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RoughRiders trim Muskegon, 4-3

One thing looks pretty certain when it comes to the 2014-15 edition of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.

You better bring some speed to the rink in an effort to keep up. For two periods Friday night at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, Muskegon was able to keep up, but in the third period it was the Riders who got to the loose pucks just a bit quicker.

Aaron Thow's goal from the slot less than two minutes into the final period broke a 3-3 tie and the Riders (2-0) held the visitors off the rest of the way to post a 4-3 win before 1,467 fans.

"I thought it was a real good hockey game," said Riders Coach Mark Carlson. "Muskegon is a good club. It was a good up and down game and we'll see what we can improve on for tomorrow."

The same two teams meet at the Ice Arena Saturday night at 7:05.


Lions overcome slow start to top Kennedy

Linn-Mar had to fight two tough opponents Thursday night at Kingston Stadium.

The first foe was no surprise. Despite coming in winless, Kennedy came out strong, grabbing a 14-0 second quarter lead.

Not only did the Lions have to overcome the Cougars, they had to overcome themselves. Linn-Mar was called for six penalties in the first quarter alone.

"The penalties killed us early," admitted Linn-Mar senior Trevor Noble. "Our defense was playing great, but once we got that turnover just before halftime, we knew we had to score."

Kennedy fumbled in the final 40 seconds of the half and Noble caught a 23-yard scoring strike from Ryan Schmidt, getting the Lions on the board. The second half was all Linn-Mar as the defense forced a pair of turnovers and the offense came alive. The No. 10 Lions ended up scoring 29 unanswered points en route to a 29-14 victory.


Cedar Falls too tough for J-Hawks

CEDAR FALLS - Nobody has to tell Brian Webb about the Cedar Falls Tigers and how good they are year after year.

Webb played his high school football at Cedar Falls and he coached for a year at his alma mater, so he knew exactly what to expect from the Tigers in the UNI-Dome Thursday night.

As it turned out, it was not good for Webb and his Jefferson J-Hawks.

Cedar Falls scored touchdowns on its first five possessions and raced by the J-Hawks, 35-17, in a Class 4A district game.

"From the day I left in '98 to what it is now - probably 15 years - their D-ends are all the same, their fullbacks are all the same, their line is all the same. It's just cookie-cutter," said Webb.

"What a great way to build a program, when you have cookie-cutter kids every year to replace the old ones. They're a good team."

Hall of Fame Coach Pat Mitchell retired at Cedar Falls after the 2013 season due to health reasons, but Brad Remmert - Mitchell's co-head coach for many years - succeeded his mentor and has led the Tigers to a 5-1 start this year.


Prairie falls short at City High

IOWA CITY – The Prairie Hawks dug themselves into a hole in the first half Thursday night at Iowa City High, barely climbed over the edge with a strong third quarter but then let the game slip out of their grasp.

The Little Hawks notched their first victory of the season by stopping Prairie on what could have been a game-ending possession and followed up with a gut-checking drive of their own for a come-from-behind 27-23 win.

Both Prairie (3-3) and City High (1-5) are now at 1-1 in Class 4A District 6 standings.

“Give them credit,” said a rain-soaked Prairie Coach Mike Morrissey. “They played very well. They played a better game than we did.

“They came out and set a high intensity level, and we just didn’t respond. We did a nice job in the second half. But you can’t win games by playing only one half.”

Iowa City, which had been outscored 170-43 in its first five games, came out on fire in the Thursday night contest scheduled to avoid the Yom Kippur Jewish holiday.


No.1 Warriors, No.1 Saints face new foes

The Washington Warriors and Xavier Saints are facing new challenges and new opponents with the advent of district competition for all the Metro football teams this year.

Both squads have fared very well so far and are ranked No. 1 in their respective classes, but more new challenges await both clubs Friday night in home games.

The Warriors entertain Ottumwa in a Class 4A district battle at Kingston Stadium and the Saints host Western Dubuque in a Class 3A district contest at Saints Field.

In other games Friday night, the Marion Indians will be hunting for their second victory of the season at Maquoketa and the Cedar Valley Huskies host Midland of Wyoming at LaSalle Middle School.


Kingston Stadium, 7:15 p.m.


Ottumwa 4-1 overall, 1-0 4A District 6
Washington 5-0 overall, 1-0 4A District 6


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Oct.19 Friday, Oct. 24
No events scheduled USHL: RoughRiders at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

HSFB: Jefferson at Linn-Mar, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 20 HSFB: Waterloo West at Kennedy, 7:15 p.m.
No events scheduled HSFB: Marion at Xavier, 7:15 p.m.

HSFB: Washington at Burlington, 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 21 HSFB: Springville at Cedar Valley Christian, 7 p.m.
HSVB: Wamac Tournament at Mount Vernon, 4 p.m. CVB: Kirkwood at Iowa Central Tournament
HSVB: Iowa City High at Jefferson, 7 p.m. CVB: Coe at Wisconsin-Whitewater Tournament
HSVB: Washington at Kennedy, 7 p.m.
HSVB: Xavier at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25
HSVB: Prairie at Iowa City West, 7 p.m. CFB: Central at Coe, 1 p.m.
HSVB: Jefferson at Dubuque Senior USHL: Sioux Falls at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
CVB: Central at Coe, 7:30 p.m. CVB: Kirkwood at Iowa Central Tournament
MSOC: Coe at Wisconsin-Platteville, 7 p.m. CVB: Coe at Wisconsin-Whitewater Tournament

CVB: Mount Mercy at Clinton Tournament, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22 WSOC: Coe at Buena Vista, 4:30 p.m.
CVB: Indian Hills at Kirkwood, 6:30 p.m. WSOC: Mount Mercy at William Penn, 5 p.m.
CVB: Mount Mercy at AIB, 7:30 p.m. MSOC: Coe at Buena Vista, 7:30 p.m.
WSOC: Clarke at Coe, 7 p.m. WSOC: Mount Mercy at William Penn, 7 p.m.

M/WCC: Mount Mercy Invitational, 11 a.m
Thursday, Oct. 23
B/GCC: 4A Regional at Marshalltown Sunday, Oct. 26
B/GCC: 4A Regional at Cedar Falls No events scheduled
B/GCC: 3A Regional at Solon
B/GCC: 3A Regional at West Delaware
HSVB: Iowa City High at Marion



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