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Thursday, September 03, 2015
WEDNESDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MIDWEST LEAGUE: Kernels 7, Wisconsin 1 ... COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL - Kirkwood 3, Iowa Lakes 0 ... Simpson 3, Mount Mercy 0 ... Mount Mercy 3, Iowa Wesleyan 0 ... MEN'S SOCCER - Mount Mercy 5, St. Ambrose 2 ... WOMEN'S TENNIS - Wisconsin-Whitewater 9, Coe 0 ...
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Perkins will not coach Marion in game

Tony Perkins will not coach the Marion Indians in their football game at Washington (Iowa) on Friday night, athletic director Corby Laube confirmed Thursday afternoon.

Nick Perkins, an assistant coach at Marion and the head coach's brother, also will not coach the team Friday.

Two sources told the Metro Sports Report Wednesday night that Tony Perkins had been suspended and Nick Perkins had been fired due to allegations of verbal abuse in the football program. Laube declined comment on the Perkins brothers and declined to say why they will not be at the game.

Laube said assistant coaches Travis Fuller, Pete Messerli, Josh Busenbark, Travis Stearns, Henry Martinson and Gerald Lowry will run the team Friday night at Washington. Laube declined to name an interim or acting head coach.

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No. 9 Cougars aiming for No. 5 Warriors

It's always fun to head into a big high school football game when you have no clue how it's going to turn out.

That's the case heading into Friday night's showdown between the ninth-ranked Kennedy Cougars and fifth-ranked Washington Warriors at Kingston Stadium.

Based on last year's results, you'd have to make the Warriors a heavy favorite. But based on how things are shaping up this year, it could be a toss-up.

The picture can change quickly in high school sports. Washington reached the Class 4A state championship game last season and finished with a sparkling 13-1 record. Kennedy, meanwhile, began the season with a six-game losing streak and had to hustle to finish 3-8.

Washington returned a host of outstanding skill players this season, but the Warriors took a heavy hit on the offensive line. Now it's Kennedy that has a strong offensive line that helped tailback Tyler Dralle rush for 265 yards and four touchdowns last week in an exciting 34-31 victory over Iowa City West.

Washington was locked in a 14-14 battle with Jefferson last week before the Warriors broke away for a 27-14 victory, with its rebuilt offensive line opening some nice holes when it mattered.

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Rosario shines as Kernels roll

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. - Randy Rosario tossed seven scoreless innings at the Cedar Rapids Kernels rolled to a 7-1 win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Wednesday night at Fox Cities Stadium.

Cedar Rapids is now 15-1 against the Timber Rattlers this season, including a perfect 10-0 record on the road.

Rosario (2-5) matched a season-high with eight strikeouts while allowing five hits and walking three. Rosario previously had lost his last five decisions but picked up his first win since July 11 at Kane County.

The Kernels (74-61) took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on three straight hits. T.J. White led off with a line single up the middle. Max Murphy followed with a double down the right field line to put two in scoring position.

Chris Paul then ripped a two-run single into left field, scoring both White and Murphy. It was Paul's first at-bat since being activated off the disabled list earlier in the day. They were also Paul's first two runs batted in this season.

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No. 5 Cougars spike No. 3 Lions

For awhile Tuesday night, it looked like big Amanda Ollinger was going to personally wreck the Kennedy Cougars in their volleyball showdown with Linn-Mar at the Kennedy gym.

The Cougars kept their cool and battled back for a 17-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-15 victory over the Lions in a battle between two of the top Class 5A volleyball teams in the state.

Linn-Mar is ranked No. 3 and Kennedy is ranked No. 5, but the experienced Cougars were the better club this time.

Ollinger, a 6-foot-1 senior who will play basketball for the Iowa Hawkeyes, collected eight kills in the first set as the Lions got off to a fast start, but she had only 10 more kills the rest of the night.

"We started off a little shaky," Kennedy senior Tianna Drahn acknowledged.

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Dahm signs 17 new players for Mount Mercy

Jack Dahm plans to keep building the Mount Mercy baseball program with as many players from Iowa as he possibly can.

True to his plan, 13 of his 17 new guys this year are Iowans who are joining Dahm for his second season with the Mustangs in 2016.

Eleven of his new players are transfers, including four from Ellsworth Community College, three from Kirkwood, two from DMACC, one from Iowa Lakes and one from Northern Iowa.

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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Aug. 30 Friday, Sept. 4
MWL: Kernels 7, Peoria 3 MWL: Kernels at Wisconsin, 6:35 p.m.
WGLF: Mount Mercy Invitational at Hunters Ridge HSFB: Jefferson at Prairie, 7:15 p.m.
WSOC: Crimson Wave Invitational: Mount Mercy 2, St. Mary-of-the-Woods 1 HSFB: Kennedy at Washington, 7:15 p.m.
MSOC: Calumet St. Joseph (Ind.) Tournament: Mount Mercy 2, Marian 1 HSFB: Linn-Mar at Pleasant Valley, 7:15 p.m.
HSFB: Davenport Assumption at Xavier, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 31 HSFB: Marion at Washington (Iowa), 7:30 p.m.
MWL: Peoria 1, Kernels 0 HSFB: Cedar Valley Christian at Clarksville, 7 p.m.

CVB: Marshalltown at Kirkwood, 4 p.m.; Wartburg at Kirkwood, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 1 CVB: Mount Mercy at Waldorf Invitational
MWL: Peoria 5, Kernels 4 CVB: Coe at Northwestern Tournament in Minneapolis
HSVB: Iowa City West 3, Jefferson 0 WSOC: Coe at Knox, 4 p.m.
HSVB: Kennedy 3, Linn-Mar 1 WSOC: Mount Mercy at Purdue-Calumet, 1 p.m.
HSVB: Iowa City High 3, Washington 0 WGLF: Coe at Sail Classic in Cedar Falls, 10 a.m.
HSVB: Prairie 3, Xavier 1
GSWM: Kennedy 124, Jefferson 61 Saturday, Sept. 5
GSWM: Cedar Falls 130, Linn-Mar 56 MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
B/GCC: Marion at Williamsburg Invitational CFB: Wheaton at Coe, 1 p.m.
B/GCC: Jefferson at Iowa Mennonite Invitational B/GCC: Jefferson, Kennedy, Washington, Xavier at Linn-Mar Invitational, 8 a.m.
M/WCC: Mount Mercy Gallop, Seminole Valley B/GCC: Prairie at Pleasant Valley Invitational, 8:30 p.m.
MSOC: Coe 0, Lawrence 0 (2 OT) GSWM: Linn-Mar at Muscatine Invitational, 10 a.m.
WSOC: Coe 3, Clarke 1 MSOC: Coe at Illinois College, 7 p.m.
CVB: Coe 3, Augustana 1 MSOC: Mount Mercy vs. Dakota Wesleyan at Dubuque, 11 a.m.

WGLF: Coe at Sail Classic in Cedar Falls, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 2 WGLF: Mount Mercy at Highland Classic, 11 a.m.
MWL: Kernels 7, Wisconsin 1 WTEN: Coe at Buena Vista, 9 a.m.
CVB: Kirkwood 3, Iowa Lakes 0 CVB: Mount Mercy at Waldorf Invitational
CVB: Simpson 3, Mount Mercy 0; Mount Mercy 3, Iowa Wesleyan 0 CVB: Coe at Northwestern Tournament in Minneapolis
MSOC: Mount Mercy 5, St. Ambrose 2 WSOC: Coe vs. Blackburn at Galesburg, Ill., 5:30 p.m.
WTEN: Wisconsin-Whitewater 9, Coe 0
Sunday, Sept. 6
Thursday, Sept. 3 MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.
MWL: Kernels at Wisconsin, 6:35 p.m. MSOC: Coe vs. Lakeland at Jacksonville, Ill., 3 p.m.
BGLF: Jefferson, Xavier at MVC meet, Pleasant Valley, 3 p.m. MSOC: Mount Mercy vs. Waldorf at Dubuque, 4 p.m.
BGLF: Kennedy, Washington, Prairie at MVC meet at Airport National, 3:15 WSOC: Coe at Rockford, 1 p.m.
BGLF: Linn-Mar at MVC meet, Gates Park, 3:15 p.m. WTEN: Coe at Cornell, 2 p.m.
HSVB: GMC at Cedar Valley Christian, 6:15 p.m. WGLF: Mount Mercy at Highland Classic, 9  a.m.
HSVB: Vinton-Shellsburg at Marion, 7:30 p.m.
B/GCC: Kennedy at Iowa City Regina Invitational, 4:30 p.m.
GSWM: Dubuque Wahlert at Washington, 6 p.m.
CBSB: Black Hawk at Kirkwood, 2 p.m.
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