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Next Oglesby camp starts Jan. 17

The next session of the Josh Oglesby Basketball Camps will begin on Sunday, Jan. 17 at the Hennessey Recreation Center at Mount Mercy University.

The session will last for four weeks, running each Sunday through Feb. 7. Players in grades 3, 4 and 5 will attend from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Sunday, with players in grades 6, 7 and 8 attending from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Sunday.

The cost is $150 for all four sessions, but players may attend fewer sessions for a lesser amount. Payments should be made at the door prior to the session by check or cash. Checks can be made out to Josh Oglesby.

Each player is asked to bring a basketball to camp.

Oglesby played at Cedar Rapids Washington and the University of Iowa. Sam Elgin, who played at Upper Iowa University, is also running the camp. Oglesby is currently a volunteer assistant at Mount Mercy and Elgin coaches teams at Marion High School and Wilson Middle School.

The camp will stress ballhandling, shooting, footwork, defense and basketball IQ.

Oglesby's e-mail address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Elgin's e-mail address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Families are asked to contact Oglesby or Elgin by Jan. 15 so they know how many campers will be attending.

 

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Help us pick the top stories of 2015

I sat down at the computer Thursday and spent two hours reviewing all the stories we've posted on the Metro Sports Report website in 2015.

I went through the archives day by day, story by story, making a list (and checking it twice) to refresh my memory of everything that's transpired this past year. The goal was to pick a "Top 10" list for 2015, but I quickly ran into a problem.

It's too hard.

The number of big stories was truly amazing and the list got longer and longer as I flipped through each day, each week and each month from Dec. 24 back to Jan. 1. I went backwards, due to the way the stories are archived, so it was like flipping through the pages of a scrapbook from back to front.

Then it hit me: Why not ask our readers to vote for the top stories?

Why don't you tell me, instead of me telling you?

I've put my own informal list together, based on the stories that really touched me or grabbed my interest. The No. 1 story for me was a truly sad one, but it also became an uplifting story as time went by.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 December 2015 12:29

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Schebler traded to Cincinnati

Former Cedar Rapids Prairie standout Scott Schebler was traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal also involving the Chicago White Sox.

Todd Frazier, an All-Star third baseman is Cincinnati, is going to Chicago, as the Reds sent Frazier to Chicago in a three-team deal that brought three prospects — Schebler, an outfielder, infielder Jose Peraza, and outfielder/infielder Brandon Dixon — from the Dodgers to the Reds.

Schebler, 25, spent most of the 2015 campaign at Triple-A Oklahoma City before being a September call-up for the Dodgers.

He batted .242/.324/.515 with three home runs and two steals in 18 September games last season. Given his major league experience and the Reds' rebuilding roster, Schebler figures to have a chance at making the Opening Day roster as a corner outfielder in 2016.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 20:27
   

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Lassen enjoys hot start at Jewell

LIBERTY, Mo. - Matt Lassen has gotten off to a hot start for the men's basketball team at William Jewell College and is averaging 21.6 points after five games.

Lassen, a 6-foot-5 junior guard from Linn-Mar and Kirkwood, made seven 3-pointers and scored 29 points against Pittsburgh State. He's also scored 26 against Missouri-Kansas City and 21 against Baker.

Lassen has made 46.2 percent of his 3-pointers, hitting 18 of 39.

William Jewell is an NCAA Division II school in Liberty, Mo. The team has a 2-3 record.

 

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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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