Nevada Journal sports round-up: Cutler wins 400 hurdles for Colo-NESCO boys at BCLUW

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Nevada's anchor runner Tori Meinecke finishes the distance medley relay in the Norsemen Relays at Roland-Story High School football field Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Story City, Iowa

The Nevada girls tennis team picked up its first victory of the season, the Cub girls track team had a strong showing in the open 800 at the Norsemen Relays and Colo-NESCO's Kenny Cutler won another 400 hurdles race in boys track this past week.

The Nevada girls tennis team defeated Saydel by a 6-5 score April 19 in Nevada to go to 1-2 on the season. The Cubs received singles victories from Katelyn Khounsourath, Emma DePenning, Paige Handsaker and Meagan McGaffin and they also won the Nos. 2 and 5 doubles matches.

Khounsourath won the No. 2 singles match over Saydel's 9-7 score. DePenning defeated Madison Rogers by an 8-3 margin in the No. 3 match, Handsaker scored an 8-3 win over McKayla Wood in the No. 4 match and McGaffin won the No. 6 match over Jaden Tennant, 8-5.

DePenning and Handsaker took the No. 2 doubles match over Rogers and Wood by an 8-1 score. Chloe Petersen and Elizabeth Lopez scored an 8-5 win over Sophia Lund and Sami Nicolet in the No. 6 match.

Nevada finished fourth at the Grinnell Invitational Monday with 60 points. Ballard won with 142.

Khounsourath defeated Grinnell's Nina Walton by a 10-1 score in the No. 2 singles position.

Meinecke, Vanderheyden run well for Nevada girls at Norsemen Relays

Tori Meinecke and Ava Vanderheyden both ran strong individual 800-meter races for Nevada at the Norsemen Relays April 21 in Story City.

Meinecke placed third in a time of two minutes, 39.63 seconds. Vanderheyden was right behind her in fourth with a 2:39.78 showing.

Gilbert's Clare Stahr won the event in 2:31.93.

Both runners also stepped up to help Nevada place second in the distance medley relay. Kylie Taylor and Stefany Riera Ramones ran the two 200 legs, Vanderheyden took the 400 and Meinecke the 800 as they finished in 4:42.60 to trail only North Polk's 4:38.96.

Nevada's Stefany Riera Ramones (right) and Ava Vanderheyden exchange baton during the distance medley relay in the Norsemen Relays at Roland-Story High School football field Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Story City, Iowa.

Abigail French added a fourth-place finish in the high jump with a jump of 4-8. Taylor, Lily Goos, Avery Hinson and Riera Ramones placed fifth in the 4x200 with a time of 1:56.40.

Nevada placed 10th in the team standings with 41 points. Bondurant-Farrar won with 138.

Cub boys pick up three bronze medals at Madrid

The Nevada boys track team earned three bronze medals at the Madrid Invitational April 19 in Madrid.

Lucas Mills, Will Bauman, Ian Thomas and Noah Neus ran a 9:07.09 in the 4x800 to place third. Central Decatur won in 8:55.91 and Winterset was second in 9:03.08.

Carter Holland and Nick Frideres finished third and fourth respectively in the open 800. Holland clocked in at 2:12.22 and Frideres 2:13.95.

Earlham's Jayden Dickson won the 800 in 2:02.99.

Caleb Kooiker placed third in the open 200 with a time of 24.73. Earlham's Darrell Matchem won in 24.02 and Madrid's Matt Fuller was second in 24.06.

Nevada's sprint medley team of Cael Franzen, Neus, James Edwards and Caleb Kooiker finished fourth in 1:42.35. Franzen, Neus, Rowan Steele and Frank Engstrom placed fifth in the distance medley with a time of 4:21.03.

Cutler wins 400 hurdles at two meets

Colo-NESCO's Kenny Cutler won the 400 hurdles at both the Bill Miller Invitational in Van Meter April 19 and the Les Penick Relays in Conrad Thursday.

Cutler ran a 56.62 at the Miller Invite to beat the 57.16 by Van Meter's Adyn Netten for the win. At the Penick Relays he clocked in at 57.35 to edge the 58-flat effort by Aplington-Parkersburg's Kaden Huttinger.

On Friday Cutler placed second in the event. He ran a 57.86 to come in behind the 55.74 by Iowa Falls-Alden's Jaden Damiano. 

Nevada boys place second at WM Invite

The Nevada boys golf team took second at the West Marshall Invitational April 21 at the Lincoln Valley Golf Course in State Center.

The Cubs shot a 320 over 18 holes to finish just one stroke behind Bondurant-Farrar's winning score of 319 among nine competing teams.

Kyle Kingsbury placed third for Nevada with a 78. Boone's Layden Losh was medalist with a 76 and Bondurant-Farrar's Tyler Harms beat out Kingsbury for medalist runner-up after also shooting a 78.

William Carsrud and Christian Hawbaker both carded a 79 as they finished in a four-way tie for fourth. Carter Beving tied for 14th with an 84.

Colo-NESCO's Austin Hennick also carded an 84 in tying Beving for 14th. The Royals took eighth as a team with a 400.

The Nevada boys also took on Ballard at the Indian Creek Country Club in Nevada Saturday. The Cubs fell by a 163-180 score in nine holes.

Kingsbury led Nevada at its home dual with a 44 in tying Ballard's Jacob Ihle for fourth. Hawbaker and Easton Gray tied for sixth with a 45 and Carsrud took eighth with a 46.

Ballard's Mason Gatchel was medalist with a 39.

Cub girls win Nevada Invitational

The Nevada girls golf team won the Nevada Invitational Saturday at the Indian Creek Country Club.

The Cubs shot a 217 to beat Ballard by 15 strokes for first. 

The Cubs finished sixth at the West Marshall Invitational April 19 at the Lincoln Valley Golf Course with a score of 407. Grundy Center won with a 369.

No Nevada stats were available for either meet.

Nevada wins three in girls soccer

The Nevada girls soccer team snapped a four-game losing streak with victories over Omaha West (Neb.) and Bellevue West (Neb.) at Saturday's Border Battle at the Gale Wickersham Athletic Complex in Council Bluffs.

The Cubs beat Omaha West by a 10-0 score and they won a 1-0 thriller over Bellevue West.

Nevada also pounded Perry by a 10-0 margin Monday at Perry. The win put the Cubs at 7-4.

No stats were available for the games at press time.