Friday, May 29, 2015
THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MIDWEST LEAGUE: Wisconsin 6, Kernels 0 ... BOYS SOCCER: Substate Semifinals - 3A: Kennedy 4, Dubuque Senior 0 ... 3A: Washington 2, Marshalltown 1 ... 3A: Linn-Mar 6, Cedar Falls 1 ... 3A: Prairie 2, Pleasant Valley 1 ... 2A: Xavier 8, Fort Madison 0 ... 2A: North Scott 1, Marion 0 ... 1A: Bellevue Marquette 1, Cedar Valley 0 ... SOFTBALL: Linn-Mar 12, Iowa City High 0 (4 innings) ... Linn-Mar 12, Iowa City High 2 (6 innings) ... Jefferson 10, Cedar Falls 0 ... Jefferson 12, Cedar Falls 0 ... Iowa City West 4, Prairie 1 ... Iowa City West 8, Prairie 1 ... Dyersville Beckman 12, Marion 2 ... Xavier 13,, Dubuque Hempstead 0 (3 innings) ... Dubuque Hempstead 5, Xavier 3 ... Washington 13, Dubuque Wahlert 0 ... Washington 16, Dubuque Wahlert 3 ...
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Rima claims 200 for 2nd state title

DES MOINES - Jalen Rima does not like running the 100 meter dash because it's too short. And he does not particularly care for the 400, even though he's the state champ this year.

"The 400 is just too long," he said.

In Rima's opinion, the 200 meter dash is just right - not too short and not too long. And he flashed to victory in his favorite event Saturday in 22.03 seconds at the Class 4A state meet in Des Moines.

"I like the 200, because I'm not very good coming out of the blocks and it gives me time to catch up," he remarked.

Rima won the 400 on Thursday, making him a two-time winner this year for Cedar Rapids Prairie. He also placed fifth in the 100 Saturday


Wash, Prairie girls earn date at state

The Washington and Prairie girls tennis teams won Class 2A regional titles Saturday and will meet in the quarterfinals of the state tournament.

The Warriors and Hawks will battle Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Tennis Center.

Washington, which is the defending state champion, blanked Marshalltown and Cedar Falls in the regional tournament Saturday.

Prairie topped Dubuque Hempstead and Iowa City West.


Washington 5, Cedar Falls 0


1. Lilly Hartman (W) vs Madison McCann, 6-2 (did not finish)
2. Hannah Sherman (W) def. Becky Hughes, 6-1, 6-2
3. Kelly King (W) def. Ariana Mitra, 6-1, 6-2
4. Jennifer Greif (W) def. Emma Redington, 6-2, 6-0
5. Eliza Sunderman (W) def. Rachel Paup, 6-2, 6-2
6. Laura Gibson (W) def. Kalleigh Kress, 6-0, 6-0


Kernels fall at Beloit in 10

BELOIT, Wis. - Shawn Duinkerk's walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Beloit a 7-6 win over the Kernels Saturday afternoon before 1,438 fans at Pohlman Field.

The Kernels scored three runs in the ninth inning to send the game to extra innings.

Duinkerk's RBI single in the 10th capped a string of four consecutive singles with one out. With the game tied 6-6, Sandber Pimentel began the rally by singling into right. Max Kuhn and Joe Bennie followed with singles to center to load the bases.

Duinkerk's RBI single went the opposite way to left-center and scored Pimentel, giving Beloit its first win over the Kernels in eight games this season.

The Kernels rallied to tie the game 6-6 with three runs in the top of the ninth inning. With Beloit leading 6-3, Nick Gordon singled into left field before Trey Vavra chopped a single through the middle to put two on base.


J-Hawks smash record in 4x200 relay

DES MOINES - The Cedar Rapids Jefferson girls trained in the rain. They ran in the snow. They pushed themselves in the weight room. They worked hard in the pool.

It all paid off Friday.

Abbie Ranschau, Jasmine Blue, Morgan Meese and Lucy Schneekloth shattered the all-time record in the 4x200 relay and captured the event for the third straight year at the Class 4A state meet in Des Moines.

Jefferson was clocked in 1 minute, 39.24 seconds, chopping 1.7 seconds off the all-time best that Jefferson set at the state meet in 2013.

"Every single day after school, we're on the track, in the weight room, in the pool," said Jasmine Blue. "We're working hard all the time.

"We want to win," she said. "We want to be the best."

Blue and Schneekloth ran on the 4x200 relay for Jefferson as youngsters in 2013 when they submitted the previous all-time best of 1:40.94. They were determined to go even faster this time and crack 1 minute, 40 seconds.


Lions win medley, lead 4A standings

DES MOINES - Amber Decker has been collapsing after races ever since she began running for Linn-Mar High School as a freshman two years ago.

She collapsed -- and celebrated -- again Friday.

Decker ran the anchor leg as the Lions claimed the distance medley relay at the Class 4A state meet and stayed ahead of the pack in the race for the title.

Decker runs to the point of exhaustion, and sometimes beyond. She spent a few minutes bent over on the track at Drake Stadium on Friday after the medley, got to her feet, walked off the track and then reclined on her back on the field turf while her teammates hovered around.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, May 24 Thursday, May 28
MWL: Kernels 11, Beloit 1 MWL: Wisconsin 6, Kernels 0
MWL: Kernels 12, Beloit 3 1A: Bellevue Marquette 1, Cedar Valley Christian 0
METRO BASEBALL TOURNAMENT 2A: Xavier 8, Fort Madison 0
First Round: Marion 8, Linn-Mar 6 2A: North Scott 1, Marion 0
First Round: Jefferson 4, Mount Vernon 0 3A: Kennedy 4, Dubuque Senior 0
First Round: Kennedy 5, Xavier 0 3A: Washington 2, Marshalltown 1

First Round: Prairie 15, Washington 0 (5)

3A: Linn-Mar 6, Cedar Falls 1
Consolation Round: Linn-Mar 8, Xavier 5 3A: Prairie 2, Pleasant Valley 1
Consolation Round: Mount Vernon 10, Washington 9 GSOC: Washington at Davenport Central
Semifinal: Kennedy 10, Marion 1 SB: Linn-Mar 12-12, Iowa City High 0-2
Semifinal: Jefferson 10, Prairie 0 (5) SB: Jefferson 10-12, Cedar Falls 0-0

SB: Dyersville Beckman 12, Marion 2 (6)
Tuesday, May 26 SB: Xavier 13-3, Dubuque Hempstead 0-5
MWL: Kernels 4, Wisconsin 1 SB: Iowa City West 4-8, Prairie 1-1
METRO BASEBALL TOURNAMENT SB: Washington 13-16, Dubuque Wahlert 0-3
7th place at Kennedy: Washington vs. Xavier, ppd to 5/27 BB: Solon 8, Jefferson 5
5th place at Kennedy: Mount Vernon vs. Linn-Mar, ppd to 5/27

3rd Place at Washington: Prairie vs. Marion, ppd to 5/27

Friday, May 29
Title game at Washington: Jefferson vs. Kennedy, ppd to 5/27 MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.

2A: Washington vs. Prairie at Vets Tennis Center, ppd to 5/27

BB: Linn-Mar at Bettendorf (2), 5 p.m.
1A: Xavier vs. Burlington Notre Dame at Muscatine, ppd to 5/27

BB: Prairie at Pleasant Valley, 5 p.m.


BB: Marion at Solon, 5 p.m.

1A: Cedar Valley 3, Monticello 0

BB: Xavier at Muscatine, 7 p.m.
2A: Marion 3, Maquoketa 0 GSOC: Dubuque Senior at Prairie, 7 p.m.

3A: Muscatine 5, Jefferson 0

GSOC: Bettendorf at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.
GIRLS GOLF REGIONALS BTEN: State Singles, Doubles at Vets Tennis Center, 9 a.m.

4A: Xavier at St. Andrews

Saturday. May 30
4A: Marion at Waverly Golf Club MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
5A: Jefferson at Pleasant Valley (Iowa City), ppd to 5/27 BTEN: State Singles, Doubles at Vets Tennis Center, 9 a.m.
5A: Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Prairie, Washington at Gardner SB: Jefferson Classic
GSOC: WDM Dowling at Xavier, cancelled SB: Marion at Central City Tournament, 9 a.m.
SB: Jefferson at Prairie (2), ppd BB: WDM Valley at Washington, 12 p.m.
SB: Iowa City West at Xavier, (2), ppd to 5/27 BOYS SOCCER SUBSTATE FINALS
SB: Waterloo East at Washington (2), ppd 2A: Clear Creek-Amana at Xavier, 12 p.m.
SB: Kennedy at Linn-Mar (2), ppd 3A: Bettendorf at Prairie, 12 p.m.

3A: Kennedy at Dubuque Hempstead, 12 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27 3A: Washington at Linn-Mar, 12 p.m.
MWL: Kernels 7, Wisconsin 3 Sunday, May 31
GSOC: Xavier 10, Waterloo East 0 MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.
GSOC: Dubuque Hempstead 2, Kennedy 1
GSOC: Iowa City West 7, Washington 0
GSOC: Prairie 10, Waterloo West 0
SB: Benton Community 2, Prairie 1
SB: Iowa City West 4-4, Xavier 3-1

SB: Kennedy 8-10, Davenport North 2-0

2A: Washington 5, Prairie 3
1A: Xavier 5, Burlington Notre Dame 0
5A: Jefferson at Pleasant Valley (Iowa City)
7th place at Kennedy: Xavier 12, Washington 7
5th place at Kennedy: Linn-Mar 5, Mount Vernon 2
3rd Place at Washington: Prairie 15, Marion 2 (5)
Title game at Washington: Kennedy 5, Jefferson 4 (9)


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