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Xavier High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Brrr ... Diebold lifts Saints by Hawks

When the wind-chill temperature dips into the mid-40's and there's a frigid gale whipping across the field, the last thing anyone wants is a soccer match that goes into overtime.

Paige Diebold spared all the fans who brought their winter coats, stocking caps and blankets to John Wall Field Thursday night when she scored the only goal as Xavier blanked Prairie, 1-0, in a Mississippi Valley Conference match.

Diebold connected from about 30 yards with 29 minutes, 17 seconds left in the second half when she lofted a shot that eluded the Prairie goal-keeper and nestled softly into the back of the net.

"We connected all the way from the back and then the shot was open," Diebold said about her clutch goal.

And the weather?

"You get warm when you give it your all," claimed Diebold, who wore soccer shorts like all the other players. "It was really windy, but the whole team kept up the pressure the whole game. We were able to  keep attacking."



Tallett claims 3,000 at Mustang Invitational

DUBUQUE - Katie Tallett of Xavier captured the 3,000-meter run at the Mustang Invitational in Dubuque Tuesday in 10 minutes, 38.9 seconds.

Tallett also placed second in the 1,500 in 5:03.55.

The Saints finished second in the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:10.43. Theresa Lampe was third in the 100 hurdles in 16.19 seconds.

Dubuque Hempstead won the meet with 133.5 points. Xavier finished seventh and last in the team standings with 41 points.


1. Dubuque Hempstead 133.5, 2. Dubuque Senior 123.5, 3. Western Dubuque 105.5,  4. Dubuque Wahlert 97.5, 5. Linn-Mar 88, 6. Washington 52, 7. Xavier 41.


No. 12 Xavier girls kick No. 12 Lions

The Xavier Saints won the battle of 12th-ranked girls soccer teams Tuesday at Xavier.

The Saints trimmed Linn-Mar, 2-1, on a goal by Elena Minor with three minutes left in the match.

Xavier is ranked No. 12 in Class 2A and Linn-Mar is ranked No. 12 in Class 3A.

Linn-Mar took a 1-0 lead with about 10 minutes left in the first half and it stayed that way at halftime.

Peyton Sadilek tied the game for the Saints, 1-1, in the 60th minute and Minor provided the game-winner in the latter stages of the match.


Xavier boys downed by L-M netters

Junior Ben Hediger of Linn-Mar clipped Jon Lansing, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 1  singles Tuesday as the Lions defeated the Xavier Saints, 8-1, in a  Mississippi Valley Conference tennis meet at Xavier.

Calvin Ford of Xavier rallied for a 0-6, 7-6, 10-7 verdict over Jackson Eells at No. 5 singles.


1. Ben Hediger (LM) def. Jon Lansing, 6-3, 6-3
2. Lucas Huffman (LM) def. Alex Hinrichs, 6-2, 6-0
3. Zach Glanz (LM) def. Charlie Esker, 6-3, 6-0
4. Jack Gertsen (LM) def. Blake Magill, 6-3, 6-3
5. Calvin Ford (XAV) def. Jackson Eells, 0-6, 7-6, 10-7
6. Michael McGrew (LM) def. Curt Lengemann, 6-1, 7-5


1. Hediger/Huffman (LM) def. Lansing/Esker, 6-3, 6-4
2. Glanz/Gertsen (LM) def. Hinrichs/Ryan Jasper, 6-2, 6-0
3. Eells/McGrew (LM) def. Ford/Wes Johnson, 6-1, 6-1


Xavier girls topped by Linn-Mar

Ellie Anderson of Linn-Mar blanked Emily Jasper, 10-0, at No. 1  singles Tuesday as the Lions defeated the Xavier Saints, 8-1, in a  Mississippi Valley Conference tennis meet at Linn-Mar.

Sarah Schirm of Xavier trimmed Megan Burr, 10-8, at No. 2 singles.


1. Ellie Anderson (LM) def. Emily Jasper, 10-0
2. Sarah Schirm (XAV) def. Megan Burr, 10-8
3. Lauren Resewehr (LM) def. Camryn McPherson, 10-3
4. Katie Nowak (LM) def. Macy Lembeck, 10-3
5. Whitney Gurthrie (LM) def. Megan Korbel, 10-0
6. Piper Boysen (LM) def. Nadia Karl, 10-0


1. Resewehr/Boysen (LM) def. Jasper/Schirm, 11-10
2. Guthrie/Niharika Annira (LM) def. McPherson/Lembeck, 10-6
3. Holly Langenstein/Macy Maas (LM) def. Korbel/Karl, 10-2


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