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Fast start fuels Marion boys soccer

The Marion boys soccer team took advantage of two penalties in the first 15 minutes to grab an early lead and beat Clear Creek Amana, 3-2, Tuesday at Marion.

“Overall, we did a pretty good job of working the ball around and getting it to players,” said Marion senior Steen Irish. “It was a rough game, just get by with a win.”

The Indians, ranked No. 12 in Class 2A, were going into the wind in the first half, but that didn’t stop them from dominating the play.

“We were moving the ball, taking long shots and crashing the goal,” said co-head coach Tom Schulte. “Our defense was good, we were switching fields, everything we tell them to do, that’s what they were doing.”

The Indians' first goal came on a beautiful shot off of a direct kick from Irish from just outside the penalty box in the sixth minute.


No. 3 City High tops No. 5 Warriors

Iowa City High scored a pair of first-half goals and beat Washington, 2-1, Tuesday in a showdown of top-5 ranked boys soccer teams at Kingston Stadium.

Fernando Pacheco's breakaway goal in the 17th minute gave No. 3 City High a 1-0 lead.

The Little Hawks (12-2, 10-1 MVC) stretched their lead to 2-0 on a penalty kick by JD McCullough in the 37th minute.

No. 5 Washington (12-3, 9-2) scored on a penalty kick by Austin Bergstrom in the 65th minute.

Iowa City High took over sole possession of first place in the Mississippi Division.

Iowa City High 2, Washington 1

Goals -- ICH: Fernando Pacheco, JD McCullough; CRW: Austin Bergstrom. Assists -- ICH: McCullough.


Xavier boys remain No. 1 in 2A soccer poll

Xavier again received all nine first-place votes and remains the No. 1 ranked Class 2A boys soccer team in the latest Iowa High School Soccer Association poll.

Xavier has been ranked No. 1 in every poll this season.

Marion slipped three spots to No. 12 in Class 2A after suffering its first loss of the season, a 1-0 shootout decision to Class 1A No. 2 Waterloo Columbus.

Washington is ranked No. 5 in Class 3A and Kennedy is No. 7. Linn-Mar dropped out of the rankings.


Will 'The Record' ever be broken?

State track meets are coming up in a couple weeks and every year I wonder if The Record will be broken.

Two of the longest running boys’ state track records and all-time bests are held by Cedar Rapids products – Doug Lane of Jefferson in the shot put and David Korir of Washington in the half mile. It is Lane’s mark that may stand forever.

Lane was a big, scrappy athlete and one of many the J-Hawks had in the 1960s. Lane lettered in football, basketball and track, but it was in the shot put ring that he made his mark.

In a meet in 1968, Lane tossed the shot 70 feet 11 inches, becoming only the third American high school athlete at the time to exceed 70 feet. It put him, and his coach John Ask, on the cover of the AAU Magazine. Earlier, Lane had broken the state record at the Drake Relays with a heave of 67-2 ½. He capped his career with his third state title in 1968 with a still-state meet record 65-11 ½.

For four decades, no one has really come close to Long’s 70-foot effort. The closest has been Marion’s Drew Clark, who set the Class 3A record in 2009 with a throw of 64-7 ¾.

Long went on to become a two-time All-America at the University of Southern California and a NCAA National Indoor champion in 1972. He became a successful businessman in southern California.

And still holder of The Record.

TENNIS NUGGETS – A couple jaw-droppers were seen or heard this past week in the Metro tennis ranks.



Zach Bohannon will walk on at Wisconsin

Zach Bohannon declined an offer to join the University of Wisconsin basketball program as a walk-on several years ago when they recruited him at Linn-Mar High School.

This time he said yes.

Bohannon told the Metro Sports Report on Monday that he's accepted an offer to finish his college basketball career with Coach Bo Ryan and the Badgers.

Bohannon, a 6-foot-8 forward, spent two years at the Air Force Academy before deciding he did not want to pursue a military career. He said he'll join Wisconsin this season as a walk-on with a chance to earn a scholarship the following two years.

Bohannon will have to redshirt this season due to NCAA transfer rules, then will have two years of eligibility with the Badgers in 2012-13 and 2013-14.


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