Mohawk Hockey Club lands 5 on all-league team
The Mohawk Hockey Club put forth one of its best regular seasons in years this season, and on Monday the Mohawks were rewarded for it.
The Mohawks, who are the No. 3 seed in the Midwest High School Hockey League tournament this coming weekend, had five players named to the all-star team.
Senior Zach Jimenez was a unanimous first-team selection as a forward and senior Jaxon Jones made the first team as a defenseman. Jimenez led the Mohawks with 40 total points (21 goals and 19 assists) and Jones finished with two goals and 14 assists.
Also for the Mohawks, seniors Jacob Lang, Nate Lassise and Cole Baskerville were each named all-stars as well on the second team.
Lang was second on the team with 29 points (13 goals and 16 assists), Baskerville tallied 14 goals and 14 assists, and Lassise had 14 goals and 13 assists.
The Mohawks open tournament play Friday vs. sixth-seeded Omaha at 2 p.m. in Ames.
Clear Lake’s Hamlin signs with NIACC
CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake senior Jackson Hamlin took the next step in his golf career Monday afternoon as he signed to play golf at NIACC next fall.
Hamlin, a member of the Lions’ state title team last season, averaged 84.5 strokes per 18 holes as a junior, and averaged 41.2 per nine. He’s one of the Lions’ top returners this season.
NIACC opens season with pair of wins
The NIACC baseball team got started on the right path with a pair of wins vs. Maple Wood.
The Trojans topped Maple Wood 19-4 on Monday, and NIACC opened its season Sunday with an 18-6 win.
In Monday's win, Fox Leum finished 3 for 3 at the plate with three RBIs, Ben Fitzgerald and Cae Schares each homered and drove in a pair of runs, and Jimmy Brady and Joey Werner had two RBIs apiece.
Pitcher Tyler Lien allowed one hit and struck out three in three innings.
Leum homered twice for the Trojans and drove in six runs, Ben Komonosky was 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs, and Shane Kelleher and Jimmy Brady each drove in three runs.
Brandon Williamson picked up the win on the mound with nine strikeouts, and he allowed three hits in four innings.