Thunderstorms present throughout much of North Central Iowa Tuesday caused some of the first weather-related high school spring sports cancellations in several weeks. Not everyone, however, got called off.
Tuesday High School Sports Results
The South Hamilton Hawks track and field teams headed to Jefferson, Iowa Tuesday for the Heart of Iowa Conference meet hosted by Greene County High School. The meets were cut a bit short by the imposing thunderstorms felt throughout the area but the Hawks girls did manage to complete their meet finishing in 8th place with 36 as they were led by Lily Skartveldt and Haley Cavan. Skartveldt took 3rd in the discus and 6th in the shotput to garner 9 team points while Cavan garnered 12 and a half points including 10 for winning the 100 meter hurdles.
The Hawks boys finished in a tie for 5th of 8 teams with a total of 52 team points. Senior Logan Klemp contributed 16 points as he took 3rd in the discus while winning the shot put with a season best toss of 50 feet 9 and a half inches. Junior Logan Peters contributed 20 points and garnered two gold medals winning the both the 800 and 3200 meter runs. Peters missed a chance at a 3rd gold as the 1600 meter run, for which Peters was ranked second in the conference, was cancelled as the weather moved in.
The South Hamilton Hawks boys golf team also took part in the Heart of Iowa Conference meet which took place at the Tournament Club of Iowa Golf Course in Polk City Tuesday morning. It was a tough morning according to head coach Mark Ullestad who summed up the day by saying it didn’t meet his or the team’s expectations. The Hawks would shoot 370 to finish 7th of 8 teams and 52 strokes behind the meet winning Nevada Cubs. The Hawks will be back at it Thursday in a 6 team meet hosted by Roland-Story.
The Eagle Grove Eagles had their two golf meets Tuesday cancelled due to the weather. Both the boys and girls were set to head to Belmond Country Club for a triangular with Bishop Garrigan and Belmond-Klemme and that meet will not be made up.
The weather also adversely affected the Webster City Lynx spring athletics schedule. The only team to get their scheduled match in was the Lynx boys golf team which hosted the Humboldt Wildcats at the Links Golf Course. It was an oddball match that would see not only the top four golfers on each team tie with cumulative rounds of 167 but the 5th and 6th golfers on each team also shot identical rounds. So the match went to a 3-hole playoff that went the way of the Wildcats and they would prevail. Nathan Ferrel of the Lynx medalled with a 38.
The Lynx girls golf team had been scheduled to take part in a triangular meet at Humboldt Country Club with the Wildcats and St. Edmond Gaels which fell victim to weather. That match will now be made up as the first 9 holes of the North Central Conference meet which is scheduled to take place in Hampton on May 7th.
The Lynx girls tennis team was also disrupted as they got all the way to Boone for their match with the Toreadors but were pulled off the court at the end of warmups and the thunderstorms never allowed them to restart. That match will not be made up.
And both the Lynx boys and girls soccer teams had been set to host Humboldt at Lynx field but those games were cancelled and at this time a makeup date has not been announced.
Iowa Hawkeye Baseball
Hawkeyes baseball took a tight loss to Missouri in Iowa City Tuesday to drop to 26 and 15 this season. The Tigers took the shootout by a score of 17-16. Iowa baseball will host Western Illinois this afternoon in a makeup from mid-April.
High School Events Today
In action today, the South Hamilton Hawks girls golf team began their Heart of Iowa Conference meet at Cedar Pointe Golf Course in Boone. The results of that meet should be official early this afternoon and will be featured in the 5:30PM Sports Rundown.