Sunday, December 21, 2014
SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD - BOYS BASKETBALL - Kennedy 63, Solon 49 ... Lisbon vs. Cedar Valley Christian ... GIRLS BASKETBALL- Cedar Valley Christian 55, Lisbon 40 ... MEN'S BASKETBALL - Washington 88, Coe 78 ... WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Coe at Chapman (Calif.) ... Mount Mercy 87, Roosevelt (Ill.) 71 ... MEN'S BASKETBALL - Washington 88, Coe 78 ...
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Short-handed Riders win at Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders continued their winning ways Friday night, downing Fargo, 5-4, in a USHL shootout before 3,605 fans at Scheels Arena.

Dylan McLaughlin's goal in the fifth round of the shootout secured the win for Cedar Rapids (20-3, 40 points). The win was a USHL-record 12th straight on the road to start a season.

The Riders fought back from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 to push the game to a shootout. Cal Burke tied the game at 17:53 of the third period on an assist from Aaron Thow.

Ross Colton, Jiri Fronk and Hugh McGing also had goals in regulation for the Riders. Fronk also netted one in the shootout.


Baker helps J-Hawks slay ranked foes

IOWA CITY - Brenden Baker needs to give up gymnastics as a hobby and stick with wrestling.

It's a lot safer.

Baker broke four toes on his left foot trying to do a flip at the gymnastics academy where he works and was sidelined for three months, but he returned to the wrestling mat in fine form Thursday night to help the third-ranked Jefferson J-Hawks beat two ranked teams in a double-dual meet in Iowa City.

Baker, ranked No. 2 at 113 pounds, collected two pins in his first action of the season as Jefferson defeated seventh-ranked Linn-Mar, 45-17, and topped fifth-ranked Iowa City West, 44-27, in the Mississippi Valley Conference affairs.

It was the second straight year that the vastly improved J-Hawks have defeated the two traditional MVC powers.



Craggs makes quick impact with Riders

For his next trick, RoughRiders Coach Mark Carlson will pull a puck out of his pocket and turn it into gold.

The man with the magic touch promoted Sam Craggs to the varsity Wednesday and sure enough the 17-year-old winger scored a goal on his first shot for the RoughRiders in his very first game.

Craggs gave Cedar Rapids a 1-0 lead in the first period and the RoughRiders skated to a 6-3 victory over Green Bay before 2,197 fans at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.

The RoughRiders needed replacements Wednesday because four of their top players are in Saskatchewan playing for a U.S. team at the World Junior A Challenge International Tournament.

Craggs, Alec Semandel and Joey Marooney all made their debuts with the RoughRiders Wednesday night. They were so new to the lineup that none of them had their names on the back of their jerseys, but they did not play like no-name guys.


Wirth helps Kohawks top Cornell

MOUNT VERNON - Every basketball team needs a hard-nosed player who can contribute in lots of ways and lead her club on the floor.

For the Coe College women's basketball team, that person is Allie Wirth.

Wirth filled up the boxscore Tuesday night and shrugged off a scary fall late in the game as the Kohawks defeated Cornell, 60-48, in Mount Vernon.

The 5-foot-10 junior from Cedar Falls finished with 11 rebounds, eight points, four assists and two steals in 30 solid minutes in the non-conference game.

"She does a ton of little things," said Coe Coach Randi Henderson. "And most important, she's going to do the dirty work.

"She does all the things that some players aren't committed to doing. And because of that she plays a significant role for us.

"That was the best I've seen Allie Wirth play for us," said Henderson.


Schmarzo returned 'home' to Coe

MOUNT VERNON - Max Schmarzo left the comforts of Palo Alto, Calif. to play college basketball at Coe, but in a sense he came home to join the Kohawks.

Both of his parents are from Iowa, they both graduated from Coe and his father, Bill, was an All-American basketball player for the Kohawks in the 1970's.

At first, the California boy was reluctant to become an Iowa boy in college.

"My parents told me to come to Coe and I'd like it," he said Tuesday night. "I said I never would, but I ended up coming here and I like it. It's kind of funny."


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 14 Friday, Dec. 19
MBB: Coe 85, Northland 81 USHL: Madison 5, RoughRiders 1
Monday Dec. 15 BBB: Xavier 71, Jefferson 45
BBOWL: Xavier 2,996, Dubuque Wahlert 2,347 BBB: Kennedy 83, Dubuque Hempstead 76
GBOWL: Xavier 2,066, Dubuque Wahlert 1,889 BBB: Linn-Mar 66, Prairie 54

BBB: Marion 52, Vinton-Shellsburg 32
Tuesday, Dec. 16 BBB: Iowa City West 68, Washington 46
BBB: Waterloo West 67, Jefferson 57 BBB: Calamus-Wheatland 75, Cedar Valley Christian 47
BBB: Kennedy 63, Washington 57 GBB: Xavier 50, Jefferson 22
BBB: Linn-Mar 69, Iowa City HIgh 45 GBB: Kennedy 53, Dubuque Hempstead 44
BBB: Marion 58, Clear Creek-Amana 49 GBB: Linn-Mar 60, Prairie 35
BBB: Dubuque Wahlert 75, Prairie 62 GBB: Marion 53, Vinton-Shellsburg 33
BBB: Dubuque Senior 62, Xavier 46 GBB: Iowa City West 67, Washington 21
GBB: Jefferson 59, Waterloo West 36 GBB: Cedar Valley Christian 54, Calamus-Wheatland 42
GBB: Washington 53, Kennedy 46 HSWRST: Linn-Mar, Prairie at Battle of Waterloo
GBB: Iowa City High 48, Linn-Mar 42 BBOWL: Jefferson 3,391, Waterloo East 2,731
GBB: Clear Creek-Amana 58, Marion 56 BBOWL: Kennedy 2,857, Iowa City High 2,463
GBB: Dubuque Wahlert 51, Prairie 36 BBOWL: Linn-Mar 3,099, Waterloo West 2,935
GBB: Xavier 80, Dubuque Senior 42 BBOWL: Prairie 2,688, Dubuque Wahlert 2,435
BSWM: Dubuque Senior 111, Jefferson 59 BBOWL: Cedar Falls 3,005, Washington 2,904
BSWM: Iowa City West 96, Kennedy 74 GBOWL: Waterloo East 2,736, Jefferson 2,430
BSWM: Linn-Mar, Iowa City High at Waterloo East GBOWL: Iowa City High 2,507, Kennedy 2,122
BSWM: Washington 91,Bettendorf 79 GBOWL: Waterloo West 2,979, Linn-Mar 2,631

GBOWL: Prairie 2,477, Dubuque Wahlert 1,822
Wednesday, Dec. 17 GBOWL: Washington 2,340, Cedar Falls 2,191
No events scheduled WBB: Mount Mercy 77, St. Francis (Ill.) 74

Thursday, Dec. 18 Saturday, Dec. 20
USHL: Madison 5, RoughRiders 2 BBB: Kennedy 63, Solon 49
HSWRST: Jefferson 34, Prairie 28 BBB: Lisbon vs. Cedar Valley Christian at Springville
HSWRST: Kennedy 60, Washington 17 GBB: Cedar Valley Christian 55, Lisbon 40
HSWRST: Linn-Mar 48, Waterloo East 18 HSWRST: Jefferson at Southeast Polk Tournament
HSWRST: South Tama 60,Marion 18; Clear Creek-Amana 43, Marion 33 HSWRST: Kennedy at Fort Madison Tournament
HSWRST: Dubuque Wahlert 47, Xavier 24 HSWRST: Prairie, Linn-Mar at Battle of Waterloo
GBOWL: Marion 2,212, Independence 1,979 HSWRST: Xavier Tournament
BBOWL: Marion 2,849, Independence 2,285 HSWRST: Washington at DeWitt Central Tournament
BSWM: Dubuque Senior 85, Washington 84 BBOWL: Prairie Invitational
WBB: Little Priest Tribal College at Kirkwood, canceled BSWM: Linn-Mar at Clinton Invitational
WBB: Coe 67, Redlands (Calif.) 60 WBB: Coe at Chapman (Calif.)
WBB: Mount Mercy 87, Roosevelt (Ill.) 71
MBB: Washington 88, Coe 78

Sunday, Dec. 21

CWRST: Coe at Desert Duals, Las Vegas, 10 a.m.



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