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Prairie High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Prairie saves day for Metro grapplers

Thank goodness for Prairie.

The Prairie Hawks won their regional dual meet tournament Wednesday night with a convincing 51-21 victory over North Scott, but none of the other Metro wrestling teams qualified for the state tournament.

The seventh-ranked Kennedy Cougars got punched by No. 13 Clinton, 44-26, in the regional finals at Kennedy.

The ninth-ranked Jefferson J-Hawks were stunned by No. 24 Dowling Catholic in the regional semifinals at Johnston and never got a chance to wrestle for a regional title.

The 18th-ranked Linn-Mar Lions lost to No. 4 Dubuque Hempstead, 49-27, in the regional finals after sticking No. 16 Bettendorf in the semifinals, 45-24.

The sixth-ranked Prairie Hawks (19-3) will face fifth-ranked Johnston (21-2) in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state dual meet tournament next Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

The other quarterfinals feature 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).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 22:19

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No. 15 Wash girls clip Prairie

The 15th-ranked Washington girls basketall team stormed to a 14-2 lead at the start and went on to beat Prairie, 60-52, in a Mississippi Valley Conference game Tuesday at Prairie.

The Prairie Hawks cut the lead to three points, 42-39, but the Warriors held on down the stretch.

Vanessa Eniola scored 15 points for Washington (13-7). Anne Visser scored 13 points and Jayla Johnson added 10 points.

Olivier Usher shot 10-of-11 from the free-throw line and finished with 18 points for Prairie (10-10). Jenna Wagemester scored 15 points and Sarah Schmitt added 10.

WASHINGTON (60): Clark 0 3-4 3, Carey 1 0-0 2, Visser 6 0-0 13, Eniola 5 2-2 15, Hoeger 0 0-0 0, Bruner 2 0-0 5, Puk 2 1-1 6, Riley 2 0-0 6, Mia 0 0-0 0, Johnson 4 2-5 10. Totals 22 8-12 0.

PRAIRIE (52): Moenk 0 0-0 0, Altenhofen 0 0-0 0, Schmitt 4 1-2 10, Stebral 0 0-0 0, Usher 2 10-11 18, Wagemester 3-4 15, Kuch 1 0-0 2, Stoffer 0 1-2 1, Person 2 2-4 6. Totals 16 17-23 52.

Halftime – Washington 27, Prairie 21. 3-point goals – Washington 8 (Eniola 3, Riley 2, Visser, Bruner, Puk), Prairie 3 (Usher 2, Schmitt).

 

Smith-Drahos paces Hawks by Warriors

Max Smith-Drahos scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Prairie boys basketball team to a 78-65 win over Washington in a Mississippi Valley Conference game Tuesday at Prairie.

Jalen Rima collected 20 points, seven rebounds and five steals for the Prairie Hawks (7-11, 5-8). Cal Clark added 14 points.

Hunter Strait led the Warriors (6-11, 3-9) with 22 points. Laveechie Williams scored 15 points and had 11 rebounds. Keion Wills added 12 points.

WASHINGTON (65): Wills 4 2-2 12, Strait 5-6 22, Dawson 2 0-0 4, Hobbs 3 2-2 2, Thomas 2 2-2 7, Jackson 1 0-0 3, Williams 7 1-2 15. Totals 23 12-14 65.

PRAIRIE (78): Copeland 1 3-3 5, Clark 4 5-5 14, Smith-Drahos 9 7-7 25, Eilers 1 1-2 4, Rima 7 5-11 20, Hook 1 0-0 2, Serbousek 1 2-2 4, Oxley 2 0-0 4. Totals 26 23-30 78.

Halftime – Prairie 31, Washington 28. 3-point goals – Washington 7 (Strait 3, Wills 2, Thomas, Jackson), Prairie 3 (Clark, Eilers, Rima).

   

Blood wins Metro Spotlight Award

Rylee Blood of Cedar Rapids Prairie is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school girls this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Blood, a senior, leads all Metro bowlers this season with a 196.7 game average and 393.4 series. She's rolled a high game of 266 this season and a high series of 470.

Blood ranks seventh overall in the state this year. Last year, she helped the Hawks place third at the Class 3A state tournament.

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Blood has big day for Prairie girls

WATERLOO – Rylee Blood shot a 266 game and a 470 series as the Prairie girls bowling team topped Waterloo East 3,033-2,852 in a Mississippi Valley Conference meet Friday at Cadillac Lanes.

Ashley Cary rolled a 458 series for the Trojans.

PRAIRIE: Rylee Blood 266-204=470, Jade Klinefelter 165-247=412, Sabrina Keiper 203-179=382, Mikayla Hite 199-169=368, Kaitlyn Early 200-168=368, Ashley Sundstrom 139-201=340.

WATERLOO EAST: Ashley Cary 210-248=458, Josie Jacobs 205-205=410, Leah Frost 196-190=386, Ashlee Snapp 153-217=370, Alissa Claassen 192-157=349, Alysha Edler 123-156=279.

Prairie: 2,000-1,033=3,033.

Waterloo East: 1,973-879=2,852.

   
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