Sports round-up: Nevada boys soccer team gets three victories

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Bridget Cahill placed sixth individually for the Nevada girls golf team at the Gilbet Co-Ed Invitational Friday at the Ames Golf and Country Club.

The Nevada boys soccer team ran its winning streak to three games, the Cub boys golf team had a productive second day at the Pella Invitational and Caeden DaSilva continued to stand out for the Cub boys track team last week.

The Nevada boys soccer team went to 4-2 on the season after defeating Newton in a 3-2 battle April 11 then blanking both Prairie City-Monroe (5-0) on April 12 and North Polk (4-0) Friday. All three games were played in Nevada.

In the win over Newton Drew Robinson had 1 goal and assist apiece and Sam Betting and Caden Weber each scored 1 goal for the Cubs. Jackson Reid, Kent Sponseller, Edgar Cabrera and Ty Dittmer were each credited with having a hand in an assist and keeper Owen Freeman made 6 saves.

In the victory over PCM Sponseller delivered a hat-trick with 3 goals. Robinson and Carson Rhodes each scored 1 goal, Betting, Cabrera and Keegan Jones each dished out an assist and Freeman made 2 saves.

Robinson scored 2 goals to lead Nevada past Newton. Cabrera and Rhodes each added 1 goal and Freeman made 4 saves.

Cub girls fall to three ranked teams

The fourth-ranked (Class 1A) Nevada girls had a rough week with three losses to ranked 2A teams.

The Cub girls fell to No. 15 Ballard in a 3-2 overtime battle April 11 at Nevada. They suffered back-to-back 1-0 losses at the hands of No. 6 North Polk Friday and No. 12 ADM Monday in falling to 4-3 on the season.

Melanie Khounsourath and Graci Schiller each scored an unassisted goal for Nevada in the loss to Ballard. Maddie Dunham made 7 saves at keeper.

Statistics for the North Polk and ADM games were not available at press time.

Cub boys golf team places fourth on second day of Pella Invite

The Nevada boys golf team took ninth on the opening day of the Pella Invitational at the Bos Landen Golf Course in Pella Friday. But the Cubs upped their game the second day, taking fourth.

Nevada shot a 331 over 18 holes Saturday after carding a 379 Friday to finish with an overall score of 710 over 36 holes.

Kyle Kingsbury finished with rounds of 96 and 79, tying for seventh place on the second day. Christian Hawbaker shot a 99 and an 83, Karter Beving an 84 and a 96, William Carsrud an 85 and an 88, Dylan Fritz a 106 and a 109 and Aiden Williamson a 109 and a 111.

 Nevada also placed fourth at the Bondurant-Farrar Invitational April 11 at the Terrace Hills Golf Course. The Cubs shot a 352 over 18 holes. Hawbaker placed eighth with an 80 and Kingsbury tied for ninth with an 81.

Nevada girls take second at Gilbert

The Nevada girls golf team placed second out of three teams at the Gilbert co-ed meet Friday at the Ames Golf and Country Club.

The Cubs shot a 217 over nine holes. Gilbert easily won with a 167 and North Polk placed third with a 224.

Bridget Cahill placed sixth overall and Olivia Axmear was seventh after they each shot a 51 to lead the Cub girls. McKinley Spaid carded a 56 and Mary Hensley a 59 to round out the scoring for Nevada.

Maycin Sansgaard tallied a 65 and Reagan Schmidt a 66 as the other Cub varsity golfers competing at the meet.

Cubs fall to Grundy Center in girls tennis

The Nevada girls tennis team fell to 0-2 with a 9-2 loss to Grundy Center April 12 in Nevada.

Both Cub wins came in doubles play. 

Meagan McGaffin and Allie Dittmer defeated Grundy Center's Juliana Corbett and Brooke Peterson in the No. 3 doubles match, 9-8 (7-3). 

Harper Schnettgoecke and Chloe Peterson dominated the No. 5 doubles match for Nevada with an 8-2 victory over Grundy Center's Katie Sthal and Cadance Schroer.

Caeden DaSilva

DaSilva wins three events at Norwalk

DaSilva won the open 100 and 200-meter races and anchored the Nevada boys to a win in the 4x200 at the Norwalk Co-Ed Invitational April 11.

DaSilva ran an 11.44 to edge the 11.46 by Newton's Nate Maki for first in the 100. He dominated the 200 race, clocking in at 22.42 to easily beat the 23.07 by Dallas Center-Grimes' Gavin Todd.

In the 4x200 Nevada won in 1:33.01. South Tama was a close second in 1:33.22. Billy Gibbons, Caleb Kooiker and James Edwards ran the other three legs for Nevada.

As a team the Cub boys placed eighth with 44.5 points. Norwalk scored 126 to edge North Polk's 121 for first.

The Nevada girls took ninth with 23.5 points. Norwalk edged DCG 133.5 to 132 for the girls' team championship.

The Cub girls' sprint medley relay team of Cinamon Hazlitt, Hallee Schadt, Avery Hinson and Ava Vanderheyden took fifth in 2:04.52. Vanderheyden turned in the top individual performance for the Cub girls by placing sixth in the 800 with a time of 2:39.09.

Colo-NESCO boys place seventh at Baxter

The Colo-NESCO boys track team took seventh at the Bolt Invitational in Baxter April 11 with 40 points.

Kenny Cutler won the 400 hurdles by 2.31 seconds for the Royals with a time of 58.07. Andrew Tschantz placed third in the open 800 with a 2:12.08 showing and fifth in the 400 with a time of 55.04, Trenton Beard was third in the shot put with a toss of 40-0.5.

Colo-NESCO also placed second in the 4x400 with a time of 3:41.24 and sprint medley with a 1:42.99 effort.