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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
TUESDAY'S SCOREBOARD — MWL — South Bend 7, Kernels 5 ..... COLLEGE BASEBALL — Coe 7, Grinnell 3 ..... Heartland 13-1, Kirkwood 1-3 ..... COLLEGE SOFTBALL —Kirkwood 6-15, Muscatine 2-7..... GIRLS TENNIS — Linn-Mar 9, Jefferson 0..... Prairie at Cedar Falls ..... Washington 9, Waterloo West 0 ..... Iowa City West 5, Xavier 4 ..... BOYS TENNIS — Jefferson 5, Xavier 4 ..... Cedar Falls 8, Prairie 1 .....GIRLS SOCCER — Kennedy 3, Iowa City High 0 ..... Dubuque Hempstead 3, Xavier 1 ..... Dubuque Senior 2, Jefferson 1 ..... Marion 2, Vinton-Shellsburg 0 ..... BOYS SOCCER — Dubuque Senior 2, Jefferson 1 (SO)..... Marion 9, Vinton-Shellsburg 2 ..... Iowa City High 2, Kennedy 0 ..... Dubuque Hempstead 2, Xavier 0 ..... Northeast Goose Lake 1, Cedar Valley Christian 0 (SO) ..... GIRLS GOLF — MVC Quad at Airport National: Dubuque Wahlert 169, Washington 179, Prairie 193, Iowa City High 194 ..... MVC Quad at St. Andrews: Iowa City West 183, Xavier, 186, Jefferson 266, Waterloo East 289 ..... MVC Triangular at Hunters Ridge: Linn-Mar 185, Kennedy 195, Dubuque Senior 195
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Kernels rally for 6th win in row

Mitch Garver was the designated hitter for the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Monday night, so he got to stay a little warmer than his teammates who had to play in the field on a frigid evening at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Garver did everyone a favor in the bottom of the ninth, however, when his squib single with the bases loaded gave the Kernels their sixth straight victory with a 5-4 verdict over South Bend.

Nobody wanted to see extra innings with the temperature in the low 30s and the wind whipping from left to right. Thanks to Garver, the Kernels got out of the cold and into the heated clubhouse for a hearty meal.

It was nasty-cold on the field and for the announced crowd of 2,021, many of whom took advantage of special $1 tickets.

"That's a new low for me. That's the coldest it's been," said Garver. "I've seen a lot in Albuquerque (his hometown) and places I've played, but that's a new low."

The game last 3 hours and 7 minutes, but thanks to Garver and his teammates it did not last a minute longer.

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Jasmine Blue wins Metro Spotlight Award

Cedar Rapids Jefferson sophomore Jasmine Blue is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school girls this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Blue is one of the top sprinters in the state and a member of the Cedar Rapids Jefferson track team that set an all-time state record in the 4x200 relay at the Class 4A state meet last year.

She won four gold medals at the 28th Annual J-Hawk Relays on Saturday, April 5 when she captured the 100 meter dash and ran on the triumphant 4x100, 4x200 and sprint medley relays. The J-Hawks set meet records in all three of those relays that day.

Blue helped Jefferson win the same four events at the Kennedy Invitational Saturday at Kingston Stadium as the J-Hawks won the team championship.

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Jared Belin wins Metro Spotlight Award

Linn-Mar senior Jared Belin is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Belin is the star goalkeeper for the Linn-Mar soccer team, which is ranked fifth in the state in Class 3A.

Belin collected three straight shutouts Saturday as the Lions won their own Challenger Cub at the Linn-Mar Stadium, including a 2-0 victory over Muscatine in the finals.

Belin has allowed only one goal in six games for the undefeated Lions, with five shutouts to his credit. His goals-against average is 93 percent.

Belin was named Honorable Mention all-state last year and plans to continue his soccer career at Briar Cliff University.

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Lane used sports as springboard for success

The one thing Doug Lane was good at as a Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School student back in the mid-1960s was throwing a 12-pound steel ball.

He could throw it so far, in fact, that after 46 years he still holds the state shot put record as well as the high school record at the Drake Relays.

When he heaved the shot 70 feet, 11 inches at a meet in Dubuque on a mild day in May in 1968, it was a remarkable 10 feet farther than any Iowa prep had thrown before and five feet farther than any has done since.

“A perfect day,” Lane, now 64, recalled on Friday while watching this year's J-Hawk track squad practice at Kingston Stadium. “Everything came together.”

It set the national record then, too, by more than a foot and put him on the cover of the prestigious Athletic Journal.

Long since living in California after he left Cedar Rapids for an All-American and NCAA championship stint at USC, he was back in town to visit relatives. And he asked Jefferson Coach Ron Tower if he could talk to the track team.

“I've wanted to do this for a long time,” he said.

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Jacobus helps Cougars soar at Kingston

Derek Jacobus woke up Saturday morning and felt he was ready for a really good day at the Draxton/Stiers/Wilkinson Invitational coed track meet at Kingston Stadium.

He had no idea how good.

Jacobus soared 23 feet, 1 1/2 inch in the long jump to break the Kennedy record and move into the No.1 spot in the state rankings. He won the long jump at the Class 4A state meet last year at 22 feet, 10 1/4 inches, so he's already ahead of his junior campaign despite an assortment of ailments.

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Metro Schedule

 

Sunday, April  13 Friday, April 18
MWL: Kernels 6, Lansing 2 USHL: RoughRiders at Dubuque, 7 p.m.
MTEN: Coe vs. Washington U, at Chicago BB: Coe at Central (2), 1 p.m.
SB: Kirkwood Tournament, ppd, rain BB: Kirkwood at Southwestern (2), 1 p.m.
WGLF: Coe at Mount Mercy Invy, ppd, rain MGLF: Buena Vista Invitational
Monday, April 14 MWL: West Michigan at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
GSOC: Jefferson at Dubuque Senior, ppd to 4/15
GSOC: Iowa City High at Kennedy, ppd to 4/15 Saturday, April 19
GSOC: Linn-Mar at Cedar Falls, ppd. USHL: RoughRiders at Dubuque, 7 p.m.
GSOC: Waterloo West at Prairie, ppd GTEN: Jefferson at Iowa City High, 9 a.m.
GSOC: Washington at Dubuque Wahlert, ppd GTEN: Jefferson at Iowa City West, 1 p.m.
GSOC: Dubuque Hempstead at Xavier, ppd GTEN: Kennedy at Prairie, 9 p.m.
BSOC: Dubuque Senior at Jefferson, ppd to 4/15 GTEN: Kennedy at Iowa City High, 1 p.m.
BSOC: Kennedy at Iowa City High, ppd to 4/15 GTEN: Washington at Iowa City West, 9 a.m.
BSOC: Cedar Falls at Linn-Mar, ppd GTEN: Washington at Prairie, 1 p.m.
BSOC: Waterloo East at Prairie, ppd GTEN: Pleasant Valley Invitational, 9 a.m.
BSOC: Dubuque Wahlert at Washington, ppd BTEN: Prairie at Kennedy, 9 a.m.
BSOC: Xavier at Dubuque Hempstead, ppd to 4/15 BTEN: Iowa City High at Kennedy, 1 p.m.
BGLF: Wamac Triangular, Clear Creek, ppd BTEN: Iowa City West at Washington, 9 a.m.
BGLF: Marion Triangular, Gardner, ppd BTEN: Prairie at Washington, 1 p.m.
BTEN: Marion at South Tama, ppd to 4/29 BTEN: Iowa City High at Linn-Mar, 9 a.m.
MWL: Kernels 5, South Bend 4 BTEN: Iowa City West at Linn-Mar, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15 GSOC: Urbandale Invitational, 9 a.m.
BB: Coe 7, Grinnell 3 GSOC: Washington at North Scott, 11:30 a.m.
BB: Heartland 13-1, Kirkwood 1-3 BSOC: W. Des Moines Valley Tournament, 8 a.m.
GTR: Fort Madison Relays BTRK: Iowa City Regina Invitational, 1 p.m.
GTR: Linn-Mar Invitational WTEN: Coe at Grinnell
BTR: Prairie Invitational BB: Coe at Central (2), 1 p.m.
BTR: Waterloo West Invitational BB: Kirkwood at Southwestern (2), 1 p.m.
BTR: DeWitt Invitational SB: Coe at Buena Vista (2), 2 p.m.
GTEN: Linn-Mar 9, Jefferson 0 SB: NIACC at Kirkwood (2), 1 p.m.
GTEN: Prairie at Cedar Falls MGLF: Buena Vista Invitational
GTEN: Washington 9, Waterloo West 0 MWL: West Michigan at Kernels, 2:05 p.m.
GTEN: Iowa City West 5, Xavier, 4
BTEN: Jefferson 5, Xavier 4 Sunday, April 20
BTEN: Cedar Falls 8, Prairie 1 No events scheduled
GGLF: MVC Quad at St. Andrews: Iowa City West 183, Xavier, 186, Jefferson 266, Waterloo East 289
GGLF: MVC Quad at Airport National: Dubuque Wahlert 169, Washington 179, Prairie 193, Iowa City High 194
GGLF: MVC Triangular at Hunters Ridge: Linn-Mar 185, Kennedy 195, Dubuque Senior 195
GGLF: Marion at Independence, ppd
BSOC: Dubuque Senior 2, Jefferson 1 (SO)
BSOC: Marion 9, Vinton-Shellsburg 2
BSOC: NE Goose Lake 1, Cedar Valley 0 (SO)
BSOC: Iowa City High 2, Kennedy 0
BSOC: Dubuque Hempstead 2, Xavier 0
GSOC: Kennedy 3, Iowa City High 0
GSOC: Dubuque Hempstead 3, Xavier 1
GSOC: Dubuque Senior 2, Jefferson 0
GSOC: Marion 2, Vinton-Shellsburg 0
SB: Kirkwood 6-15, Muscatine 2-7
MWL: South Bend 7, Kernels 5
Wednesday, April 16
BB: Kirkwood at Dakota County (2), 1 p.m.
MWL: South Bend at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.
MWTRK: Central College Invitational
SB: Westminster at Coe (2), 1 p.m.
SB: DMACC at Kirkwood (2), 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 17
GTRK: Iowa City High Invitational, 4:30 p.m.
BTRK: Iowa City High Invitational, 4:30 p.m.
BTRK: West Delaware Invitational, 5 p.m.
BTRK: Dubuque Senior Invitational, 4:30 p.m.
GSOC: Linn-Mar at Kennedy, 7 p.m.
GSOC: Washington at Prairie, 7 p.m.
GSOC: Iowa City West at Jefferson, 4:15 p.m.
BSOC: Jefferson at Iowa City West, 7 p.m.
BSOC: Kennedy at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m.
BSOC: Prairie at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
BSOC: Cedar Valley at Scattergood, 5 p.m.
GGLF: MVC Quad at Gardner, 3:15 p.m.
GGLF: Triangular at Brown Deer, 3:15 p.m.
GTEN: Iowa City West at Kennedy, 4 p.m.
GTEN: Marion at Mount Vernon, 4 p.m.
BTEN: Kennedy at Iowa City West, 4 p.m.
MWTRK: Central College Invitational
GTEN: Iowa City West at Kennedy, 4 p.m.
GTEN: Marion at Mount Vernon, 4 p.m.
BTEN: Kennedy at Iowa City West, 4 p.m.
MWTRK: Central College Invitational
GTRK: Waterloo West Invitational, 5 p.m.
GTRK: Western Dubuque Invitational, 5 p.m.
MWL: South Bend at Kernels, 6:35 p.m.






 

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