Basketball

• Girls

The Maquoketa Cardinals girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season 54-33 at Independence Nov. 30, then Benton downed the Cardinals 46-29 Dec. 3.

On Nov. 30, Jackie Miller and Reese Kuhlman reached double figures to pace the Cardinals — Miller with 15 and Kuhlman with 11.

The Cardinals’ defense showed improvement in their second game. It started with the defense as they outrebounded the Mustangs. The Cardinals forced 19 turnovers while committing only 12. They recorded 9 steals and committed only 10 fouls in the win. 

Then Friday night, the Cardinals lost to Benton Community 46-29 on their home floor. Maquoketa held a 6-3 lead in the first 4 minutes of the game. That would be the last time the Cardinals would lead.

The Cardinals used their height to get the Bobcats in foul trouble. In the second half the Cardinals forced the Bobcats to commit their seventh foul with 2:34 left in the third quarter, putting the Cardinals at the free throw line the rest of the game. 

However, the Cardinals did not shoot the ball very well at the line, making only 5 of 19 free throws. The Cards also turned the ball over frequently, committing 22 turnovers and forcing the Benton Bobcats to turn over the ball only eight times.

The Cardinals shot 66.7% from 3-point range, making 4 of 6 shots. They made only 6 of 23 shots the rest of the game. 

The Cardinals defense allowed the Bobcats only four 2-point baskets. The Bobcats made 14-56 shots for 25% and hoisted up 35 3-point attempts, making 10 of those shots for 28.6%, which helped the Bobcats pull away for their victory.

The Cardinals have two games next week — one at home and one on the road. Clear Creek-Amana was to come to town Tuesday, then on Friday the Cardinals travel to Center Point-Urbana. 

MAQUOKETA 54

INDEPENDENCE 33

M (1-1)  17  16  9  12 — 54

I (1-2)    7    8  11  7 — 33

Points — Jackie Miller 15; Reese Kuhlman 11; Carley Davis 9; Tenley Cavanagh 7; CJ Yeager 4; Carley Cavanagh 4; Emma Chapin 4. Rebounds — Davis 11; Yeager 6; Miller 4; C. Cavanagh 4; Chapin 4; T. Cavanagh 3; Kuhlman 2; Kacy Williams 1. Assists — Yeager 5; T. Cavanagh 3; Miller 2; C. Cavanagh 2; Kuhlman 1; Chapin 1. Steals — Kuhlman 5; T. Cavanagh 2; Davis 1; C. Cavanagh 1. Blocks — Davis 2. FG — 21-54. FT — 9-15. 3PT — 3-12. 

 

BENTON 46

MAQUOKETA 29

B (3-1)   11 6  16  13 — 46

M (1-2)  7   7   9    6 — 29

Points — Reese Kuhlman 9; CJ Yeager 6; Tenley Cavanagh 6; Carley Davis 4; Jackie Miller 3; Carley Cavanagh 1. Rebounds — T. Cavanagh 7; Carley Davis 7; Yeager 6; Emma Chapin 5; Kuhlman 3; Miller 3; C. Cavanagh 1; Hope Meyer 1. Assists — T. Cavanagh 3; Miller 1; C. Cavanagh 1; Chapin 1. Steals — Kuhlman 2; Yeager 1; Chapin 1. Blocks — Davis 2; Miller 1. FG — 10-29. FT — 5-19. 3PT — 4-6.

 

EV girls pick up first win of season

The Easton Valley girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season, going 1-2 on the week.

The girls traveled to Edgewood-Colesburg to start the busy week. Ed-Co downed the River Hawks 71-48. Friday night the River Hawks downed the Starmont Stars 41-25, then lost to the Bellevue Comets at home Saturday afternoon 63-42.

In the River Hawks’ win on Friday, Renee Hartung paced the team with 16 points. Jaysie Wood poured in eight points while Emmah Johnson chipped in with 6.

Kaitlyn Kuhl grabbed nine rebounds, had seven steals, and made two blocks —all team-leading stats.

 

E. COLESBURG 71

EASTON VALLEY 48

Points — Jaysie Wood 16; Josie Wood 14; Kaitlyn Kuhl 8; Charly Holdgrafer 4; Emmah Johnson 4; Hadley Farrell 2. Rebounds — Kuhl 8; Johnson 7; Farrell 6; Josie Wood 4; Jaysie Wood 1; Holdgrafer 1. Assists — Kuhl 7; Josie Wood 3; Jaysie Wood 1; Farrell 1; Johnson 1. Steals — Kuhl 7; Johnson 4; Holdgrafer 3; Jaysie Wood 2; Farrell 2; Josie Wood 1 Blocks — Johnson 1. FG — 19-58. FT — 3-14. 3PT — 7-21

 

EASTON VALLEY 41

STARMONT 25

Points — Renee Hartung 16; Jaysie Wood 8; Emmah Johnson 6; Josie Wood 5; Kaitlyn Kuhl 4; Hadley Farrell 2. Rebounds — Kuhl 9; Farrell 7; Johnson 7; Hartung 6; Charly Holdgrafer 6; Jaysie Wood 3; Josie Wood 2; Rissa Yaddof 1. Assists — Hartung 3; Jaysie Wood 2; Kuhl 2; Farrell 1; Holdgrafer 1. Steals — Kuhl 7; Farrell 5; Hartung 4; Johnson 4; Jaysie Wood 3; Josie Wood 2; Holdgrafer 2; Holdgrafer 1; Yaddof 1. Blocks — Kuhl 2; Johnson 1; Holdgrafer 1; Jasie Wood 1. FG — 16-68. FT — 7-20. 3PT — 2-22.

 

BELLEVUE 63

EASTON VALLEY 42

Points — Hadley Farrell 8; Emmah Johnson 8; Josie Wood 7; Jaysie Wood 5; Renee Hartung 5; Charly Holdgrafer 4; Rissa Yaddof 3; Kaitlyn Kuhl 2. Rebounds — Johnson 13; Kuhl 7; Hartung 5; Farrell 4; Holdgrafer 2; Lexie Tebbe 2; Jaysie Wood 1; Yaddof 1; Josie Wood 1; Addison Messerich 1. Assists — Kuhl 3; Hartung 2; Johnson 2; Josie Wood 2; Jaysie Wood 1; Holdgrafer 1; Messerich 1. Steals — Johnson 2; Tebbe 2; Hartung 1; Farrell 1; Kuhl 1; Holdgrafer 1. Blocks — Josie Wood 1. FG — 16-51. FT — 6-11. 3PT — 4-15.

 

• Boys

Coach plans a year with faster play

The Maquoketa Cardinals boys basketball team picked up its first victory in the young season Dec. 3 in Benton

Four Cardinals scored in double figures in the win. Ty Hinz led the group with 18, followed by Tye Hardin with 13, and Carter Meyer with 12. Ethan Combs recorded a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Coach Matt Hartman has a game plan for this season.

“This year we are going to play fast, maybe faster than last season,” he said. 

That fast play might have been a factor as the Cardinals forced 31 turnovers and recorded 19 steals. Benton committed 27 fouls while the Cardinals were whistled for 26. The Cardinals shot only 40.7% at the free throw line, making only 11 in 27 attempts. Benton did not shoot much better, going 15-30 for 50%.

The Cardinals play two games this week, going to Clear Creek-Amana Tuesday, then Center Point-Urbana comes to Maquoketa Friday.

INDEPENDENCE 84

MAQUOKETA 68

I (1-0)   23  19  14  28 — 84

M (0-1)  14  17  23  14 — 68

Points — Ethan Combs 20; Ty Hinz 11; Tye Hardin 10; Kasey Coakley 8; Mitchell Roeder 7; Carter Meyer 6; Lucas Ihrig 4; Cale Widel 2; Rebounds — Hardin 10; Coakley 7; Roeder 7; Combs 6; Meyer 6; Ihrig 4; Keelan Hoover 3; Hinz 2; Widel 1. Assists — Hardin 5; Roeder 4; Max Keller 2; Meyer 1; Hinz 1; Widel 1. Steals — Combs 3; Coakley 2; Roeder 2; Widel 2; Hinz 1. Blocks — Combs 3; Ihrig 2; Hardin 1. FG — 26-73. FT — 11-23. 3PT — 5-27. 

 

MAQUOKETA 75

BENTON 59

M (1-1)  21  18  18  18 — 75

B (0-2)  10  20  23    6 — 59

Points — Ty Hinz 18; Tye Hardin 13; Carter Meyer 12; Ethan Combs 11; Kasey Coakley 6; Max Keller 5; Lucas Ihrig 5; Mitchell Roeder 2. Rebounds — Combs 10; Coakley 6; Hardin 5; Hinz 3; Meyer 2; Cale Widel 2; Roeder 1; Ihrig 1. Assists — Combs 3; Widel 3; Coakley 2; Hardin 2; Roeder 1; Meyer 1; Ihrig 1. Steals — Keller 3; Coakley 3; Hinz 3; Roeder 2; Hardin 2; Combs 2; Widel 2; Meyer 1; Ihrig 1. Blocks — Combs 3. FG — 29-65. FT — 11-27. 3PT — 6-22. 

 

EASTON VALLEY 100

STARMONT 21

Stats not available at press time.

 

EASTON VALLEY 56

BELLEVUE 43

Stats not available at press time.

 

Wrestling

MIDLAND TRIANGULAR

(At Wyoming Nov. 30)

Team scoresCentral DeWitt 72 Maquoketa 12

106 — Dolan Theisen (CD) over Maquoketa, forfeit

113 — Keaton Kruse (CD) over Maquoketa, forfeit

120 — Tate Stockman (CD) over Drake Tallman (Maq) (Fall 1:50)

126 — Colton Sullivan (CD) over Pryce Schueller (Maq) (Fall 1:33)

132 Brody Grell (CD) over Levi Livermore (Maq) (Fall 1:42)

138 — Ryan Kramer (CD) over Cam Tracy (Maq) (3:01)

145 — Cael Grell (CD) over Ivan Martin (Maq) (Fall 1:42)

152 — Carter Donovan (CD) over Sam Thines (Maq) (Fall 1:16)

160 — Tate Martin (Maq) over Lawrence Flynn (CD) (Fall 5:56)

170 — Elston Lindner (CD) over Spencer Martin (Maq) (Fall 0:30)

182 — Layton Slaymaker (CD) over Levi Miller (Maq) (Fall 0:51)

195 Ben Thines (Maq) over Chris Wrage (CD) (Fall 0:52)

220 — Mitchell Howard (CD) over Jackson Van Keuren (Maq) (Fall 4:36)

285 — Sam Gravert (CD) over Ian Meier (Maq) (Fall 0:47)

 

Team scores — Midland 36, Maquoketa 33

106 — Double forfeit

113 — Double forfeit

120 — Drake Tallman (Maq) over Trenton Rickels (Mid) (1:30)

126 — Shayden Hansen (Mid) over Pryce Schueller (Maq) (Fall 1:21)

132 Levi Livermore (Maq) over Sawyer House (Mid) (Fall 2:40)

138 — Cam Tracy (Maq) over Logan Bicknese (Mid) (Dec 3-1)

145 — Ivan Martin (Maq) over Brayden Grau (Mid) (Fall 2:31)

152 — Jordan Buford (Mid) over Sam Thines (Maq) (Fall 1:50)

160 — Jared Crock (Mid) over Tate Martin (Maq) (Fall 1:51)

170 — Caden Ballou (Mid) over Spencer Martin (Maq) (Fall 0:24)

182 — Levi Miller (Maq) over Midland, forfeit.

195  Cayden Miller (Mid) over Ben Thines (Maq) (Fall 2:23)

220 — Jackson Van Keuren (Maq) over Keegan Rushford (Mid) (Fall 4:55). 

285 — Kyzer Selbert (Mid) over Ian Meier (Maq) (Fall 1:50)

 

Team scores — Maquoketa 72, Clayton Ridge 12

106 — Noah Billmeyer (Clay) over (Maq), forfeit

113 — Erik Flores (Clay) over (Maq), forfeit

120 — Drake Tallman (Maq) over (Clay), forfeit

126 — Pryce Schueller (Maq) over (Clay), forfeit

132 Levi Livermore (Maq) over (Clay), forfeit

138 — Cam Tracy (Maq) over (Clay), forfeit

145 — Ivan Martin (Maq) over Gatlon Broyles (Clay) (Inj. Time)

152 — Sam Thines (Maq) over (Clay), forfeit

160 — Tate Martin (Maq) over Nik Miller (Clay) (Fall 2:35)

170 — Spencer Martin (Maq) over (Clay), forfeit

182 — Levi Martin (Maq) over (Clay), forfeit

195 Ben Thines (Maq) over Slade Scheffert (Clay) (Fall 1:30)

220 — Jackson Van Keuren (Maq) over Gannon Jaster (Clay) (Fall 0:56)

285 — Ian Meier (Maq) over (Clay), forfeit

 

Cliff Keen Independence Invitational

(At Independence Dec. 3-4)

113: Drake Tallman (Maq), 23rd. Tallman over Kennedy Pahl (Des Moines Roosevelt) (Dec. 6-2); Cons. Round 1 -Trent Hallett (Smithville) over Tallman (Fall 0:21); Cons. Round 2 - Marlie McBridge (Clear Creek-Amana) over Tallman (4:17); Round 1 - Elijah Edmondson (Waterloo East) over Tallman (Fall 1:02); Round 2 - Amryn Nutter (Fennimore) over Tallman (Fall 0:11); Round 3 - Tallman received a bye.

120: Pryce Schueller (Maq) 25th; Cons. Round 1 – Schueller received a bye; Cons. Round 2 – Schueller received a bye; Round 1 – Amare Chavez (South Tama) over Schueller (Fall 0:51); Round 1 – C.J. Davis (Notre Dame, Burlington) over Schueller (Fall 0:49); Round 3 - Tate Schwickerath (NH/TV) over Schueller (Dec 8-5) 

138: Ivan Martin (Maq) – 11th; Cons. Round 1 - Jayden Glasbrenner (Fenn) over Martin (Fall 3:14); Cons. Round 2 - Martin over Caleb Bolander (Fort Madison) (Fall 2:56); Cons. Round 3 - Martin over Nolan Heard (Osage) (Fall 3:39); Round 1 - Martin over Cole Carney (Solon) (Fall 1:55); Round 2 - Martin over Hunter Penton (Algona) (Fall 4:59); Round 3 - Bryce Shea (Crestwood) over Martin (Dec 4-3); 11th place natch - Martin over Will Emmons (Carlisle) (Fall 2:48).

145: Sam Thines (Maq) 29th; Thines over Makai Arant (CCA) (Fall 1:53); Cons. Round 1 - Dane Melchior (Xavier Cedar Rapids) over Thines (Fall 1:11); Cons. Round 2 - Thines received a bye; Cons. Round 3 - John Sailor (Waterloo East) over Thines (SV-1, 10-6); Round 1- Erik Alvarado (Des Moines Lincoln) over Thines (MD 15-4); Round 2- Diego Sanchez (West Liberty) over Thines (Fall 4:23); Round 3- Indy Harbaugh (Lisbon) over Thines (Fall 0:56)

152: Tate Martin (Maq)- 21st; Martin over David Gonzalez-Gavin (DML) (med. forfeit.); Cons. Round 1 - Aidan Pennock (Fort Madison) over Martin (Fall 1:25); Cons. Round 2 - Martin over Morgan Lehman (West Liberty) (Fall 4:00); Cons. Round 3 - Rigley Koch (Cedar Rapids-Prairie) over Martin (Fall 5:17); Round 1 - Isiah Fenton (NDB) over Martin (Fall 1:20; Round 2 - William Clark (Waterloo East) over Martin (Fall 1:11; Round 2- Martin over Jack Schwertley (Des Moines Roosevelt) (Fall 1:17).

170: Spencer Martin (Maq) – 21st; Martin over Thomas Hansen (Dubuque Senior) (med. forfeit); Cons. Round 1- Kyler Petithocy (DML) over Martin (Fall 3:42); Cons. Round 2 - Martin over Isaiah Russian (DMS) (Fall 1:34); Cons. Round 3 - Nathan Blaschke (Fenn) over Martin (Dec 3-1); Round 1 - Hayden Baker (Alburnett) over Martin (MD 11-3); Round 2 - Dalton Hoover (Independence) over Martin (Fall 0:19); Round 3 - Martin over Ty Robinson (NH/TV) (Fall 3:43).

182: Ben Thines (Maq) 8th; Quarterfinals - Max Kohl (Lisbon) over Thines (Fall 1:08); Cons. Round 2 - Jakob McGowan (Fort Madison) over Thines (Dec 8-3); Round 1 - Thines received a bye; Round 2 - Thines over Bryan Martinez (West Liberty) (Fall 3:37); Round 3 - Thines over Demaris Henderson (Waterloo East) (Fall 1:51); 7th place match - Lawrence Taylor III (Waterloo East) over Thines (Fall 5:53).

220: Jackson Van Keuren (Maq) -12th; Cons. Round 1 - Jack Laughlin (Carlisle) over Van Keuren Fall 5:53; Cons. Round 2 - Van Keuren over Draysen Henle (STC) (Fall 3:47); Cons. Round 3 - Van Keuren over Wyatt Miles (Fenn) (Dec 6-0); Round 1 - Michael Rumley (Greene County) over Van Keuren (Fall 3:10); Round 2- Van Keuren over Colin Miller (Cedar Rapids-Xavier) (Fall 0:41); Round 3 - Van Keuren over Sam Norris (DMR) (Fall 3:06); 11th place match - Cohen Reffer (Algona) over Van Keuren (Fall 5:38)

285: Maximo Kuan (Maq) -21st; Kuan over Cody Nielson (Algona) (Fall 1:31); Cons. Round 1 - Kuan over JJ Wright (Dubuque Senior) (Fall 0:58); Cons. Round 2 - Cohen Pfohl (Dubuque Senior) over Kuan (Fall 0:43); Cons. Round 3 - Aiden Kniffen (NDB) over Kuan (Fall 2:21); Round 1 - Carter Dawley (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) over Kuan (Fall 4:16); Round 2 - Brayden Ishman (Crestwood) Kuan (Fall 2:39); Round 3 - Kuan received a bye.

 

Bowling

Maquoketa High School bowling teams kicked off their season at home against Bellevue Nov. 30

The boys lost to a solid Bellevue squad 2,728-2,650. 

“Our boys started slow missing some easy spares in the first game,” said coach Louie Clasen. “But by the time we started the second game they started to find their mark and bowled better.” 

Freshman Pryce Schueller paced the Cardinals in his first varsity meet with scores of 188-224. 

On the girls side, Maquoketa defeated Bellevue 2,475-1,644. Morgan Brown was the top bowler for the girls with scores of 182-173 for a series of 355.

On Friday, the teams traveled to Marion. Both Cardinal girls and boys won. The boys won 2,743-2,411. The girls bowled well, improving their record to 2-0 as they defeated Marion 2,510-1,818. 

Sophomore Allyson Coates was the top bowler of the night for both the boys and the girls with scores of 244-213 for a two-game series of 457. That series is second highest in Cardinal school history.  

 

•Boys

BELLEVUE 2,728

MAQUOKETA 2,650

(Nov. 29)

Individuals — Pryce Schueller 188-224=412; Troy Gibson 216-139=355; Logan Hedden 133-202=335; Lucas Ihrig 149-172=321; Kaden Beidler 164-155=319; Dalton Davis 163-154=317

Bakers Games — 156, 124, 237, 202, 189=908

 

MAQUOKETA 2,743

MARION 2,411

(Dec. 3)

Individuals — Dalton Davis 204-216=420, Jacob Riecks 180-209=389, Lucas Ihrig 169-164=333, Chuck Hafner 149-174=323, Kaden Bielder 186-135=321, Marshall Lanhart 148-143=291.

Bakers Games — 144, 223, 192, 195, 203 957

 

• Girls

MAQUOKETA 2,475

BELLEVUE 1,644

(Nov. 29)

Individuals — Morgan Brown 182-173=355; Alysa Kies 177-163=340; Chloe Fousey 181-158=339; Allyson Coates 121-183=304; Ali Simmons 170-105=275; Carley Goodenow 112-145=257

Bakers Games — 215, 171, 125, 172, 179=862

 

MAQUOKETA 2,510

MARION 1,818

(Dec. 3)

Individuals — Allyson Coates 244-213=457, Carley Goodenow 165-178=343, Ali Simmons 152-176=328, Morgan Brown 153-161=314, Alysa Kies 145-156=301, Chloe Fausey 127-142=269.

Bakers Games — 169, 175, 171, 121, 131=767