Forest City's Anderson, Dillavou sign with Wartburg
Hannah Anderson and Brea Dillavou's successes have all come together as athletes at Forest City, so it makes sense they'll be heading to college together, too.
The Forest City seniors each signed their National Letters of Intent Thursday afternoon to join the Wartburg women's basketball team next fall.
The milestones Anderson knocked off on the way to playing herself into a basketball offer are numerous. As a guard for the Indians, Anderson finished as the school's leading scorer with 1,214 points, and she holds the school record for most points in a season (389) and 3-pointers made in a season (189). She capped off her senior season with 14.3 points per game.
Dillavou got that offer through her toughness. She finished as the school's all-time leader in rebounds (589), blocked shots (146) and games played (91), and was third in points with 968. She averaged 12.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game this past season.
St. Angar center Jenkins heading to Waldorf
After a season that sent the Waldorf women’s basketball team to the postseason, the Warriors are loading up, planning for even greater success.
To that end, Waldorf head coach Katie Schutjer is pleased to introduce 6-foot-2 post Elizabeth Jenkins from St. Ansgar High School, who last week signed a Letter-of-Intent to play for the Warriors as a freshman in the 2018-19 season.
“I’m really glad I get to continue my basketball career as a Warrior with a great team and coaches who put in extra time,” Jenkins said.
“The coaches are very welcoming and the atmosphere and small classes are great,” she added.
A three-time all-Top of Iowa Conference selection, the senior was first team all-conference, all-region, all-district and named to the Globe Gazette all-area team as well. She also played volleyball at St. Ansgar.
Jenkins led the Saints, who went 13-10 on the year, in scoring, rebounds and blocks as she averaged 14.2 points per game, grabbed 9.9 rebounds per night, and blocked 128 shots – third best at all levels in the state of Iowa.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Mohawks run to solid performances in Iowa City
The Mason City girls track and field team brought home two gold medals Wednesday night in the Iowa City West Women of Troy Relays.
The distance medley relay team of Odeline Daugherty, Hannah Thomas, Grace Tobin and Emma Davison was first in 4:30.86. Davison added a first-place finish in the 1,500 in 5:03.07.
"The d-med team was very impressive with a fine early-season time that ranks them No. 7 in the state," Mason City coach Jim Lee said. "Emma's time in the 1,500 ranks her No. 11 in the state at this time. One of her goals this season is to qualify for the Drake Relays in the 1,500, which takes the top 21 girls, so she is looking solid to achieve that."
Piper Watson added a third-place finish in the high jump (4-10), Daugherty was third in the 100 (13.68), Tobin took fourth in the shot put (34-1) and Thomas was fourth in the long jump (15-8).
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
NIACC men's 4x100 team sets school record
DUBUQUE - The NIACC men's 4x100-meter relay team of Prince Boduo, Timothi McMaster, Kalen Eastman and Deionte Ganzy set a school record at the Loras College Easter Mid-Week meet on Wednesday.
The foursome placed second in 42.75 seconds breaking the old school mark of 43.17 set by Will Hanson, Deon Polk, Jacques Edwards and Paul Pokana in 2014.
Simpson won the 4x100 in 42.14.
NIACC, which placed third with 79 points, also received a first-place finish from Ganzy in the 200-meter dash (22.36) and a second-place finish from Ganzy in the 100 (10.96).
Host Loras was the team champion with 268 points and Simpson College was second with 184 points.
Also for the Trojans, Alec Hayes and Jacob Henjum both cleared 6 feet, 3/4 inches. Hayes placed second on fewer misses and Henjum was third.
In the 100, Eastman was fourth in 11.52.
In the 200, NIACC's Kyle Younker was fourth in 23:10 and Boduo was fifth in 23.12.
In the 400, Boduo was fourth (51.86), Younker was fifth (52.27) and Ethan Klasi was sixth (52.47).
The Trojans' Younker, Klasi, Scott Hengesteg and Boduo were fourth in the 4x400-meter relay (3:31.85).
The Lady Trojans placed fifth with 40 points. Host Loras won the meet with 309 points and Clarke College was second with 120 points.
NIACC's Dashawn Wyatt placed third in the 200-meter dash in a time of 27.32 and was fourth in the 100 in a time of 13.04.
Also for the Lady Trojans, Jaylynn Scrivner was fourth in the 400 hurdles in 1:08.66. Anna Frisch was sixth in the 800 (3:08.95) and Elizabeth Mennen was seventh in the 400 (1:06.23).
The Lady Trojans' were second in the 4x100-meter relay in 51.81 running Wyatt, Erin Schwarzkopf, Mennen and Scrivner. The same foursome was fourth in the 4x400 in 4:27.91.
NIACC returns to action April 7 at the Cornell College Invitational in Mount Vernon.
Wunderlich wins MCTTC league title
Ron Wunerlich claimed the Mason City Table Tennis Club's season title with 204 wins in 270 games. Josiah Wunderlich was second with 200 and David Hansen finished third with 187. Jaden Dixon was named the most improved player for the season.
The club plays a doubles format with partners changing throughout the 15-game evening. Each win is worth two points while a loss earns 1/2 point. In the course of the 20-week season, a player can be absent twice without penalty. Points are earned on a total of 270 games.
The group competes Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Mason City. Anyone interested in more information can contact Ron Wunderlich at 641-423-9663.