Scotus Central

Scotus girls golf had a busy few days, playing in the Blair Invite on Monday and the Aurora Invite on Saturday. 

At the Blair Invite, the Shamrocks tied for third as a team with a team score of 404 and placed second at Aurora with a 393. 

Blair Invite: Lincoln Christian won the Blair Invite after shooting a 378, while the individual champion by Emily Kamazin of Elkhorn shooting a 79. 

Alania Dierman led the Shamrocks with a fifth-place finish, carding a 93. 

Jaycee Ternus placed ninth with a 99 and Makenzie Enderlin came in 14th with a 103. 

Jaelyn Podolak shot a 109 and Avery Dierman finished with a score of 119.

"We get to see some Class A and B teams at the Blair Invite," head coach Tanya Niedbalski said in comments. "It's good to see how you stand when you move up in class to compete against some of the larger schools.

"We definitely did not have our best show of the season. The heat played a small role, but we just are not playing with consistency. We were satisfied to be mediocre today. Sophomore Alaina Dierman continues to score well for us. She played Varsity for us last year and really struggled in scoring. It's great to see her step up her game and compete this year." 

Scotus is in action next when it hosts Lakeview and Boone Central in a triangular Thursday at Quail Run.

Aurora Invite: Aurora won its home invite, shooting a combined 381 and was led by Danica Badura who won the meet with a 73.  

Ternus placed third with a score of 89 and was followed by teammate Alaina Dierman who placed fourth after carding a 93.

Enderlin golfed well enough for eighth place, shooting a 101. 

Podolak placed 12th with a 110 and Avery Dierman finished in 14th after shooting a 113.

"Jaycee and Alaina did a great job of carrying over consistent play from Thursday's meet at Quail Run," Niedbalski said. "Both had a few shaky shots but were able to work through it. We had discussed in length about trying to avoid the water which comes into play on nearly every hole. Listening to the team discuss their rounds, I thought we did a fairly decent job of doing that. 

"We are still leaving a lot of chip shots short struggling to par putt on many of the holes. Those strokes add up very quickly. The team will continue to work on improving our games each week with the goal of a return trip to the Class C State Championship in North Platte on Oct. 14-15." 

Lincoln East Invite: Columbus High boys tennis was also in action playing in the Lincoln East Invite on Monday. 

The Discoverers placed ninth in a crowded field. 

No. 1 singles player Adam Kamrath was seventh after defeating Lincoln North Star's Jason Phan in pool play and Lincoln Christian's Ben Ingracia in the seventh-place match. 

The No. 2 doubles team of Alex Larsen and Landen Hastreiter also picked up a win defeating Lincoln Christian's David Heeren and Myles Olesen. 

"The day was very hot and windy and the kids competed in one of the toughest invites of the season," Columbus High head coach Scott Bethune said in comments. "For Columbus, the biggest day came from No. 1 singles Adam Kamrath who went 2-3 on the day." 

Pierce Invite: Abby Brodersen of Boone Central won the Pierce Invite on Saturday shooting a 77, defeating Anna Kassmeier of Norfolk Catholic by five strokes. 

This performance helped lead Boone Central to a seventh-place finish. 

Layne Hudson placed 35th with a 123, Emmah Benson finished in 40th after carding a 131, Kaylee Krohn tallied a 135 for 43 and Kalli Naber scored a 138 finishing in 44th place.  

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