Area Roundup: Teams compete in HOI meet
The Collins-Maxwell-Baxter, Prairie City-Monroe and Colfax-Mingo boys and girls track teams competed in the Heart of Iowa Conference track meet at Roland-Story High School on Monday, but full results were not made available as of press time.
On the boys’ side, CMB had the highest finish of the area teams by taking third with 94 points. Colfax-Mingo finished eighth and PCM took 10th. On the girls’ side, PCM topped the list of area competitors by taking fourth place with 87 points. CMB was right behind in fifth with 67 and Colfax-Mingo was ninth with 32.
The Raider girls didn’t win any events, but their 4x800-meter relay team of Ashley Girard, Kayla Hennick, Shelby Berg and Anne Deutsch placed second, as did Bridget Hurley in the 400. In field events, Alex Broderick finished third in the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches and Abbie Haupert was third in the discus with a throw of 106-10. Toni Spencer finished fourth in the long jump despite being seeded 16th coming into the event.
PCM girls golf picks up win at Knoxville
The Prairie City-Monroe girls golf team continued its winning ways on Monday, shooting a 383 to top the field at an 18-hole invite at Pine Knolls Golf Course in Knoxville.
Maddie Peters once again led the Mustangs and was the overall runner-up with an 88. Cassidy Van Veen was the next one in with a 96, Kaitlyn Wilkie carded a 98 for the third score and Kelsey Van Veen rounded out the team’s scorers with a 101.
“I am really pleased with the way the girls have been playing and come in very close to each other in our scores,” PCM coach Val Edwards said.
Tigerhawks go low at home
Colfax-Mingo sophomore Jimmy Abell has been the team’s best, most consistent golfer all season long. However, on Monday afternoon, his throne was challenged by junior MaCauley Mosher. Abell held on to his crown with a medalist-worthy 38, but Mosher was only one shot behind with a 39.
The Tigerhawks won their home meet against Moravia, Melcher-Dallas and Pleasantville by 22 strokes, shooting a 159. Tigerhawk golf continues to roll, and on a sunny day on their home course, there was no reason to expect anything less. In fact, although Abell and Mosher were the only two boys to score in the 30s, the four counting scores for C-M were within three strokes of one another. Senior Austin Yoakum and sophomore Brady DeJoode each shot 41s for the Tigerhawks.
Abell’s round did not include any birdies, but there were also only two bogeys for the sophomore, who proved his reliability once again. Mosher took a seven on the par-5 fourth hole, but his birdies on one and nine made up for the double bogey.
Yoakum had a couple of rough holes early, playing holes 1-3 four strokes over par. However, he played the final six holes just 1-over to finish at plus-5. DeJoode surprisingly did not make a four all day on the course.
He bogeyed every par-4 — holes one, two, four, five, six and eight — as well as the par-5 fourth hole, but he played the two par-3s 1-under to bring his round back to plus-5 as well.
Senior Colton Russell shot a non-counting 54. He birdied hole number eight.
The boys will play again this afternoon at North Mahaska
The lone lady Tigerhawk at the meet, sophomore Olivia Maggard, had a rough day on the links. She shot a 60. Her two bright spots were bogeys on three and four.
Hawk boys golf struggles at Belle Plaine
The Lynnville-Sully boys golf team was hit hard by the rough weather in the latter part of last week. It severely cut into their practice time, and it showed on Monday as the boys finished last out of the 10 teams competing in the 18-hole invitational at Belle Plaine Country Club.
Belle Plaine took first place with a 328, second was BGM at 362 and the Hawks were at the bottom of the totem pole with a team score of 413.
The low scorer for the Hawks was senior David Trettin with a 96. Outside of his brutal fifth hole, on which he took an 11, Trettin had a fairly consistent round of golf. He had pars on holes four, nine, seven and eight. Trettin tailed off somewhat on the back nine, but he did come away with bogeys at 10, 12, 15, 16, 17 and 18.
Second on the team was sophomore Connor Fraker’s 101. Fraker had pars on holes five and 11 as well as bogeys on three, seven, nine, 14, 16 and 18. In third for L-S was sophomore Baker Zegers with a 104. Zegers had a par on 14 and bogeys on one, three, four, five, 12, 16, 17 and 18.
And bringing up the rear for the Hawks was sophomore Bayley Morvant with a 112. Despite his high score, Morvant had the lone birdie on the day for the Hawks with his three at hole seven. He also had bogeys on holes two, eight, 14, 17 and 18.
The final meet of the season for the Hawks will be at North Mahaska on Tuesday at 4 p.m.