Thursday, May 28, 2015
WEDNESDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MIDWEST LEAGUE: Kernels 7, Wisconsin 3 ... PREP BASEBALL: Metro Tournament - Washington vs. Xavier ... Mount Vernon vs. Linn-Mar ... Prairie vs. Marion ... Jefferson vs. Kennedy ... GIRLS SOCCER - Waterloo East at Xavier ... Dubuque Hempstead at Kennedy ... Washington at Iowa City West ... HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL - Davenport North at Kennedy ... Prairie at Benton Community ... Iowa City West at Xavier ...
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Lions topple Washington boys, 3-1

Ben Johnson scored two goals and Leroy Enzugusi added another as Linn-Mar defeated Washington, 3-1, in Mississippi Conference boys soccer action Thursday at Kingston Stadium.

Trevor Thulin scored for the Warriors on an assist from Aroni Niyikiza.


Xavier's Jasper, doubles team to state

Xavier's Allison Jasper won the Class 1A regional girls singles title and Jeanne and Claire Bouchard won the doubles crown Thursday at the Veterans Memorial Tennis Center.

Jasper downed Camanche's Maddie Parker, 6-1, 6-0, in the final as both advanced to state. The Bouchards were 6-4, 6-3 winners over Camanche's Page Edens and Alexa DeVries. Both teams move on to the state meet.


Saints solve Hawks in soccer showdown

The Xavier Saints found the secret to scoring goals against the Prairie Hawks Tuesday.

They scored seven of them.

The Saints rolled by the Hawks, 7-1, in a showdown of Mississippi Valley Conference powers at Heco Field on the Xavier campus.

Prairie had surrendered only eight goals in 13 games this season, but Xavier nearly matched that total in a single outing.

Nolan Armstrong led the onslaught for the Saints with two goals. Mason Hoxie, Luke Duball, Josh Hoffmann, Will Hanigan and Luke Koechner also found the net for Xavier.


Peoria Chiefs 'slam' Kernels, 7-5

PEORIA, Ill. - Steve Bean’s grand slam in the sixth inning propelled the Peoria Chiefs to a 7-5 win over the Kernels Tuesday in a Midwest League game before 6,562 fans at Dozer Park.

Trey Vavra hit a three-run, inside-the-park home run for the Kernels in the third inning.

The Kernels (23-16) led 4-2 going into the sixth inning, but Bean’s grand slam put Peoria in front 6-4. Bean’s line drive got over the wall in right field.

Vavra’s three-run homer in the third gave the Kernels a 4-2 lead. With two runners on and Peoria leading 2-1, Vavra’s line drive went into the gap in right-center and became lodged in the wall.


Mustangs take 'Heart' with new divisions

Mount Mercy University has been placed in the North Division of the Heart of America Conference for the 2015-16 school year as the school gets ready to join its new league.

There will be five teams from Iowa, one from Missouri and one from Nebraska in the North Division. Three of the Iowa schools - Clarke, William Penn and Grand View - are moving with Mount Mercy from the defunct Midwest Collegiate Conference into the Heart of America.

The fifth Iowa college in the North Division is Graceland, which is already a member of the league. Culver-Stockton (Mo.) and Peru State (Nebraska) will complete the seven-team North Division.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, May 24 Thursday, May 28
MWL: Kernels 11, Beloit 1 MWL: Wisconsin at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
MWL: Kernels 12, Beloit 3 1A: Cedar Valley Christian at Bellevue Marquette, 5 p.m.
METRO BASEBALL TOURNAMENT 2A: Fort Madision at Xavier, 5 p.m.
First Round: Marion 8, Linn-Mar 6 2A: Marion at Solon, 6 p.m.
First Round: Jefferson 4, Mount Vernon 0 3A: Dubuque Senior vs. Kennedy at Kingston, 4 p.m.
First Round: Kennedy 5, Xavier 0 3A: Marshalltown vs. Washington at Kingston, 6 p.m.

First Round: Prairie 15, Washington 0 (5)

3A: Cedar Falls at Linn-Mar, 6 p.m.
Consolation Round: Linn-Mar 8, Xavier 5 3A: Pleasant Valley at Prairie, 6 p.m.
Consolation Round: Mount Vernon 10, Washington 9 GSOC: Washington at Davenport Central, 5:45 p.m.
Semifinal: Kennedy 10, Marion 1 SB: Iowa City High at Linn-Mar (2), 5:30 p.m.
Semifinal: Jefferson 10, Prairie 0 (5) SB: Cedar Falls at Jefferson (2), 5:30 p.m.

SB: Dyersville Beckman at Marion, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26 SB: Dubuque Hempstead at Xavier (2), 5:30 p.m.
MWL: Kernels 4, Wisconsin 1 SB: Prairie at Iowa City West (2), 5:30 p.m.
METRO BASEBALL TOURNAMENT SB: Washington at Dubuque Wahlert (2), 4 p.m.
7th place at Kennedy: Washington vs. Xavier, ppd to 5/27 BB: Solon at Jefferson, 5 p.m.
5th place at Kennedy: Mount Vernon vs. Linn-Mar, ppd to 5/27

3rd Place at Washington: Prairie vs. Marion, ppd to 5/27

Friday, May 29
Title game at Washington: Jefferson vs. Kennedy, ppd to 5/27 MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.

2A: Washington vs. Prairie at Vets Tennis Center, ppd to 5/27

BB: Linn-Mar at Bettendorf (2), 5 p.m.
1A: Xavier vs. Burlington Notre Dame at Muscatine, ppd to 5/27

BB: Prairie at Pleasant Valley, 5 p.m.


BB: Marion at Solon, 5 p.m.

1A: Cedar Valley 3, Monticello 0

BTEN: State Singles, Doubles at Vets Tennis Center, 9 a.m.
2A: Marion 3, Maquoketa 0 GSOC: Dubuque Senior at Prairie, 7 p.m.

3A: Muscatine 5, Jefferson 0

GSOC: Bettendorf at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.

4A: Xavier at St. Andrews

Saturday. May 30
4A: Marion at Waverly Golf Club MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
5A: Jefferson at Pleasant Valley (Iowa City), ppd to 5/27 BTEN: State Singles, Doubles at Vets Tennis Center, 9 a.m.
5A: Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Prairie, Washington at Gardner SB: Jefferson Classic
GSOC: WDM Dowling at Xavier, cancelled SB: Marion at Central City Tournament, 9 a.m.
SB: Jefferson at Prairie (2), ppd BB: WDM Valley at Washington, 12 p.m.
SB: Iowa City West at Xavier, (2), ppd to 5/27 BSOC: Substate Finals, TBD
SB: Waterloo East at Washington (2), ppd
SB: Kennedy at Linn-Mar (2), ppd Sunday, May 31

MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27
MWL: Kernels 7, Wisconsin 3
GSOC: Waterloo East at Xavier
GSOC: Dubuque Hempstead at Kennedy
GSOC: Washington at Iowa City West
SB: Davenport North at Kennedy (2)
SB: Prairie at Benton Community
SB: Iowa City West at Xavier, (2)


2A: Washington vs. Prairie at Vets Tennis Center
1A: Xavier vs. Burlington Notre Dame at Muscatine
5A: Jefferson at Pleasant Valley (Iowa City)
7th place at Kennedy: Washington vs. Xavier
5th place at Kennedy: Mount Vernon vs. Linn-Mar
3rd Place at Washington: Prairie vs. Marion
Title game at Washington: Jefferson vs. Kennedy


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