Friday, April 16th

    • 7:30 Boys Soccer vs DM East @ DCHS

    • 4:00 Boys Tennis vs Valley

    • 4:15 Girls Soccer vs Xavier

Saturday, April 17th

    • 11:30 & 4:00 Boys Soccer @ Valley Invite

Monday, April 19th

    • 4:00 Girls Track Invite @ DCHS

Tuesday, April 20th

    • 4:00 Girls Tennis vs Ankeny @ DCHS

    • 4:00 Boys Tennis @ Ankeny

    • 4:45 Girls Soccer vs DM Lincoln @ Cownie

    • 7:30 Boys Soccer vs DM Lincoln @ DCHS

Wednesday, April 21st

    • 2:00 Girls Golf @ Urbandale

Girls Golf

Monday, April 12th: Centennial Invitational @ Briarwood Golf Club-Maroons placed 4th with a score of 438. Senior Abi Sachs placed 4th individually with a score of 95.

Wednesday, April 14th: dual vs. Johnston @ Blank GC-our Maroons lost on the varsity level 207-214. Senior Abi Sachs was medalist runner up with a score of 45. The JV lost 236-247. DCHS low score was freshman Allie Nedved with a score of 58.

Next up for the Maroons is the Valley JV2 dual on April 15th, followed by the Johnston JV2 Invite at Jester on April 16th.


This past Saturday the team ran in a cold, windy and wet Jim Duncan Relays at Drake, but in spite of the conditions the girls produced some impressive results with many obtaining personal best or season’s best times.

Highlights included:

  • Margaret Tobias and Liv Kramer took 2nd and 3rd place in the Open 200

  • The shuttle hurdle team of Kuestener-Burleson, Okwaramoi, Castellano and Shonka placed 2nd and had a new season’s best time

  • Julia Shonka took 2nd in the 100 hurdles and set a new personal record

  • Emily Ball took 3rd in the Discus

The meet this past Tuesday in Ames was cancelled due to weather so a little extra rest before two more meets in the coming week – Urbandale on Thursday and our home meet on Monday the 19th which is also Senior Night.

Boys Track & Field

Meet Recaps week of 3/29-4/3

On Thursday April 1st the DCHS Boys Track and Field team competed here at Dowling. It was senior night. The team was led by event winners Max Brown (800), Koah Thompson (110 Hurdles), Jackson Heidesch (1600), and Russell Pearson (Shot Put). The team also had a host of second place finishes on the night.

On Saturday April 3rd the Boys Team was meet champions of the Mustang Classic held at Dallas Center-Grimes high school. The team was led to the championship by event winners Louis Brooks (100,200), Koah Thompson (110 Hurdles), Jackson Heidesch (3200), and the Sprint Medley team of Hunter Cruchelow, Dante Cataldo, Carson Brown, and Andrew Bliss. The team is off to an exciting start. We have many individuals and relays teams ranked very high in the state, and we are excited to see how we can continue to raise the level as we prepare for championship meets in May. -Coach Herring

Boys Soccer

The 6th ranked Dowling Catholic Maroons traveled north to take on the Ankeny Hawks in their fourth soccer match of the season. Many faithful fans braved a cold and rainy evening to cheer on their Maroons. It was a hard fought battle in challenging weather conditions. Ankeny got on the board first, scoring in the first 8 minutes of the match; this proved to be the lone goal on either side. The Maroons had the advantage in ball possession and had numerous set pieces (10 corner kicks) but they were unable to convert. The match ended 1-0 and the Maroons suffered their first loss of the season. Coach Teeling commented after the game, ‘Ankeny was a good learning experience for our boys. They are a quality conference opponent and will always be a tough matchup. Unfortunately conceding an early goal was the difference. We had several chances to get back in the game but couldn’t capitalize.’
The Maroons played their fifth match Tuesday, April 13th when they traveled to Marshalltown to face the 4-1 Bobcats. It was another cold and windy night on the pitch, fortunately we were spared any rain. The Maroons scored once in the first half with a great shot from Angel Ramirez-Reyes. The score stood at 1-0 for the halftime break. Joe Reed pushed the score to 2-0 early in the second half with an unassisted goal at the 21:18 mark. Enrico Sartori-Fernandes made it a 3-0 match with a goal at the 17:10 mark. The fourth and final goal of the match was unassisted and came off the boot of Quinn Stewart. Maroons won the match 4-0 and traveled home victorious once again. Coach Teeling was ‘more than proud of the response from our boys at Marshalltown. They rose to the occasion and won in a convincing manner at a very challenging venue.’
All the Boys Soccer teams look forward to their first home games of the season on Friday 4/16, when the Maroons host the Des Moines East Scarlets at Dowling Stadium. Join us for an exciting evening of soccer and help cheer on your DCHS Soccer Teams.

Girls Soccer


The Girls Soccer season officially kicked off this past week. Lead by the quad of Senior captains – Logan Flori, Carrie Hodgson, Kate Moore, and Cece Villa – the team posted three wins over Southeast Polk, defending 2A State Champions Cedar Rapids Xavier and Des Moines East.

Game reflections from Maroon Coach JP Pearson, “We started the season with a game against a very strong SEP team. I thought we dominated most of the game and we got a well-deserved winning goal from sophomore Julia Moore for us to win 1-0. Our next game was against the 2019 2A State Champions Xavier. I also thought we deserved the win against a very good Xavier team. We got a couple ofngreat goals from our freshman Ella Anliker to win the game 2-0.”

Up next for the Maroons are games vs. Ankeny High on Thursday, 4/15 at home and Des Moines Lincoln on Monday, 4/16 at Cownie Soccer Complex.

Boys Tennis

The boys played just one meet this past week as their meet against Des Moines North was cancelled. Last Thursday the boys faced a rival Valley team having more depth and Dowling fell 2-9, with the only two wins coming at #1 and #2 singles (Daniel Lu and Aidan Schultheis). Aidan won an exciting and extremely close match by just 2 points in the deciding 10 point tie break.

This Thursday the team heads to SEP and next Tuesday they will face Ankeny at the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex.

Girls Tennis

Congrats to the Maroons for their victory on Thursday evening, DCHS 11, SEP 0!


Alison Szalay 6-0, 6-0

Ava Petersen 6-1, 6-0

Mackenzie Klein 6-0, 6-0

Ella Spanovic 6-0, 6-0

Isa Valverde 6-0, 6-0

Ellie Sackett 6-0, 6-1


Szalay/Petersen 6-0, 6-1

Klein/Valverde 6-0, 6-0

Spanovic/Sackett 6-0, 6-4

Branstad/Johnson 6-1, 6-1

Edward/Cox 6-0, 6-2

Good luck to all of our spring sports teams!

Maroon Crew Spring Sports News Reporters

Kasey Tickel – Coordinator

Amy Dueling - Girls Track & Field

Kathleen Lu - Boys Tennis

Alyse Anliker - Girls Soccer

Marian Boyle, Sandra Stork - Boys Soccer

Trish Sackett - Girls Tennis

Ron Gray - Girls Golf

Jarred Herring - Boys Track & Field

A BIG thank you to our contributing photographers for use of their amazing photos, especially Chris Pose, Earl Hulst & parents!