Vote for top Ames-area high school sports performer for Sept. 26-Oct. 1

The Ames football team fell to Class 5A No. 2 Dowling Catholic by a 51-7 score Friday at Ames High.

Nevada, the No. 6 team in 3A, hammered Algona by 38-14 score, Ballard suffered a 42-19 loss at the hands of No. 8 North Polk and Gilbert was dealt a 38-14 loss by No. 2 Humboldt in 3A District 2 football competition. Roland-Story suffered a 41-7 loss to No. 3 West Marshall in 2A District 7 play and Colo-NESCO was overpowered by BGM, 82-38 in an 8-player District 4 outing.

In cross country Ballard’s Paityn Noe set a new state record for a girls 5-kilometer time and the Ames girls took third as a team at the Fort Dodge Invitational Oct. 6. Noe is the No. 1 runner in 3A and Ames is ranked eighth as a team in 4A.