CLINTON – It was a busy Saturday with a slew of local volleyball teams going up against some of the best in the state at Clinton High School at the River Queens’ annual volleyball invitational.
Clinton, Camanche, Central DeWitt and Prince of Peace all played on Saturday.
Davenport Assumption, the No. 3 team in Class 3A, won the tournament. The Knights didn’t lose a match all day.
Wahlert Catholic came in second, Wilton came in third and Dubuque Senior fourth.
Clinton picked up a win over Central DeWitt, 21-15, 21-9. Even though they didn’t pull out a win the rest of the day, they had some tight matches. They took the first set from Wahlert Catholic and stayed close to the Assumption Knights in pool play.
The Irish also struggled in pool play, unable to pick up a win despite close games with the likes of Muscatine and Wilton. They picked things up in the consolation bracket, downing both Class 3A Camanche and Class 4A Muscatine to win the consolation bracket.
Camanche was able to take down the Central DeWitt Sabers 21-9. 21-9. Other than that, the Indians struggled against Assumption and Dubuque Senior.
The Sabers played well, but were not able to take a W.
Clinton High School plays at home on Tuesday, welcoming Mississippi Athletic Conference opponent Pleasant Valley to Yourd Gymnasium.
Prince of Peace plays Tri-Rivers opponent, No. 5 Lisbon on the road.
The Camanche Indians take a short trip to take on River Valley Conference foe Northeast on Tuesday.
Beckman Catholic visits Central DeWitt on their home court on Tuesday.
River Hawks enter rankings
PRESTON – Not only did the Easton Valley football team make school history last week by going 4-0, but they entered the 8-man rankings for the first time this season.
The River Hawks are now ranked No. 8 in the state after downing district opponent Midland last week.
Springville heads to Preston this week to meet the 4-0 River Hawks on their home turf.
Steamers get out on course
FULTON, Ill – The Fulton golf team got to send a couple extra players out on the course for varsity on Monday, lending to a fun golf meet and another win on their home course.
“This was a fun meet for us,” head coach Kevin Ver Hoeven said. “I was able to play a couple of kids on varsity so they could get their varsity letter and they played very well.
“We played 12 golfers in all and 11 of them shot 53 and under to I like the depth that is developing.”
Fulton won the meet 156 over West Carroll’s 187.
Patrick Wiebenga came in with the best score of the day, shooting a 36, while Andrew Schrader was right behind him with a 37.
Ian Wiebenga finished with a 40, Josh VanerPloeg shot a 43, Reed Owen and Gavyn Mendoza both recorded a 49.
The Steamers stay at home, welcoming Sherrard to Fulton Country Club on Tuesday afternoon.
Kings finish 8th
BURLINGTON – A top 20 finish from Joe Simpson led the effort for the Clinton golf team on Monday at the Grayhound Invitational at Flint Hills Golf Course. The River Kings finished 8th out of 10 teams.
Simpson shot an 87, tying for 19th overall.
Seniors Andrew Brisch and Ty Koehler both came in with a 92 on the day, tying for 31st overall.
Andrew Reed shot a 98, Josh Riessen a 101 and Noah Hayton a 103.
Cross country postponed
BELLEVUE – A cross country meet that was originally planned for Monday afternoon in Bellevue has been postponed.
The event, which features schools like Camanche, Northeast and Prince of Peace, includes junior high, junior varsity and varsity boys and girls races
It will be ran on Tuesday, Sep. 24 starting at 4:30 p.m.
55+ Pickleball tourney concludes
CLINTON – The River Cities Pickleball Association (RCTPA) teamed up with Gilda’s Club to host a 55+ Pickleball tournament over the weekend.
The round robin format played pools of nine people against each other, with every player getting to meet with the other eight.
Finals for first, second and third were played out of the pool play. the event was hosted at the RCTPA Indoor Facility in downtown Clinton.
“We were excited to have Anita Shaft join us with information on what Gilda’s Club provides totally free of charge,” Cindy Rasche said. “Which is support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer.
“Thank goodness we have an indoor pickleball facility because it rained buckets during the tourney.”
The women were led by a first place finish by Chris McClimon. Chung Mitchell and Rhonda Keister came in second and third.
On the men’s doubles side, Mike Mekeel and Scott Golden finished first. Mike Van Zuiden and Jeff Keister were runners up and then Butch Fosdick and Tim Arvola came in third place.