Saturday, April 18, 2015
FRIDAY'S SCOREBOARD: USHL PLAYOFFS - Dubuque 5, RoughRiders 1 (Dubuque leads best of 5 series, 2-0) ... MWL - Kernels 5, Peoria 1 ... BOYS SOCCER - Xavier 2, North Scott 1 (SO) ... Iowa City High 4, Washington 2 ... Marion at South Tama ... Mid-Prairie 3, Cedar Valley Christian 1 ... GIRLS SOCCER - North Scott 1, Xavier 0 ... Mid-Prairie 5, Cedar Valley Christian 0 ...Iowa City High 1, Washington 0 ... Marion 6, South Tama 0 ... BOYS TENNIS - Xavier 8, Waterloo Columbus 1 ... COLLEGE BASEBALL - Coe 3, Central 2 ... Coe 7, Central 3 ... COLLEGE SOFTBALL - Kirkwood 12, Southwestern 0 ... Kirkwood 8, Southwestern 3 ...
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Reuter tosses shutout as Coe sweeps

INDIANOLA - AJ Reuter tossed a four-hit shutout as Coe blanked Simpson, 3-0, in the first game of an Iowa Conference doubleheader in Indianola Friday.

The Kohawks took the second game, 9-2, to sweep the doubleheader.

The victories lifted Coe to 16-9 overall and 8-8 in the conference. Simpson fell to 6-17 overall and 2-10 in the league.

Reuter (2-1) struck out five batters and did not walk anyone in his shutout. The Kohawks got only four hits in the game themselves, but they pushed across two runs in the fifth inning and added another marker in the seventh. Michael Redmond scored two runs.

Michael Goerdt went 3-for-5 and drove in four runs for Coe in the nightcap. Craig Konrardy was 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored. Cole Tomlinson had two hits and Alec Zwanziger scored two runs.


Wensel runs fastest 200 in state

BETTENDORF - Linn-Mar freshman Payton Wensel ran the fastest 200 meter dash in the state Friday night when she was timed in 25.3 seconds at the Pleasant Valley Invitational.

Amber Decker claimed the 800 meter run in 2:17.93 and Ariana Rolle captured the long jump at 17-0 1/4 for the Lions.

Pleasant Valley won the championship with 143 points. Linn-Mar finished second with 96 points.

The Lions claimed the sprint medley in 1:50.47, the third-fastest time in the state this year. Linn-Mar also won the distance medley in 4:27.47.


Kernels win 5th straight opener, 7-2

GENEVA, Ill. - The Cedar Rapids Kernels know how to begin a season in style.

The Kernels won their fifth straight opener Thursday night with a 7-2 victory over Kane County in a rain-delayed Midwest League game before 4,657 fans at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

The start of the game was delayed 70 minutes by rain, but it was worth waiting as the Kernels got strong pitching and timely hitting. Starter Mat Batts allowed one run in 5 2/3 inning and left the mound with a 3-1 lead. He was touched for just two hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. Batts retired 14 straight batters at one point and had 1-2-3 innings in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings. He struck out the side in the fifth.

Jared Wilson pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and got a hold. Cam Booser tossed the final two innings for the save.


Proud Jackson brings D3 Nation to Coe

Fred Jackson is getting ready for his 10th year as a running back with the Buffalo Bills in the NFL, but he'll always cherish his years as an NCAA Division III student-athlete at Coe.

That's why Jackson and his wife, Danielle, started the D3 Nation organization about six months ago. Danielle is also a former student-athlete at Coe and they wanted to promote Division III athletics on a national scale.

They appeared at Coe Thursday along with their four children and Patrick Jackson, Fred's twin brother who also played football at Coe and is involved with D3 Nation.

"You've got to remember where you came from," Fred Jackson said during a press conference at Eby Fieldhouse. "The whole point of starting D3 Nation is how proud I am of being a Division III athlete. I'll never forget that.

"Coming here (from Texas) is where I got started," he said. "I love to tell that story, and this is a great week to be able to tell it."


Granite, Larson healthy and ready to go

Zack Granite and Zack Larson are both promising young outfielders with the Cedar Rapids Kernels, but they both got hurt while playing here last year and missed a good chunk of the season.

They are back for the 2015 season, healthy and raring to go.

Granite, 22, played in only 21 games last year. Larson, 21, appeared in 41 contests. They spent more time on the Disabled List than in the lineup during the 140-game campaign.

It was basically a lost year and missed opportunity, but they can't worry about that now.

"I feel great," Granite said Tuesday. "I hurt my shoulder early in the season, and then I came back and I tore my quad. It was a really down year for me last year, but I had a really good off-season.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, April 12 Friday, April 17
MWL: Kernels 8, Beloit 3 USHL Playoffs: Dubuque 5, RoughRiders 1
CSB: Mount Mercy 4-2, William Penn 3-15 MWL: Kernels 5, Peoria 1
CBB: Mount Mercy 3-1, William Penn 2-3 BSOC: West Des Moines Valley Tournament: Valley 2, Kennedy 1
CBB: Kirkwood 5-10, Southwestern 4-1 BSOC: Iowa City High 4, Washington 2
WGLF: Coe at Mount Mercy Invitational BSOC: Marion at South Tama

BSOC: Mid-Prairie 3, Cedar Valley Christian 1
Monday, April 13 BSOC: Xavier 2, North Scott 1 (SO)
MWL: Kernels 9, Beloit 0 GSOC: Iowa City High 1, Washington 0

BSOC: Prairie 24, Waterloo East 0

GSOC: Marion 6, South Tama 0
GSOC: Linn-Mar 2, Cedar Falls 1 (OT) GSOC: North Scott 1, Xavier 0
BGLF: Benton Community 162, Marion 173 GSOC: Mid-Prairie 5, Cedar Valley Christian 0
GGLF: Benton Community 205, Marion 225 BTEN: Xavier 8, Waterloo Columbus 1
BTEN: Western Dubuque 8, Marion 1 CSB: Kirkwood 12-8, Southwestern 0-3
GTEN: Western Dubuque 7, Marion 2 CBSB: Coe 3-7, Central 2-3
CSB: Kirkwood 10-9, NIACC 0-1 Saturday, April 18
MGLF: Coe at Loras Invitational MWL: Kernels at Burlington, 6:30 p.m.
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Brickyard Classic, ppd BSOC: West Des Moines Valley Tournament: Kennedy vs. Waukee, 10 a.m.

GSOC: Jefferson at Urbandale, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, April 14 GGLF: Prairie at Benton Community, 8:30 a.m.

USHL Playoffs: Dubuque 6, RoughRiders 3

BTEN: Dubuque Hempstead at Kennedy, 9 a.m.; Dubuque Wahlert at Kennedy, 1 p.m.
MWL: Kernels 8, Beloit 4 BTEN: Dubuque Wahlert at Washington, 9 a.m.; Dubuque Hempstead at Washington, 1 p.m.
BGLF: Vinton-Shellsburg 163, Marion 177, South Tama 193 BTEN: Linn-Mar at Muscatine, 9 a.m.

GGLF: Cedar Falls 188, Kennedy 200, Dubuque Senior 204, Waterloo East 244

GTEN: Kennedy at Dubuque Hempstead, 9 a.m.; Kennedy at Dubuque Wahlert, 1 p.m.
GGLF: Iowa City West 183, Xavier 203, Iowa City High 206 GTEN: Washington at Dubuque Wahlert, 9 a.m.; Washington at Dubuque Hempstead, 1 p.m.
GGLF: Dubuque Hempstead 173, Waterloo West 219, Linn-Mar 231 GTEN: Linn-Mar at Pleasant Valley, 9 a.m.

GGLF: Dubuque Wahlert 180, Prairie 198, Washington 200, Jefferson 239

CBSB: Kirkwood at NIACC (2), 1 p.m.
BTEN: Jefferson 5, Prairie 4 CBSB: Central at Coe (2), 11 a.m.

BTEN Washington 2, Kennedy 0

CBSB: St. Ambrose at Mount Mercy (2), 1 p.m.
BTEN: Linn-Mar 9, Iowa City High 0 CSB: Mount Mercy at AIB (2), 3 p.m.
GTEN: Prairie 9, Jefferson 0 CSB: Dubuque at Coe (2), 11 a.m.

GTEN: Washington 9, Kennedy 0

WTEN: Upper Iowa at Coe, 1 p.m.
GTEN: Iowa City High 9, Linn-Mar 0 MTEN: Coe at Washington U, 11 a.m.
BTRK: Kennedy, Washington at Waterloo West Invitational M/WTRK: Mount Mercy at Kansas Relays
BTRK: Linn-Mar, Jefferson, Xavier, Marion at Prairie Invitational M/WTRK: Coe at Central Invitational
GTRK: Jefferson at Fort Madison Relays

GTRK: Kennedy, Marion, Washington, Xavier at Linn-Mar Relays

BSOC: Xavier 1, Dubuque Hempstead 0 Sunday, April 19
BSOC: Washington 2, Dubuque Wahlert 0 MWL: Kernels at Burlington, 2 p.m.
BSOC: Linn-Mar 3, Cedar Falls 1 CBSB: Kirkwood at NIACC (2), 1 p.m.
BSOC: Iowa City High 2, Kennedy 1 CBSB: Mount Mercy at St. Ambrose (2), 2 p.m.
BSOC: Dubuque Senior 3, Jefferson 1 CSB: Grand View at Mount Mercy (2), 1 p.m.
BSOC: Dyersville Beckman 4, Marion 0 MGLF: Kirkwood, Coe at AIB Invitational
GSOC: Dubuque Hempstead 4, Xavier 0 WGLF: Coe, Mount Mercy at Loras Invitational
GSOC: Kennedy 2, Iowa City High 1
GSOC: Dubuque Senior 3, Jefferson 2 (SO)
GSOC: Washington 1, Dubuque Wahlert 0
GSOC: Dyersville Beckman 3, Marion 1
GSOC: NE Goose Lake 2, Cedar Valley Christian 0
MTEN: Coe 8, Dubuque 1; Coe 9, Simpson 0
CBSB: Northwestern College 10, Mount Mercy 3
CSB: Kirkwood 12-12, Southeastern 0-1
CSB: Coe 6-8, Wisconsin-Platteville 2-2
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Brickyard Classic

Wednesday, April 15
MWL: Peoria 3, Kernels 2 (12 innings)
GTEN: Iowa City High 6, Prairie 3
CBSB: Kirkwood 16-4, Muscatine 14-5
CBSB: AIB 11-7, Mount Mercy 4-9
CSB: Simpson 9-4, Coe 0-1
CSB: Mount Mercy 9-7, Viterbo 7-8

Thursday, April 16
MWL: Peoria 3, Kernels 1
GGLF: Iowa City West 180, Kennedy 181
GGLF: Washington 188, Iowa City High 193, Linn-Mar 204, Jefferson 215
BTEN: Waterloo West 5, Prairie 4
BTEN: Washington 5, Cedar Falls 4
BTEN: Xavier 7, Dubuque Senior 2
BTEN: Iowa City West 9, Jefferson 0
BTEN: Marion 9, South Tama 0
GTEN: Iowa City West 8, Jefferson 1
GTEN: Xavier 6, Dubuque Senior 3
GTEN: Washington 8, Cedar Falls 1
GTEN: Prairie 8, Waterloo West 1
GTEN: Marion 6, South Tama 3
BSOC: Prairie 2, Jefferson 0
BSOC:Kennedy 3,  Iowa City West 2
BSOC: Xavier 3, Linn-Mar 2
BSOC: Bellevue Marquette 4, Cedar Valley Christian 1
GSOC: Linn-Mar 2, Xavier 0
GSOC: Iowa City West 3, Kennedy 2
GSOC: Prairie 3, Jefferson 1
BTRK: Jefferson, Kennedy, Prairie, Washington at Dubuque Senior Invitational
BTRK: Linn-Mar at Iowa City High
BTRK: Marion at West Delaware
GTRK: Linn-Mar, Kennedy at Iowa City High
GTRK: Prairie at Newton
GTRK: Marion at Western Dubuque
MGLF: Kirkwood at NIACC Invitational


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