New Hampton 3, Charles City 1
The New Hampton Volleyball team is gleaming this morning. Not only did the Chickasaws beat their rival, but they’re now 10-0.
Last night the Chickasaws took down the Charles City Comets in four sets: 25-16, 23-25, 25-14 and 25-16. Rachel Rinken had 15 kills, Maddi Moorman added 10, Ashlynn Tank and Kerigan Tenge both served up nine. New Hampton added 12 aces to the thumping and hit .311. The undefeated Chickasaws compete in the Crestwood tournament on Saturday.
As for the Comets, they fall to 2-3 on the season and face Clear Lake and Mason City tomorrow night. You can hear both triangular games tomorrow night starting at 4:45 on your radio, online, or download the 95.9 KCHA moible app.
St. Ansgar 3, North Butler 2
The North Butler Bearcats and the St. Ansgar Saints went the distance last night. St. Ansgar came out on top 3-2. Blayne Koster led the Saints with 12 kills and Jaydn Anderson added five.
The Saints are 2-5 in 2018 and they host West Fork next Tuesday.
North Butler drops to 5-6 and hosts Osage Thursday.
Rockford 3, Northwood-Kensett 2
The Rockford Warriors notch their first win of the season, sweeping Northwood-Kensett last night. Kayla Carrol and Jamie Schuster combined for 23 of the 32 kills for the Warriors. The Warriors had the block party out in full force stuffing Northwood-Kensett 15 times.
Rockford hosts Mason City Newman on Thursday.
Games not yet scored:
Sumner-Fredericksburg vs Applington Parkersburg
Nashua Plainfield vs Central Springs
Iowa started slow, but came on in the second half to win their opener with Northern Illinois 33-7 Saturday. Hawkeye coach Kirk Ferentz says the effort shown by the team carried it through.
Ferentz says he especially happy with the way the newcomers responded.
He says they had a lot of young guys who got to play in live action and hopefully they will take confidence from the experience and be better as they move forward into the schedule. In-state rival Iowa State is up next, and Ferentz says they will have to give the same hard effort this week.
Ferentz says the Hawkeyes have 12 starters who are Iowa natives.
Iowa will host the Cyclone team which played only 4:05 of the opening quarter before their game was suspended and then canceled due to severe weather.
Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell says having the season opener canceled by weather just a few minutes into the game was not the ideal situation — be he thinks it wasn’t a total loss.
The game was stopped by lightening 4:05 in with the Cyclones leading 7-0, and then eventually canceled. Campbell isn’t sure if the cancellation will hurt any one area of the team more that another as they prepare this week for in-state rival Iowa.
He says they missed making those adjustments, in the game and those are the things teams want to do because that’s what defines them. Campbell was asked about the canceled game will serving as a whole game for the players who were suspended for the season opener.
Any stats from the canceled game do not count and Iowa State travels to Iowa City for Saturday’s game with a 0-0 record.