Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Broghammer leads Linn-Mar swimmers

NEWTON - Paige Broghammer was a triple-winner for the Linn-Mar swimming team Tuesday in a 105-65 loss to Newton in the season opener at Newton.

Broghammer captured the 200 IM and tied for first place in the 100 breaststroke. She also swam on the triumphant medley relay with Brianna Bisgard, Madison Renz and Hannah Gardner.

Grace Ahlers won the 500 freestyle for Linn-Mar.


Mount Mercy women boot CMU

Megan Hall and Cally Salter scored goals Tuesday afternoon to help Mount Mercy trim Central Methodist, 2-1, in a women's soccer match at Xavier High School.

Hall struck first with an unassisted goal in the 27th minute for a 1-0 lead. Salter connected in the 45th minute with an assist from Annie Feltes for a 2-0 margin.

Ana Gonzalez scored for Central Methodist in the 54th minute, but the Mustangs kept the visitors off the scoreboard for the rest of the match. Hannah Schroeder made three saves for Mount Mercy.

The Mustangs raised their record to 2-1. Central Methodist is 0-1.


Mount Mercy men fall in 2 OTs

David Hillmann scored an unassisted goal in the 104th minute of the match Tuesday afternoon to give Central Methodist a 2-1 victory over Mount Mercy in double-overtime at Xavier High School.

Hillmann gave Central Methodist a quick 1-0 lead with a goal in the fourth minute, but Yinka Ajibola countered for Mount Mercy with an assist from Marco Fichtner to tie the match 1-1 in the 56th minute.

The game remained tied for another 48 minutes before Hillmann struck again.

The match at Heco Field was the season-opener for Mount Mercy.


Kernels enjoy 23-3 romp over Peoria

Every minor leaguer's goal entering the season is to develop his game to the point where he earns a promotion to the next level in the system.

Sometimes, that call comes when a player has dominated play within his current league. Other times, circumstances align to create an opportunity for a player to move up the organizational ladder, at least temporarily.

Such circumstances allowed Cedar Rapids Kernels third baseman T.J. White to get a promotion to Fort Myers July 10, despite carrying just a .230 batting average at the time. But as the Miracle began to rack up injuries among their early-season regulars at the corner infield positions, White and catcher/first baseman Brett Doe both got the call to move up. By Aug. 4, White was back in a Kernels uniform for Manager Jake Mauer.

"Yeah, Jake pretty much let us know,” White recalled. “He said it could be four to five days, it could be two weeks or it could be the whole season. So we were looking to just go play and have fun with it.”

White is still having fun and has turned his season around. Through the weekend, he was carrying a .317 batting average since his return to the Kernels and had reached base in 20 straight games.


Kennedy swimmers sweep City High

The Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls swimming team opened the 2015 season in grand style Tuesday night by sweeping all 11 events in a 144-41 victory over Iowa City High at the Kennedy pool.

Jessica Williams was a four-time winner for the Cougars in the 200-yard medley relay, 100 fly, 100 backstroke and 400 freestyle relay.

Kirsten Siebenga, Kassidy Lovig and Darby Manternach were triple-champs for Kennedy. MacKinzee Macho and Maddie Bagby won two events.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Aug. 23 Friday, Aug. 28
MWL: Clinton 11, Kernels 7 MWL: Kane County at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.

HSFB: Washington at Jefferson, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 24 HSFB: Prairie at Linn-Mar, 7:15 p.m.
MWL: Kernels 23, Peoria 3 HSFB: WDM Dowling at Xavier, 7:15 p.m.
HSFB: Mount Vernon at Marion, 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 25 CVB: Kirkwood vs. Southeast CC, 1 p.m.; Kirkwood vs. North Dakota State Science, 3 p.m. (At Norfolk, Neb.)
MWL: Peoria 7, Kernels 4 CVB: Mount Mercy vs. St. Francis, 4:30 p.m.; Mount Mercy vs. Trinity Christian, 7 p.m. (At Palo Heights, Ill.)
GSWM: Newton 105, Linn-Mar 65
GSWM: Kennedy 144, Iowa City High 41 Saturday, Aug. 29
GSWM: Iowa City West 134, Jefferson 50 MWL: Kane County at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
GSWM: Cedar Falls 123, Washington 63 B/GCC: Prairie Invitational, 8:30  a.m.
CVB: Kirkwood 3, Grand View JV 1 CVB: Kirkwood vs. Allen County, 9 a.m.; Kirkwood vs. Fort Scott, 11 a.m. (At Norfolk, Neb.)
MSOC: Central Methodist 2, Mount Mercy 1 (2OT) CVB: Mount Mercy vs. Roosevelt, 10:30 a.m.; Mount Mercy vs. St. Xavier, 1 p.m. (At Chicago)
WSOC: Mount Mercy 2, Central Methodist 1 MSOC: Mount Mercy at Calumet St. Joseph (Ind.) Tournament
WSOC: Mount Mercy at Crimson Wave Invitational
Wednesday, Aug. 26 WGLF: Mount Mercy Invitational at Hunters Ridge, 12 p.m.
MWL: Peoria 7, Kernels 5
BGLF: Kennedy, Xavier at Johnston Invitational at Jester Park Sunday, Aug. 30
MWL: Kernels at Peoria, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 27 MSOC: Mount Mercy at Calumet St. Joseph (Ind.) Tournament
MWL: Kane County at Kernels, 6:35 p.m. WSOC: Mount Mercy at Crimson Wave Invitational
HSFB: Iowa City West at Kennedy, 7:15 p.m. WGLF: Mount Mercy Invitational at Hunters Ridge, 9 a.m.
HSFB: Harmony at Cedar Valley Christian at LaSalle MS, 7 p.m.
BGLF: Prairie at MVC meet, The Meadows, 1 p.m.
BGLF: Kennedy at MVC meet, Dubuque CC, 3:15 p.m.
BGLF: Washington, Jefferson at MVC meet, Finkbine, 3:15 p.m.
BGLF: Xavier, Linn-Mar at MVC meet, Hunters Ridge, 3:15 p.m.
HSVB: Janesville at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.
HSVB: Kennedy, Prairie in MVC/MAC Challenge at Prairie, 5:30 p.m.


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