BRIEFS: Soccer, Track and Field, Tennis

COMETS HANDLE LYNX ON PITCH, 6-1: An own goal that had North Polk celebrating just five minutes in was an ominous sign for the Webster City boys’ soccer team last night at Lynx Field.

The Comets (5-2) piled up three goals in the opening 19 minutes and rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Lynx.

“It couldn’t have started any worse,” WCHS head coach Craig Signorin said. “We gave them three goals in under 20 minutes and it was tough to bounce back. We didn’t give them any great opportunities, just gifts.”

WCHS (5-4) got on the scoreboard early in the second half on a perfectly executed corner, as Jackson Moberly found Will Tasler open on the back post for the goal. But North Polk answered with three more goals to put the match away.

“We’re only going to learn and get better playing teams like that,” Signorin said.

The WCHS junior varsity remained undefeated on the season with a 4-1 victory over the Comets. David Gutierrez booted in a pair of goals, while Blake Streigal and Zhak Johnson had one each.

HAWKS 5TH AT NORSEMEN RELAYS: Led by the distance exploits of Zakee Newman, the South Hamilton boys’ track and field team placed fifth at last night’s Norsemen Relays in Story City.

The Hawks scored 78 points. Roland-Story defended its home turf with 165 points.

South Hamilton competed without Logan Peters, Conner Hill, Cole Berg and Quinton Grove — four of the team’s top points producers. They will run in the 4×800-meter relay at the Drake Relays in Des Moines this evening.

Newman won the 1,600-meter run (4:51.26) and placed second in the 3,200 (10:17.86). Freddie Lewis was a silver medalist in the 400 low hurdles (1:01.29) and a bronze medalist in the open 400 (54.34).

Other bronze medals went to Cade Flaugh in the discus (129 feet, 4 inches), Ty Skartvedt in the 800 (2:13.49) and the Hawks’ shuttle hurdle relay (1:09.67) of Lane Swenson, Preston Stoecker, Tanner Blue and Brandyn Feighner.

LYNX GIRLS SWEPT: Iowa Falls-Alden rolled in singles and fended off several challenges in doubles to beat Webster City, 9-0, in a girls’ tennis meet at the WCHS courts in Webster City on Thursday.

The Lynx doubles team of Kayley Wibholm and Mackenzie Burney fought in a 10-8 loss to the Cadets’ duo of Lizzy Biesell and Liz Michaelson. McKenna Dinsdale and Kylie Lantz claimed seven games for WCHS in their doubles match.

Burney won the most games (four) in her singles match.

IF-Alden 9, Webster City 0

Thursday at WCHS Courts

Singles

Faith Hinz (IF-A) def. Hannah Parr 10-0. Kaitlee Krumm (IF-A) def. Teagan Gourley 10-3. Karsyn Stalzer (IF-A) def. McKenna Dinsdale 10-0. Olivia Butt (IF-A) def. Kayley Wibholm 10-2. Nelly Chmurova (IF-A) def. Mackenzie Burney 10-4. Darby Dodd (IF-A) def. Kylie Lantz 10-1.

Doubles

Erin Brunsen/Morgan Jaenke (IF-A) def. Parr/Gourley 10-3. Jocelyn Alaniz/Lily Nosalek (IF-A) def. Dinsdale/Lantz 10-7. Lizzy Biesel/Liz Michaelson (IF-A) def. Wibholm/Burney 10-8.

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