ISU's Hilleges tabbed Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

AMES – Hali Hillegas won Iowa State’s 50th Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week Award, the conference announced Monday. The Cyclone libero was named the conference’s top defensive performer for a third time this season and for the fifth time in her career, tied for the fifth-most in Big 12 history.

Hillegas had a busy week for the Cyclones as she helped lead ISU’s back-line in a pair of five-set matches. At No. 11 Kansas, Hillegas finished with 23 digs. In the Cyclones’ comeback at Texas Tech, Hillegas set a career-high with 34 digs. The match featured Hilelgas picking up 13 digs in the third set, the most she has picked up in a set this season.

On the season, Hillegas leads the Cyclones and ranks 13th in the NCAA with her 5.61 digs per set. The redshirt junior from Charles City has had at least 20 digs in six-straight matches.

Wartburg JV 3, NIACC 1

WAVERLY – The Wartburg junior varisty used a strong first and fourth set to take care of NIACC, 25-19, 25-23, 24-26, 25-10.

"We definitely need to continue to minimize our errors and play for each other," NIACC coach Chris Brandt said. "We did start to fight for each other in the third set but we need to sustain that energy and start that work sooner in the match."

Hannah Wagner had nine kills and 12 digs for the Lady Trojans, Shelby Heston recorded 11 kills and 10 digs, Sydney Rousch recorded 24 assists and 10 digs, and Becca Konz added five kills.


Waldorf's QB Joseph named NSAA Offensive Player of the Week

FOREST CITY - A six-touchdown performance on Saturday by sophomore quarterback Hilton Joseph earned the Warriors a dramatic victory.

And on Monday, that stellar effort earn Joseph the Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association Offensive Player-of-the-Week award.

Waldorf's 5-foot-9 signal-caller from Miami, Fla., rushed for three touchdowns and threw for three more in the Warriors' 39-35 win over Valley City State (N.D.) on Saturday. His 17-yard touchdown strike to Samuel Huntley with 12 seconds left lifted Waldorf (3-2 overall, 2-1 NSAA) to the victory.

Joseph finished the game completing 23-of-30 passes for 282 yards without an interception.

On the ground, he was the Warriors' second-leading rusher, rambling for 95 yards on 17 carries. Jordin Roberts led Waldorf's ground game with 132 yards on 27 carries.


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.


Hentges records ace at Buffalo Run

NORA SPRINGS – Jim Hentges, 65, of Mason City, fired a hole-in-one Saturday at Buffalo Run Golf Club.

Hentges aced the 128-yard seventh hole with an 8-iron. Bruce Johnson, Fran Johnson, Ben Hentges, Rex Papach, Tom Gildersleeve and Stu Parr witnessed the shot. It was Hentges first hole-in-one.