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Kirkwood softball camps set for Dec. 27

The Kirkwood Winter Softball Camp will be held on Sunday, Dec. 27 at the Kirkwood Recreation Center on campus.

The camp is intended for players in grades 6 through 12. There will be sessions for hitting, defense, base-running and pitching.

Campers should bring their own glove, bat and batting gloves and wear tennis shoes. The costs range from $50 to $75, depending on the session. The entry deadline is Dec. 18.

Kirkwood Coach Joe Yegge will be conducting the camps with assistant coaches Jenny Nelson and Katie Bertelsen. Special guests include Wisconsin associate head coch Randy Schneider, UNI assistant coach Matt Egger, UNI assistant coach Julie Gerdes and Metropolitan State assistant coach Bre Milnes.

CLICK HERE for a link to the camp brochure and registration materials.

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Report says Paige will not face UNI

Marcus Paige will not play for the North Carolina Tar Heels in their basketball game at the University of Northern Iowa Saturday afternoon, according to a report by CBS Sports.

Paige, a Linn-Mar grad, broke a bone in his hand earlier this month.

Here is what college basketball writer Gary Parrish of CBSSportsline reported on Twitter:

"It was always unlikely. Still, it’s worth noting, UNC’s Marcus Paige will not play at UNI tomorrow, I’m told. Hand just isn’t ready."


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Jenks wins Nike Cross Heartland race

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Stephanie Jenks of Linn-Mar High School captured first place at the Nike Cross Heartland regional meet at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls. S.D., on Sunday.

Jenks covered the 5K course in 17 minutes, 1.3 seconds. She won the race by 10.8 seconds in a field of 273 runners from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Jenks qualified for the Nike Cross Nationals at the Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, Dec. 5.

High school runners from eight Nike regionals from around the country will be participating in the national meet.

Jenks, a senior, has committed to run in college at Cal-Berkeley.


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Paige out with broken right hand

Top-ranked North Carolina has lost senior guard Marcus Paige, a former Linn-Mar standout, to a broken right hand for three to four weeks.

The school announced Paige's injury Wednesday, saying the preseason Atlantic Coast Conference co-player of the year broke a bone in his non-shooting hand during Tuesday's practice.

Paige, a 6-foot-2 guard from Marion, Iowa, has missed one game through his first three seasons. But the recovery time would sideline him for next Friday's opener against Temple in Annapolis, Maryland, and several games beyond — possibly including his homecoming game at Northern Iowa on Nov. 21.

A roughly four-week absence would have him close to returning for the big Dec. 1 matchup with No. 3 Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Paige has led UNC in scoring in each of the past two seasons. Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said in an email that Paige won't require surgery to repair the injury, which came a day after the Tar Heels were voted No. 1 in the Top 25 preseason poll for a record ninth time.



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Cougars, Warriors selling playoff tickets

The Kennedy and Washington activities offices are selling advance tickets for Friday night's football game at Kingston Stadium.

The Cougars and Warriors will be meeting in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A playoffs at 7 p.m. Friday.

Kennedy will be selling tickets from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday. Washington will be selling tickets Wednesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


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