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Prairie High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Prairie girls bowl them over

MARSHALLTOWN – High school bowling tournaments usually don’t feature cheerleaders.

But the iconic Totem Bowl in Marshalltown on Tuesday was nearly as raucous as any Friday night gym as former Prairie bowler Nick Blood and a bunch of his buddies were on hand to cheer on this year’s record-setting girls team.

With a different chant for each of the six girls, they celebrated every made split and especially every strike. And by the end of the night the boys were hoarse as the Prairie girls bowled over the four-team field and easily danced their way into the state tournament next week in Des Moines.

With an unbeaten record and the highest team average in the state by far, the Prairie girls will be the team to beat.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:08

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Smith-Drahos nets 29 in loss to Trojans

Max Smith-Drahos scored 29 points, but the fifth-ranked Iowa City West boys basketball team dominated Prairie 83-53 in a Mississippi Valley Conference game Tuesday at Prairie.

Prairie kept the deficit to 10 points at halftime, 39-29, but the Trojans pulled away in the second half.

Jalen Rima added 15 points for the Prairie Hawks (7-13, 5-10).

Alex Henderson scored 23 points to lead the Trojans (16-4, 13-2). Devontae Lane added 19.

IOWA CITY WEST (83): Pederson 0 0-0 0, Anderson 0 0-0 0, Parks 3 1-2 7, Henderson 9 1-1 23, Lane 8 3-3 19, Lohaus 5 0-0 10, P.McCaffery 2 0-0 3, C.McCaffery 4 5-6 14, Barnes 0 0-0 0, Fullard 0 0-0 0, Disterhoft 0 0-0 0, Carter 0 0-0 0. Totals 33 12-14 83.

PRAIRIE (53): Copeland 0 0-0 0, Lorenz 0 0-0 0, C.Clark 0 2-2 2, Reittinger 0 0-0 0, Smith-Drahos 11 7-7 29, Eilers 1 0-0 3, Rima 7 0-1 15, Hook 0 0-0 0, Serbousek 0 0-0 0, Oxley 11 0-0 2, Nierling 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 9-10 53.

Halftime – Iowa City West 39, Prairie 29. 3-point goals – Iowa City West 5 (Henderson 4, C.McCaffery), Prairie 2 (Eilers, Rima).

 

Prairie wrestlers eye 2 trophies at state

Kane Thompson proved you can win two state wrestling titles in one week when he led Alburnett to the state dual meet title and the state individual meet title in 2013 when he was coaching at Alburnett.

"It can be done," Thompson said Monday. "Our community at Alburnett was super-proud of that."

Now he'd like to collect high finishes in both tournaments this week with the Prairie Hawks. He's not predicting state titles, but he does think top-3 finishes in both events - or higher - are possible.

"We have a great opportunity," said Thompson, in his first season at Prairie. "I know the traditional tournament means a lot to the individuals, but I think you can be ready for both."

The Hawks (19-3) will face Johnston (21-2) in the opening round of the state dual meet tournament on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. It's a one-day tournament, with the semifinals at 1 p.m. and the finals at 6:30 p.m.

The other first-round matches are Southeast Polk (16-0) against Clinton (16-2), West Des Moines Valley (21-1) against Waverly-Shell Rock (23-4), and Hempstead (27-0) against Indianola (18-2).

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Prairie wins title, sends 9 to state

WAVERLY - The Cedar Rapids Prairie wrestling team won the Class 3A district title at Waverly-Shell Rock Saturday and qualified nine grapplers for the state tournament in Des Moines.

The Hawks rolled up 245.5 points, topping Waverly-Shell Rock by 41.5 points for the crown.

Conrad Braswell (106), Marcus England (113), Trenten Wennermark (126), Sam Uthoff (132) and Taylor Mehmen (195) claimed titles for Prairie. Jacob Tedrow (120), Morgan Hood (152), Tyler Pasker (220) and Alex Heisdorffer (285) placed second and qualified for state as district runners-up.

The Xavier Saints captured three district titles and finished fourth in the team standings. Keegan Schultschik (120), Clint Lembeck (138) and Josh Gehrke (145) were crowned district champions for the Saints.

Team Standings

1. Prairie 245.5, 2. Waverly-Shell Rock 204, 3. Mason City 137.5, 4. Xavier 135, 5. Marshalltown 128, 6. Cedar Falls 123, 7. Waterloo East 75, 8. Waterloo West 55.

 

Sundstrom paces Prairie by Wahawks

Ashley Sundstrom had a 243 game and a 460 series to lead the Prairie girls bowling team to a 3,126 to 2,575 win over Waterloo West in a Mississippi Valley Conference meet Friday at Lancer Lanes.

Marissa Gates rolled a 379 series for the Wahawks.

WATERLOO WEST: Marissa Gates 165-214=379, Abbey Fangman 179-184=363, Laura Collins 190-173=363, Katlyn Bracken 170-163=333, Kira Gilbert 177-147=324, Mackenzie Hackbarth 155-155=310.

PRAIRIE: Ashley Sundstrom 243-217=460, Rylee Blood 210-213=423, Sabrina Keiper 193-212=405, Jade Klinefelter 192-207=399, Mikayla Hite 202-161=363, Kaitlyn Early 161-198=359.

Waterloo West: 1,762-813=2,575.

Prairie: 2,050-1,076=3,126.

   
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