Friday, August 28, 2015
THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MIDWEST LEAGUE: Kane County 5, Kernels 0 ... FOOTBALL - Kennedy 34, Iowa City West 31 ... Cedar Valley Christian 65, Harmony 6 ... VOLLEYBALL - Linn-Mar 3, Janesville 0 ... MVC/MAC Challenge: Prairie 2, Pleasant Valley 1 ... Prairie 2, North Scott 0 ... Prairie 2, Bettendorf 0 ... Kennedy 2, Pleasant Valley 0 ... Kennedy 2, North Scott 0 ... Bettendorf 2, Kennedy 1 ... BOYS GOLF - MVC Quad at Finkbine: 1. Washington 155, 2. Iowa City West 156, 3. Dubuque Senior 163, 4. Jefferson 195 ... MVC Triangular at Dubuque CC: 1. Cedar Falls 158, 2. Dubuque Hempstead 173, 3. Kennedy 176 ... MVC Quad at The Meadows: 1. Dubuque Wahlert 159, 2. Prairie 160, 3. Iowa City High 181, 4. Waterloo East 240 ... MVC Triangular at Hunters Ridge: 1. Linn-Mar 151, 2. Xavier 153, 3. Waterloo West 189 ...
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Kennedy High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Dralle stars as Cougars nip IC West

Tyler Dralle owes his offensive linemen at Kennedy a big steak dinner, but he's a guy on a budget and the Cougars might have to settle for something less fancy.

"Go to McDonald's or something. Maybe Pancheros. I don't know," Dralle said Thursday night with a smile. "I've got to reward them for something."

Dralle lugged the ball 40 times for 264 yards and four touchdowns as the ninth-ranked Cougars survived a brilliant passing attack by Iowa City West, 34-31, in a thriller at Kingston Stadium in the season opener.

Dalles Jacobus, one of Kennedy's beat-eaters on the offensive line, is ready to belly up and celebrate Dralle's big night.

"That's my bro," said Jacobus. "I'll be ready to eat anything, as long as it's free. We love the kid."

Kennedy need every one of those 264 yards from Dralle to get past the Trojans and their pass-happy combo of quarterback Alex Henderson and receiver Oliver Martin, who put on a show of their own. Henderson hit 20 of 30 passes for 357 yards and Martin, nearly unstoppable, made 12 grabs for 237 yards and two TDs.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 04:56



Prairie wins MVC/MAC Challenge

Cedar Rapids Prairie went 3-0, capping the evening with a thrilling win over top-ranked Bettendorf to take the title in the MVC/MAC Challenge at Prairie.

Prairie opened with a 2-1 win over Pleasant Valley, then swept North Scott before taking both games from Bettendorf to win the challenge.

Kennedy went 2-1, losing a 3-set match to Bettendorf before bouncing back with sweeps over Pleasant Valley and North Scott.

Iowa City West also went 2-1 giving the MVC a 7-2 mark against the MAC teams



Weiss paces Cougars at Dubuque

DUBUQUE - Jordan Weiss shot a 3-over par 36 to lead Kennedy's effort Thursday in a 3-team MVC meet at the Dubuque Country Club.

Cedar Falls took team honors with 158, followed by Dubuque Hempstead (173) and Kennedy (176). Matt Bauman and Joe Dean shared medalist honors, both shooting 38.



Saints fourth at Dragon Invitational

DES MOINES - Brody Robinson and Sam Martin each fired 4-over-par 76s to lead Xavier to a fourth-place finish Wednesday in the Dragon Invitational at Jester Park.

The Saints finished a 308, 19 shots behind champion West Des Moines Dowling. The Maroons' John Stroud took medalist honors with a 69.

Kennedy took fifth, led by Cameron Stump's fifth-place finish. He shot a 2-over 74.

(Jester Park, Par 72)

Team Standings: 1. Dowling 289, 2. Valley 301, 3. Johnston 305, 4. Xavier 308, 5. Kennedy 321, 6. SE Polk 325, 7. Ames 340, 8. Bettendorf 342, 9. Urbandale 346, 10. Waterloo West 349.

XAVIER: t9. Brody Robinson 76, Sam Martin 76, 13. Luke Winker 77, 18. Matt Neumeyer 79, 24. Tyler Breitbach 81, 36. Brad Karpick 85

KENNEDY: 5. Cameron Stump 74, 15. Jordan Weiss 78, 24. Jake Corkery 81, t43. Jonah Beamn 88, Austin Daughetee 88, 52. Logan McAreant 94.


Kennedy swimmers sweep City High

The Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls swimming team opened the 2015 season in grand style Tuesday night by sweeping all 11 events in a 144-41 victory over Iowa City High at the Kennedy pool.

Jessica Williams was a four-time winner for the Cougars in the 200-yard medley relay, 100 fly, 100 backstroke and 400 freestyle relay.

Kirsten Siebenga, Kassidy Lovig and Darby Manternach were triple-champs for Kennedy. MacKinzee Macho and Maddie Bagby won two events.



Beyer is 'Mr. Everything' for Kennedy

Keep your eye on Shaun Beyer during Kennedy football games this season. He'll be moving around a lot.

He'll be a tight end, wide receiver and quarterback on offense. He'll be the "Bandit" on defense as a hybrid defensive end and linebacker, free to hunt the ball and cause as much havoc as possible. He'll be the punter and he also might sell hotdogs at halftime.

Beyer is a superb athlete at 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds. He's big, strong and fast - and a 6-foot-6 high jumper. The whole idea is to get him the ball as much as possible and turn him loose on defense.

"He can catch the ball. He can go up and get it," said Kennedy Coach Brian White. "And if all else fails, we can put him at shotgun and snap the dang thing to him and just let him go, because he's tough to tackle. He's a big part of what we want to do."

Christian French, now a defensive end at Oregon, played the "bandit" position for the Cougars a few years ago. Beyer led the Cougars in tackles last season at linebacker, but now opponents will have to look around to see where No. 2 will line up next.

"This off-season we've been trying to find ways to make him more of a weapon on defense," said White.



Register tabs 3 Metro ballplayers

Zach Daniels of Kennedy, Sammy Lizarraga of Kennedy and Cal Clark of Prairie have been named to the all-state baseball teams by the Des Moines Register.

Daniels, a shortstop and pitcher, made the Elite All-State team for players from all school classifications. Lizarraga was named first team all-state in Class 4A as a pitcher. Clark made second team all-state in Class 4A as a shortstop.

Daniels and Lizarraga are now playing for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Clark is entering his senior year at Prairie.


Lindwall strikes again for Warriors

SILVIS, Ill. - Two days, two demanding courses, two outstanding rounds of golf.

That's been the story this week for Cedar Rapids Washington junior Frank Lindwall, who fired a 3-under-par 68 Tuesday and claimed medalist honors at the Washington Warrior Invitational at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

Lindwall nipped Tripp Kinney of Waukee by one shot Tuesday, just a day after the two premier golfers shared medalist honors with 3-under 69's in the Linn-Mar Invitational at Hunters Ridge.

Waukee won the team championship Tuesday at 294. Dowling took second place, followed by Linn-Mar, Washington and Xavier.

Max Thrune and Brent Larson of Linn-Mar tied for eighth at 5-over 76.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 20:19



Hargens commits to Indiana State golf

Cedar Rapids Kennedy senior Sierra Hargens has accepted a full scholarship to play golf at Indiana State University.

Hargens has won eight tournaments this summer, including the prestigious IGA Iowa Junior Championships in Mason City. She received a number of scholarship offers after capturing that two-day event.

Hargens had a stroke average of 85.71 last season as a junior, but has been rapidly improving since getting a relatively late start in the sport.

She did not join the Kennedy golf team until she was a sophomore. She previously focused on softball.

Hargens has played in 16 tournaments this summer. In addition to the eight victories, she's had two second-place finishes.

She committed to Indiana State on Thursday.


Daniels, Lizarraga are 'super' all-staters

Zach Daniels and Sammy Lizarraga of Kennedy have been named to the 2015 All-State "Super Team" by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association, it was announced Thursday.

Daniels won the IHSBCA "Player of the Year" Award for his work as a hitter, pitcher and shortstop this season. He hit .519 for the Cougars and compiled a 4-2 record on the mound. He made the "Super Team" at shortstop.

Lizarraga compiled an 8-0 record and 0.70 ERA this season and made the "Super Team" as a pitcher. Lizarraga and Daniels are both headed to the University of Iowa to continue their baseball careers.

Trey Beckman of Prairie and Spencer VanScoyoc of Jefferson were named to the Class 4A All-State team. Beckman made the club as an outfielder and VanScoyoc, a top pitcher and outfielder, made the team as a utility player.

Beckman will play at Wabash Valley Community College. VanScoyoc, entering his senior year, has committed to Arizona State.

Daniels was named the captain of the Class 4A all-state team.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 August 2015 22:49


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