 points and six rebounds, and Lucas Barnes added 10 points and fivre boards. Owen Siegert scored nine points and DJ Ridout chipped in eight points.
Jaxson Drury led South Hardin (1-1) with 20 points, and Lane Luiken finished with 17.
Dike-New Hartford downs East Marshall in opener
DIKE — Dike-New Hartford scored at least 19 points in each period and handed the East Marhsall boys’ basketball team a 72-49 defeat in Tuesday’s season opener for both squads.
Jayce Jensen and Colin Meester both had double-doubles to lead D-NH to victory. Jensen had 18 points, 11 rebounds and four steals, while Meester added 18 points, 10 boards and seven assists. Carson Costello chipped in 17 points and seven boards off the bench.
Landen Neuroth led East Marshall with 11 points and four assists, while Cale Hungerford had eight points. Carter Lavender had seven points and a team-high six rebounds, and Jackson Bidwell added seven points.
Comet boys fall to Spartans in season tip-off
MAXWELL — The BCLUW boys’ basketball team suffered season-opening defeat, falling 53-45 to Collins-Maxwell in Tuesday’s Iowa Star Conference clash.
Austin Hennick had 11 points to lead the host Spartans. Josef Dvorak scored 10 points, while Ian Beattie and Drew Christie added eight points each.
Cael Keller led BCLUW with 14 points, two assists and three steals. Logan Scafferi pitched in with 10 points and five rebounds off the bench.
Grundy Center’s comeback catches Cyclones
DENVER — The Grundy Center boys’ basketball team lost its halftime lead in the third quarter but used a frenetic fourth to get it back, beating Denver 51-49 in Tuesday’s season-opening win for the Spartans.
Jalen Kirkpatrick had game-highs of 22 points, nine rebounds and five steals to lead the Spartans. Tiernan Vokes and Colin Cordon added nine points apiece for Grundy Center.
Eli Ricketts had 13 points and Keaton Rothmeyer 10 to lead Denver (1-1).
Tyynismaa’s 3-pointers not enough for STC boys
TAMA — Tommy Tyynismaa captained a third-quarter comeback that South Tama couldn’t maintain as Saydel returned the favor in the fourth period of a 55-45 victory in Tuesday’s season opening boys’ basketball game.
The host Trojans trailed 29-17 at halftime but rallied all the way back to lead, 38-37, after three quarters. Saydel outscored STC 18-7 in the fourth quarter to claim the victory.
Tyynismaa made seven 3-pointers and added six rebounds for South Tama. Emerson Bridgewater added 11 points and Cade Rosenberger had seven points, five assists and three steals for the Trojans.
Shyne Lo led Saydel with 16 points, Brady Hicks had 15 and AJ Ollin 13.
Dostal powers Redhawks past Meskwaki boys
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Josh Dostal scored a game-high 24 points to lead the North Tama boys’ basketball team to a season-opening Iowa Star Conference win over Meskwaki on Tuesday night.
Jared Dvorak and Chaz Hall added nine points apiece for the Redhawks. Dostal led with eight rebounds, and Dvorak had five steals.
No statistics were available for Meskwaki.
Top-ranked Wolverines too much for East Marshall
DIKE — Class 2A No. 1 Dike-New Hartford handed the East Marshall girls’ basketball team its first loss of the season, a 63-19 setback on Tuesday night.
Morgan Neuroth scored 13 points, Bailey Grant had four points and Mya Gould added a bucket for the Mustangs (2-1).
Payton Peterson scored 20 points to lead Dike-New Hartford (2-1).
Spartan girls track down Denver for victory
DENVER — Three players scored in double figures for the Grundy Center girls’ basketball team, which came from behind to beat Denver 49-47 in Tuesday’s opener.
Carlie Willis had 12 points and seven rebounds to lead the Spartans. Lucy Lebo and Ellery Luhring added 11 points apiece.
Channing Johnson led Denver with 13 points and six rebounds, but the Cyclones couldn’t maintain their seven-point lead entering the final period.
Rummans pushes Saydel past South Tama
TAMA — Paige Rummans had a triple-double to lead Saydel to a 47-42 win over the South Tama girls’ basketball team on Tuesday night.
Rummans had 22 points, 19 rebounds, 10 steals and five blocked shots to lead the Eagles (2-0). Lauren Frantz and Luella Weispfenning added 11 points apiece.
Kayla Heck led South Tama (0-2) with 17 points before fouling out. Olivia Hala added 13 points, while Janette Cervantes had five points and five steals. Jaslene Lasley added five points and seven boards off the bench.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls improve to 2-0
WATERLOO — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 48-44 win at Waterloo Columbus on Tuesday night.
Elly Sieh scored 16 points to lead the Rebels, and Kennedy Brant had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Olivia Riffey and Lily Dripps added six points apiece for G-R.
Sophia Keys led the host Sailors with 17 points.
Collins-Maxwell too much for Comets
MAXWELL — Erica Houge scored a game-high 27 points to lead Collins-Maxwell to a 50-43 victory over the BCLUW girls’ basketball team in Tuesday’s Iowa Star Conference clash.
Chloe Wierson added 15 points and six steals for the Spartans (1-2).
Sydney Anderson paced the Comets with 17 points and four assists. Grace Farnsworth had a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Klayre Gallentine tallied seven points.
Woodward-Granger breaks free of GMG
WOODWARD — Addie Lego poured in six 3-pointers and a game-high 32 points as Woodward-Granger beat the GMG girls’ basketball team 71-40 on Tuesday night.
Lexi Bogardus added 13 points and Andrea Nardini 10 for the host Hawks (3-0).
Jocee Mason tallied 15 points and eight rebounds for GMG (1-1). Adelyn Sienknecht finished with eight points and a team-leading 10 rebounds, and Makayla Pendleton pitched in with eight points off the bench.
MCC women can’t track down Central JV
The Central College junior varsity squad defeated the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team 76-68 on Tuesday night.
Destiny Sao-Martinez scored 20 points to lead the host Tigers (1-5), adding six rebounds. Ekin Taciroglu contributed 16 points and five steals off the bench, and Tarah Campbell tallied 11 points and seven rebounds.