Wednesday, November 26, 2014
TUESDAY'S SCOREBOARD: WOMENS BASKETBALL - Coe College 78, Elmhurst 72 .... Simpson 77, Mount Mercy 61 .... BOYS BOWLING - Jefferson 3,398, Iowa City High 2,494 .... Linn-Mar 3,044, Prairie 2,772 .... Xavier 2,881, Iowa City West 2,843 .... Marion 2,913, Dewitt Central 2,782 .... GIRLS BOWLING - Iowa City High 2,524, Jefferson 2,4660 .... Iowa City West 2,056, Xavier 1,786 .... Prairie 2,635, Linn-Mar 2,605 .... GIRLS BASKETBALL - Marion 50, DeWitt Central 28 .... North Scott 57, Jefferson 42 .... Linn-Mar 56, Waterloo East 19 .... Xavier 58, Decorah 41 .... Muscatine 63, Prairie 57 .... BOYS BASKETBALL: KENNEDY JAMBOREE ... Jefferson 34, Center Point-Urbana 30 .... Washington 46, Benton Community 26 .... Iowa City West 65, Solon 31 .... Xavier 36, Vinton Shellsburg 19 .... Kennedy 49, Mt. Vernon 31 ....
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Phillips cleared for state volleyball

Marion High School senior Abby Phillips has permission to take the splint off her right hand now, so that will make it a lot easier for her to sign her national letter-of-intent with the Iowa State Cyclones on Wednesday.

Of more immediate importance, it also means she has been cleared to play in the Class 4A state volleyball tournament that begins Tuesday with an opening-round match against Charles City at 4 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center.

Her doctor gave her permission to play following a medical exam Monday afternoon, even though the broken bone near the base of the ring finger on her right hand is not 100 percent. It's strong enough, however, so Phillips will slide the splint off her hand Tuesday afternoon and take the court with soft-foam padding to protect the injury.

"It's not completely healed," Phillips said Monday night after a team dinner. "It's like 60 percent healed, but it's pretty good.

"The doctor said it's gotten a lot better, so I heal pretty fast. And he said I'm cleared to play."


Good-Jones wins Metro Spotlight Award

Julian Good-Jones of Cedar Rapids Washington has been named the Metro Spotlight winner for high school boys, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Good-Jones, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound lineman, is one of the top football players in the state and a key member of the Washington team that has won 12 straight games this season.

The top-ranked Warriors will face second-ranked Bettendorf in the semifinals of the Class 4A playoffs on Friday at 4:06 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

Good-Jones has committed to the Iowa State Cyclones as an offensive lineman, but he's been a two-way player for Washington this season on both sides of the ball. He's a member of a powerful offensive line that has helped the Warriors run for 3,420 yards, which is the second-best total in Class 4A in the state.


KGYM replaces Patrick with Van Pelt

Dan Patrick is out, Scott Van Pelt is in.

That's the news from Cedar Rapids radio station KGYM, the local ESPN affiliate that had broadcast the Dan Patrick Show on a tape-delayed basis from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

Patrick's final nationally syndicated talk show on KGYM aired Friday. The Van Pelt show will take its place Monday in the same time slot and will be broadcast live.

Patrick's company notified KGYM management last Monday that it did not plan to renew its contract with KGYM. Under terms of the contract, Patrick had to give KGYM a 90-day notice that the contract would not be renewed, which means KGYM could have kept broadcasting the Patrick show for another three months.

However, KGYM management decided to make a clean break of it now instead of waiting until early February. "They are making a business decision, as are we," said Julie Hein, the general manager at KGYM.


Drake claims 2 gold medals at state swim

MARSHALLTOWN - Linn-Mar sophomore Kelsey Drake came home from the state swimming meet Saturday with two gold medals and one slightly embarrassing confession.

The embarrassing moment came a few minutes after Drake captured the 200 individual medley by a scant 5-hundredths of a second in an exhausting race.

She left the pool deck and spilled her guts, to put it as delicately as possible.

"I was dehydrated after my 200 IM," Drake explained. "I didn't feel good. I had a headache and I kind of threw up a little bit. It was stressful."

Fortunately, Drake managed to leave the pool deck before the unfortunate episode.

"It wasn't in the pool," she said with a relieved smile. "Thank God."


Gernhofer is quick help for Riders

Tyler Gernhofer did not take long to make his mark in Cedar Rapids.

Acquired on Thursday from Bloomington for Jason Kalinoski, Gernhofer has not even practiced with the RoughRiders yet but he already has a game-winning goal.

Gernhofer's one-timer from the right circle at 16:12 of the third period broke a 2-2 tie, giving Cedar Rapids a 3-2 win Saturday night over Fargo before 2,684 fans at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.

The victory pushed the RoughRiders to 11-1-0 for 22 points, which is good for first place in the USHL's Eastern Division.

"We've watched Tyler for years and we have always liked him," said Riders Coach Mark Carlson of the decision to acquire the 5-foot-9, 230-pound Gernhofer. "We think he makes us a deeper hockey team and he's only going to get better."


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Metro Schedule

Sunday,Nov. 23 Friday, Nov. 28
No events scheduled MBB: Mount Mercy vs. Dakota State at Midland Tourney (Fremont, Neb.), 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29
Monday, Nov. 24 USHL: Waterloo at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
BBOWL: Kennedy 2,992, Washington 2,575 GBB: Johnston at Xavier, 2:30 p.m.
GBOWL: Kennedy 2,324, Washington 2,300 GBB: Jefferson at Bettendorf, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 25 GBB: Linn-Mar at Muscatine, 6:30 p.m.
GBB: North Scott 57, Jefferson 42 AT KENNEDY
GBB: Kennedy 77, Davenport Central 32 Linn-Mar vs. Marion, 1:30 p.m.
GBB: Linn-Mar 56, Waterloo East 19 Wapsie-Valley vs. Vinton-Shellsburg, 3 p.m.
GBB: Marion 50, DeWitt Central 28 Prairie vs. Aplington-Parkersburg, 4:30 p.m.
GBB: Muscatine 63, Prairie 57 Kennedy vs. Center Point-Urbana, 6 p.m.
GBB: Cedar Valley Christian 65, Central City 27 MBB: Clarke at Coe, 2 p.m.
BBB: Kennedy Jamboree: Jefferson 34, Center Point-Urbana 30; Washington 46, Benton Community 26; Iowa City West 65, Solon 31; Xavier 36, Vinton- Shellsburg 19; Kennedy 49, Mount Vernon 31  MBB: Mount Mercy at Midland (Neb.) Tourney, TBA
BBOWL: Linn-Mar 3,044, Prairie 2,772
BBOWL: Marion 2,913, DeWitt Central 2,782 Sunday, Nov. 30
BBOWL: Xavier 2,881, Iowa City West 2,843 WBB: Mount Mercy at Cardinal Stritch (Wis.), 1 p.m.
BBOWL: Jefferson 3,398, Iowa City High 2,494
GBOWL: Prairie 2,635, Linn-Mar 2,605
GBOWL: DeWitt Central 2,327, Marion 2,156
GBOWL: Iowa City West 2,056, Xavier 1,786
GBOWL: Iowa City High 2,524, Jefferson 2,4660
BSWM: Metro Meet at Washington
WBB: Coe 78, Elmhurst 72
WBB: Simpson 77, Mount Mercy 61
WBB: Kirkwood 79, South Australia 59
MBB: Kirkwood 85, Coe JV 55
Wednesday, Nov. 26
USHL: RoughRiders at Lincoln, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 27
USHL: RoughRiders at Waterloo, 7:05 p.m.



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