Tri-County Times sports round-up: Ballard runs win streak to six in boys tennis

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Collins-Maxwell's Alexis Houge finishes the 400-meter dash in the Norsemen Relays at Roland-Story High School football field Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Story City, Iowa. Houge won the event.

The Ballard boys tennis team ran its dual meet winning streak to six and captured the Kuemper Catholic Invitational championship and Collins-Maxwell's Alexis Houge had another big week in girls track.

The Ballard boys defeated rival North Polk by a 9-2 score April 19 at the Ballard Tennis Courts in Huxley. 

Jayden Cattell, Caden Miller, Grant Anderson and Zack Charter won the Nos. 3-6 singles matches for Ballard. Cattell defeated North Polk's Jack VandeKrol by a 10-4 score, Miller posted a 10-0 shutout over Derrick Rhodes, Anderson scored a 10-1 win over Landon Murch and Charter pulled off a 10-5 victory over Vance Rupp.

In doubles play Cattell and Jacob Ross won the No. 1 match over Ethan Moon and Nathan Crabb in an 11-10 (7-5) battle. Peyton Elliott and Garrison Anderson won the No. 2 match over Murch and Rupp by a 10-3 score and Miller and Colby Calvert scored a 10-1 victory over VandeKrol and Noah Lindell in the No. 3 match.

Rylan Culp and Tristan Preston won the No. 4 match over North Polk's Derrick Rhoads and Caleb Forde by a 10-4 margin. Jace Krogh and Ian Godbold pulled off a 10-1 win over the Comets' Colin Muhlena and Aaron Anderson in the No. 5 match.

At the Kueper Catholic Invite Ballard scored 12 points to beat Kuemper Catholic's 6 points for first April 21 at Carroll.

Ballard blanks NP in girls tennis

The Ballard girls tennis team picked up its first victory of the season April 21 with an 11-0 shutout over North Polk at Huxley.

In singles play Regen Halsne won the No. 1 match over North Polk's Whitney Larson in straight sets, 6-1 and 6-0. Kaitlyn Zugay took the No. 2 match over Abby Mangae (6-0, 6-1), Meghan scored a pair of 6-0 shutouts over Teagan Wiseman in the No. 3 match and Kiley Calvert delivered 6-2 and 6-0 wins over Chloe Moffitt in the No. 4 match.

Gracie Ross defeated Abby Vorsten by 6-0 and 6-1 scores in the No. 5 match and Jocie Hobbs downed Greta Dillinger in the No. 6 match, 7-6 (10-8) and 6-3.

In doubles play Halsne and Ross scored two 6-1 wins over Larson and Mangae in the No. 1 match and Zugay and Moffitt won the No. 2 match over Wiseman and Moffitt by 6-1 and 6-0 scores.  Hobbs and Ellie Volkmann took the No. 3 match over Vorsten and Savannah Stevenson by 6-1 and 6-2 scores and Calvert and Danique Jonkman delivered 6-3 and 6-1 wins over Dillinger and Becca Aagard in the No. 4 match.

The No. 5 doubles match saw Vanessa Nop and Memphis Inglett record a pair of 6-2 victories over North Polk's Emma Hyden and Rylie Connolly.

The Bomber girls improved to 1-2 on the season.

Alexis Houge takes care of business

Houge was fantastic for the Collins-Maxwell girls in meets at BGM Friday and the Norsemen Invitational in Story City April 21.

At BGM Houge won the open 100, 200 and 400 races and anchored the Spartans to a win in the 4x100. She won the 100 in 13.63, the 200 in 28.09 and the 400 in 1:04.35 and she teamed with Marissa Boege, Chloe Wierson and Avery Fricke to take the 4x100 in 53.33.

Houge won the 100 and 400 in Story City with respective times of 13.09 and 1:01.41. She joined Boege, Wierson and Fricke in placing second in the 4x100 with a 52.15 showing.

Collins-Maxwell's Avery Fricke crosses the hurddle during the 4x100 meter shuttle hurdle in the Norsemen Relays at Roland-Story High School football field Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Story City, Iowa.

At BGM Wierson added a gold medal in the 400 hurdles with a 1:15.97 showing and she was second to Houge in the open 400 at 1:06.02. Fricke and Wierson joined Erica Houge and Jade Tyler to run a winning time of 2:03.65 in the sprint medley and Fricke also took second in the 100 at 14.18.

Karley Ruiz-Genovese, Kenzi Wierson, Ella Steward and Emma Pasquariello won the 4x800 at BGM in 12:06.38 and Fricke, Sarah Tschantz, Pasquariello and Erica Houge were runner-up in the 4x200 with a 2:01.27 effort. Erica Houge, Gracie Leslie, Pasquariello and Boege won silver in the 4x400 with a time of 4:51.08 and Ashlyn Davis, Hannah Kimberley, Gianna Pitcherello and Leslie took second in the shuttle hurdle with a time of 1:25.91.

Chloe Wierson placed third in the open 400 at Story City after crossing the finish line in 1:04.23 and May Staudt won bronze in the discus with a toss of 100 feet, 5 inches.

Huntrods shines for C-M boys

Luke Huntrods had a big day throwing for the Collins-Maxwell boys track team at the Les Penick Relays in Conrad April 21.

Huntrods won the discus and took second in the shot put to help the Spartans place third in the team standings with 78 points.

Huntrods had a throw of 143-4 in the discus to easily beat the 121-7 distance of West Marshall's Zach Chaplin for first. His toss of 43-10.5 in the shot put only trailed the 45-3.5 effort by Aplington-Parkersburg's Carson Troyna.

Ethan Haus added a silver medal in the 3,200 for Collins-Maxwell with a time of 10:58.91. Aplington-Parkersburg's Jesse Washington won in 10:49.01.

Brody Sampson placed second in the high jump with a 5-10 effort. Aplington-Parkersburg's Jayden Mackie took first with a jump of 6-0.

Lane Oswalt was third in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:00.30.

Ballard tops Nevada in boys golf

The Ballard boys golf team shot a 163 over nine holes to easily beat Nevada's score of 180 in a dual meet at the Indian Creek Country Club in Nevada Saturday.

Freshman Mason Gatchel won medalist with a 39 and Brady Kruger and Jay Voss tied for runner-up with a 40. Jacob Ihle also scored for Ballard after placing fourth with a 44.

The Bomber boys lost to Adel-Desoto-Minburn in a home dual at the Ballad Golf and Country Club April 19. Ballard shot a 169 over nine holes and ADM won with a 157.

Gatchel placed third with a 40 and Ihle, Kruger and Voss each carded a 43.

Bomber girls take third at home quad

The Ballard girls golf team came in third in a home quadrangular with Roland-Story, Winterset and Carlisle Monday at the Ballard Golf and Country Club.

The Bomber girls shot a 218 over nine holes. Roland-Story won with a 182 and Winterset placed second with a 197.

Alliyah Thompson paced Ballard with a sixth-place score of 48 and Aubrey Estrem took seventh with a 50. Ava Ashworth, Maddie Kielsmeier and Taylor Engstler each shot a 64 for the Bombers.

The Ballard girls fell to Nevada by score of 217-232 Saturday at the Indian Creek Country Club in Nevada and they suffered a 195-232 loss to ADM April 21 at the River Valley Golf Course in Adel. Both meets went nine holes.

Thompson led Ballard at Nevada with a 54. Kielsmeier carded a 57, Engstler a 59 and Rylee Scherder a 62. Estrem won medalist at Adel with a 47, Ashworth and Thompson tied for eighth with a 61 and Ali Buban was 10th with a 63.

Ballard tops Grinnell, falls to Carlisle in girls soccer

The Ballard girls soccer team went to 2-3 on the season after a 5-0 win at Grinnell and a 2-0 loss to Carlisle Friday in Huxley.

Brooke Loewe scored 2 goals and Sunny Sigurdsdottir, Lily Beall and Katie Tollefson each netted 1 in the win over Grinnell. Sarah Hartman made 8 saves at keeper in the loss to Grinnell.

The Ballard boys picked up its first victory of the season April 21 with a 1-0 victory over Grinnell at Huxley. No stats were available at press time.

The Bomber boys also suffered a 10-0 loss at Carlisle Friday. The boys currently sit at 1-5 on the season.

CIU girls top Polar Bears, fall to Lions

The Central Iowa United girls soccer team scored a 6-0 victory over Des Moines North Monday at State Center.

The victory put CIU at 3-4. Grace Tollefson and Tori Bienfang both netted 2 goals, Lillie Vansice tallied 1 goal and assist apiece and Izabell Voelker scored once for CIU.

CIU suffered a 4-0 loss at the hands of Des Moines Christian April 21 in State Center. Cassidy Smith made 14 saves at keeper for CIU.

The CIU boys suffered an 8-0 loss to Des Moines Christian April 21 in Des Moines. Tanner Scroggins made 14 saves at keeper for the CIU boys, who fell to 0-3.