Thursday, October 02, 2014
WEDNESDAY'S SCOREBOARD: COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL - Coe 3, Loras 0 ..... Viterbo 3, Mount Mercy 0 ..... WOMEN'S SOCCER - Central 3, Coe 2
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Pinter sparks Prairie to road win

BURLINGTON - Keagan Pinter scored three touchdowns and Jalen Rima added an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as Prairie opened district play Friday night with a 49-10 win at Burlington.

Pinter scored on runs of 24, 53 and 11 yards. Rima's return for a score came right after the Greyhounds had taken the lead on an 80-yard run by Joe Mack.

The Hawks played without starting quarterback Trey Beckman, who was injured in last week's win over North Scott. His replacement, sophomore Dakota Simonsen, threw for 81 yards and a touchdown.



DeWitt Central rallies past Marion

James Grill caught a 29-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to rally DeWitt Central to a 14-8 win Friday night over Marion at Thomas Park in Marion.

The loss again stopped Indians Coach Tony Perkins from tying Les Hipple for the most coaching wins in Marion history.

"We had lots of opportunities and we don't hit them (referring to passing plays) and we simply seem to invent ways to beat ourselves," Perkins said.

Marion took the lead in the third quarter when Eli Frazier recovered a teammate's fumble in the end zone for a score. Kory Walsh's 2-point PAT run put the Indians up, 8-7.



Revived J-Hawks top Cougars in OT

The hugs never felt so sweet. The band never sounded so good. The cheerleaders never looked prettier.

After too many years of misery and misfortune, the Jefferson J-Hawks finally had a great reason to celebrate at Kingston Field Thursday night.

Jesse Furrow hit Valentino Green with a 2-yard touchdown pass on a gutsy call on fourth down in overtime as the revived J-Hawks topped Kennedy, 27-24, to snap all sorts of negative streaks.

Jefferson had lost 25 straight games to Metro opponents and had not beaten Kennedy in 12 years, but all that negativity was washed away on a balmy night at Kingston.

The J-Hawks trailed, 24-21, in overtime with the ball resting on the 2-yard line. It was fourth down and a field goal would have tied the game and forced a second overtime, but Coach Brian Webb wanted nothing to do with that.


No.1 Warriors, No.1 Saints ready to go

High school football fans in the Metro area have the rare luxury of supporting two top-ranked teams this week with the Washington Warriors and Xavier Saints.

Both teams have home games Friday.

The Warriors, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A by the Des Moines Register, entertain Muscatine at Kingston Stadium. The Saints, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A by the Register, entertain Maquoketa.

Marion hosts DeWitt Central, Prairie visits Burlington, Linn-Mar entertains Waterloo East and Cedar Valley Christian travels to Lansing Kee in the other Metro games Friday night.


Kingston Stadium, 7:15 p.m.
Class 4A District 6 Game


Muscatine (3-1 overall, 0-0 district)
Washington (4-0 overall, 0-0 district)


RoughRiders count 22 college commitments

The young men who play hockey for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders gather here for a year or two to improve their skills before heading off to some of the most prestigious colleges in the United States.

They'll attend Dartmouth and Yale, Penn State and Notre Dame, Northeastern and Providence, New Hampshire and Miami of Ohio, along with Western Michigan, Michigan Tech, Clarkson, Mankato, Vermont and St. Cloud State.

There are 26 players on the RoughRiders roster as they head into Saturday night's season opener against Dubuque at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, and fully 22 of them have already committed to college. The other four will join them before long.

"With all the guys and prestigious institutions, I really have to be on my game because they're real smarter than me," RoughRiders Coach Mark Carlson joked at a preseason press conference Wednesday. "So if I'm not explaining things the right way I'm going to be in trouble."


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 28 Friday, Oct. 3
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Ashford Invitational USHL: Muskegon at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
MTEN: Coe at ITA Regional, St. Peter, Minn. HSFB: Marion at Maquoketa, 7:15 p.m.

HSFB: Ottumwa at Washington, 7:15 p.m.

HSFB: Western Dubuque at Xavier, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 29 HSFB: Midland at Cedar Valley Christian, 7 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Valley Meet, Ellis Park CVB: Coe at Wisconsin-Platteville Tournament
BGLF: MVC Mississippi Meet, Irv Warren WGLF: Coe at Iowa Conference Tournament, Dubuque
MGLF: Coe at Midwest Classic, Wisconsin Dells, ppd rain WTEN: Coe at Iowa Conference Meet, Pella
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Ashford Invitational
WSOC: Culver-Stockton at Mount Mercy, ppd Saturday, Oct. 4
Tuesday, Sept. 30 USHL: Muskegon at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
B/GCC: Iowa City West Invitational CFB: Loras at Coe, 1 p.m.
HSVB: Kennedy 3, Jefferson 1 HSVB: Waverly Shell-Rock Tournament, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Linn-Mar 3, Iowa City West 2 HSVB: Waterloo Columbus Tournament, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Marion 3, Independence 0 HSVB: Prairie Invitational, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Iowa City High 3, Prairie 1 GSWM: Cedar Falls Invitational, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Xavier 3, Washington 0 BCC: Clinton Classic, 9:40 a.m.
GSWM: Kennedy 149, Williamsburg 31 CVB: Coe at Wartburg Classic
GSWM: Washington 100, Jefferson 65 WSOC: Coe at Dubuque, 5 p.m.
GSWM: Linn-Mar 104, Iowa City West 82 WSOC: Grand View at Mount Mercy, 1 p.m.
MSOC: Central 3, Coe 1 MSOC: Coe at Dubuque, 7:30 p.m.
CVB: Kirkwood 3, Marshalltown 0 MSOC: Grand View at Mount Mercy, 3 p.m.
MGLF: Coe at Midwest Classic, Wisconsin Dells WGLF: Coe at Iowa Conference Tournament, Dubuque
Wednesday, Oct. 1 WTEN: Coe at Iowa Conference Meet, Pella
CVB: Viterbo 3, Mount Mercy 0
CVB: Coe 3, Loras 0 Sunday, Oct. 5
WSOC: Central 3, Coe 2 MGLF: Kirkwood at Eastman Invitational
Thursday, Oct. 2
HSFB: Linn-Mar at Kennedy, 7:15 p.m.
HSFB: Prairie at Iowa City High, 7:15 p.m.
HSFB: Jefferson at Cedar Falls, 7:15 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Quad at St. Andrews, 3:15 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Quad at Pheasant Ridge, 3:15 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Quad at Gardner, 3:15 p.m.
B/GCC: Western Dubuque Invitational, 5 p.m.
HSVB: Cal-Wheatland at Cedar Valley Christian, 6 p.m.
CVB: Kirkwood at Iowa Lakes, 7 p.m.



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