Friday, September 04, 2015
THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MIDWEST LEAGUE: Wisconsin 4, Kernels 0 ... PREP VOLLEYBALL: Marion 3, Vinton-Shellsburg 0 ... GMG 3, Cedar Valley 0 ... GIRLS SWIMMING: Washington 122, Wahlert 63 ... BOYS GOLF: AT AIRPORT NATIONAL: 1. Washington 127, 2. Prairie 136, 3. Kennedy 139, 4. Western Dubuque 148, 5. Waterloo West 153 ... AT PLEASANT VALLEY: 1. Xavier 163; 2. Iowa City High 168; 3. Dubuque Hempstead 174; 4. Jefferson 178 ... AT GATES PARK: - 1. Linn-Mar 153, 2. Dubuque Senior 154, 3. Waterloo East 214 ... COLLEGE BASEBALL Kirkwood 7, Black Hawk 6 ... Black Hawk 18, Kirkwood 3 ...
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Turnovers doom Marion against Mustangs

The turnover bug is bugging Tony Perkins again.

The Marion Indians committed five turnovers Saturday night in a 37-14 loss to Mount Vernon in the season opener at Thomas Park.

Turnovers hurt the Indians during their 1-and-8 campaign last year and haunted them again Saturday.

"I just don't understand the bug that we have right now. We just give things away," said Perkins.

"We had I don't know how many opportunities to stop them and we jump off-sides. We're going in for a touchdown and we drop the ball. We had turnover after turnover. It's just frustrating."

Mount Vernon, which has a talented ballclub, was happy to take advantage of the home team's generosity.


Tiny Gorman makes big splash

Reagan Gorman stands out in a crowd of runners, but not because of her physical stature.

It's her talent, not her size.

"I'm 5-2," the Cedar Rapids Washington freshman said Saturday morning with a shy smile, "and I weigh about 85 or 90."

Good things come in small packages.

Gorman made a quick name for herself Saturday by finishing in second place out of 127 runners at the 31st Prairie Invitational cross country meet.

Iowa City West junior Gabby Skopec won the 5K race in 19 minutes, 26 seconds. Gorman placed second in 19:38 and Marion senior Maddie Bach took third in 19:43.


Miller made quick climb to Kernels

Cedar Rapids Kernels infielder Sean Miller was wearing a South Carolina-Aiken uniform when his baseball season began in the spring and he’s now suiting up for his second pro team this summer.

Miller, a shortstop by trade, has been getting work at second base for the Kernels, who have Nick Gordon solidly entrenched at shortstop. As they have been doing frequently, Miller and Gordon hit in the top two spots of the Kernels’ batting order during the nightcap of their doubleheader with the Kane County Cougars Saturday night.

A Saturday fireworks crowd of 4,863 at Veterans Memorial Stadium saw the Cougars sweep both ends of the twinbill, 6-2 and 4-3, giving Cedar Rapids a season-worst five game losing streak.

Miller was a “young junior,” to use Kernels Manager Jake Mauer’s words, at SC-Aiken. He was just 20 years old throughout his junior season of college and won’t turn 21 until after the season ends.


Jordan Bohannon commits to Hawkeyes

It took four tries, but another member of the Bohannon family is finally going to be a Hawkeye.

Linn-Mar senior Jordan Bohannon has accepted an offer from Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery to play basketball for the Hawkeyes, Linn-Mar Coach Chris Robertson confirmed Friday morning.

Gordy Bohannon played quarterback at Iowa during Hayden Fry's early years with the Hawkeyes, but his three eldest sons - all basketball players - went elsewhere for their college careers.

Jason Bohannon played at Wisconsin, Zach Bohannon played at Air Force and Wisconsin, and Matt Bohannon is currently a senior at the University of Northern Iowa. Now their kid brother will be a Hawkeye.

"He called me last night about 6 o'clock or so," Robertson said. "He had just gotten off the phone with Coach McCaffery and was getting ready to call back to accept. I know it's kind of been in the works the last couple of months, but it finally came to an end yesterday."

Bohannon shared the news on his Twitter account Friday morning. "I am extremely blessed and excited to announce that I have committed to play basketball at the University of Iowa," he wrote.


Dralle stars as Cougars nip IC West

Tyler Dralle owes his offensive linemen at Kennedy a big steak dinner, but he's a guy on a budget and the Cougars might have to settle for something less fancy.

"Go to McDonald's or something. Maybe Pancheros. I don't know," Dralle said Thursday night with a smile. "I've got to reward them for something."

Dralle lugged the ball 40 times for 264 yards and four touchdowns as the ninth-ranked Cougars survived a brilliant passing attack by Iowa City West, 34-31, in a thriller at Kingston Stadium in the season opener.

Dalles Jacobus, one of Kennedy's beat-eaters on the offensive line, is ready to belly up and celebrate Dralle's big night.

"That's my bro," said Jacobus. "I'll be ready to eat anything, as long as it's free. We love the kid."

Kennedy need every one of those 264 yards from Dralle to get past the Trojans and their pass-happy combo of quarterback Alex Henderson and receiver Oliver Martin, who put on a show of their own. Henderson hit 20 of 30 passes for 357 yards and Martin, nearly unstoppable, made 12 grabs for 237 yards and two TDs.


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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 CFB: Wheaton at Coe, 1 p.m.
B/GCC: Jefferson at Iowa Mennonite Invitational 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 (2 OT) 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 7, Wisconsin 1 WTEN: Coe at Buena Vista, cancelled
CVB: Kirkwood 3, Iowa Lakes 0 CVB: Mount Mercy at Waldorf Invitational
CVB: Simpson 3, Mount Mercy 0; Mount Mercy 3, Iowa Wesleyan 0 CVB: Coe at Northwestern Tournament in Minneapolis
MSOC: Mount Mercy 5, St. Ambrose 2 WSOC: Coe vs. Blackburn at Galesburg, Ill., 5:30 p.m.
WTEN: Wisconsin-Whitewater 9, Coe 0
Sunday, Sept. 6
Thursday, Sept. 3 MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.
MWL: Wisconsin 4, Kernels 0 MSOC: Coe vs. Lakeland at Jacksonville, Ill., 3 p.m.
BGLF: Jefferson, Xavier at MVC meet, Pleasant Valley MSOC: Mount Mercy vs. Waldorf at Dubuque, 4 p.m.
BGLF: Kennedy, Washington, Prairie at MVC meet at Airport National WSOC: Coe at Rockford, 1 p.m.
BGLF: Linn-Mar at MVC meet, Gates Park WTEN: Coe at Cornell, 2 p.m.
HSVB: GMC 3, Cedar Valley Christian 0 WGLF: Mount Mercy at Highland Classic, 9  a.m.
HSVB: Marion 3, Vinton-Shellsburg 0
B/GCC: Kennedy at Iowa City Regina Invitational
GSWM: Washington 122, Dubuque Wahlert 63
CBSB: Kirkwood 7-3, Black Hawk 6-18

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