Wednesday, October 01, 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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2 young RoughRiders headed to all-star game

Erik Foley and Ryan Larkin are just 17 years old, but they've already reached the Tier I level of junior hockey with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and they've already been selected for a prestigious all-star game.

Foley and Larkin, who both turned 17 in June, will play in the All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, N.Y., this Thursday night before making their debut with the RoughRiders in the season opener Saturday night at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena against Dubuque.

The All-American Prospects Game will feature 42 of the top American-born prospects who are eligible for the 2015 NHL draft. The game will be played at the First Niagara Center, home of the NHL's Buffalo Sabers.


Warriors jump to top in 4A football

The people who vote in the high school football polls have been keeping a keen eye on the Washington Warriors all season.

The Warriors began the year in the No.3 spot in the Class 4A poll in the Des Moines Register rankings. Then they climbed to No. 2 and now they're sitting all alone at the top of the poll after demolishing then-No. 9 Linn-Mar, 43-3, Friday night.

Washington got some help in the rankings Friday night from the Lombardi family. Rocky Lombardi, the son of former Washington coach Tony Lombardi, passed for 206 yards and two touchdowns as West Des Moines Valley upset Dowling Catholic, 24-21, an outcome that knocked Dowling out of the No. 1 spot in the poll and opened the door for the Warriors.


Sarah Renner wins Metro Spotlight Award

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

Renner is an outstanding student-athlete at Linn-Mar who excels in volleyball, track and the classroom, where she carries a 4.1 GPA with a heavy load of Advanced Placement courses.

Renner, 5-foot-11, has been a three-year starter on the Linn-Mar volleyball team. She has contributed to a balanced attack with 55 kills, 163 assists, 67 digs, 42 blocks, five aces and a 94.2 percentage on her serves (81 of 86). The Lions are enjoying a successful season with a 14-5 record.


Sean Murphy wins Metro Spotlight Award

Xavier junior Sean Murphy has won the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Murphy, a 5-foot-9 junior, returned two kickoffs for a touchdowns Friday night as the Class 3A top-ranked Saints defeated DeWitt Central, 59-3, in a district game in DeWitt.

Murphy raced 96 yards for a touchdown with the opening kickoff. He was untouched behind a bevy of blockers for Xavier, which has a tradition of successful special teams.


Anderson makes quick impact for Coe

Brady Anderson has made a smooth and successful transition from Linn-MarĀ High School to the men's tennis program at Coe as a freshman.

Anderson sailed by teammate Alex Bernt, 6-3, 6-0, to win the Flight A singles title at the Iowa Conference tournament at Clark Field Saturday.

Anderson also teamed with Riley Galbraith to captured the Flight A doubles crown with an 8-5 victory over Coe teammates Ryan Hickman and Mark Kroll as the Kohawks dominated the two-day tournament.

Anderson, the state singles champion at Linn-Mar as a junior, edged Galbraith in the semifinals Saturday, 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (11-9). On Friday, Anderson defeated Matt Knutson of Luther in the Round of 16, 6-1, 6-1, and swept Trent Schneider of Luther in the quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-1.

Galbraith, a Kennedy grad, defeated Kyle Appel of Luther for third place, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5).

Noah Sprinkel, who normally plays No.1 singles for Coe, is not attending school this semester but plans to enroll for his final semester of competition this winter and spring.


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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, 7:45 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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