Tuesday, April 21, 2015
MONDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MIDWEST LEAGUE - Kernels 5, Burlington 2 ... GIRLS SOCCER - Cedar Valley Christian 3, Mediapolis 1 ... BOYS GOLF - Williamsburg 160, Vinton-Shellsburg 164, Clear Creek-Amana 169, Marion 171 ... GIRLS GOLF - Dubuque Wahlert 204, Iowa City High 209, Linn-Mar 220 ... Iowa City West 173, Dubuque Senior 198, Prairie 200, Waterloo West 202 ... Washington, Xavier at Cedar Falls, ppd ... GGLF: Williamsburg 203, Vinton-Shellsburg 228, Marion 234, Clear Creek-Amana 250 ... BOYS TENNIS - Marion 9, Maquoketa 0 ... GIRLS TENNIS - Marion 9, Maquoketa 0 ... COLLEGE SOFTBALL - Kirkwood 9, DMACC 1 ... Kirkwood 12, DMACC 2 ... COLLEGE BASEBALL - NIACC 12, Kirkwood 7 ...
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UNC's Paige undergoes ankle surgery

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — University of North Carolina men’s basketball guard Marcus Paige underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today to remove bone spurs in his right ankle according to a release on the UNC basketball website.

Paige, a graduate of Linn-Mar High School, is expected to resume basketball activities this summer.

The junior played in all 38 games this year, averaged a team-high 14.1 points and led UNC with 170 assists. He earned Carolina’s Most Valuable Player honors for the second consecutive year.

Dr. Robert Anderson performed the surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.


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Stokes picked 11th in WNBA Draft

A second member of the Stokes family will get a chance to play pro basketball at the highest level.

Kiah Stokes was selected by the New York Liberty with the 11th pick in the WNBA draft Thursday night. The 6-foot-3 center helped UConn win its third straight NCAA title this season and was named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

Greg Stokes, her father, played in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings following his college days at the University of Iowa.

Stokes starred at Linn-Mar High School before joining the national powerhouse at UConn. She became a key reserve for the Huskies and finished fourth in the nation in blocked shots this year, setting a UConn single-season record.

Stokes averaged 4.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks for her college career. She had 18 rebounds against Notre Dame this season. Stokes was selected one pick after the Atlanta Dream selected former University of Iowa point guard Samantha Logic.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 09:34

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Charges against Puk reduced

Third-degree felony charges against Florida pitchers A.J. Puk, a Cedar Rapids Washington graduate, and Kirby Snead have been reduced to misdemeanor trespassing, State Attorney Bill Cervone said Wednesday.

Cervone said Puk and Snead will be offered deferred prosecution in the case. If they sign the agreement and meet all of its requirements, their records will be clean.

Puk and Snead were arrested by University Police on Sunday night and charged with third-degree felony trespassing for climbing onto a crane at a construction site on campus. They were suspended from the team by coach Kevin O’Sullivan on Monday.

Cervone said the felony charge did not match the crime.

“While the arrests were completely appropriate, the facts in this case do not fit the purpose of felony trespass, but they do fit the ordinary misdemeanor version of trespass, which is all about being where you are not supposed to be,” Cervone said. “These cases have therefore been reduced to misdemeanor trespass offenses, for which both defendants, as first offenders, are eligible for, and I assume, will elect to accept a diversionary disposition involving the normal conditions designed to impose punitive and corrective messages.”

Cervone said the deferred prosecution agreement likely will require Puk and Snead to perform community service, pay a fine and undergo evaluation and counseling if necessary for potential alcohol abuse issues.

Puk is 6-3 this season and was recently moved to the bullpen after some erratic starts. He has appeared in nine games, seven of them starts. Snead, a Santa Fe High School graduate, is 1-0 in 13 appearances.


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Pairings set for Metro baseball tourney

The 2015 Bob Vrbicek Metro Baseball Tournament will be held May 25-26 at the Cedar Rapids Washington and Kennedy fields.

All eight teams will play two games on Monday, May 25 on Memorial Day. The final round will be held the next day. There are no games at Veterans Memorial Stadium this year because the Kernels have a home game May 26.

Marion plays Linn-Mar and Kennedy faces Xavier in the opening round at Kennedy. Jefferson meets Mount Vernon and Washington faces Prairie in the opening round at Washington.

Washington will host the championship game and third-place game. Kennedy will host the fifth-place game and seventh-place game.

Monday, May 25

Opening Round
At Kennedy

10 a.m. - Marion vs Linn-Mar
12 p.m. - Xavier vs Kennedy
2 p.m. - Losers Game 1 & 2
4 p.m. - Winners Game 1 & 2

At Washington

10 a.m. - Jefferson vs Mount Vernon
12 p.m. - Washington vs Prairie
2 p.m. - Losers Game 1 & 2
4 p.m. - Winners Game 1 & 2

Tuesday, May 26
At Washington

5 p.m. - 3rd Place
7 p.m. - 1st Place

At Kennedy

5 p.m. - 7th Place
7 p.m. - 5th Place


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Frese Huber selected for ISU Hall of Fame

AMES - Cedar Rapids Washington graduate Stacy Frese Huber will be inducted into the Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame this fall, the ISU Letterwinners Club announced Monday.

Frese Huber was a star basketball player for the Cyclones from 1998-2000.

Six former Iowa State athletes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Oct. 16 in a ceremony at the ISU Alumni Center in Ames. The other inductees are Dale Bahr (wrestling, 1966-68), Marcus Fizer (basketball, 1998-2000), George Martin (wrestling, 1931-33), Jeff Myers (track/cross country, 1974-78) and Tim Van Galder (football/baseball, 1964-66).

Frese Huber was a two-time All-American for the Cyclones and a three-time winner of ISU's Female Athlete of the Year Award. She led Iowa State to three straight NCAA tournaments, including a trip to the Elite 8 in 1999 and the Sweet 16 in 2000.

She owns the school record for most 3-pointers in a season and made all eight of her 3-pointers against Nebraska in 1999, the second-best performance in NCAA history.

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