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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

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Meeker, Beckman give Prairie big boost

Bryce Meeker has been a big boy for a long time.

He weighed 260 pounds when he began playing varsity football at Cedar Rapids Prairie as a precocious freshman in 2011, battling older guys and more than holding his own.

He's gained 10 or 15 pounds every year and is now an imposing physical specimen at 300 pounds, ready for his final campaign with the Hawks and a spot with the Iowa State Cyclones next year.

"I'm feeling good. I'm feeling really good," he said this week at practice.

"I'm just taking everything in. Going out and proving something," he said. "Not taking any reps off, not trying to be a kid who commits and then takes a season off.

"I want to go out and prove something. We're still a family and a team out here. Just trying to do everything I can."

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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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Metro Players in Pro Baseball

The Metro Sports Report provides a daily update on Metro graduates who are playing pro baseball. Here is the report through Aug. 10:

RYAN SWEENEY (Xavier), Chicago Cubs, OF Sweeney went 2-for-3 Sunday and scored two runs. He is hitting a season-high .253 (48-for-182) with 3 homers and 19 RBIs.

SCOTT SCHEBLER (CR Prairie), Chattanooga, OF, Double-A, Southern League (Dodgers) Schebler went 0-for-3 Sunday with an RBI and run scored. He is hitting .274 (114-416) with 20 homers and 60 RBIs.

KELLEN SWEENEY (CR Jefferson), Dunedin, IF, Advanced A, Florida State League (Blue Jays) Sweeney has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He was hitting .222 (8 for 36) with four doubles and an RBI.

CHAD CHRISTENSEN (CR Washington), Kernels, OF/IF, Class A, Midwest League (Twins) Christensen went 1-for-6 Sunday with a walk and run scored. He is hitting .272 (113-for-415) with 9 homers and 61 RBIs.

JON KELLER (Xavier), Frederick, P, Class A, Carolina League (Orioles) Keller (0-0, 8.31) is on the Disabled List with a left intercostal strain.

MITCH KELLER (Xavier), Bradenton, P, Rookie, Gulf Coast League (Pirates) Keller (0-0, 1.76) did not pitch Sunday.

ANDREW HANSE (Linn-Mar), Bowling Green, P, Class A, Midwest League (Tampa Bay) Hanse (1-3, 5.33) did not pitch Sunday.

DAKOTA FREESE (Washington), Athletics, P, Rookie Arizona League (Oakland) Freese is on the 60-day Disabled List and probably will not pitch again until the fall.

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 August 2014 20:37
 

Metro Players in Pro Baseball

The Metro Sports Report provides a daily update on Metro graduates who are playing pro baseball. Here is the report through Aug. 6:

RYAN SWEENEY (Xavier), Chicago Cubs, OF Sweeney went 2-for-4 Wednesday and scored a run. He is hitting a season-high .247 (43-for-174) with 3 homers and 18 RBIs.

SCOTT SCHEBLER (CR Prairie), Chattanooga, OF, Double-A, Southern League (Dodgers) Schebler went 0-for-4 Wednesday. He is hitting .275 (111-404) with 20 homers and 58 RBIs.

KELLEN SWEENEY (CR Jefferson), Dunedin, IF, Advanced A, Florida State League (Blue Jays) Sweeney has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He was hitting .222 (8 for 36) with four doubles and an RBI.

CHAD CHRISTENSEN (CR Washington), Kernels, OF/IF, Class A, Midwest League (Twins) Christensen entered Wednesday's game as a defensive replacement for Joe Mauer at first base. He batted once and was hit-by-pitch. He is hitting .281 (111-for-397) with 9 homers and 60 RBIs.

JON KELLER (Xavier), Frederick, P, Class A, Carolina League (Orioles) Keller (0-0, 8.31) is on the Disabled List with a left intercostal strain.

MITCH KELLER (Xavier), Bradenton, P, Rookie, Gulf Coast League (Pirates) Keller (0-0, 1.76) pitched 3.1 scoreless innings Wednesday, despite giving up 4 walks and 2 hits. He struck out two batters.

ANDREW HANSE (Linn-Mar), Bowling Green, P, Class A, Midwest League (Tampa Bay). Hanse (1-3, 5.33) got his first victory of the season Wednesday with three shutout innings in relief. He allowed one hit and 2 walks, with 4 strikeouts.

DAKOTA FREESE (Washington), Athletics, P, Rookie Arizona League (Oakland) Freese is on the 60-day Disabled List and probably will not pitch again until the fall.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 18:37
   
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