Friday, May 22, 2015
THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD: MIDWEST LEAGUE - Kernels 3, Peoria 2 ... BOYS SOCCER - Xavier 3, Waterloo West 0 ... Cedar Falls 1, Jefferson 0 ... Kennedy 22, Waterloo East 0 ... Prairie 1, Dubuque Wahlert 0 ... Linn-Mar 3, Washington 1... West Liberty 3, Marion 1 ... Cedar Valley Christian 3, West Delaware 0 ... GIRLS SOCCER - Kennedy 11, Waterloo East 0 ... Xavier 10, Waterloo West 0 ... Cedar Falls 2, Jefferson 0 ... Prairie 8, Dubuque Wahlert 0 ... Linn-Mar 3, Washington 0 ... West Delaware 1, Cedar Valley Christian 0 ...
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Drake Relays could be Metro bonanza

Metro athletes have hit the jackpot at the Drake Relays the last three years with 12 gold medals and three meet records since 2012.

There could be more of the same this week when the Relays are held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, with the high school events set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Linn-Mar junior Stephanie Jenks, one of the top young distance runners in the country, appears poised for more success at Drake this week. She captured the 1500 and 3000 meter runs at Drake as a freshman in 2013, then repeated her double last year as a sophomore and set a meet record in the 3000.

Linn-Mar athletes have claimed nine of those 12 gold medals by Metro athletes since 2012, but members of the Jefferson girls track team will be looking to make their mark this year after several near-misses the past few seasons.



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Girls CC runners to race 5,000 meters in fall

Things will be equal for girls and boys cross country runners in Iowa, starting this fall.

On Wednesday, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union board of directors voted unanimously to extend girls cross country races to 5,000 meters, beginning with the 2015 season.

Boys in Iowa have run the 5,000-meter distance for nearly 30 years. Girls ran 2-mile races until 2002 when the distance was upped to 4,000 meters.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 23:22

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IHSAA cancels football game

The Iowa High School Athletic Association cancelled tonight's game at Des Moines East between the Scarlet and Ames High School after rumors of possible violence. For more on the story go to this link from the Des Moines Register:

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 19:29

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Wartburg tabbed for IIAC football title

Defending league champion Wartburg College, which reached the second round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship last year, is the unanimous favorite to capture the 2014 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) football title.

The Knights received all seven possible first-place votes (coaches are not allowed to rank their own teams) for a total of 56 points.

Coe College, which received one second-place vote and six third-place votes, and the University of Dubuque, recipients of four second-place votes and three fourth-place votes, are tied for second place in the poll with 43 points apiece.

Central College, which received Wartburg's first-place vote, sits in fourth with 37 points, just ahead of Simpson College (34 points) and Buena Vista University (33).


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Schultz retires from Lansing Kee baseball

A 45-year baseball coaching career of high school kids officially came to an end Monday night when Gene Schultz tendered his resignation at Lansing Kee.

Schultz is the national win leader with eye-popping numbers. His Iowa record of 1,754-398 dwarfs all other rivals. It includes a record of 176-57 from 11 spring or fall seasons. His National Federation record, which includes summer season games only, is 1,578-341.

He arrived at Kee High School in the fall of 1969 and almost immediately his teams stamped themselves as a perennial power.

Under Schultz's guidance the Kee Hawks authored numerous entries into the Iowa all-time baseball list and the NFHS National Record Book. His teams have an Iowa-best nine summer state championships, which was equaled by Davenport Assumption this past season. His nine summer state titles are the best of any Iowa coach.

He took the Hawks to 19 summer state tournaments and 16 championship games, both Iowa bests for a coach or a school. Their 32 summer state tournament wins (32-10) is also an Iowa best, for a school or a coach. In addition, his teams won two Fall State Championships and finished runner-up twice.

His teams were noted for playing opponents in all four of Iowa's class structure and would travel extensively to compete against the top teams. He had a hand in overseeing a revitalization of their home diamond, Shooky Fink Field, turning it into one of the marquee sites for high school baseball.

Schultz also coached boys basketball at Kee, registering 398 victories.

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