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
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 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."