High School cross country: Local teams compete at Osage Invitational
OSAGE | Newman Catholic's boys took first, and their girls took second, during the Osage Invitational on Tuesday. The Knights' boys had a team total time of 1:35:12.54, and it was 2:00:40.19 for the girls.
Crestwood, Central Springs, North Butler, Forest City, Osage, Lake Mills, New Hampton, Nashua-Plainfield and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows rounded out the top 10 on the boys' side.
For the girls, Crestwood finished first. After Newman Catholic, Nashua-Plainfield, Osage, Saint Ansgar, Forest City, New Hampton, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows and North Butler rounded out the top nine.
High School volleyball: Saint Ansgar picks up third victory of the season
Saint Ansgar 3, West Fork 0
SAINT ANSGAR | The Saints improved to 3-5 on the season with a sweep against West Fork, winning 25-18, 25-22, 25-22. Blayne Koster, a sophomore, led the Saints with nine kills. Tanyon Schutjer had a team-high 23 assists, and Gabrielle Finberg had 22 digs. Schutjer was also 17-of-17 from the service line. Jadyn Anserson had three solo blocks.
West Fork (7-3) got solid performances from Rachael Jones, who had nine kills, and Morgan Meier, who was 16-of-16 from the service line with eight digs.
High School volleyball: Valley sweeps Mason City
Valley 3, Mason City 0
WEST DES MOINES | The Mohawks were outmatched on the road against Valley on Tuesday, losing in three sets. They lost 25-8, 25-11, 25-15. Addy Walker led the Mohawks from the service line, going 16-of-16 with three aces. Walker also led the team with 13 digs. As a team, Mason City missed only one serve. Valley improved to 17-3 with the victory.
Grace Tobin had five kills, and Megan Hollander had three kills. The Mohawks fell to 5-11 with the loss.
"Valley lived up to their billing as a top-three team in the state," Mason City coach Curt Klaahsen said. "Their play was at a collegiate level and hard to defend. We got off to a slow start and did not serve or receive at a high level for most of the match. We started competing in set 3 but need to have that same desire and execution throughout the match."
High School volleyball: Central Springs sweeps Rockford
Central Springs 3, Rockford 0
CENTRAL SPRINGS | The Panthers earned a three-set victory against Rockford on Tuesday, winning two tightly contested sets before dominating in the third set. The Panthers (8-5) won 25-21, 25-21, 25-13.
Hannah Ausenhus led the team with two blocks. Three Panthers had double-digit kills, including Ausenhus, Ellacyn Coleman and Kessa Fingalsen, who led the way with 17. She also had 14 digs. Kayley Kelley had a team-high 24 assists.
Rockford (7-4) saw two of its players rack up more than 20 digs, as Jenna Paulus had 27, and Morgan Thieman had 22. Amber Reams had 19. Rockford's Kayla Carroll had four solo blocks and was 14-of-15 from the service line.
High School volleyball: Osage dominates Nashua-Plainfield
Osage 3, Nashua-Plainfield 0
OSAGE | The Green Devils' defense dominated Nashua-Plainfield on Tuesday, as Osage (9-2) limited the Huskies (0-11) to a total of 23 points in three sets. Osage won 25-3, 25-12, 25-8. Ellie Bobinet was 16-of-16 from the service line with five aces. Rylie Olson led the Green Devils with 21 assists, and Danielle Johnson had nine kills. Kourtney Chambers led the way with five digs.
High School volleyball: Bishop Garrigan picks up third consecutive victory
Bishop Garrigan 3, North Union 0
ALGONA | The Golden Bears picked up their third consecutive sweep victory Tuesday, knocking off North Union 29-27, 25-22, 25-23. They improved to 7-3 on the season.
Emma Fogarty led Bishop Garrigan with nine kills, and she was 20-of-21 from the service line with five aces. Maddie Meister had a team-high 17 digs. Mackenzie Meister had 24 assists and was 14-of-18 from the service line with four aces.
North Union fell to 3-13 with the loss.
High School golf: Mason City wins Fort Dodge Invitational
FORT DODGE | Mason City's boys golf team won the Fort Dodge Invitational on Tuesday, shooting a 318 as a team. Marshalltown was second with a 320. Ankeny was third, shooting 329.
Mason City's J.J. Wickman was a medalist for the third time this season after shooting a 76. Brad Vaith was sixth with an 80. Pete Stadheim was seventh with an 80. Evan Lynch was 11th with an 82. The meet was originally scheduled for Aug. 28.
High School volleyball: Lake Mills sweeps Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
Lake Mills 3, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 0
GARNER | The Bulldogs (13-3) won their seventh consecutive match Tuesday, earning a sweep against Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (4-6). They won 25-7, 25-21, 25-10. Jessa Gasteiger had a whopping 34 assists, and Kylie Greenfield had 17 kills. Gasteiger was excellent from the service line, going 26-of-26 with 10 aces.
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura's Carlee Frayne was 10-of-11 from the service line.
"I thought our front row did a nice job tonight," Lake Mills coach Jim Boehmer said. "We hit very well out of the front row. We were less consistent with our back row attacks tonight, however.
"We need to work on being more aggressive passing the 1st ball. I told the girls if we can improve that area of our game, we can be much better. We have the skills set we need, we just have to be willing to commit to the ball. We will get there."
High School volleyball: North Iowa handles Belmond-Klemme
North Iowa 3, Belmond-Klemme 0
BELMOND | The Bison handily defeated the Broncos on Tuesday, winning in three sets, 25-14, 25-15, 25-18. North Iowa improved to 8-3 while Blemond-Klemme fell to 1-20 on the season.
High School volleyball: Forest City stays undefeated
Forest City 3, West Hancock 0
BRITT | The Indians improved to 10-0 with an impressive victory against West Hancock on Tuesday. Forest City won 25-12, 25-1, 25-11. Cora Holland had 14 kills. Emma Hovenga had a staggering 29 assists and was 14-of-14 from the service line with four aces.
West Hancock dropped to 1-7 with the loss.
High School volleyball: Northwood-Kensett defeats Newman Catholic in five sets
Northwood-Kensett 3, Newman Catholic 2
MASON CITY | The Vikings invaded enemy territory and emerged victorious Tuesday, defeating the Knights in five sets, 28-26, 22-25, 16-25, 25-18, 15-13. Three Vikings (4-7) players had more than 10 digs, including Laura Hopperstad, who led the way with 17. She was also 18-of-19 from the service line.
The Knights (1-10) lost their eighth consecutive match.
High School cross country: Mason City boys 10th, Charles City girls 11th
DECORAH | The Mason City boys finished 10th and the Charles City girls 11th Saturday at the Luther All-American Invitational.
The Mohawks finished with 266 points and had two runners among the top 15: 6. Christian Rodriguez (17 minutes, 13 seconds); 15. Michael Rowe (17:39).
"The boys ran with tremendous effort," said Mason City coach Tyler Ketelsen. "Christian's time and place was our best performance at this meet in nearly 10 years."
Charles City finished 15th and Osage was 20th out of 23 teams.
Kiki Connell (19:54) fronted the Comets in the girls' race in sixth place.
The Mason City girls finished 15th and were led by Hannah Thomas in 46th (21:35).
"To come back on such short rest and run this well is awesome," Ketelsen said. "I was very proud of the girls."
Osage finished 22nd out of 26 teams.
High School volleyball: Osage wins 4 of 6 at home
OSAGE | Osage won four the six matches it played at its home volleyball tournament on Saturday.
The Green Devils defeated Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (10-4; 21-16, 21-19); Charles City (3-7; 21-17, 21-13); Dike-New Hartford (11-5; 15-21, 21-11, 15-10); and Gilbert (8-15; 21-17, 21-12).
Osage lost to Cedar Falls (15-0; 21-14, 24-22) and Waverly-Shell Rock (14-3; 21-17, 21-15).
Tournament totals for the Green Devils: Danielle Johnson 48 kills, 3 aces; Sydney Midland 25 kills, 7 blocks; Rylie Olson 11 kills, 118 assists, 15 digs, 3 aces; Ellie Bobinet 31 digs.
High School volleyball: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura splits 4 matches at Belmond
BELMOND | Garner-Hayfield-Ventura picked up two wins at the Belmond tournament on Saturday, topping West Hancock (28-30, 21-14, 15-11) and Riceville (22-20, 19-21, 15-7).
The Cardinals also lost to Iowa Falls (21-9, 21-7) and West Fork (21-18, 21-17).
Leaders for GHV included: Carlee Frayne 2 aces, 10 digs; Erica Eenhuis 25 kills, 2 aces, 11 digs; Jamie Hejlik 4 aces, 8 digs; Macy Spilman 44 assists, 4 aces, 15 digs; Maddie Williams 2 aces, 7 digs; and Tori Sloan 3 aces, 8 digs.
High School volleyball: Lake Mills sweeps 5 at Manly
MANLY | Lake Mills volleyball improved to 12-3 on the season with a 5-0 record at the Central Springs tournament.
Wins on Saturday included Northwood-Kensett (21-8, 21-7), Rockford (21-7, 21-6), Central Springs (21-15, 21-12), Newman Catholic (21-10, 21-12), and Clarksville (21-9, 21-16).
Leaders for Lake Mills included: Kylie Greenfield 33 kills; Hannah Hanson 19 kills, 9 aces; Audrey Casperson 13 kills, 4 aces, 24 digs; Jesse Gasteiger 70 assists, 14 aces, 13 digs; Kristyn Throne 13 aces; and Anna Ramaker 11 digs.
High School volleyball: Rockford 3-2 at Central Springs
MANLY | Rockford won three of five matches Saturday at the Central Springs tournament.
"Kayla Carroll was a big part of our offence today. She is one of our strongest leaders on and off the court," said coach Hannah Kemp. "Jenna Paulus and Jamie Schuster ran our defence. They keep the intensity up and play every point like it is game point."
Rockford swept Clarksville, Newman Cathloic and Northwood-Kensett; it dropped matches to Central Springs and Lake Mills.
High School volleyball: Forest City wins 5 at South Hardin
ELDORA | Forest City took victories in all five of its matches at the South Hardin tournament on Saturday.
The Indians defeated Glandbrook-Reinbeck (8-3; 18-21, 21-15, 15-7); Grand View Christian 0-12; 23-21, 21-12); AGWSR (2-6; 20-22, 21-17, 15-2); South Hardin (1-5; 21-13, 21-10); and Edgewood-Colesburg (6-2; 21-10, 21-16).
High School volleyball: Other scores from North Iowa teams
Cherokee 2, Mason City 0
Cherokee 2, Algona 1
Humboldt 2, Mason City 0
Carroll 2, Algona 0
Carroll 2, Mason City 0
Humboldt 2, Algona 0
Algona 2, Mason City 1
Mason City 2, Spencer 0
Algona 2, Spencer 0
Hampton-Dumont 2, Belmond-Klemme 0
Riceville 2, Belmond-Klemme 1
Iowa Falls-Alden 2, West Fork 0
North Butler 2, Hampton-Dumont 1
Iowa Falls-Alden 2, Hampton-Dumont 0
West Fork 2, West Hancock 0
North Butler 2, Belmond-Klemme 0
Hampton-Dumont 2, Riceville 0
North Butler 2, Riceville 0
West Fork 2, North Butler 0
Iowa Falls-Alden 2, West Hancock 0
Central Springs tournament
Central Springs 2, Clarksville 0
Northwood-Kensett 2, Newman Catholic 1
Central Springs 2, Northwood-Kensett 0
Clarksville 2, Newman Catholic 0
Central Springs 2, Newman Catholic 0
Clarksville 2, Northwood-Kensett 0
Cedar Falls 2, Charles City 0
Cedar Falls 2, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 0
Dike-New Hartford 2, Charles City 0
Waverly-Shell Rock 2, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 1
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 2, Charles City 0
Waverly-Shell Rock 2, Charles City 0
Dike-New Hartford 2, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 1
Gilbert 2, Charles City 0
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 2, Gilbert 0
Aplington-Parkersburg 2, Nashua-Plainfield 0
Wapsie Valley 2, Nashua-Plainfield 0
Denver 2, Nashua-Plainfield 0
Grundy Center 2, Nashua-Plainfield 0
West Delaware 2, Nashua-Plainfield 0
High School cross country: Mason City competes in Marshalltown
MARSHALLTOWN | The Mason City boys and girls teams ran against big fields Thursday at the Bobcat Invitational held at Marshalltown Community College.
The boys finished 16th out of 23 teams, and the girls were 17th out of 22 teams.
Hannah Thomas was the top individual for the girls in 51st place, finishing in 21 minutes, 21 seconds.
Michael Rowe, in 53rd, led the boys (17:41.)
Other times for the girls: 90. Marcella Sierra 22:31; 103. Brycelyn Hanson 23:31; 110. Avery Thompson 23:55; 112. Nienke Van Aalst 23:56; 117. Maddie Duncan 24:21.
Other times for the boys: 93. Christian Rodriguez 18:30; 108. Joey Daoud 18:54; 109. Luke Mulholland 18:56; 111. Keagan May 18:58; 120. Miguel Jaime 19:16; 122. Trevor Torkelson 19:16.
High School volleyball: North Iowa knocks off West Hancock
North Iowa 3, West Hancock 1
BUFFALO CENTER | North Iowa (3-1) dominated the first set and went on to beat West Hancock (1-3) on Thursday, 25-9, 25-15, 23-25, 25-14.
High School volleyball: Rockford sweeps Newman Catholic
Rockford 3, Newman Catholic 0
ROCKFORD | Amber Reams and Kayla Carroll served seven aces apiece Thursday to lead Rockford (4-1) past Newman Catholic (1-4), 25-14, 25-17, 25-22. Carroll also led at the net with nine kills.
Other leaders for Rockford: Morgan Thieman (8 kills, 8 digs, 2 blocks), Jamie Schuster (4 blocks), Mac LaCoste (27 assists), Jenna Paulus (15 digs).
High School volleyball: Bishop Garrigan sweeps G-H-V
Bishop Garrigan 3, G-H-V 0
GARNER | Bishop Garrigan (6-3) was steady throughout and swept Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (2-3) on Thursday, 25-18, 25-14, 24-13.
Garrigan was led by Katie Noonan (8 kills, 2 blocks), Amanda Miller (6 kills, 6 digs), Kaylyn Meyers (6 kills, 5 digs), Maddie Meister (13 digs, 3 aces), Mackenzie Meister (20 assists), and Emma Fogarty (15 digs, 5 aces).
G-H-V was led by Jayden Frank (4 kills), Macey Spilman (8 assists, 6 digs), Eric Eenhuis (7 digs), Jamie Hejlik (6 digs), and Maddie Williams (6 digs).
High School volleyball: Lake Mills sweeps Eagle Grove
Lake Mills 3, Eagle Grove 0
LAKE MILLS | Lake Mils (7-3, 4-0) dominated Thursday night, sweeping Eagle Grove (1-12), 25-7, 25-7, 25-9.
"We were aggressive in most phases of the game," said coach Jim Boehmer. As a team, Lake Mills hit a daunting .522 and finished with 28 kills and 21 aces.
Leaders for Lake Mills: Kylie Greenfield (9 kills), Hannah Hanson (8 kills, .889 hitting, 3 blocks), Audrey Casperson (5 kills), Kristyn Throne (8 aces), Jessa Gasteiger 4 aces, 19 assists), and Meghan Fails (5 aces).
High School volleyball: Osage sweeps North Butler
Osage 3, North Butler 0
GREENE | Osage (4-0) made quick work of North Butler (5-7) on Thursday, 25-19, 25-11, 25-17.
Leaders for Osage: Sydney Midlang (11 kills, 6 digs, 2 blocks, 4 aces), Paige Kisley (9 kills, 5 digs), Rylie Olson (28 assists), Danielle Johnson (3 aces).
High School volleyball: Humboldt tops Algona in 3
Humboldt 3, Algona 0
ALGONA | Humboldt (9-1) held off Algona (6-7) in each set Thursday to win 25-18, 25-21, 25-16.
High School volleyball: C-G-D remains perfect after sweep of Hampton-Dumont
C-G-D 3, Hampton-Dumont 0
CLARION | Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (8-0) swept Hampton-Dumont (1-8) on Thursday, 25-9, 25-12, 25-14.
High School volleyball: Ankeny sweeps Mason City
Ankeny 3, Mason City 0
MASON CITY | Class 5A No. 7 Ankeny (8-6) was dominant in the second set and swept Mason City (3-5) on Tuesday, 25-21, 25-7, 25-20.
“We are very proud of the team,” Mohawks coach Curt Klaahsen said. “Our serving was outstanding. We need to stay aggressive at the net to compete with the best teams in the state.”
The Mohawks connected on 43-of-46 serves for a 94 percent success rate.
Emily Wittnebel and Sierra Miner combined to go 20-for-20 on serves. Miner added an ace.
Emma Hollander led the offense with five kills, and Kaitlyn Roberts added four kills.
Mason City returns to the court on Thursday when it travels to Charles City for a triangular against the Comets and Clear Lake.
High School cross country: Clear Lake boys dominate in Belmond
BELMOND | Clear Lake placed all of its scoring cross country runners among the top 11 Tuesday to claim the team title at the R.S. Invitational.
Lake Mills' Carson Rygh won the individual title, covering the 5-kilometer cross country course at Belmond Country Club in 18 minutes, 5 seconds. And then came the Lions.
Eric Faught (18:32) was second, Justin Wright (18:43) third, Austin Warnke (19:33) eighth, Noan Colby (19:37) 10th, and Lewis Callaway (19:38) 11th. Additionally, Clear Lake had Jacob Petersen in 13th and Jacob Pedelty in 16th.
The Lions finished with 34 points, 25 ahead of second-place West Fork, which was led by Noah Maske (19:13) in fifth place.
Northwood-Kensett's Lindsey Davidson won the girls' race in 21:25, 25 seconds ahead of McKenna Weaver of West Fork.
Eagle Grove, with three finishers in the top 10, won the girls' team title with 51 points.
Reggi Spotts won the girls' middle school race to lead Mason City to the team title; Clear Lake's Jaden Wright won the boys' race to lead the Lions to the team title.
High School volleyball: West Fork sweeps Newman Catholic
West Fork 3, Newman Catholic 0
MASON CITY | West Fork (4-0) was consistent in a sweep of Newman Catholic (1-3) on Tuesday, 25-18, 25-18, 25-11.
Newman Catholic was led by Emma Verstegen with six kills and seven digs. Claire McCardle had 12 assists, and Lily Castle had four assets and nine assists. McKenzie Sullivan finished with 11 digs.
High School volleyball: GHV tops Belmond-Klemme in five
GHV 3, Belmond-Klemme 2
GARNER | Chloe Frank served seven aces and added five kills Tuesday to lead Garner-Hayfield/Ventura (2-2) past Belmond-Klemme (1-15), 17-25, 25-22, 25-19, 24-26, 15-6.
Eric Eenhuis added eight kills and seven digs, Jamie Hejilik had 16 digs, Jayden Frank six kills, Maddie Graham 28 assists, Morgan Ryerson seven kills, and Tori Sloan seven digs.
High School volleyball: Rockford sweeps Northwood-Kensett
Rockford 3, Northwood-Kensett 0
NORTHWOOD | Rockford (4-1) swept Northwood-Kensett (2-2) on Tuesday night, 25-22, 25-19, 25-21.
Kayla Carroll led Rockford with 14 kills, and Jamie Schuster dominated the net with eight blocks.
Laura Hopperstad had five kills, 12 digs and two aces for Northwood-Kensett. Jaela Parks had seven assists, and Natalie Cordle finished with seven blocks.
High School volleyball: St. Ansgar tops North Butler in five
St. Ansgar 3, North Butler 2
ST. ANSGAR | St. Ansgar (2-5) rallied to take the final two frames Tuesday and defeat North Butler (5-6), 22-25, 25-18, 19-25, 25-23, 15-9.
Jaydn Anderson led the Saints with 11 kills and eight digs. Brooklyn Hackbart added 9 kills, and Tanyon Schutjer had 31 assits. Gabby Finberg had 16 digs, and Hali Anderson 10.
High School volleyball: Forest City sweeps North Iowa
Forest City 3, North Iowa 0
BUFFALO CENTER | Forest City (4-0) made quick work of North Iowa (1-2) on Tuesday, 25-16, 25-7, 25-20.
Cora Holland led Forest City with 11 kills, and Emma Hovenga added 18 assists. Natalie Moore served three aces, and Ellie Caylor and Kelsey Koch had six digs apiece.
North Iowa was led by Leah Kramersmeier with seven kills and two blocks. Hannah Main had 11 assists, and Sydney Sabin finished with eight digs.
High School volleyball: Central Springs sweeps Nashua-Plainfield
Central Springs 3, Nashua-Plainfield 0
MANLY | Central Springs (3-4) cruised past Nashua-Plainfield (0-5) on Tuesday, 25-14, 25-17, 25-10.
Kessa Fingalsen led Central Springs with eight kills, eight digs and six aces. Kayley Kelley had 15 assists, and Mackenzie Lohmann had 16 digs.
High School volleyball: Charles City falls to New Hampton
New Hampton 3, Charles City 1
NEW HAMPTON | New Hampton (10-0) topped Charles City (2-3) on Tuesday, 25-16, 23-25, 25-14, 25-16.
High School volleyball: Bishop Garrigan sweeps Eagle Grove
Bishop Garrigan 3, Eagle Grove 0
ALGONA | Bishop Garrigan (5-3) took all three sets from Eagle Grove (1-11) on Tuesday, 25-14, 25=13, 25-19.
Kaylyn Meyers had 13 kills, Mackenzie Meister 22 assists, and Maddie Meister 14 digs.