Middle school sports
SHENANDOAH — A tall, talented Shenandoah eighth-grade boys team defeated Creston Tuesday, 39-27.
The Panthers trailed 15-13 after one quarter, but got outscored 13-2 in the second quarter. The teams played even at 12-12 in the second half. Cody Crawford led Creston with nine points.
“Their height hurt us inside offensively and defensively,” coach Mike McCabe said. “I was really pleased with the effort.”
Creston won the B game, 30-19. Ben Irr had nine points.
“We were able to play a whole game, which was a great experience for the guys,” McCabe said.
Creston (27) — Cody Crawford 9, Seth Thompson 7, Kyle Somers 4, Quinton Scadden 4, Gavin Woods 2, Will Gordon 1.
Creston B (30) — Ben Irr 9, Landon Guhse 4, Tyler Downey 4, Michael Stults 3, Dawson Smith 2, Will Gordon 2, Brenden McDowell 2, Quinton Scadden 2.
Shenandoah B (19).
SHENANDOAH — Creston rolled 62-24 over Shenandoah in seventh-grade boys basketball Tuesday. Dustin Merritt and Jacob Cook each scored 12 points in a balanced Creston attack.
“We were able to start fast, leading 23-4 and 34-8 at the half,” coach Todd Jacobson said. “There was improvement on the offensive end with our transition and half-court execution. We will have to improve in our man defense when we play the better teams the rest of the season.”
Shenandoah won the B game, 30-24. Dalton Bierle had six points and eight steals, and Cody Wagner contributed seven points and 11 rebounds.
“We were able to play a full game with basically five guys,” Jacobson said. “They played hard and we had a chance to tie it in the end, but had some key turnovers that Shenandoah turned into points to pull away in the final seconds.”
Creston (62) — Dustin Merritt 12, Jacob Cook 12, Evan Jacobson 10, Cole Higgins 10, Jaden Driskell 9, Tuck Flynn 7, Gavin Sickels 2. Rebounds — Flynn 8. Steals — Jacobson 6. Blocks — Flynn 4.
Shenandoah (24) — Dustin Lembrick 11.
Creston B (24) — Cody Wagner 7, Dalton Bierle 6, Randall Pingree 5, Ethan Anderson 2, Jacob Cook 2, Royce Bernard 2. Rebounds — Wagner 11. Steals — Bierle 8. Assists — Bierle 4.
Shenandoah B (30).
Shenandoah eighth-grade girls outscored Creston here Tuesday, 27-16.
Cammy Rutherford led Creston with eight points and three rebounds. Madison Callahan had four points and four rebounds, along with two steals.
In a battle of post players, Logan Ehlers of Shenandoah countered Rutherford with nine points.
Creston trailed 7-2 early but played even in the second quarter. A 9-5 third quarter put the Fillies in control, 19-9.
“We got down early,” coach Anthony Donahoo said, “but the girls showed toughness and fought back hard in the second half.”
Shenandoah won the B game, 11-3. Cydney Seley made a 3-pointer for Creston and Jordan Bloodgood had two steals.
Creston (16) — Cammy Rutherford 8, Madison Callahan 4, Kristy Powers 2, Leah Schuler 2. Rebounds — Callahan 4, Rutherford 3, Kristy Powers 2. Steals — Rutherford 2, Callahan 2, Cydney Seley 1, Kristy Powers 1, Rachel Shepherd 1.
Shenandoah (27) — Logan Ehlers 9, Madeline Pritchett 8, McKaya O’Neil 6, Chelsey Bright 2, Caroline Ritchey 2.
Creston B (3) — Cydney Seley 3. Rebounds — Kristy Powers 2. Steals — Jordan Bloodgood 2, Logan Pettit 1, Alexus Larkin 1.
Shenandoah B (11) — Kayla Stogdill 6, Logan Ehler 3, Kylee Connell 2.
Creston seventh-grade girls gained their first victory of the season Tuesday in convincing fashion, 29-10.
Chloe Hagle scored 20 points for Creston, which led 14-6 at halftime. The Panther defense held the Fillies scoreless in the third quarter in moving ahead, 25-6.
“Great job. The girls played good defense,” said coach Jim Hyde. “It’s amazing what a win heals.”
Creston also won the B game, 8-5, as Sophia Groumoutis scored six points.
Creston (29) — Chloe Hagle 20, Kendra Stewart 4, Cayla Maitlen 3, Breanna Wallace 2.
Shenandoah (10) — Karmyn Pickens 4, Jessica Jackson 2, Marie Sauvain 2, Mikayla Adkins 2.
Creston B (8) — Sophia Groumoutis 6, Kiersten Latham 2.
Shenandoah B (5) — Magi Jones 2, Cheyanne Green 2, Jasilyn Roop 1.
CLARINDA — Creston/O-M won 17 matches and lost seven in action Tuesday against Clarinda and Central Decatur.
In team scoring, Creston/O-M came out ahead of Clarinda, 68-30, and ended in front of Central Decatur, 21-11.
One of the coaches for Central Decatur was former Creston/O-M wrestler Kyle Ramaeker.
Kelby Luther (Cr) dec. Wyatt Dale (CD), 6-1; Brodee Means (Clar) pinned Conner Callison (Cr); Jacob Goodson (Cr) major dec. Noah Donahue (Clar), 12-0; Austin Jerome (Clar) pinned Lawson Vanderflute (CD), 1:50; Trevor Marlin (Cr) tech fall Jayden Morris (Clar), 19-4 (3:48); Brody Frain (Cr) dec. Dakota Foster (Clar), 7-1; Kadon Hulett (Cr) pinned Trace Carson (CD), 1:07.
Jackson Mikkelsen (Cr) major dec. Marcus Middleton (Clar), 14-3; Keaton Eslinger (Cr) pinned Clayton Carson (Clar), :49; Kelby Luther (Cr) pinned Brodee Means (Clar), :42; Wyatt Dale (CD) pinned Conner Callison (Cr); Jacob Goodson (Cr) pinned Craig Beavers (CD), :50; Trey Cheers (Cr) pinned Lawson Vanderflute (CD), :26; Brad Boyer (Cr) pinned Jayden Morris (Clar), 1:11; Dakota Foster (Clar) pinned Mason Kinsella (Cr).
Kolten Phelps (Cr) major dec. Dallas Latham (Clar), 13-0; Kolby Tomas (Cr) pinned Marcus Middleton (Clar), 2:55; Clayton Carson (Clar) pinned Seth Steinback (Cr); Austin Jerome (Clar) pinned Trey Cheers (Cr); Dakota Foster (Clar) pinned Trevor Marlin (Cr); Emerson Richardson (CD) dec. Mason Kinsella (Cr), 13-9; Kolby Tomas (Cr) pinned Clayton Carson (Clar), 1:29; Brad Boyer (Cr) pinned Austin Jerome (Clar), 1:51; Trey Cheers (Cr) by injury default over Jayden Morris (Clar); Trevor Marlin (Cr) pinned Lawson Vanderflute (CD).