Playing at Timberline Golf Course May 4, the Cascade girls’ golf team placed fourth in the River Valley Conference Tournament standings.

The Cougars’ 440 trailed winners West Branch at 408, second-place Mid-Prairie 420 and Anamosa at 427. Fifth was Wilton 447, followed by Monticello 451, Durant 463, Regina 475, Tipton 496, Bellevue and Northeast 505, Camanche 514 and North Cedar 515.

Anna Manternach paced the Cougars with 106. Ellie Noonan and Megan Smith shot 107 and McKenna Gehl rounded out the counters with 120. Mia Gehls’ 127 and Addy Supple’s 142 did not count.

Taking the individual title for the conference was West Branch soph Claire Jarrett with 88, outpacing runner-up teammate Alex Poppen by 12 strokes, 100. Third was a 101 from Mid-Prairie’s Madi Davidson, followed by Anamosa’s Madeline Nemmers and Wilton’s Joann Martin, both at 103. Ava Bold tied for sixth with Monticello’s Jaelyn Aitchison and West Branch’s Sophia Kouba, all at 104. Anamosa’s Lexa Miller, and two Mid-Prairie golfers, Gabi Robertson and Addison English, claimed the final spot in a tie for ninth at 105.

Coach Jeff Morreim was pleased with his team’s performance. “We played well enough for three girls to make all-conference, Anna, Megan and Ellie. I could not be any happier with the way the team played. It was a difficult course with wet playing conditions.

“It seems like the girls are getting more consistent after being able to get more and more playtime in and more meets played.”

One other of those meets happened May 2 at home, when the team topped North Cedar, 212-235. They fired three of the top four scores with Manternach getting the medal with 50, Smith runner-up at 52 and Mia Gehl third at 53. They also counted a 57 from Noonan. Not counting were Mckenna Gehl at 62 and Supple 71.

North Cedar’s low came from Macy Helmhold at 55, followed by 56 from Maya Benhart, 60 from Val Preuss and 64 from Paige Hart.