Wednesday, September 02, 2015
TUESDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MIDWEST LEAGUE: Peoria 5, Kernels 4 ... PREP VOLLEYBALL: Kennedy 3, Linn-Mar 1 ... Iowa City West 3, Jefferson 0 ... Prairie 3, Xavier 1 ... Iowa City High 3, Washington 0 ... GIRLS SWIMMING: Kennedy 124, Jefferson 61 ... Cedar Falls 130, Linn-Mar 56 ... WOMEN'S SOCCER: Coe 3, Clarke 1 ... MEN'S SOCCER: Coe 0, Lawrence 0 (tie, 2 OT) ... MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Mustang Gallop: 1. Cornell 54, 2. Coe 63, 3. Mount Mercy 72, 4. Dubuque 126, 5. Waldorf 150, 6. Grand View 167, 7. Buena Vista 168, 8. Clarke 175, 9. Mount Mercy Alumni 210 ... WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Mustang Gallop: 1. Cornell 27, 2. Mount Mercy 36, 3. Clarke 113, 4. Grand View 125, 5. Coe 135, 6. Buena Vista 167, 7. Mount Mercy Alumni 175, 8. Dubuque 191, 9. DMACC 245 ... COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Coe 3, Augustana 1 ...
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Cedar Valley rolls by Harmony, 65-6

Before each one of his booming kickoffs, Cedar Valley Christian’s Mike Scroggs yells, “Huskies, are you ready?”

He ended up hoarse and with a sore right foot before the night was over Thursday as his teammates proved plenty ready by winning their season opener, 65-6, over Harmony of Farmington on the Huskies' home field at LaSalle Middle School.

It was just Cedar Valley’s second victory ever (to go with 24 losses) as it begins its fifth season of eight-man football. The other was at Harmony 30-20 a year ago.

“This feels great,” said hyped-up senior Colin Heeren, who scored on the kickoff return to open the second half, immediately intercepted a pass and scored again on a 24-yard sweep. (He’d scored the play before, too, but the touchdown was called back for holding.)

"But we’re not gonna stop at just one win," he said. "We’re gonna win at least four this year, I promise, maybe more.”


Kane County blanks Kernels, 5-0

Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Randy Rosario hadn’t been credited with a win since a start at Kane County on July 11.

On Thursday night against those same Cougars, he pitched well enough to win, but the Kernels offense was lacking as four Kane County pitchers combined for a 5-0 shutout before 2,214 fans at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The loss was the third straight for the Kernels.

Rosario gave up the first three Kane County runs, but only one was earned. One of the errors leading to an unearned run in the second inning was committed by Rosario when he failed to catch a throw while covering first base.

The lefty retired the final 10 batters he faced, though several of those outs were well-hit balls.

The final two Cougar runs, both charged to reliever Yorman Landa in the eighth inning, were also unearned.


Metro rivals become friends at Coe

Dalton Kuehl, Terrance Hall and Trevor Noble put their arms around each other and smiled like old friends Wednesday instead of snarling at each other like enemies.

They'll always be J-Hawks, Cougars and Lions, but now the former Metro football stars are united as freshmen at Coe College and all on the same team.

The Kohawks boast 15 Metro graduates on their roster with players from Jefferson, Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Xavier, Prairie and Marion (but none from Washington this year).


Xavier cancels game; 3 others postponed

None of the high school football games that were scheduled for the Metro area were played Friday night due to the heavy thunderstorms and lightning that passed through the area.

Xavier High School canceled its home game against Dowling Catholic. The game will not be rescheduled. Dowling is unable to make another round trip from West Des Moines on Saturday for a possible makeup date.

The other three games in the Metro area were postponed until Saturday.

Washington will face Jefferson at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kingston Stadium.

Prairie will play Linn-Mar at 5 p.m. Saturday at Linn-Mar Stadium.

Marion will host Mount Vernon at 7 p.m. Saturday at Thomas Park.


Kernels set twinbill for Saturday

Friday's scheduled game between the Cedar Rapids Kernels and Kane County Cougars was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The doubleheader will consist of two seven-inning games.

Saturday is Cargill/Special Olympics Night featuring a silent auction on the concourse during the game with the proceeds to benefit Special Olympics. There will be a fireworks show after the doubleheader.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Aug. 30 Friday, Sept. 4
MWL: Kernels 7, Peoria 3 MWL: Kernels at Wisconsin, 6:35 p.m.
WGLF: Mount Mercy Invitational at Hunters Ridge HSFB: Jefferson at Prairie, 7:15 p.m.
WSOC: Crimson Wave Invitational: Mount Mercy 2, St. Mary-of-the-Woods 1 HSFB: Kennedy at Washington, 7:15 p.m.
MSOC: Calumet St. Joseph (Ind.) Tournament: Mount Mercy 2, Marian 1 HSFB: Linn-Mar at Pleasant Valley, 7:15 p.m.
HSFB: Davenport Assumption at Xavier, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 31 HSFB: Marion at Washington (Iowa), 7:30 p.m.
MWL: Peoria 1, Kernels 0 HSFB: Cedar Valley Christian at Clarksville, 7 p.m.

CVB: Marshalltown at Kirkwood, 4 p.m.; Wartburg at Kirkwood, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 1 CVB: Mount Mercy at Waldorf Invitational
MWL: Peoria 5, Kernels 4 CVB: Coe at Northwestern Tournament in Minneapolis
HSVB: Iowa City West 3, Jefferson 0 WSOC: Coe at Knox, 4 p.m.
HSVB: Kennedy 3, Linn-Mar 1 WSOC: Mount Mercy at Purdue-Calumet, 1 p.m.
HSVB: Iowa City High 3, Washington 0 WGLF: Coe at Sail Classic in Cedar Falls, 10 a.m.
HSVB: Prairie 3, Xavier 1
GSWM: Kennedy 124, Jefferson 61 Saturday, Sept. 5
GSWM: Cedar Falls 130, Linn-Mar 56 MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
B/GCC: Marion at Williamsburg Invitational, 4:45 p.m. CFB: Wheaton at Coe, 1 p.m.
B/GCC: Jefferson at Iowa Mennonite Invitational, 5 p.m. B/GCC: Jefferson, Kennedy, Washington, Xavier at Linn-Mar Invitational, 8 a.m.
M/WCC: Mount Mercy Gallop, Seminole Valley B/GCC: Prairie at Pleasant Valley Invitational, 8:30 p.m.
MSOC: Coe 0, Lawrence 0 (2OT) GSWM: Linn-Mar at Muscatine Invitational, 10 a.m.
WSOC: Coe 3, Clarke 1 MSOC: Coe at Illinois College, 7 p.m.
CVB: Coe 3, Augustana 1 MSOC: Mount Mercy vs. Dakota Wesleyan at Dubuque, 11 a.m.

WGLF: Coe at Sail Classic in Cedar Falls, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 2 WGLF: Mount Mercy at Highland Classic, 11 a.m.
MWL: Kernels at Wisconsin, 6:35 p.m. WTEN: Coe at Buena Vista, 9 a.m.; Coe vs. Midland at Storm Lake, 12:30 p.m.
CVB: Kirkwood at Iowa Lakes, 7 p.m. CVB: Mount Mercy at Waldorf Invitational
CVB: Mount Mercy vs. Simpson at Mount Pleasant, 6 p.m.; Mount Mercy at Iowa Wesleyan, 8 p.m. CVB: Coe at Northwestern Tournament in Minneapolis
MSOC: St. Ambrose at Mount Mercy, 5 p.m. WSOC: Coe vs. Blackburn at Galesburg, Ill., 5:30 p.m.
WTEN: Wisconsin-Whitewater at Coe, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 6
Thursday, Sept. 3 MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.
MWL: Kernels at Wisconsin, 6:35 p.m. MSOC: Coe vs. Lakeland at Jacksonville, Ill., 3 p.m.
BGLF: Jefferson, Xavier at MVC meet, Pleasant Valley, 3 p.m. MSOC: Mount Mercy vs. Waldorf at Dubuque, 4 p.m.
BGLF: Kennedy, Washington, Prairie at MVC meet at Airport National, 3:15 WSOC: Coe at Rockford, 1 p.m.
BGLF: Linn-Mar at MVC meet, Gates Park, 3:15 p.m. WTEN: Coe at Cornell, 2 p.m.
HSVB: GMC at Cedar Valley Christian, 6:15 p.m. WGLF: Mount Mercy at Highland Classic, 9  a.m.
HSVB: Vinton-Shellsburg at Marion, 7:30 p.m.
B/GCC: Kennedy at Iowa City Regina Invitational, 4:30 p.m.
GSWM: Dubuque Wahlert at Washington, 6 p.m.
CBSB: Black Hawk at Kirkwood, 2 p.m.

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