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Kennedy High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

No. 1 Cougars ripped by Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS - Cedar Falls coach Gregg Groen says there's nothing flashy about the manner in which his girls' basketball team defends. Friday night, it was the Tigers' hard-nosed, man-to-man approach that allowed Groen's team to force its way into the conversation as one of the state's best.

Class 5A's No. 10-rated Cedar Falls held No. 1 Kennedy 13 points below its season-low to take over sole possession of first place in the Mississippi Valley Conference Valley Division standings with an eye-opening, 46-30 victory.

"We just play man-to-man defense," Groen said after his team held Kennedy to 9 of 41 shooting. "We really don't do that much special. It becomes a team effort of how can we collectively shut them down. Tonight I thought the girls came out and I thought they played extremely well defensively."

After patiently passing the ball around Kennedy's zone defense in the first quarter to take a 13-8 lead aided by three Kiana Barney 3-pointers, the Tigers (13-1, 8-0) held Kennedy (14-2, 7-1) scoreless for the final six minutes of the second quarter resulting in a commanding 24-12 halftime advantage.

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Cougars fall to Cedar Falls in OT

A.J. Green scored 32 points to lead the Cedar Falls boys basketball team to a 73-66 overtime win over Kennedy in a Mississippi Valley Conference game Friday at Kennedy.

The Cougars led by as much as 48-39 with three minutes left in regulation, but the Tigers fought back to tie the score at 55 and send the game into overtime, where they out-scored Kennedy 18-11.

Derrick Diggins scored 27 points for the Cougars (5-8). Drake Brewster and Matt Berst each scored 11.

Cedar Falls improved to 9-3.

CEDAR FALLS (73): Fagan 4 7-11 15, Harrington 1 0-0 3, Green 9 10-10 32, Labeaux 5 3-4 13, Alexander 0 3-6 3, Johnson 1 2-4 4, Bower 0 0-0 0, Gerdes 0 3-4 3, Leisinger 0 0-0 0, Loecher 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 28-39 73.

KENNEDY (66): Haynes 0 0-0 0, Brewster 3 5-5 11, Gardner 0 0-0 0, Girling 1 2-2 5, Berst 4 2-3 11, Duehr 1 0-0 2, Diggins 11 2-3 27, Bisenius 1 0-2 2, Wall 2 2-5 6, Beyer 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 13-20 66.

Halftime – Kennedy 27, Cedar Falls 22. 3-point goals – Cedar Falls 5 (Green 4, Harrington), Kennedy 5 (Diggins 3, Girling, Berst).

 

Milota leads Cougars by IC West

Jamie Milota had a 204 game and a 365 series to lead the Kennedy girls bowling team to a 2,366 to 2,178 win over Iowa City West in a Mississippi Valley Conference meet Friday at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center.

Samantha Lovell rolled a 396 series for the Women of Troy.

IOWA CITY WEST: Samantha Lovell 203-193=396, Kalei Strabala 130-161=291, Nicole Ritchey 148-123=271, Ashley Bys 122-146=268, Skyler Dickerson 123-119=242, Allison Bys 125-113=238.

KENNEDY: Jamie Milota 204-161=365, Alyssa Wiedemeier 182-160=342, Cate Oliphant 117-184=301, Sydney Helms 161-135=296, Abbie Haller 161-131=292, Sam Eltze 122-148=270.

Iowa City West: 1,468-710=2,178.

Kennedy: 1,596-770=2,366.

   

Jambois rolls 473 series for Cougars

James Jambois rolled a 268 game and a 473 series, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa City West edged the Kennedy boys bowling team, 2,976 pins to 2,863, in a Mississippi Valley Conference meet Friday at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center.

Jordan Tiegs had a 428 series for the Trojans.

IOWA CITY WEST: Jordon Tiegs 204-224=428, Jacob Fisher 209-201=410, Corey Roth 211-195=406, Nicholas Rohm 246-152=398, Patrick Wood 192-172=364, Kalen Rios 139-135=274.

KENNEDY: James Jambois 205-268=473, Max Hiatt 193-208=401, Bert Goodwin 187-187=374, Dakota Dippel 127-244=371, Nathan Fisher 160-160=320, Nick Green 147-159=306.

Iowa City West: 2,006-970=2,976.

Kennedy: 1,939-924=2,863.

 

Kennedy girls stay No. 1 in rankings

The Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls basketball team remained No. 1 in the Class 5A girls basketball rankings, released Thursday by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

Linn-Mar fell from 12th to 13th in Class 5A. Marion remained No. 7 in Class 4A.

CLASS 5A

1. Kennedy, 2. Indianola, 3. Ankeny Centennial, 4. Waukee, 5. Johnston, 6. Dowling Catholic, 7. Southeast Polk, 8. Iowa City High, 9. Davenport North, 10. Cedar Falls, 11. West Des Moines Valley, 12. Pleasant Valley, 13. Linn-Mar, 14. Iowa City West, 15. Davenport West.

CLASS 4A

1. Harlan, 2. Western Dubuque, 3. Lewis Central, 4. Keokuk, 5. Ballard, 6. North Scott, 7. Marion, 8. Pella, 9. Fairfield, 10. Mason City, 11. Grinnell, 12. Waverly-Shell Rock, 13. Dallas Center-Grimes, 14. Boone, 15. Carlisle.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016 23:15
   

Cougars pin IC West, Wahlert

DUBUQUE – The Kennedy wrestling team earned a pair of wins, beating Iowa City West 39-34 and Dubuque Wahlert 47-21 in a Mississippi Valley Conference double-dual Thursday at Wahlert.

Cam Shaver had a pin and a technical fall at 113 pounds for the Cougars. Eli Benion (106), Nolan Hromidko (132), Kale Crawford (145), Ben Sarasin (160), Garrett Kubovec (182), Sam Pape (195) and Dalles Jacobus (220) each had one pin.

KENNEDY 39, IOWA CITY WEST 34
126 – Aaron Stumpf (ICW) pinned Austin McLeod 3:14.
132 – Nolan Hromidko (K) pinned Connor Harris :34.
138 – Nelson Brands (ICW) pinned Dylan Ironside 2:39.
145 – Kale Crawford (K) pinned Ben Bertell 3:07.
152 – Logen Rodriguez (K) major dec. Tyler Yoerger 9-1.
160 – Ben Sarasin (K) pinned Ashton Stumpf :32.
170 – Carter Rohweder (ICW) pinned Todd Gusta 3:08.
182 – Garrett Kubovec (K) dec. Nate Kelsay 5-4.
195 – Donovan Doyle (ICW) pinned Sam Pape 1:42.
220 – Dalles Jacobus (K) pinned Guy Snow 2:45.

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Cougars pin IC West, Wahlert

DUBUQUE – The Kennedy wrestling team earned a pair of wins, beating Iowa City West 39-34 and Dubuque Wahlert 47-21 in a Mississippi Valley Conference double-dual Thursday at Wahlert.

Cam Shaver had a pin and a technical fall at 113 pounds for the Cougars. Eli Benion (106), Nolan Hromidko (132), Kale Crawford (145), Ben Sarasin (160), Garrett Kubovec (182), Sam Pape (195) and Dalles Jacobus (220) each had one pin.

KENNEDY 39, IOWA CITY WEST 34
126 – Aaron Stumpf (ICW) pinned Austin McLeod 3:14.
132 – Nolan Hromidko (K) pinned Connor Harris :34.
138 – Nelson Brands (ICW) pinned Dylan Ironside 2:39.
145 – Kale Crawford (K) pinned Ben Bertell 3:07.
152 – Logen Rodriguez (K) major dec. Tyler Yoerger 9-1.
160 – Ben Sarasin (K) pinned Ashton Stumpf :32.
170 – Carter Rohweder (ICW) pinned Todd Gusta 3:08.
182 – Garrett Kubovec (K) dec. Nate Kelsay 5-4.
195 – Donovan Doyle (ICW) pinned Sam Pape 1:42.
220 – Dalles Jacobus (K) pinned Guy Snow 2:45.

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Kennedy boys dunk City High

The Kennedy boys swimming team won 10 of 11 events and beat Iowa City High, 116-42, in a Mississippi Valley Conference meet Tuesday at Kennedy.

Brady Gibson won the 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly for the Cougars. Cade Schoenauer took the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle, Stefan Kitsos captured the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke, and Dawson Gibbons won the 50 freestyle.

Kennedy also won the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays.

KENNEDY 116, IOWA CITY HIGH 42
200 medley relay – Kennedy (Brady Gibson, Stefan Kitsos, Alec Hanson, Reece Linder) 1:47.56.
200 freestyle – Gibson (K) 1:59.83.
200 individual medley – Cade Schoenauer (K) 2:14.23.
50 freestyle – Dawson Gibbons (K) 24.73.
100 butterfly – Gibson (K) 59.76.
100 freestyle – Schoenauer (K) 51.26.
500 freestyle – Kitsos (K) 5:23.28.
200 freestyle relay – Kennedy (Schoenauer, Clark Montover, Spencer Davis, Gibbons) 1:37.69.
100 backstroke – Kitsos (K) 56.77.
100 breaststroke – Nate Katalanich (C) 1:05.23.
400 freestyle relay – Kennedy (Schoenauer, Linder, Gibson, Kitsos) 3:32.12.

 

Cougars hit low point in 56-37 loss

It's nearly late January and the Cedar Rapids Kennedy boys basketball team is still searching for answers.

Coach Jon McKowen is beginning to wonder if they'll find them in time.

The Cougars hit a power outage Tuesday night and were stuffed by Johnston, 56-37, in a non-conference game at Kennedy that dropped the Cougars to 5-and-7 for the campaign following two straight trips to the state tournament.

Kennedy made only four field goals in the first half and shot poorly for the entire game, finishing 13 of 51 for 25.5 percent, and their output of 37 points was the lowest in McKowen's three years as head coach. The previous low was 43 points in a 53-43 setback to Ames earlier this season.

The Cougars trailed 29-14 at halftime Tuesday and never caught up.

"As players we're not messing, but as coaches we're also not meshing with each other," McKowen said outside the quiet Kennedy locker room. "Now is the time. Our backs are against the wall and it's kind of desperation time. We have to figure each other out pretty quick."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 23:31

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England, Uthoff win titles for Prairie

GENESEO, Ill. - Marcus England and Sam Uthoff won titles for the Cedar Rapids Prairie wrestling team at the Geneseo Invitational Saturday.

England, who is ranked No. 5 at 113 pounds, pinned Jacob Schipper of North Scott in 3:02 for his crown. England went 3-0 in the tournament with three straight pins.

Uthoff, who is ranked No. 1 at 132 pounds, raised his record to 24-0 with a 12-2 major decision over Josh Jones of Chicago Heights in the finals. Uthoff went 4-0 in the tournament with three pins and a technical fall.

Taylor Mehmen placed second at 195 pounds for Prairie.

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