Basketball

• Boys

The Easton Valley River Hawks boys basketball team returned only one starter from last year’s team, which went undefeated in the regular season. That did not stop this year’s team from another undefeated regular season. 

The River Hawks, playing on a night when their three senior players were honored, defeated Marquette Catholic in a Tri-Rivers East Division battle Feb. 9 by a final score of 58-45. The final regular season records for the River Hawks are 18-0 overall and 11-0 in conference play. 

The perfect conference record also gives the River Hawks another title, its fifth in the seven short years of the league.

Cayden Deardorff and Aidan Gruver led a balanced scoring attack against the Mohawks with 10 points each. The Fuegen brothers, Porter and Carson, scored 9 each, with Kaleb Cornilsen and Conor Gruver pouring in 7 each. 

Cornilsen also pulled down 16 rebounds while Deardorff blocked five shots to lead the River Hawks.

The 18-0 River Hawks opened tournament play in Class 1A Substate Region 4 Monday night against North Cedar (7-15) in Miles.

Easton Valley 58

Marquette 45

M (7-11)   5   10   13   17 — 45

EV (18-0) 5   19   17   17 — 58

Points — Aidan Gruver 10; Cayden Deardorff 10; Porter Fuegen 9; Carson Fuegen 9; Kaleb Cornilsen 7; Conor Gruver 7; Keaton Wilson 5; Dylon Dyson 1. Rebounds — Cornilsen 16; C. Fuegen 5; P. Fuegen 4; Deardorff 4; A. Gruver 3; C. Gruver 3; Wilson 1 Assists — P. Fuegen 7; C. Fuegen 6; A. Gruver 3; C. Gruver 3; Cornilsen 2; Deardorff 1. Steals — C. Fuegen 6; Cornilsen 4; P. Fuegen 2; Deardorff 2; A. Gruver 1; Dyson 1. Blocks — Deardorff 5; A. Gruver 2; P. Fuegen 2. C. Fuegen 1. FG — 23-53. FT — 8-27. 3PT — 4-19. 

Cardinals lose by seven points to

Vinton-Shellsburg

Vinton-Shellsburg 50

Maquoketa 43

M (6-13)   15   12    6    10 — 43

VS (9-9)    5    18   10   17 — 50

• Girls

Maquoketa’s season ends in regional loss

The Maquoketa Cardinals girls basketball team won one and lost one last week. 

Northeast came to town Feb. 9 to make up a snowed-out game a week earlier. The Cardinals came out on top, downing the Rebels 61-57.

On Feb. 13, the Cardinals opened Class 3A Region 7 play at home against Davenport Assumption. CJ Yeager started the game with a three-point basket, giving the Cardinals an early lead. 

The Cardinals maintained the lead and expanded it to eight points before the Knights mounted a comeback and took the lead on a three-point basket as the second quarter buzzer went off, giving them a 19-18 lead. 

The Cards turned the ball over on the first two possessions of the third quarter, allowing the Knights to move further ahead. 

But, the Cards regrouped and took the lead back as Tenley Cavanagh hit back-to-back three-point baskets, putting the Cards out front 30-27 with 1:24 left in the third quarter. 

However, the Cards scored only seven points the rest of the game. The Knights scored their last 10 points at the free throw line as the Cards tried to extend the game. 

Saturday’s loss ends the Cardinals’ season with a 10-12 record.     

Maquoketa 61

Northeast 57

N (6-12)    13   13   18   13 — 57

M (10-11) 16   15   11   19 — 61

Points — Jackie Miller 15; Carley Davis 12; Madilyn Lemke 10; Tenley Cavanagh 7; CJ Yeager 6; Carley Cavanagh 6; Addi Bowman 3; Mikaela Burken 2. Rebounds — Miller 7; T. Cavanagh 6; Lemke 5; Bowman 2; Yeager 2; Davis 2; C. Cavanagh 1; Reese Kuhlman 1. Assists — Yeager 5; Miller 3; T. Cavanagh 2; Lemke 1; Davis 1; C. Cavanagh 1. Steals — Bowman 2; Miller 2; Yeager 1; T. Cavanagh 1; Burken 1. Blocks — Bowman 1; Davis 1; C. Cavanagh 1. FG — 24-57. FT — 8-17. 3PT — 5-18. 

Davenport Assumption 50

Maquoketa 37

DA (6-11)   7   12  12  19 — 50

M (10-12)  10  8   12   7  — 37

Points — Carley Davis 10; CJ Yeager 9; Tenley Cavanagh 9; Reese Kuhlman 5; Jackie Miller 2; Hope Meyer 1; Madilyn Lemke 1. Rebounds — Davis; 4; Yeager 4; Lemke 3; Kuhlman 3 Cavanagh 2; Addi Bowman 2; Emma Chapin 2; Miller 1; Mikaela Burken 1. Assists — Cavanagh 4; Bowman 3; Yeager 2; Lemke 2; Miller 2; Davis 1. Steals — Burken 2; Bowman 1; Yeager 1; Davis 1; Cavanagh 1. Blocks — Bowman 1. FG — 15-46. FT — 3-12. 3PT — 4-15.

Lisbon ends Easton Valley’s season early

LISBON — The Easton Valley River Hawks girls basketball team traveled to Lisbon Feb. 11 for the start of the Class 1A Region 5 postseason.

The River Hawks got a slow start to the game as the Lisbon Lions hit four three-point baskets in the first quarter and raced to a 17-7 lead. 

Midway into the second quarter, the River Hawks were behind 27-12 when the Lions made two more three-point baskets in the quarter. However, by halftime the River Hawks cut into the lead to 31-20. 

The River Hawks cut into the deficit and got within one point (36-35) with 7:21 left in the game. But that is as close as they could get as the Lions made another three-point basket to get the lead back up to (39-35) with four minutes left in the game. 

The River Hawks got back to three points in the last two minutes but fell to the Lions 47-41.

The River Hawks season comes to an early end with a 9-11 record.

Lisbon 47

Easton Valley 41

EV (9-11)     7   13   11   10 — 41

L (10-9)     17   14     5   11 — 47

Points — Sydney McNeil 16; Liviah Johnson 9; Dakota Dyson 6; Jaysie Wood 4; Kaitlyn Kuhl 4; Maddi Klemme 2. 

Wrestling

IHSAA 2A District 7

Cards swept from district meet in Solon

SOLON — Maquoketa sent three wrestlers to districts in Solon Saturday, Feb. 13, for a chance to qualify for the state tournament. 

Dylan Pietz wrestled at 120 pounds and lost both of his matches by falls. At 138-pounds, Ivan Martin also lost both of his matches one by fall, and one by technical fall 16-0.

At 195 pounds, Lane Stender found some success but fell just short of qualifying for the state meet by placing third. Only the top two wrestlers in each weight class qualify for the state meet.

120 — Semifinals: Cole Whitehead (Center Point-Urbana) over Dylan Pietz (Maquoketa) (Fall 1:42); 3rd Place Match: Mark Sunlin (Monticello) over Pietz (Fall 1:40)

138 — Semifinals: Kain Luensman (Monticello) over Ivan Martin (Maquoketa) (Fall 1:02); 3rd Place Match: Cael Grell (Central DeWitt) over Martin (TF 16-0 3:40) 

195 Semifinal: Wyatt Voelker (West Delaware) over Lane Stender (Maquoketa) (TF 23-8 5:24); 3rd Place Match: Stender over Mitchell Howard (Central DeWitt) (SV-1 4-2); 2nd Place Match: Nathan Keating (Anamosa) over Stender (TF 18-2 3:31)

Bowling

• Boys 

WaMaC Results

1. Vinton-Shellsburg   2934

2. Maquoketa            2772

3. West Delaware      2728

4. Independence       2559

5. Marion                 2241

6. Benton                1884 

The Maquoketa boys and girls bowling team traveled to Vinton to take part in the WaMaC bowling meet on Friday Feb. 12 at p.m. 

Both teams bowled well considering the lanes were flooded on the outside, and in that case, it takes the opposing team a little longer to adjust. 

The boys placed second 162 pins behind the host school Vinton-Shellsburg. Kyler Beidler had a strong afternoon with a score of 403 on the tough conditions. Beibler’s 403 was good for a 4th place medal. Lucas Ihrig also medaled placing 6th with a 392 series. 

After the singles play the Cards were in fourth but, a good Bakers set pushed the Cards into 2nd place.

The Maquoketa Girls team also had a strong showing placing 3rd just three pins from a second-place finish at the WaMaC meet. Alex Thomas continued her good bowling with games of 207-189 for a series of 396. 

Thomas missed out of being top medal honors by just one pin Her 396 was good for second place medal Eliza Linden and Sara Andresen placed just out of the medals in 11th, and 12th place. Morgan Brown placed 14th while Allyson Coates finished in 17th place. 

The Girls will travel to Camanche on Tuesday for Districts Feb. 16. While the Boys travel to Muscatine on Thursday Feb. 18 for the right to bowl in the state meet.

From Vinton — Feb. 12.

Maquoketa results 

Dalton Davis-192-142 = 334

Jacob Reicks-190-153 = 343

Kaden Beidler-123-142 = 265

Steven Mask-178-134 = 312

Lucas Ihrig-180-212 = 392

Kyler Beidler- 205-198 = 403 

Bakers Games — 193, 200, 172, 181, 242.

Top 10 Medal Winners

1. CJ Rich (West Delaware)442; 

2. Riley Richart, Vinton-Shellsburg 411; 3. Teegan Cross (Independence) 407; 4. Eli Powers (VS) Vinton-Shellsburg 407; 5. Kyler Beidler (Maquoketa) 403; 6. Ayden Bearbower (VS) 397; 7. Lucas Ihrig (Maquoketa) 392; 8. Louis Shontz (WD) 383; 9. Alex Funk (VS) 377; 10. Parker Arnold 

• Girls

Vinton-Shellsburg    2661

Independence         2462

Maquoketa             2459

West Delaware       2313

Marion                  1817

Benton Community1726

From Vinton — Feb. 12. 

Maquoketa results 

Faith Zabran 121-148 = 269

Eliza Linden 160-158 = 318

Morgan Brown 155-147 = 302

Allyson Coates 152-144 = 296

Sara Andreson 159-152 = 311

Alex Thomas  207-189 = 396

Bakers Games — 179, 158, 187, 135, 177. 

Top 10 medal winners

1. Christina Harrelson (Vinton-Shellsburg) 397; 2. Alex Thomas (Maquoketa) 396; 3. 

Riley Campbell (Independence) 394; 4. Jenna Pattee (VS) 390; 5. Tori Elwick(VS) 379; 6. Anna Becker (VS) 367; 7. Addie Nabholz (I) 357; 8. Madi Shontz(West Delaware) 356; 9. Audrey Stephens (I) 340; 10. Lydia Heims (WD) 321