BUTLER 33RD AT STATE GOLF: South Hamilton junior Brittany Butler shot a 103 in the second round and finished in a tie for 33rd place at the Class 2A girls' state golf tournament at River Valley Golf Course in Adel yesterday.
"It was a disappointing day, but it was a good experience for (Butler)," South Hamilton coach Kathi Fisher said. "She had a good time and she learned from it, and hopefully she'll make it back there again next year."
Butler, a first-time state qualifier, shot a 100 in Round 1.
Dyersville Beckman senior Ellie Ament earned her first individual state title with a 36-hole total of 154 (75-79). She was the 2A runner-up in 2010 and 2011.
Beckman also won the team crown with a 688 (349-339).
The North Central Conference picked up two team titles from Algona Bishop Garrigan (1A) and Clear Lake (3A). Waukee (4A) won the large-school class.
South Hamilton510 000 4-10 13 5
Colfax-Mingo111 020 0- 5 7 2
Lane Heinlein and Lucas Olson. Jake Alexander and Connor Hainer. W-Heinlein. L-Alexander. 2B-SH: Olson. RBI-SH: Justin Shepherd (2), Cole Swenson (2), Heinlein (2), Olson (4).
Northeast Hamilton424 003-13 16 0
East Greene002 000- 2 2 3
Marcus Mechaelsen and Gabe Rapp. Alex Gordon, Zach Fouch (4), Matthew Gordon (6) and Tory Beger. W-Mechaelsen. L-A. Gordon. 2B-NEH: Mechaelsen, Rapp (2). RBI-NEH: Mechaelsen (3), Rapp (4), Andy Pate (3), Stephen Chamness.
South Hamilton004 140 0- 9 13 8
Colfax-Mingo401 103 1-10 12 5
MacKenzie Busch and Shannon Hoyle. L-Busch. 3B-SH: Hoyle. RBI-SH: Hoyle (3), Elizabeth Elsner, Ella Jans.
Other individual champions included Victoria Grasso of Ankeny Christian (1A), Jessie Sindlinger of Charles City (3A), and Payton Minear of Waukee (4A).
Sindlinger, a junior, won her third championship and could become only the second player in state history to win four next spring.
Classes 3A and 4A were played at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny.
HEINLEIN THROWS COMPLETE GAME, HAWKS WIN: A seven-high complete game, which featured seven strikeouts, for Lane Heinlein pushed the South Hamilton baseball team to a 10-5 win over Colfax-Mingo last night in Colfax.
Heinlein also went 3 for 3 at the dish, highlighted by a first-inning two-run single. The Hawks (4-2, 2-1 HOIC) plated five in the first; Lucas Olson also laced a two-RBI double in the frame and finished 2 for 4 with four RBIs.
Cole Swenson added two hits and two RBIs, and Chris Jacobson lashed two base knocks. Justin Shepherd, Trevor Ullestad, John Hegland and Jordan Sogard all singled.
ERRORS HAUNT SH SOFTBALL IN LOSS: South Hamilton committed eight errors and Colfax-Mingo scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 10-9 victory over the Hawks last night in Colfax.
The defensive miscues overshadowed a 13-hit evening for the Hawks (0-6, 0-3 HOIC). Shannon Hoyle ripped two singles and a triple, and drove in three runs. Ella Jans had three singles and an RBI; Mattea Detrick added two base hits.
Elizabeth Elsner also had a RBI single, and a total of eight South Hamilton players contributed offensively.
TROJANS LACE 16 HITS, ROLL: Andy Pate went 4 for 4 with three RBIs, and Marcus Mechaelsen bashed three hits, including a double, and plated three runs in Northeast Hamilton's 13-2, 6-inning victory over East Greene last night in Rippey.
The Trojans (2-2) finished with 16 hits. Jacob Ratzke went 3 for 3, and Gabe Rapp blasted a pair of doubles and collected a team-high four RBIs in the rout. Stephen Chamness went 2 for 4 and added one RBI.
Mechaelsen picked up his second straight win on the mound. The senior right-hander allowed just two hits and struck out 10.