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Hobbs nets 28 as Coe tops Cornell

Aleena Hobbs is one of those rare college basketball players who can play just about any position on the floor and do it well.

She proved it Tuesday night.

Hobbs spent most of her time at power forward Tuesday and finished with a double-double as Coe topped Cornell, 70-59, at Eby Fieldhouse to give Nate Oakland a victory in his first game as head coach.

Hobbs, a 5-foot-10 sophomore from Cedar Rapids Washington, scored a career-best 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Kohawks begin their season on a positive note.

Hobbs is also an effective player in the backcourt or on the wings, but the Kohawks needed her close to the basket against the Rams. She made 10 of 13 shots from the field, hit 7 of 10 free throws, dished out two assists, collected one steal and nailed her only 3-pointer.

"She's just so versatile," Oakland said. "She's able to do a lot of things on the interior and on the perimeter. You just have to pick your poison with her."

Hobbs averaged better than 13 points for Coe last year as a freshman. She more than doubled that in her first game as a sophomore.


No. 11 Coe wrestlers nip Central

The 11th-ranked Coe wrestling team trimmed No. 25 Central, 19-18, in an Iowa Conference meet Thursday night at Eby Fieldhouse.

The match score was actually tied, 18-18, but the Kohawks were awarded an extra team point on the second criteria for breaking a tie (points scored during the match).

Farai Sewara, the top-ranked wrestler in the nation in Division III, posted a 5-3 decision at 165 pounds. Ryan Harrington, who is ranked No. 2 at 174, collected a 13-6 verdict at 174.


KCC volleyball falls in NJCAA quarterfinals

PHOENIX - The Kirkwood Eagles were swept by DMACC, 25-18, 25-13, 25-19, in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division II national volleyball tournament Thursday night in Phoenix.

The Eagles began the tournament by upsetting Owens Community College, 25-23, 25-13, 23-25, 25-22, in the opening round.

Kirkwood (29-16) will face Parkland or Cowley in a consolation match Friday afternoon in the double-elimination tournament.

Erin Wenzel led Kirkwood with 15 kills and 18 digs against Owens. Morgan Grimm collected 12 kills, Alex Miner had nine, Madsy Richards eight and Erica Armstrong four.


Shedeck sparks Kohawks past Rams

Marshall Shedeck spent most of last season on the bench for the Coe College basketball team as an understudy to an all-conference performer and produced very modest numbers.

What a difference a year has made.

Shedeck made his first start Tuesday night and stuffed the stat sheet as the Kohawks defeated Cornell, 80-65, at Eby Fieldhouse for their eighth straight victory over the Rams.

Shedeck, a 6-foot-6 sophomore from Oxford Junction, finished with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists as Coe began the season in style. He had a big steal and crowd-pleasing dunk to give the Kohawks a 68-57 lead with 3:43 left to help keep the pesky Rams at bay.

Shedeck averaged only 3.8 minutes per game last season as an understudy behind JT Vonderhaar, who was one of the top players in the Iowa Conference during his career. Vonderhaar graduated and Shedeck has moved smoothly into the starting lineup.


Staker succeeds dad as Coe football coach

Steve Staker has resigned as the Coe football coach after eight years and will be succeeded by his son Tyler Staker, athletic director John Chandler announced Monday afternoon.

“I feel the program needs to move forward with a new energy and leadership,” Steve Staker said.

Staker said he made the decision before the season, but waited to make the announcement. “With 17 active grandkids, this will allow me to be more involved in their many activities,” he remarked.

Staker retires as one of the best football coaches in school history after eight years as head coach and four previous years as an assistant. He finished with a 55-29 record, the third most wins in school history.

The Kohawks appeared in the NCAA Division III playoffs three times under Staker, including a victory over undefeated Saint John’s in the opening round of the 2009 playoffs.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 22 Friday, Nov. 27
No events scheduled USHL: RoughRiders 4, Madison 1

Monday, Nov. 23 Saturday, Nov. 28
HSFB: 4A State Final: West Des Moines Dowling 41, Kennedy 10 USHL: Waterloo at RoughRiders, 7 p.m.
GBOWL: Prairie 3,034, Linn-Mar, 2,160 GBB: Xavier at Johnston, 2:30 p.m.
BBOWL: Boys: Linn-Mar 2,814, Prairie 2,330 GBB: Bettendorf at Jefferson, 6:30 p.m.

GBB: Muscatine at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 24 WBB: Coe at Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 6 p.m.
BBB: Jefferson Jamboree WBB: Mount Mercy vs. William Penn at Clinton, 2 p.m.
BBOWL Kennedy 2,826, Washington 2,381 MBB: Oak Hills at Mount Mercy, 1 p.m.
BBOWL: Jefferson 2,937 Iowa City High 2,663
BBOWL: Iowa City West 2,864, Xavier 2,614 Sunday, Nov. 29
BBOWL: Marion 2,809, DeWitt Central 2,669 MBB: Wisconsin-Platteville at Coe, 3 p.m.
GBOWL Washington 2,270, Kennedy 2,168 MBB: St. Francis at Mount Mercy, 5 p.m.
GBOWL: Iowa City High 2.270, Jefferson 2,140 WBB: Coe at MacMurray, 1 p.m.
GBOWL: Iowa City West 2,058, Xavier 2,000 WBB: Mount Mercy vs. Doane at Clinton, 2 p.m.
GBOWL: DeWitt Central 2,064, Marion 1,663
BSWM: Metro Meet at Linn-Mar
GBB: Xavier 41, Decorah 21
GBB: Waukee 49, Kennedy 43
GBB: Prairie 62, Muscatine 54
GBB: Washington 78, Davenport Central 49
GBB: Linn-Mar 67, Waterloo East 29
GBB: North Scott 55, Jefferson 34
GBB: Alburnett 55, Cedar Valley Christian 52
WBB: Coe 92, Mount Mercy 73
WBB: Kirkwood 67, South Australia 56
MBB: Kirkwood 73, Blackhawk 70

Wednesday, Nov. 25
No events scheduled

Thursday, Nov. 26
USHL: RoughRiders 5, Waterloo 1


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