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Sports briefs: Parents night, football banquet and collegiate update

Football banquet

Creston/O-M football banquet to celebrate the 2017 season will be this coming Sunday.

Please come celebrate the 2017 season and recognize the players for all their hard work and dedication.

Location: Creston High School Commons

Date: November 19, 2017

Time: 2 pm

What to Bring: Two covered dishes, table service (Drinks will be provided)

Parents night

Creston Community High School coaches/parents meeting for winter activities will be held Thursday, Nov. 16 at the high school.

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. Locations are boys basketball in the commons; girls basketball in the high school gym; wrestling in the auditorium; and boys and girls bowling in room 304.

“The coaches and myself feel it is important you attend,” CCHS activities director Jeff Bevins said. “If you are unable to attend, please let your child’s head coach know and feel free to contact me at the high school.”

Creston Activities Booster Club will have new clothing items for sale in the commons.

Express

wrestling

Registrations are underway through the first week of practice for the Express Wrestling Club for youth wrestlers.

Practices begin the week of Nov. 20 at the wrestling room in the old junior high at the south end of the Early Childhood Center, also known as the Burton R. Jones Center. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten practices are held at the high school wrestling room.

The PreK-kindergarten sessions are 6:15 to 7 p.m, on Wednesdays from Nov. 29 through Jan. 17.

First and second grade meets 6 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Third-sixth grade meets 7 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.

Cost is $40 per child for first grade and above and $30 for preK-kindergarten. Express recognition night will be at the Jan. 18 home meet at Creston Community High School.

For more information see the Creston/O-M Wrestling page on Facebook or contact Kim Frain, 641-202-0065; or Dennis Leith 641-340-5500.

This activity is not sponsored by the Creston Community School District. Information flyers are available at the Creston Community Elementary/Middle School commons.

Morningside wins

SEWARD, Neb. — Third-ranked Morningside wrapped up sole possession of its seventh consecutive GPAC football championship with a 35-0 victory against No. 25 Concordia on Saturday.

Defensive end Seth Maitlen of Creston had one solo tackle and three assisted tackles for the Mustangs. The Mustangs’ defense posted its first shutout of the season and held Concordia to just 10 first downs and 149 yards total offense.

Mustang quarterback Trent Solsma of Sioux City Heelan completed 23 of 35 pass attempts for 282 yards and four touchdowns to account for the winners’ first four scores. Solsma’s first touchdown pass came on a 26-yard strike to Connor Niles with 5:54 left in the first quarter. Niles also played for Heelan.

Morningside finished the regular season with a perfect 11-0 record, including an 8-0 mark in the GPAC to win its seventh consecutive league title.

The Mustangs will host 16th-ranked Sterling College on Saturday at noon in a first round game in the 2017 NAIA Football Championship Series.

Marlin wrestles

DES MOINES — Freshman Trevor Marlin of Creston went 2-2 for Graceland University at the Grand View Open held Saturday at Southeast Polk High School.

Competing at 149 pounds, Marlin received a first-round bye before winning by 6-3 decision over Tanner Lundren of Iowa State. In the quarterfinals he was defeated by 22-7 technical fall by Dimitry Alicea (Life).

In consolation wrestling, Marlin opened with a 15-3 major decision over Tyler Whitson of Baker. He then dropped an 8-0 major decision to Colby Johnson of Baker.

Graceland is back in action tonight (Tuesday) at Doane University.

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