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Dave Kragel
Dave Kragel

Coaching record

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — With Walters State Community College’s 65-51 loss to Gulf Coast State in the second round of the NJCAA Division I women’s basketball championships at Lubbock, Texas, the Lady Senators ended an 18-game winning streak for a final record of 29-5.

Head coach Dave Kragel, Corning native and Southwestern Community College Athletics Hall of Famer, wrapped up his 42nd season as the winningest coach in NJCAA women’s basketball history. The veteran coach is 11 wins shy of 1,000 at WSCC after ending this season with 989 victories.

Simpson golf

PELLA — The Simpson College women’s golf team competed in a three-team match play tournament in the Battle at Bos Landen Sunday and Monday, hosted by Central College. Luther College joined the Storm and the Dutch.

On Sunday, Central edged Simpson 3.5 to 1.5 in the five-player match. The score came out the same on Monday. Luther topped Central 3 to 2, with junior Madison Hance of Creston gaining of the Storm’s match victories at the No. 2 position.

The Storm was back in action Wednesday at the Simpson Invitational at the Indianola Country Club.

Omaha softball

VERMILLION, S.D. — The Omaha softball team lost a 9-1 decision in six innings to South Dakota on Sunday at Nygaard Field. The Mavericks are now 3-33 overall and 1-8 in Summit League play, while the Coyotes improved to 25-18 (8-1).

Senior Natalie Mostek of Creston started in right field for Omaha and went 0-for-1 at the plate.

Omaha fell twice on Saturday at USD, 5-4 and 4-0. Mostek was 1-2 with two RBIs in the opener and she was 0-3 with three putouts in right field for the Mavericks in game two.

Omaha returns to action next weekend with a three-game series at Purdue Fort Wayne. The Mavericks play a doubleheader on Saturday at 11 a.m. followed by a single game on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Omaha has also added a home game against Creighton University to the schedule, slated for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Westside Field at Westbrook.

Bearcat track

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Northwest Missouri State’s Maria Mostek of Creston placed fourth in the 5,000 meters in 19:38.96 at the Southwest Baptist Invitational.

Northwest teammates Katie Bush and Keely Danielsen were first and second, respectively, in times of 18:55.64 and 18:59.59 in the field of seven runners.

The Bearcats are back in action Saturday at the David Suenram Gorilla Classic in Pittsburg, Kansas. Bearcat senior Brandon Phipps of Creston is nursing a strained calf muscle and did not run at Southern Baptist. He looks to return April 17 at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, California.

Mustang track

SIOUX CENTER — Morningside senior Aurora Arevalo of Lenox finished fifth in the 100 meters in 12.64 at the Dordt Invitational Saturday.

The frequent pentathlon competitor also placed seventh in the women’s 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:07.66. In addition, she placed 18th in the long jump at 15 feet, 10 1/4 inches.

Morningside will compete at the annual Sioux City Relays Friday and Saturday at the home Olsen Stadium track.

Viking track

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Grand View’s Amber Castillo of Creston placed ninth in the 100-meter hurdles at the Augustana College Viking Olympics on March 30 in a time of 17.74.

Junior golf

Sign-up for junior golf will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Crestmoor Golf Club Lessons begin in May and tournaments in June.

Cost is $30 for Crestmoor members and $35 for non-members.

— Compiled by Larry Peterson, CNA senior feature writer.

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