High School boys golf: Osage earns victory at Sunny Brae Golf Course
Osage 180, Newman Catholic 186, Saint Ansgar N/A, Riceville N/A
Osage's Zach Duren and Newman Catholic's Blake Pang each golfed a 44, but it was the Green Devils who emerged victorious with a narrow victory against the Knights.
The Green Devils had the four next-best scores: Shawn Eichmeier and Ty Creger each had a 45, and Jarrett Scharper, as well as Gavin Schaefer, had a 46.
Newman's Rylan Curley and Mike Mantermach each had a 47. Saint Ansgar was led by Derrick Peterson, who golfed a 56. Riceville's Chris Eastman had a 58.
High School girls golf: Saint Ansgar defeats Osage, Newman Catholic and Riceville
Saint Ansgar 220, Osage 233, Newman Catholic 239, Riceville N/A
Saint Ansgar had a successful outing at Sunny Brae Golf Course, picking up a double-digit victory against a trio of teams.
Morgan Hemann led the way with a 48, five strokes better than runner-up Dani Johnson. Megan Adams and Newman Catholic's Emma Anderegg each had a 55, and fellow Knight Emma Weiner had a 56.
Osage's Megan Hanson and Sidney Brandau were tied for seventh with a 59.
High School boys golf: Lake Mills improves to 11-0
Lake Mills 164, North Union 192, Eagle Grove 195
Lake Mills' boys golf team continued its perfect season in cold, rainy and windy conditions Monday. The Bulldogs still managed to golf their best round of the year, finishing with a 164, winning by 28 strokes.
Casey Hanson was the medalist with a score of 39. Bennett Berger, who also had a 39, was the runner-up medalist. Jimmy Gallardo and Andrew Mannes each golfed a 43.
High School boys golf: North Butler bests West Fork, Nashua-Plainfield
North Butler 194, West Fork 201, Nashua-Plainfield 202
North Butler's Jaden Mason golfed a 45, which was good for medalist honors as the Bearcats picked up a victory during their triangular on Monday.
Fellow Bearcat Beau Thompson, as well as West Fork's Nate Atkins, and Trey Pfeffer, golfed a 46.
High School boys track and field: Central Springs, Saint Ansgar shine
Central Springs' boys track and field team cruised past the rest of the competition at Northwood-Kensett on Monday, scoring 198 points for a first-place finish. Saint Ansgar (148.5) and Northwood-Kensett (107) placed second and third, respectively.
Anthony Holding was first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.64. Garrett Heagel and Holding placed first and second, respectively, in the 200m dash, as well.
Holding also placed first in the 400.
Collin Kramer was first in the 110m hurdles, and fellow Saint Riley Witt won the 1,600m run. Newman Catholic's Stephen Ringo was second. Those runners held the same positions in the 3,200m run.
Newman Catholic's Kyle Armour placed first in the long jump with a jump of 18 feet, 7 1/2 inches.
Aizik Hodak of Central Springs was first in the shot put and discus.
High School girls golf: Lake Mills places second at Rice Lake Golf and Country Club
North Union 199, Lake Mills 220, Eagle Grove 233
Audrey Casperson led Lake Mills with a 48 at Rice Lake Golf and Country Club on Monday, and the Bulldogs placed second, falling to North Union.
High School girls golf: Bishop Garrigan gets past West Hancock, Forest City
Bishop Garrigan 180, West Hancock 253, Forest City N/A
The Golden Bears' girls golf team picked up a victory against Forest City and West Hancock on Monday, and a duo of Bishop Garrigan golfers led the pack. Kelly Baade was the medalist with a score of 44. Runner-up was teammate Anna Berke with a 45.
Makayla Kingland led Forest City with a 63.
High School girls track and field: Mason City girls place third
The Mohawks might not have placed first, but coach Jim Lee thinks Monday could've marked their best meet of the season.
Mason City's girls track and field team placed third among eight teams, finishing with 69 points.
Grace Tobin had a lifetime-best throw of 117 feet, 3 inches, good for a first-place finish in the discus. The sprint medley relay team of Zoey Green, Nienke van Aalst, Odeleine Daugherty and Jada Williams also placed first.
Jada Williams was a runner-up in the 200m dash, and Hannah Thomas won the 400m hurdles.
Tobin was third in the shot put, as well. The 4x400m and 4x100m relay teams placed second and third, respectively.
The performances moves some Mason City athletes up the state leaderboard. Thomas is 10th in the 400m hurdles in Class 4A, and Tobin is tied for sixth in the discus. Jada Williams is third in the 200m dash, and fourth in the entire state, regardless of class.
Her time of 25.62 in the 200m was the second-fastest time in Mohawks history.
"There were so many highlights last night that I can't list them all," Mason City coach Jim Lee said. "The girls were simply outstanding with their performances in the wind and cool temps. Jada pushed the fastest girl in the state down to the wire in the 200m dash, so that was very exciting. Hannah Thomas competed in four events for the first time this year and was strong in each one of them. When Grace popped off her 117-foot throw in the (discus) I just shook my head and smiled because nothing she does surprises me anymore ... and Nienke van Aalst is turning into a force on her relay legs. It should be a very exciting final 3 weeks of the season."
High School boys track and field: Mason City claims first, honors seniors Monday
Mason City's boys track and field team celebrated its seniors Monday evening, and it also celebrated a first-place finish. The rainy and windy conditions didn't deter the Mohawks from competing well, nor did it stop coach Tyler Ketelsen from honoring his seniors, who were accompanied by family members.
One of those seniors, Michael Rowe, placed first in the 800-meter run, the 1,600m and the 3,200m. Fellow senior Joey Quintero won the long jump.
Connor Lafrenz placed first in the 400m dash, and the distance medley relay team of Macen Nicholson, Ethan Malek, Brayden Haag and Luke Mullholland was also first.
"Despite the less-than-ideal conditions we had with the rain and wind, the boys performed well and competed hard," Ketelsen said. "I continue to be impressed with how this team comes together to work toward a common team goal. This group has fun competing and continues to learn.
High School girls golf: Betsinger leads Nashua-Plainfield during triangular
Keagan Betsinger shot a 52 to pace Nashua-Plainfield in girls triangular golf on Friday.
Grundy Center had the top two scores of the day and won the meet with a team score of 200.
Crestwood finished with a 222 and the host Huskies were at 228.
High School girls golf: Frayne shoots a 41, leads Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
Carlee Frayne shot a 41 to take medalist honors by 11 strokes and lead Garner-Hayfield-Ventura to a win in girls triangular golf on Friday.
The Cardinals finished with a team total of 233 to edge West Hancock by four strokes.
Abby Melohn led the Eagles with a 52.
High School boys soccer: Mason City picks up victory against Des Moines North
Mason City 2, Des Moines North 1
The Mason City boys soccer team put together a solid defensive record and evened its record a 2-2 with a 2-1 victory at Des Moines North on Friday.
Tristan Koopman had eight saves in goal and received plenty of assistance from defenders Jake Kaune, Tony Frescaz and Eddie Callanan.
“We were solid on defense all night,” Mohawks coach Bryan DeGabriele said.
Joey Daoud and Lucas Benitez scored goals for the Mohawks.
David Johnson had an assist.
Mason City returns to action on Monday when it travels to Iowa Falls-Alden.
High School boys golf: Storbeck, Barragy lead Clear Lake to second-place finish
Tate Storbeck and Jack Barragy both carded 74s to lead the Clear Lake boys golf team to a second-place finish at the Decorah Viking Invite golf meet on Friday.
Clear Lake finished with a team score of 311.
Rochester Mayo won the meet with a 306.
Carter Backhaus added a 77 for the Lions.
High School boys golf: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura edges West Hancock for second in Britt
Nick Halverson of Eagle Grove had the lone round in the 30s to lead the Eagles to a team in boys triangular golf at Britt on Friday.
Halverson finished with a 38.
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura edged host West Hancock by one stroke for second place.
Keifer Carlson fired a 43 for West Hancock to take the runner-up spot.
High School girls track and field: Mason City places first in five events Thursday
Mason City's girls track and field team earned first-place finishes in five events in Fort Dodge on Thursday.
Hannah Thomas placed first in the long jump with a jump of 16 feet, 3 1/2 inches. Grace Tobin followed suit with a throw of 36 feet, 3 inches in the shot put.
Nienke van Aalst was first in the 100-meter dash, finishing in 13.16.
A pair of Mason City relay teams also placed first. The 4x200m relay team (Odeleine Daugherty, van Aalst, Thomas and Jada Williams), as well as the 4x400m relay team (Daugherty, Brycelyn Hanson, Marcella Sierra and Madisyn Heller), finished first.
"What I was most impressed with, though, is the performances of some of the relays," Mason City coach Jim Lee said. " ... we didn't load them up, and the kids who usually aren't in those relays really caught my eye, especially Taia Hillhouse in the 4x100 and Madisyn Heller running 1:05.5 in the 4x400. I have been impressed by Lizzie Quintero and Tara Backhaus in the hurdles, as well."
High School boys tennis: Clear Lake barely falls to Boone
Boone 5, Clear Lake 4
Clear Lake went toe-to-toe with sixth-rated Boone on Thursday. Mac Adams defeated Conner Patterson 6-2, 6-1, and Aaron Blum defeated Joe Zehr 6-4, 7-6. Erik McKenry was the third Clear Lake player to win his singles match.
Boone picked up two of the three doubles matches. Adams and Blum contributed to Clear Lake's lone doubles victory.
High School boys soccer: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura crushes Hampton-Dumont
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 5, Hampton-Dumont 1
The Cardinals' boys golf team stormed to a 4-0 halftime lead, cruising to a dominant victory against Hampton-Dumont on Thursday. Jared Shaw, Austin Bahensky, Jack Ermer and Ryan Hackenmiller scored for Garner-Hayfield-Ventura.
High School girls golf: Lake Mills drops contest against North Union
North Union 214, Lake Mills 263
Lake Mills' girls golf team fell on the road to North Union on Thursday. Bulldogs golfer MaKenna Hanson finished with a 52, which was good for runner-up honors.
Other Lake Mills participants include Kendall Kirschbaum (67) and Lindsey Hershey (65).
High School boys track and field: Mason City's Rowe finishes first in 1600-meter run in Cedar Falls
Mason City's boys track and field team competed in the Cole Collinge Invitational at Cedar Falls High School on Thursday.
Michael Rowe placed first in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:47.27. Luke Mulholland was third in the 800m, finishing in 2:08.58.
A trio of Mason City relay teams (4x100m, distance medley, shuttle hurdle) earned top-three finishes. The distance medley relay, comprised of Chris Keller, Joey Quintero, Christian Rodriguez and Rowe, placed first. The other pair of relay teams placed third.
The Mohawks will host a meet in Mason City on Monday.
High School boys golf: Forest City bested by Nevada, Ballard
Nevada 286, Ballard 354, Forest City 371
Forest City's boys golf team fell by a large margin Thursday against Ballard and Nevada. Tyler Clouse led the Indians with a 77-stroke performance. Avery Busta golfed an 80.
High School girls golf: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura sneaks past West Hancock, Eagle Grove
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 233, West Hancock 237, Eagle Grove 247
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura's Carlee Frayne led all competitors at Britt Golf Course on Thursday with a 41-stroke performance, good for medalist honors during the Cardinals' victory.
West Hancock's Abby Melohn was runner-up with a 52.
High School boys golf: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, West Hancock fall to Eagle Grove
Eagle Grove 181, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 193, West Hancock 194
West Hancock's and Garner-Hayfield-Ventura's boys golf teams fell to Eagle Grove in Britt on Thursday. Eagle Grove's Nick Halverson was the medalist, shooting a 38, just two over par for the nine-hole competition.
Runner-up was West Hancock's Keifer Carlson, who finished with a 43.
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura was led by Caden Vitek, who posted a 46.
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