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RoughRiders cruise by Madison

Hugh McGing and Matt Filipe scored their seventh goals of the season Friday night as the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders defeated Madison, 4-1, in a USHL game before 1,870 fans at the Ice Arena.

The RoughRiders roared to a 4-0 lead on goals by Sam Sternschein, Cal Burke, McGing and Filipe before Madison countered with its only goal in the third period.

Ben Blacker made 37 saves in goal for Cedar Rapids.

The RoughRiders raised their record to 11-6-1 for 23 points. Madison fell to 7-11 for 14 points.


Horman eager to get J-Hawks moving

Brandon Horman was all excited when he became the head coach of the Cedar Rapids Jefferson boys basketball team last season, but the J-Hawks struggled through a rough 1-21 campaign that would have tested anyone's resolve and patience.

If anything, Horman sounds even more excited for Year 2.

Horman had heart-to-heart conversations with all of his players after the season and questioned them about their commitment to the game.

"I kind of challenged a lot of people that way," he said this week. "The commitment level of our boys went way up. They worked really hard in the offseason to get better as individuals and with our team stuff.

"We've gotten off to a tremendous start in our first week of practice," he said. "I couldn't be much happier."

Horman said the J-Hawks maintained a positive attitude last season, kept plugging away and played some of their best basketball near the end of the year. He said his assistant coaches and players helped boost his own spirits along the way.

"They helped me through it more than anything else," he remarked.


Lions get boost from Jared Printy

The Bohannon and Printy families have accomplished great things in the Linn-Mar basketball program over the years with state titles, scoring records and plenty of excitement.

Now there's a member of each family on the Linn-Mar boys basketball team as the Lions prepare for another campaign.

Jordan Bohannon has started for the Lions ever since he was a freshman and enters his final season with 998 career points and a scholarship to Iowa tucked away in his back pocket. Jared Printy played at Cedar Rapids Washington the past few years and transferred to Linn-Mar for his final season of high school basketball before heading off to Western Michigan.


Colton helps Riders enjoy Thanksgiving

WATERLOO - Ross Colton scored two goals Thursday night to help the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders gobble up Waterloo, 5-1, in a USHL game before 2,907 fans at Young Arena on Thanksgiving.

Colton opened the scoring in the first period and gave the RoughRiders a 3-1 edge in the second period with his ninth goal of the season. Sam Sternschein, Justin Cole and Jimmy DeRoche also scored for Cedar Rapids.

Ben Blacker made 29 saves for the RoughRiders.

Cedar Rapids raised its record to 10-6 for 21 points. Waterloo fell to 9-7 for 20 points.


Beyer accepts offer from Hawkeyes

Cancel the commitment to North Dakota State. Forget the trip to Nebraska this week. Chalk up another victory for Kirk Ferentz.

Kennedy football star Shaun Beyer is going to be an Iowa Hawkeye.

Beyer visited Iowa on Wednesday and made the big announcement on his social media account.

"Extremely blessed to receive an offer and to commit to the Iowa Hawkeyes!," Beyer declared. "Truly a dream come true!"

Beyer committed to FCS power North Dakota State over the summer and was scheduled to attend Iowa's game at Nebraska this Friday as a guest of the Cornhuskers, who offered him a scholarship a few weeks ago. Instead, he'll wear black-and-gold in college.

Beyer is one of the most versatile football players in the state, capable of playing just about every position on the field and excelling at everything he tried. He helped Kennedy as a wide receiver, tight end, running back, quarterback, defensive end, linebacker, defensive back and punter this season.


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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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