Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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Jim Ecker, President & Editor

Metro Sports Report

Dralle, Walsh join 2,000-yard club

Kennedy's Tyler Dralle and Marion's Kory Walsh each cracked the 2,000-yard barrier in career rushing yards Friday and each hopes to climb the charts in the final two weeks of the high school football regular season.

Dralle now has 2,072 career rushing yards and Walsh has 2,049, ranking them 13th and 14th in Metro history according to Metro Sports Report records.

Andre Dawson of Washington holds the Metro record with a whopping 5,084 yards rushing from 2007-09.

Dralle has a chance to finish ninth on the career list with Kennedy headed to the Class 4A playoffs. Derek Kielkopf of Kennedy (1998-99) is currently ninth with 2,536, so Dralle needs 465 yards to pass him.

Dralle is the No. 2 rusher in Class 4A this season with 1,157 and his 13 touchdowns rank tied for fifth. Sam Cook of Fort Dodge is the 4A top rusher with 1,454 yards.

The Metro area has two 4A state leaders. Linn-Mar's Alexy Boehm is tied for tops with five field goals and Kennedy's Shaun Beyer is No. 1 in punting average at 44.5 yards per boot.

Austin Coates of Kennedy is tied for third with four interceptions. Daniel Gorsich of Linn-Mar is eighth with 36 pass receptions.

In Class 3A, Xavier quarterback Bryce Schulte is tied for fifth with 16 touchdown passes and eighth in yards with 1,168.


Hagmeier wins Metro Spotlight Award

Logan Hagmeier of Linn-Mar is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Hagmeier played a magnificent game on defense for the Linn-Mar football team Friday night when the Lions upset then-No. 9 Cedar Falls, 31-24, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

Hagmeier, a linebacker, made 15 solo tackles in the ballgame, including seven solo tackles for losses behind the line of scrimmage. He also was credited with an assist for 15 1/2 stops in the game.


Anderson wins Metro Spotlight Award

Macy Anderson of Cedar Rapids Kennedy is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school girls this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Anderson, a senior, is a key member of the Kennedy volleyball team that is ranked No. 5 in Class 5A with a 21-8 overall record.

Anderson is the leading kill-shot artist for the balanced Cougars this year with 168. She had 11 kills Tuesday night when Kennedy swept Dubuque Senior, 3-0, to finish its Valley Division slate with a perfect 6-0 record.


'Friends of MSR' gets off to good start

I am pleased to announce that the "Friends of Metro Sports" campaign has gotten off to a good start.

Pleased, and relieved.

There's always a danger of starting a campaign like this and having it fall on deaf ears. That would have been embarrassing. Unlikely in this case, but still embarrassing.

Anytime you ask somebody for money, it's possible they'll smile, pat you on the back and decline to get involved. I've done it myself and probably had a pretty good excuse (or maybe a lame one).

In any case, not to worry.

We introduced the "Friends of MSR" last Sunday and the registration forms began arriving in the mail on Wednesday. That's pretty fast work for people to fill out the registration form, write a check and mail it in.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

We've made nine "Friends" during the first week of the campaign. Many of them were friends already, but this kind of makes it official.


Elmcrest tames best golfers in state

They held the 2015 boys state golf tournament at Elmcrest Country Club this year and the golf course won.

The best high school golfers in Iowa struggled with the winds, fast greens, narrow fairways and abundant trees at Elmcrest and nobody was able to break par for the 36-hole event.

Ben Epperly of West Des Moines Valley fired a 2-under-par 68 Saturday and won the championship at 2-over 142. Two golfers from Waukee tied for second at 8-over 148 and everybody else finished at least 10 shots over par.

Elmcrest is a tough course and the windy conditions made it even tougher, but nobody seemed to think the course was too tough for a high school meet.

"No, I don't think the course was too tough. I think it was just right," said Washington sophomore Alex Slattery, who had the best round among Metro golfers Saturday with a 74.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Oct. 11 Friday, Oct. 16
MGLF: Kirkwood at Region XI Tournament at Lake Panorama

USHL: RoughRiders at Des Moines, 7 p.m.

WGLF: Mount Mercy at William Penn Classic HSFB: Jefferson at Waterloo East, 7:15 p.m.

HSFB: Muscatine at Prairie, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 12 HSFB: Washington at Iowa City High, 7:15 p.m.
MGLF: Kirkwood at Region XI Tournament at Lake Panorama HSFB: Xavier at Iowa City Regina, 7:15 p.m.
WGLF: Mount Mercy at William Penn Classic HSFB: Cedar Falls at Kennedy, 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 HSFB: Waterloo West at Linn-Mar, 7:15 p.m.
HSVB: Dubuque Senior at Jefferson, 7 p.m. HSFB: Marion at Dubuque Wahlert, 7:15 p.m.
HSVB: Xavier at Kennedy, 7 p.m. HSFB: Cedar Valley Christian at Turkey Valley, 7 p.m.
HSVB: Washington at Dubuque Hempstead, 7 p.m. CVB: Kirkwood at Illinois Central Tournament
HSVB: Cedar Falls at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.

M/WCC: Coe at Dr. Tucker Invitational, Dubuque, 4:30 p.m.

HSVB: Williamsburg at Marion, 7 p.m. WSOC: Coe at Simpson, 4 p.m.
HSVB: Midland at Cedar Valley Christian, 5:15 p.m. MSOC: Coe at Simpson, 6 p.m.
GSWM: Dubuque Senior at Jefferson, 6 p.m.
GSWM: Linn-Mar at Kennedy, 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17
MSOC: Coe at Loras, 5 p.m. USHL: Dubuque at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
CVB: Simpson at Coe, 7:30 p.m. CFB: Simpson at Coe, 2 p.m.

HSVB: MVC Tournament at Dubuque, 9 a.m.
Wednesday Oct. 14 HSVB: Tri-Rivers Conference Tournament, 9 a.m.
CVB: DMACC at Kirkwood, 6:30 p.m. GSWM: MVC Meet, Cedar Falls, 12 p.m.
WSOC: Coe at Loras, 7 p.m. CVB: Kirkwood at Illinois Central Tournament

MGLF: Kirkwood at NJCAA National Prevu
Thursday, Oct. 15
B/GCC: Wamac Conference Meet, Independence, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18
B/GCC: MVC Mississippi Division Meet, Dubuque, 3:30 p.m. MGLF: Kirkwood at NJCAA National Prevu
B/GCC: MCV Valley Division Meet, Tuma, 3:30 p.m.
GSWM: MVC Diving, Cedar Falls, 5 p.m.
HSVB: Prairie at Waterloo East, 7 p.m.
HSVB: Wamac Conference Tournament, 4 p.m.
HSVB: Tri-Rivers Conference Tournament, 5 p.m.


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