Track and field

  • Northern Iowa's Brandon Carnes fell short of making the 200-meter finals at the USATF Outdoor championships Sunday. Carnes ran 21.17 and finished 13th.

Carnes earned second-team All-America honors in the 100-meter dash at the 2017 NCAA Division I National Championships in Eugene, Ore., earlier this month.


  • The Cedar Falls Flight eighth-grade team won their division of the Pacesetter Great Four-State Basketball Championships Sunday in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Team members were Landen Sullivan, Carter Jansen, Joe Knutson, Shaune Wortham, Isaiah Smith, Ronald Frazier and Cayden Jansen. The team is coached by Steve Seelhammer.

The Flight defeated Plainview-Elgin-Millville (Minn.) 39-25 in the title game after topping Stewartville (Minn.) 52-47 and Oakes (N.D.) 53-18.

  • Nate Oakland has resigned as Coe College women's basketball head coach and former Dunkerton and Coe star Kayla Waskow has been promoted to take his place.

Oakland is moving on to an NCAA Division I coaching position after two seasons with the Kohawks.

Waskow has been an assistant on Oakland's staff the past two years after a season as a graduate assistant at Aurora University. She is Coe's all-time leading scorer and was a four-time first-team all-conference performer and league MVP.


  • The first annual Slykhuis Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for July 15 at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls.

UNI's Pi Sigma Epsilon organization and the Kiwanis Rough Risers have organized the event in honor of the late Jerry and Jane Slykhuis, who were actively involved in the Cedar Falls community until they died in an auto accident last summer.

Proceeds from the event will be used for Kiwanis youth projects. Activities also include an Appetizer Social July 14 at Social House Bar featuring free appetizers, raffles and guest speakers.

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Walleye fishing

  • The father-son team of Greg and Cody Dietz took second place at the Cedar Valley Walleye Club's recent tournament on Pool 4 of the Mississippi River at Pepin, Wisconsin.

The Dietz duo weighed in five walleyes for 18.15 pounds, a bag anchored by a 5.75-pounder.

The tournament was won by Pepin area natives Joe Newcomb and Kyle Brantner, who piled up 33.87 pounds, including a 7.31-pounder that was big fish of the tournament.

Sam Holm and Scott Butt finished third at 17.15 pounds.

  • Neil Hammargren of Waterloo and Doug Newhoff of Cedar Falls teamed up to take second place at the 37-team Walleye Anglers Trail/Illinois Walleye Trail tournament Sunday at Clinton.

Hammargren and Newhoff finished with five walleyes weighing 32.89 pounds and were just behind the father-son team of Jerry and B.J. Eiben of Dubuque, who had 34.06 pounds.

Clayton Freiburger and Bob Freiburger of Dubuque were third at 30.76 pounds.

The Walleye Anglers Trail regular season concludes July 9 on the Mississippi River at Bellevue.


Sports Reporter

Sports reporter for The Courier

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