Wednesday, May 06, 2015
WEDNESDAY'S SCOREBOARD: - MIDWEST LEAGUE - Kernels 8, Wisconsin 2 ... BOYS SOCCER - Prairie 4, Iowa City High 0 ... BOYS TENNIS - Washington 9, Prairie 0 ... Jefferson at Cedar Falls ... BOYS GOLF - Monticello 327, Marion 328 ...
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Jalen Rima wins Metro Spotlight Award

Cedar Rapids Prairie junior Jalen Rima is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Rima is one of the top sprinters in Iowa for the Prairie track team. He leads the state in the 400 at 48.78 seconds and is tied for fourth in the 200 at 22.26.

Rima submitted both of those times Friday while winning the events at the Wilkinson Relays at Kingston Stadium.


Kernels fall quietly to Clinton

Cedar Rapids Kernels Manager Jake Mauer does not plan to hold any closed-door meetings with his struggling ballclub. No tantrums, no yelling and screaming, no gimmicks.

Something needs to be done, however. The team batting has dipped to .232, near the bottom of the Midwest League, and the Kernels are not scoring enough runs to be successful.

The Kernels had another quiet game Sunday afternoon in a 5-2 loss to Clinton before 1,141 fans at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Cedar Rapids has lost seven of its last nine games and has scored only 16 runs in those nine outings, an average of less than two runs per game.

"The frustrating thing is, guys will show flashes and you think we're on our way and they revert back," said Mauer.


Madison Bach wins Metro Spotlight Award

Marion junior Madison Bach is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school girls this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Bach, who is competing in two sports this spring, had a big week for the Indians past week as she switched from one sport to another on consecutive days.

On Thursday, Bach won the 1,500-meter run and the 3,000 meter run at the Marion Invitational at Thomas Park. And on Friday, she scored three goals for the Marion soccer team in a 5-2 victory at Williamsburg in a Wamac Conference match.


Eagles getting healthy, getting excited

The Kirkwood baseball team has dealt with Tommy John surgery, a broken finger, a bad back, a hand injury and assorted other ailments this season.

Now the Eagles are a lot healthier and feeling good about themselves heading into the junior college regional tournament in Waterloo this week.

Kirkwood swept an ICCAC twinbill from Iowa Lakes Saturday, 10-2 and 12-2, at the Kirkwood field and will carry a 32-19 record into the tournament.

The Eagles are seeded No. 4 for the tourney and will face No. 5 seed DMACC (25-28) in the opening round Thursday at 10 a.m. at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo.

First baseman Austin Saikal and designated hitter Luke Hassman are back in the lineup and swinging hot bats, just at the right time.


Kernels tag Clinton in 13 innings

It took only two batters for the Cedar Rapids Kernels to accomplish something Saturday night that they failed to do in nine innings on Friday night: Get a hit off a Clinton pitcher.

It took the home team 13 innings and four hours, however, to end their three-game losing streak and beat the LumberKings, 7-6, in front of a fireworks-night crowd of 2,342 at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

After Tanner English led off the Kernels’ half of the first inning with a walk, Nick Gordon lined a single to left field for the first of what would be 12 Cedar Rapids hits.

Gordon saved his real heroics for the bottom of the ninth inning, when his two-out single to right field plated T.J. White with the tying run and sent the game to extra innings at 6-6.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, May 3 Friday, May 8
MWL: Clinton 5, Kernels 2 MWL: Kernels at Beloit, 6:35 p.m.
MGLF: Kirkwood at Regional Tournament, Panora BTEN: Prairie at Cedar Falls, 4 p.m.

GTEN: Cedar Falls at Prairie, 4 p.m.
Monday, May 4 BSOC: Jefferson at Waterloo West, 4:15 p.m.
MWL: Kernels 9, Wisconsin 3 BSOC: Linn-Mar at Waterloo East, 4:15 p.m.
GTRK: Marion at Independence Invitational BSOC: Dubuque Hempstead at Prairie, 7 p.m.
BTRK: Marion Invitational BSOC: Cedar Falls at Washington, 7 p.m.
GTEN: Cedar Falls 6, Kennedy 2 GSOC: Prairie at Dubuque Hempstead, 4:15 p.m.

BTEN: Cedar Falls 6, Kennedy 0

GSOC: Waterloo West at Jefferson, 4:15 p.m.
BTEN: Marion at Wamac Meet at Maquoketa GSOC: Washington at Cedar Falls, 6 p.m.
BSOC: Cedar Valley Christian 2, Anamosa 0 GSOC: Waterloo East at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.
GSOC: Xavier at Muscatine, ppd CBB: Coe in IIAC Tournament at Vets Stadium, TBA
GSOC: Anamosa 3, Cedar Valley Christian 0 CBB: Kirkwood in Region XI Tournament at Waterloo, TBA
GSOC: Marion 10, Monticello 0 MTEN: Coe at NCAA Regional Tournament
BGLF: Marion in Wamac Meet at Tama/Toledo CC M/WTRK: IIAC Meet at Indianola
GGLF: Marion in Wamac Meet at Gardner
GGLF: MVC Meet at The Meadows, Dubuque Saturday, May 9
CBB: Cornell JV 9, Kirkwood 8 MWL: Kernels at Beloit, 2 p.m.

BSOC: Cedar Valley Christian in Mid-Prairie Tournament, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, May 5

CBB: Coe in IIAC Tournament at Vets Stadium, TBA
MWL: Kernels 7, Wisconsin 3 CBB: Kirkwood in Region XI Tournament at Waterloo, TBA
BSOC: Marion 6, Vinton-Shellsburg 0 M/WTRK: IIAC Meet at Indianola

BSOC: Cedar Valley Christian at Bellevue ppd

BSOC: Linn-Mar 8, Dubuque Hempstead 1 Sunday, May 10

BSOC: Waterloo East at Jefferson, ppd

No events scheduled

BSOC: Iowa City High at Prairie, ppd

BSOC: Xavier 7, Dubuque Wahlert 1

BSOC: Waterloo West 2, Kennedy 1

BSOC: Washington 2, Dubuque Senior 0
GSOC: Jefferson 9, Waterloo East 0

GSOC: Prairie 2, Iowa City High 0

GSOC: Kennedy 10, Waterloo West 0
GSOC: Washington 2, Dubuque Senior 1 (OT)
GSOC: Dubuque Hempstead 1, Linn-Mar 0
GSOC: Marion 3, Vinton-Shellsburg 2 (OT)

GSOC: Xavier 6, Dubuque Wahlert 0

BTEN: Washington 9, Waterloo West 0
BTEN: Iowa City West 9, Prairie 0
BTEN: Iowa City High 8, Jefferson 1
BTEN: Marion 6, Oelwein 3
BTEN: Linn-Mar 8, Dubuque Hempstead 1
GTEN: Marion in Wamac Meet at Maquoketa
GTEN: Prairie 8, Iowa City West 1
GTEN: Iowa City High 9, Jefferson 0
GTEN: Washington 8, Waterloo West 1
GTEN: Linn-Mar at Dubuque Hempstead, ppd to 5/11

GTEN: Xavier 9, Waterloo East 0

GTRK: Prairie Invitational
Wednesday, May 6
MWL: Kernels 8, Wisconsin 2
BGLF: Monticello 327, Marion 328

BTEN: Washington 9, Prairie 0


BTEN: Jefferson at Cedar Falls

BSOC: Prairie 4, Iowa City High 0

Thursday, May 7
MWL: Kernels at Beloit, 6:35 p.m.
BTRK: Marion in Wamac Meet at Maquoketa, 4 p.m.
BTRK: Jefferson, Kennedy, Linn-Mar in MVC Division Meet at Kingston, 4:30 p.m.
BTRK: Prairie, Washington, Xavier in MVC Division Meet at Waterloo, 4:30 p.m.
GTRK: Marion in Wamac Meet at Maquoketa, 4 p.m.
GTRK: Jefferson, Kennedy, Linn-Mar in MVC Division Meet at Dubuque, 4:30 p.m.
GTRK: Prairie, Washington, Xavier in MVC Division Meet at Iowa City, 4:30 p.m.

BSOC: Marion at Independence, 5:30 p.m.

BSOC: Kennedy at Xavier, 4:15 p.m.
GSOC: Independence at Marion, 4:15 p.m.
GSOC: Cedar Valley Christian at West Liberty, 5 p.m.
GSOC: Xavier at Kennedy, 7 p.m.
BTEN: Marion at South Tama, 4 p.m.
BTEN: Kennedy at Jefferson, 4 p.m.
BTEN: Washington at Prairie, 4:30 p.m.
BTEN: Iowa City High at Xavier, 4:30 p.m.
BTEN: Linn-Mar at Iowa City West, 4:30 p.m.
GTEN: South Tama at Marion, 4 p.m. .
GTEN: Jefferson at Kennedy, 4 p.m.
GTEN: Prairie at Washington, 4:30 p.m.
GTEN: Xavier at Iowa City High, 4:30 p.m.
GTEN: Iowa City West at Linn-Mar, 4:30 p.m.
GGLF: Prairie, Washington, Jefferson at Davenport Central, 3:15 p.m.
GGLF: Iowa City High at Xavier, St. Andrews, 3:15 p.m.
CBB: IIAC Tournament: Coe vs. Central/Loras winner at Vets Statium, 4 p.m.
CBB: Region XI Tournament at Waterloo: Kirkwood vs. DMACC, 10 a.m.
WTEN: Coe at NCAA Division III National Tournament


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