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Waukee nips Kennedy at Hunters Ridge

The Waukee Warriors spoiled the day for the Kennedy Cougars and everyone else at the Linn-Mar Invitational golf tournament Monday at Hunters Ridge.

Tripp Kinney of Waukee fired a 3-under-par 69 to claim medalist honors and lead the Warriors to the team championship.

Waukee nipped Kennedy, 305-306, for the title.

Cole Murdock of Kennedy finished second in the individual standings with a2-over 74. The Cougars got a 75 from Conner Koberg and a 76 from Davis Sutton, but all their other golfers shot in the 80's.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 20:33



Steph Jenks wins Metro Spotlight Award

Linn-Mar junior Stephanie Jenks is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school girls this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Jenks captured the silver medal in the triathlon at the Youth Olympic Games Saturday in Nanjing, China, with a time of 1 hour, 33 seconds in the grueling swim, bike and run event.

The Youth Olympic Games are being covered on television, which showed the spectacular opening ceremony.

Jenks has become a world traveler in her running and triathlon career with trips to China, England, Brazil and Mexico. She also has competed all over the United States and will race in the ITU Junior World Triathlon in Edmonton, Canada Aug. 29.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 August 2014 19:55



Jenks takes 2nd at triathlon in China

NANJING, China - Linn-Mar junior Stephanie Jenks celebrated her 17th birthday in China Saturday by claiming the silver medal in the triathlon at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

Jenks was clocked in 1 hour and 33 seconds. Brittany Dutton of Australia won the event in 59 minutes, 56 seconds, beating Jenks by 37 seconds.

Emilie Morier of France was third in 1 hour and 55 seconds.

Jenks was timed in 10:26 in the .75 kilometer swim, 31:20 in the 20 kilometer bike race and 17:31 in the 5K run.

A total of 32 athletes from around the world competed in the event.


Daniels named captain of all-state team

Kennedy High School junior Zach Daniels has been named the captain of the Class 4A all-state baseball team by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Daniels had a sensational year for the Cougars as a pitcher, hitter and second baseman as Kennedy reached the state tournament.

Sammy Lizarraga of Kennedy and Spencer Van Scoyoc of Jefferson joined Daniels on the IHSBCA All-State Super Team, which is selected regardless of a school's class as 4A, 3A, 2A or 1A.

Manny Jeffery of Linn-Mar made the Class 4A second team.

Bryce Grimm of Xavier was named first team all-state in Class 3A.


Sutton fires 65 as Cougars win MVC title

WATERLOO - Davis Sutton and the Kennedy Cougars collected a resounding victory at the Mississippi Valley Conference Super Golf Meet at Gates Park in Waterloo Thursday.

Sutton fired a 7-under-65 to grab medalist honors and the Cougars won the conference title by 18 shots over Xavier.

Kennedy claimed four spots in the top-10 standings. Ross Grekoff was fifth with an even-par 72, Cole Murdock finished sixth at 73 and Conner Koberg was eighth with a 74.


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