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Linn-Mar High School - Marion, Iowa

Murphy runs away at Prairie Invy

The last time Daniel Murphy ran in a high school cross country race, he collapsed at the Class 4A state meet in Fort Dodge and ended up in a hospital.

Saturday was much, much better.

Murphy ran away with top honors at the 30th Prairie Invitational and shattered the meet record in 15 minutes, 26 seconds for the 5K course.

The Linn-Mar senior beat Tysen VanDraska of Prairie by 11 seconds in the field of 17 schools and 119 individuals.

"I was not expecting that, honestly," Murphy said after his convincing victory. "Me and Tysen were battling a lot. I'm going to take it. It's a P.R. (personal record)."

Murphy was one of the top runners for the Linn-Mar varsity last year as a junior, but he suffered from dehydration and perhaps a virus at the state meet and finished 115th and last in 19 minutes, 43 seconds.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 21:56



Lions turn tables on Prairie, 35-9

Bob Forsyth said he never mentioned it.

“I don’t recall it ever coming up,” he said as a big smile crossed his face.

The “it” of which the veteran Linn-Mar football coach spoke was the result of the Lions last visit to John Wall Field in Week 8 of the 2013 season against Prairie.

In that contest, the Hawks amassed 615 total yards en route to a 63-17 victory.

What a difference 10 months can make.

Linn-Mar’s defense held Prairie to just 72 yards on the ground while the offense took advantage of five Prairie turnovers to win the 2014 opener, 35-9, on a rainy night at Prairie.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:59



Lindwall takes honors at MVC golf

Cedar Rapids Washington sophomore Frank Lindwall fired a 2-under-par 34 Thursday to claim medalist honors at a Mississippi Valley Conference golf meet at Twin Pines.

Sean Fernholz of Cedar Falls placed second with a 35.

Trevor McCann of Linn-Mar and Nile Happel of Jefferson shot even-par rounds of 36 to tie for third place with Matt Bauman of Cedar Falls.

Linn-Mar, Cedar Falls and Washington all finished with four-man scores of 148. They finished 1-2-3 in the team standings, respectively, based on the fifth-score tiebreaker.


1. Linn-Mar 148, 2. Cedar Falls 148, 3. Washington 148, 4. Jefferson 161.

LINN-MAR: Trevor McCann 36, Ben Greif 37, Owen VanderVelden 37, Max Thrune 38, Brent Larson 39, Jordan Bohannon 39, Andrew Wood 41.

WASHINGTON: Frank Lindwall 34, Jake Patterson 37, Will Jackson 37, Joe Slattery 40, Alex Slattery 41, Evan Jankwietz 41, Jabe Gonder 44.

JEFFERSON: Nile Happel 36, Reid Griffeth 41, Kelen Brown 42, Connor Hammons 42, Adan Van Oort 44, Carter Schmitz 44, Dawson Gage 47.


Big openers on tap for Metro gridders

There was no grand design. Nobody sat down and tried to fill the opening night of the 2014 high school football season with intriguing matchups, but that's how it turned out.

No matter where you look, all of the eight Metro teams will have an interesting battle on their hands when they open the campaign Friday night.

You've got the ancient rivalry of Washington vs. Jefferson at Kingston Stadium, with the Warriors looking to build on last year's momentum and the improved J-Hawks looking to accomplish big things this year with newcomer Jesse Furrow at quarterback.

You've got Linn-Mar at Prairie, where the Lions are hoping to rebound from a couple of sub-par campaigns and the Hawks are looking to improve upon a .500 season behind 300-pound lineman Bryce Meeker, a future Iowa State Cyclone.

There's Kennedy at Iowa City West, where both teams have new head coaches who were promoted from within the program.

There's Marion at Mount Vernon, where the Indians will be tackling the start of a demanding schedule.



Drake makes big splash for Lions

Kelsey Drake won two events and helped win two more Tuesday in her first meet for the Linn-Mar girls swimming team.

Drake, a transfer from Jefferson, captured the 200 IM and 100 fly as the Lions trimmed Newton, 99-87, in the season opener at the Linn-Mar Aquatics Center.

Drake also swam on the triumphant 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay.

Kelly Wingerson won the 200 free and 500 free for Linn-Mar.




200 medley relay - Linn-Mar (Lizzie Adams, Paige Broghammer, Kelsey Drake, Hailey Harms) 1:53.84

200 free - Kelly Wingerson (LM) 2:07.12

200 IM - Kelsey Drake (LM) 2:08.59

50 free - (tie) Jenn Jenks (LM) & Samantha Hedrick (NEW), 24.86

Diving - Alyssa Deuso (LM) 231.40

100 fly - Kelsey Drake (LM) 56.08

100 free - Samantha Hedrick (NEW) 52.78

500 free - Kelly Wingerson (LM) 5:46.70

200 free relay - Linn-Mar (Jenn Jenks, Hailey Harms, Paige Broghammer, Kelsey Drake) 1:41.83

100 back - Lizzie Adams (LM) 1:03.64

100 breast - Paige Broghammer (LM) 1:13.82

400 free relay - Newton 3:46.80

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 20:50
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