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Kennedy High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Jacobus will join Hawks as a walk-on

Dalles Jacobus, the inspirational leader of the Kennedy football "family" that won 13 straight games last season, has found a new football family to call his own next year.

Jacobus said Monday he has accepted an offer to join the Iowa Hawkeyes as a preferred walk-on, joining a program that won 12 straight games this season and rocketed to national attention.

Iowa assistant coach Reese Morgan began talking to Jacobus about the possibility of joining the Hawkeyes last summer, but everything happened quickly Monday morning after Morgan contacted Kennedy Coach Brian White.

"Coach White came up to me and said, 'Come see me during lunch,'" Jacobus related. "So I went up and talked to Coach Morgan during lunch and that's when I committed.

"We've been talking on and off since the summer," he said. "I went to a camp there and Coach Morgan said he liked my fight, but he wanted to watch me throughout the year and see what I can do and evaluate me from there."

Jacobus helped Kennedy reach the championship game of the Class 4A playoffs for the first time in school history.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016 13:09

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Dralle will play football, baseball at Coe

Cedar Rapids Kennedy football star Tyler Dralle plans to continue his career at Coe College, he announced Saturday on his Twitter account.

Dralle, a workhorse tailback for the Cougars, helped Kennedy finish with a 13-1 record and finish second in the Class 4A playoffs. He carried the ball 408 times and set the Metro record with 2,254 yards. He averaged 5.5 yards per carry and scored 24 touchdowns.

Dralle also plans to play baseball for the Kohawks. He hit .297 with three home runs and 37 RBIs for Kennedy last season, helping the Cougars finish with a 30-12 record and reach the semifinals of the Class 4A state tournament. He also compiled a 2-0 record and 1.56 ERA as a pitcher.

Dralle was named first team all-state in football by the Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association.

 

Williams helps Linn-Mar top Kennedy

Nate Williams rolled a 233 game and a 460 series to lead the Linn-Mar boys bowling team to a 3,177 to 2,906 win over Kennedy in a Mississippi Valley Conference meet Friday at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center.

Nick Green had a 239 game and a 416 series for the Cougars.

KENNEDY: Nick Green 239-177=416, James Jambois 179-224=403, Max Hiatt 192-193=385, Nathan Fisher 163-178=341, Aeron Stockwell 160-170=330, Bert Goodwin 182-186=318.

LINN-MAR: Nate Williams 233-227=460, Alex Diercks 210-199=409, Jacob Wheaton 167-231=398, Ryan Wyant 161-237=398, Alex Barnett 213-177=390, Alex Johnson 174-214=388.

Kennedy 1,913-993=2,906.

Linn-Mar 2,055-1,122=3,177.

   

Linn-Mar girls edge Kennedy

Hannah Bates had a 382 series and Katie Routhe had a 200 game to lead the Linn-Mar girls bowling team to a tught 2,605 to 2,559 win over Kennedy in a Mississippi Valley Conference meet Friday at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center.

Hamie Milota rolled a 307 game and a 371 series for the Cougars.

KENNEDY: Jamie Milota 207-164=371, Alyssa Wiedemeier 176-176=352, Sydney Helms 169-136=305, Abbie Haller 130-172=302, Cate Oliphant 169-132=301, Sam Eltze 152-148=300.

LINN-MAR: Hannah Bates 188-194=382, Katie Routhe 200-161=361, Mekena Diercks 158-171=329, Abbie Smith 141-171=312, Brittni Krause 154-143=297, Alexis Tschantz 119-164=283.

Kennedy: 1,631-928=2,559.

Linn-Mar: 1,681-924=2,605.

 

Kennedy boys nearly upset IC West

IOWA CITY - The Cedar Rapids Kennedy boys basketball team nearly upset third-ranked Iowa City West Friday night, but the Cougars squandered a 10-point halftime lead and lost 42-39 in Iowa City.

Kennedy held the Trojans (12-3, 9-1) to just 14 points in the first half and led 24-14 at intermission.

Michael Bisenius popped in four 3-pointers and scored 12 points for Kennedy (5-10, 3-7). Nobody else scored in double figures for the Cougars.

Wali Parks led Iowa City West with 17 points. Connor McCaffery had 12 points and Devontae Lane added 10.

KENNEDY (39): Brewster 3 0-0 6, Girling 1 1-2 3, Berst 1 0-0 2, Bisenius 4 0-0 12, Wall 1 0-1 2, Beyer 3 0-0 6, Gardner 2 0-0 5, Diggins 1 1-2 3, Duehr 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 2-5 39.

IOWA CITY WEST (42): Parks 6 5-5 17, Henderson 1 1-2 3, Lane 3 4-5 10, C.McCaffery 3 3-4 12, Barnes 0 0-0 0, Distgerhoft 0 0-0 0, P.McCaffery 0 0-0 0, Majors 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 13-16 42.

Halftime - Kennedy 24, Iowa City West 14. 3-point goals - Kennedy 5 (Bisenius 4, Gardner 1), Iowa City West 3 (C.McCaffery 3).

   

No. 6 Kennedy girls fall in OT

The sixth-ranked Kennedy girls basketball team suffered a painful overtime loss, falling to No. 14 Iowa City West 56-55 Friday at Kennedy.

The Cougars led 41-32 at halftime and 46-39 at the end of the third quarter, but the Women of Troy fought back to tie the score at 52-52 at the end of regulation and went on to win at the finish.

Lela Sellers scored 21 points for Kennedy (15-3, 8-2). Linden Runels added 10 points.

Lauren Zacharias scored 20 points for Iowa City West (11-6, 7-3).

IOWA CITY WEST (56): Morgan 2 0-0 6, Zacharias 8 0-0 20, Fay 0 1-2 1, Saunders 3 3-5 10, McGrane 0 0-0 0, Huinker 1 3-4 6, Cook 3 1-4 4, Harder 0 0-2 0, Koch 3 0-1 6, Beckner 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 8-17 56.

KENNEDY (55): Langhurst 3 0-1 8, Hamilton 1 0-0 3, Hayden 2 0-1 5, Sellers 7 7-10 21, Steele 0 0-0 0, Hellweg 0 0-0 0, Dolphin 2 1-3 5, Runels 4 0-0 10, Meier 1 0-0 3. Totals 20 8-15 55.

Halftime – Kennedy 41, Iowa City West 32. 3-point goals – Iowa City West 8 (Zacharias 4, Morgan 2, Saunders, Huinker), Kennedy 7 (Langhurst 2, Runels 2, Hamilton, Hayden, Meier).

 

Kennedy girls fall; Lions, Warriors climb

The Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls basketball team dropped from No. 1 all the way down to No. 6 in the new Class 5A rankings Thursday by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

Kennedy (15-2) lost last week to Cedar Falls, which used the victory to jump from 10th to fourth in the rankings. Ankeny Centennial is the top-ranked team in Class 5A this week.

The Linn-Mar Lions (12-4) jumped from 13th to 10th in the Class 5A rankings. The Washington Warriors (11-6) claimed the 15th and final spot in the poll.

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Hamilton commits to Iowa softball

Cedar Rapids Kennedy junior Ashley Hamilton has committed to the University of Iowa softball program, Kennedy activities director Aaron Stecker confirmed Wednesday morning.

Hamilton, a shortstop, hit .435 with two home runs and 28 RBIs for Kennedy last season as a sophomore. She was named second team all-state in Class 5A by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

Hamilton helped the Cougars compile a 28-13 record last season.

 

Dolphin sparks No. 1 Cougars by Rams

DUBUQUE – Hailey Dolphin scored 22 points to lead the top-ranked Kennedy girls basketball team to a 73-30 win over Dubuque Senior in a Mississippi Valley Conference game Tuesday at Senior.

Lela Sellers added 14 points for the Cougars (15-2). Sydney Hayden scored 12 points. Dolphin and Hayden had four 3-pointers.

Dubuque Senior fell to 2-15.

KENNEDY (73): Langhurst 3 1-2 7, Hamilton 2 0-0 6, Hayden 4 0-0 12, Sellers 6 0-0 14, Steele 2 0-0 4, Timmerman 0 0-0 0, Vaske 1 1-2 3, Hellweg 0 0-0 0, Dolphin 8 2-2 22, Runels 2 0-0 4, Meier 0 0-0 0, Gallagher 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 5-8 73.

DUBUQUE SENIOR (30): Zillig 0 0-0 0, S.Biehl 0 1-2 1, Schueller 0 0-0 0, Burns 1 0-0 2, Hawkins 0 0-0 0, Wernimont 0 0-0 0, Mills 2 0-0 4, Udelhofen 0 0-0 0, Tigges 3 0-1 8, Mott 2 0-0 4, K.Biehl 4 1-2 11. Totals 12 2-5 30.

Halftime – Kennedy 44, Dubuque Senior 14. 3-point goals – Kennedy 12 (Dolphin 4, Hayden 4, Hamilton 2, Sellers 2), Dubuque Senior 4 (K.Biehl 2, Tigges 2).

   

Kennedy boys fall to Dubuque Senior

Dubuque Senior proved to be too much for the Kennedy boys basketball team, as the Rams beat the Cougars 72-61 in a Mississippi Valley Conference game Tuesday at Kennedy.

Drake Brewster scored 13 points for Kennedy (5-9). Derrick Diggins scored 12 points and Matt Gardner added 11 points.

Carter Stevens had 21 points for Senior (9-5) and Derek Noel had 20.

DUBUQUE SENIOR (72): Noel 7 5-5 20, Stevens 6 6-6 21, Link 1 0-0 3, Psihoyos 5 1-2 12, Humpal-Griffin 2 0-0 4, Timmerman 1 0-0 2, Hendricks 2 0-0 5, Carter 2 1-2 5. Totals 26 13-15 72.

KENNEDY (61): Haynes 0 0-0 0, Brewster 4 5-6 13, Gardner 4 2-5 11, Girling 3 0-0 8, Berst 2 0-1 5, Duehr 0 0-0 0, Olejniczak 0 0-0 0, Krall 1 0-0 2, Diggins 4 1-1 12, Bisenius 2 0-1 6, Beyer 1 1-2 3, Wiebel 0 0-0 0, King 0 0-0 0, Wall 0 1-2 1. Totals 21 10-19 61.

Halftime – Dubuque Senior 40, Kennedy 29. 3-point goals – Dubuque Senior 7 (Stevens 3, Noel, Link, Psihoyos, Hendricks), Kennedy 9 (Diggins 3, Bisenius 2, Girling 2, Gardner, Berst).

   
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