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Cougars, Lions lead parade to college

The Kennedy Cougars and Linn-Mar Lions will be leading the parade of college commitments this week.

The winter signing period begins Wednesday for many college-bound athletes, although prep athletes who are heading to NCAA Division III schools will not be signing letters-of-intent since D3 colleges do not offer athletic scholarships.

Kennedy High School plans to hold a ceremony at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria to honor the following college-bound athletes:

  • Shaun Beyer, University of Iowa, football
  • Dalles Jacobus, University of Iowa, football
  • Tyler Dralle, Coe College, football & baseball
  • Carly Langhurst, Iowa State, soccer
  • Anna Frerichs, Iowa State, soccer
  • Sydney Hayden, Northern Iowa, soccer
  • Linden Runels, Carnegie Mellon, soccer
  • Cameron Stump, Simpson, golf
  • Paige Timmerman, Luther, softball
  • Logen Rodriguez, Wisconsin-La Crosse, wrestling

Linn-Mar High School plans to hold a ceremony at 3:45 Wednesday in the Media Center to honor these athletes and their college commitments:

  • Jenna Ajram, Chicago State, soccer
  • Daniel Gorsich, Benedictine College, football
  • Claire Larson, Missouri-Kansas City, soccer
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New call at UNI: I love Jalen Rima!

Jalen Rima has been attending football games at the University of Northern Iowa for as long as he can remember. He's got as many purple-and-gold caps and shirts as you could need, but he's about to get more.

Rima plans to sign his national letter-of-intent with the Northern Iowa football program Wednesday morning during a ceremony in the Cedar Rapids Prairie library, further cementing the Rima family's strong ties to the university.


Jacobus will join Hawks as a walk-on

Dalles Jacobus, the inspirational leader of the Kennedy football "family" that won 13 straight games last season, has found a new football family to call his own next year.

Jacobus said Monday he has accepted an offer to join the Iowa Hawkeyes as a preferred walk-on, joining a program that won 12 straight games this season and rocketed to national attention.

Iowa assistant coach Reese Morgan began talking to Jacobus about the possibility of joining the Hawkeyes last summer, but everything happened quickly Monday morning after Morgan contacted Kennedy Coach Brian White.


Bohannon, Clark, Hayden lead state

Three Metro area basketball players have the state lead in statistical categories, according to QuikStats Iowa.

Linn-Mar's Jordan Bohannon is the top scorer in boys Class 4A at 24.6 points per game. Among girls, Washington's Joniqua Clark leads Class 5A in steals (93) and Kennedy's Sydney Hayden still is tops in 3-point field goals made (53).

In team categories, the Linn-Mar boys are No. 1 in 3-point field goals made (136) and in free throw percentage (76.5). Bohannon has made 92.4 percent of his free throw tries (61 of 66).


Wilson was heaven-sent to Huskies

First-year Coach Ron Slagle jokes that he violated no recruiting rules to get star player Candace Wilson on the Cedar Valley Christian roster this year.

She more or less just showed up unannounced.

In her first and only season of high school basketball, the left-handed senior has taken the Tri-Rivers Conference by storm.

She leads the East Division in points scored with 297 (a 17.5 average) and her 60 steals (4 per game) are almost twice as many as anyone else.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Feb. 7 Friday, Feb. 12
No events scheduled USHL: Waterloo at RoughRiders, 7 p.m.

GBB: Linn-Mar at Prairie, 6 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 8 GBB: Jefferson at Washington, 6 p.m.
GBB: Marion at Vinton-Shellsburg, 7:30 p.m. GBB: Dubuque Hempstead at Kennedy, 7:30 p.m.
GBB: Cedar Valley Christian at Prince of Peace, 6:15 p.m. GBB: Xavier at Waterloo East, 7:30 p.m.
BBB: Cedar Valley Christian at Prince of Peace, 7:45 p.m. GBB: West Delaware at Marion, 7:30 p.m.
WBB: Mount Mercy at Waldorf, ppd BBB: Linn-Mar at Prairie, 7:30 p.m.
GBOWL: Western Dubuque at Marion, 3 p.m. BBB: Jefferson at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
BBOWL: Western Dubuque at Marion, 3 p.m. BBB: Kennedy at Dubuque Hempstead, 7:30 p.m.

BBB: Waterloo East at Xavier, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 BBB: Cedar Valley Christian at Alburnett, 7:45 p.m.
GBB: Kennedy at Jefferson, 6 p.m. GBOWL: Jefferson at Linn-Mar, 3:30 p.m.
GBB: Washington at Prairie, 6 p.m. GBOWL: Kennedy at Cedar Falls, 3:45 p.m.
GBB: Linn-Mar at Xavier, 6 p.m. GBOWL: Washington at Xavier, 3:45 p.m.
GBB: Clear Creek Amana at Marion, 7:30 p.m. GBOWL: Waterloo West at Prairie, 4 p.m.
BBB: Kennedy at Jefferson, 7:30 p.m. BBOWL: Jefferson at Linn-Mar, 3:30 p.m.
BBB: Washington at Prairie, 7:30 p.m. BBOWL: Kennedy at Cedar Falls, 3:45 p.m.
BBB: Linn-Mar at Xavier, 7:30 p.m. BBOWL: Washington at Xavier, 3:45 p.m.
BBB: Marion at Clear Creek Amana, 7:30 p.m. BBOWL: Waterloo West at Prairie, 4 p.m.

M/WSWM: Coe at Liberal Arts Meet, Elsah, Ill., 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 M/WTRK:  Mount Mercy at Heart of America meet, at Crete, Neb.
3A WRESTLING REGIONAL TEAM DUALS CBSB: Mount Mercy vs Emerson, at Lakepoint, Ga., 10:30 a.m.; Mount Mercy vs Judson, at Lakepoint, Ga., 2 p.m.
Clinton/Iowa City High at Kennedy, 6 p.m. CSB: Mount Mercy vs Ashford, at UNI-Dome, 9:30 p.m.
Linn-Mar vs. Bettendorf, at Dubuque Hempstead, 6 p.m.
Jefferson vs. WDM Dowling, at Johnston, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13
North Scott/Ottumwa at Prairie, 6 p.m. USHL: RoughRiders at Omaha, 7:05 p.m.
WBB: Clarke at Mount Mercy, 5:30 p.m. BBB: Ankeny Centennial at Linn-Mar, 4:30 p.m.
WBB: Kirkwood at DMACC, 5:30 p.m. BBB: Washington at Cedar Falls, 6:30 p.m.
WBB: Coe at Dubuque, 6 p.m. HSWRST: Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Marion, Washington in 3A District at Jefferson, 12 p.m.
MBB: Clarke at Mount Mercy, 7:30 p.m. HSWRST: Prairie, Xavier in 3A District at Waverly-Shell Rock, 12
MBB: Kirkwood at DMACC, 7:30 p.m. BSWM: State Meet at Marshalltown YMCA, 12:30 p.m.
MBB: Coe at Dubuque, 8 p.m. WBB: Southwestern at Kirkwood, 1 p.m.
M/WSWM: Coe at Liberal Arts Meet, Elsah, Ill., 7 p.m. WBB: Coe at Simpson, 2 p.m.

WBB: Governors State at Mount Mercy, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11 MBB: Southwestern at Kirkwood, 3 p.m.
GBB: 1A Regional: Cedar Valley Christian at Iowa Valley, 7 p.m. MBB: Coe at Simpson, 4 p.m.
CWRST: Coe at Dubuque, 7 p.m. MBB: Governors State at Mount Mercy, 4 p.m.
M/WSWM: Coe at Liberal Arts Meet, Elsah, Ill., 7 p.m. M/WSWM: Coe at Liberal Arts Meet, Elsah, Ill., 10 a.m.

M/WTRK: Coe at Wisconsin-Platteville Invitational, 11 a.m.

M/WTRK: Mount Mercy at Heart of America Meet, at Crete, Neb.

CBSB: Mount Mercy vs Taylor, at Lakepoint, Ga., 11 a.m., Mount Mercy vs Shawnee State, at Lakepoint, Ga., 2:30 p.m.

MTEN: Cornell at Coe, 9 a.m., Simpson at Coe, 5 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 14

No events scheduled



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