Saturday, December 20, 2014
FRIDAY'S SCOREBOARD - USHL - Madison 5, RoughRiders 1 ... BOYS BASKETBALL - Xavier 71, Jefferson 45 ... Kennedy 83, Hempstead 76 ... Linn-Mar 66, Prairie 54 ... Marion 52, Vinton-Shellsburg 32 ... Iowa City West 68, Washington 46 ... Calamus-Wheatland 75, Cedar Valley Christian 47 ... GIRLS BASKETBALL - Linn-Mar 60, Prairie 35 ... Xavier 50, Jefferson 22 ... Kennedy 53, Dubuque Hempstead 44 ... Marion 53, Vinton-Shellsburg 33 ... Iowa City West 67, Washington 21 ... Cedar Valley 54, Cal-Wheatland 42 ... WRESTLING - Linn-Mar, Prairie at Battle of Waterloo ... BOYS BOWLING - Jefferson 3,391, Waterloo East 2,731 ... Kennedy 2,857, Iowa City High 2,463 ... Linn-Mar 3,099, Waterloo West 2,935 ... Prairie 2,688, Dubuque Wahlert 2,435 ... Cedar Falls 3,005, Washington 2,904 ... GIRLS BOWLING - Waterloo East 2,736, Jefferson 2,430 ... Kennedy at Iowa City High ... Waterloo West 2,979, Linn-Mar 2,631 ... Prairie 2,477, Dubuque Wahlert 1,822 ... Washington 2,340, Cedar Falls 2,191... WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Mount Mercy 77, St. Francis (Ill.) 74 ...
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Ollinger leaving Jeff for Linn-Mar

Amanda Ollinger confirmed Wednesday night that she has played her last basketball game at Cedar Rapids Jefferson and will start attending Linn-Mar High School when school resumes in January after the holiday break.

Ollinger, a 6-foot-2 junior, is one of the most decorated two-sport athletes in the state. She has been named all-state in basketball and volleyball and has committed to the University of Iowa for basketball.

Ollinger said the transfer is for "personal reasons" and not related to basketball. Both of her parents, Scott and Bonnie Ollinger, work in Marion and the family will be moving from the Jefferson district to the Linn-Mar district in the coming weeks, making it more convenient for the family.


Schmidt tops All-Metro football team

Linn-Mar quarterback Ryan Schmidt has been named the Player of the Year on the All-Metro football team.

Schmidt topped all Metro players in scoring with 21 touchdowns and led the Lions to a division title in the Mississippi Valley Conference. He passed for 1,541 yards and 14 touchdowns and he ran for 658 yards and 21 TDs.

Washington Coach Paul James and his staff were named the Metro Coach of the Year. The Warriors won 13 straight games and reached the championship game of the Class 4A playoffs before falling to Dowling Catholic.

The All-Metro team was selected by the coaches.

Five Washington players received first-team honors on the 22-man squad. Linn-Mar and Xavier had four first-team picks. Prairie and Jefferson had three first-team berths, Kennedy had two and Marion had one.


Murdock helps Cougars hold off Wash

Cole Murdock has already made a name for himself as a premier golfer at the high school level, but the Cedar Rapids Kennedy senior has elevated his game on the basketball floor as well.

Murdock scored 13 points and led the Cougars to a 63-57 victory over the Washington Warriors in a Mississippi Valley Conference game at Kennedy Tuesday.

Murdock was primarily a shooter and off-guard for Kennedy last year when AJ Carter ran the show, but he's made a smooth transition to the point this season with his ballhandling, passing and shooting.

"He had the skill set last year. He might not have had the confidence," said Kennedy Coach Jon McKowen. "The team puts a lot of faith in him and he's taken over a leadership role."

And make no mistake, Murdock likes running the club.


O'Donnell helps Wash top No. 10 Cougars

There is life after Dani Franklin and Aleena Hobbs.

The Washington Warriors proved that Tuesday night with a convincing 53-46 victory over 10th-ranked Kennedy in a Mississippi Valley Conference girls basketball game at Kennedy.

Franklin and Hobbs enjoyed prolific careers for the Warriors before heading to college this year, with Franklin at Valparaiso University and Hobbs practically across the street at Coe, but the Warriors still have some arrows in their quiver.

Kandis O'Donnell led Washington with 13 points and six assists Tuesday in their best win of the year.

"I feel very excited," said O'Donnell, a 5-foot-11 senior. "I couldn't be more proud of our team.


Kirkwood hosts Little Priest Tribal College

The Little Priest Tribal College is a small school with approximately 150 students on its campuses in Winnebago (Neb.) and Sioux City, but the Warriors have big dreams of being able to compete with the other junior colleges in Iowa.

Little Priest became an associate member of the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference this year and its women's basketball team will play a regular-season game against Kirkwood at Johnson Hall Thursday night at 5:30.

The school was named after Chief Little Priest, a former chief of the Winnebago Tribe, and is an accredited member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. The Warriors hope to become a full-fledged member of the ICCAC in the future, but they are currently in a probationary phase as they begin athletic competition.

The Little Priest Tribal College women's basketball team is playing a 12-game schedule this season. The Lady Warriors were winless heading into Wednesday night's game at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 14 Friday, Dec. 19
MBB: Coe 85, Northland 81 USHL: Madison 5, RoughRiders 1
Monday Dec. 15 BBB: Xavier 71, Jefferson 45
BBOWL: Xavier 2,996, Dubuque Wahlert 2,347 BBB: Kennedy 83, Dubuque Hempstead 76
GBOWL: Xavier 2,066, Dubuque Wahlert 1,889 BBB: Linn-Mar 66, Prairie 54

BBB: Marion 52, Vinton-Shellsburg 32
Tuesday, Dec. 16 BBB: Iowa City West 68, Washington 46
BBB: Waterloo West 67, Jefferson 57 BBB: Calamus-Wheatland 75, Cedar Valley Christian 47
BBB: Kennedy 63, Washington 57 GBB: Xavier 50, Jefferson 22
BBB: Linn-Mar 69, Iowa City HIgh 45 GBB: Kennedy 53, Dubuque Hempstead 44
BBB: Marion 58, Clear Creek-Amana 49 GBB: Linn-Mar 60, Prairie 35
BBB: Dubuque Wahlert 75, Prairie 62 GBB: Marion 53, Vinton-Shellsburg 33
BBB: Dubuque Senior 62, Xavier 46 GBB: Iowa City West 67, Washington 21
GBB: Jefferson 59, Waterloo West 36 GBB: Cedar Valley Christian 54, Calamus-Wheatland 42
GBB: Washington 53, Kennedy 46 HSWRST: Linn-Mar, Prairie at Battle of Waterloo
GBB: Iowa City High 48, Linn-Mar 42 BBOWL: Jefferson 3,391, Waterloo East 2,731
GBB: Clear Creek-Amana 58, Marion 56 BBOWL: Kennedy 2,857, Iowa City High 2,463
GBB: Dubuque Wahlert 51, Prairie 36 BBOWL: Linn-Mar 3,099, Waterloo West 2,935
GBB: Xavier 80, Dubuque Senior 42 BBOWL: Prairie 2,688, Dubuque Wahlert 2,435
BSWM: Dubuque Senior 111, Jefferson 59 BBOWL: Cedar Falls 3,005, Washington 2,904
BSWM: Iowa City West 96, Kennedy 74 GBOWL: Waterloo East 2,736, Jefferson 2,430
BSWM: Linn-Mar, Iowa City High at Waterloo East GBOWL: Kennedy at Iowa City High
BSWM: Washington 91,Bettendorf 79 GBOWL: Waterloo West 2,979, Linn-Mar 2,631

GBOWL: Prairie 2,477, Dubuque Wahlert 1,822
Wednesday, Dec. 17 GBOWL: Washington 2,340, Cedar Falls 2,191
No events scheduled WBB: Mount Mercy 77, St. Francis (Ill.) 74

Thursday, Dec. 18 Saturday, Dec. 20
USHL: Madison 5, RoughRiders 2 BBB: Solon at Kennedy, 6:30 p.m.
HSWRST: Jefferson 34, Prairie 28 BBB: Lisbon vs. Cedar Valley Christian at Springville, 5:45 p.m.
HSWRST: Kennedy 60, Washington 17 GBB: Lisbon vs. Cedar Valley Christian at Springville, 4 p.m.
HSWRST: Linn-Mar 48, Waterloo East 18 HSWRST: Jefferson at Southeast Polk Tournament, 9 a.m.
HSWRST: South Tama 60,Marion 18; Clear Creek-Amana 43, Marion 33 HSWRST: Kennedy at Fort Madison Tournament, 10 a.m.
HSWRST: Dubuque Wahlert 47, Xavier 24 HSWRST: Prairie, Linn-Mar at Battle of Waterloo, 9 a.m.
GBOWL: Marion 2,212, Independence 1,979 HSWRST: Xavier Tournament
BBOWL: Marion 2,849, Independence 2,285 HSWRST: Washington at DeWitt Central Tournament, 9 a.m.
BSWM: Dubuque Senior 85, Washington 84 BBOWL: Prairie Invitational, 1 p.m.
WBB: Little Priest Tribal College at Kirkwood, canceled BSWM: Linn-Mar at Clinton Invitational, 10 a.m.
WBB: Coe 67, Redlands (Calif.) 60 WBB: Coe at Chapman (Calif.), 9 a.m.
WBB: Mount Mercy at Roosevelt (Ill.) Tournament
MBB: Washington at Coe, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 21

CWRST: Coe at Desert Duals, Las Vegas, 10 a.m.



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