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Olson leads J-Hawks in MSR Classic

If family history has anything to do with it, Johnson Hall could be the next home court for Cedar Rapids Jefferson guard Jacob Olson.

The crafty senior guard, with his brother, Taylor, looking on, seemed right at home playing on the Kirkwood Community College hardwood. He scored a game-high 18 points as the J-Hawks downed Cedar Rapids Prairie, 64-44, in the opening game of the Metro Sports Report Classic Pride Challenge, which benefitted the Salvation Army.

Taylor Olson is a sophomore at Kirkwood in his second year as a starter. Jacob didn’t do anything Saturday to hurt his chances of maybe joining the Eagles.

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Shorthanded Riders blanked by Waterloo

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Coach Mark Carlson hates excuses, but facts are facts.

Five RoughRiders who have played in 60 games this season did not dress for Cedar Rapids Friday night in its USHL game against the Waterloo Black Hawks, including four forwards and several of their top scorers.

Their absence undoubtedly contributed to the RoughRiders absorbing their first shutout of the year, 3-0, before 2,648 fans who were hoping for a better result.

"We're missing those guys, but the other guys that were playing had a tremendous opportunity tonight to get out and prove some things," said Carlson. "Did we miss those guys? For sure. But the guys we were playing have to work hard and just didn't get the job done."

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Photo Gallery now offers magazine covers

The Photo Gallery on the Metro Sports Report website is now offering special magazine covers for our readers to purchase and enjoy.

The customized magazine covers are for all 21 varsity sports and will utilize pictures of Metro athletes that MSR photographers have taken in action.

Readers can order the picture they want, select the magazine cover they want and have the order delivered to their home.

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Celebrate boys hoops at MSR Classic

It's finally here.

After a year of planning, fussing, tweaking and promoting the first Metro Sports Report Classic, the day of the big event is finally here.

All eight Metro boys basketball teams will gather this Saturday at Johnson Hall on the Kirkwood Community College campus in southwest Cedar Rapids to celebrate the grand old sport and enjoy a day of community spirit.

You've heard of a win-win situation before, but we believe this is a win-win-win-win-win situation for everyone involved.

 

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RoughRiders trimmed by Waterloo, 3-2

WATERLOO - Peter Krieger scored on a power play early in the third period Thursday as the Waterloo Black Hawks trimmed the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, 3-2, in a USHL game before 3,248 fans at Young Arena.

Cedar Rapids (12-4-1) and Waterloo (13-5) traded goals in the first two periods.

Andrew Poturalski gave the RoughRiders a 1-0 lead in the first period, but Patrick Russell tied it for the Black Hawks.

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