Thursday, April 17, 2014
WEDNESDAY'S SCOREBOARD — MWL — South Bend 4, Kernels 2 ..... COLLEGE BASEBALL — Kirkwood at Dakota County (2), ppd ..... COLLEGE SOFTBALL — Kirkwood 3-9, DMACC 2-5 ..... Coe 6-6, Westminster 2-1 ..... BOYS SOCCER — Prairie 19, Waterloo East 0 ..... GIRLS SOCCER — Prairie 12, Waterloo East 0
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Saints win convincingly in opener

Defense wins championships, defense wins games. Xavier Coach Tom Lilly is a coach who believes in defense and the Xavier Saints girls basketball team showed they can play defense Monday night with a convincing 76-26 victory over Davenport West.

Senior Alex Bartz lead the Saints with 13 points while fellow senior Emily Walvoord added 12 points in Xavier's season opener.

But this game was about defense.

“Unless you can guarantee me 20 (points) and nine (rebounds) you better be able to play on the defensive end of the floor,” Lilly said.

The Saints' defense held the Falcons to just five shots in the first quarter and used an aggressive press and fast-break points to jump out to a 15-8 lead.

As if the first quarter defense wasn’t good enough the Saints defense got even better in the second quarter. Xavier limited the Falcons to no field goals and just three points in the period. The Saints continued to press and push the ball and ran the score to 34-11 at halftime.

“We are paying attention to what it takes to get on the floor,” Lilly said about his girls’ strong defense.



No contest in Lions-Indians scrimmage

Forget the fact that both teams are rebuilding with nearly new lineups. When the Marion boys crossed town for an exhibition game Monday night with Linn-Mar on the Lions' home court, it was still no contest.

Literally, since they didn't keep score.

But then no one figured it to be a rivalry for bragging rights. Linn-Mar, after all, is the reigning Class 4A state champion after a perfect 26-0 season. One ranking service tabbed last year's outfit the eighth best in the nation.

The Indians were good, too, making vast improvements as the season went on, finishing 17-8 and making it into the first round of the Class 3A state tourney.

Still, Linn-Mar's players all wear fancy matching white Nike sneakers and socks. The less-stylish Marion boys don't wear the same brand or even the same color.


J-Hawks cruise in Jefferson Jamboree

The Cedar Rapids Jefferson boys basketball team jumped to a 17-0 lead Monday night and crushed Center Point-Urbana, 41-12, at the Jefferson Jamboree.

Taylor Olson led the J-Hawks with 13 points. Creighton Robinson scored seven points, Alec Saunders scored six points and Ky Kramer netted five points.

All teams played two eight-minute quarters.


I.C. formidable; Uthoff sits, Stokes doesn’t

Metro 4A teams constantly butt heads with Iowa City teams, somewhat naturally because they are in the same conference but also because their paths often collide in the postseason.

Iowa City High eliminated Kennedy in the 4A first round football playoff bracket. Iowa City West edged the Cougars in the state volleyball semifinals – for the third straight year - in a five-set thriller.

Linn-Mar and Washington both defeated City High in regular-season football games. But Iowa City West went through the Valley Division unbeaten, including wins over Xavier, Prairie and Jefferson.

Iowa City’s excellence in boys’ and girls’ sports has been consistent. At least one Iowa City school has qualified for the state football playoffs for 20 consecutive seasons.

City High and West met in the state volleyball finals, with the Trojans winning a five-set match. The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams of both schools each had Top 11 state finishes. In state swimming, City High’s boys and West’s girls both finished sixth.


Henry, Atwater on Register elite football team

DES MOINES - Linn-Mar High School seniors Andy Henry and Mark Atwater were named to the Des Moines Register Elite All-State Football Team Sunday morning.

Henry made the Elite Offense at wide receiver after catching 53 passes with 18 touchdowns. Atwater was named to the Elite Defense after starring at linebacker.

Atwater also excelled as a quarterback for the Lions, but Blake Gimbel of Marshalltown and Kyle Starcevich of Southeast Polk were honored as the top quarterbacks in the state.

Cedar Rapids Washington senior Sean Bredl and Xavier senior William Wright were named to the Class 4A Second Team Offense as linemen. Cedar Rapids Kennedy senior Logan LeTellier was honored on the Class 4A Second Team Defense as a lineman.

Marion High School senior Jake McDonald was named to the Class 3A First Team Defense at linebacker.

You can see all of the Register's all-state football selections at


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Metro Schedule


Sunday, April  13 Friday, April 18
MWL: Kernels 6, Lansing 2 USHL: RoughRiders at Dubuque, 7 p.m.
MTEN: Coe vs. Washington U, at Chicago BB: Coe at Central (2), 1 p.m.
SB: Kirkwood Tournament, ppd, rain BB: Kirkwood at Southwestern (2), 1 p.m.
WGLF: Coe at Mount Mercy Invy, ppd, rain MGLF: Buena Vista Invitational
Monday, April 14 MWL: West Michigan at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
GSOC: Jefferson at Dubuque Senior, ppd to 4/15
GSOC: Iowa City High at Kennedy, ppd to 4/15 Saturday, April 19
GSOC: Linn-Mar at Cedar Falls, ppd. USHL: RoughRiders at Dubuque, 7 p.m.
GSOC: Waterloo West at Prairie, ppd GTEN: Jefferson at Iowa City High, 9 a.m.
GSOC: Washington at Dubuque Wahlert, ppd GTEN: Jefferson at Iowa City West, 1 p.m.
GSOC: Dubuque Hempstead at Xavier, ppd GTEN: Kennedy at Prairie, 9 p.m.
BSOC: Dubuque Senior at Jefferson, ppd to 4/15 GTEN: Kennedy at Iowa City High, 1 p.m.
BSOC: Kennedy at Iowa City High, ppd to 4/15 GTEN: Washington at Iowa City West, 9 a.m.
BSOC: Cedar Falls at Linn-Mar, ppd GTEN: Washington at Prairie, 1 p.m.
BSOC: Waterloo East at Prairie, ppd GTEN: Pleasant Valley Invitational, 9 a.m.
BSOC: Dubuque Wahlert at Washington, ppd BTEN: Prairie at Kennedy, 9 a.m.
BSOC: Xavier at Dubuque Hempstead, ppd to 4/15 BTEN: Iowa City High at Kennedy, 1 p.m.
BGLF: Wamac Triangular, Clear Creek, ppd BTEN: Iowa City West at Washington, 9 a.m.
BGLF: Marion Triangular, Gardner, ppd BTEN: Prairie at Washington, 1 p.m.
BTEN: Marion at South Tama, ppd to 4/29 BTEN: Iowa City High at Linn-Mar, 9 a.m.
MWL: Kernels 5, South Bend 4 BTEN: Iowa City West at Linn-Mar, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15 GSOC: Urbandale Invitational, 9 a.m.
BB: Coe 7, Grinnell 3 GSOC: Washington at North Scott, 11:30 a.m.
BB: Heartland 13-1, Kirkwood 1-3 BSOC: W. Des Moines Valley Tournament, 8 a.m.
GTR: Fort Madison Relays BTRK: Iowa City Regina Invitational, 1 p.m.
GTR: Linn-Mar Invitational WTEN: Coe at Grinnell
BTR: Prairie Invitational BB: Coe at Central (2), 1 p.m.
BTR: Waterloo West Invitational BB: Kirkwood at Southwestern (2), 1 p.m.
BTR: DeWitt Invitational SB: Coe at Buena Vista (2), 2 p.m.
GTEN: Linn-Mar 9, Jefferson 0 SB: NIACC at Kirkwood (2), 1 p.m.
GTEN: Prairie 5, Cedar Falls 4 MGLF: Buena Vista Invitational
GTEN: Washington 9, Waterloo West 0 MWL: West Michigan at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.
GTEN: Iowa City West 5, Xavier, 4
BTEN: Jefferson 5, Xavier 4 Sunday, April 20
BTEN: Cedar Falls 8, Prairie 1 No events scheduled
GGLF: MVC Quad at St. Andrews: Iowa City West 183, Xavier, 186, Jefferson 266, Waterloo East 289
GGLF: MVC Quad at Airport National: Dubuque Wahlert 169, Washington 179, Prairie 193, Iowa City High 194
GGLF: MVC Triangular at Hunters Ridge: Linn-Mar 185, Kennedy 195, Dubuque Senior 195
GGLF: Marion at Independence, ppd
BSOC: Dubuque Senior 2, Jefferson 1 (SO)
BSOC: Marion 9, Vinton-Shellsburg 2
BSOC: NE Goose Lake 1, Cedar Valley 0 (SO)
BSOC: Iowa City High 2, Kennedy 0
BSOC: Dubuque Hempstead 2, Xavier 0
GSOC: Kennedy 3, Iowa City High 0
GSOC: Dubuque Hempstead 3, Xavier 1
GSOC: Dubuque Senior 2, Jefferson 0
GSOC: Marion 2, Vinton-Shellsburg 0
SB: Kirkwood 6-15, Muscatine 2-7
MWL: South Bend 7, Kernels 5
Wednesday, April 16
BB: Kirkwood at Dakota County (2), ppd
MWL: South Bend 4, Kernels 2
BSOC: Prairie 19, Waterloo East 0
GSOC: Prairie 12, Waterloo East 0
SB: Kirkwood 3-9, DMCC 2-5
SB: Coe 6-6, Westminster 2-1
Thursday, April 17
BTRK: Iowa City High Invitational, 4:30 p.m.
BTRK: West Delaware Invitational, 5 p.m.
BTRK: Dubuque Senior Invitational, 4:30 p.m.
GSOC: Linn-Mar at Kennedy, 7 p.m.
GSOC: Washington at Prairie, 7 p.m.
GSOC: Iowa City West at Jefferson, 4:15 p.m.
BSOC: Jefferson at Iowa City West, 7 p.m.
BSOC: Kennedy at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.
BSOC: Prairie at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
BSOC: Cedar Valley at Scattergood, 5 p.m.
GGLF: MVC Quad at Gardner, 3:15 p.m.
GGLF: Triangular at Brown Deer, 3:15 p.m.
GTEN: Iowa City West at Kennedy, 4 p.m.
GTEN: Marion at Mount Vernon, 4 p.m.
BTEN: Kennedy at Iowa City West, 4 p.m.
MWTRK: Central College Invitational
GTEN: Iowa City West at Kennedy, 4 p.m.
GTEN: Marion at Mount Vernon, 4 p.m.
BTEN: Kennedy at Iowa City West, 4 p.m.
MWTRK: Central College Invitational
GTRK: Waterloo West Invitational, 5 p.m.
GTRK: Western Dubuque Invitational, 5 p.m.
GTRK: Iowa City High Invitational, 4:30 p.m.
MWL: West Michigan at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.



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