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Best prep sport in Metro? Try wrestling

Wrestling has been the most successful sport in the Metro area this season for high school teams.

Nothing else is close.

There are some outstanding bowlers and bowling teams in the area. There are some excellent basketball players and a few good squads. And the Cedar Rapids Washington boys swim team just finished second in the state meet.

But for consistent excellence, wrestling tops the charts this year.

 

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Prairie bowling a family affair

At Prairie High School, bowling is in the blood. Literally.

The top bowler on the girls team is Rylee Blood, this week's Metro Sports Report athlete of the week, who ranks second in the state with a 215 average.

The sister of last year's No. 1 boys bowler Nick Blood, she'll be one of the title contenders at the boys and girls district meet to be held Tuesday at Lancer Lanes in Cedar Rapids.

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Warriors 8th in final girls rankings

Cedar Rapids Washington is ranked eighth in the final Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Class 5A girls basketball poll released Monday.

The Warriors (17-4) have a bye in the first round of the regional tournament that starts Tuesday. Washington will play either Dubuque Hempstead or Dubuque Senior in a regional semifinal on Saturday. A date against No.9 Southeast Polk (14-6) is possible in the regional final.

Despite having a losing record, Xavier (10-11) is 13th in the Class 4A rankings. The Saints also have a first-round bye and will play either Marion or DeWitt Central in a regional semifinal on Saturday at Xavier. A game against No.10 North Scott (15-6) is possible in the regional final.

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Hansche won't let diabetes get in her way

Mickey Hansche has had diabetes since she was six years old, but she hasn’t let it impact her love for basketball.

“It used to be pretty stressful when I was a kid, just learning how to balance it with sports and eating and school, but now it’s routine and I think I have it balanced pretty well,” she said.

Finding a balance doesn’t mean she’s exempt from parental worry.

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Bohannon wins Metro Spotlight Award

Linn-Mar sophomore Jordan Bohannon is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Bohannon leads the Linn-Mar basketball team in scoring (18.0), rebounding (4.5) and assists (3.4), an unusual triple for a 6-foot-1 guard.

Bohannon ranks fourth in the Mississippi Valley Conference in scoring behind Jacob Olson of Jefferson (22.1), Wyatt Lohaus of Iowa City West (20.4) and Kyle Haber of Dubuque Senior (20.3). Olson, Lohaus and Haber are all seniors.

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