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Tue
19
Jan

Trojans edge Bulldogs 47-45


With nine points, Lakota Morrissey was the Bulldogs’ top scorer against Turkey Valley. She also picked up five rebounds, two steals and an assist in the 47-45 loss. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Brooklynn Moon and the MFL MarMac defense held Turkey Valley to just a 26.8 field goal percentage, but the Trojans made up for it on the free throw line, making 24 of 36 attempts.

Kayden Gillitzer contributed five points in the Bulldogs’ Jan. 12 loss.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

Turkey Valley edged MFL MarMac 47-45 in a key Upper Iowa Conference girls basketball match-up Jan. 12. The loss was the Bulldogs’ second in a row and dropped them to 7-2 in the conference and 8-4 overall. 

The night started well for MFL MarMac, with a 9-1 run in the game’s opening minutes. Turkey Valley bounced back quickly, though, trimming the Bulldog lead to 11-9 after the first quarter and pulling ahead 19-15 by halftime.

Tue
19
Jan

Central winless at South Winn duals

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central wrestling team endured a tough dual event at South Winneshiek last week, suffering three defeats. 

According to coach Joe Koehn, one of the issues plaguing the team was basic strength. 

“Strength is a big thing; technique is going to take you further, but once you get to see those good teams, then strength plays a key factor in competing. We lift twice a week during the season, but the biggest part of that is gained in the off season,” he said. 

Tue
12
Jan

MFL MarMac's winning streak snapped


Carver Blietz-Bentien contributed four points and a team-high seven rebounds in the Bulldogs’ 48-44 loss to Clayton Ridge on Jan. 5. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Max Havlicek puts up a contested shot in last week’s match-up with the Eagles.

Cayden Ball assesses the Clayton Ridge defense in last week’s loss. He had a team-high 17 points in the game.

Wyatt Powell attempts a three-pointer.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac boys basketball team entered play last week on a three-game winning streak, but failed to keep the momentum alive in losses to Clayton Ridge and North Fayette Valley.

The 48-44 loss to Clayton Ridge on Jan. 5 was especially tough. The Bulldogs raced ahead 17-4 in the first quarter and maintained a 25-13 lead into halftime. But the Eagles came roaring back in the third period, using a 20-6 run to edge ahead 33-31. They continued to hold the Bulldogs off in the fourth, winning by four points.

Tue
12
Jan

Bulldogs remain perfect in duals

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac wrestling team remains perfect in duals this season with four more wins at the Upper Iowa Conference Duals at Riceville on Jan. 7. 

The night started with a 72-10 win over Clayton Ridge, which included 12 Bulldog victories due to forfeit. Koal Klenk lost his 106-pound match by 12-3 major decision and Nolan Lerch was pinned at 195 pounds.

Tue
12
Jan

Warrior wrestling is still a work in progress

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

It was a busy week for the Central wrestling program, with a girls meet at Anamosa, a dual at Riceville and hosting the Central Invitational. 

The girls took center stage at Anamosa, as Maria Medberry and Rebecca Suhr represented the school well. Medberry placed second in the 139-pound bracket, going 2-1 with two falls, and Suhr placed third at 147 pounds, going 1-2 with one fall. 

One of Medberry’s falls took only 12 seconds over Addison Juhl from Waverly-Shell Rock and Suhr’s lone fall came in a swift 20 seconds over Corrigan Wilson from Marion.

Tue
12
Jan

Central girls basketball team back to its winning ways


Haley Frieden dribbles around an Ed-Co defender in Central’s 58-52 victory last week.

Delaney Scherf shoots a free throw against Ed-Co. She had 14 points in the Central win.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central girls basketball team returned to its winning ways after the holiday break, defeating Edgewood-Colesburg 58-52 and routing Postville 55-27 this past week. 

The team showed a little vacation rust in the first half against Ed-Co, trailing 28-21 before cutting into the lead coming out of halftime. The Warriors eventually took the lead in the fourth period and never let it go. 

Tue
12
Jan

North Fayette Valley hands Bulldogs their first conference loss


Ashley Shaw had a big night off the bench against Clayton Ridge, contributing 10 points. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Mackenzy Ruff and the Bulldog defense held off the Eagles for a 14-point win on Jan. 5.

In the Jan. 5 win over Clayton Ridge, Riley Moreland had yet another double-double for MFL MarMac, with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Hannah Bogdonovich flips a pass to teammate Ashley Shaw.

Carlie Jones works her way past some Clayton Ridge defenders.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac girls basketball team kicked off the 2021 portion of its schedule last week, grabbing a win over Clayton Ridge before suffering just its third loss of the season against undefeated North Fayette Valley. 

The Bulldogs hosted Clayton Ridge Jan. 5, winning 48-34 thanks to a big second half. Although MFL MarMac jumped ahead 9-6 in the first quarter, the Eagles had the better second period, giving them a 19-17 lead heading into halftime. The Bulldogs responded in the third, though, going on an 18-8 run that put them ahead 35-27. They only increased the lead in the final period, winning by 14 points despite shooting under 20 percent from the field.

Tue
12
Jan

Central boys lose to Ed-Co, but rally to victory against Postville


Ashton Burroughs drives past an Ed-Co defender.

Dan McGreal goes up for a three in last week’s loss to the Vikings.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central boys basketball team came back from the holiday break looking to turn around a three-game losing streak, but they were met by a defensive brick wall in Edgewood-Colesburg, who held them to just 19 points. The Warriors went on to lose 69-19, never scoring more than six points in any period. 

Statistically, the Warriors struggled in every category. They shot 17.1 percent from the field and only 12.5 percent on three-point shots. Overall, they only made seven of 41 shots, were out-rebounded 38-21 and turned the ball over 21 times. 

Tue
05
Jan

Warriors win matches, but lose duals at Central tournament


Nate Shirbroun (170 pounds) took on Isaac Taylor of Waterloo, winning the match via 9-7 decision and earning three of the nine Central points in the dual. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

At 120 pounds, Daniel Royer (top) pinned Sam Cook from East Buchanan in 1:55.

Nick Deitchler took on Reese Talaska of Waterloo in the 126-pound match, losing by a 6-2 decision.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

Despite winning a fair amount of wrestling matches, it was forfeits that sent the Warriors to a 1-4 record at the Central Round Robin Dual Tournament this past weekend. 

Although the team showed great progress and competitive resolve, it started out flat footed against Cascade, losing 66-12. It was the only lopsided match-up for the Warriors, as they lost all four wrestling matches via pin, and only secured 12 points from Cascade forfeits.

Tue
29
Dec

Fourth quarter rally propels Bulldog girls past Central


Junior Miranda Lang scored 10 points, including two key shots from behind the arc, during the Bulldogs’ 12-0 run to start the fourth quarter. Lang tallied 20 points overall for MFL MarMac in the 35-32 win over Central on Dec. 22. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Lakota Morrissey and the MFL MarMac defense held Central to 32 points in the Dec. 22 win.

Carlie Jones rises above the Central defender for a shot attempt.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

A fourth quarter rally propelled the MFL MarMac girls basketball team to a 35-32 win over visiting Central on Dec. 22. 

The Warriors had control of the game early, allowing just two Bulldog points in the first quarter and taking an 18-15 lead into halftime. By the end of the third quarter, they were up 25-21. MFL MarMac stormed back in the final period, though, going on a 12-0 run to start the frame. Junior Miranda Lang scored 10 of those points, including two key shots from behind the arc, as the Bulldogs eked out a three-point victory.

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