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PAGE 2 B Sports THE KALONA NEWS, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017 MID--PRAIRIE GOLF By Jeff Yoder Sports Editor WEST LIBERTY Freshman Noah Schlabaugh led Mid-Prairie to a sixth-place finish at the ll-team West Lib- erty Invitational on TUesday, April 25 at the West Liberty Golf and Country Club. "I was pleased with the over- all result," Mid-Prairie coach Kelby Bender said. "We shot our low 18.hole team score of the season and were only six strokes behind third." Schlabaugh finished 10th individually out of 65 golfers with steady nine-hole rounds of 43 and 43. "He has been playing really steady and did so again," Bend- er said. Ryan Slaubaugh shot a 43 on the front nine and finished with an 89. No one else shot under 47 on the first nine holes as the Golden Hawks were tied with North Cedar for sixth. Collin Gingerich finished with 93 strokes after shooting a 42 on the back nine. "With our next three guys struggling on the front nine, we needed one of them to fight back and post a good score on the back nine," Bender said. "Collin Gingerich did that and posted our lowest nine hole score of the day." The Golden hawks pulled away from North Cedar and cut the eight stroke lead of fifth- place Durant in half. "I was proud of the effort," Bender said. ' fter nine holes it looked like we might have a tough time cracking the top half. "They didn't let the struggles bother them. They kept after it and found a way to get around the course and post a good score." Michael Callahan rounded out the Golden Hawk scoring with two rounds of 47 to finish with 94 strokes. Duncan McCain shot a 47 on the back nine to finish with 97, Ryan Smit had 49 strokes on his first nine holes on the way to a score of 100. The Golden Hawks were scheduled to return to the West Liberty course on Monday, May 1, but poor weather postponed the meet to Thursday, May 4. Ryan Slaubaugh watches his ball land on Jcf'f Yodcr/Kalona News the fourth green in West Liberty on Tuesday. LONE TREE GOLF By Jeff Yoder Sports Editor NORTH ENGLISH Payton Lorack shot the best round of his career as the Lone Tree boys golf team finished with a season-low total of 217 strokes in a triangular at Knoll Ridge Country Club in North English on Thursday, April 27. "Knoll Ridge is quite a hilly course, but the boys seemed to do well with it," Lone Tree coach Courtney Sorensen said. "We have been practicing out.of, different areas on our, course to anticipate bad shots and things like that so the boys can get lower scores. The boys have really impressed me with their consistency and getting a lower score at each meet." The Lions finished just 12 strokes behind second place Montezuma. Host English Val- leys won the meet with 176 strokes, led by meet medalist Will Tapken with 42. Lorack's round included a par on hole one, four bogeys and three double bogeys. He finished tied for sixth among the 15 varsity golfers. "I was super proud Of Payton at this meet, it is his first time getting below a 50 in a meet," Sorensen said. '1~,ny golfer that works on their game 6utside of the regular season is going to see big improvements during Jake Bourgeois/Kalona News Payton Lorack chips the ball onto the green at a meet in Kalona earlier in the season. the regular season and Payton just 13 behind Montezuma. Lexi Shayna Burr had 65. Abby does this." Miller of English Valleys was Buckman rounded out the scor- Lorack and Cory Krueger the meet medalist with a score ing with a round of 69. Shelby completed each hole in seven of 52, leading the Bears to a Jones fmishedwith a score of 79. strokes or less. Krueger fin- first-place finish of 219. ished with a 55. Josh Mills Milder had the seventh best WINFIELD bounced back from a tough scoreoutof the 15participants Shayna Burr and Lizzie day to finish with 56 strokes, with 61 strokes. Edens led the Lone Tree girls including just three on the par- "Molly always golfs with agolf team with scores in the 50s three eighth hole. pleasant attitude," Sorensen as the Lady Lions finished with Parker Hester finished with said. "Her group that she golfs a season-low stroke total in a 86, while Caleb Yoder had 78 with on any given day seems to 204-248 loss to Winfield-Mount strokes for the Lions JV. enjoy their time. She continues Union at Twin Lakes Country Molly Milder and Lizzie to hit longer distances and with Club on Wednesday, April 26. Edens led the Lady Lions to a more accuracy at each meet." It was the first time the Lone third place fmish of 257 strokes, Edens finished with 62 andTree girls were able to produce a team score since a 163-269 loss to Louisa-Muscatine at Cedar- crest Country Club. Burr led Lone Tree with a round of 56, highlighted by a three-stroke finish on the par- three first hole. Edens had three holes at just one over par, ffmishing with 57 strokes. Molly Milder shot a 66 and Shelby Jones finished with 69 strokes to round out the scor- ing. Abby Buckman finished with 79 strokes, and had a team-low five strokes on the par-three eighth hole along with Burr and Milder. Sophie Kongable was the meet medalist, leading the Lady Wolves with a score of 38. Payton Lorack and Cory Krueger had the low scores for the Lions in a 174-248 loss to the WMU boys' team. WMU's Kaleb Haggle was the meet medalist with a score of 37. Lorack shot par on the par-five second hole and the par-four fourth in a 55-stroke round. Krueger was the only member of the team to com- plete each hole in eight strokes or less on the afternoon for a total of 59 strokes. Aaron Slaughter shot a round of 65 and Curtis Patter- son's nine-hole total of 69 was also included in the team score. Josh Mills finished with a total of 73 strokes. I'DGHLAND SOCCER By Jeff Yoder Sports Editor RIVERSIDE The Huskies had allowed at least two goals in the first half of each of their first seven games, but on Tuesday, April 25, the team was in a scoreless tie with Central Lee when the horn sounded. Five minutes into the second period, Jordan Sosa brought the ball up the left side of the field and crossed the ball into the box where Cullen Klebe was waiting. Sosa took Klebe's pass and gave Highland its first lead of the season. "Jordan crashed like he was supposed to," Klebe said. "We've been waiting for that all season, we've needed to crash like that, finally it happened and it felt really great." Playing with a short bench, the tired Huskies allowed the equalizing goal with under six minutes remaining and after two overtime periods, lost 5-4 in the second round of penalty kicks. "I was proud of them today, they went two overtimes and the PKs," coach Tony Castil- lo said. "I told them that I'm proud of their effort. They gave their effort today and I was real happy with it." The shootout was a new situ- Jcf'f odcr/Kalona News David Ramos successfully converts the Huskies' first penalty kick of Tuesday's shootout. ation for the Huskies. so we threw David Ramos outwhere he wants it." "Things didn't go our way there. He's calm and collected, Ramos put the ball just inside tonight, but I was pretty happy never flustered. It calmed ev- the post, past the outstretched with the way they approached erybody down. He's very good arms of the Hawks' goalie. the situation," Castillo said. with his leg and he's probably Highland fell behind after miss- "Nobody wanted to go first, " our best player at placing it ing two shots, but two saves from Tyler Striegel forced the second round. Central Lee won the game on its seventh at- tempt. The Huskies didn't have many chances in the first half, but came ou( of halftime with the wind at their backs and at- tacked the goal early in the sec- ond half. "I was getting on them, that it took them about a half to get going," coach Castillo said. "Right before the half they started to come around. They picked it up, and in the second half they came out swinging. "Not a lot of bench, so they got tired in the middle there. One mistake and they scored." The Hawks didn't have many chances through the first 65 minutes of play. A Central Lee forward got behind the Huskie defense with 12 minutes re- maining, but a clutch save by Striegel kept the game tied. After Central Lee scored, the tired Huskies managed to hold off the energized Hawks for the final five minutes of regu- lation and both overtimes, but couldn't capitalize on opportu- nities. The Huskies followed up the double overtime affair with a 10-0 loss at Columbus on Thurs- day. Senior Eric Cantarero scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season as the Wild- cats improved to 5-3 for the sea- son.