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Hawks stun Paige, Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Former Linn-Mar standout Marcus Paige struggled and the Iowa Hawkeyes took advantage, upsetting No. 12 North Carolina, 60-55, on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Paige finished with 13 points, but went 4 for 16 from the floor and just 3 of 12 from behind the arc -- including when he bounced one off the rim in the final seconds. Paige also was called for a charge with 50 seconds remaining.

Mike Gesell hit a driving layup through contact for the go-ahead three-point play with 1:16 left to lift Iowa (6-2).

Gesell led Iowa with 16 points. Adam Woodbury added 11 points and Aaron White had 10. Former Jefferson standout Jarrod Uthoff had eight points and five blocked shots. Ex-Washington guard Josh Ogelsby failed to score.

Kennedy Meeks had 15 points and 12 rebounds for UNC (5-2).


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Jenks runs 5th at Foot Locker regional

KENOSHA, Wis. - Linn-Mar junior Stephanie Jenks placed fifth at the Midwest Regional of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Saturday and qualified for the national meet in San Diego Dec. 13.

Jenks finished the 5,000 meter course in 17 minutes, 32 seconds. Anna Rohrer of Indiana won the race in 16:57.

Jenks placed ninth at the national meet last year as a sophomore.


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Patrick wins Metro rushing crown

Cedar Rapids Washington junior Tavian Patrick finished the season as the leading rusher in the Metro area with 1,190 yards on 146 carries.

Patrick edged Jay Kortemeyer of Xavier, who ended the year with 1,174 yards. Keagan Pinter of Prairie placed third with 1,103 yards, putting three Metro runners over the coveted 1,000-yard mark this season.

Perrion Scott of Linn-Mar finished fourth in the rushing derby with 985 yards. Tyler Dralle of Kennedy placed fifth with 915 yards.

Ryan Schmidt of Linn-Mar led all Metro quarterbacks in passing yards with 1,541. He finished his career with 3,257 yards, which ranks 10th in Metro history.

Sammy Lizarraga of Kennedy topped all Metro quarterbacks in touchdown passes with 16. Schmidt, Bryce Schulte of Xavier and Reid Snitker of Washington tied for second with 14 TD passes.

Shaun Beyer of Kennedy was the leading receiver with 35 catches for 471 yards. Trevor Noble of Linn-Mar led all the receivers with 616 yards with 25 receptions.

Schmidt topped the Metro in scoring with 21 touchdowns for 126 points. Johnny Dobbs of Washington finished second with 106 points on 17 touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions.



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Ex-Lion Parry semifinalist for award

Fifth-year senior defensive tackle David Parry, a former Linn-Mar standout, was named a semifinalist for the Burlsworth Trophy, the award's selection committee announced Tuesday morning.

The Burlsworth Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding football player in America that began his career as a walk-on.

Parry, a political science major, has been a force in the middle for one of the top-ranked defenses in the country. The Marion native has accounted for 24 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and two sacks, while playing in nine of 10 games and starting eight at nose tackle.

The trophy is named in honor of Brandon Burlsworth. Without one scholarship offer, Brandon walked on at Arkansas in 1994 and worked his way to being a three-year starter and was eventually named an All-American in 1998. Burlsworth was selected as the 63rd overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1999 NFL draft, but was tragically killed in a car accident 11 days later. The Burlsworth Foundation was created in his memory and supports the physical and spiritual needs of children, in particular those children that have limited opportunities.

Fans will be allowed to vote for their favorite semifinalist via a fan vote at through Nov. 20th. Finalists will be announced Nov. 25, before being honored at the 2014 Burlsworth Trophy banquet Dec. 8th in Springdale, Ark., sponsored by the Springdale Rotary Club.

2014 Burlsworth Trophy semifinalists

Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina
Mark Weisman, RB, Iowa
Jonathan Truman, LB, Kansas State
Chris Jasperse, C, Marshall
Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
Ben Beckwith, G, Mississippi State
Mack Hollins, WR, North Carolina
Joe Schmidt, LB, Notre Dame
David Parry, DT, Stanford
Zach Vigil, LB, Utah State


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Ollinger, Thomas, Torson named all-state

Amanda Ollinger of Jefferson, Alyssa Thomas of Marion and Kayla Torson of Xavier have been named to the all-state volleyball squads by the Des Moines Register.

Ollinger, a 6-foot-3 junior, was named first team all-state in Class 5A. She led Class 5A in kills with 532 and finished second overall in kills in the state. She also had 218 digs, 68 blocks and 28 ace serves.

Thomas, a 5-10 junior, was named first team all-state in Class 4A. She helped Marion reach the semifinals of the state tournament and finished the season with 367 kills, 89 digs and 49 blocks.

Torson, a 5-11 senior, was named second team all-state in Class 4A. She collected 338 kills, 325 digs, 48 blocks and 25 aces for Xavier. She will play college volleyball at Nebraska-Omaha.


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