MFL MarMac senior Nathan Howe (top) began the state wrestling tournament with a 4-2 win over Ryan Anderson of Clarion-Goldfield, en route to a sixth place finish. (Photos courtesy of the Iowa Newspaper Association)
Howe faces off against Hudson’s Luke Huber. The state-ranked Huber defeated Howe 11-6, sending Howe into the consolation semi-final to face conference foe Derek Kohlmeyer of Sumner-Fred.
Howe lost his match to Kohlmeyer 4-2 in overtime, when Kohlmeyer got a takedown to win.
Howe then wrestled for fifth place against Austin Laabs of Guthrie Center. Laabs got a 5-4 victory, so Howe finished in sixth place.
By Michael Newton
MFL MarMac senior Nathan Howe finished sixth at the state wrestling tournament, which was held over the weekend at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Austin Schoulte was the Bulldogs’ second leading scorer, as he had 16 in the win over Waterloo Columbus Catholic. (Photo by Michael Newton)
Cody Mason shoots what would become his 1,000th point Feb. 22. He scored 37 points against Waterloo Columbus Catholic, helping the Bulldogs advance to the district final against Denver. (Photo by Michael Newton)
Former North Iowa Times Editor Trudy Balcom, who went on a hiatus of sorts from journalism last summer in order to devote more time to her family and some traveling adventures, has taken up writing again.
Haley Vogt launches the winning free throw against South Winn on Feb. 15, in the first round of regionals. The Bulldogs won 43-42 to advance to the second round. (Photo by Michael Newton)
By Michael Newton
The first quarter of the first round regional tournament for the MFL MarMac Bulldog girls against the South Winneshiek Warriors on Feb. 15 was not textbook. The Warriors jumped out to a 21-2 lead, allowing one shot per possession to the Bulldogs.