Beckman’s eighth-grade volleyball team: front from left, Chloe Goedken, Sophie Dunkel, Kelsie Goedken, coach Kim Schmitt, Kayla Burkle and Haley Kluesner; second row, Charissa Heisler, Betsy Halligan, Anna Sperfslage, Gabrielle Hoeger, Paige Domeyer and Ana Cortes; third row, Anna Knepper, Addi Blush, Claire Heinrichs, Eva Rahe, Kaitlyn Besler and Yuridia Rodirguez; back row, Becca Goerdt, Ellie Kronlage, Katelyn Schmitt, Nicole Goedken, Alexie Hogan and Allie Scherbring.

Seventh-grade Blazers top Indee

Hosting the Independence Mustangs Sept. 24, Beckman’s seventh-grade Blazers won four of six games, 14-21, 16-21, 16-14 (A) and 22-12, 21-14, 15-12 (B).

Notching aces in the games were Maggie Domeyer nine, Madelyn Simon eight, Allison LeConte, Shay Ludwig and Val Rahe five, Leah Funke three, Kate Brunsman and Miley Manternach two, Ava Burkle and Kalli Chapman one. Hits came from Burkle with six, Manternach and Ludwig five, Simon, Funke and Rahe four, LeConte three. Tallying assists were: Manternach eight, Burkle six, Simon five, Rahe four, Ludwig, LeConte and Domeyer two, Brunsman and Funke one.

Young Blazers draw with Independence

Games at Independence Sept. 24 found the eighth-grade Beckman Blazers winning five times and losing six. The game scores were not available.

“The girls got to play multiple games since we still have several players out,” said coach Kim Schmitt.

Total stats for the games include: serving — Paige Domeyer 18-of-20, Chloe Goedken 16-of-19, Anna Sperfslage 26-of-30, Nicole Goedken 12-of-12, Katelyn Schmitt 13-of-14, Anna Knepper 11-of-12, Kelsie Goedken 9-of-11, Betsy Halligan 9-of-10, Sophie Dunkel 8-of-9, Alexie Hogan 7-of-7, Ellie Kronlage 7-of-10, Alli Scherbring 4-of-5; aces — Domeyer nine, Halligan seven, Schmitt and Kelsie Goedken five, Nicole Goedken four, Kronlage, Dunkel and Chloe Goedken three; kills — Schmitt five, Hogan four, Eva Rahe three, Chloe, Kelsie and Nicole Goedken, Domeyer and Haley Kluesner two, Kronlage, Halligan and Scherbring one; assists — Knepper 10, Nicole Goedken three, Sperfslage, Kronlage and Kluesner two, Scherbring, Chloe and Kelsie Goedken one.

Blazers swimmers compete

In Wahlert’s dual with Hempstead, Sept. 24, Blazer swimmers Jessica Then and Kelly Snyder both competed and placed. The Eagles won the meet 122-63.

In the varsity 200 IM, Snyder placed fifth. Then took fifth in the 100 breaststroke.

Swimming JV, both placed second, Snyder in the 200 Free and Then in the 100 breaststroke. Both were part of first place JV medleys: the 200 medley, with Emma Brooner and Ava Kalb and the 200 Free with Brooner and Emily Barnes.

Bobcat sophs blank Waterloo East

Opening a 20-0 lead in the first quarter led to a 57-0 blanking of Waterloo East, Sept. 25, by the Western Dubuque sophomore football team.

The team scored in all four quarters on their way to amassing 296 yards of offense, holding their opponents to a negative 11 yards (-22 rushing, 11 passing).

Caleb Klein completed 6-of-9 passes for 63 yards and two touchdowns. He added four runs for 12 yards and a TD. Connor Maiers completed 4-of-7 throws for 23 yards and a two-point conversion. Kaleb Reed rushed six times for 85 yards, Marcus Walker 4-for-25, Carson Burger 5-for-51 and two TDs.

Gannon Hickie caught two passes for 26 yards, Aiden Orr 5-for-56 (TD), Ian Fagan 1-for-9, Ben Hermsen 1-for-7 (TD), Lucas Ingles 1-for-8 (two points), JT Goodman 2-for-7 (two points).

Defensively, Ryan Klostermann led tackle numbers with five, Anthony Mallers and Burger four, Brandon Potter, Nevin Pins and Ingles three. Hickie, Ingles and Brandon Decker intercepted passes, Jacob and Ryan Klostermann notched sacks.

Coach Nick Weidenbacher added, “Overall this was a great performance in all phases of the game. We had nine different players score points. The defense continued to set the tone with three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and limited the Trojans to a total of minus 11 yards. These guys were able to play most of the second half and contributed to the victory as well.

“This win puts us at 2-0 in the district and in position to win it. We look forward to a challenging road game at West Delaware next week.”

Blazer sophs defeat Mount Vernon, win tourney

At Mount Vernon Sept. 22, the Beckman sophomore volleyball team made a clean sweep of the Mustangs, 21-11, 21-16, 15-11.

Coach Mackenzie Atwater added, “The girls played together as a team and we’re working as a unit. Our serves were aggressive, our passing was on, our setters were making good choices and our hitters were executing.”

Individual stats include: serving — Addi Burlage and Tessa Tauke 8-of-8, Shelby Pirc 7-of-7, Hannah McDermott 7-of-8, Shea Steffen 6-of-7, Elyse White 3-of-3, Mia Maiers 2-of-3; aces — McDermott three, Burlage and Tauke two, Pirc and Maiers one; kills — Pirc five, Maiers four, McDermott, Steffen, Elisabeth Kerper and White two; Tauke one; blocks — Tauke and Pirc one.

The team also grabbed the championship of the Vinton-Shellsburg Tournament, Sept. 19. In pool play, they defeated Gladbrook-Reinbeck and North Linn but fell to CPU. Moving into tournament round play, they stopped Solon to set up the final match, another one against CPU, which they won to claim the title. No stats were available.

JV Blazers fall to Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon handed Beckman’s junior varsity volleyball team a three-game loss Sept. 22 there, 21-15, 21-19, 15-8.

Coach Chris Rahe added, “We came and just expected to win instead of actually playing hard and earning the win. Mount Vernon is a good team and had a lot of stuff fall their way, but you also have to create your own momentum and we couldn’t do it.”

Individual stats include: serving — Jamie Kruse 8-of-9, Shea Steffen 5-of-5, Leah Wessels 5-of-7, Megan Funke 5-of-8, Addie Koelker 3-of-5, Nell McDermott 2-of-2, Jasmyn Hoeger and Shelby Pirc 1-of-1; aces — Kruse one; blocks — Pirc and Wessels one; kills — Kruse and Pirc six, Wessels and Funke three, Koelker two, Amber Scherbring one; digs — Kruse seven, McDermott five, Koelker four, Wessels and Sydney Reitzler two, Steffen one; assist — Wessels nine, Steffen and McDermott one.