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NIACC men’s 4x100 relay team sets school record

DES MOINES - For the second time this season, the NIACC men's 4x100-meter relay school record has been broken.

NIACC's Timothi McMaster, Prince Boduo, Kalen Eastman and Deionte Ganzy clocked an all-time NIACC best of 42.36 Friday at the Jim Duncan Invitational on the Drake University campus and placed second in the University/College Division. Drake won the race in 41.07.

On March 28, the same foursome set the school record with a 42.75 at the Loras College Mid-Week meet.

Before the 2018 season, the old school 4x100 mark of 43.17 was held by Will Hanson, Deon Polk, Jacques Edwards and Paul Pokana in 2014.

Ganzy also placed fifth in the 200 (22.09) and was sixth in the 100 (10.90).

In the high jump, Alec Hayes was fifth with a leap of 6 feet, 2 inches and teammate Jacob Jenjum was seventh (6-0).

Brian Jacques was seventh in the 5,000 (15:29.66) and Blake Keller was 11th (15:48.57).

Also for the NIACC men, the foursome of Kyle Younker, David Carter, Ethan Klasi and Boduo was fourth in the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 3:27.25.

In the 100, McMaster was 16th (11.39) and Eastman was 20th (11.51).

In the 400, Boduo was ninth (51.06), Jevonte Ganzy was 15th (52.12), Younker was 16th (52.13) and Klasi was 19th (52.70).

In the 5,000, Samuel Dean was 14th (17:30.57).

In the 800, Carter was 12th (2:00.52) and Daniel Hennigar was 18th (2:02.07).

In the 3,000 steeplechase, Grant Dieken was 10th (10:44.12).

For the NIACC women on Friday, the Lady Trojans' 4x100 team of Dashwan Wyatt, Erin Schwarzkopf, Elizabeth Mennen and Jaylynn Scrivner placed third in a time of 50.40.

Wyatt was eighth in the 100 in a time of 13.05 and 10th in the 200 (27.71).

Also in the 200, Schwarzkopf was ninth (27.66), Mennen was 11th (27.75) and Anne Marie Morris was 17th (28.43).

In the 400 hurdles, Scrivner was eighth (1:09.01).


NIACC men’s golf team places sixth at regional preview

PANORA - The NIACC men's golf team placed sixth at the NJCAA Region XI preview meet with a 322 at Lake Panorama Golf Course on Friday.

Sophomore Josh Schaefer led the Trojans with a 78, which was tied for 10th in the individual competition. Also for the Trojans, sophomores Devin Koob and Anthony Emanuel both shot 79s (tied for 14th) and freshman Ben Boerjan shot an 86.

NIACC's Jordan Voves shot a 96.

NIACC's Mitchell Scholl shot an 87 playing as an individual in the regional preview meet.

Kirkwood and Kirkwood B tied for first in the team standings on Friday with a pair of 306s. DMACC was third with a 308.

Team standings - Kirkwood 306, Kirkwood B 306, DMACC 308, Southwestern 317, Iowa Lakes 317, NIACC 322, Southeastern 337, Iowa Central 341, Northeast CC 343.

The two-day regional tournament is set for May 5-6 at Lake Panorama.


Tusler leads NIACC women at triangular meet with 93

PANORA - Sophomore Courtney Tusler shot a 93 to lead the NIACC women's golf team at a three-team invitational Friday at the Lake Panorama Golf Course.

DMACC won the event with a 366. Southeastern was second with a 394 and NIACC was third with a 400.

Also for the Lady Trojans, freshman Sydney Fullerton shot a 98, Morgan Luecht shot a 106, Ashley Alert shot a 106 and Katelyn Loegering shot a 109.


Clear Lake competes at Dutch Masters

Clear Lake competed at the Pella Dutch Masters Invite on Friday, April 13.

The team of Tate Storbeck, Jackson Hamlin, Tyler Eaton and Jack Barragy shot a combined score of 386 for 10th place. Storbeck led the pack with a score of 90, Hamlin 95, eaton 100 and Barragy 101. 


Clear Lake racks up win over CAL-Dows

The Lions took on Cal-Dows on Thursday, April 12.

Sam Pedelty put up the first score for the Lions within the first minute of the game, 1-0.

In the forth minute of the contest, Landon Lovstad assisted Pedelty on a throw-in goal which Pedelty chipped over the Cal-Dows keeper standing on the corner of the penalty box.

Cal-Dows would answer at 35 minutes in, but the Lions held the lead 2-1 at halftime.

Pedelty would score the third goal for the Lions, but Cal-Dows would respond with two more late in the contest, 3-3. 

 Dylan Schuchard converted a penalty kick for a goal after a Cal-Dows player used his arm to settle the ball inside the penalty box. The Lions were called for a penalty inside the box late in the game, and Cal-Dows would tie it up 4-4.

 Pedelty would put the Lions on top on a final penalty kick to win the game 5-4. 

"It was a good first contest for us," head coach Matt Anderson said. "The boys showed a tons of resolve and determination to win."

Pedelty became the first Lions soccer player to score four goals in a single game since 2014.


Local boxer represents Iowa in national competition

Clear Lake native Brian McIntire added a third Iowa Golden Gloves title to his collection.

McIntire will compete represent Mason City's Elite Boxing Academy as a team Iowa member at the national Golden Gloves tournament in Omaha on May 14-18. 


Major league baseball player to visit Mason City

Former MLB pitcher Denny McLain will sign autographs on April 27, 28 and 29 during the Larson Red Zone Sports Card Show. 

McLain played for the Detroit Tigers and was the last pitcher in MLB history to win 30 games in one season. For more information, call 515-890-9920 or e-mail

​Reach sports reporter Leah Vann at 641-421-0526.

Follow her on twitter at @GG_LeahVann


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