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Xavier baseball team tops Jefferson

Sam Meyers pitched six strong innings Tuesday night as the Xavier  Saints topped Jefferson, 6-2, in a consolation game of the Vrbicek  Metro Tournament at Ken Charipar Field.

The Saints scored four runs in the seventh inning to snap a 2-2 tie  and secure the victory.

Meyers allowed two runs on six hits, with two strikeouts and two  walks. Jack Lemke had two hits for Xavier (1-1).

Chris Haring and Tyler Unkel had two hits for Jefferson (0-2).

Xavier advanced to face Kennedy for fifth place in the tournament on  Wednesday. Jefferson met Mount Vernon for seventh place.


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Xavier is host site for Metro tourney

Xavier is one of two host sites for the 48th annual Bob Vrbicek Metro Tournament, which kicks off the high school baseball season for the  Saints, the other six schools in the Cedar Rapids Metro and Mount Vernon.

Xavier Coach Bob Cataldo's team, which finished last season at  12-23-1, will host Marion at 7 p.m. on Monday, following the 5 p.m.  contest between Jefferson and Washington at Ken Charipar Field.

Prairie is the other host site. Coach Todd Rima's Hawks, the defending Class 4A state champions, face a tough opener against traditional power Kennedy at 7 p.m. following a 4:30 p.m. contest between Mount Vernon and Linn-Mar.

Semifinal and consolation round games are set for Tuesday. The championship and third-place games will be Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Stadium with the fifth and seventh-place games to be played at Xavier.



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Xavier boys net 8th win in tennis

The Xavier Saints won all the singles matches in straight sets  Wednesday and defeated Jefferson, 8-1, in a Mississippi Valley Conference boys tennis meet at Jefferson.

Jon Lansing and Ryan Jasper swept their singles matches, 6-0, 6-0. The Saints raised their record to 8-4.


1. Jon Lansing (X) def. Kareem Abumaizer, 6-0, 6-0
2. Alex Hinrichs (X) def. Jacob Henderson, 6-0, 6-2
3. Charlie Esker (X) def. Jack Mossbarger, 6-2, 6-1
4. Blake Magill (X) def. Jayden Shuman, 6-4 6-1
5. Calvin Ford (X) def. Lucas Brown, 6-2, 6-4
6. Ryan Jasper (X) def. DyMonte Hawkins, 6-0, 6-0


1. Lansing/Esker (X) def. Henderson/Mossbarger, 6-0, 6-2
2. Hinrichs/Jasper (X) def. Abumaizer/Brown, 6-2, 6-0
3. Shuman/Hawkins (J) def. Wes Johnson/Curt Lengemann, 6-2, 6-7, 10-4


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Xavier downs J-Hawks in girls tennis

The Xavier Saints swept the singles matches Wednesday and whipped  Jefferson, 8-1, in a girls tennis meet at Jefferson.

Nina Marquardt defeated Maddie Slagle, 10-6, at No. 1 singles.

The Saints raised their record to 4-9.


1. Nina Marquardt (X) def. Maddie Slagle, 10-6
2. Emily Jasper (X) def. Emma Lassen, 10-7
3. Sarah Schirm (X) def. Alexis Johnson, 10-2
4. Maddie Abu-Nameh (X) def. Cameron Cox, 10-3
5. Sarah Abu-Nameh (X) def. Raquel Wilhelm, 10-3
6. Camryn McPherson (X) def. Kristen Naber, 10-2


1. Marquardt/Jasper (X) def. Slagle/Lassen, 10-4
2. Schirm/M.Abu-Nameh (X) def. Johnson/Cox, 10-2
3. Wilhelm/Naber (J) def. McPherson/Lembeck, 10-5


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Duball, Bean help Saints boot Jeff

Luke Duball and Thomas Bean scored two goals Tuesday as the  fifth-ranked Xavier Saints kicked Jefferson, 7-3, in a Mississippi  Valley Conference match at Heco Field.

Duball collected three assists and Bean had two assists as the Saints  raised their record to 6-3.

Jefferson pulled within 3-2 in the second half, but Xavier responded  with four straight goals to secure the victory.

Maliki Wilson, Jon Jacobi and Ty Corrigan also scored for the Saints.  Matthew Been and Carter Ives had assists.

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