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Sports October 23, 2013 Sioux County Index-Reporter I 13 Early struggles turn positive quickly for Tigers Jordan Harmelink ISports Editor, "We knew what to expect from them. They have a lot of Hoksbergen and Van Den Top put down four kills each. LAKE PARK--An early loss to Rock Valley paved the way for a difficult morning for Trinity Christian at the Harris- Lake Park tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18. Trinity Christian started off slow with three straight loss- es before finishing the day with two wins over George-Lit- tle Rock and Ellsworth, Minn to take a fourth-place finish. The Tigers first took on Rock Valley, splitting the first two games before the Rockets were able to outlast the Tigers 15-I0. "That was a match I wanted. Looking at who we had the rest of the day, if we could take RockValley we would have a pretty good chance to do well in the tournament;' said Trinity Christian coach Jon Mooy."It was heartbreaking to lose that one but the girls put in a good performance. I felt it was a tough loss. Rock Valley is starting to be a stronger team and it could have gone either way" Vanessa Van Den Top smacked seven kills and finished 10-for-t1 on serves with two aces. Deanna Hoksbergen and Sarah DeRoon each had two kills. Rochelle Kooiker is- sued 19 assists. Trinity Christian's second match of the day put the Ti- gers against South O'Brien for the third time this season, and the second time within three days. The Wolverines took down the Tigers in three sets the Thursday prior in a War Eagle Conference matchup. experience on that team and we didn't come out as well as I would have hoped;' Mooy said. The Wolverines kept their streak against the Tigers alive, gaining the 21-16, 21-15 win over the Tigers. Nicole Vander Veen and Nicole Gritters had three kills each. Kirsti Kooiker was lO-for-lO with two ace serves. Tournament host and Class 1A 1 lth-ranked Harris-Lake Park took an early lead and never looked back in the next match for the Tigers. Falling in the first set 21-8, Trinity Christian had a better showing in the second set but it still wasn't enough in the 21-19 loss. Noreen Morrow, currently third in Class 1A with 388 kills, gave Trinity Christian problems throughout the match on the front line. "She's tough to defend against" Mooy said of Morrow. "It was tough to pull out a win against them but we put together a better effort in the second game" An 0-3 start to the tournament quickly turned around for Trinity Christian, starting with a sweep of George-Little Rock 21-12, 21-16. Mooy challenged his team to loosen up and play more to their potential. "1 challenged the girls to have fun in this match and take it to them as much as we can;' he said. "1 wanted to them keep the ball in play, just play solid and have fun" Gritters had three kills. Trinity Christian closed out the day with a 21-I 7, 21-I 5 win over a struggling Ellsworth, Minn team. The Tigers saved their best stats from the service line and on the front line for the last game, connecting on 38 of 41 at- tempts with two ace serves. The Ti- gers also hit .317 as a team with 24 kills. Gritters led the way with 11 kills. Rochelle Kooiker stepped away from her setter position and put down six kills on the front line. She added sev- Van Den Top en assists before making the switch. DeRoon and Van Den Top each had Smacked a total of two kills. 22 kills at the Harris- Lake Park tourna- "Overall I was pleased. Coming in ment Saturday. I thought we could finish third, but fourth is OK too against a tough teams like that" Mooy said. Trinity Christian moves to 14-13 overall with one game remaining on the regular season schedule before enter- ing postseason play against Class 1A fourth-ranked Cen- tral Lyon. Nighthawks tough it out at Sibley meet Jordan Harmelink I Editor, j harmelink@ SIBLEY--MOC-Floyd Val- ley made its prominence known at the Siouxland Conference meet at Sibley Thursday, Oct. 17. The meet was postponed from Tuesday to Thursday due to rain and cold condi- tions that left the course in poor shape. The Class 3A third- ranked girls stole the show finishing one, two, four, five and six, tallying a team score of 18, well ahead of the second-place finisher Sioux Center. MOC-Floyd Valley's boys took the top spot with a 45. Sibley-Ocheyedan's Leah Sievert was the top individ- ual on the girls' side while Sioux Center's Halie Dude took the first spot on the boys' side. Blum lays it all out The Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley girls team finished fifth overall with a 117, led by Sammy Blum and her loth-place finish. Blum showed her desire to finish within her goal of the top- 1 O, clocking in at 15:55. "She laid it out all there;' said Boyden-Hull/Rock Val- ley coach Tim Brunsting. "She passed out after the race and took her about a half-hour, 45 minutes be- fore she was able to come back to her senses. That was a little nerve wrack- ing because I've never seen that out of her. I think it was a combination of the cold and she really pushed her body to the limit. Lots of kids will get to that point and shut down, but that's a testament to her and her toughness, and her will to want to be successful:' Blum was awarded with an all-conference selection. The rest of the Night- hawks ran in a nice group. rd Elizabeth Rankin was 23 , Michelle Palafox took 27 th, Rachel Alexander came in at 28 and Courtney Steins rolled in at 29. "It's still kind of a learn- ing experience for a few of those girls and hopefully at districts we can improve in a few of those spots head- ing into next week," Brunst- ing said. Boyden-Hull/Rock Val- ley ran at South O'Brien on Monday. The Boyden-HulllRock Valley boys took second behind the Dutch with a team score of 77, four points ahead of Okoboji at 81. John Ver Mulm checked in at a solid 11th-place fin- ish to earn all-conference accolades. The rest of the Night- hawk runners finished bunched up at 15, 16, 17, 19, 23 and 27. "That was nice to see, and also real encouraging to see us running in a pack like that;' Brunsting said. "We'll have to do that in a week too (at districts). John kind of tightened up and got caught by a few peo- ple but he knows where he needs to be next week Thursday. It will be interest- ing to see how things pan out on the boys side:' Casey Vermeer finished one slot shy of qualifying for all-conference honors. Matt Van Otterloo (16th), Nolan Meenderink (17th), Parker Top (19th), Brandon Wilkens (23rd) and Zach Rohlfs rounded out the field of Nighthawk runners. Top individual finishers (boys): H Duden (SC) 16:51; 2. C Kran- inger (OKO) 17:02; 3. M Bajema (Wl.) 17:10; 4. J Schriever (CL-GLR) 17:21; 5. C W0hlgemuth (MOC-FV) 17:40; 6. C McAllister (MOC-FV) 17:47; 7. R Chindlund (OKO) 17:49; 8. M Ahlers (SHEL) 17:52; 9. B F0ughty (MOC- FV) 17:59; 10. A Taverna (S-O) 18:01; 11. J Ver Mulm (BH-RV) 18:06; 12. D M0rtens0n (MOC-FV) 18:18; 13. T Lassen (SC) 18:19; 14. B Lineweaver (OKO) 18:19; 15. W Mills (MOC-FV) 18:21; 16. C Vermeer (BH-RV) 18:25; 17. M Van Otterl00 (BH-RV) 18:30; 18. N Meerdink (BH-RV) 18: 34; 19. M Yaw (MOC-FV) 18:39; 20. P Top (BH-RV) 18:40; 21. T Johnson (WL) 18:41; 22; C Brow er (MOC-FV) 18:45; 23. N Bruggeman (WL) 18:47; 24. B Wilkens (8H-RV) 18:52; 25. L Vander Velde (SC) 1855; 26. B Feocht (WL) 18:58; 27. A Ortiz (SC) 19:02; 28. Z Rolfs (BH-RV) 19:02; 29. B Jones (OKO) 1924; 30. C Bouwman (WL) 19:34; O. Top individual finishers (girls): L Seivert (S-O) 13:44; 2. B Dykstra (MOC-FV) 14:16; 3. C Ascherl (MOC- FV) 14:50; 4. M Moss (SC) 15:01; 5. K lang (MOC-FV) 15:27; 6. J Vander Berg (MOC-FV) 15:30; 7. R Muilen- berg (MOC-FV) 15:30; 8. M Tange- men (S-O) 15:33; 9. 0 Albright {OKO) 15:41; 10. E Van Meeteren (SHEL) 15:47; 11. M M0uw (SO 15:50; 12. S Blum (BHRV) 15:55; 13. C Eckard (OKO) 16:01; 14. D Heimensen (MOC- FV) 16:06; 15. M Wessels (CL-GLR) 16:06; 16. A Seeger (OKO) 16:19; 17. K Gr0thuis (SC) 16:29; 18. F Feekes (SHEL) 16:31; 19. P Boer (SC) 16:38; 20. S Schriever (CL-GLR) 16:40; 21. E Lambert (MOC-FV) 16:41; 22. M Gibson (OKO) 16:42; 23. B Van Wyk (SHEL) 16:44; 24. A Field (SHEL) 16:54; 25. E Rankin (BHRV) 16:57; 26. C Cain (SHEL) 16:59; 27. H Sie- perda (CL-GLR) 17:01; 28. A St. Clair (SHEL) 17:03; 29. M Palafox (BHRV) 17:04; 30. R Alexander (BHRV) 17:05. B0yden-HulilR0ck Valley's John Ver Mulm (far right) battles it out with the top runners at the Si0uxland Conference meet on Thurs- day in Sibley. Ver Mulm finished 11th overall. (Ph0t0/Breann White). Tigers close out regular season with win at home Jordan Harmelink ISports Editor HULL--Trinity Christian closed out the regular season with a three-set sweep over War Eagle Conference opponent West SiouxThursday in Hull for senior night. The Tigers cruised to a first-set win 25- 10, blasting a .425 kill efficiency, but the next two sets the Tigers held on to 25-19 and 25-22 wins as the errors began to mount as the match progressed. "We were kind of fiat and something was missing;' said Trinity Christian coach Jon Mooy."l don't know if it was the inten- sity or consistency, I'm not quite sure. With those set scores you're not doing enough to put a team away, and you have to play consistent in all three sets or however long it takes. Statistics wise, the Tigers looked sound collecting a .250 kill efficiency and go- ing .921 from the service line with 11 ace serves. Nicole Gritters finished 17-of-18 on serves with three ace serves, adding 10 kills on the front line. Vanessa Van Den Top was 13-for-14 with two ace serves and 12 kills. Rochelle Kooiker added six kills and issued 26 assists. "I couldn't really find anything where we struggled team wise" Mooy said of the sta- tistics. "It was like we were waiting for them to make a mistake, and I would rather be on the offensive. Hopefully we can get some of those things corrected" Nicole Vander Veen added six kills and Kayla Kooima led the team with eight digs from her libero position. The Tigers finish out the regular season at 15-13 overall with a 6-4 mark in the War Eagle Conference. The Tigers play Class IA fourth-ranked Central Lyon in the first round of the Class IA regional tournament Tuesday in Rock Rapids. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Van Ginkel grabs top spot at War Eagle Conference meet Jordan Harmelink ISports Editor, HAWARDEN--Trinity Christian's Alex Van Ginkel took the top spot as an individual at the Tigers first War Eagle Conference cross country meet in Hawarden on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The meet was originally scheduled for Monday, but weather pushed it to the following day. Van Ginkel has not finished worse than third in a race all season, and finally took the top spot by well over 10 seconds. "It was very nice to participate in the War Eagle Confer- ence meet for the first time. The guys team did very well with a second-place finish behind a very strong Unity Christian team. Alex ran a great race and was able to get his first individual win for the year" said Trinity Christian coach Justin Zandstra. "The team, as a whole, has pro- gressed well through the season and have been pushing each other very well throughout the race. It's great to see that they have beenhealthy thus far and we hope that will continue to the end of the season." Class 2A ninth-ranked Unity Christian stole the field, throwing its top-five place finishers in the second through sixth positions, gaining an impressive team score of 20. The Class IA fourth-ranked Tigers posted a 47. Noah Waldner took eighth and Marcus Van Engen was ninth. Mike Laning finished 12 th overall. Justin King (17th), Dil- lion Brummel (18 th) and Blake Meyer (19 th) finished to- gether and rounded out the Tiger field. Faith Poppema ran in the varsity girls race and finished 24 th overall. "Faith did very well for her first varsity race this year" Zandstra said."She was able to push through the weather and ran great" Varsity team results: 1. Unity Christian, 20; 2. Trinity Christian, 47; 3. South O'Brien, 100; 4. Hinton, 130; 5. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 138; 6. Remsen St. Mary's, 153; 7. West Sioux, 158. Top 30 individual finishers 1. Alex Van Ginkel (TC) 17.34; 2. Schuyler Malenke (UC) 17.45; 3. Jacob Vander Plaats (UC) 18.19; 4. Klay Byker (UC) 18.21; 5. Franklin Reinders (UC) 18.27; 6. Benjamin Broers (UC) 18.32; 7. Christopher De Groot (UC) 18.48; 8. Noah Waldner (TC) 18.52; 9. Marcus Van Engen (TC) 18.56; 10. Ben Aberson (SOS) 19.08; 11. Brenden Miedema (UC) 19.21; 12. Mike Laning (TC) 19.22; 13. Jose Montes (WS) 19.26; 14. Unter Dorhout (HMS) 19.27; 15. Brian Haden (SOS) 19.43; 16. Jake Vondrak (Hinton) 19.47; 17. Justin King (TC) 19.54; 18. Dillion Brummel (TC) 19.55; 19. Blake Meyer (TC) 20.22; 20. Andrew Cullison (SOS) 20.35; 21. Keat0n B0hnenkamp (RSM) 20.38; 22. Nathan Klein (Gehlen) 20.38; 23. C01e Mills (Hint0n) 20.51; 24. Ben Fuentes (Gehlen) 20.53; 25. Tom Ahlers (RSM) 21.09; 26. Nathan Ruba (MMO 21.32; 27. Brendan Scr0ggin (HMS) 21.37; 28. Alex Stack (Hint0n) 21.37; 29. Hunter Orthmann (HMS) 21.37; 30. Wyatt Hicks (SOS) 21.55. ':r:l II [i )i :: ( r,j i : NO VEHICLES WILL BE PERMITTED TO BE PARKED ON THE STREETS OF HULL FROM 1:00 AM TO 6:00 AM NOVEMBER 1 - APRIL 1 PARKING ADJAcENTTO CURB ORDINANCE This ordinance states that parallel parking is only permitted with the vehicle headed in the direction of lawful tralfic movement and with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle within eighteen (18) inches of the curb. All vehicles in violation of these ordinances will be ticketed By order of City of Hull CITY OF HULL