Sunday, March 29, 2015
SUNDAY'S SCOREBOARD - COLLEGE BASEBALL: Iowa Central 14, Kirkwood 4 ... Kirkwood 9, Iowa Central 8 ... Ashford at Mount Mercy (2), ppd ... COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Indian Hills 6, Kirkwood 5 ... Kirkwood 12, Indian Hills 11 ... Coe 3, Ripon 0 ... Coe 8, Wisconsin-Stout 0 ... Grand View 8, Mount Mercy 0 ... Grand View 10, Mount Mercy 9 ...
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Printy transfers from Wash to Linn-Mar

Cedar Rapids Washington junior Jared Printy has decided to change schools and will begin classes at Linn-Mar High School next Monday, his father told the Metro Sports Report Monday night.

Printy, 6-foot-5, was the leading scorer for the Washington basketball team this season at 12.2 points per game. He also averaged 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists and made 51 3-pointers.

"It was a family decision, something we thought was best for Jared moving forward. A difficult decision," said Boyd Printy, Jared's father.

Washington Coach Adam Sanchez and Linn-Mar Coach Chris Robertson could not be reached for comment Monday night.

Jared Printy's cousins are basketball coaches at Linn-Mar. Jordan Printy is an assistant coach with the Linn-Mar boys basketball team and Jaime Printy Brandt is the head coach of the Linn-Mar girls basketball team.


Rhoads loves jumping high for Cougars

CEDAR FALLS - Willie Rhoads loves dunking basketballs.

"If you search on YouTube, I swear to god there are like 100 videos," he said Monday. "It's kind of ridiculous."

The odd thing is, Rhoads does not play basketball for Kennedy. He's a high jumper, and a darn good one. Dunking is part of his off-season training for track and field.

"At Kennedy, the 'Y,' every court in town," he said.


Kirkwood women seek 7th national title

The numbers are phenomenal and have cemented Kim Muhl's spot as one of the most successful women's basketball coaches of all time.

Six national titles. Sixteen trips to the national tournament. A career record of 762-140. A winning percentage of 84.5 over 26 campaigns. An incredible streak of 106 straight wins in conference games.

Muhl is such a humble guy that you'd never know any of these things if you casually bumped into him at Kirkwood Community College, but the man is a walking Hall of Famer.

Muhl and the Eagles are back in the NJCAA Division II national tournament this week in Overland Park, Kan. The sixth-ranked Eagles (28-5) play North Arkansas (20-9) in the opening round Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Kirkwood is not favored to win the title, but the Eagles are seeded No. 4 in the 16-team event and are definitely talented enough to make a long run. Parkland is seeded No. 1 and ranked No. 1, so everyone is chasing them.

The Eagles won their first national title in 1997 and claimed their second in 2002. They spent the next four years finishing 4th, 3rd, 4th and 2nd before capturing four straight crowns in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 with an unprecedented four-peat.


Mount Mercy defers offer from North Star

Mount Mercy University has been offered full membership in the North Star Conference, but the university has decided to defer making a decision for one year to see if it will receive an invitation from the Heart of America Conference.

The Heart of America athletic directors have moved "overwhelmingly" in favor of inviting Mount Mercy to join their league, the Metro Sports Report has learned. The Heart of America presidents will meet April 1 to consider making a formal offer.

Mount Mercy officials apparently would accept an offer to join the Heart  of America if they are not required to have a football program. If football is a prerequisite, the Mustangs might have to make a choice: Add football or join the North Star, which does not require football.

Mount Mercy is looking for a new league because the Midwest Collegiate Conference will be disbanding after the 2014-15 school year.

The North Star Conference also has invited Clarke University of Dubuque to join its league, but Clarke has deferred as well to see if it will be invited to the Heart of America. The Heart of America athletic directors also want Clarke, so it's possible Mount Mercy and Clarke will be moving from the Midwest Collegiate Conference together.


McDermott wins Metro scoring title

Adam McDermott of Xavier edged Jordan Bohannon of Linn-Mar for the scoring title in Metro boys basketball this season.

McDermott, a 6-foot-3 senior, averaged 17.9 points for the Saints. Bohannon, a 6-foot junior, was just a tick behind at 17.8 points for the Lions.

Bohannon nipped McDermott in 3-pointers, 77 to 75.

Cole Murdock of Kennedy was the Metro assists king with 117. Tom Scroggs of Cedar Valley Christian finished with the top rebounding average at 7.8 per game. Brendon Manning of Kennedy led the Metro's big schools in rebounding at 7.5 per game.

Shelby Hembera of Cedar Valley Christian, who missed the second half of the season with an ankle injury, led all Metro girls in scoring and rebounding by a healthy margin at 30.3 points and 13.5 rebounds per game.

Stephanie Botkin of Kennedy led the Metro big schools in scoring at 15.5 points. Amanda Ollinger of Linn-Mar was the top rebounder at 8.3 per game.

Chloe Rice of Marion nipped Olivia Usher of Prairie for most assists, 77-73. Olivia Montague of Linn-Mar made the most 3-pointers with 50.


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Metro Schedule



Sunday, March 29 Friday, April 3
CBB: Iowa Central 14-8, Kirkwood 4-9 USHL: RoughRiders at Omaha, 7:35 p.m.
CBB: Ashford at Mount Mercy (2), ppd CBSB: Kirkwood at Southeastern (2), 3 p.m.
CSB: Indian Hills 6-11, Kirkwood 5-12 CSB: Coe at Luther (2), 1 p.m.
CSB: Coe 3, Ripon 0, Coe 8, Wisconsin-Stout 0 CSB: Kirkwood at Iowa Lakes (2), 2 p.m.
CSB: Grand View 8-10, Mount Mercy 0-9 CSB: Mount Mercy at Culver-Stockton (2), 1 p.m.
MGLF: Kirkwood Invitational at Hunter's Ridge MGLF: Kirkwood at Iowa Central Invitational, 12 p.m.

Monday, March 30 Saturday, April 4

MGLF: Kirkwood Invitational at Hunter's Ridge, 12 p.m.

USHL: RoughRiders at Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.

BTRK: Kennedy, Linn-Mar at Iowa City West Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 31 GTRK: Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Prairie, Washington, Xavier at Jefferson Relays, 10 a.m.
GTRK: Linn-Mar, Prairie, Kennedy, Xavier at Iowa City West Invitational, 4:30 p.m. BSOC: Prairie at Ankeny Invitational, 9 a.m.
BTRK: Prairie, Kennedy, Washington at Iowa City Invitational, 4:30 p.m. BSOC: Jefferson at Bettendorf Invitational, 9 a.m.
CBB: Marshalltown at Kirkwood (2), 2 p.m. BSOC: Washington, Linn-Mar at Muscatine Invitational, 9 a.m.
CBB: Buena Vista at Coe (2), 1 p.m. GTEN: Washington at Bettendorf, 10 a.m.; Washington at Davenport West, 1 p.m.
CSB: Buena Vista at Coe (2), 3 p.m. GTEN: Kennedy Invitational at Veterans Memorial Tennis Center, 9 a.m.

BTEN: Linn-Mar at Iowa City West Invitational at University of Iowa, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, April 1 BTEN: Kennedy at Waterloo West Invitational, 9 a.m.
USHL: Lincoln at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m. BTEN: Jefferson, Marion at Prairie Invitational, 10 a.m.

CSB: Kirkwood at DMACC (2), 2 p.m.

CBSB: Southeastern at Kirkwood (2), 1 p.m.
CSB: Coe at Cornell (2), 4 p.m. CBSB: Coe at Luther (2), 1 p.m.
MGLF: Coe at Simpson Invitational CSB: Kirkwood at Iowa Central (2), 12 p.m.


CSB: Luther at Coe (2), 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 2 M/WTRK: Coe at Cornell Open
GTRK: Jefferson at Mount Pleasant Invitational, 4:30 p.m. MTEN: Grinnell at Coe, 9 p.m.
GTRK: Marion at Cascade Invitational, 4:30 p.m. WTEN: Grinnell at Coe, 1 p.m.
BTRK: Prairie at Marshalltown Invitational, 5 p.m.
BTRK: Marion at Cascade Invitational, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5
SSOC: Jamboree at Kingston Stadium, 3:30 p.m. MGLF: Mount Mercy at NAIA Invitational in Florida
BTEN: Camanche at Marion, 4 p.m.

GTEN: Mount Vernon at Jefferson, 12 p.m.

MGLF: Kirkwood at Iowa Central Invitational, 12 p.m.
M/WTRK: Mount Mercy at Central Invitational
CBSB: AIB at Mount Mercy (2)



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