The Emmetsburg golf teams would host Newell-Fonda at Five Island Golf Thursday, April 15. Both squads would turn in great efforts on the day, with the E-Hawks taking down the Mustangs 164-167.
The Emmetsburg varsity boys would get the edge on the Mustangs in a close 164-167 win on Thursday.
On the links, Matt Wirtz would lead the E-Hawk effort with a score of 37, followed by Keegan Joyce with 40, Josh Matheasen with 41, Seth Freeman and Lex Kassel each with a score of 46, and Grant Householder turning in a 48.
While the varsity squad would get the close win, the JV boys would fall to Newell-Fonda in a 194-186 battle.
Kyle Kogel would shoot a 43, followed by Isaac Janssen with a 46, Ryerson Boevers with 52, Trent Ditch with 53, Joe Petersen with 54, and Sean Brennan rounding out the crew with 55.
On Monday, April 12, the boys would compete at the Pocahontas Area quad meet. The E-Hawks would turn in a stellar performance, taking first with a 179.
Wirtz would medal on the day, shooting a 42, while Joyce would receive runner up with a 43. Kassel would turn in a 46 on the day, while Freeman would shoot a 48.
"I have been very impressed with our boys," said Coach Tyler Bjustrom. "We have 20 boys out this year and a nice mix of seniors through freshmen. Wirtz, Joyce, Kassel and Freeman are great leaders for our underclassman. Two years ago, when most of our varsity kids were freshmen, they went undefeated in conference play. With COVID taking last year, we were pretty excited for this year, and so far they are 4-0 in the conference and playing solid. We have a lot of golf left but there is a lot to be excited about with E-hawk golf."
Along with the E-Hawks, the Titans of GTRA would compete, placing third with a 199. The Titans were led by Max Hough shooting a 47. West Bend-Mallard would receive fourth with a score of 205. The Wolverines were led by Kody Elbert with a 44.
The Lady E-Hawks would play tough but fall to the Mustangs 256-201.
Sierra Wolf would lead the Lady E-Hawks with a 57, Riley Fuchs would shoot 63, Kourtney Kogel and Tatum Iverson would both score 68, and both Claire Kassel and Olivia Lace would pick up 80 on the day.
On the JV side, Morgan Bowkowski would shoot an 86 for the Lady E-Hawks.