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Cardinal golfers’ season ends at 4A district tournament By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor PLEASANT HILL — Newton’s Cardinals are not going to be at the Iowa Class 4A State Boys’ State Golf Tournament this weekend. Nor is Waukee, which had been the topranked team all season. In Tuesday’s district tournament at Copper Creek Golf Course, the Cardinals finished seventh as a team. The top three teams advance to the state tournament. From this district tournament that would be Des Moines Roosevelt, 303, Dowling Catholic, 309, and Southeast Polk, 310. Southeast Polk, the host team, edged out Waukee by one stroke. Waukee was fourth at 311. Newton’s four-man total was 344 for seventh. Norwalk was fifth at 339 and Indianola placed sixth at 340. Behind Newton came Council Bluffs Lewis Central, 364, Des Moines East and Des Moines Hoover tying for ninth at 382, Council Bluffs Abe Lin-

coln at 386, Des Moines Lincoln at 388, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson at 413 and Des Moines North. “We did not have our best round today. We felt pressure like all of the other teams and that is something that we will need to get better at to compete at the state level,” said Pat Riley, Newton head golf coach. Senior Bobby Dowling finished his NHS career with an 84 to lead the Cardinals. Devin Shores, a junior, and Austin Reynolds, a freshman, each tallied an 85. Sophomore Derek Damman shot a 90. Cory Hartgers, a senior, ended his Cardinal run with a final 95. Sophomore Jordan Henning carded a 109. “We had growing pains, which will only make us better. We have a strong core of kids coming back so I like how next year is shaping up. We will certainly miss Bobby and Cory as we move forward and we wish them the best of luck in their futures,” Riley said.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton senior Bobby Dowling (above) putts during Tuesday’s 4A district tournament at Copper Creek Golf Course in Pleasant Hill. Below, senior Cory Hartgers tees off at No. 10.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Above, Newton freshman Austin Reynolds hits out of a sand trap at district. Below, sophomore Jordan Henning chips onto the No. 18 green.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Above, junior Devin Shores watches his tee shot. At left, sophomore Derek Damman hits a shot out on a fairway during district play Tuesday.

Cardinals roll to a conference win at home By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor NEWTON — “I love playing at home. Our student section was great. They supported us and it was awesome. We draw energy from them,” said Newton senior Kacy Cazett, following Tuesday’s Little Hawkeye Conference win at home for the Cardinal volleyball team. The Cardinals used the energy from a large NHS student crowd to rally from a first-set loss against the visiting Grinnell Tigers. Newton defeated Grinnell 22-25, 2521, 25-18, 25-17 to go 4-1 in Little Hawkeye Conference play. Grinnell gained the first set with a “short-game” approach. “Grinnell seems to beat us in the past by doing things out of the ordinary — things we’re not ready to defend,” said Cardinal head coach Kim Florke. “We made an adjustment with our defense after the first set because of the tipping and their two-handed pushes of the ball to the middle of the floor.” The Tigers got the volleyball to hit the floor a lot against the Cardinals by tipping the ball just over Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Up at the net for the block is Newton’s Bailey Beaderstadt against Grinnell’s Regan Sharp (5) in Tuesday’s Little Hawkeye Conference match. Covering the play for the Cardinals are Michaela Bleeker (13) and Megan Pressgrove (11). The Cardinals rallied to win at home, 22-25, 25-121, 25-18, 25-17.



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