High School girls track and field: Mason City's 4x100-meter relay team shines in Cedar Falls
Several athletes on the Mohawks' girls track and field team impressed in Cedar Falls on Tuesday, most notably their relay teams.
The 4x100-meter relay team, comprised of Odeleine Daugherty, Jada Williams, Zoe Green and Nienke van Aalst, dropped nearly 2 seconds from their previous season-best, finishing in 51.63 and placing fourth.
"The highlight of the night was definitely the 4x100m relay team," Mason City coach Jim Lee said. "The girls had to cone back from some adversity in the 4x200m relay and responded in a huge way with their performance. The tough competition from Cedar Falls and Waterloo East pushed the girls to a great time. It will be a memorable experience for the girls competing at Drake next week."
The 4x400m relay team placed second at 4:13.55, four seconds from their previous season-best.
Grace Tobin placed second in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 3 inches.
College golf: Mason City native finishes second at MVC Championships
Sydney Eaton came as close as a college athlete can get to a championship on Tuesday without getting to take home the trophy.
Tied for first place with 220 strokes after 54 holes at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in Chesterton, Indiana, the University of Northern Iowa sophomore and Mason City native went to a sudden-death playoff and came up just short, finishing behind Missouri State freshman Abby Cavaiani.
Eaton was one of two UNI golfers with local roots who made names for themselves on the championship stage.
Clear Lake’s Emily Snelling, also a UNI golfer, began the day in 25th place, and moved up six spots to tie for 19th with a third-round score of 77. Her finish was third best on the team.
All five competing UNI golfers moved up on the final day of the standings.
Hannah Bermel of UNI improved by 20 spots, tying for fifth place with a score of 71. Sarah McMichael and Anne Gradoville finished in 25th and 46th place, respectively. Gradoville finished her round with 80 strokes.
The Panthers finished as runner-up at the MVC Championship for the sixth time in team history, and second year in a row. Southern Illinois won the title, the Salukis' first championship since 2007.
High school girls track: Forest City wins Cardinal Relays
GARNER – The Forest City girls track team had some solid performances on the track and edged Bishop Garrigan 163-161 for the team title in the Cardinal Relays track meet on Tuesday.
West Fork was third with 121.5 points.
The Indians dominated the middle distance events as Hannah Good won both the Class A 400 and 800 while teammate Anna Lehmann won the 1,500 and finished second in the 800.
Kelsey Koch won the 100 hurdles and finished second in the 400 hurdles.
Bishop Garrigan was strong in the Class B relays with wins in the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, sprint medley and distance medley.
High school girls golf: Frayne's big day leads Garner-Hayfield-Ventura to win
GARNER – Carlee Frayne dominated play in girls dual meet golf at Garner on Tuesday.
Frayne shot a 41 to pace G-H-V to a 215-265 win over West Fork.
Jailyn Krein finished second with a round of 57 for the Cardinals.
West Fork was paced by Kylie Laudner with a 58.
High School girls golf: Southeast Polk beats Mason City at Copper Creek
PLEASANT HILL – Southeast Polk had four the low six rounds and edged Mason City 191-205 in prep girls golf at the Copper Creek Golf Club on Tuesday.
Thea Lunning of Mason City took home medalist honors with a 45, while Sophie Lunning carded a 49.
Alyssa Alert shot a 53 and Ella Amundson a 58 to round out the scoring for the Mohawks.
High School girls golf: Anderegg leads Newman Catholic to victory
Emma Anderegg shot a 46 at the Mason City Country Club to lead the Newman Catholic girls golf team to a victory over West Fork on Tuesday.
The Knights finished with a team score of 218, which was good for a 17-stroke win over Central Springs.
Northwood-Kensett participated but did not have enough players to post a team score.
Emma Weiner had a 56 for Newman while Emma Verstegen had a 57.
Paige McEachran had a 49 for Central Springs.
High school boys golf: Humboldt scores win in Algona Triangular
ALGONA – Humboldt had the top three individual scores and rolled to a win in triangular boys golf at the Algona Country Club on Tuesday.
The Wildcats finished with a team total of 171 to best Algona, which finished with a 198 and Hampton-Dumont/CAL at 248.
The Bulldogs were led by Patrick Louscher with a 46.
Abe Schneidemann had a 56 to pace H-D/CAL.
High School boys golf: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura beats West Fork by 38 strokes
GARNER – Caden Vitek carded a 42 to win medalist honors by six strokes as G-H-V posted a 38-stroke victory over West Fork in boys dual meet golf on Tuesday.
Sam Wood and Jordan Upmeyer had rounds of 50, and Eric Heiland rounded at the Cardinal scoring with a 51.
Trey Pfeffer led the Warhawks with a 48.
Eric Ritter finished with a 43.
High school girls soccer: Mason City gets slim victory over Des Moines East
DES MOINES – The Mason City girls soccer team remained unbeaten on the new season as the Mohawks picked up a 2-1 victory at Des Moines East on Tuesday.
Mason City improved to 4-0 with the win.
Jadyn Sheimo was strong in the net for the Mohawks as she had eight saves and allowed just one score.
Gwen Sewel and Kailah Thompson, two of the Mohawks’ leading scorers on the season, both found the net during the match.
Sewel, a sophomore, leads the team with five goals on the season while Thompson, who scored on a penalty kick, has three goals and an assist.
“This was a team that beat us last year,” Mason City coach Whintey Kading said. “It was a tight match, but we found our groove in the second half.”
Mason City returns to the pitch on Thursday when it entertains Clear Lake.
High School boys golf: Clear Lake crushes Iowa Falls-Alden
The Clear Lake boys team dominated its match against Iowa Falls-Alden on Tuesday, as the Lions finished the day with a team score of 157, while Iowa Falls-Alden finished 19 strokes back, at 176.
Clear Lake's Tyler Eaton shot a team-best 36 to win the day's medal. Tate Storbeck was the second place finisher for Clear Lake with a 39. Jackson French had the best day for the Cadets, as he golfed a 37.
High School boys golf: Lake Mills stays perfect
RICE LAKE | The Lake Mills boys team kept its record perfect with a five stroke win over Forest City on Tuesday, as the team beat Forest City 181-186 in a three-team match. Belmond-Klemme came in third place, 48 strokes back, with a score of 234.
Forest City's Tyler Clouse took the medal, shooting a 41, just one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Bennett Berger. Lake Mills golfer Jimmy Gallard was close behind with a 43. Caysen Christiansen had the top score for Belmond-Klemme, after golfing a 50.
High School girls golf: Lake Mills takes top spot in Rice Lake match
RICE LAKE | The Lake Mills girls team competed against Forest City and Belmond-Klemme on Tuesday, and came out on top with a score of 228. Forest City was runner-up with a team score of 254, and Belmond-Klemme came in last with a mark of 267.
Ashlynn Willms of Belmond-Klemme was the day's medalist at 52. Runner-up MaKenna Hanson shot a 53.
High School girls golf: Hampton-Dumont comes up short against Humboldt
HUMBOLDT | The Hampton-Dumont girls team finished second at the varsity meet in Humboldt on Tuesday, as the Bulldogs finished with a score of 203, 25 strokes back of the victorious Humboldt.
Sydney Meyer tied for third place with a score of 45, one shot back of Humboldt's Frances Carlson. Humboldt golfer Kenzie McCartan shot a 41 to take the gold.
Algona finished in third place with a score of 245.
The Bulldogs record now stands at 5-2.
High School boys track and field: Personal bests for several Mason City runners
WATERLOO | The Mason City boys team had a solid day at the 12-team Gordy The Mason City boys team had a solid day at the Yuska Warhawk Relays on Tuesday, with one athlete earning a medal, and several others scoring lifetime bests.
Connor Lafrenz placed third in the 400 meter dash with a PR of 53.98. Michael Rowe earned a lifetime best finish as well, with a 4:35.59, good for sixth place in the 1600.
The Mohawks' relay teams all finished in the top half of the standings, with the 4x800 meter relay team finishing fourth with a time of 8:37.46. The sprint medley relay came in fifth, along with the 4x400 meter relay team, who ran their race in 3:36.92
High School boys tennis: Clear Lake cruises past Webster City
Clear Lake 9, Webster City 0
Clear Lake's boys tennis team made winning look easy against Webster City on Monday, picking up nine matches while stopping the Lynx from winning any. Mac Adams, Aaron Blum, Noah Mason and Erik McHenry won their matches 10-0.
Adams and Blum, as well as McHenry and Jackson Loge, won their doubles matches 10-0, as well.
High School boys golf: Duren, Eichmeier lead Osage to victory
Osage 180, Northwood-Kensett 202, West Fork N/A
Zach Duren and Shawn Eichmeier each golfed a 44 at Sunny Brae Country Club on Monday, contributing to Osage's boys golf victory.
Spencer Krabbe posted a score of 45, and Jarett Scharper posted a 47.
Kael Julseth and Drew Wilder each led Northwood-Kensett with a 48.
Nate Atkins' score of 48 was the best mark for West Fork.
High School girls golf: Lake Mills claims victory, G-H-V's Carlee Frayne shines
Lake Mills 218, West Hancock 227, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 230
Lake Mills' girls golf team posted impressive numbers at Rice Lake Golf and Country Club on Monday, defeating West Hancock by nine strokes and Garner-Hayfield-Ventura by 12.
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura's Carlee Frayne had an impressive outing, leading the competition with a low score of 44. Lake Mills' MaKenna Hanson (49) was the lone other golfer to post a sub-50 score. West Hancock was led by Abby Melohn, who golfed a 52.
High School girls golf: Osage gets past Northwood-Kensett, West Fork
Osage 223, Northwood-Kensett 230, West Fork N/A
OSAGE | The Green Devils' girls golf team got a handful of quality performances in its victory against Northwood-Kensett and West Fork on Monday.
Mia Knudson, as well as Northwood-Kensett's Allie Carman, golfed a 53, which was the best mark of the day.
Green Devils Sydney Brandau and Dani Johnson finished with a 55 and a 56, respectively. Vikings Emma Davidson, Julia Quisley and Alexis Halback each golfed a 59, as did Osage's Megan Henson and Melanie Bye.
West Fork's Mara Heimbuch and Kylie Laudner finished with 61 and 64, respectively.
High School boys golf: Charles City blows out Cresco
Charles City 350, Cresco 438
Trevor White led Charles City's boys golf team to victory Monday, golfing an 85 to lead all competitors. Jackson Molstead was right behind with an 86. Atticus Parrott was third with an 88.
High School boys golf: Lake Mills outpaces Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, West Hancock
Lake Mills 182, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 193, West Hancock 214
Lake Mills' boys golf team improved to 6-0 after defeating Garner-Hayfield-Ventura and West Hancock at Rice Lake Golf and Country Club on Monday.
Casey Hanson was the evening's medalist with a score of 42. Fellow Bulldog Bennett Berger's score of 43 was good for runner-up honors.
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura was led by Caden Vitek and Sam Wood, who finished with a score of 45 and 47, respectively.
Dalton Subject and Keifer Carlson, both West Hancock golfers, led the eagles with a 51.
High School girls golf: Clear Lake defeats Algona, Webster City
Clear Lake 193, Algona 229, Webster City 234
Clear Lake's girls golf team outpaced the competition by a wide margin, defeating Algona and Webster City with a 193-stroke performance. Algona finished second with 229, and Webster City was third with a 234.
Ashley Delong of Clear Lake posted the best performance, golfing a 40 and notching a birdie on the fourth hole. Algona's Shaylen Knapp and Clear Lake's Mattie Krause golfed a 47, which was the second-best score.
High School boys golf: Clear Lake places second at Spencer Invitational
Tate Storbeck shot a 76 at the Spencer Invitational on Monday as Clear Lake earned a second-place finish. Spencer took first with a 315. The Lions scored 324 points, and Webster City was third with 334.
The Lions' Carter Backhaus golfed an 81, which was tied for seventh-best. Jack Barragy was 12th with an 82. Fellow Lion Eric Ritter was 17th with an 85.
Algona's Marcus Wykoff golfed a 92, which was tied for the 40th-best mark.
High School boys track and field: Quintero takes first at Blue Oval Invite
Mason City's Joey Quintero took first place in the long jump at the Blue Oval Invite at Drake Stadium in Des Moines on Sunday. His best jump was 20 feet, 1 1/2 inches.
Quintero wasn't the only Mason City athlete with a special performance, as the Mohawks had a total of 22 season- or personal-bests.
"Overall, it was a great day for us, with many time-drops and improvement throughout the entire meet," Mason City coach Tyler Ketelsen said.
NIACC baseball: Quality pitching propels Trojans to pair of victories
NIACC 10, Southeastern 2 (Game 1)
NIACC 6, Southeastern 2 (Game 2)
MASON CITY – Entering play on Sunday, the NIACC baseball team was looking for a solid day to potentially jump start the remainder of its season.
The Trojans had been prone to splitting double headers – they had eight such splits so far this season – but some outstanding starting pitching and two timely big innings helped NAICC sweep fourth-rated Southeastern on Sunday.
Michael Oh improved to 4-2 with a strong outing in the opener.
Oh was the beneficiary of an eight-run outburst in the sixth.
Patrick Pridgen did not get the win in the nightcap but allowed just two runs while pitching into the seventh.
A three-run home run by Anthony Catolano capped a five-run Trojan rally in the seventh.
NIACC softball: Lady Trojans sweep doubleheader
NIACC 13, Iowa Lakes 3 (Game 1)
NIACC 9, Iowa Lakes 1 (Game 2)
MASON CITY – The NIACC softball team has been getting a lot more respect this year as evidenced by a 20-8 record and a meteoric rise through the rankings.
The Lady Trojans posted their 19th and 20th wins of the season Sunday with a doubleheader sweep over Iowa Lakes.
NIACC won the opener 13-3 in six innings followed by a 9-1, five-inning outing in game two.
The Lady Trojans crushed nine home runs over the two games.
Kristen Peka, who surrendered one earned run in picking up the win in the opener, had two homers and drove in seven on the day.
Kaci Sherwood and Morgan Kelley, a former Central Springs prep, also homered twice.
NIACC (20-8) plays host to Indian Hills on Tuesday.
High School wrestling: McCleish, several other North Iowa wrestlers victorious in Charles City
North All-Stars 36, South All-Stars 25
CHARLES CITY | A bevy of talented senior wrestlers hit the mat in Charles City on Saturday for the 40th annual North/South All-Star Meet.
Clear Lake's Eric Faught and Newman Catholic's Chase McCleish accounted for two of the evening's four pins. McCleish also defeated Hampton-Dumont's Dalton Chipp 7-1.
Dylan Koresh picked up a tightly contested victory against Tristan Westphal to start the event.
Mason City senior Troy Monahan III won his first match against Don Bosco's Noah Pittman before being pinned by Spencer Trenary in the final match of the night.
Braxton Doebel of Clear Lake earned a 6-3 victory against Max Babcock at 152 pounds.
High School girls track and field: Mason City ready for Drake Relays
DES MOINES | The Mason City girls track team got a taste for the big stage on Saturday, as they competed at Drake Stadium in Des Moines at the Blue Oval Invite. The Mohawks finished with several impressive finishes.
Hannah Thomas had the best day for Mason City, as she finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:10.49. The 4x100 relay team finished with a season-best time of 53.46, good for eighth place. In the 4x200 relay team, the Mohawks placed ninth at 1:52.98, while the 4x400 squad came in eighth. Jada Williams ran on all three relay teams, on the heels of three-week period where she had no track workouts at all, and ran an impressive split time of 25.96 in the 4x200. Brycelyn Hanson and Marcella Sierra both set season-best marks in the 800 meter run.
The Mohawks' next meet is Tuesday at Cedar Falls.
High School girls tennis: Clear Lake takes small steps in loss to Osage
Osage 6, Clear Lake 3
CLEAR LAKE – Cat Bauer-Aragon, the first-year coach of the Clear Lake girls tennis team, knows early on that the Lions were going to have grow a lot over the course of the season.
Maranda Harrison was the only returning letterwinner from an undefeated team in 2018, so Bauer-Aragon was faced with piecing together a lineup with very little experience.
After opening the season with a tough 8-1 loss at Mason City, Clear Lake took a couple of small steps forward against Osage on Tuesday.
The Green Devils won the meet 6-3 after receiving some solid play out of the middle of the lineup.
Victoria Schwarting and Whitney Meek both were 2-0 for the Green Devils with solid wins in singles play before teaming at the no. 2 doubles for another win.
Harrison showed her experience for the Lions with a 10-3 win at no. 1 singles while Kara Reineke added a singles win for Clear Lake.
Reineke teamed with Kaley Meyer for a 10-3 win in doubles.
“This group has worked hard,” Bauer-Aragon said. “Some players who had never picked up a racket are now playing full games. I look forward to seeing what they can do.”
Clear Lake looks to continue its improvement on Thursday when it travels to Hampton-Dumont/CAL.
Osage is scheduled to travel to Charles City on Thursday.
High School boys tennis: Mason City picks up narrow victory against Des Moines Roosevelt
Mason City 6, Des Moines Roosevelt 5
DES MOINES – The Mason City boys tennis team was down and all but out after singles play against Des Moines Roosevelt on Tuesday.
Doubles, though, has been a strength for the Mohawks in recent seasons, and Tuesday was no exception as Mason City went 4-1 in doubles play to pull out an unlikely 6-5 victory.
“The boys showed a lot of resolve and fight,” Mohawks coach Pat Kruger said. “It was an epic comeback.”
The Roughriders took a solid lead in singles by winning three of the four matches that went to tiebreakers.
The key match of the night was no. 4 doubles, which was the only doubles match to go to a tiebreaker with the winning team claiming the team title.
Lucas Pistek and Travis Brick came through for the Mohawks with a 10-4 tiebreaker win.
Brian VandenBerg and James Matthews had strong nights for Mason City.
VandenBerg won at no. 1 singles and teamed with Caden Rodning for a straight-set win in doubles while Matthews claimed the no. 2 singles match and joined Joey Hansen for a 6-2, 6-3 doubles victory.
Mason City (2-2) returns to action on Tuesday when it entertains Des Moines Hoover.
High School girls golf: Lunning leads Mason City past Fort Dodge
Mason City 207, Fort Dodge 271
MASON CITY | The Mohawks' girls golf team had a positive showing at Mason City Country Club on Tuesday, and Thea Lunning was the medalist, posting a score of 40. Fort Dodge's Anne Treep was the runner-up, finishing with a 44.
Mason City's Erika Sloan had a 53, and Alyssa Alert had a 56.
High School girls track and field: Thomas, Tobin improve as Mohawks compete in Urbandale
URBANDALE | Mason City's girls track and field team competed at the Urbandale Invite on Tuesday evening.
Hannah Thomas placed second in the 400-meter hurdles with a lifetime-best of 1:10.36. She also placed fourth in the long jump.
Grace Tobin placed third in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 5 inches. She also posted a lifetime-best throw of 103 feet, five inches in the discus, which was good for a fourth-place finish.
Mason City's sprint medley relay team placed fourth as it turned in a season-best finish (1:55.08).
Mohawks coach Jim Lee praised Tobin's efforts, saying she has the ability to qualify for the state meet in the shot put and discus.
"Another great highlight for us was Odeline's anchor 400 split of 1:00.35 in the sprint medley (relay)," Lee said. "Her previous best was 1:02.9. Her dedication to the weight room the entire offseason has played a vital role in her success this season."
The Mohawks' next meet is the Blue Oval Invite at Drake on Saturday.
High School girls golf: Northwood-Kensett's Carman wins Northwood match
NORTHWOOD | Allie Carman of Northwood-Kensett came out on top in Tuesday's match at Northwood, with a score of 47. Her winning total was five strokes ahead of runner up, Morgan Hemann of Saint Ansgar. The Saints had six golfers in Tuesday's match, the most any of the four teams. North Iowa was also present, as was Riceville.
Monroe Brackey of North Iowa shot a 58, while Riceville's two golfers, Morgan Drilling, and Emma Schumann, shot a 63 and 67 respectively.
High School boys track and field: Mason City's Rowe wins distance triple crown as Mohawks place second at Fort Dodge
FORT DODGE | Mason City's boys track team competed in the Dodger Relays on Monday, claiming a second-place finish with 122 points. Waukee, the event's winner, had 186. Des Moines East (108), Fort Dodge (106) and Marshalltown (38) placed third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
"The boys were incredibly focused to do their absolute best," Mason City coach Tyler Ketelsen said. "We had the singular team goal of beating as many teams as possible at this meet and the boys were mentally locked in the entire night."
Several Mohawks were medalists, including Michael Rowe, who won the distance triple crown for the second time this season.
He placed first in the 3,200-meter run (10:46.55), the 1,600m (4:42.19). His time of 2:04.58 in the 800m marked a new personal-best.
"Michael is on a roll right now with his performances," Ketelsen said. "He runs with so much determination, focus, and heart. He has the refuse-to-lose mentality, and it's a joy to watch him compete."
Christian Rodriguez won the 400m hurdles with a career-best time of 58.46. He placed second in the open 400 in 54.45, also a career-best.
Joey Quintero's long jump of 20-07 was good for a first-place finish.
Mason City's sprint medley relay team placed second, and four of its relay teams placed third.
"As a team, we definitely had extra motivation to perform well against some of our biggest rivals and the kids rose to the challenge," Ketelsen said. "Every kid fought for every place/ They made the Mason City fans, parents and coaches very proud."
High School boys soccer: Ankeny beats Mason City by four goals
MASON CITY | The Mason City boys soccer team looked solid through the first half of Tuesday's game against Ankeny. The Mohawks were down by just one goal, at 2-1. With their improving speed, Mason City coach Bryan DeGabriele was confident in his team.
But the second half was a different story. After the break, Ankeny scored four goals, ending up with a 6-2 victory. The win was Ankey's first of the season, while Mason City's record dropped to 1-1.
Jacob Wolf and David Johnson each scored a goal for Mason City, while goalkeeper Tristan Koopman wound up with 18 saves.
High School girls golf: Clear Lake improves, defeats Newman Catholic
Clear Lake 193, Newman Catholic 243
CLEAR LAKE | The Clear Lake girls golf team shaved 10 points off of its previous meet in a 193-243 victory over Newman Catholic at Veterans Memorial Golf Club on Tuesday.
Ashley DeLong overcame cool and damp conditions to finish with a round of 42 to earn medalist honors.
Mattie Krause was runner-up with a 44 for Clear Lake.
“We have three seniors who have been to state three times,” Lions coach Colby Andrews said. “What we are looking for is some improvement in our younger players.”
Erin Carew finished with a 50 and Jaden Ainley a 57 to also score for the Lions.
Emma Anderegg had the low round for Newman with a 57.
Maree School finished with a 61.
Clear Lake is scheduled to travel to Webster City for a dual meet on Friday.
Newman is set to host Central Springs and Northwood-Kensett on Friday at the Mason City Country Club.
High School girls golf: Hampton-Dumont dominant in win over West Fork
SHEFFIELD | The Hampton-Dumont girls team dominated West Fork in Tuesday's match, finishing 70 strokes ahead of the Warriors, for a final score of 206-276.
Kacji Arjes and Sydney Meyer tied for the lead at 49 strokes apiece, with Arjes taking the medal in a tiebreaker. For West Fork, Mara Heimbuch finished in first place, with a score of 64.
With the victory, the Bulldogs improved their record to 5-1 on the season.