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Thursday, February 11, 2016
WEDNESDAY'S SCOREBOARD: CLASS 3A WRESTLING REGIONAL TEAM DUALS: Linn-Mar 45, Bettendorf 24 ... Dubuque Hempstead 49, Linn-Mar 27 ... WDM Dowling 39, Jefferson 33 ... Prairie 51, North Scott 21 ... Clinton 44, Kennedy 26 ... WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Mount Mercy 74, Clarke 65 ... Kirkwood 71, DMACC 66 ... Dubuque 94, Coe 89 ... MEN'S BASKETBALL: Mount Mercy 72, Clarke 49 ... Kirkwood 83, DMACC 80 ... Dubuque 82, Coe 75 ...
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Washington High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Washington honors 9 for Hall of Fame

Cedar Rapids Washington will induct nine new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday.

Seven former Washington athletes will be honored, along with former coach Bill Pinckney and broadcaster Ron Gonder.

Pinckney was a track coach at Washington for 26 years, including 17 years as the head coach. He was an assistant football coach for 20 years and an assistant wrestling coach for five years.

Gonder spent 31 years at WMT as the sports director or assistant sports director. He covered high school sports for many of those years.

The seven athletes are:

BILL BERGMAN (1967) - Three-time state champion swimmer and member of three state championship teams.

SANDY PARKS DUNCAN (1977) - State runner-up on balance beam in gymnastics and member of two state championship teams.

MIKE NOONAN (1983) - Second team all-state basketball, academic all-state and valedictorian.

KAYLA PIRTLE (1995) - Member of state basketball champions. Honorable Mention All-American.

MICHAEL MILAM (2000) - Played football, basketball and track. First team all-state in 1999 and second team all-state in 1998. Set six school records as running back and strong safety.

TRAVIS RHONE (2005) - Played football and basketball. First team all-state in football in 2003 and 2004. Set 15 school records as a running back.

RYAN PHELAN (2008) - Two-time state champion in swimming. Holds four school records. Received nine All-American honors.

The Hall of Fame ceremonies will begin with a social hour in the cafeteria at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Hall of Fame program at 5 p.m. The new inductees will be introduced between games of the girl/boy varsity doubleheader against Jefferson Friday night.

 

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).

   

Saulnier, Kelley share Metro Spotlight

Nick Saulnier and Cameron Kelley of Cedar Rapids Washington are the co-winners of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Saulnier and Kelley led the Warriors to their 53rd straight district swimming title Saturday with superlative performances at the Linn-Mar Aquatic Center.

Saulnier, a senior, captured the 200 individual medley (1:52.19) and the 100 backstroke (51.16) at the district meet. He also swam on two triumphant relay teams and has been seeded No. 1 in the 200 IM and 100 back for the state meet in Marshalltown this Saturday.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 February 2016 14:46

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Kelley, Saulnier lead Wash to No.53

State meet, here they come.

Cameron Kelley and Nick Saulnier had big days for the Cedar Rapids Washington swimming team Saturday as the Warriors won their 53rd straight district title at the Linn-Mar Aquatic Center.

Kelley and Saulnier both captured two individual events and swam on two victorious relay teams. Best of all, Kelley and Saulnier earned No. 1 seeds for the state meet in Marshalltown next Saturday in all four of their specialties.

Kelley, a junior, has the No. 1 seed in the 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle after claiming district titles in both events. Saulnier, a senior, has the No. 1 seed in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke after splashing to district crowns.

Washington also notched the 200 medley relay, the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay. In addition, sophomore George Durin won the district title in the 100 freestyle to give the Warriors eight victories in 11 events.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2016 23:42

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