Thursday, January 29, 2015
THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD - GIRLS BASKETBALL - Midland 59, Cedar Valley Christian 36 ... BOYS BASKETBALL - Midland 67, Cedar Valley Christian 44 ... HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING - Linn-Mar 32, Kennedy 31 ... Linn-Mar 51, Cedar Falls 17 ... DeWitt Central 49, Marion 30 ... GIRLS BOWLING - Linn-Mar 2505, Kennedy 2415 ... BOYS BOWLING - Linn-Mar 3202, Kennedy 3120 ...
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Dahm ready for new venture with Mustangs

The Mount Mercy baseball team is scheduled to play its first 28 games on the road this season, beginning Jan. 26 with a four-game series against Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla.

New coach Jack Dahm cannot wait to get started, regardless of how manyroad games they play.

"I don't care," he said. "I'm coaching baseball instead of selling flooring, so I'm happy to be on the road for 28 games. Nothing against selling flooring, but this is a lot better."

Dahm sold flooring after being dismissed as the head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes following the 2013 campaign. He took a year off from being a head coach, but now he's back, this time at the NAIA level instead of the Big Ten.

"Baseball is baseball," he said. "It's teaching kids, it's being around kids. These guys have been really open-minded. We're trying to change the culture here."


Bohannon wins Metro Spotlight Award

Linn-Mar junior Jordan Bohannon is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Bohannon, a 6-foot-1 junior, is one of the top basketball players in the state for the Lions. He leads the Metro in scoring at 16.2 points and also leads the Metro with 35 3-pointers.

Bohannon has college offers from the University of Northern Iowa and Drake. He will become the fourth brother in his family to play Division I college basketball, following Jason (Wisconsin), Zach (Air Force/Wisconsin) and Matt (Northern Iowa).


Botkin wins Metro Spotlight Award

Cedar Rapids Kennedy senior Stephanie Botkin is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school girls this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Botkin, a 6-foot senior, is one of the top basketball players in the Metro area. She has played for the Kennedy varsity since she was a freshman and has amassed 913 points and 494 rebounds in her career, giving her a chance to join the 1,000/500 club before the season is over.

Botkin is averaging 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds this season, the best marks of her career. She has enjoyed games of 27 points against Waterloo West, 25 against Prairie, 21 against Waukee and 20 against Fairfield. She grabbed 12 rebounds against Fairfield and Ames, giving her double-doubles in both games.


Warriors salute legendary swim coaches

While 27 men’s state championship banners adorn one wall of the Washington High School swimming pool, a new sign was unveiled Saturday honoring the two coaches who built what Principal Ralph Plagman called “a tradition of excellence.”

The late Hal Krizan coached the Warrior swim team from the time the school opened in 1957 until 1973. His teams won 11 state titles, including 10 in a row from 1964 on, as well as one runner-up.

Jim Voss, now 72 and retired since 1998, led the program for the next 25 years and brought home 15 more state championships along with five second-place finishes.


Kuehl lifts Jeff matmen to title

Dalton Kuehl saved the day for the Jefferson wrestling team Saturday.

Kuehl pinned Tyler Clark of Clinton in 1:58 in the championship match at 285 pounds, lifting the J-Hawks to the team championship of their own tournament.

The J-Hawks nudged Alburnett, 212.5 to 210, in the team standings.

Kuehl breezed through the competition with four straight pins in 47 seconds, 1:18, 2:26 and 1:58.

Brenden Baker captured the 113-pound title for Jefferson and was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. Baker pinned Triston Lara of Fort Dodge in 4:28 in the championship round.

Kyle Briggs (132), Matt Culver (145), Luke Sedlacek (160) and Kelly May (182) placed second for the J-Hawks. Joseph Sibomana (120) and Tavian Rashed (152) finished third.


1. Jefferson 212.5, 2. Alburnett 210, 3. Fort Dodge 176, 4. Hempstead 173.5, 5. Clinton 133, 6. Fort Madison 120, 7. Marshalltown 103, 8. Waterloo East 90, 9. West Delaware 83, 10. Oskaloosa 82, 11. Boone 60.5, 12. Muscatine 41.5, 13. Davenport Central 40, 14. Benton Community 38.


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Metro Schedule


Sunday, Jan. 25 Friday, Jan. 30
No events scheduled USHL: RoughRiders at Youngstown, 7:05 p.m.

BBB: Jefferson at Linn-Mar, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 26 BBB: Iowa City West at Kennedy, 7:30 p.m.
GBB: Alburnett 51, Cedar Valley Christian 20 BBB: Clear Creek-Amana at Marion, 7:30 p.m.
BBB: Alburnett 66, Cedar Valley Christian 22 BBB: Prairie at Iowa City High, 7:30 p.m.
CBSB: Southeastern U 6-9, Mount Mercy 5-6, 1st 8 inn BBB: Xavier at Washington 7:30 p.m.

GBB: Linn-Mar at Jefferson, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 27 GBB: Kennedy at Iowa City West, 7:30 p.m.
BBB: Dubuque Wahlert 68, Jefferson 41 GBB: Marion at Clear Creek-Amana, 7:30 p.m.
BBB: Kennedy 78, Dubuque Senior 74 GBB: Iowa City High at Prairie, 7:30 p.m.
BBB: Linn-Mar 66, Xavier 57 GBB: Washington at Xavier, 7:30 p.m.
BBB: Marion 53, Vinton-Shellsburg 38 BBOWL: Jefferson at Cedar Falls, 3:45 p.m.

BBB: Dubuque Hempstead 63, Prairie 48

BBOWL: Marion, Denver at Tripoli, 4 p.m.
BBB: Washington 64, Waterloo East 50 BBOWL: Prairie at Washington, 4 p.m.
BBB: Cal-Wheatland 57, Cedar Valley Christian 34 BBOWL: Waterloo West at Xavier, 3:45 p.m.
GBB: Dubuque Wahlert 52, Jefferson 45 GBOWL: Jefferson at Cedar Falls, 3:45 p.m.
GBB: Kennedy 61, Dubuque Senior 37 GBOWL: Marion, Denver at Tripoli, 4 p.m.
GBB: Xavier 38, Linn-Mar 36 GBOWL: Prairie at Washington, 4 p.m.
GBB: Marion 69, Vinton-Shellsburg 34 GBOWL: Waterloo West at Xavier, 3:45 p.m.
GBB: Dubuque Hempstead 51, Prairie 37 CWRST: Coe at Wartburg, 7:30 p.m.

GBB: Washington 79, Waterloo East 15

CSWM: Coe at Northern Iowa, 6 p.m.
GBB: Cal-Wheatland 56, Cedar Valley Christian 18
HSWRST: Waterloo West, Xavier at Prairie Saturday, Jan. 31

CBSB: Southeastern U 8, Mount Mercy 3

USHL: RoughRiders at Youngstown, 7:05 p.m.

GBB: Clinton at Jefferson, 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28 GBB: Mount Vernon at Prairie, 6:30 p.m.
WBB: Kirkwood 76, DMACC 52 GBB: Muscatine at Washington, 6:30 p.m.
WBB: Dubuque 77, Coe 72 HSWRST: MVC Tournament at Dubuque Wahlert, 10 a.m.
WBB: Grand View 63, Mount Mercy 53 HSWRST: Wamac Tourney at Western Dubuque, 10 a.m.
MBB: DMACC 88, Kirkwood 87 (OT) WBB: Kirkwood at Iowa Central, 1 p.m.
MBB: Coe 69, Dubuque 63 WBB: Luther at Coe, 2 p.m.
MBB: Mount Mercy 103, Grand View 100 (2 OTs) MBB: Kirkwood at Iowa Central, 3 p.m.

CBSB: Southeastern U 9, Mount Mercy 2

MBB: Ashford at Mount Mercy, 3 p.m.

MBB: Luther at Coe, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 29 CWRST: Coe at Duhawk Open (Dubuque)
GBB: Midland 59, Cedar Valley Christian 36 M/WTRK: Coe at Pioneer Open (Platteville, Wis.)
BBB: Midland 67, Cedar Valley Christian 44 M/WSWM: Coe at Grinnell, 1 p.m.

HSWRST: Linn-Mar 51, Cedar Falls 17; Linn-Mar 32, Kennedy 31

MTEN: Chicago at Coe, 10 a.m.
HSWRST: DeWitt Central 49, Marion 30
GBOWL: Linn-Mar  2505, Kennedy 2415 Sunday, Feb. 1
BBOWL: Linn-Mar 3202, Kennedy 3120 No events scheduled




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