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Soccer GHV vs. Charles City 08

Garner-Hayfield-Ventura vs. Charles City Thursday at Waldorf University in Forest City.

GHV 8, Charles City 2

FOREST CITY —Garner-Hayfield-Ventura opened its season Thursday night with a convincing 8-2 victory over Charles City in a match played at Waldorf.

Connor Burke tallied six goals for the Cardinals in the victory while Ryan Meyers added two of his own.

“The thing that I really try to see is us moving the ball better, and for the first time I really saw movement – dropping the passes back, using the sidelines – and that was really good for the first game,” GHV coach Eric Williams said.

Charles City, in its first season as a program, got a milestone goal from Braheim Rios as he scored the program’s first varsity goal late in the match before the comets added a second shortly after. Ben Schwickerath had 11 saves in goal for the Comets.


Mason City 6, Marshalltown 5

MASON CITY — Even through a few tight matches Thursday, Mason City was able to hold on for a 6-5 victory over Marshalltown.

“I thought, overall, we fought pretty good, but we weren’t very consistent,” Mason City coach Pat Kruger said. “It’s still a work in progress at the lower doubles, but the effort was there.”

Brian VandenBerg, James Matthews, Sam Redinger and Lucas Pistek each won their singles matches for Mason City. The doubles teams of VandenBerg and Matthews, and Brian Yarahmadi and Redinger added the Mohawks’ other victories on the night.


AMES – The Mohawks competed at the Hi Covey Relays on Thursday, April 12. Michael Rowe placed third, narrowly missing first in a new personal best of 10 minutes and 3.17 seconds in the 3,200-meter run.

Joey Quintero placed seventh in the  long jump with a leap of 20 feet 5.5 inches. 

Christian Rodriguez placed seventh in the 400 hurdles in a personal best of 1:00.37.

"This was easily the biggest and most competitive meet we have been to," head coach Tyler Ketelsen said. "We showed great improvement at this meet with many of our younger kids posting season best performances." 


The Mohawk girls competed at the Waukee Warrior Invitational on Thursday, April 12.

Piper Watson finished second in the high jump at 5-0, and the distance medley relay team of Odeleine Daugherty, Grace Tobin, Hannah Thomas, and Emma Davison placed third overall with a season's best time of 4:27.07, which now stands at No. 6 in Class 4A.

Another notable finish was Hannah Thomas' fourth place leap of 16-7.25 in the long jump. Emma Davison also placed fourth in the 1,500 with a time of 5:03.70.

"There are too many season best times to list them all," head coach Jim Lee said. "We truly saw the girls come together tonight and be self-starters with team warm-ups as well as the relays doing a great job getting ready together."

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