Monday, May 25, 2015
MONDAY's SCOREBOARD - MIDWEST LEAGUE: Kernels at Beloit ... PREP BASEBALL - METRO BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: QUARTERFINALS: Marion 8, Linn-Mar 6 ... Xavier vs. Kennedy ... Jefferson 4, Mount Vernon 0 ... Prairie 15, Washington 0 (5) ... SEMIFINALS: Marion vs. Xavier-Kennedy winner ... Jefferson vs. Prairie ... CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS: Linn-Mar vs. Xavier/Kennedy loser ... Washington vs. Mount Vernon ...
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Caro, doubles team to state for Hawks

ELDRIDGE - Prairie's Vale Caro won the Class 2A regional singles title Thursday at North Scott, downing Dubuque Hempstead's Morgan Streff, 6-0, 6-0, in the final match.

Both players advanced to state. Prairie's doubles team of Karleigh Schilling and Anna Postnikov lost a 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7) to Clinton's Samantha Brisch and Riley Hubbert. The Hawks duo advanced to state as the runner-up.


Decker named Washington hoops coach

Cedar Rapids Washington announced Monday the hiring of Coe assistant coach Justin Decker as its head boys basketball coach, pending School Board approval.

Decker replaces Adam Sanchez, who resigned last week after three years.

Decker becomes the ninth boys basketball coach at Washington in its 58-year history. He follows Sanchez, Brad Metzger, Rick Williams, Tom Kummer, Don King, Clark McCleary, Don Shupe and Orville Rust.

Decker grew up in Independence and attended Cornell College, lettering three years in basketball.


Kernels blank Peoria on 1-hitter

PEORIA, Ill. - Stephen Gonsalves, Michael Cederoth and Zach Tillery combined on a one-hitter Wednesday night as the Cedar Rapids Kernels belted the Peoria Chiefs, 8-0, in a Midwest League game before 1,113 fans at Dozer Park.

Gonsalves (4-1, 1.50 ERA) pitched the first six innings for Cedar Rapids and allowed a single by Collin Radack for Peoria's only hit of the night. Gonsalves struck out seven batters and walked three.

Cederoth, who has been a starting pitcher for the Kernels, tossed two perfect innings in relief for the Kernels with three strikeouts. Tillery pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish the masterpiece.


Lion girls net win over Warriors

Claire Larson had a goal and two assists to lead Linn-Mar to a 3-0 Mississippi Valley Conference girls soccer victory over Washington on Thursday at Linn-Mar Stadium.

Kayla Kvach and Olivia Garcia also scored for the Lions. Emily Menges had an assist as Linn-Mar scored all three of its goals in the first half.



Lions topple Washington boys, 3-1

Ben Johnson scored two goals and Leroy Enzugusi added another as Linn-Mar defeated Washington, 3-1, in Mississippi Conference boys soccer action Thursday at Kingston Stadium.

Trevor Thulin scored for the Warriors on an assist from Aroni Niyikiza.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, May 24 Friday, May 29
MWL: Kernels 11, Beloit 1 MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
Monday, May 25 SB: Jefferson Classic
MWL: Kernels at Beloit BB: Linn-Mar at Bettendorf (2), 5 p.m.
METRO BASEBALL TOURNAMENT BB: Prairie at Pleasant Valley, 5 p.m.
Marion 8, Linn-Mar 6 BB: Marion at Solon, 5 p.m.
Jefferson 4, Mount Vernon 0 BTEN: State Singles, Doubles at Vets Tennis Center, 9 a.m.
Xavier at Kennedy GSOC: Dubuque Senior at Prairie, 7 p.m.

Prairie 15, Washington 0 (5)

GSOC: Bettendorf at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.
Linn-Mar vs. Kennedy/Xavier loser, 4 p.m.
Washington vs. Mount Vernon Saturday, May 30
Marion vs. Kennedy/Xavier winner, 6 p.m. MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
Jefferson vs. Prairie, 4 p.m. BTEN: State Singles, Doubles at Vets Tennis Center, 9 a.m.

SB: Jefferson Classic
Tuesday, May 26 SB: Marion at Central City Tournament, 9 a.m.
MWL: Wisconsin at Kernels, 6:35 p.m. BB: WDM Valley at Washington, 12 p.m.
7th place game at Kennedy, 5 p.m.
5th place game at Kennedy, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 31

Consolation game at Washington, 5 p.m.

MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.
Championship game at Washington, 7 p.m.

2A: Washington vs. Prairie at Vets Tennis Center, 3 p.m.

1A: Xavier at Muscatine



1A: Cedar Valley Christian at Anamosa, 5 p.m.

2A: Maquoketa at Marion, 5 p.m.

3A: Jefferson at Muscatine, 6 p.m.


4A: Xavier at St. Andrews

4A: Marion at Waverly Golf Club
5A: Jefferson at Pleasant Valley
5A: Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Prairie, Washington at Gardner

SB: Jefferson at Prairie (2), 5:30 p.m.
SB: Iowa City West at Xavier, (2), 5:30 p.m.
SB: Waterloo East at Washington (2), 5:30 p.m.
SB: Kennedy at Linn-Mar (2), 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27
MWL: Wisconsin at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
Girls State Team Tennis, TBD
GSOC: Waterloo East at Xavier, 4:15 p.m.
GSOC: Dubuque Hempstead at Kennedy, 7 p.m.
GSOC: Washington at Iowa City West, 6:45 p.m.
SB: Davenport North at Kennedy (2), 5:30 p.m.
SB: Prairie at Benton Community, 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 28

MWL: Wisconsin at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
2A: Fort Madision/Washington (Iowa) winner at Xavier, 5 p.m.
2A: Marion/Maquoketa winner at Solon, 6 p.m.
3A: Dubuque Senior/Western Dubuque winner vs. Kennedy at Kingston, 4 p.m.
3A: Marshalltown/Waterloo East winner vs. Washington at Kingston, 6 p.m.
3A: Cedar Falls/Waterloo West winner at Linn-Mar, 6 p.m.
3A: Davenport Central/Pleasant Valley winner at Prairie, 6 p.m.
GSOC: Washington at Davenport Central, 5:45 p.m.
SB: Washington at Dubuque Wahlert (2), 4 p.m.
SB: Iowa City High at Linn-Mar (2), 5:30 p.m.
SB: Cedar Falls at Jefferson (2), 5:30 p.m.
SB: Dyersville Beckman at Marion, 6 p.m.
SB: Dubuque Hempstead at Xavier (2), 5:30 p.m.
SB: Prairie at Iowa City West (2), 5:30 p.m.
BB: Solon at Jefferson, 5 p.m.


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