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Tue
13
Oct

Bulldogs are back-to-back district champions


Junior Kaden Stocker caught two receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown Friday night, in MFL MarMac’s 60-0 win over Postville. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Corbin McElwaine (left) and Tyler Wille were part of a stout offensive line that allowed the Bulldogs to accumulate over 100 yards passing and 279 on the ground against the Pirates.

At Postville, MFL MarMac quarterback Max Havlicek completed nine of 14 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran the ball twice himself for 35 yards and another touchdown.

Austin Schlee vaulted over a Pirate defender in the 60-0 MFL MarMac win on Oct. 9.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

For the second straight year—and the second time ever—the MFL MarMac football team has won a district title. With a 60-0 win at Postville on Oct. 9, the Bulldogs tied with South Winneshiek and Wapsie Valley for the top spot in Class A District 4.

“They’ve accomplished a lot,” head coach Dan Anderson said of his team. “Starting the season, maybe even I was a doubter a little bit. But you should never doubt these guys.”

Tue
13
Oct

MFL MarMac runs at South Winn, in final race before conference meet

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac cross country team ran at South Winneshiek on Oct. 6, in the final competition before next week’s conference meet.

Freshman Clare Grau continued to perform well for the Bulldogs, charging to a 22nd-place finish with a time of 22:47.67. Fellow freshman Kaylee Walch had a strong meet too, running the course in 24:16.35 to finish 35th. Freshman Ruby Koeller came in 46th at 26:37.93, while sophomore Alexis Ross, freshman Kaylee Nuehring and sophomore Cadence Weber placed in spots 48 through 50, respectively, with times of 27:31.86, 27:43.23 and 28:24.36.

Tue
13
Oct

Warriors fall to Blue Devils


Lexi Loan goes up for the kill against West Central, with teammates Kaitlyn Wiley (2), Ava Pensel (3) and Chelsia Larson (7) looking on. (Photo by Bev Hamann)

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

As the season is quickly coming to an end, the Central Warriors volleyball team is running out of time to up its record, and the recent loss to the West Central Blue Devils doesn’t make it any easier. 

The 3-17 Warriors, playing at home Oct. 5, watched the 8-2 Blue Devils win the match in straight sets, 25-21, 25-14 and 25-14.

Tue
13
Oct

Passing offense a highlight in Central loss

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central football program entered the Oct. 9 game against 3-3 Northwood-Kensett mired in the struggles of rebuilding under a new coaching regime. While the 1-5 Warriors have shown signs of improvement, most notably in the punting game, where Evan Pensel seems to have solidified the position, averaging 27.6 yards per punt, the offense and defense are still searching for an identity. Northwood-Kensett won the match-up 70-21.

On the defensive side, tackling has been an ongoing issue, so much so that head coach Joe Koehn acknowledged the coaching staff’s efforts to improve it. 

Tue
13
Oct

MFL MarMac volleyball team ups record to 6-9


Brooke Gillitzer tips the ball over the net in MFL MarMac’s Oct. 6 game against West Central. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Aleyna Rodriguez (left) and Grace Anderson try to fend off the Blue Devil attack on Oct. 6

Kayden Gillitzer smashes the ball through a West Central block.

Abby Schellhorn sets one of her teammates up for a kill in the Bulldogs’ 3-0 loss to the Blue Devils.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac volleyball team upped its record to 6-9 last week, following up a loss to West Central with a victory over South Winneshiek.

The Bulldogs took on the Upper Iowa Conference-leading Blue Devils in Monona on Oct. 6, losing in straight sets, 3-0. The first two sets were back-and-forth affairs, with MFL MarMac narrowly falling 25-23 and 25-22. West Central put the match away in the third, however, claiming a 25-18 advantage.

Tue
13
Oct

Central cross country competitive at South Winn

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

It was another competitive performance put in by Central’s cross country team at the Oct. 6 meet in South Winneshiek. The team once again saw medalists and season best times as the runners prepare for next week’s conference meet. 

Beginning with the varsity girls, Delaney Scherf and Hannah Asche led the way, finishing 10th and 11th, respectively. They both had a time of 21:34, good enough to medal, and it was a season best for Scherf. In the field of 52 runners, Allie Mussman finished 23rd, with a season best 22:48. Other team members finished outside the top 25, including Jaydin Dettman, who ran a career best 23:37 for 31st, Taylor Moser (33rd), Maria Medberry (42nd) and Haley Mueller (43rd). 

Tue
06
Oct

Dunkerton defeats Central 52-6


Evan Schroeder dives forward for extra yards. He led Central with 50 yards rushing in the loss to Dunkerton. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Nate Shirbroun returns a kickoff in Central’s Oct. 2 game against Dunkerton.

Evan Pensel tackles the Dunkerton runner.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central football team headed into the Oct. 2 game against the Dunkerton Raiders riding a high from their homecoming victory and coach Joe Koehn’s unwavering loyalty to running the football. The Raider defense was undaunted, stymieing the Warriors’ rush offense, holding it to 70 total yards for a 1.9-yards-per-carry average. The end result was a 52-6 loss, bringing the Warriors’ record to 1-4 on the season. 

Tue
06
Oct

Central volleyball drops two games


Chelsia Larson goes for the block against the Eagles. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Kaitlyn Wiley serves against Clayton Ridge on Oct. 1. She had three of Central’s six aces in the 3-0 loss.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central volleyball team had a tough past week, dropping two matches in straight sets. 

On Sept. 29, the Warriors took on MFL MarMac, losing 25-15, 28-26 and 26-24. While the match was competitive, and the Warriors actually outperformed the Bulldogs in certain statistical categories such as serve efficiency, serve aces and blocks, they could not overcome a disparity in kills and kill errors. 

Tue
06
Oct

Bulldog runners face strong fields at Jesup, Crestwood

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac cross country team raced in two events last week, including an invitational at Jesup on Sept. 29 and a meet hosted by Crestwood on Oct. 3.

Junior Sydney Moser was back in action at Jesup, leading the lady Bulldogs with an 18th-place finish with a time of 21:17.3. Freshman Clare Grau wasn’t far behind, running the course in 21:27.4 to place 25th. Freshmen Kaylee Walch and Ayla Gerndt were 85th and 87th, respectively, with times of 23:47.5 and 23:47.9, while freshman Ruby Koeller and sophomore Alexis Ross came in at 26:34.6 and 26:56.8 to take the 125th and 126th spots. 

Tue
06
Oct

Bulldogs beat South Winn, creating three-way tie atop district standings


Junior fullback Gabe McGeough rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns in MFL MarMac’s 36-22 victory over South Winn on Oct. 2. Here, he gets a block from teammate Chauncy Drahn. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

The Warriors’ star quarterback, Jacob Herold, was sacked twice by the Bulldogs, including this one by freshman Wyatt Powell.

The MFL MarMac defense kept South Winn’s prolific triple option offense largely under wraps. Head coach Dan Anderson attributed a lot of that success to nose guard Josh Reichard.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac football team defeated rival South Winneshiek 36-22 on Oct. 2. The victory, paired with a win over Postville in the final regular season game this coming Friday, would give the Bulldogs a share of the Class A District 4 title with the Warriors and Wapsie Valley.

“It’s a huge victory,” said head coach Dan Anderson. “We went against a really good football team that was undefeated and ranked top four. I thought we dominated for a lot of that football game.”

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