Sports briefs

Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 12:34 a.m. CDT


BOONE — DMACC shortstop Katlin Briley of Creston was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association NJCAA Division II All-American Softball team.

DMACC freshman catcher Marissa Graslewicz was named to the first team along with Kirkwood outfielder Chasney Jenkins. Graslewicz and Briley led DMACC to a third-place finish in the national tournament. Briley was earlier named to the NJCAA All-America second team.

Joining Briley on the second team are Iowa Central’s NiCole Dobernecker and Kirkwood’s Natalie Clark.

State tennis

IOWA CITY — Waterloo Columbus edged Red Oak 5-4 in the championship round of girls state team tennis Saturday.

In Class 1A singles finals Friday, Haley Resnick of Davenport Assumption defeated Red Oak’s Kate Walker 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 in the finals. Paige Vannausdle of Red Oak won the fifth-place match over Emily Ahlers of Le Mars, 6-4, 6-3.

In doubles play, the Camanche team of Lindsey Grams and Kylie Vogel that beat Creston/O-M’s Audrey Fyock and Jenna Taylor in the quarterfinals was defeated by Caroline Ott and Elizabeth Ott of Dubuque Wahlert in the finals, 6-3, 6-4.

In the third place match, Lindsay McManus and Lauren McManus of Waterloo Columbus beat Red Oak’s Erica Sherman and Grace Blomstedt, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (2).


IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Jake Yacinich was selected in the eighth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Friday by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The shortstop was the 239th overall pick.

Jake is the grandson of Lou Yacanich, predecessor of Bill Krejci as SWCC head baseball coach before coaching baseball at Grand View College for many years. His father, Pat and uncle Lou Yacanich Jr. also lived in Creston.

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