Friday, September 19, 2014
FRIDAY'S SCOREBOARD: HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - Pleasant Valley at Kennedy .... Washington at Linn-Mar .... Marion at Solon .... North Scott at Prairie .... Xavier at DeWitt Central .... Elkader Central at Cedar Valley Christian .... COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL - Mount Mercy vs. Benedictine .... Mount Mercy vs. Morningside .... Kirkwood at Parkland Tourament .... WOMEN'S SOCCER - Mount Mercy at Coe .... MEN'S SOCCER - Purdue Calumet at Coe .... USHL - Waterloo at RoughRiders
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Jay Kortemeyer wins Metro Spotlight Award

Jay Kortemeyer of the Xavier football team is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Kortemeyer carried the ball 28 times for 178 yards Friday night as the Saints defeated Davenport Assumption, 30-6, with a ball-control attack at Brady Street Stadium in Davenport.

Kortemeyer averaged a healthy 6.4 yards per carry to help Xavier finish with an official 291 yards on the ground.

Davenport Assumption was ranked No.5 in Class 3A heading into the ballgame. Xavier stayed No.1 in the Class 3A rankings Sunday with the victory.


Wash tournament had something for everyone

A star-studded 12-team field Saturday at the 24th annual Washington Warrior Invitational volleyball tournament showed once again that class doesn’t really matter.

In the championship finals, Class 5A fourth-ranked Johnston survived Class 3A top-ranked Solon in three games.

But throughout the day-long tourney with seven ranked teams, little schools battled big ones on an equal footing.

From the Metro area, highly ranked Class 4A Marion and Class 5A Linn-Mar both made the championship semifinals. And unranked Jefferson fell to Johnston in the quarterfinals.

“We came really close to both Johnston and Solon,” said J-Hawk Coach Mary Kay Van Oort. “To think we played that well that against such impressive competition that’s here today is a good day. And I know we can play even better.”


No. 7 Eagles raise record to 11-1

Some colleges invite a bunch of weak teams to their tournament and call it a Classic, but that's not how it works for the Kirkwood volleyball program.

The Eagles invited the very best Division II teams in the midwest to their tournament this weekend and got a good idea of where they stand against quality competition.

As it turns out, the Eagles are in good shape.

The tournament featured No. 1 Parkland, No. 2 Cowley, No. 3 Johnson County, No. 4 Illinois Central and No. 17 Iowa Central, along with Lincoln Land and Central (Neb.).

Kirkwood compiled a 3-1 record in the tournament with victories over Cowley, Iowa Central and Lincoln Land, with the lone loss to Illinois Central.

"What a great tournament," said KCC Coach Jill Williams. "Everybody was battling it out."


English helps Kernels in playoff loss

Tanner English was back home in South Carolina Friday when he got an unexpected phone call from the Minnesota Twins.

A day later, he was the starting center fielder and leadoff hitter for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in their 5-2 loss to Kane County in the semifinals of the Midwest League playoffs at Veterans Memorial Stadium before 973 fans.

English sparkled with his new team with three hits, a triple, an RBI and arun scored. He thought his season was over when Elizabethton lost in the Appalachian League playoffs last week, but the Kernels needed a new player and he was it.

"I got called about 2 o'clock yesterday," he said. "I was going to Subway and they said if Cedar Rapids wins, get on a plane in the morning. So I'm here now."

English had to wait and see how the Kernels did Friday night in the decisive game of their opening-round series against Burlington. When the Kernels won the series, he hopped on planes from Columbia, S.C., to Chicago to Cedar Rapids.



Coe falls at No.24 Wheaton, 36-28

WHEATON, Ill. - The Coe College football team fell behind by 31 points in the first half Saturday and dropped its season opener at No.24 Wheaton College, 36-28, before 2,232 fans at McCully Stadium.

The Kohawks rallied behind quarterback Josh Rekers and pulled within 31-20 in the fourth quarter on a 42-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Heitland, but the PAT was blocked and returned by Wheaton College for two points to make it 33-20.

Wheatland kicked a field goal for a 36-20 advantage.

Rekers connected with Nicholas Lenstra with a four-yard touchdown pass with 39 seconds left in the game to make it 36-26, then Rekers found Dan Kopp for a two-point conversion pass for the final scoring.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 14 Friday, Sept. 19
MGLF: Kirkwood at Clarke Invitational HSFB: Pleasant Valley at Kennedy, 7:15 p.m.
WGLF: Mount Mercy at Viterbo Invitational HSFB: Washington at Linn-Mar, 7:15 p.m.
MSOC: Illinois Tech 2, Coe 1 (OT) HSFB: Marion at Solon, 7:15 p.m.
WSOC: Coe 2, Illinois Tech 1 (OT) HSFB: North Scott at Prairie, 7:15 p.m.
WTEN: Coe 6, Luther 3 HSFB: Xavier at DeWitt Central, 7:15 p.m.

HSFB: Elkader Central at Cedar Valley Christian, 7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 15 BGLF: Cedar Falls Invitational, Beaver Hills, 9 a.m.
BGLF: MVC Division meet, Finkbine B/GCC: Xavier, Marion at Cascade Invitational
BGLF: MVC Division meet, Airport National CVB: Mount Mercy vs. Benedictine, 6:30 p.m.; Mount Mercy vs. Morningside, 8:30 p.m.
MGLF: Kirkwood at Clarke Invitational CVB: Kirkwood at Parkland Tournament
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Deer Park Classic WSOC: Mount Mercy at Coe, 5 p.m.
WGLF: Coe at Simpson Invitational MSOC: Purdue Calumet at Coe, 3 p.m.
WSOC: Mount Mercy 4, Harris-Stowe 0 WGLF: Coe at Luther Invitational
Tuesday, Sept. 16 WTEN: Coe at ITA Midwest Regional
HSVB: Jefferson 3, Dubuque Wahlert 2 MTEN: Iowa Conference Tournament at Coe
HSVB: Kennedy 3, Cedar Falls 2 USHL: Waterloo at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
HSVB: Prairie 3, Linn-Mar 2 Saturday, Sept. 20
HSVB: Marion 3, Benton 0 CFB: Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Coe, 1 p.m.
HSVB: Washington 3, Waterloo West 0 GSWM: Jefferson Invitational, 10 a.m.
HSVB: Xavier 3, Waterloo East 0 GSWM: Kennedy at Iowa City Invitational, 8:30 a.m.
HSVB: Cedar Valley Christian 3, Prince of Peace 0 HSVB: Linn-Mar at Waterloo Invitational, 9 a.m.
GSWM: Jefferson 107, Waterloo West 70 HSVB: Benton Tournament, 9 a.m.
GSWM: Kennedy 125.5 Washington 59.5 HSVB: Bellevue Marquette Tournament, 9 a.m.
GSWM: Linn-Mar 127, Dubuque Wahlert 59 G/BCC: Heartland Classic at Ames, 10 sa.m.
WSOC: Grinnell 4, Coe 1 CVB: Kirkwood at Parkland Tournament
MSOC: Mount Mercy 2, Dordt 1 (OT) CVB: Mount Mercy vs. Grace, 1 p.m.; Mount Mercy vs. Benedictine, 3 p.m.
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Deer Park Classic M/WCC: Coe at Gil Dodds Invitational, 10:45 a.m.

WGLF: Coe at Luther Invitational
Wednesday, Sept. 17 WGLF: Mount Mercy at Clarke Invitational
CVB: Coe 3, Dubuque 0 MGLF: Coe at Dubuque Invitational
CVB: Culver-Stockton 3, Mount Mercy 0 MTEN: Iowa Conference Tournament at Coe
WTEN: Coe at ITA Midwest Regional
Thursday, Sept. 18 MSOC: Judson at Mount Mercy, 2 p.m.
HSFB: Jefferson 62, Davenport West 0 WSOC: Purdue Calumet at Mount Mercy, 4:30 p.m.
B/GCC: Cedar Falls Invitational USHL: RoughRiders at Dubuque, 7:05 p.m.
HSVB: Easton Valley 3, Cedar Valley Christian 0

Sunday, Sept. 21
MGLF: Coe at Dubuque Invitational
WTEN: Coe at ITA Midwest Regional
MSOC: Cornell at Coe, 2 p.m.



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