Clear Lake boys takes second in Pella tournament

PELLA — In its first tournament of the season, Clear Lake, which returns a lot from its state-qualifying team a year ago, wound up with a second-place finish in a tournament at Pella

Thomas Storbeck finished as the runner-up medalist for the Lions after falling in a playoff. Storbeck carded a 1-over 73 for the day.

Storbeck’s day included a hole in which he thought he hit a ball into a hazard and hit his hazard shot only to find the original ball later in a safe spot. He ended up carding a bogey on the hole. He also had a three-putt on No. 17.

“I left them out there but I look at it as kind of a good thing,” Storbeck said. “I still played pretty well today, but I want to be playing my best toward the end of the season.”

Kyle Calaguas added an 80, Tate Storbeck shot 83 and Jack Barragy rounded out the scoring with a 94.

Lake Mills boys, girls win titles at North Iowa

BUFFALO CENTER – Logan Leesch carded a round of 40 for North Iowa to claim medalist honors in prep boys golf at the Gruis Recreactional Area Golf Course on Friday.

Lake Mills won the team title with a score of 213 while North Iowa finished at 218.

Madison Westcott was the girls medalist with a 51 while Lake Mills also took the girls title with a 292.


Mason City 5, Clear Lake 4

CLEAR LAKE – The Mason City girls tennis team won two tiebreakers in doubles matches to eke out a 5-4 win over Clear Lake on Friday.

Sydney Rottinghaus and Bailey Van Dusseldorp overcame a one-set deficit for a 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 10-8 win at no. 1 doubles while Peyton Carpenter and Sydney Oliver claimed No. 3 doubles with a 10-7 tiebreaker.

“We ended up 2-1 for the week. That was our goal and it was nice to get it done,” Mohawks coach Jim Cornick said. “The girls managed to stay calm and put some points together.”

The teams split the six singles matches with Rottinghaus, Van Dusseldorp and Oliver winning for the Mohawks while Chloe Mueller, Maranda Harrison and Ali Witt had victories for the Lions.

Mason City (2-1) plays host to Charles City on Monday in the first of three home matches during the week.

Clear Lake travels to Osage on Tuesday.


MC’s Rowe, Schultz grab first-place finishes

MARSHALLTOWN — Mason City’s Thomas Rowe and Weston Schultz each fought their way to first-place finishes Friday at the Marshalltown Kenny Dean Bobcat Invitational. The Mohawks finished seventh in the team standings with 48 points. Ames won with 162 and Cedar Rapids Prairie was second with 156.

Rowe won the 1,600 in 4 minutes, 30.21 seconds and Schultz won the discus with a toss of 137 feet, 1 1/2 inches.

“Without a doubt in a meet of this magnitude to come away with two first-place finishes with two seniors leading the way, it’s exciting for those guys,” Mason City coach Jed Vorba said.

The distance medley team of Connor Lafrenz, Schultz, Dylan Voves and Kyle Younker placed second in 3:51.59. The 4x100 team of Noah DeMaris, Voves, Younker and Schultz placed third in 45.28 and DeMaris was sixth in the 100 in 12.01 seconds.

Mason City is at Fort Dodge Monday.


Watson, Tobin earn 1st-place finishes for MC

DECORAH — Mason City’s Piper Watson and Grace Tobin each brought home gold Friday night in a meet at Decorah in which Mason City sent a split squad to.

Watson won the high jump at 4-10 and Tobin threw 36 feet in the shot put, a personal record by almost four feet.

“We were just hoping for time drops and improvements and the big surprise was Grace Tobin’s improvement. That was a really nice highlight,” Mason City coach Jim Lee said. “She’s had a huge learning curve and has a shot to be a real nice thrower for us.”

The shuttle hurdle relay team of Erika Mariner, Hannah Thomas, Hailey Sgontz and Ali Rood was third in 1:15.2 and the 4x100 and 4x400 were each fourth.


NIACC ninth after first day at Wartburg

WAVERLY — NIACC shot a first round 316 on the first day of the Wartburg College Invitational Friday at the Prairie Links Golf Club.

NIACC is in ninth place heading into Saturday's second round. Kirkwood is in first with a 289 and Simpson is in second with a 304.

NIACC was led by Anthony Emanuel with a 73. Also for the Trojans, Zach Nicholson shot a 76, Joe Nordquist shot a 83, Devin Koob shot a 84 and Mitchell Scholl shot a 89.

Emanuel's 73 was the low round of the spring for him and Nicholson's 76 was a season low and tied a career low, which he has now shot four times.

Playing as individuals for the Trojans were Josh Schaefer with a career-low 75 and Zach Bond with a 82.

Kirkwood's JD Goodfellow is the individual leader with a two-under 70.

Round two of the tournament is Saturday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.


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