Eagles, Martens edge Springville

Britan Martens


     Midland opened a 24-6 second half lead, then held off the late rally of Springville to pull out a 24-22 victory in an Eight-player, District 3 football game Oct. 11 in Wyoming.

     Martens rushed 51 times for 254 yards and three touchdowns.

     The teams were tied 6-6 at halftime, with Martens scoring on a three-yard run for Midland.

     The Eagles (3-2, 5-2) then scored 18 unanswered points in the third and early fourth quarters, with Martens scoring on runs of three and five yards, and completing a 21-yard touchdown pass to Jensen Dodge.

     Springville answered with a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns, getting a two-point conversion on one of them. The Orioles then decided on a deep kickoff. Midland took over on its 15 with 2:32 to play, and picked up a pair of first downs to run out the clock.

     Martens also made two interceptions and seven tackles. Iziek Soper and Dodge had six tackles apiece, while Sawyer Hansen and Hunter Shoaff had five stops each.



     Midland had just one volleyball match last week, a home loss to Bellevue Marquette by scores of 15-25, 22-25, 27-29.

     Hope Soroka put up 17 assists in the match for the Eagles (0-6, 3-25) and Arianna Hacke had six, as the Eagles recorded 27 kills. Ella Rupp and Hacke each had eight of those kills, Brennah Ricketts had five, and Allison Paulsen had four.

     Rupp had 29 of the team’s 80 digs, Taylor Bahnsen had 14, Maisie Paulsen had nine, and Hacke had eight. Rupp also served 16-for-17 with three aces. Hacke was 12-for-13 with two aces.


Cross country

     Midland had a pair of cross country meets last week, starting with an Oct. 7 race at Bellevue Country Club, hosted by Marquette.

     There, the Eagles finished sixth as a team. Trenton Rickels ran a time of 19 minutes, 2 seconds. He was followed by Tanner Stoll at 20:53, Milo Smith at 21:33, Ethan Milder at 22:33, Jon Thomsen at 22:54, and Bryce Rushford at 23:36. Alyssa Brown ran in the girls’ race, finishing 21st in 26:19.

     Midland then competed at the chilly North Linn Invitational Oct. 19.

     “Even though the team did not finish well, five of the six varsity boys had personal records,” Midland coach Jon Eganhouse said.

     Those included Stoll at 20:22, Smith at 21:27, Milder at 21:44, Thomsen at 22:14, and Rushford at 23:14. Rickels led the team with a time of 18:54. Brown ran in the girls’ race and finished in 26:37.

     The Eagles will run in the Tri-Rivers Conference Meet Oct. 17 at Springville.

     “Our goal is to be able to beat at least two teams in the varsity boys’ race, and also keep dropping our times,” Eganhouse said.



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