The Lake Mills boys’ golf team extended its dominance on Friday. The Bulldogs earned a gold medal in a triangle game with Garner-Hayfield-Ventura and North Iowa High School at Garner Golf and Country Club.
Lake Mills shot a team score of 159, finishing 20 shots ahead of GHV and 63 shots ahead of North Iowa. The Bulldogs’ top golfer was Denton Kingland, who fired a round of 37 and took first place in the event’s individual rankings.
The top four singles players in the triangle were Bulldogs. Austin Stene (39), Garrett Ham (40) and Brady Hanson (43) took second, third and fourth place respectively.
GHV’s Colby Hagensick tied with Hanson for fourth place. North Iowa’s No. 1 golfer was Kamden Knudson, who shot 54.
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Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Triangle: The Cardinals took first place on their home turf — Garner Golf and Country Club. GHV shot 188 to clear Lake Mills by 11 shots.
Three of the top four players on the individual rankings were Cardinals. Kenedee Frayne (42), Sydney Helgeson (45) and Audrey Overgaard (46) took first, third and fourth place respectively.
Lake Mills’ Sophia Nelson was second with 44 points. Bulldogs Reagan Ham (50), Josie Helgeson (51) and Claire Levine (54) finished fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.
Only one golfer from North Iowa attended the event – Jasmel Rivera Pacheco. Rivera Pacheco shot 60 and placed 12th in the triangle.
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Aplington-Parkersburg 6, Osage 3: The Green Devils fell on the street against the Falcons. Osage dropped four singles matches and two doubles fights.
Kendall Olson proved to be the Green Devils’ top performer, picking up wins in singles and doubles. In singles, Olson defeated Cortnee Alberts 8-4.
Olson teamed in doubles with Kaitlyn Olson. The pair beat Aplington-Parkersbug’s Peyton Klooster and Ellen Waller 8-2.
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North Fayette Valley 5, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 1: The TigerHawks beat the Cardinals at home. NFV’s offense proved versatile as four different TigerHawks scored. The NFV’s top scorer was Brody Schupbach, who put the ball into the net twice.
The win raised the TigerHawks’ record that season to 7-6. GHV is now 3-7 overall and 2-6 in the North Central Conference game.
GHV is currently at the bottom of the NCC rankings. The Cardinals are behind the likes of the Clear Lake Lions (7-5 overall, 4-4 Conference) and the Humboldt Wildcats (10-1, 7-1).
Ames 7, Mason City 0: The Little Cyclones defeated the Riverhawks at home. Ames moved up to 10-4 overall and 7-0 in conference with the win. The Riverhawks are now 3-10 overall and 1-4 in conference.
While Ames’ offense dominated Friday, the Little Cyclones’ defense was possibly the biggest difference in the game. Ames held off Mason City in the contest by just four shots.
Mason City will play again on Tuesday, taking on Des Moines Roosevelt at 5:30 p.m. at James W. Cownie Soccer Park
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Mason City 4, Ames 2: Claudia Sewell propelled the Riverhawks to victory at home on Friday, scoring two goals against the Little Cyclones. Sophomore Karma McMorris and Reggi Spotts also played crucial roles on Mason City’s offense. Spotts and McMorris each scored a goal.
Additionally, the Riverhawks received significant input from goaltender Ana Swegle, who had 18 saves and 18 saves.
With their victory over the Little Cyclones, the Riverhawks are now 13-1 overall and 5-0 in league play. Mason City and Ames (6-7, 4-1) are ranked first and second respectively in the Iowa Alliance Conference North Division rankings.
The Riverhawks also officially won an IAC North title on Friday. Mason City has just two regular season games left on their schedule.
“This was a really important win for our program,” Mason City head coach Shannon Dykstra wrote in an email to the Globe Gazette. “We knew what challenges Ames was going to give us and I’m really proud that at the end of a three game week our kids are coming out and performing. Ana was fantastic in goal. Our children performed well across the field, created enough chances at the change and stayed organized. You saw the reward for all your hard work tonight.”