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Xavier High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sommer tops All-Metro softball team

Katie Sommer spent only year on the Linn-Mar High School softball team after moving here from Dubuque, but she made the most of it.

Sommer hit a sizzling .617 for the Lions this season, stole 57 bases, averaged two hits per game and displayed amazing skills at shortstop.

The Metro softball coaches honored Sommer Monday by naming her the Athlete of the Year on the All-Metro Softball Team.

Nikki Price of Xavier and her assistant coaches were named the Staff of the Year.

The Jefferson J-Hawks, who have qualified for the Class 5A state tournament, led the All-Metro team with three first-team selections with Maddie Hansen, Alyssa Olson and Erin Kuba.

Erin Drahozal and Hayley Deutmeyer were honored on the first team from Xavier. Jessi Puk and Bria Lenten made the top honor squad from

Washington. Gabi Carter and Natalie Rumer were named from Prairie. Sommer and Maddy Ryan were selected from Linn-Mar. Haley Vanourney from Marion High School also made the first team.


Maddie Hansen (Jefferson), Alyssa Olson (Jefferson), Erin Kuba  (Jefferson), Erin Drahozal (Xavier), Hayley Deutmeyer (Xavier), Jessi Puk (Washington), Bria Lenten (Washington), Haley Vanourney (Marion), Gabi Carter (Prairie), Natalie Rumer (Prairie), Katie Sommer (Linn-Mar), Maddy Ryan (Linn-Mar).


Hannah Towns (Jefferson), Katelyn Holub (Jefferson), Alissa Good (Jefferson), Kristie Sommer (Linn-Mar), Elison Ollinger (Linn-Mar), Christina Lincoln (Linn-Mar), Allison Schwach (Xavier), Courtney Colston (Xavier), Emily Oler (Washington), Anne Riley (Washington), Halle Lueck (Prairie), Ashley Hamilton (Kennedy).


Jefferson - Tori Brandon, Emily Walton
Kennedy - Tianna Drahn, Paige Timmerman
Marion - Camryn Cannoy, Bayley Fuller
Washington - Payton Bruner, Erica Oler
Xavier - Morgan Breitbach, Jamie Feltes
Linn-Mar - Madison Rentschler, Morgan Braughton
Prairie - Amanda Stecklein, Mallory Jones


Saints trip Assumption for 22nd win

The Xavier Saints trimmed Davenport Assumption, 7-6, in a prep baseball game at Ken Charipar Field Wednesday night.

Colin O'Connell had three hits with a double and RBI for Xavier. John Schmidt broke a 6-6 tie in the fifth inning with a two-out RBI double.

The Saints finished the regular season with a 22-17 record. Xavier will face Western Dubuque in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday night in Epworth.

Assumption    110 040 0 - 6 11 0 Xavier        150 010 x - 7  7 0

W - Grimm. L - Krouse.


Pick, Winker lift Saints by Solon

SOLON - Adam Pick and Calvin Winker combined on a two-hit shutout Monday night as the Xavier Saints blanked Solon, 1-0, at Solon.

Winker got the victory in relief.

Hunter Baldus drove in the only run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.

Xavier raised its record to 21-17. Solon fell to 19-15.

Xavier   000 001 0 - 1 7 0
Solon    000 000 0 - 0 2 2

W - Winker. L - Hawkins.


No.5 Saints, No.9 Lions knocked out

The Xavier Saints and Linn-Mar Lions were both upset in the semifinals of the regional softball tournament Saturday night at home.

The Saints, ranked No.5 in Class 4A, were blanked by Clear Creek-Amana, 2-0, on a three-hit shutout by Lexi Kinnaird.

The Lions, ranked No.9 in Class 5A, were upended by Dubuque Senior, 2-0, on a three-hit shutout by A.D. Medinger.

Cedar Rapids Prairie's game in the Class 5A playoffs against No.7 Pleasant Valley was suspended by rain in the second inning with the Hawks leading, 2-0. It will be resumed Monday at 6 p.m. at Prairie.


Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014 21:43



Saints sweep to finish MVC at .500

The Xavier Saints took both ends of a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader from Dubuque Wahlert, 8-1 and 1-0 in nine innings, Friday at Ken Charipar Field.

The sweep lifted Xavier to 20-17 overall and 13-13 in the league.

Ryan Flaherty tossed a gem for the Saints in the nightcap. He pitched all nine innings and finished with a five-hit shutout in the 1-0 victory.

Nolan Arp led off the ninth inning with a double and scored when Wahlert threw the ball away on a bunt by Bryce Grimm. Hunter Baldus, Colin O'Connell and Logan Clarahan had two hits for the Saints in the second game.

Nolan Even pitched a strong game for Xavier in the first contest. He tossed a complete game and allowed seven hits and one run.

Clarahan had three hits with a triple and four RBIs for the Saints in the opener. Zach Robinson and Nolan Arp had two hits.

Game 1

Wahlert   100 000 0 - 1 7 1
Xavier    070 001 x - 8 13 0

W - Even. L - Lange.

Game 2

Wahlert   000 000 000 - 0 5 1
Xavier    000 000 001 - 1 8 3

W - Flaherty. L - Lange.

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