Thursday, May 28, 2015
THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD - 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: Belle Marquette 1, Cedar Valley 0 ...
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Rima claims state title in 400

DES MOINES - Jalen Rima scrunched his face and shook his head when former Cedar Rapids Prairie football coach Mike Morrissey told him to join the track team two years ago.

Rima did not want to run around in circles, but Morrissey made it perfectly clear: No track, no football.

"I wasn't going to go out my freshman year, but because of him I went out," Rima said Thursday, all smiles. "Thank god he made me."


Kernels make early runs hold up

PEORIA, Ill - The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored three runs in the first inning and it proved to be enough as the Kernels downed the Peoria Chiefs, 3-2, Thursday night before 2,884 fans at Dozer Park.

The Kernels (25-16) opened the scoring in the top of the first against Chiefs righty Matt Pearce. Tanner English and Blake Schmit reached base on back-to-back walks. Two batters later Max Murphy walked to load the bases and English scored on a sacrifice fly from Zack Larson to make it 1-0. T.J. White tripled past a diving Collin Radack to drive in Schmit and Murphy for the 3-0 Kernels lead.

Cedar Rapids managed just three hits in the game, but still found a way to win.

The Chiefs got on the board against Kernels starter Felix Jorge in the bottom of the second. Alex DeLeon came up with two outs and blasted a solo home run over the left field wall to make it 3-1. The home run is DeLeon's second of the season and gives him 11 RBI so far this year.


Konrardy named 2nd team All-American

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Coe College junior Craig Konrardy has been named a second team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Konrardy was the only player from an Iowa Conference school selected to the three teams.

Konrardy becomes the fifth Kohawk in school history to earn ABCA All-American honors and the third player to earn the honor under Coach Steve Cook, joining Alec Lewis (Second Team Pitcher in 2010) and Chad Kramer (Third Team First Baseman in 2006).

Konrardy, a shortstop from Waterloo, put together one of the best seasons in school history. He set school records for at-bats (203), runs scored (55), hits (83), doubles (22), total bases (115) and assists (175).


Kirkwood remains 6th at nationals

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - The Kirkwood men's golf team maintained its sixth-place position at the NJCAA Division II national tournament Thursday after 54 holes of the 72-hole tournament.

Carson Whittingham led the Eagles Thursday with a 1-under-par 71 at the Goose Pond Colony Lake Course in Alabama. No other Eagle player broke par.

South Mountain Community College of Arizona leads the 72-hole tournament with a 36-hole score of 841, which is 23 under par. Kirkwood is in sixth place at 11-over 875.

Phillip Hickam of Mississippi Gulf Coast leads the tournament at 11-under 205. Dan Cutkomp and Blaine Buhr are both at 2-over, 218 tied for 32nd place.


Wash sending 4 players to state meet

MARSHALLTOWN - Washington's Kelly King defeated teammate Jennifer Grief, 6-0, 6-2, in a Class 2A regional final on Thursday.

Both Warriors advanced to the state meet as did the doubles team of Lilly Hartman and Hannah Sherman, a 6-4, 6-0 winner over Waterloo West's Din Kaitozavic and Tina Kaitozavic.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, May 24 Thursday, May 28
MWL: Kernels 11, Beloit 1 MWL: Wisconsin at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
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, 5:45 p.m.
Semifinal: Kennedy 10, Marion 1 SB: Iowa City High at Linn-Mar (2), 5:30 p.m.
Semifinal: Jefferson 10, Prairie 0 (5) SB: Cedar Falls at Jefferson (2), 5:30 p.m.

SB: Dyersville Beckman at Marion, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26 SB: Dubuque Hempstead at Xavier (2), 5:30 p.m.
MWL: Kernels 4, Wisconsin 1 SB: Prairie at Iowa City West (2), 5:30 p.m.
METRO BASEBALL TOURNAMENT SB: Washington at Dubuque Wahlert (2), 4 p.m.
7th place at Kennedy: Washington vs. Xavier, ppd to 5/27 BB: Solon at Jefferson, 5 p.m.
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 BSOC: Substate Finals, TBD
SB: Waterloo East at Washington (2), ppd
SB: Kennedy at Linn-Mar (2), ppd Sunday, May 31

MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27
MWL: Kernels 7, Wisconsin 3
GSOC: Xavier 10, Waterloo East 0
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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