Tuesday, April 28, 2015
MONDAY'S SCOREBOARD: BOYS SOCCER - Cedar Valley Christian 2, Center Point-Urbana 1 ... BOYS GOLF - Marion 166, Center Point-Urbana 176 ... GIRLS GOLF - Center Point-Urbana 210, Marion 243 ... COLLEGE BASEBALL - Dubuque 4, Coe 3 ... Coe 10, Dubuque 3 ... Kirkwood 3, Ellsworth 1 ... Kirkwood 15, Ellsworth 6 ... COLLEGE SOFTBALL: REGIONAL XI TOURNAMENT FINAL - Kirkwood 17, Southwestern 3 ... Grand View 5, Mount Mercy 0 ... Grand View 14, Mount Mercy 2 (5) ...
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Jenks wins 1600 at Kansas Relays

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Linn-Mar junior Stephanie Jenks ran the fastest 1600 for a high school girl in the country Friday when she captured the event in 4 minutes, 40.78 seconds at the Kansas Relays.

Jenks won the race by nearly three seconds at the prestigious meet.

Jenks currently leads all Iowa high school girls in the 800, 1500 and 3000 meter runs. She has won multiple events at the Drake Relays and Iowa state meet and will be seeking additional titles at the Drake Relays next weekend in Des Moines.


Eagles sweep twinbill at SWCC

CRESTON - No. 10 Kirkwood continued to flex its muscles Friday, sweeping a doubleheader from Southwestern, 12-0 and 8-3.

In the opener, Jasmine Ragusi had three hits, including a home run and five RBIs. Chasney Jenkins had a double and a triple, driving home two runs. Alicia Crivaro had two hits with a triple and two RBIs. Nicky Simpson threw all five innings, allowing just one hit.

Ragusi stayed hot in Game 2 going 3-for-4 with a run and three RBIs Tara Walls had a double and and RBI. Brooke Prior and Allie Mengler combined to get the win on the mound.


Linn-Mar girls boot Saints, 2-0

In a cat-and-mouse match for much of 80 minutes, the Lions of Linn-Mar scored once in each half to eke out a 2-0 win over Xavier Thursday afternoon in girls soccer on the Saints’ home field.

It was the third straight victory of the young season for Linn-Mar, ranked second in Class 3A and still potent after losing only once last year, 1-0, to Kennedy in the regional final.

Xavier fell to 0-2 under first-year Coach Beth Samek after coming into the year ranked third in Class 2A.

With five returning all-staters (including three on the first team), the Lions again appear loaded for bear. Of the 19 girls on the roster, 14 of them played last year.

“We’re blessed to have a lot of really good players back,” said Linn-Mar Coach Steve Dickinson.


Kernels fall quietly to Peoria

The Cedar Rapids Kernels struck out 12 times Thursday night and lost to the Peoria Chiefs, 3-1, in a Midwest League game before 1,259 fans at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The Kernels lost quietly and quickly in just 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Cedar Rapids began the season with six straight victory, but now the Kernels have dropped two straight low-scoring games to Peoria. The Chiefs beat the Kernels, 3-2, in 12 innings Wednesday night in the first game of the series.

Both clubs have 6-2 records, but the Peoria pitchers have held the Kernels batters to just three runs in 21 innings.

Kernels starter John Curtiss blanked the Chiefs for five innings and took a 1-0 lead into the sixth inning, but the Chiefs touched him for three runs on five hits in the sixth to claim a 3-1 lead. As it turned out, that was the ballgame.


Xavier boys kick Lions in OT

Luke Koechner converted a penalty kick in overtime Thursday night as the Xavier Saints edged Linn-Mar, 3-2, in a match of premier Mississippi Valley Conference soccer teams at Linn-Mar.

The Saints took a 2-0 lead on goals by Will Hanigan and Connor Ramlo, but the Lions tied the game on goals by Daniel Luzindya and Danny Peak in the last 10 minutes of the second half.

Mason Hoxie was fouled in the penalty box in the final minute of overtime. Koechner took the penalty kick and gave Xavier the victory.

Ramlo and Hoxie had assists for the Saints in the match. Ben Johnson and Alexy Boehm collected assists for the Lions.

Xavier is ranked No. 2 in Class 2A. Linn-Mar is ranked No. 3 in Class 3A.



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Metro Schedule

Sunday, April 26 Friday, May 1
MWL: Kane County 3, Kernels 2 MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
CBSB: Coe 7-8, Dubuque 2-4 BTRK: Jefferson, Kennedy, Prairie, Xavier at Washington Relays, 4:30 p.m.
CBSB: Mount Mercy 6-3-2, Viterbo 1-1-6 BSOC: Kennedy at Dubuque Hempstead, 6 p.m.
CBSB: Kirkwood 13-7, Ellsworth 3-8 BSOC: Williamsburg at Marion, 4:15 p.m.
CSB: Loras 3-3, Coe 1-5 GSOC: Pleasant Valley at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.
CSB: Region XI JUCO Tournament at Kirkwood: Southwestern 8, Ellsworth 0, Kirkwood 10, Ellsworth 0, Kirkwood 10, Southwestern 2 GSOC: Marion at Williamsburg, 5 p.m.
CSB: Mount Mercy 8-6, Viterbo 0-1 GSOC: Mediapolis at Cedar Valley Christian, 4:30 p.m.
MTEN: Wisconsin-Whitewater 7, Coe 2 BTEN: Prairie at Iowa City High, 4 p.m.

Monday, April 27

CBSB: Iowa Lakes at Kirkwood (2), 1 p.m.
GGLF: Center Point-Urbana 210, Marion 243 CSB: Iowa Conference Tournament at Decorah: Coe vs. Buena Vista, 1 p.m.
BGLF: Marion 166, Center Point-Urbana 176 CSB: NJCAA District Tournament: North Platte, Neb. at Kirkwood, 2 p.m.
BSOC: Cedar Valley Christian 2, Center Point-Urbana 1 M/WTRK: Coe at Dubuque Invitational
BTRK: Kennedy at Muscatine Invitational M/WTRK: MCC Meet at Des Moines
CBSB: Dubuque 4-3, Coe 3-10 MGLF: Iowa Conference Tournament at Peosta, 9 a.m.
CBSB: Kirkwood 3-15, Ellsworth 1-6 Saturday, May 2
CSB: Region XI JUCO Tournament at Kirkwood: Kirkwood 17, Southwestern 3 MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
CSB: Grand View 5-14, Mount Mercy 0-2 BTEN: Xavier at Jefferson, 8 a.m.; Xavier at Prairie, 12 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28 BTEN: Iowa City High at Kennedy, 8 a.m.; Iowa City West at Kennedy, 12 p.m.
MWL: Kernels at Quad Cities, 11 a.m. BTEN: Linn-Mar at Prairie, 8 a.m.; Linn-Mar at Jefferson, 12 p.m.

BTRK: Linn-Mar, Prairie at South Tama Invitational, 4:30 p.m.

BTEN: Iowa City West at Washington, 8 a.m.; Iowa City High at Washington, 12 p.m.
GTRK: Linn-Mar, Prairie at Xavier Invitational, 4:30 p.m. GTEN: Jefferson at Xavier, 8 a.m., Prairie at Xavier, 12 p.m.
GTRK: Marion at Vinton Relays, 5 p.m. GTEN: Kennedy at Iowa City High, 8 a.m.; Kennedy at Iowa City West, 12 p.m.

GGLF: Linn-Mar Invitational at Hunters Ridge, 12:30 p.m.

GTEN: Prairie at Linn-Mar 8 a.m. Jefferson at Linn-Mar, 12 p.m.
GTEN: Dubuque Hempstead at Prairie, 4 p.m. GTEN: Washington at Iowa City West, 8 a.m.; Washington at Iowa City High, 12 p.m.

GTEN: Waterloo East at Washington, 4 p.m.

GTEN: Marion at Camanche Tournament, 9 a.m.

GTEN: Dubuque Wahlert at Xavier, 4 p.m.

GSOC: Cedar Valley Christian at NE Goose Lake Tournament, 10 a.m.
GTEN: Linn-Mar at Dubuque Senior, 4 p.m. MTEN: Iowa Conference Tournament at Coe, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

BTEN: Prairie at Dubuque Hempstead, 4 p.m.

CBSB: Iowa Lakes at Kirkwood (2), 1 p.m.
BTEN: Dubuque Senior at Linn-Mar, 4 p.m. CBSB: MCC Tournament at Waterloo
BTEN: Xavier at Dubuque Wahlert, 4 p.m. CSB: Iowa Conference Tournament at Decorah

GSOC: Washington at Xavier, 4:15 p.m.

CSB: MCC Tournament
GSOC: Iowa City High at Jefferson, 4:15 p.m. M/WTRK: MCC Meet at Des Moines
GSOC: Marion at Bention Community, 5:30 p.m.
GSOC: Prairie at Kennedy, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3
GSOC: Linn-Mar at Iowa City West, 7 p.m. MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.

BSOC: Jefferson at Iowa City High, 4:15 p.m.

MGLF: Kirkwood at Regional Tournament, Panora
BSOC: Benton Community at Marion, 4:15 p.m. CBSB: MCC Tournament at Waterloo
BSOC: Xavier at Washington, 7:30 p.m. CSB: MCC Tournament
BSOC: Iowa City West at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.
CBSB: Cornell at Coe (Vets Stadium), 5 p.m.
CBSB: Mount Mercy at Clarke, 5 p.m.
M/WGLF: MCC Tournament at Riverside GC
Wednesday, April 29
MWL: Kernels at Quad Cities, 7 p.m.
GTEN: Linn-Mar at Washington, 4 p.m.
GTEN: Xavier at Kennedy, 3 p.m.
BTEN: Washington at Linn-Mar, 4 p.m.
BGLF: Marion at Maquoketa Invitational, 1:30 p.m.
CBSB: Grinnell at Coe, 4 p.m.
M/WGLF: MCC Tournament at Riverside GC
Thursday, April 30
MWL: Kernels at Quad Cities, 7 p.m.
GGLF: Washington Meet, Gardner, 3:15 p.m.
GGLF: Linn-Mar, Prairie at Waterloo East, Gates Park, 3:15 p.m.
GGLF: Jefferson at Xavier, St. Andrews 3:15 p.m.
GGLF: Marion at Independence, 4 p.m.
GGLF: Kennedy at Dubuque Wahlert, Bunker Hill, 3:15 p.m.
BGLF: Independence at Marion, 4 p.m.
GTEN: Waterloo West at Kennedy, 4 p.m.
GTEN: Western Dubuque at Marion, 4 p.m.
GTEN: Dubuque Hempstead at Jefferson, 4 p.m.
BTEN: Jefferson at Dubuque Hempstead, 4 p.m.
BTEN: Kennedy at Waterloo West, 4 p.m.
BTEN: Linn-Mar at Bettendorf, 5:30 p.m.
BTEN: Marion at Western Dubuque, 4 p.m.
BTEN: Washington at Xavier, 4 p.m.
GSOC: Kennedy at Dubuque Senior, 4:15 p.m.
GSOC: Jefferson at Dubuque Wahlert, 4:15 p.m.
GSOC: Linn-Mar at Prairie, 7 p.m.
GSOC: Dubuque Hempstead at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
GSOC: Iowa City West at Xavier, 4:15 p.m.
BSOC: Dubuque Wahlert at Jefferson, 4:15 p.m.
BSOC: Dubuque Senior at Kennedy, 7 p.m.
BSOC: Xavier at Iowa City West, 7 p.m.
BSOC: Prairie at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.
BSOC: Prince of Peace at Cedar Valley Christian, 5 p.m.
BSOC: Washington at Dubuque Hempstead, 4:15 p.m.
BTRK: Marion at Vinton Invitational, 5 p.m.
GTRK: Jefferson, Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Washington at Iowa City West Invitational, 4:30 p.m.
GTRK: Marion Invitational, 4:45 p.m.
CSB: Mount Mercy at Coe, 4:30 p.m.
CSB: MCC Tournament: Mount Mercy at William Penn, TBA
M/WTRK: MCC Meet in Des Moines


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