Ames Tribune area top high school sports performers for week of April 4-10

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Jixiang Li

Last week saw the Ames boys and girls tennis and Gilbert girls golf teams all pick up victories.

The Ames boys won the Boone boys tennis tournament with 189 points Saturday and scored a 7-4 win over Ankeny Centennial April 4. The Little Cyclone girls defeated Ankeny Centennial by a 6-5 score.

The Gilbert girls golf team, last year's Class 3A state runner-up, downed Adel-Desoto-Minburn in a dual meet Monday at the Ames Golf and Country Club, 176 to 209 over nine holes.

The Collins-Maxwell girls placed second and the boys fourth at the Spartan Earlybird meet in Grundy Center. Colo-NESCO placed sixth in the boys competition and seventh in the girls at Grundy Center.

The Ames boys soccer team also pulled off a 1-0 shootout victory over Norwalk. The Gilbert girls pulled off a 5-2 victory over Ballard and the Tiger boys defeated Ballard (10-1) and Mason City (2-0).

The Nevada girls soccer team rolled to shutout wins over Bondurant-Farrar (2-0) and Central Iowa United (5-0) and the Cub boys defeated Boone (7-0).

The Roland-Story boys and girls track teams and the Gilbert girls all won multiple events at the Norsemen Co-Ed Relays Saturday in Story City.

Here are the top Ames Tribune area individual performers for the week:

Tharun Raju

Tharun Raju

The Ames sophomore swept Ankeny Centennial's Kellen Jones with a pair of 6-3 victories in the No. 2 singles match during the Little Cyclones win over Ankeny Centennial. He also went 2-0 in singles competition at the Boone Invitational Saturday.

Ames won the Boone Invitational with 189 points.

Jixiang Li

The Ames senior teamed with Derek Peng to win the No. 1 doubles match against Centennial's team of Jones and Joel Nelson with two 6-3 victories. Li also teamed with Peng to defeat Boone's Wyatt Johnson and Carson Seuntjens, 9-2, at the Boone Invitational.

Angelina Chen

Chen won the No. 3 singles match and also teamed with Katie Gu to win the No. 1 doubles match for the Ames girls tennis team during its win over Centennial.

Chen pulled off 6-1 and 6-2 victories over Centennial's Madison Price in the singles match. Chen joined up with Gu to down Centennial's team of Jenna Benkofsky and Ara Lofgren, rebounding from a 7-5 loss in the opening set with 6-4 and 1-0 (10-8) victories.

Suya Que

Que scored 6-1 and 6-3 victories over Centennial's Ara Lofgren in the No. 4 singles match between the Little Cyclones and Jaguars. She then joined up with Sophia Cordoba to win the No. 2 doubles match over Esther Guan and Madison Price with a pair of 6-2 victories.

Eden Lohrbach

Eden Lohrbach

Lohrbach, the defending individual girls golf champion in 3A, got her sophomore season off to a great start against ADM. Lohrbach shot a 39 to win medalist honors by five strokes over teammate Josie Dukes, who finished with a 44.

Kyler Clark

The Ames senior made five saves at keeper to help the Little Cyclone boys soccer team keep Norwalk off the board in their shootout victory over the Warriors April 5 at Norwalk.

Isabel Andreotti

The senior midfielder was the only player to get on the board for the Ames girls soccer team in losses to Bettendorf and Norwalk.

Andreotti scored one goal in each game as the Little Cyclones fell by respective scores of 8-1 and 6-1.

Sydney Lynch

Lynch pulled off a hat-trick for the Gilbert girls soccer team in its victory over Ballard. Lynch scored three goals and she also dished out one assist.

Owen Wirth

The Gilbert junior earned a hat-trick for the Gilbert boys in its dominant victory over Ballard April 4.

Wirth scored three goals in the victory.

Dylan Terry

Terry also delivered a hat-trick for the Gilbert boys in their triumph over Ballard. Terry scored three goals on the evening.

Mayzi Weig

Weig put two goals on the board for the No. 2 (1A) Nevada girls soccer team in its victory over CIU. Weig leads Nevada with three goals on the season.

Drew Robinson

Robinson had a big game for the Nevada boys soccer team in its victory over Boone Monday at Nevada. Robinson scored two goals and he also dished out a pair of assists for the Cubs.

Alexis Houge

Alexis Houge

Houge won three individual events and helped the Collins-Maxwell girls take second in a relay at the Spartan Earlybird Invitational co-ed track meet April 5 in Grundy Center.

Houge won the 100, 200 and 400-meter races and helped the Spartans take second in the 4x100 relay. Houge finished the 100 in 13.21 seconds, the 200 in 28.39 and the 400 in 1:03.78 and Collins-Maxwell ran the 4x100 in 54.46.

Houge's efforts helped Collins-Maxwell place second as a team with 122.5 points.

Claire Grandgenette

The Gilbert freshman won the girls' 200-meter dash and high jump at the Roland-Story Invitational.

Grandgenette clocked in at 29.13 seconds in the 200 and her best jump in the high jump was 4-8.

Will Bunn

Bunn brought home the long jump title for the Roland-Story boys track team at the Roland-Story Invitational Saturday.

Bunn, last year's third-place finisher at state in 2A, jumped 20 feet, 3.5 inches to beat teammate Nate Johnson by 9.25 inches for the victory.

Bunn also helped Roland-Story win the 4x100 and 4x200 relays in respective times of 43.90 and 1:32.13.

Kale Lande

Lande won the boys' open 400 and helped Roland-Story place first in the 4x400 relay. 

Lande finished the 400 in 52.65 to beat North Polk's Colton Manock by over two seconds for first. Roland-Story won the 4x400 in 3:36.79, edging Iowa Falls-Alden by less than a second for first.

Lauryn Kilstofte

The sophomore won the 800 at the Roland-Story Invitational. Kilstofte gave Roland-Story the win with a time of 2:33.16, beating South Hardin's Macy Engelson by 9.08 seconds for the gold.

Kilstofte also anchored the Roland-Story girls to a win in the distance medley. The Norse ran a 4:34.56 to beat South Hardin by 6.49 seconds for first.

Luke Huntrods

Huntrods won the boys' discus and placed third in the shot put for the Collins-Maxwell boys at the Spartan Earlybird Invitational.

Huntrods threw 131 feet even in the discus to win the event by 8-11. His best effort in the shot was 40-5.

Kenny Cutler

Kenny Cutler 

Cutler gave the Colo-NESCO boys a victory in the 400 hurdles at the Spartan Earlybird meet.

Cutler completed the race in 57.61 to beat Aplington-Parkersburg's Kaden Huttinger by 2.22 seconds for the gold. Culter also placed third in the 110 highs with a time of 18.09.