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Hammer sparkles as Hawks top Cougars

Cedar Rapids Prairie dropped out of the Class 4A baseball rankings this week, but the Hawks don't care a whole lot about that.

They know they have the ingredients for a good club this year and they proved it Tuesday night.

Brennan Hammer carried a shutout into the seventh inning and Prairie beat top-ranked Kennedy, 3-1, in a crisp Mississippi Valley Conference game at Prairie.


Pleasant Valley outlasts J-Hawks

Jefferson executed three sacrifice bunts, got two clutch two-out RBI hits and still got beat Tuesday night by Pleasant Valley in a non-conference baseball game at Jefferson.

Austin Fink's one-out RBI double in the top of the ninth inning sent Pleasant Valley past the J-Hawks, 8-7.

Jefferson (3-9) held a 5-3 lead after Ky Kramer's two-run home run in the fourth inning.


Lions overcame tragedy for trip to state

A season that began in unimaginable tragedy for the girls on the Linn-Mar soccer team is ending with them back in the state tournament after a year’s absence.

They’ll open against undefeated and Class 3A top-ranked Ankeny Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at the Muscatine Soccer Complex.

For the 10th-ranked Lions, it will be a fresh start after two months of heartache.


Saints aiming for lucky 7th soccer title

The Xavier girls soccer team began its remarkable string of six state titles in a row in 2006 when Kayla Armstrong was in the fifth grade.

They don't see any reason to stop now.

Armstrong scored two goals Monday as the top-ranked Saints blanked Prairie, 4-0, in the Class 2A regional finals at Xavier to claim yet another berth at state.

Xavier (15-2) will face 10th-ranked ADM/Van Meter in the quarterfinals of the state tournament Thursday at 2:45 p.m. on Field 6 at the Muscatine Soccer Complex.

Armstrong was a fifth grader in the Linn-Mar school system when Xavier High School began its streak. She was a young girl at the time, but followed soccer closely and knew all about the Saints and their impressive record of success.


Cougars nip Hempstead for trip to state

After 60 minutes of its soccer game Monday night, the Kennedy girls were living 10 feet above the net. Nearly 10 Cougar shots sailed past Dubuque Hempstead’s goal, and the two teams were locked in a scoreless stalemate in the Class 3A regional finals at Kingston Stadium.

But at the 22:53 mark in the second half, Kennedy’s Emily Feltes was fouled inside the box. The Cougars wouldn’t have to worry about an airborne blunder on the penalty kick. Feltes nailed the shot to the left past Hempstead’s keeper and made sure it was low.

The penalty kick proved to be the difference as the Cougars defeated Hempstead, 1-0, to reach the Class 3A state tournament.



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Metro Schedule

Sunday,Nov. 23 Friday, Nov. 28
No events scheduled MBB: Mount Mercy vs. Dakota State at Midland Tourney (Fremont, Neb.), 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29
Monday, Nov. 24 USHL: Waterloo at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
BBOWL: Kennedy 2,992, Washington 2,575 GBB: Johnston at Xavier, 2:30 p.m.
GBOWL: Kennedy 2,324, Washington 2,300 GBB: Jefferson at Bettendorf, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 25 GBB: Linn-Mar at Muscatine, 6:30 p.m.
GBB: North Scott 57, Jefferson 42 AT KENNEDY
GBB: Kennedy 77, Davenport Central 32 Linn-Mar vs. Marion, 1:30 p.m.
GBB: Linn-Mar 56, Waterloo East 19 Wapsie-Valley vs. Vinton-Shellsburg, 3 p.m.
GBB: Marion 50, DeWitt Central 28 Prairie vs. Aplington-Parkersburg, 4:30 p.m.
GBB: Muscatine 63, Prairie 57 Kennedy vs. Center Point-Urbana, 6 p.m.
GBB: Cedar Valley Christian 65, Central City 27 MBB: Clarke at Coe, 2 p.m.
BBB: Kennedy Jamboree: Jefferson 34, Center Point-Urbana 30; Washington 46, Benton Community 26; Iowa City West 65, Solon 31; Xavier 36, Vinton- Shellsburg 19; Kennedy 49, Mount Vernon 31  MBB: Mount Mercy at Midland (Neb.) Tourney, TBA
BBOWL: Linn-Mar 3,044, Prairie 2,772
BBOWL: Marion 2,913, DeWitt Central 2,782 Sunday, Nov. 30
BBOWL: Xavier 2,881, Iowa City West 2,843 WBB: Mount Mercy at Cardinal Stritch (Wis.), 1 p.m.
BBOWL: Jefferson 3,398, Iowa City High 2,494
GBOWL: Prairie 2,635, Linn-Mar 2,605
GBOWL: DeWitt Central 2,327, Marion 2,156
GBOWL: Iowa City West 2,056, Xavier 1,786
GBOWL: Iowa City High 2,524, Jefferson 2,466
BSWM: Metro Meet at Washington
WBB: Coe 78, Elmhurst 72
WBB: Simpson 77, Mount Mercy 61
WBB: Kirkwood 79, South Australia 59
MBB: Kirkwood 85, Coe JV 55
Wednesday, Nov. 26
USHL: RoughRiders 4, Lincoln 3 (shootout)

Thursday, Nov. 27
USHL: RoughRiders 4, Waterloo 1



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