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J-Hawks, Nearad honored by Register

Cedar Rapids Jefferson graduates Maddie Hansen and Hannah Towns have been named to the Class 5A all-state softball teams by the Des Moines Register.

Hansen, a catcher, and Towns, an outfielder were named second team all-state in Class 5A.

Taylor Nearad of Solon, who is now a freshman outfielder at Kirkwood, has been named to the Elite All-State Team by the Register. Nearad led the state with 75 RBIs and helped Solon win the Class 3A state title.


Kernels make 3 roster moves

The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Minnesota Twins announced Friday that outfielder Max Murphy has been activated from the 7-day disabled list, outfielder Chris Paul has been placed on the 7-day DL with a right shoulder impingement and infielder Blake Schmit has been activated from the 7-day DL and promoted to Fort Myers.

Murphy went on the DL July 19 with a left oblique strain. He has played in 77 games this season, batting .227 with four home runs and 30 RBIs.

Schmit went on the DL June 11 with a left facial fracture after being hit by a pitch against Great Lakes June 10. He played in 18 games for the Kernels and was batting .226 with a home run and 12 RBIs.

Paul joined the Kernels Aug. 9 from Elizabethton and is batting .167.


Metro Players in Pro Baseball

The Metro Sports Report provides regular updates on all the Metro graduates in pro baseball. Here is the report through Thursday, Aug. 20.

SCOTT SCHEBLER (CR Prairie), Oklahoma City, OF, Triple-A, Pacific Coast League (Dodgers): Schebler went 1-for-5 with a double and run scored Thursday in a 9-3 loss to Reno as the leadoff hitter. He is batting .244 with 12 homers and 45 RBIs.

CHAD CHRISTENSEN (CR Washington), Fort Myers, OF, High-A, Florida State League (Twins): Christensen did not play Thursday in a 1-0 victory over Bradenton. He is batting .249 with two homers and 33 RBIs.

JON KELLER (CR Xavier), Bowie, P, Double-A, Eastern League (Orioles): Jon Keller did not pitch Thursday in a 7-3 victory over Trenton. He has a 0-0 record and 0.00 ERA in three innings in Double-A.

MITCH KELLER (CR Xavier), Bristol, P, Rookie, Appalachian League (Pirates): Mitch Keller did not pitch Thursday in a 5-1 loss. He has an 0-1 record and 2.79 ERA.


Lindwall strikes again for Warriors

SILVIS, Ill. - Two days, two demanding courses, two outstanding rounds of golf.

That's been the story this week for Cedar Rapids Washington junior Frank Lindwall, who fired a 3-under-par 68 Tuesday and claimed medalist honors at the Washington Warrior Invitational at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

Lindwall nipped Tripp Kinney of Waukee by one shot Tuesday, just a day after the two premier golfers shared medalist honors with 3-under 69's in the Linn-Mar Invitational at Hunters Ridge.

Waukee won the team championship Tuesday at 294. Dowling took second place, followed by Linn-Mar, Washington and Xavier.

Max Thrune and Brent Larson of Linn-Mar tied for eighth at 5-over 76.


Thomas commits to Crookston volleyball

Marion High School senior Alyssa Thomas has decided to continue her volleyball career at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, which is an NCAA Division II school.

Thomas, a 5-foot-10 hitter, helped Marion compile a 34-8 record last season and reach the semifinals of the Class 4A state tournament. She led the Indians with 367 kills and contributed 53 blocks.

Thomas was named first team all-state in Class 4A.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Aug. 30 Friday, Sept. 4
MWL: Kernels 7, Peoria 3 MWL: Kernels at Wisconsin, 6:35 p.m.
WGLF: Mount Mercy Invitational at Hunters Ridge HSFB: Jefferson at Prairie, 7:15 p.m.
WSOC: Crimson Wave Invitational: Mount Mercy 2, St. Mary-of-the-Woods 1 HSFB: Kennedy at Washington, 7:15 p.m.
MSOC: Calumet St. Joseph (Ind.) Tournament: Mount Mercy 2, Marian 1 HSFB: Linn-Mar at Pleasant Valley, 7:15 p.m.
HSFB: Davenport Assumption at Xavier, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 31 HSFB: Marion at Washington (Iowa), 7:30 p.m.
MWL: Kernels at Peoria, 7 p.m. HSFB: Cedar Valley Christian at Clarksville, 7 p.m.

CVB: Marshalltown at Kirkwood, 4 p.m.; Wartburg at Kirkwood, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 1 CVB: Mount Mercy at Waldorf Invitational
MWL: Kernels at Peoria, 7 p.m. CVB: Coe at Northwestern Tournament in Minneapolis
HSVB: Iowa City West at Jefferson, 7 p.m. WSOC: Coe at Knox, 4 p.m.
HSVB: Linn-Mar at Kennedy, 7 p.m. WSOC: Mount Mercy at Purdue-Calumet, 1 p.m.
HSVB: Washington at Iowa City High, 7 p.m. WGLF: Coe at Sail Classic in Cedar Falls, 10 a.m.
HSVB: Prairie at Xavier, 7 p.m.
GSWM: Kennedy at Jefferson, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5
GSWM: Cedar Falls at Linn-Mar, 6 p.m. MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
B/GCC: Marion at Williamsburg Invitational, 4:45 p.m. CFB: Wheaton at Coe, 1 p.m.
B/GCC: Jefferson at Iowa Mennonite Invitational, 5 p.m. B/GCC: Jefferson, Kennedy, Washington, Xavier at Linn-Mar Invitational, 8 a.m.
M/WCC: Mount Mercy Gallop, Seminole Valley, 6:30 p.m. B/GCC: Prairie at Pleasant Valley Invitational, 8:30 p.m.
MSOC: Lawrence at Coe, 5 p.m. GSWM: Linn-Mar at Muscatine Invitational, 10 a.m.
WSOC: Coe at Clarke, 5 p.m. MSOC: Coe at Illinois College, 7 p.m.
CVB: Augustana at Coe, 7:30 p.m. MSOC: Mount Mercy vs. Dakota Wesleyan at Dubuque, 11 a.m.

WGLF: Coe at Sail Classic in Cedar Falls, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 2 WGLF: Mount Mercy at Highland Classic, 11 a.m.
MWL: Kernels at Wisconsin, 6:35 p.m. WTEN: Coe at Buena Vista, 9 a.m.; Coe vs. Midland at Storm Lake, 12:30 p.m.
CVB: Kirkwood at Iowa Lakes, 7 p.m. CVB: Mount Mercy at Waldorf Invitational
CVB: Mount Mercy vs. Simpson at Mount Pleasant, 6 p.m.; Mount Mercy at Iowa Wesleyan, 8 p.m. CVB: Coe at Northwestern Tournament in Minneapolis
MSOC: St. Ambrose at Mount Mercy, 5 p.m. WSOC: Coe vs. Blackburn at Galesburg, Ill., 5:30 p.m.
WTEN: Wisconsin-Whitewater at Coe, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 6
Thursday, Sept. 3 MWL: Clinton at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.
MWL: Kernels at Wisconsin, 6:35 p.m. MSOC: Coe vs. Lakeland at Jacksonville, Ill., 3 p.m.
BGLF: Jefferson, Xavier at MVC meet, Pleasant Valley, 3 p.m. MSOC: Mount Mercy vs. Waldorf at Dubuque, 4 p.m.
BGLF: Kennedy, Washington, Prairie at MVC meet at Airport National, 3:15 WSOC: Coe at Rockford, 1 p.m.
BGLF: Linn-Mar at MVC meet, Gates Park, 3:15 p.m. WTEN: Coe at Cornell, 2 p.m.
HSVB: GMC at Cedar Valley Christian, 6:15 p.m. WGLF: Mount Mercy at Highland Classic, 9  a.m.
HSVB: Vinton-Shellsburg at Marion, 7:30 p.m.
B/GCC: Kennedy at Iowa City Regina Invitational, 4:30 p.m.
GSWM: Dubuque Wahlert at Washington, 6 p.m.
CBSB: Black Hawk at Kirkwood, 2 p.m.

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