ACGC plays in class 1A-7 semifinal tonight against Lynnville-Sully

By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

ACGC (14-8) hopes to keep its season alive against one of the best teams in the state in Lynnville-Sully (22-1) tonight, Feb. 20, at Lincoln High School in Des Moines. While ACGC averages more points per game than Lynnville-Sully, 65.3 to 64.7, the key to victory this season for the Hawks has been defense. Lynnville-Sully only allows a stifling 39 points per game, bringing their average point differential to 25.7. 

Chargers to watch

  • Jathan South: 15.6 PPG / 3.9 RPG / 2.7 APG
  • Lance Bunde: 14.0 PPG / 5.4 RPG / 3.1 APG
  • Noah Kading: 12.0 PPG / 5.0 RPG / 4.5 APG
Photos by Mark Reno

Chargers fall in semi-finals to Panthers, 65-37

By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

ACGC (16-6), which ended the year with its highest win total since the 2006-2007 season, loss to Panorama (21-1) in the class 2A region 2 semi-finals.

Kelsey Carlson did her best to keep ACGC in the game against one of the toughest programs in the region. Carlson finished with 16 points and 3 rebounds. Richter added 14 points of her own and added 4 rebounds. Shay Lemke led the game in assists with 6.

Congratulations to all the ACGC players who contributed to one of the best girls basketball seasons in more than a decade.

Photos by Mark Reno


Panorama advance to regional championship beating ACGC, 65-37

By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

Panorama (22-1) keeps its season alive after a massive victory over local rival ACGC (16-6). Multiple Panthers put in solid performances to send Panorama into the regional championship game. Morgan Crees had 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Double-doubles have become a habit for Jaidyn Sellers, who had 14 points and 11 rebounds on the night. Mia Waddle hit 4 shots from behind the arc and ended the game with 14 points and 5 assists. Tyme Boettcher also hit double figures in points with 10, adding 8 rebounds and 4 assists to her stat line. In the class 2A region 2 final, Panorama will hit the court at Marshalltown High School against Denver (16-7) with a chance to qualify for the state tournament.

Photos by Mallory Quick

Slaybaugh finishes third, Jacobe sixth at state wrestling tournament

By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

Out of the six wrestlers ACGC sent to the IHSAA state wrestling championships, two came away with medals. Tegan Slaybaugh (120) placed third place, and Payton Jacobe (285) achieved sixth.

Slaybaugh lost to eventual state champion Rowdy Neighbor of Alburnett in the semifinals by major decision. After that, he defeated Dawson Jacobsen of Central Springs, 6-4, in the consolation semi-finals. Slaybaugh finished his season with a win over Eli Becerra of Missouri Valley, 5-0, to take home third place.

Jacobe won in overtime against Jonah Reiling of Lisbon, 3-2, to send him to round five in the consolation bracket. He then defeated Tyler Sulsberger of Westwood, Sloan, 2-1. In the consolation semi-finals, Jacobe would lose by decision, 3-2, to Trenton Warner of Nodaway Valley, sending him to the fifth-place match. Jacobe would see his campaign end against Aiden Salow of Maquoketa Valley, 3-1, giving Jacobe his sixth-place finish.

Congratulations to all ACGC wrestlers who competed in the state tournament this past week.

Photos by Tabby Slaybaugh

Slaybaugh and Jacobe still alive at State Wrestling Tournament

Gavin Sloss wrestles Cascade’s Brock Morris. Photo by Roy Tucker

By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

Tegan Slaybaugh (120), Gavin Sloss (126), Ryder Cline (144), Michael Fuller (190), Carter Richter (215) and Payton Jacobe (285) all competed at the IHSAA state wrestling championships this week.

Ryder Cline wrestles Underwood’s Lucas Bose. Photo by Roy Tucker

Slaybaugh (120) had a first-round bye before facing Sam Egan of Sumner-Fredericksburg in the second round. Slaybaugh defeated Egan, 13-5. He then faced Eli Becerra of Missouri Valley, where Slaybaugh won, 3-0. Slaybaugh will face No. 1 seed Rowdy Neighbor of Alburnett today in the semi-finals.

Sloss (126) lost his first-round match against Brock Morris of Cascade, 2-0. He then lost in the second round of the consolation bracket in a close one against Liam Stockberger of Central Springs, 6-5.

Cline (144) lost his first-round bout against Lucas Bose of Underwood, 4-0. Cline then lost in the second round of the consolation bracket against Jaxon Gordon of Riverside, Oakland, 9-1.

Fuller (190) was defeated in the first round against Hayden Heun of Underwood, 4-0. Fuller faced off against Bryce Wiskus of Kuemper Catholic in the second round of the consolation bracket, losing 2-0.

Richter (215) lost in overtime in the first round against Grant Henderson of Sumner-Fredericksburg, 7-5. Richter would then lose by fall in the consolation bracket against Henry Lund of AHSTW.

Jacobe (285) had a bye in the first round and then defeated Joel Cooper of Panorama in the second round, 5-2, advancing to face Code Fox of East Buchanan. Jacobe ended the first period up 4-1 but would ultimately lose the match, 5-4. Jacobe can still finish as high as third. He will face Jonah Reiling of Lisbon in the consolation bracket Friday.

Payton Jacobe wrestles Panorama’s Joel Cooper. Photo by Roy Tucker

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Van Meer advances at IHSAA State Tournament

Wrestlers Cayden Van Meer and Joel Cooper at the state tournament. Photos by Betty Cooper

By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

Cayden Van Meer (175) and Joel Cooper (285) both won their first round matches at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines on Wednesday. Cooper saw his season end later in the consolation bracket on Thursday, while Van Meer is still alive after a run of wins that could see him finish as high as third.

Van Meer won his first-round match against Kody Jacobson of Ridge View, 6-1, to advance, where he faced Creighton Kelly of West Hancock, Britt. Van Meer lost the bout, 5-1. Van Meer moved to the consolation bracket where he faced Brock Kleitsch of Wapsie Valley, defeating him, 6-4, to advance. Van Meer then battled Jordan Martin-England of Lennox, winning that match, 5-3. Van Meer will face Jayden Dickerson of Shenandoah today.

Joel Cooper eased past Postville’s Antoni Solovi in the first round, 10-0. In the second round, he met ACGC’s Payton Jacobe, losing, 5-2, after going into the final period tied, 1-1. Cooper then faced Steven Perkins of Shenandoah in the consolation bracket where he would win that match, 12-4. His next opponent was Tyler Sulsberger of Westwood, Sloan, who he lost to, 5-0.