SOUTH HAMILTON BRIEFS

RISETTER, HAWKS BLISTER COMPETITION: Senior Braxton Risetter certainly got his final prep golf season off on the right note yesterday at the Eagle Grove Country Club, as he birdied the first three holes and fired a 3-under par 32 to lead South Hamilton to an easy triangular victory over Clarion-Goldfield and Eagle Grove.

The Hawks posted a 150 – a 17-shot cushion on the Cowboys (167) and 29 clear of the host Eagles (179).

Risetter finished his round with six consecutive pars. Classmate Trevor Ullestad turned in an even-par 35 to snag the runner-up honor. Jordan Bowers (40) and Nathan Sogard (43) completed the scoring.

“Braxton played pretty solid,” South Hamilton head coach Mark Ullestad said. “He was a little wayward off the tee, but he’s good enough that he recovered well.”

South Hamilton will play in the 18-hole Bondurant-Farrar Invitational at Terrace Hills in Altoona on Monday.

HAWK GIRLS 2nd IN TRIANGULAR: Clarion-Goldfield shot a 213 to win a girls’ golf triangular over South Hamilton (229) and Eagle Grove (235) yesterday at the Jewell Golf and Country Club.

Sidney Alsager shot a 51 for the Hawks; she was the runner-up behind medalist Mikaela Livengood (49) of Clarion-Goldfield.

Carly Swenson (57), Kaitlin Fisher (58) and Amanda Austin (63) also scored for the Hawks.

HAWKS WIN EIGHT GOLD MEDALS: The South Hamilton girls’ track team claimed five event victories and the Hawk boys’ team owned three at the South Hamilton Coed Invitational last night in Jewell.

Senior sprinter Devin Howard pretty much locked himself into the Drake Relays with a 100-meter dash winning time of 10.76 seconds. He also claimed gold in the 200 (22.61), as did the 4×800 relay (8:51.47) quartet of Titan Johnson, Drake Thompson, Caleb Olson and Devin Fisher.

Madrid won the boys’ team title with 165 points. South Hamilton was third with 84.

Kayla Lucas (3,000, 12:17.39), Allyson Ervin (400 hurdles, 1:13.70) and Alyssa Hegland (high jump, 4 feet 8 inches) were individual winners for the South Hamilton girls’ team.

The Hawks also won the sprint medley (2:00.38) and distance medley (4:42.26) relays. Kali Lucas, Ady Wintermote and Meghan Fisher were on both relays.

Madrid notched 149.5 points to take the girls’ crown. South Hamilton was fourth with 94.