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Washington High School - Cedar Rapids, 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.



Warriors outlast pesky J-Hawks, 43-26

Almost 47 years to the day, Jefferson All-Americans John Blessman and Doug Lane returned together to the Kingston Stadium sidelines Friday night for a football game with Washington.

Blessman came from the Amanas, Lane from California.

The last time they were there the Warriors beat their heralded undefeated team to break the J-Hawks' 37-game win streak.

The two old gladiators gave a pep talk to this year’s rejuvinated Jefferson squad and came close to getting revenge for that bitter loss nearly a half-century ago.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 08:25



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.



Wash girls dunked by Cedar Falls

The Cedar Falls Tigers won all 12 events Tuesday and sank Washington, 140-45, in the first Mississippi Valley Conference girls swim meet of the season at Washington

Madison Hall and Brittany Moffatt won two individual events for Cedar Falls.

Kaitlyn Nemickas placed second in the 100 backstroke for Washington. The Warriors also placed second in the 400 freestyle relay with Emily Nelson, Lucy Ernst, Lauren Havertape and Nemickas.


Cedar Falls 140, Washington 45


200 medley relay - Cedar Falls 1:54.61

200 free - Madison Hall (CF) 2:05.67

200 IM - Brittany Moffatt (CF) 2:16.67

50 free - Martee Grainger (CF) 26.11

Diving - Kelly Olsen (CF) 197.20

100 fly - Meghan Hackett (CF) 1:01.48

100 free - Madison Hall (CF) 56.33

500 free - Brittany Moffatt (CF) 5:20.01

200 free relay - Cedar Falls 1:42.56

100 back - Sammi Hall (CF) 1:04.81

100 breast - Olivia Clark (CF) 1:11.92

400 free relay - Cedar Falls 3:50.32

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:46
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