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Central Springs wins home tournament

MANLY — Central Springs crowed five individual champions Saturday as it rolled to the team title in the Central Springs Round Robin tournament. The Panthers won with 269 points, BCLUW was second with 252 and Newman placed third with 204.

For the Panthers, Garrett Heagel won the 106 title, Carter Pals won the title at 120, Kaden Jacobsen was the 138 champion, Zach Ryg won at 182, and Zack Santee was the 220 champion.

Newman Catholic had four wrestlers earn titles on Saturday. Jacob McBride won at 126, Kam Black was the 152 champion, Jacob Smith won at 160, and Chase McCleish was the champ at 170. The Knights collected 20 pins on the day as a team.

“Even though we place third, I thought our kids gave us some win in the second and third rounds, and we’re slowly getting better each week,” Newman coach Mark Bertsch said.

Riceville, which took fifth, had two champions. Adrian Kaski was the 132 champion and Chance Throndson had five pins in five matches on the way to the 145 title.

Individuals rack up upset wins for Clear Lake

Clear Lake had a strong individual showings at the Webster City Dick Kennedy Duals on Saturday.

Eric Faught (126) went 4-0 on the day, including two pins and a win over No. 2 in 2A Shea Ruffridge of Pocahontas Area by a 5-3 decision.

Freshman Sam Nelson (106) also went undefeated with one pin and a 4-2 victory over No. 5 in 2A Jacob Mielke of Pocahontas Area.

Rhys Glidden (152) went 3-0, including a pin over Webster City’s Harrison Hayes and a close 8-7 victory over Austin Scharlau.

“As a whole team, wrestled well, overall we are getting where we need to be,” head coach Mike Lester said.

The Lions went 2-2 as a team, defeating Pocahontas Area 61-4 and Woodward-Granger 43-24, falling to Webster City 39-35 and Southeast Polk 52-10.

Clear Lake will compete in Algona on Thursday.

West Hancock competes in Algona

The West Hancock Eagles competed at the Martin Family Dual Tournament on Saturday.

The Eagles had team victories over Forest City 39-34, North Union 45-27 and lost to Algona 42-26 and Eagle Grove 37-32, but three wrestlers would shine individually on the mat.

Tate Hagen (160) went 4-0, pinning Forest City’s Drake Freeman and Eagle Grove’s Evan Anderson.

Caleb Eckels (195) also went undefeated, including pins over Forest City’s Gabe Staudt and Algona’s Jake Teague.

Hunter Hagen (220) capped off the day at 4-0 with pins over Algona’s Noah Murphy and Forest City’s Austin Kelso.

The Eagles’ next tournament will be at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Monday.

N-P rolls to home tourney title

NASHUA — Nashua-Plainfield piled up 188 points Saturday to win the team title in its home tournament.

The Huskies had five champions on the day: Brock Dietz (106), Jakob Whitinger (113), Tristan Brase (145), Evan Kalainoff (170) and Nathan Dettmer (182).

Northwood-Kensett’s Caden Schrage won the title at 126 pounds, and Rockford’s Trevor Johnson was the 138-pound champion.

Drew Furst was GHV’s top finisher with a runner-up showing at 113, and West Fork’s Jordan Clark was second at 220.

Lake Mills wins Emmetsburg tournament

EMMETSBURG — Lake Mills had five champions and three runers-up Saturday as it rolled to a tournament title at Emmetsburg.

Jack Ramaker, Caiden Jones, Kyle Beery, Elijah Wagner, and Gabe Irons each wrestled their way to championship in their respecitive weight for the Bulldogs, while Alex Martinson, Casey Hanson, and Cole Bergo secured runner-up finishes.


Ames 81, Mason City 67

AMES — After a tough Friday night loss at home vs. Johnston, Mason City played a little bit better Saturday at Ames, but the Mohawks still came up a bit short in an 81-67 loss.

“Our effort was really good, but they just hit a lot of shots,” Mason City coach Curt Klaahsen said. “We missed some free throws in the first half that could’ve kept the game closer. We were just fighting uphill all night, and every time we would try to make a run, they’d hit a shot or make free throws.”

Megan Meyer continued her strong start to the season with a 28-point performance, and Hannah Faktor poured in a career-high 20 points. Autum Anderson added eight for the Mohawks (3-5), who are back in action Friday at Marshalltown.

Caroline Waite led the Little Cyclones with 21 points.

AGWSR 65, Rockford 38

ROCKFORD— AGWSR cruised to a 65-38 win over Rockford Saturday afternoon.

Jamie Schuster led the Lady Warriors with 15 points, Morgan Thieman had nine and Kayla Carroll added five.

AGWSR’s Mandy Willems led all scorers with 20 points.


Ames 65, Mason City 53

AMES — Ames used a 22-point second quarter to help lead it to a 65-53 win over Mason City on Saturday.

Jarvorious Toney led the Mohawks with 18 points, Ben Pappas scored 12 and Dylan Miller added 10. Additionally, Avery Mellman scored eight points off the bench.

“I was very impressed with our play tonight,” Mason City coach Nick Trask said. “I challenged the boys to have toughness and they brought that. Even though we were the much smaller team, we out-rebounded. We just really fought hard and I'm super proud of them for that.”


Mason City takes 6th at Cedar Falls Invite

CEDAR FALLS — Mason City had two swimmers make its all-time performance chart Saturday in a good showing at the Cedar Falls Invite where they placed sixth as a team.

Randy Vaughan made the chart with a 10th-place showing in the 50 freestyle in a time of 23.59 seconds, and later, Derek Johnson made the chart in the 50 free as well when he led off the 200 freestyle in 23.55.

Johnson also scored the Mohawks’ top finish on the day with a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.36.

“This was a super fine meet again,” Mason City coach Steve Hugo said. “We played around a little and found new places in the lineup so we’re a little stronger in some events.”

Aiden Stroup added a 12th-place showing in his first time swimming the 200 individual medley in 2:20.55.

Mason City is at Luther College on Friday for a quadrangular.


NIACC 106, Dakota-Botineau 47

WAPHETON, N.D. - The No. 2 NIACC women's basketball team improved to 12-1 with a 106-47 win over Dakota College-Bottineau Saturday in the NDSCS Circle of Nations Classic.

NIACC connected on a school-record 26 3-point goals in the 59-point victory. It is the third time this season that the Lady Trojans have made at least 20 3-point goals in a single game.

"We had a nice weekend," NIACC coach Todd Ciochetto said. "We proved we can play different ways and different people can step up. We are deep and talented."

Also this season, the Lady Trojans connected on 23 3-point goals against the Grand View Junior Varsity and 22 against Lake Region State College.

Shayley Vesel led the Lady Trojans with 21 points, including seven 3-point goals.

UU Long and Adria Stewart both scored 14 points and Taylor Laabs and Ci ci Kieger both scored 12 points. Laabs, Stewart and Kieger all had four 3-point goals.


NIACC 95, St. Ambrose 58

DAVENPORT — NIACC improved to 10-2 with a 95-58 win at the St. Ambrose JV on Saturday.

NIACC, which saw 16 different players record at least two points apiece, was led by Izaya Sims, who scored 12 points. Nick Wurm and Jaycob Payne added 11 points apiece, Orrington Hamilton scored nine, and Harrison Mills added eight.

NIACC plays at the Augustana JV today.


North Iowa 13, Rochester 0

ROCHESTER — North Iowa completed the weekend sweep of Rochester Saturday with a 13-0 win. It was the Bulls' second shutout in as many nights.

North Iowa peppered the IceHawks goalies all night as the Bulls racked up 101 shots on goal.

Josh Arnold had his second four-goal night in a row to lead the Bulls' scoring, Peter Verstegen added two of his own, and John Studioso, Dayton Honkanen, Brendan Studioso, Alex Timm, Tyler Bump, Connor Clemons, and Jett Larson tallied one goal apiece.

Drew Scites stopped all 17 shots he faced in goal for the Bulls.


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