Saturday, April 18, 2015
FRIDAY'S SCOREBOARD: USHL PLAYOFFS - Dubuque 5, RoughRiders 1 (Dubuque leads best of 5 series, 2-0) ... MWL - Kernels 5, Peoria 1 ... BOYS SOCCER - Xavier 2, North Scott 1 (SO) ... Iowa City High 4, Washington 2 ... Marion at South Tama ... Mid-Prairie 3, Cedar Valley Christian 1 ... GIRLS SOCCER - North Scott 1, Xavier 0 ... Mid-Prairie 5, Cedar Valley Christian 0 ...Iowa City High 1, Washington 0 ... Marion 6, South Tama 0 ... BOYS TENNIS - Xavier 8, Waterloo Columbus 1 ... COLLEGE BASEBALL - Coe 3, Central 2 ... Coe 7, Central 3 ... COLLEGE SOFTBALL - Kirkwood 12, Southwestern 0 ... Kirkwood 8, Southwestern 3 ...
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Linn-Mar High School - Marion, Iowa

Jenks wins 1600 at Kansas Relays

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Linn-Mar junior Stephanie Jenks ran the fastest 1600 for a high school girl in the country Friday when she captured the event in 4 minutes, 40.78 seconds at the Kansas Relays.

Jenks won the race by nearly three seconds at the prestigious meet.

Jenks currently leads all Iowa high school girls in the 800, 1500 and 3000 meter runs. She has won multiple events at the Drake Relays and Iowa state meet and will be seeking additional titles at the Drake Relays next weekend in Des Moines.



Linn-Mar girls ranked No. 1

The Linn-Mar girls soccer team has moved to the top of the Class 3A rankings in the latest poll released Friday by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

At 3-0, the Lions moved up one spot, replacing West Des Moines Dowling, which dropped to No. 6 after a 2-2 start. Kennedy (2-2) is ranked seventh.

Xavier (0-2) dropped from third to fifth in Class 2A. Marion, 13th in the initial poll, fell from the rankings.


1. Linn-Mar, 2. Iowa City West, 3 Ankeny Centennial, 4. Waukee, 5. Johnston, 6. WDM Dowling, 7. Kennedy, 8. WDM Valley, 9. Bettendorf, 10. Dubuque Hempstead


1. Pleasant Valley, 2. North Scott, 3. Waverly-Shell Rock, 4. Ankeny, 5. Xavier, 6. Dallas Center-Grimes, 7. Pella 8. Lewis Central, 9. Urbandale, 10. Grinnell, 11. Winterset, 12. ADM, 13. Newton, 14. Glenwood, 15. Keokuk


Wash girls claim MVC golf meet

Brett Visser shot a 5-over-par 41 Thursday to help the Washington girls golf team win a Mississippi Valley Conference quadrangular meet at Twin Pines.

Sarah Overton of Iowa City High claimed medalist honors with a 1-over 37. Visser was the runnerup.

Team Standings



Xavier boys kick Lions in OT

Luke Koechner converted a penalty kick in overtime Thursday night as the Xavier Saints edged Linn-Mar, 3-2, in a match of premier Mississippi Valley Conference soccer teams at Linn-Mar.

The Saints took a 2-0 lead on goals by Will Hanigan and Connor Ramlo, but the Lions tied the game on goals by Daniel Luzindya and Danny Peak in the last 10 minutes of the second half.

Mason Hoxie was fouled in the penalty box in the final minute of overtime. Koechner took the penalty kick and gave Xavier the victory.

Ramlo and Hoxie had assists for the Saints in the match. Ben Johnson and Alexy Boehm collected assists for the Lions.

Xavier is ranked No. 2 in Class 2A. Linn-Mar is ranked No. 3 in Class 3A.


Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 22:08

Linn-Mar boys win twice in Iowa City

IOWA CITY - The Linn-Mar Lions captured two relays at the Forwald/Coleman Relays in Iowa City Thursday.

The Lions captured the 4x200 relay in 1:29.25 and claimed the shuttle hurdle relay in 59.27, with Daniel Gorsich running the anchor leg both times.

Austin Flieder, Tristan Freese and Griffin Freese joined Gorsich on the 4x200 relay. Isaac Baumhoefener, Nick House and Zeal Baker ran with Gorsich on the shuttle hurdle relay.

Pleasant Valley won the boys title at the meet. Linn-Mar placed fifth out of eight teams.

Waukee claimed the girls title. Linn-Mar finished seventh and Kennedy was eighth.

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