Area sports roundup

Dodgers cruise past Bobcats

MARSHALLTOWN – The Fort Dodge girls picked up a 10-1 victory over Marshalltown Thursday night.

The Dodgers (2-1 overall) had several meets postponed, but were finally able to get on the courts against the Bobcats.

Jaci Cochrane earned a 6-0, 6-0 win at the No. 1 singles spot, while Kari Grindberg, Emily Knight, Ayenna Cagaanan and Allison Birnbaum all added singles wins, as well.

“I was happy with our singles play,” said FD head coach Iarine Feddersen. “Our team came alive when it came to doubles play.”

In doubles, Fort Dodge swept all five matches, winning in straight sets.

The Dodgers return to action today at Waukee.



Singles – Jaci Cochrane, FD def. Rachel Faircloth, 6-0, 6-0; Kari Grindberg, FD def. Rhetta Wenk, 6-2, 6-2; Emily Knight, FD def. Maggie Kelehan, 6-0, 6-1; Ayenna Cagaanan, FD def. Megan Rauchuy, 6-2, 6-2; Ashley Beaty, M def. Kjerstin Grindberg, 6-2, 3-6 (12-10); Allison Birnbaum, FD def. Kathleen Ferrine, 6-4, 6-4.

Doubles – Cochrane/Cagaanan, FD def. Faircloth/Kelehan, 6-1, 6-2; Ka. Grindberg/Knight, FD def. Wenk/Rachuy, 6-2, 6-1; Kj. Grindberg/McKellen Glassell, FD def. Beaty/Ferrin, 6-0, 6-4; Birnbaum/Abby Shimon, FD def. Samantha Tocheri/Megan Riemenschenider, 6-2, 6-1; Elizabeth Thomas/Jamie Haden, FD def. Ellen Podhajsky/Yelitza Patricio, 6-2, 6-0.

Gael girls win on the road

CARROLL – The St. Edmond girls tennis team recorded a decisive 7-2 victory over Carroll Kuemper on Thursday.

Picking up singles wins for the Gaels (2-1 overall) were Mary Eide, Ellen Chalstrom, Emilee Mobley and Madeline Baldwin.

In doubles play, the duos of Chalstrom and Claire Crimmins, Eide and Mobley and Jasmine Myers and Baldwin all earned victories.

“We’ve really been working in practice on staying mentally tough and finishing things out,” said SEHS head coach Tyler Philipsen. “Our intensity is getting better, and (yesterday) we saw a really strong showing from all our doubles teams.”

On the junior varsity side, the tandems of Rachel Willerth and Lily Peterson and Yeuon Baek and Taylor Nixon each prevailed for the Gaels.

Next outing for St. Edmond is Saturday at Sioux City Heelan. Start time is set for noon.



Singles – Mary Eide, SE def. Leah Greteman, 8-2; Ellen Chalstrom, SE def. Mattie Potthoff, 8-1; Sami Schmitz, CK def. Clare Crimmins, 8-6; Emilee Mobley, SE def. Nicole Becker, 8-0;Karla Knobbe, CK def. Jasmine Myers, 8-0; Madeline Baldwin, SE def. Corynn Steinkamp, 9-7.

Doubles – Chalstrom and Crimmins, SE def. Greteman and Potthoff, 8-4; Eide and Mobley, SE def. Schmitz and Knobbe, 8-2; Myers and Baldwin, SE def. Becker and Steinkamp, 8-3.

Gael boys handle Kuemper

After having five straight meets called due to inclement weather, the St. Edmond boys tennis team finally returned to the courts Thursday.

The Gaels picked up an 8-1 dual meet victory over Carroll Kuemper, improving to 3-1 on the year.

Aaron Chalstrom, the three-time defending Class 1A state runner-up, Ben Albright, Jimmy Averill, Zach Gailey and Pat Hancock all earned singles victories.

Chalstrom scored a 6-0, 6-0 sweep over Robby Steffes, while the other four all won in straight sets.

In doubles, St. Edmond won all three matches, including a win at the No. 1 spot by John Eide and Gailey.

“I was especially proud of John and Zach because that was the first time they have played No. 1 doubles this year,” said SEHS head coach Jacob Short. “They really battled, as they were down most of the second set. I thought they showed a lot of mental toughness and maturity.”

The Gaels return to action this Saturday against Sioux City Heelan.



Singles – Aaron Chalstrom, SE def. Robby Steffes, 6-0, 6-0; Mitchell Behrends, CK def. John Eide, 6-4, 6-4; Ben Albright, SE def. Ben Hicks, 6-0, 6-1; Jimmy Averill, SE def. Michael Van Erdewyk, 6-1, 6-1; Zach Gailey, SE def. Matt Irlebeck, 6-1, 6-3; Pat Hancock, SE def. Brian Ricke, 6-2, 6-1

Doubles – Eide/Gailey, SE def. Steffes/Behrends, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); Chalstrom/Konrad Laufersweiler, SE def. Hicks/Van Erdewyk, 6-0, 6-1; Albright/Averill, SE def. Joe Mohr/Chad Wayhen, 6-1, 6-1.

Gael boys win

NCC dual meet

The St. Edmond boys golf team topped Hampton-Dumont in a makeup North Central Conference dual meet Thursday at Lakeside.

The Gaels prevailed by a 164-176 count.

Michael Faiferlick (39) and Eddie Doyle (40) finished as medalist and runner-up, respectively, for SEHS.

David Flattery (42), Cal Coleman (43), Robert Flattery (43) and Harrison Mayer (48) rounded out the Gael lineup.

For the Bulldogs, Mitch Vetter (43) led the way.

“There was more wind out there (yesterday), but it was a little warmer,” said St. Edmond head coach Dan Streit. “I think our guys did what they had to do.”

On the junior varsity side, the Gaels dropped a 201-231 decision. Halen Burke (51) paced SEHS.

St. Edmond returns to action today in a NCC quadrangular against Bishop Garrigan, Clear Lake and Humboldt. Start time is set for 4:30 p.m. in Livemore.

Dodger girls earn win

The Fort Dodge girls golf team edged Mason City in a home dual meet Thursday at the Country Club.

The Dodgers recorded a 202-206 victory.

Kylie Kuiper (45) claimed medalist honors for Fort Dodge. Payton Christy (49), Angie Ellendson (52) and Ciara Sturm (56) rounded out the Dodger scorecard.

“For only being out one other time, I saw some really good things happen,” said FDSH head coach Kristi Clark. “I’m very content with how we’re playing right now. Where we scored (yesterday) is where we were at the end of last year.”

In junior varsity action, Fort Dodge prevailed by a 239-268 final. Jozlynn Porter (59) paced the Dodgers, followed by Nicole Cook (60) and Chloee Narber (62)

Fort Dodge – Kylie Kuiper 45, Payton Christy 49, Angie Ellendson 52, Ciara Sturm 56, Alex Hays 57, Samantha Berning 62.

Dodger girls fall short

Held in check offensively, the Fort Dodge girls soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Marshalltown Thursday at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers (4-3 overall) allowed the lone goal of the night with around 15 minutes left in the game.

“We controlled (the ball) most of the game, so it was a tough loss,” said FDSH co-head coach Ashley Miller. “(The Bobcats) had a couple of good shots, and one just happened to fall.”

In junior varsity action, Fort Dodge suffered a 4-1 setback. Kayla Olsen contributed the only score for the Dodgers.

Next action for FDSH is Tuesday at No. 1 (Class 3A) Ankeny.

Tritons swept at NIACC

MASON CITY – The Iowa Central softball team was swept NIACC here Thursday, 15-6 and 6-3.

Chelsy Krantz had a double to lead the Tritons (13-29 overall), who gave up eight runs in the first inning of Game 1 and four in the final inning of Game 2.

“It was a very frustrating day,” said ICCC head coach Josh Sandin. “We have to play better. We can’t afford to have mistakes.”

Iowa Central returns to action today at Johnston high school against Southwestern.

Triton baseball team splits

The Iowa Central baseball team split a home doubleheader with Div. I foe Marshalltown Thursday afternoon at Ed Barbour Field.

After earning a 3-0 shutout victory in the opener, the 20th-ranked (NJCAA Div. II) Tritons (27-12 overall) dropped an 8-7 decision in the nightcap.

Starter Alex Hayden (3-2) notched the win on the mound for Iowa Central, allowing just three hits – with seven strikeouts – over 5 2/3 innings. Nolan Webster recorded the final four outs for his sixth save of the year.

In the second contest, the Tritons surrendered seven runs in the third inning and failed to recover. Dalton Parrott, Dan Potempa and Justin Threkeld all collected two hits. Tyler Peyton also homered – his first of the season – and drove in a pair.

“Hayden threw the ball really well in the first game, and Webster got us out of a nice jam,” said ICCC head coach Rick Pederson. “We dug ourselves a hole in the second game and made a couple of big miscues. It was disappointing to lose another one-run game.”

Next action for the Tritons is Saturday at Southwestern. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. in Creston.



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Iowa Central 001 002 x-3 4 1

Moon and Russell, Evans (5); Alex Hayden, Nolan Webster (6) and Justin Threlkeld. 2B-M: Russell.



Marshalltown 107 000 0-8 10 2

Iowa Central 212 000 2-7 10 4

England, Rice (3), Johnson (6), Haynes (7) and Evans; Jack Rowen, Brady Billerbeck (3),Vinny Crivaro (5), Luke Vandermaten (6), Webster (7) and Bryce Berg. 2B-M: Salas, Blaskovich, Folger; ICCC: Dalton Parrott (2), Threlkeld, Berg. HR-M: Utterbeck; ICCC: Tyler Peyton.