AMES, Iowa – Axton Miller of the OABCIG is a state champion.
Miller won the 2A men’s golf tournament at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames on Tuesday. Miller was one shot off the lead after Monday’s first round and settled in to play Tuesday’s hot round of 2 over par 73. He went even on the front nine and 2 over the back, but won by two shots over second place Luke Harwick of Beckman Catholic.
The runner-up from Odebolt-Arthur-Battle Creek-Ida Grove was the only competitor competing for his school, but the trip was worth it with the win.
Miller had four birdies, six bogeys and 12 pars on day two.
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley’s Drew Van Roekel is tied for fifth in the tournament at 7 points. Trey Van Roekel placed 20th for BHRV at 17+.
Western Christian had two golfers in the top 20. Caleb Douma is tied for 11th at 10 and Cole Feenstra is tied for 17th at 15.
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Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley and Western Christian are tied for fifth in the team standings with 67 points more as a team. Hudson won the tag team title at age 51 and older.
Akron-Westfield placed third as a team in the 1A Men’s Golf Tournament. The Westerners have finished 126 times, five strokes behind second place East Buchanan and 21 strokes behind champion Lake Mills.
Individually, Remsen St. Mary’s Mason Laven placed sixth at age 23 and Carter Wilken of Akron-Westfield placed seventh at age 24. Also in the top 10 was Emerson Pratt of Kingsley-Pierson, tied for eighth at age 25 and over.
Landyn Vossberg of Akron-Westfield placed 15th over 35 over two days.
MOC-Floyd Valley and Spencer wrapped up the state tournaments in the 3A meet on Tuesday. MOC-Floyd Valley tied for fifth (111 above) and Spencer ranked seventh at 120 above.
Jackson Van Den Bosch is tied for 13th at 18 for MOC-Floyd Valley and Kaden Miller is tied for 20th at 24 for Spencer.
Bishop Heelan 2, BHRV 0: The Bishop Heelan High School boys‘ football team advanced through the Class 2A post-season football tournament with a 2-0 win over Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley at Memorial Field on Monday.
“It’s always good in the playoffs when you can win and keep playing,” Crusaders coach Pat Herbst said. “We managed to score a few goals, but it wasn’t our best performance. We will give credit to (BHRV) for disrupting them in what we love to do.
Alex Gonzalez opened the scoring in the first half and Teddy Saltzman got the assist on the ice-breaking play.
Then Andres Gonzalez scored in the second half to make it 2-0, and Alex Suarez had the insurance game.
The Crusaders took 16 shots in the win.
They also had five corner kicks.
The Nighthawks had a tight chance with 5:30 left in the second half, as Brayan Gonzalez attempted a free kick from around the 25-yard line but went just right of goal.
Max Delaney made two saves.
“Our defense has played well all year,” Herbst said. “Our defense settled in and did what it’s been doing all season.”
With the win, the Crusaders advanced to the 2A-1 Substate Finals, with a game at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Spencer.
The Tigers advanced with a 4-0 win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton on the other side of the bracket.
The Tigers and Crusaders faced off earlier this month as the Tigers won 4-2 at Spencer.
“Spencer is a good team, and they have great coaches there,” Herbst said. “We were up there earlier in the year, and they had the best of it. We know what we are going to get into when we go up there.
East 3, Souls 2: David Ochoa scored the winning goal on Monday which sent the Black Raiders into the Class 3A semi-finals.
Ochoa also scored the equalizer in the second half.
Western Christian 3, Western Sioux 0: Three different Wolfpacks – Miles Baccam, Uchan Harberts and Ashtin Van’t Hul – scored in the playoff win over the Falcons.
The Wolfpack took 20 shots on goal.
Ty Van Essen made two saves.
Sioux Center 2, Christian Unity 0: Miguel Gonzalez and Oscar Marquez scored goals for the Warriors in the playoff win.
Jesus Lopez made a save.
Girls East 3, North 2: The Black Raiders advanced to Class 3A-Region 1 with the win.
Dakota Valley 10, Centerville 0: Isaac Bruns had three hits and two RBIs to lead Dakota Valley to a 10-0 win over Centerville in a Region 2B playoff game on Monday.
Tyler Schutte had two hits. Randy Rosenquist and Garrett Anderson added one hit and two RBIs each.
Beau Pollema struck out seven innings in five innings in the victory.
Dakota Valley 4, Good Man 3: Jake Pruchniak struck out 12 batters in a 4-3 complete game in Dakota Valley’s win over Bon Homme on Monday. The victory allowed Dakota Valley to enter the Class B state tournament in Sioux Falls next week.
Isaac Bruns and Brayden Major each had two hits. Randy Rosenquist hit a sacrifice fly to bring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh for Dakota Valley. Pruchniak and Brendan Barnett added one hit and one RBI each.
Alta Aurelia 15, Westwood 0: Warriors senior Preston McCoy was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and a home run. He also stole four bases in the win.
The Warriors pitching staff held the Rebels to a hit.
Storm Lake 1, Gehlen Catholic 0 (8): Tornadoes pitcher Jake Eddie struck out 11 in 7 2/3 innings. He limited the Jays to two hits.
Eddie also had the only hit in the game. It was a double.
Remsen St. Mary’s 13, Unity Christian 1: Hawks senior Carter Schorg struck out 12 in five innings Monday.
MVAOCOU 13, River Valley 1: Rams junior Tyler Ohlmeier was 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. He also stole three bases.
Kolby Scott also hit a two-pointer for MVAOCOU.
Adam Mitchell had eight strikeouts.
Harris-Lake Park 9, South O’Brien 5: Wolves had 13 hits, and only one of them was for extra bases.
Devin Meyer scored a brace for HLP. Austin Gilmore, Tyce Gunderson and Javen Baumgarn each completed two runs.
Wolverines senior Brock Riedemann was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
MMCRU 11, Christian Trinity 0: The Royals scored six runs in the fourth inning.
Preston Astidias hit in three runs, while Branden Whited had two including a double.
Carson Pick struck out 10 in five innings.
MOC-Floyd Valley 11, Okoboji 1: The Dutch opened the game with a 9-0 lead after three sets.
Carson Jager had four points in the victory.
Akron-Westfield 3, Hinton 2: Ciara Barron had two hits and an RBI for the Westerners in Monday’s season opener.
Blackhawks senior Madison Goosmann had two hits.
Spirit Lake 10, River Valley 0: The Indians scored their 10 runs through the first four innings.
Indians senior Irishman Knutson had three RBIs with two hits and a double.
Spirit Lake’s Carlie Jo Ahrenstorff and Taylor Schneider hit doubles.
Morgan Fine held the Wolverines to four hits in five innings.
South O’Brien 4, Harris-Lake Park 3: The Wolverines led 4-1 after five innings.
The Wolverines had four hits, including doubles from Grace Fuhrman and Maddie Johnson.
Annika Jenness had two RBIs.
Fuhrman also had 17 strikeouts.
MMCRU 9, Christian Trinity 2: Taylor Harpenau had three hits in the season opener. The Royals scored six runs in the second inning.
Mya Holmes hit a home run in the win.
Ava Brummel had two hits for the Tigers.
Remsen St. Mary’s 9, Unity Christian 0: The Hawks had multiple innings in four of seven innings.
Claire Schroeder had a three-hitter game and she scored three runs.
Mya Bunkers hit three-pointers and she stole three bases.
Marina Cronin hit seven knights.
Cassady Dekkers had two hits for Unity.
The Hawks have won seven straight games against the Knights.
Kingsley-Pierson 13, MVAOCOU 11: The Panthers scored five times in the third and fifth innings Monday.
Jaya Phillips had two hits for the Panthers. MaKenna Bowman hit a home run.
Makia Smith, Sidney Trucke and Jordan Mahrt each had two hits for the Rams.
West Monona 4, Lewis Central 0: Spartans rookie Sophia Woodward had two hits and three interceptions in Monday’s win.
Brooklyn Pekarek had a home run and three RBIs.