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Tue
08
Sep

Missed tackles, limited offense lead to Central loss


Defensive lineman Joel Thiese (60) makes a tackle with help from his teammates during Central’s Sept. 4 game against Springville. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Warrior wide receiver Hazen Loan (33) takes the pitch from quarterback Evan Schroeder.

Fullback Sean Wilwert (9) goes in motion as quarterback Evan Schroeder waits for the ball to be hiked.

Evan Pensel, James Eberhardt, Hazen Loan and CJ Polkinghorn celebrated Senior Night on Sept. 4.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

Going into last Friday’s football game against the Springville Orioles, Central Head Coach Joe Koehn felt good about the match-up.

“Both teams have speed and some athletes who know how to use it. I am very excited to see how things play out…we have been focusing on staying low in all aspects of the game,” he said. 

However, as the final whistle blew, the score showed a one-sided affair, as Springville defeated the Warriors 81-0. 

Tue
08
Sep

Bulldog football team cruises to 2-0 record

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac football team upped its record to 2-0 Sept. 4, with a convincing 35-13 victory at Alburnett.

Like the previous week, where the Bulldogs’ special teams tallied two touchdowns before the offense even took the field, Friday night’s game got off to a fast start. Just 13 seconds in, sophomore Karter Decker returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown, and MFL MarMac went up 7-0. 

Around a minute later, after a huge completion from senior quarterback Max Havlicek to senior receiver Cayden Ball, junior running back Cullen McShane scored from five yards out, giving the Bulldogs a 13-0 advantage.

Tue
08
Sep

Moser runs to fifth-place finish as MFL MarMac cross country season gets underway


Sydney Moser placed fifth with a time of 22:18, and was the top Bulldog finisher. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Kaylee Walch (left), Rose Grau and Ayla Gerndt ran together during MFL MarMac’s season-opening meet at Tri-City Golf Course.

In her first high school meet, Clare Grau finished 12th.

Caleb Nordheim led the MFL MarMac boys with a 13th-place finish on Sept. 3.

Sophomore Will Koether ran the course in 19:39.60, which was good for 16th place.

At last week’s meet, J.J. Lynd came in 32nd.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac cross country team kicked off its season Sept. 3, in the lone home meet at Tri-City Golf Course outside Luana.

The team was led by junior Sydney Moser, who raced to a fifth-place finish with a time of 22:18.00. Freshman Clare Grau earned a time of 23:42.50, placing her 12th. Fellow freshmen Kaylee Walch and Ayla Gerndt finished 20th and 21st, respectively, with marks of 25:53.70 and 26:02.50. Ruby Koeller, another freshman, came in 26th at 28:43.60, while freshman Kaylee Nuehring took the 31st spot with a 30:04.70 time.

Tue
08
Sep

Central volleyball falls to 0-7

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central Warriors volleyball team wrapped up the Midland Tournament on Sept. 5. They entered the tournament 0-3 on the season, and the struggles continued. 

In match one, they took on the Cascade Cougars, dropping both sets, 21-5 and 21-11. 

The team had five kills on 41 attempts, and was led by Kaitlyn Wiley with three. Ava Pensel earned the team’s four assists. In total, Central netted one ace serve on 17 serve attempts, with an 88.2 percent serve efficiency. 

On defense, they scored 15 digs, seven of which went to Maddie Wille. 

Tue
08
Sep

New Hampton, Turkey Valley too much for Bulldogs

The MFL MarMac volleyball team dropped to 0-3 last week, following losses to New Hampton and host Turkey Valley at a triangular on Sept. 1

The Bulldogs were swept by New Hampton, 2-0, in the first game, with set scores of 25-19 and 25-17.

In the second game, MFL MarMac fell to Turkey valley 2-1. The match-up started off well for the Bulldogs, who won the first set 25-17—their first set victory this season. They struggled to keep the momentum going in the final two, though, losing 25-14 and 15-12.

MFL MarMac will participate in another triangular this week, taking on West Central and host Maquoketa Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 8. 

Tue
01
Sep

MFL MarMac rolls to record-breaking 65-28 win over Maquoketa Valley


Whether it was offense, defense or special teams, Cullen McShane did it all for the Bulldogs in the 65-28 win over Maquoketa Valley Friday night. The junior scored two rushing touchdowns for MFL MarMac, in addition to blocking a punt and recovering a fumble that were both taken to the end zone. Here, he gets a block from lineman Josh Reichard. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Wing back Karter Decker carried the ball five times for the Bulldogs, accumulating 43 yards and a touchdown. He also returned a kickoff 68 yards for a touchdown.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac football team rolled to a 65-28 victory over visiting Maquoketa Valley in the season opener Aug. 28—a school record for points scored in a game.

“I believed in my guys, believed we were going to win,” acknowledged head coach Dan Anderson. “But if you would’ve said we were going to put 65 points on the board in the first one of the year, I would’ve said, ‘Yeah, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’”

“We didn’t make the mistakes,” he said. “That team we played is a better football team than that. They made some mistakes and we capitalized on them.”

Tue
01
Sep

Bulldogs drop first game to Cascade


Riley Moreland denied a Cougar attack at the net during MFL MarMac’s season opener on Aug. 25. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

With 16 digs, libero Lexy Johnson was a strong back row presence for the Bulldogs in the 3-0 loss.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac volleyball team lost its season-opening game to Cascade, 3-0, on Aug. 25. The first set was the closest of the match, with the Bulldogs falling 25-21. However, haunted by service errors and some strong serving on the Cougars’ part, MFL MarMac dropped the following two sets 25-18 and 25-8, respectively.

Junior Riley Moreland had two kills and two blocks for the Bulldogs, in addition to eight digs. Senior Kayden Gillitzer was also key at the net, with two kills and one block. Senior Lexy Johnson led the team with 16 digs, while Abby Schellhorn and Miranda Lang each picked up eight.

The Bulldogs will look to earn their first win of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 1, in a triangular at Turkey Valley.

Tue
01
Sep

Warriors fall in season opener


The Cenral football team gathered in a pre-game huddle around new head coach Joe Koehn. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Central quarterback Evan Schroeder rolled out of the pocket, looking downfield, during the game against Kee on Aug. 28.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

It was a rough start to the Central Warriors’ football season Friday night, as the team lost its home opener against the Kee Hawks, 54-14. 

From the start, the Warriors had trouble moving and protecting the ball. 

Quarterback Evan Schroeder completed four of 13 passes for 11 yards, while throwing four interceptions, one of which was a pick-six. The rushing attack totaled 38 attempts for 89 yards, an average of 2.8 yards per carry. 

Tue
01
Sep

Central volleyball starts season at tourney

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central Warriors volleyball team started the season on Aug. 29, losing all three games at  a tournament at Cascade.

In the first game against the Springville Orioles, the Warriors lost in straight sets by the scores of 21-12 and 21-6. The team ended up with a kill efficiency of just 40.9 percent and totaled one block. The Warriors managed two ace serves and a 70 percent serve efficiency, while recording four assists and 12 digs. 

Ava Pensel led the way with three assists and Chelsia Larson was responsible for the team’s only block. Maddy Wille totaled four of the team’s 12 digs. 

Tue
01
Sep

Central volleyball coach is driven by love of sports


Members of the Central volleyball team include (front, left to right) Alivia Keppler, Kaitlyn Wiley, Chelsia Larson; (middle) Carly Kluesner, Isabelle Groth, Alyson Feickert, Miranda Larson; (back) coach Mike Smith, Peyton Finley, Brandy Beatty, Alexis Loan, Ava Pensel, Madeline Wille, Katelyn Scherf, Ashlyn Scherf and coach Stephanie Burke. (Photo courtesy of Blaker Photography)

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

In his second season as head coach of Central’s volleyball program, the 20-year coaching veteran Mike Smith is looking to slow things down, get the team to play more consistently and understand the psychology of the players more, in order to improve relations and maximize potential. 

Part of this is spurred by a coaching philosophy that focuses on constantly improving and getting better. 

“You may not win them all, but as long as the team keeps getting better, then you are coaching them,” Smith said. 

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