Hockey

Waterloo Black Hawks forward Bailey Conger has decided to play college hockey at Providence.

During his first full season in the United States Hockey League, Conger racked up 42 points (17 goals, 25 assists) in 59 games with a plus-nine differential. The Idaho native scored four game-winning goals this past season, including two in overtime, and led Waterloo in scoring during the playoffs with eight points in eight games.

At Providence, Conger will join current Black Hawks teammate Jake Ryczek.

Cross country

Peter Torkelson of Southland Senior High in Adams, Minn., has signed to compete in cross country for Hawkeye Community College next season.

Torkelson is a two-time Minnesota state qualifier in cross country and qualified for the state track and field meet multiple times with a best finish of third in the 1,600 last season.

Soccer

Hawkeye Community College has announced that Lucie-Marie Waddon of Taunton, England, will join the RedTails women’s soccer team next season.

Waddon has been part of several national championship teams in England.

Basketball

Michael Mohlis has had his interim tag removed and will remain the head coach of the Cedar Valley CourtKings the rest of the year. Mohlis filled in for Stan Hughes, who will serve as the team’s Player Placement Director for the rest of the year, but won’t return to the bench as he continues to deal with health issues.

Under Mohlis’ guidance, the defending Midwest Basketball League champions have opened the season 10-0.

Baseball

Five Wartburg College baseball players were named all-Region by d3baseball.com.

The total ties a school record as five were also selected in 2013.

Senior Jacob Thumann and junior Eric Willis were first team selections. For Thumann, it was the third time he has been named all-region.

Thumann was also recently named the Iowa Conference Most Valuable Player.

Willis led the team with a .451 average and he tied for second on the team with 41 runs scored. Thumann socked 13 home runs and drove in a team best 48 runs.

Senior Taylor Gilson was a second team pick, while juniors Cody Hyler and Blake Mahoney were named to the third team. Gilson, a native of Oelwein, was named the Iowa Conference Pitcher of the Year. Gilson posted a 9-1 record with a 2.69 earned run average. He struck out 77 in 97 innings pitched.

Luther College’s Joe Silversmith, a third baseman, was named to th4e second team.

Softball

Wartburg College junior Mara Forsyth has been named a CoSIDA third-team academic all-American becoming the seventh in program history and first since Amy Daniels and Angela Hartwig each received the honor in 2009.

Forsyth has a cumulative 3.74 GPA and is an elementary education major.

Correction

In a state track recap in the May 21st edition of the Courier, the Cedar Falls girls 4x400 relay team of Mackenzie Michael, Auriona Kimbrough, Sidney Davis and Paige Kvale was misidentified as Mackenzie Michael, Auriona Kimbrough, Sydney Milani and Brianna Hersom.

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