Osage finishes 5-1 in W-SR tournament

WAVERLY — It was a day full of milestones for the Osage volleyball team Saturday in a tournament at Waverly-Shell Rock.

Not only did the Green Devils finish 5-1 on the day, but Kelsey Havel and Rylie Olson each hit big career milestones as well. Havel recorded her 1,000th-career kill and Olson notched her 2,000th-career assist.

For the day, Osage had wins over Denver (21-5, 21-18), fourth-ranked (5A) Cedar Rapids Jefferson (21-13, 21-8), Solon (22-20, 21-16), No. 11 (3A) Dyersville Beckman (25-18, 17-25, 17-15), and Nevada (25-17, 25-18). The only loss came to third-ranked (2A) Grundy Center, 17-21, 23-21, 15-8.

Olson had 127 assists on the day, Havel had 40 kills, 53 digs and 14 blocks, and Brenna Jacobs recorded 22 kills, 42 digs and three ace serves.

Additionally, Sydney Midlang had 21 kills, 22 blocks and 17, and Dani Johnson finished with 26 kills and 28 blocks.


Mason City girls place eighth at Wartburg

WAVERLY — The Mason City girls scored an eighth-place finish Saturday at the Wartburg Steve Johnson Invite.

Emma Davison and Hannah Thomas each medaled for the Mohawks as Davison was 43rd in 20:50.3 and Thomas was 44th in 20:51.9. Sami Miller added a 70th-place finish (21:57.6), Alana Wickering was 80th (22:14) and Marcella Sierra placed 88th (22:27.6).

Rockford’s Sheridan LaCoste was the top local finisher as she took 33rd in 20:26.1.

On the boys side, Mason City, led by Michael Rowe’s 16th place finish in a career-best 16:54.5, took 12th place out of 22 teams. Eight of Mason City’s 10 runner ran personal-best times.

“The kids were very pleased with their performance today,” Mason City coach Tyler Ketelsen said. “We are starting to perform well and come together at the right time as we head into the final month of the season.”


Mason City competes at Cedar Falls Invite

CEDAR FALLS — It was a day of tough competition for Mason City Saturday at the Cedar Falls Invite as the Mohawks took ninth in the team standings.

Paige Braun was the Mohawks’ top finisher as she took eighth in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.82, and Madison Braun finished ninth in the 200 individual medley in 2:24.63.

Mason City’s Sophie Lunning swam personal-best times in the 200 IM and the 100 freestyle, and Beth DeGraw had her best times in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle.

“Anytime we can get best time that’s good,” Mason City coach Steve Hugo said. “It doesn’t matter where it comes.”

Mason City is at Fort Dodge on Tuesday.


Waldorf 39, Valley City State 35

FOREST CITY - Hilton Joseph led the Warriors on a 65-yard, game-winning drive in the final 54 seconds, lifting Waldorf to a 39-35 victory over Valley City State in North Star Athletic Association football on Saturday afternoon.

Joseph hit Samuel Huntley with a 17-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left to finish off a see-saw battle. Joseph finished completing 22-of-29 passes for 243 yards, and added 95 yards rushing on 17 carriers. The sophomore from Miami, Fla., finished with three rushing touchdowns and threw for three more for Waldorf (3-2 overall, 2-1 NSAA).

Louis Quinones led the Vikings (2-3, 1-2) with 107 yards rushing on 17 carries, which included three touchdown runs. The final one, a 13-yard score with 54 seconds left, put Valley City State on top 35-32, and set up the Warriors dramatic winning drive.


MCHS Coaches vs. Cancer fund drive set for Oct. 7

Mason City High School is kicking off its annual Coaches vs. Cancer fund drive Saturday, Oct. 7.

Ford Motor Company will donate $20 (up to $6,000) to the MCHS Coaches vs. Cancer initiative for each person who takes 7-10 minutes to test drive a vehicle.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MCHS east parking lot. Drivers will register in the Mason City High School gym Lobby. Drivers must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver's license in order to test drive a car.

Only one test drive per household is allowed. However, college students with a different address may also test drive a vehicle.

For more information, visit the Coaches vs. Cancer - MCHS Facebook page.