Mason City enjoys solid day at Jim Duncan Relays

DES MOINES — In one of the bigger meets it will attend all season, Mson City put forth a strong showing Saturday at the Jim Duncan Relays.

“We had a lot of PRs (personal records), which is really what you’re looking for,” Mason City coach Jim Lee said. “Just the entire team all around ran great.”

Piper Watson led the Mohawks with a third-place finish in the high jump with a leap of 5-foot-0. Grace Tobin added a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 34-7.

After Watson and Tobin, the Mohawks scored three eighth-place finishes. Emma Davison ran a lifetime-best 5:02.62 in the 1,500, Carly Seeck threw 93-0 to place eighth in the discus, and the distance medley team of Kaitlyn Lester, Hannah Faktor, Anna Deets and Davison ran 4:38.55 to place eighth.

Mason City is at Cedar Falls Tuesday.


MCHS distance medley takes 3rd at Jim Duncan

DES MOINES — With all 18 CIML schools in attendance in Saturday’s Jim Duncan Relays at Drake Stadium, Mason City's distance medley team provided a highlight for the weekend.

The Mohawks, who ran Dylan Voves, Weston Schultz, Kyle Younker and Thomas Rowe, walked away with a third-place finish in 3:39.12. Waukee won in a new meet record 3:33.36.

“That was an outstanding run by the distance medley,” Mason City coach Jed Vorba said. “Anytime you place at the Jim Duncan Relays is a great thing because you know you’re running against the some of the best in the state.”

With a reduced squad, Mason City had a handful of others running across various events Saturday.

Michael Rowe (10:52.15) and Jack Phillips (10:59.01) finished 16th and 18th, respectively, in the 3,200. The Mohawks’ 4x800 team placed 14th (9:52.15), and the sprint medley (1:48.19) and 4x200 (1:44.82) were each 15th.

Mason City is back in action Tuesday at Waterloo East.


NIACC's Khat wins 2 events at Jim Duncan Invite

DES MOINES — NIACC's Wal Khat won two events in the university/college division at the Jim Duncan Invitational this weekend.

Khat, who recently signed with the University of Northern Iowa, won the 800-meter run in a time of 1 minute, 54.09 seconds on Saturday.

On Friday, Khat won the 1,500 in a school-record time of 3:50.85. He shattered the old school mark of 3:56.76 by Trey Simons at the 2015 Jim Duncan Invitational.


Viterbo splits with Waldorf, wins NSAA series

LA CROSSE, Wis. – The Waldorf University baseball team split with Viterbo University during Saturday's North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) doubleheader.

Twelve hits paved the way for the Warriors (14-31, 5-11) in a 12-6 victory during the opener while the V-Hawks (10-27, 8-8) won 8-6 during the nightcap to secure three wins in the four-game conference series.

Waldorf sophomore Mitchell Keeran went 3-for-5 with a triple and an RBI double in the opener. Junior Riley MacDonald added three hits, including two doubles. Ryan Villarreal provided power, going 2 for 4 with a pair of two-run home runs. Sophomore Garrett Gillen turned in a triple and three RBIs.

Michael Keeran (4-6) scored the win. He notched three strikeouts, issued four walks and allowed five runs while scattering 11 hits in eight innings.

Gillen paced the Warriors during the nightcap, going 3 for 3 with a homer, a double and three RBIs. Bruce Mau added two hits, including a double.


Mason City "Future Mohawk" camp set for May 1-3

MASON CITY – The Mason City “Future Mohawk” softball camp is slated to be held May 1-3 at the Mason City High School softball complex.

Mason City High School softball coach Bob Horner and his staff, along with several Mohawks, will provide instruction and supervision.

Players in grades 3-5 will practice from 4:45-6 p.m. each day and players in grades 6-8 will practice from 6:15-7:30 p.m.

Camp fee is $40 which includes a camp t-shirt, if the registration form is submitted by April 22.

For a registration form or more information, please contact Coach Horner at


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