Sunday, April 26, 2015
SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MIDWEST LEAGUE: Kane County 6, Kernels 1 ... Kane County 2, Kernels 1 ... COLLEGE SOFTBALL Mount Mercy 4, Clarke 3 (8) ... Mount Mercy 5, Clarke 0 ... WOMEN'S TENNIS - IIAC Tournament: Coe 5, Central 0 ... Coe 5, Luther 1
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Eagles overpower DMACC for league title

The Kirkwood Eagles hosted DMACC in a showdown for the conference softball title Monday, but the Eagles had different ideas.

It wasn't a showdown. It was a showcase.

The Eagles belted eight home runs and drubbed DMACC in a doubleheader, 9-1 and 12-2, on a wet, blustery day at the Kirkwood diamond to grab the league title with overwhelming power.

"They were ready," said Kirkwood Coach Joe Yegge, who claimed his sixth conference title in eight years at the school. "They've been talking about these games for the last week."

Kirkwood is ranked No. 10 in the Division II ranks of junior college softball and DMACC is ranked fifth, but this was a mismatch of major dimensions. Both games ended early due to the eight-run mercy rule as the Eagles showed no mercy all day.


Kernels avoid sweep, top Bees, 5-2

BURLINGTON - Nick Gordon and Tanner English had three hits apiece and Zack Granite came through with a key triple in the seventh innings as the Cedar Rapids Kernels avoided a sweep with a 5-2 win over the Burlington Bees in a Midwest League game Monday at Community Field.

The matinee crowd of 1,705 watched three Kernels' pitchers limit the Bees to eight well-spaced hits. Gordon drove home three runs, raising his RBI total to 13 on the young season. English, batting in the No. 9 spot, also scored a pair of runs for the Kernels (8-4).


UNC's Paige undergoes ankle surgery

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — University of North Carolina men’s basketball guard Marcus Paige underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today to remove bone spurs in his right ankle according to a release on the UNC basketball website.

Paige, a graduate of Linn-Mar High School, is expected to resume basketball activities this summer.

The junior played in all 38 games this year, averaged a team-high 14.1 points and led UNC with 170 assists. He earned Carolina’s Most Valuable Player honors for the second consecutive year.


Sevening wins Metro Spotlight Award

Jensen Sevening of Linn-Mar is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school girls this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Sevening, a senior, is a prominent member of the Linn-Mar soccer team that is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3A. The Lions have a 3-0 record and have outscored their opponents 8-1.

Sevening has collected three goals and one assist for Linn-Mar so far. She scored an unassisted goal in overtime to give the Lions a 2-1 victory over Cedar Falls last Monday.


Ramlo wins Metro Spotlight Award

Connor Ramlo of Xavier is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Ramlo, a senior, is one of the leaders of the Xavier soccer team that is ranked No. 2 in Class 2A with a 4-0 record. He has collected four goals and six assists for 14 points this season.

Ramlo was named first team all-state in 2014 and scored the game-winning goal as a sophomore in 2013 when the Saints won the state title.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, April 26 Friday, May 1
MWL: Kane County at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.
CBSB: Coe at Dubuque (2), 1 p.m.
CSB: Region XI JUCO Tournament at Kirkwood: Kirkwood vs. TBA, 2 p.m.
CSB: Viterbo at Mount Mercy (3), noon
CSB: Coe at Loras (2), 1 p.m.
MTEN: Coe at Wisconsin-Whitewater, 10 a.m.

Monday, April 27










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