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Johnson wins first Presidents Cup match

Cedar Rapids' Zach Johnson helped the United States post a 4-1 lead over the International team on the first day of the Presidents Cup golf competition Thursday in Incheon City, South Korea.

Johnson, a Regis High school graduate, teamed with Phil Mickelson for a 2-up win over Jason Day and Steve Bowditch in foursomes play (alternate shot). Johnson and Mickelson never trailed in the match.

Johnson again will play with Mickelson in four-ball play at 10:05 p.m. Iowa time Thursday night against the team of Jason Day and Adam Scott. Incheon City is 14 hours ahead of the Central time zone.

Johnson won two tournaments this season, including The British Open, and is ranked No. 10 in the world. He has two major championships and 12 victories in all.

This is the fourth time Johnson has played in the Presidents Cup, with the U.S. winning the previous three times. He also has been a member of four Ryder Cup teams and a World Cup squad.


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Semler, Olson not playing for UNI

Kasey Semler and Taylor Olson have left the University of Northern Iowa basketball program due to lingering injuries.

Semler, a Marion High School graduate, had two ACL knee surgeries in 13 months and never fully recovered. Olson, a Cedar Rapids Jefferson grad, had surgery for a toe injury and never fully recovered.

Semler and Olson both played basketball at Kirkwood Community College before joining UNI as invited walk-ons. Both redshirted and neither played in a game for the Panthers. Semler is currently in graduate school at Northern Iowa.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 11:08

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CRAOA looking for new basketball refs

The Cedar Rapids Athletics Officials Association will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. for anyone interested in becoming a basketball official.

The meeting will be held at the Grand Wood AEA building at 4401 6th Street SW in Cedar Rapids, across from Hawkeye Downs.

The CRAOA trains and schedules officials for 7th grade through Junior Varsity games for Cedar Rapids area schools.

Contact Joel Duffy at 350-9474.


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High School football standings

Here are the final regular season high school football standings for Metro teams.



. District/All

Kennedy 5-0 11-0
Jefferson  3-2 7-4
Linn-Mar             3-2  4-6
Cedar Falls          3-2 6-4

Waterloo West
1-4 3-6

Waterloo East       0-5 0-9


. District/All

Washington 5-0 10-1
Iowa City High    4-1 8-3
Prairie 3-2 4-6
2-3 6-4

Ottumwa           1-4 4-5
Burlington      0-5 1-8


. District/All

Xavier                6-0 9-1
Maquoketa      5-1 7-4
Solon 4-2 6-5
Dubuque Wahlert
3-3 3-7
Western Dubuque 2-4 3-6
DeWitt Central
1-5 1-8
Marion                0-6 0-9


. District/All

Elkader Central     7-0 11-0
Turkey Valley 6-1 8-3
5-2 6-4

Springville  4-3 5-6
Central City
2-5 3-7
West Central 2-5 3-7
Lansing Kee
2-5 2-7
Cedar Valley 0-7 1-8

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 10:36

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Keller helps Bowie win Double-A title

Jon Keller and the Bowie BaySox won the Eastern League title Saturday night with a 7-2 victory over Reading in the Class AA playoffs.

Keller, a Xavier grad, pitched two scoreless innings in a playoff game against Reading on Thursday.

Keller pitched in seven games for Bowie this season after being promoted from Frederick at the Class A level. He had a 0-0 record and 3.55 ERA at Bowie, with eight strikeouts and eight walks in 12.2 innings.

Keller had a 3-4 record and 3.82 ERA at Frederick. All told, Keller finished the season with a 3-4 record and 3.77 ERA in 37 games at the two stops in the Baltimore organization, with 58 strikeouts and 35 walks in 76.1 innings.


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