Wes Geisler

Hudson

Junior

Wrestling

Geisler tallied four first-period pins en route to a 195-pound championship at last weekend’s North Tama Invitational. The Predicament’s No. 8-ranked wrestler for his 1A weight class, Geisler is 33-1 on the season with 22 wins by fall. He’s shown impressive growth for an athlete that didn’t start wrestling until his sophomore year of high school. “Wes is the type of kid every coach would like to have on their team,” Hudson coach Wayne Haskovec said. “He is always pushing and wanting to get better and will continue to be one of our most prominent leaders this season.” Geisler also participates in football and soccer and is active in FFA, 4-H and National Honor Society.

Drew Olson

Osage

Junior

Basketball

Olson has been complementing his ability to run the offense with a strong shooting touch. Last week, the point guard tallied 39 points, including eight 3-pointers, during a thrilling 67-66 win at Charles City. Olson averages 19.8 points and leads Class 2A’s No. 4 Osage in assists (53) and steals (43). He showed an ability to elevate his play during last year’s state tournament run. “It seems like the bigger the game is, the bigger the stage, the bigger he shows up,” Osage coach Mike Brahn said. “We lost a couple of our leading scorers from last year and we talked about him replacing some of that scoring and stepping up.” Olson is a state golf qualifier who also competes in football.

Abbie Wiliams

Wat. East

Freshman

Bowling

Williams has been on a roll during her first year of high school bowling. The freshman has provided East’s defending state championship team with a high game of 257 and a high series of 480. Last weekend, Williams tallied a 233 game and a 419 series during a win over rival Waterloo West. “Abbie is a huge key in our success thus far,” East coach Mike Weber noted. “She strives to be the best she can and is always there to cheer on her teammates. ... We are excited to watch her excel throughout her high school bowling career.” Williams also competes in the Cedar Valley youth bowling league in addition to Great Iowa Bowling Scholarship tournaments.

Zach Johnson

Dunkerton

Sophomore

Basketball

The Dunkerton point guard runs a potent offense that averaged 87 points, improving to 13-2 overall and clinching at least a share of the Iowa Star North title with three wins last week. Johnson is averaging 11 points and five assists during Dunkerton’s seven-game win streak. He also averages 2.3 steals and has a 2.5-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. “Zach has really grown in the last year into a solid floor leader and all-around player,” Dunkerton coach Todd Kuntz noted. “He is an outstanding ball-handler and passer and his defense has really improved. ... The sky is the limit for how good Zach can become as a true point guard.” Johnson is an all-conference golfer and also competes in cross country.

Grace Reyerson

Waverly-S.R.

Senior

Basketball

Reyerson has become a valuable leader for Class 4A’s No. 10-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock. Last week, the Go-Hawk senior tallied 14 points, nine rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block during a win over Decorah. Reyerson leads W-SR with 79 rebounds with 40 of those boards coming on the offensive end. The post also has a positive assist-to-turnover ratio with 24 assists and just 22 turnovers. “She’s our motor,” Coach Greg Bodensteiner said. “She’s kind of the kid that makes us go effort-wise. She plays super hard and she’s a 5-10 forward who guards the other team’s best offensive player regardless of what position they play.” Reyerson plans to play basketball at Luther College. She also competes in track and cross country and maintains a 3.97 GPA.

Teion Sales

Columbus

Senior

Basketball

Sales has been a key contributor for a Columbus team that avenged losses to Denver and Union last week. The senior tallied 26 points and seven assists while handling the ball in critical moments of the victory over Denver before recording 15 assists under increased attention from Union defenders. Sales leads this year’s Columbus team in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals. “Teion is the type of young man that everyone gravitates towards,” Columbus coach Ben Barnett noted. “He uplifts everyone around him. As good of a basketball player that he is — he’s an even better person.”

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