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Tue
22
Sep

McShane shatters single game rushing record as Bulldogs defeat Eagles


MFL MarMac running back Cullen McShane evaded the Clayton Ridge defense throughout Friday night, rushing for a school record 355 yards on 15 carries. He totaled 211 of those on just three plays of 75, 63 and 73 yards—all for touchdowns. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Max Havlicek (7) netted 7.5 tackles in MFL MarMac’s 34-14 victory over Clayton Ridge.

Bulldog offensive lineman Tyler Wille blocks for his teammates against the Eagles.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac football team improved to 3-1 on Sept. 18, with a 34-14 victory at winless Clayton Ridge. 

“3-1, you’ve got to be happy about that,” said head coach Dan Anderson, but he admitted the game was rough at times. “We have a lot of cleaning up to do, especially up front.”

Tue
22
Sep

MFL MarMac cross country team runs at Starmont, Central


Ruby Koeller finished 43rd at the meet in Elkader. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Will Koether finished the Sept. 17 race in 31st place, and had MFL MarMac’s second-best boys time

Bulldogs Kaylee Nuehring (left) and Cadence Weber ran together at the Central meet.

Koal Klenk (left) and Cody Moses participated in the cross country meet at the Elkader Golf and Country Club on Sept. 17.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac cross country team was busy last week, competing in meets hosted by Starmont and Central.

The girls finished 14th as a team at the large Starmont Invitational on Sept. 15, accruing 330 points. Sydney Moser was the Bulldogs’ top finisher, coming in 20th with a time of 22:20.95. Clare Grau wasn’t far behind, placing 22nd at 22:22.54. Kaylee Walch and Ayla Gerndt finished 98th and 99th, respectively, with times of 25:46.03 and 25:46.19. Rose Grau completed the course in 27:55.42, to place 126th, while Alexis Ross ran it in 28:01.09 and came in 129th. 

Tue
22
Sep

Warriors set season best times, junior high team wins meet


Central’s junior high boys team starts the race at the Elkader Golf Course on Sept. 17. The Warriors placed first overall and eighth grader Gavin Holst (second Central runner from right) was the individual junior high champion. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

With a 28:06, Mylee Wingert had a season best time last week, as well as a personal record for the Elkader course.

Central had two varsity boys participants, Parker Vaughn and Corey Weber.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central cross-country program hosted its only home meet of the season this past week at the Elkader golf course, and the varsity girls provided the excitement, all running season best times. 

They were once again led by medalists Hannah Asche, who finished seventh with a 21:28, and Delaney Scherf, who ran a 22:20 time to finish in 13th in a field of 54 runners. 

The other team members that performed season best times included Taylor Moser (27th - 24:27), Jaydin Dettman (34th - 25:18), Haley Mueller (39th - 25:43),  Carly Kluesner (48th - 27:40), Eva Embretson (52nd - 28:35), Maci Kluesner (53rd - 28:45) and Mylee Wingert, who finished 51st with a time of 28:06 and ran a personal record for the course. 

Tue
22
Sep

Bulldogs secure first victory


Kayden Gillitzer sets a ball over the net against the Indians. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Bulldogs Karli Tilson (left) and Grace Anderson defend a Waukon attack.

Miranda Lang dug out seven balls in MFL MarMac's loss to Waukon.

Lakota Morrissey serves against Waukon on Sept. 15.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac volleyball team upped its record to 1-6 last week, following up a loss to Waukon with a win over Postville.

The Bulldogs hosted the Indians on Sept. 15, dropping the first two sets 25-16 and 25-15. They mounted a comeback in set three, but fell just short, 25-23.

Tue
22
Sep

Central loses 3-1 to TigerHawks

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central volleyball team returned to single game action this past week, as they took on the North Fayette Valley TigerHawks (3-7) at home on Sept. 17, losing the match 3-1. 

The girls came out strong, pulling off a 25-22 victory in the first set, but lost the next three sets 25-14, 25-17 and 25-19, dropping their season record to 1-11. 

On offense, Ava Pensel was the only player to record an assist, adding eight more to her team leading 55. As for kills, Central was led by Isabelle Groth with five, Chelsia Larson with four and Lexi Loan with three. The team totaled 16 on 74 attempts, with 26 errors for an efficiency rating of -.135 percent. 

Tue
15
Sep

Another top 10 finish for MFL MarMac's Moser


The MFL MarMac girls, led by Clare Grau, burst off the starting line at North Fayette Valley. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

(Front to back) Bulldogs Kole Pape, Cody Moses, JJ Lynd and Reilly Franzen compete in the Sept. 10 cross country meet at North Fayette Valley.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac cross country team ran in its second meet of the season at North Fayette Valley on Sept. 10. 

Junior Sydney Moser earned her second top-10 finish of the season, placing eighth with a time of 22:05. Freshman Clare Grau also performed well, completing the course in 22:33, which was good for 13th place. Other Bulldog finishers included freshmen Kaylee Walch and Ayla Gerndt, who were 40th and 45th, respectively, with times of 25:11 and 25:37. Sophomore Alexis Ross came in 54th at 27:14, while freshman Ruby Koeller was 58th at 27:49 and freshman Kaylee Nuehring 65th at 29:12. 

Tue
15
Sep

Muddy track limits Central runners


Parker Vaughn was the Warriors’ only varsity boys runner at NFV. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Maci Kluesner and the Central cross country team competed in a meet at North Fayette Valley on Sept. 10.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

It was a week of adversity for Central’s cross country team, starting with the cancellation of the Clayton Ridge meet on Tuesday and ending with a muddy track on Thursday at the Fayette Valley meet, where the weather conditions led to the team underperforming.   

Tue
15
Sep

Warrior volleyball team picks up first win

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central volleyball team got its first win of the season this past week at the Jesup Tournament, but the season struggles continued as the Warriors dropped the other three matches in straight sets. 

Central first played the Jesup J-Hawks, losing both sets, 21-10 and 21-2. Ava Pensel led the team in assists with three and had one of the team’s two aces. Chelsia Larson finished with one of the team’s four kills and its only block of the match, and Maddy Wille secured four of the team’s six digs. 

Tue
15
Sep

Central loses 78-12, but offense shows improvement


Running back Sean Wilwert runs toward the end zone, capping off a 52-yard touchdown run for Central during Saturday’s loss to Midland. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Nick Deitchler runs toward the sideline to get around the Midland defense.

Warrior quarterback Evan Schroeder hands the ball off to fullback Noah Diersen.

Brandon Whittle (52), CJ Polkinghorn (42), Noah Diersen (21) and other Central teammates tackle the Midland ball carrier.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The struggles continued for the Central football program amid a chaotic week of unsavory weather, position shifting and an injured starting quarterback. 

Heavy rainfall led to the game being postponed on Friday night and rescheduled to a Saturday morning kickoff. Due to field conditions at Midland, the game was relocated to the turf field at Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville. 

As for the team, according to head coach Joe Koehn, adjustments were made to the rush defense along the defensive line and linebackers, and Evan Schroeder, nursing a groin injury, split time at quarterback with Elliott Kelly. 

Tue
15
Sep

MFL MarMac suffers narrow 21-20 loss to Wapsie Valley


On a windy, rainy night, MFL MarMac’s ground game was especially important. The team had a combined 162 rushing yards, 102 of which came from Gabe McGeough. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Karter Decker snagged a 75-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Max Havlicek to score MFL MarMac’s first points against Wapsie Valley Friday night.

Bulldog tight end Braden Landt picks up a block during MFL MarMac’s 20-21 loss to Wapsie Valley.

MFL MarMac’s senior quarterback, Max Havlicek, was 6-16 and threw for 134 yards and one touchdown against the Warriors.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

Under challenging windy and rainy conditions, the MFL MarMac football team suffered a close 21-20 defeat to fourth-ranked Wapsie Valley Friday night. It was the Bulldogs’ first loss of the season and the program’s first regular season defeat since 2018.

“They played their hearts out. I’m proud of them,” head coach Dan Anderson said of his team. “Unfortunately, when two really good football teams play, someone’s got to lose. You hate for it to be you.”

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