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Saints, Cougars, Warriors rise in poll

The Xavier Saints, Kennedy Cougars and Washington Warriors all climbed in the Des Moines Register football rankings Sunday.

Xavier (3-0) rose two spots to No. 4 in Class 3A following its 42-6 victory over DeWitt Central.

Kennedy (4-0) climbed one spot to No. 5 in Class 4A with its 24-7 victory at Pleasant Valley.

Washington (3-1) jumped two spots to No. 6 with its 49-14 conquest of Linn-Mar.

Dowling Catholic defeated West Des Moines Valley, 38-21, and replaced Valley as the No. 1 team in Class 4A. Pella defeated Norwalk and remained No. 1 in Class 3A.


1. Dowling (3-0), 2. West Des Moines Valley (3-1), 3. Bettendorf (4-0), 4. Fort Dodge (4-0), 5. Kennedy (4-0), 6. Washington (3-1), 7. Muscatine (4-0), 8. Ankeny (3-1), 9. Sioux City East (3-1), 10. Indianola (3-1).


1. Pella (4-0), 2. West Delaware (4-0), 3. Webster City (4-0), 4. Xavier (3-0), 5. Sioux City Heelan (4-0), 6. Independence (4-0), 7. Chariton (4-0), 8. Dallas Center-Grimes (3-1), 9. Norwalk (3-1), 10. Harlan (3-1).


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Schebler helps Kershaw with 3rd HR

Cedar Rapids Prairie grad Scott Schebler helped Clayton Kershaw win a ballgame for the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday night.

Schebler hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to break open a tight 2-1 game and give the Dodgers a 4-1 victory over Colorado.

Schebler, 24, has belted three home runs since being promoted to the Dodgers in September. He is hitting .261 with four RBIs, five runs and two stolen bases.

Schebler played left field and hit eighth in the lineup Monday night. He went 1-for-3 with a walk in addition to his two-run homer.

The Dodgers picked Schebler in the 26th round of the 2010 draft from DMACC. The Dodgers are racing to the playoffs with an 83-60 record and Schebler is making a strong bid to make their 25-man playoff roster.



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Schebler socks another HR for Dodgers

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Scott Schebler led off the top of the first inning with a home run on the first pitch of the game Wednesday night in the Los Angeles Dodgers's 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

Schebler, a Cedar Rapids Prairie grad, was promoted to the Dodgers from Triple-A this month when Major League teams were allowed to expand their rosters to 40 active players. It's been much more than a token promotion for Schebler, who has become an important player for the Dodgers as they move closer to clinching their division title.

Schebler has belted two home runs since his promotion and is batting .357 (5-for-14) this season after going 1-for-4 Wednesday. He was the starting left fielder in Wednesday's game.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2015 04:50

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David Parry named starter by Colts

Linn-Mar grad David Parry has fooled the experts again.

The Indianapolis Colts have named Parry their starting defensive tackle heading into the 2015 season after selecting him in the fifth round of this year's draft.

Parry was considered too small to play major college football coming out of high school and did not get scholarship offers from Iowa or Iowa State. He began his college career at Stanford as a walk-on and became a major contributor for the Pac-10 power on the defensive line.

Some football experts thought Parry was too short at 6-foot-2 to be a defensive lineman in the NFL, but now he's cracked the starting lineup as a rookie and ready to prove the experts wrong again.


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Schebler hitting .400 for Dodgers

Scott Schebler delivered a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning Monday and scored an insurance run to help the Los Angeles Dodgers trim the Angels, 7-5, in a Major League ballgame.

Schebler, a Prairie grad, is hitting .400 for the Dodgers with 4-for-10 at the plate in five games this season. Schebler played left field Monday after his pinch-hitting appearance.

The Metro Sports Report provides regular updates on all the Metro graduates in pro baseball. Here is the report through Monday, Sept. 7.

SCOTT SCHEBLER (CR Prairie), Dodgers, OF, National League: Schebler has become a valuable member of the Dodgers after being promoted from Triple-A this month. The Dodgers have an 8 1/2-game lead over San Francisco in the NL Western Division as they cruise to the playoffs. Schebler could be making a bid for a spot on the 25-man roster for the playoffs.

CHAD CHRISTENSEN (CR Washington), Fort Myers, OF, High-A, Florida State League (Twins): Christensen finished the season with a .257 batting average with two homers and 39 RBIs. Fort Myers did not make the Florida State League playoffs, despite finishing with the best overall record in their division.

JON KELLER (CR Xavier), Bowie, P, Double-A, Eastern League (Orioles): Jon Keller pitched 2.2 shutout innings Monday in an 8-3 loss to Erie. He allowed only one hit with one strikeout and no walks. Keller has a 0-0 record and 3.55 ERA.

MITCH KELLER (CR Xavier), Bristol, P, Rookie, Appalachian League (Pirates): Bristol has finished the season. Mitch Keller went 0-3 with a 5.49 ERA. He pitched 19.2 innings in six games.


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