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Xavier High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Olberding's ace helps Saints win title

Xavier High School junior Lisa Olberding had two reasons to celebrate at Ellis Park Golf Course Monday afternoon.

Olberding collected the first hole-in-one of her golfing career and the Saints topped Linn-Mar for the team championship at the 2012 Kennedy Invitational.

Olberding used a pitching wedge to ace the 98-yard 14th hole.

"It bounced right in front of the cup and then it just rolled in," she said. "I didn't believe it at first, but then I started freaking out a bit."

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Brian Erbe has heart bypass surgery

Xavier High School softball coach Brian Erbe had triple bypass surgery on Friday and is recovering at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Erbe works at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School as an administrator.

Erbe has compiled a 300-132 record in nine years as Xavier's head coach and has reached the state tournament five times.

The Saints are scheduled to open the 2012 season on Tuesday, May 22 with a doubleheader against Cedar Rapids Washington at Xavier.

Xavier and Jefferson officials could not be reached for comment Saturday night.

 

Kramer helps UNI win 4x100 relay at MVC meet

WICHITA, Kan. - Xavier High School graduate Derek Kramer helped Northern Iowa win the 4x100 relay at the Missouri Valley Conference track meet on Sunday.

Carlos Anderson, Kramer, Wilmot Wellington and Jarred Herring won the relay in a blistering time of 40.28 seconds, beating the competition by more than a half-second. Anderson, Wellington and Herring all play football at UNI.

Kramer finished third in the 100 meter dash in 10.61 seconds, setting a personal record in the event. Herring won the race for the third time in his career in 10.44 seconds.

The Panthers placed third in the team standings with 158 points. Indiana State won the team championship with 187.5 points.

Kramer, 22, was a state champion in the 100, 4x100 and 4x200 at Xavier.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 May 2012 20:19
   

Xavier netters trim Wahlert in tourney

DUBUQUE - The Xavier Saints nipped Dubuque Wahlert, 5-4, in the Class 1A postseasonteam tennis tournament Saturday in Dubuque.

Noah Schmall, Mitch Steffensmeier and Bill Young gave Xavier a 3-3 split in the singles matches. The Saints won the meet by winning two doubles matches.

Xavier advances to play Waterloo Columbus in the substate semifinals next Saturday morning at Columbus. The regional final is Saturday afternoon at Columbus.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 May 2012 21:30

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Xavier sweeps a pair of 2-1 games

The Linn-Mar girls soccer team scored a pair of 2-1 wins Saturday, including a come-from-behind victory over Class 3A No. 8 Linn-Mar.

The Class 2A top-ranked Saints also beat Cedar Falls.

Xavier trailed 1-0 late into its game against Linn-Mar. But Lauren Konchar scored a tying goal with seven minutes left.

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