Thursday, October 30, 2014
WEDNESDAYS SCOREBOARD - PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - Pleasant Valley 31, Prairie 24 (OT) .... Linn-Mar 34, Davenport Central 14 .... Kennedy 20, Muscatine 17 .... Xavier 35, Charles City 6 .... Bettendorf 35, Jefferson 7 .... CR Washington 78, Clinton 13 .... COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL - Iowa Central 3, Kirkwood 2
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No.3 Indians clipped at Wamac meet

MOUNT VERNON - They held a mini-state volleyball tournament at Mount Vernon High School Tuesday night and called it the Wamac Conference tournament.

Seven ranked teams reached the quarterfinals of the star-studded field, so some awfully good squads fell by the wayside and failed to reach the semifinals in the elite event.

Unfortunately for the Marion Indians, they were one of the teams that fell short.

Clear Creek-Amana swept Marion, 31-29, 25-18, in the quarterfinals, dropping the Indians into the consolation bracket with other disappointed clubs.



Brave new world for football playoffs

Bracketology is dead.

We're not talking about brackets for March Madness and the NCAA basketball tournament. Those brackets are alive and well.

Rather, we're talking about brackets for the high school football playoffs that begin next week. Those brackets are gone.

In previous years, the IHSAA would select 32 teams in each class for the playoffs and assign them to an orderly bracket that you could follow from the first round all the way to the championship game in the UNI-Dome.

You could study the bracket, pick the winners and see how close you came to the real thing as the tournament went along.

No more.


Schmidt, Noble share Metro Spotlight Award

Linn-Mar seniors Ryan Schmidt and Trevor Noble are the co-winners of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Schmidt and Noble shared the spotlight Friday night when the sixth-ranked Lions smashed Waterloo West, 63-28, in a district football game in Waterloo.

Schmidt, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound quarterback, passed for four touchdowns and ran for three scores as he collected 398 yards of total offense.

Noble caught three touchdown passes for 135 yards and scored on a 55-yard interception return.


Anna Fluent wins Metro Spotlight Award

Cedar Rapids Kennedy junior Anna Fluent is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school girls this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Fluent helped the Cougars win five straight matches at the Mississippi Valley Conference volleyball tournament Saturday before falling to Iowa City High in the finals. Kennedy defeated City High in pool play, but the Little Hawks turned the tables in the championship bout.

The Cougars climbed into the Class 5A rankings last week in the No. 10 spot with a balanced overall attack.


6 Metro teams could make playoffs

Three Metro football teams have clinched spots in the football playoffs and three more Metro clubs are still alive heading into the final week of the regular season.

Washington and Linn-Mar have clinched Class 4A district titles and the Xavier Saints can win their Class 3A district crown with a victory over Marion Friday night.

Jefferson, Prairie and Kennedy are still in contention for Class 4A playoff spots heading into decisive contests.

The top-ranked Washington Warriors and sixth-ranked Linn-Mar Lions will be No. 1 seeds for the playoffs and will face a No. 4 seed in the opening round.

The fifth-ranked Xavier Saints are tied for first place in their district with Solon and Western Dubuque, but the Saints own the tiebreaker and will draw a No. 1 seed by topping Marion.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Oct.26 Friday, Oct. 31
No events scheduled USHL: RoughRiders at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

MBB: Kirkwood vs. Parkland, SCC Classic, 3 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 27 MBB: Mount Mercy at Judson, 7 p.m.
5A Regional VB: Kennedy 3, Washington 0 WBB: Kirkwood vs. Danville, SCC Classic, 1 p.m.

WBB: Mount Mercy vs. Mid-American Nazerene, GV Classic, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 28 CVB: Kirkwood vs. Iowa Western at Boone, 3 p.m.; Kirkwood vs. Marshalltown at Boone, 5 p.m.
CVB: Coe 3, Luther 1 CVB: Coe at Cornell, 7:30 p.m.
CVB: Mount Mercy 3, Waldorf 0
WSOC: Loras 8, Coe 2 Saturday, Nov. 1
WSOC: St. Mary 3, Mount Mercy 0 CFB: Coe at Luther, 1 p.m.
MSOC: Loras 9, Coe 0 USHL: RoughRiders at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

GCC: State Meet at Fort Dodge, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 29 BCC: State Meet at Fort Dodge, 11 a.m.
4A: Washington 78, Clinton 13 MBB: Kirkwood vs, St. John's Academy, SCC Classic, 1 p.m.
4A: Linn-Mar 34, Davenport Central 14 MBB: Mount Mercy vs. Trinity, Elgin, Ill. 1 p.m.
4A: Bettendorf 35, Jefferson 7 WBB: Kirkwood vs. Lewis & Clark, SCC Classic, 11 a.m.
4A: Prairie 31, Pleasant Valley 24 (OT) WBB: Mount Mercy vs. Central Christian, GV Classic, 2 p.m.
4A: Kennedy 20, Muscatine 17 M/WCC: Iowa Conference Meet at Indianola, 12 p.m.
3A: Xavier 35, Charles City 6 WSOC: Iowa Conference Tournament
CVB: Iowa Central 3, Kirkwood 2 WSOC: Midwest Collegiate Tournament: Mount Mercy at St, Ambrose, 2 p.m.

Thursday Oct. 30
4A: Assumption at Marion, 7 p.m. MSOC: Midwest Collegiate Tournament: Mount Mercy at William Penn, 2 p.m.
4A: Fairfield at Xavier, 7 p.m.
5A: Marshalltown at Jefferson, 7 p.m.
5A: Davenport West at Prairie, 7 p.m.
5A: Kennedy at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.
GSWM: Regional Diving at Linn-Mar, 5 p.m.
CVB: Culver-Stockton at Mount Mercy, 7 p.m.



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