SIOUX RAPIDS -- The Galva-Holstein girls took five of the top 10 places at the Sioux Central Cross Country Invitational here on Sept. 25th, and that enabled the Lady Pirates to win the team championship with 29 points.
Host Sioux Central placed second with 40 points, followed by Sheldon, with 65 points.
Individual times and places for Galva-Holstein included Jayde Boyle, 2nd place (17:37); Jessica Mathes, 4th (17:39); Ashley Drey, 5th (17:49); Brianna Mathes, 8th (18:12) and Meg Kofmehl, 10th (18:28). Also running for the G-H varsity were Annie McAreavy, 18th (19:54) and Sarah Forristal, 19th (20:03).
The Galva-Holstein junior varsity girls also ran well, finishing a close second with 31 points, to winner Sioux Central's 27.
Michaela Else placed first among Pirate JV runners, with a time of 19:43. Also competing for G-H were Shelby Bennett, Kirstin Wessling, Sarah Galvin and Shelby Linton.
The Galva-Holstein boys' team was without their ace runner John Harris, who was sidelined by Illness, and finished fourth among the varsity boys' teams with 107 points.
Laurens-Marathon won with 28 points, and host Sioux Central finished second, with 52. The Pirates' Collin Bubke finished 8th, with a time of 19:38, and teammates Josh Mohr (19:59), Josh Schwanz (20:16), Riley Cosgrove (21:52) and Tim Martin (22:12) finished 15th, 18th, 32nd and 34th, respectively.
In boys' JV competition, the Pirates' Kyle Wessling was 8th, in a time of 22:37, and teammate Shelby Stevenson was 14th, in 23:41. John Klotz and Ethan Todd also ran for the Pirate JV, who did not have enough runners to qualify for the team championship, won by the host Sioux Central Rebels.
G-H also had five Middle School runners compete - Christian Egger and Austin and Tyler Drey in the boys race, and Kate Mathes and Rachel Hunt in the girls' race. Each runner finished among the top seven in their respective divisions.