The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Breaking News

High School Sports

August 20, 2013

Boys golf Freshman Luett leads Clinton in Burlington

BURLINGTON — Clinton freshman Jake Luett has already made splashes after just two golf competitions this year. He took an 18th overall finish Friday at the Muscatine Invite which featured 72 golfers. On Monday, when the River Kings squared off against Pleasant Valley and Davenport West at host Burlington’s Invitational, Luett fired an 81, good for fourth overall.

Clinton coach Paul Niedermeyer said Luett’s age can be deceiving.

“He’s played a lot of golf over the years,” Niedermeyer said. “It’s not a total surprise... He’ll get in the 70s as the season goes on. There’s no question.”

Luett was the top Clinton scorer at the Spring Hollow Golf Course. Pleasant Valley’s Marshall Lamb was the invite medalist with a low round of 72, followed by teammate Erron Vandemore’s 74 and Burlington’s Jared Hoelzen with a 75. Fellow River King Ryan Rursch finished 11 strokes off the lead with an 83, second among Clinton golfers.

Other scorers for Clinton were Justin Tomona (93) and Aaron Henry (95). Koby Cleary (98) and David Orte (103) were not counted among team scorers.

The combined 352 team score gave the River Kings a third place finish. Pleasant Valley took the team title with 318 and Burlington was second with 330.

Niedermeyer said the team targeted 340 for its goal.

“Today, I think we got into some trouble,” he said. “This is a difficult course. We had to count two scores in the 90s.”

Luett and Rursch (a senior) have both finished near the top in Clinton’s first two meets. The River Kings, on the whole, are expecting new faces to come into the fray this season.

“Ryan has some experience coming back,” Niedermeyer said. “But the rest of them don’t have much varsity experience. By and large we’re kind of feeling it out.”

He added the Mississippi Athletic Conference as a whole is very deep. The River Kings are aiming to finish in the top half of the MAC.

Burlington Varsity Invitational

Team totals: 1. Pleasant Valley 318; 2. Burlington 330; 3. Clinton 352; 4. Davenport West 367

Individuals: 1. Marshall Lamb (Pleasant Valley, medalist) 72; 2. Erron Vandemore (Pleasant Valley) 74; 3. Jared Hoelzen (Burlington) 75; 4. Jake Luett (Clinton) 81

River King scores: Ryan Rursch 83; Justin Tomona 93; Aaron Henry 95; Koby Cleary 98; David Orte 103

1
Text Only
High School Sports
  • 7-23-14 3B-Photo, Clinton baseball Kings feel re-energized (with VIDEOS & PHOTO ALBUM)

    CLINTON -- There’s nothing like a postseason run to get the juices flowing again and jumpstart a baseball season that at times was trying.The atmosphere around the Clinton High School program is upbeat these days. One game away from a second consecut

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • AGWSR silences Marquette Catholic FORT DODGE — AGWSR of Ackley pitcher Ashley Sicard can add another win to her state tournament resume.AGWSR defeated Marquette Catholic (34-7) 2-0 with both runs coming in the third inning for the Cougars (28-6).In that third inning, the leadoff hitt

    July 23, 2014

  • Trio of Queens earn honors ELDRIDGE -- Three members of the Clinton High softball team were named to the All-Mississippi Athletic Conference honorable mention squad Monday.Junior Cara Brewer and sophomores Sydney Davis and Jenna Stremlow received the honors.Brewer, a catcher-t

    July 22, 2014

  • Assumption spoils Sabers' strong start MAQUOKETA—Things fell apart quickly for the Central DeWitt Sabers on Monday night, as they fell 5-4 to the Davenport Assumption Knights in the Iowa Class 3A District 7 baseball final, ending their 2014 season.The Sabers (21-19-1) had complete control

    July 22, 2014

  • 7-23-14 1B-Photo, Clinton baseball A rally fit for Kings (with VIDEO)

    ELDRIDGE — It would have been easy for Clinton sophomore Nick Houzenga to be discouraged as he took the mound in the bottom of the first inning of the River Kings’ Class 4A substate semifinal against North Scott.After all, the Lancers had already bui

    July 22, 2014 4 Photos

  • 7-21-14 8-Photo, Marquette softball Last year motivates Marquette WILTON -- Marquette Catholic barely missed making a second consecutive trip to the Iowa softball state tournament a year ago. But, the 3-2 regional final loss to Gilbertville Don Bosco that prevented the return trip is a key reason the Mohawks are he

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rebels hit roadblock WILTON – The Northeast baseball team has prided itself on making comebacks, especially on the road. Wilton would not let that happen Saturday.The Beavers defeated the Rebels 4-3 in the Class 2A District 10 baseball championship as Wilton starting pit

    July 21, 2014

  • 7-19-14 1B-Photo, safe at third Rebels ready to do it on the road again WILTON — Northeast has felt right at home in Wilton the past two years. The Rebels are hoping nothing changes tonight.The Rebels (26-7) return to Wilton tonight to play the host school in the Iowa Class 2A District 10 championship baseball game. The

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sabers rally for walk-off win MAQUOKETA — Central DeWitt scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, beating Maquoketa 3-2 on Tanner Clark’s single in a Class 3A District 7 semifinal Friday night.The Sabers (21-18-1) will face Davenport Assumption in Monday night’s

    July 19, 2014

  • Kings find way to win DUBUQUE – It’s hard to hold onto something when things don’t necessarily go your way. Luckily, the Clinton River Kings kept persevering, allowing them to beat Dubuque Senior 3-2 in eight innings Friday night in a Class 4A Substate 3 first-round baseb

    July 19, 2014

Sports Updates
Facebook