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Will Caes shoots in for a take down against a Northeast wrestler on his way to a first-place finish in the Northeast Invitational. Caes won all his matches by fall.

• Wrestling

Northeast Invitational

GOOSE LAKE — Maquoketa wrestlers had a strong showing at the Northeast Invitational meet Saturday, Jan. 9. 

As a team the Cardinals finished in second place with 148.5 points — just six-and-a-half points behind champion Davenport North, which finished with 155 points.

The Cardinals crowned four champions Ben Thines at 170 pounds, Jackson Van Keuren at 195 pounds, Lane Stender at 220 pounds, and Will Caes at 285 pounds. 

Ivan Martin finished in 2nd at 138 pounds, along with Sam Thines at 145. Placing 3rd were Connor Manning at 152 pounds, Colin Grau at 182, and Hunter Connolly at 132. 

Hunter Overstake placed 5th at 170. 

Stender’s prowess continues as he has finished first in competitions over the last two weeks. He recorded three pins and a decision. 

Caes also shows continued improvement, recording a fall in all four of his matches.

Team scores: 

Davenport North 155

Maquoketa         148.5

Central DeWitt   104

Bellevue            98

Davenport Central91

North Cedar      71.5

Louisa-Muscatine66

Northeast        40

132 Round 1:Peyton Clarke (North Cedar) over Hunter Connolly (Maq) (Fall 0:58); Round 2: Ryan Kramer (Central DeWitt) over Connolly (Dec 7-0); Round 3: Connolly over Will Hoopes (Louisa-Muscatine) (Fall 0:32); Round 4: Connolly over Jack Miniter (Davenport Central) (Fall 0:19); Round 5: Connolly over Dustyn Talbot (Bellevue) (Fall 2:48)

138 — Round 1: Ivan Martin (Maq) over Paul Stoffer (North Cedar) (Fall 2:39); Round 2: Martin Over Cael Phillips (Louisa-Muscatine) (MD 8-0); Round 3: Martin over Peter Phan (Davenport North) (Fall 1:05); Round 4: Martin over Declan Swanson (Davenport Central) (Fall 1:21); Round 5: Eleazar Valerio (Davenport North) over Martin (Dec 6-0) 

145 — Round 1: Sam Thines (Maq) over Jacob Jantzi (Dav. Central) (SV1 9-7); Round 2: Thines over Morgan Bequeaith (Dav. North) (Dec 5-0); Round 3: Thines over Anthony Meyer (Central DeWitt) (Dec 3-0); Round 4: Quintin Pickett (Bellevue) over Thines (Fall 5:17); Round 5: Thines over Joseph Martinez (Dav. North) (Fall 0:44)

152 — Round 1: Skyler Tipton (Central DeWitt) over Connor Manning (Maq) (Dec 5-2); Round 2: Manning over Christopher Martens (CW) (Fall 1:07); Round 3: Zayd Evans (Northeast) over Manning (Fall 5:23)

170 — Round 1: Hunter Overstake (Maq) received a bye; Round 2: Elston Linder (Central DeWitt) over Overstake (Fall 3:42); Round 3: Sean Kinney (Central DeWitt) over Overstake (Fall 3:10); Round 4: Ben Thines over Overstake (Fall 2:46); Round 5: Isaac Penzol (Dav. Central) over Overstake (Fall 3:02) Round 1: Ben Thines (Maq) over Elston Linder (Central DeWitt) (MD 12-3); Round 2: Thines over Sean Kinney (Central DeWitt) (TF 15-0 4:51); Round 3: Thines over Isaac Penzol (Dav. Central) (Dec 6-2) Round 4: Thines over Hunter Overstake (Fall 2:46); Round 5: Thines received a bye

182 — Round 1: Alonzo Duarte (Dav. Central) over Colin Grau (Maq) (MD 13-1); Round 2: Jacob Waller (Bellevue) over Grau (Fall 0:18); Round 3: Grau over Alejandro Almanza (Central DeWitt) (Dec 4-2)

195 Round 1:Jackson Van Keuren (Maq) over Tarran Pant (Dav. Central) (Fall 4:21); Round 2: Van Kueren over Kyzyk Fulton (Central DeWitt) (Fall 2:14); Round 3: Jack Hiland (Bellevue) over Van Keuren (SV-1 7-5)

220 — Round 1: Lane Stender (Maq) over Spencer Kessel (Louisa Muscatine) (Fall 1:46); Round 2: Stender over Ryder Michels (Bellevue) (Fall 0:45); Round 3: Stender received a bye; Round 4: Stender over Liam Glasgow (Dav. North) (Fall 1:35); Round 5: Stender over Cade Sheedy (Dav. North) (Dec 5-3)

285 — Round 1: Will Caes (Maq) over Nate Lorenzen (Northeast) (Fall 0:46); Round 2: Caes received a bye; Round 3: Caes over Sam Gravert (Central DeWitt) (Fall 2:30); Round 4: Caes over Lucas Gruhn (Northeast) (Fall 0:47); Round 5: Caes over Reyes Lira (Dav. Central) (Fall 1:33)

132 — 3rd Place Hunter Connolly

138 — 2nd Place Ivan Martin

145 — 2nd Place Sam Thines

152 — 3rd Place Connor Manning

170 — 1st Place Ben Thines

170 — 5th Place Hunter Overstake

182 — 3rd Place Colin Grau

195 — 1st Place Jackson Van Keuren

220 — 1st Place Lane Stender

285 — 1st Place Will Caes

West Delaware 79, 

Maquoketa 0

(At Marion Jan. 7)

106 — Maquoketa forfeit

113 — Maquoketa forfeit

120 — Maquoketa forfeit

126 — Maquoketa forfeit

132 Tyger Vaske (West Delaware) over Hunter Connolly (Maq) (MD 12-0)

138 — Staveley Maury (WD) over Ivan Martin (Maq) (TF 20-4)

145 — Logan Peyton (WD) over Sam Thines (Maq) (Fall 1:30)

152 — Jadyn Peyton (WD) over Connor Manning (Maq) (Fall 1:51)

160 — Maquoketa forfeit

170 — Jared Voss (WD) over Ben Thines (Maq) (Fall 3:17)

182 — Cael Meyer (WD) over Colin Grau (Maq) (Fall 0:56)

195 Wyatt Voelker (WD) over Jackson Van Keuren (Maq) (Fall 1:58)

220 — Christian Nunley (WD) over Lane Stender (Maq) (MD 11-3)

285 — Carson Turnis (WD) over Will Caes (Maq) (Fall 1:25)

Marion 51, 

Maquoketa 52

(At Marion Jan. 7)

Team scores — 

Marion 51, Maquoketa 22

106 — Double forfeit

113 — Maquoketa forfeit

120 — Maquoketa forfeit

126 — Maquoketa forfeit 

132 Wesley Logan (Marion) over Hunter Connolly (Maq) (Dec 6-1) 

138 — Hunter Horak (Marion) over Ivan Martin (Maq) (Fall 3:10)

145 — Dylan Mull (Marion) over Sam Thines (Maq) (Fall 0:34)

152 — Connor Manning (Maq) over Caden McQuerry (Marion) (Fall 2:47)

160 — Maquoketa forfeit

170 — Ben Thines (Maq) over Ethan Hangartner (Marion) (MD 16-5)

182 — Ceal Scott (Marion) over Colin Grue (Maq) (Fall 2:40)

195 Abraham Duval (Marion) over Jackson Van Keuren (Maq) (Fall 1:06)

220 — Lane Stender (Maq) over Tayt Broell (Marion) (Fall 1:52)

285 — Will Caes (Maq) over Marion forfeit

 

• Basketball

Cardinal boys continue to battle on the court

The Maquoketa boys basketball team ended last week with two tough losses, falling at Mount Vernon 54-47 on Jan. 5, then losing at home to West Delaware 78-69.

A couple of baskets and a couple of calls that could have gone the Cardinals’ way might have reversed the fortune giving the Cards two victories instead of two loses. Both games were close coming down the stretch, but the ball just did not bounce the Cardinals’ way.

Caiden Atienza paced the Cardinals in both games last week, scoring 20 points Tuesday then pouring in 22 on Friday against West Delaware. Brady Digmann chipped in 20 in the West Delaware game.

Friday night’s game in Maquoketa stretched on long as both Maquoketa and West Delaware were whistled for 46 fouls (Maquoketa 24 and West Delaware 22). The Cardinals shot better at the free throw line, going 20-26; both Digmann and Atienza went 6-6 at the free throw line. West Delaware made 14-26 free throws. Atienza and Mitchell Roeder both fouled out for the Cardinals, while West Delaware had one player foul out of the contest. 

The Cardinals have three road games this week, all boy/girl doubleheaders. They travel to Solon Tuesday the DeWitt Thursday. Girls tip off at 6 p.m. while the boys start at about 7:30. On Saturday at Clinton the girls start at 2 p.m. while the boys start at about 3:30. 

Mount Vernon 54

Maquoketa 47

Maq (4-4)   5    16   11   15 — 47

MV (4-2)    13  15   13   13 — 54

Points — Caiden Atienza 20; Connor Becker 11; Kaleb Whaley 8; Max Keller 2; Brady Digmann 2; Emmett Sheets 2; Cade Widel 2. Rebounds — Atienza 11; Digmann 7; Becker 4; Widel 3; Whaley 2; Mitchell Roeder 2; Sheets 1; Lucas Ihrig 1; Ethan Combs 1. Assists — Keller 3; Becker 2; Atienza 2; Whaley 2; Digmann 1; Roeder 1; Widel 1; Kasey Coakley 1. Steals — Whaley 1. Blocks — Combs1. FG — 18-41. FT — 8-13. 3PT — 3-17. 

West Delaware 78

Maquoketa 69

WD (4-6)   13   18   20   27 — 78

Maq (4-5)  19   14   17   19 — 69

Points — Caiden Atienza 22; Brady Digmann 20; Kaleb Whaley 8; Connor Becker 6; Ethan Combs 6; Mitchell Roeder 4; Max Keller 3. Rebounds — Atienza 8 Combs 7; Digmann 5; Whaley 4; Cale Widel 3; Keller 2; Becker 1; Roeder 1. Assists — Keller 5; Whaley 3; Becker 2; Atienza 1; Widel 1. Steals — Becker 5; Digmann 3. Blocks — Widel 1; Combs 1. FG — 21-61. FT — 20-26. 3PT — 7-22

River Hawks remain undefeated heading into week

The Easton Valley River Hawks picked up a big Tri-Rivers Conference East Division win last week, defeating a talented Lisbon team 68-20 Jan. 7. 

The home win was the only game for the Hawks last week and moved their record to 10-0 overall, 4-0 in TRC East Division play.

EV coach Dan Beck praised the opponent as well as his team. 

“Lisbon came in very well prepared for our normal game, as they did a good job against our half court press and were very patient against our match-up zone,” Beck said. “With 4 minutes left in the second quarter we were only up by a score of 18-15. However, we changed defenses shortly after that and our guys ran it to perfection, outscoring the Lions 50-5 the rest of the game! It was a pretty incredible defensive performance.”

Beck said his undefeated team also performed well defensively.

“Great defense usually turns into good offense, and the fact that we played so well defensively as a team no matter who was in the game, solved the offensive problems we have been experiencing as we work guys off the bench into the game. It was really a great effort by everyone against a talented, athletic team.” 

Seniors Kaleb Cornilsen and Porter Fuegen have developed into a steady 1-2 scoring punch for the River Hawks and led the team again Thursday. Cornilsen poured in 32 points and Fuegen 15. Cornilsen had another double-double as he led the River Hawks in rebounding, pulling down 10. Carson Fuegen dished out 9 assists to lead the team.

The River Hawks traveled to Midland on Tuesday, play host to Morningstar Academy on Thursday, then finish the week in Bellevue at Marquette Catholic Friday.

Easton Valley 68

Lisbon 20

L (4-5)         9      6   5   0   — 20

EV (10-0)    12  17  25 14  — 68

Points — Kaleb Cornilsen 32; Porter Fuegen 15; Cayden Deardorff 6; Aidan Gruver 4; Carson Fuegen 3; Dylon Dyson 3; Keaton Wilson 3; Conor Gruver 2. Rebounds — Cornilsen 10; C. Gruver 5; C. Fuegen 3; Dyson 3; Deardoff 2; P. Fuegen 1; A. Gruver 1; Wilson 1. Assists — C. Fuegen 9; C. Gruver 4; P. Fuegen 2; Cornilsen 1; A. Gruver 1. Steals — Cornilsen 7; P. Fuegen 6; C. Fuegen 5; Dyson 3; Deardorff 1; A. Gruver 1; C. Gruver 1. Blocks — Deardorff 3; Cornilsen 2; Charlie Sandholdt 2; Dyson 1. FG — 27-57. FT — 11-19. 3PT — 3-8. 

 

Cardinal girls sweep three

The new year has been good for the Maquoketa High School girls basketball team. 

The Cardinals went 3-0 last week, defeating Mount Vernon 44-35 on the road. Then Jan. 8 the Cardinals defended their home court by defeating West Delaware 45-33. They were right back on the court for a Saturday matinee basketball contest against Western Dubuque Bobcats and completed the sweep as they downed the Bobcats 54-39.

Four Cardinals carried the load in scoring last week as Tenley Cavanagh scored 37 in three games, Madilyn Lemke scored 28, CJ Yeager chipped in 26, and right behind Yeager was Carley Davis with 24. 

Lemke pulled down 25 rebounds in three games while Davis hauled in 18. Yeager recorded 11 rebounds and dished out 11 assists while Cavanagh had 8 dimes for the week. Carley Davis had nine blocked shots in the three games last week.

The 2021 wins were a morale boost, according to coach James Doepke.

“The win at Mount Vernon was a good win to start the new year. We built a big lead and hung on for the victory,” Doepke said.

The Cardinals led 40-18 with six minutes left in the game before the Mustangs caught fire and outscored the Cardinals 17-6 in the fourth quarter. But, the Cardinals still won by nine points 44-35.

The Cardinals have another busy week this week as they are on the road for all three girls and boys doubleheaders, with games at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Solon and 6 p.m. Thursday at DeWitt. The Cards finish the week by traveling to Clinton for a 2 p.m. tipoff, with the boys to follow at about 3:30.

Maquoketa 44

Mount Vernon 35

Maq (3-7)   13  11 14  6 — 44

MV (0-6)     4     7  7  17 — 35

Points — Tenley Cavanagh 25; CJ Yeager 8; Jackie Miller 3; Madilyn Lemke 2; Carley Davis 2; Reese Kuhlman 2; Mikaela Burken 2. Rebounds — Lemke 8; Yeager 5; Miller 5; Cavanagh 4; Davis 4; Burken 3; Addi Bowman 2; Kuhlman 1. Assists — Yeager 6; Bowman 2; Cavanagh 2; Lemke 2; Burken 1; Miller 1. Steals — Cavanagh 4; Bowman 2; Yeager 1. Blocks — Miller 2; Yeager 1; Davis 1. FG — 19-44. FT — 1-3. 3PT — 5-13. 

Maquoketa 45

West Delaware 33

WD (3-7)     12    4   6  11 — 33

Maq (4-7)    14  12  13  6 — 45

Points — Madilyn Lemke 18; Tenley Cavanagh 9; Carley Davis 7; CJ Yeager 4; Mikaela Burken 4; Addi Bowman 3. Rebounds — Lemke 8; Davis 5; Yeager 4; Cavanagh 3; Bowman 2; Burken 2; Hope Meyer 2; Jackie Miller 2; Emma Chapin 1. Assists — Cavanagh 3; Davis 3; Lemke 2; Bowman 1; Yeager 1. Steals — Yeager 3; Lemke 2; Cavanagh 1; Meyer 1. Blocks — Davis 4; Bowman 1; Yeager 1; Cavanagh 1. FG — 17-35. FT — 7-22. 3PT — 4-10.

Maquoketa 54

Western Dubuque 39

WD (2-9)    10   9   10   10 — 39

Maq (5-7)   11   6   15   22 — 54

Points — Carley Davis 15; CJ Yeager 14; Madilyn Lemke 8; Jackie Miller 8; Addi Bowman 6; Tenley Cavanagh 3. Rebounds — Lemke9;Davis 8; Miller 6; Bowman 4; Cavanagh 3; Yeager 2; Mikaela Burken 2. Assists — Yeager 4; Cavanagh 3; Lemke 2; Davis 1; Burken 1; Miller 1. Steals — Yeager 3; Davis 1. Blocks — Davis 4; Burken 1. FG — 19-46. FT — 13-17. 3PT — 3-10. 

EV loses buzzer beater to Lions

The Easton Valley River Hawks girls basketball team lost a heartbreaker Jan. 7 as the Lisbon Lions hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to claim a 45-42 victory. 

This was a close game all night. The Lions did open a nine-point lead, which was the biggest lead for either team, but River Hawks cut into it at halftime to 24-21. 

In the second half, the River Hawks grabbed a lead for a short time at 27-26 in the third quarter. 

With one-minute left in regulation, the River Hawks were down 42-39. Renee Hartung brought the ball to the front court. After a few passes River Hawks center Liviah Johnson got the ball down low, made the basket, and was fouled. Johnson calmy stepped up to the free throw line and made the shot, tying the score at 42 with 23 seconds left, setting the stage for the Lions’ winning shot. 

Johnson led the River Hawks in scoring and rebounding and recorded her second double-double of the season, with 15 points and 12 rebounds. She has logged more minutes since teammate Kaitlyn Kuhl went down with an injury. Johnson logged all 32 minutes in the game; Coach Chad Gruver even called a time-out to give Johnson a rest in the fourth quarter. 

Sydney McNeil also scored in double figures with 10 points. She has scored 10 or more points in four of the River Hawks last five games. 

The River Hawks will have travel to Wyoming and Bellevue this week as they take on the Midland Eagles on Tuesday then travel to Bellevue to play Marquette Catholic on Friday.

Lisbon 45

Easton Valley 42

L (3-5)    16  8   10  11 — 45

EV (5-6)  8   13   8   13 — 42

Points — Liviah Johnson 15; Sydney McNeil 10; Renee Hartung 8; Dakota Dyson 4; Jaysie Wood 3; Maddi Klemme 2. Rebounds — Johnson 12; Dyson 6; Klemme 6; McNeil 5; Hartung 5; Wood 1; Charly Holdgrafer 1. Assists — Hartung 4; McNeil 3; Klemme 3. Steals — Johnson 3; Hartung 1; Klemme 1; Dyson 1. Blocks — Johnson 4; Dyson 2; Klemme 1. FG — 17-47. FT — 3-9. 3PT — 5-15.

 

• Bowling

Boys

(At Bellevue Jan. 7)

Maquoketa 2,891

Bellevue 3,330

Maquoketa 

Dalton Davis 216-223 (439)

Kaden Biedler 203-113 (316)

Kaleb Stephany 134-156 (290)

Kyler Biedler 198-245 (443)

Dalton Frieden 166-159 (325)

Lucas Ihrig 177-221 (398)

Bakers games: 193-171-232-170-204

Bellevue

Dawson Weber 259-224 (483)

River Schiefer 248-233 (481)

Ty Kloser 214-222 (436)

Logan Kloser 253-244 (497)

Ashton Felderman 147-190 (337)

Jacob Bakey 182-251 (433)

Bakers games: 268-159-148-200-225

Benton 2,083

Maquoketa 2,702

(At Maquoketa Jan. 8)

Benton

Ethan Hepker 123-121 (244)

Andrew Kerkman 180-129 (309)

Brody Bries 120-166 (286)

Nate Rottman 156-157 (313)

Clayton Knight 84-121 (205)

Murphy Glawe 130-101 (231)

Bakers games: 137-165-118-151-129

Maquoketa 

Kaden Biedler 178-147 (325)

Dalton Frieden 161-160 (321)

Dalton Davis 142-158 (300)

Stephan Mask 252-214 (466)

Kyler Biedler 181-163 (344)

Lucas Ihrig 152-244 (396)

Bakers games: 222-172-138-151-167

 

Girls

(At Bellevue Jan. 8)

Maquoketa 2,217

Bellevue 1,677

Maquoketa 

Alysa Kies 123-137 (260)

Morgan Brown 140-160 (300)

Allyson Coates 112-156 (268)

Faith Zabran 132-163 (295)

Sara Andresen 144-152 (296)

Alex Thomas 226-149 (375)

Bakers games: 124, 131, 159, 114, 158

Bellevue

Makenna Putman 131-128 (259)

Jax Glaser 93-88 (181)

Hailey Olszewski 120-186 (306)

Paige Mangler 107-101 (208)

Deanna Bakey 104-92 (196)

Benton 1,761

Maquoketa 2,332

(At Maquoketa Jan. 8)

Benton

Tiffany Schnor 179-162 (341)

Destiny Lindsey 86-111 (197)

Caitlin Keipex 95-105 (200)

Trinity LaGrange 88-108 (196)

Karley Urell 100-113 (213)

Rayne LaGrange 144-122 (266)

Bakers games: 153-109-68-96-118

Maquoketa

Ali Simmons 131-104 (235)

Chloe Fuesey 156-130 (286)

Eliza Linden 139-178 (317)

Faith Zabran 119-127 (246)

Sara Andresen 168-157 (325)

Alex Thomas 161-174 (335)

Bakers games: 180-127-165-145-206