Newman wins Iowa Falls-Alden tournament
IOWA FALLS — It wasn’t the amount of champions that stood out for Newman Catholic in the 10th annual Jones Brothers Invitational Saturday at Iowa Falls-Alden, it was the all-around work of the entire roster that helped them hang on to win the team title. The Knights won with 163 points while North Butler-Clarksville was second with 162.
“We had a great first and second round,” Newman coach Mark Bertsch said. “Everybody got through except on in the first round, and the same thing in the second round. We just got out to a big lead and the kids wrestled so well.”
Jacob McBride was the Knights’ lone champion on the day as he defeated fifth-ranked (2A) Hunter Phantz of West Marshall in the 126 bracket.
After McBride, Newman had six wrestlers earn runner-up finishes – Cael Wollner (106), Cade Hanson (120), Ben Jacobs (145), Kam Black (152), Jacob Smith (160) and Chase McCleish (170).
Bertsch said it was a pin by Logan Allison in his fifth-place match at 285 that was the clincher, though.
North Butler-Clarksville had three champions on the day. Brandon Trees won at 113, Brandon Trees was the 170 champion and Trey Engel won at 220.
Nick Billings was GHV’s top finisher as he was runner-up at 195.
Lake Mills third in third-place pool at Battle of Waterloo
WATERLOO – Lake Mills capped off a tough weekend at the Battle of Waterloo Saturday with a third-place showing in the third-place bracket. The Bulldogs were 1-2 on the day with a win over Crestwood (43-30) and losses vs. Iowa City High (39-28) and Waverly-Shell Rock (35-33).
Caiden Jones and Drake Harnish were a perfect 3-0 on the afternoon for the Bulldogs.
Clear Lake wrestled its way to third place in the fourth-place bracket. The Lions topped Cedar Falls (33-30) and fell to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (39-24) and Cedar Rapids Prairie (36-33).
It was Clear Lake's highest finish ever at the Battle of Waterloo.
Conner Morey, Eric Faught and Kade Hambly were each 3-0 for the Lions. Faught and Hambly were each 6-0 for the two-day tournament.
Mason City takes second in pool at Battle of Waterloo
WATERLOO — Mason City wrapped up the Battle of Waterloo Saturday by taking second place in its pool with a pair of wins and one loss. The Mohawks topped Charles City 59-15, lost to Indianola 42-33, and took care Osage 39-33.
Cullan Schriever, Christian Rodriguez, Colby Schriever, Luke Deinhart, and Troy Monahan were each 3-0 for the Mohawks.
Osage finished third in the bracket with a win over Charles City, and Charles City was fourth.
Joe Sullivan, Ryan Adams, Brody Roll and Zach Williams were each 3-0 for the Green Devils, and Josh Halligan was the lone unbeaten for the Comets.
Nashua-Plainfield finished 0-3 to take fourth in its pool.
Central Springs third in Al DeLeon Invitational
BRITT — Central Springs crowned three champions Saturday at the Al DeLeon Invitational at West Hancock as it brought home third place in the team race.
The Panthers’ Lucas Garl collected four pins in four matches on the way to the 145 title, Zach Ryg claimed the title at 182, and Zack Santee rolled to the 220-pound championship. Carter Pals (120) and Teddy Behrens (285) were each runner-up at their respective weights.
West Hancock came in just behind Central Springs in fourth place.
For the Eagles, Nathan Cabrera won the 113-pound title, Tate Hagen was the champ at 160 pounds, Cole Kelly won at 170, Hunter Hagen claimed the 195-pound title, and Chandler Redenius scored the title at 285.
N-K wins home tournament
NORTHWOOD — Northwood-Kensett rattled off four wins in four duals Saturday to win a home tournament. The Vikings beat Belmond-Klemme (36-35), Humboldt (34-25), Rockford (40-5) and Tripoli (44-30).
Bryce Paulson, Logan Benjegerdes, Gideon Rollene, and Marcus Brandt all finished 4-0 on the day for the Vikings.
B-K, which was 1-3 on the day, saw Remington Hanson, Max Beminio and Tucker Kroeze each end the day 4-0.
Trevor Johnson was undefeated for Rockford.
St. Ansgar 58, Belmond-Klemme 49
ST. ANSGAR — Jack Sievert led three St. Ansgar players in double figures as the Saints picked up a 58-49 win over Belmond-Klemme on Saturday.
Sievert scored 22, Collin Kramer had 16 and Ethan Kirchgatter added 14. Nicolas Bork rounded out the scoring with six.
Koty Kuhlers paced the Broncos with 22 points and Dylan Anderson had 10.
Rockford 67, CGD 61
CLARION — Zach Bushbaum and Kaden Lyman scored 18 points apiece Saturday to guide Rockford to a 67-61 win over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows.
Jacob Staudt also finished in double figures with 14 points, Alex Schriever scored six, and Matt Schubert and Jared Marth had four apiece.
CGD 45, Rockford 39
CLARION — Clarion-Goldfield-Dows held on to beat Rockford Saturday, 45-39.
Morgan Thieman and Jamie Schuster led the Lady Warriors with 10 points apiece, Kayla Carroll scored six and Olivia Harden added five.
Raven Kinnetz and Courtney Harle had 12 points each to lead the Cowgirls.
Mohawk Hockey Club 2, Quad City 1 (SO)
DAVENPORT — The Mohawk Hockey Club topped Quad City 2-1 in a shootout Saturday night.
Bryce Butler gave the Mohawks a 1-0 lead with a goal in the second period, and Quad City tied the game 1-1 with one of its own in the third.
After a scoreless overtime period, Jacob Lang's shootout goal was the difference as the Mohawks left with a victory.
Josh Thilges made 19 saves in goal for the Mohawks.