HAWKS MAKE QUICK WORK OF PCM: A balanced offense attack and strong surges late propelled the South Hamilton team to a 3-0 blanking of Heart of Iowa Conference rival Prairie City-Monroe last night on Coach Jim Marsh Court in Jewell.

Tiffany Jacobson and Ady Wintermote both laced 11 kills, Savana Stangeland ripped seven and Alyssa Hegland added five in the Hawks’ 25-19, 25-21, 25-20 rout.

“We had nice balance (last night),” South Hamilton head coach Cindy Holmes said after her club improved to 8-9, 2-2 in the HOIC. “PCM is fairly athletic and dug up a lot of stuff, so they kept us on our toes.”

Setters Kenzie Busch and Molly Minich both distributed 12 assists.

Hannah Pulis led the team defensively with 21 digs. Hegland finished with 12.

TROJETS SWEEP MESKWAKI: Kaylee Massman blasted eight kills and Andi Anderson drilled five, as they helped Northeast Hamilton end a nine-match skid with a 3-0 sweep of the Meskwaki Settlement School on the road last night.

Scores were 25-13, 25-19, 25-22.

“A win is a win,” NEH head coach Kacey Pruismann said.

Lillian Chamness handed out 11 of the team’s 16 assists. Massman added four.

Anderson led the way defensively with nine digs, while Jaidyn Timm checked in with seven.

NEH (3-12, 1-1 ISC) piled up 13 service aces, led by Chamness with six. She was a perfect 17 of 17 behind the line.

Anderson chipped in three aces. Massman and Timm both had two.

LYNX JV FOOTBALL SLIPS TO 0-2: Charles City scored with two minutes left in the third quarter and again early in the fourth on its way to a 19-7 victory over Webster City in a junior varsity football game Monday in Charles City.

Trailing 13-0, the Lynx sliced their deficit on a 55-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Moen to Avery Fuhs, and they later drove down to the Comets’ 25-yard line before turning the ball over on downs.

Charles City added a late touchdown to put the game out of reach.

Moen passed for 90 yards, 70 of those going to Avery Fuhs. Alec Fuhs gobbled up the other 20 receiving yards.

Cole Nokes recovered a fumble for the Lynx defense.

WCHS JV RUNNERS AT BALLARD: Antrez Conley placed 17th in 19 minutes, 39 seconds to lead the Webster City boys’ junior varsity cross country team at Monday’s Ballard Invitational in Huxley.

Trey Nelson (24th, 19:56) and Jason McVicker (26th, 20:01) also cracked the top 20 in a field of more than 250 runners.

The Lynx were third in the Class A team standings.

Kenady Highland (54th, 20:01), Lynne Chalfant (72nd, 20:22), Victoria Johnson (73rd, 20:04) and Taylor McIntire (75th, 20:30) led the Lynx girls, who were 10th in the team standings. Approximately 200 runners competed.