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Xavier High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Maddie Abu-Nameh leads Xavier netters

Maddie Abu-Nameh of Xavier defeated Maddy Renner of Prairie, 10-2, at  No. 4 singles Thursday in a Mississippi Valley Conference tennis meet  at Xavier.

Prairie won the meet, 7-2.


1. Vale Caro (P) def. Nina Marquardt, 10-1
2. Anna Postnikov (P) def. Emily Jasper, 10-6
3. Karleigh Schilling (P) def. Sarah Schirm, 10-6
4. Maddie Abu-Nameh (X) def. Maddy Renner, 10-2
5. Haley Stecklein (P) def. Sarah Abu-Nameh, 11-10
6. Megan Grimm (P) def. Camryn McPherson, 10-5


1. Caro/Schilling (P) def. Marquardt/Jasper, 10-3
2. Abu-Nameh/Schirm (X) def. Renner/Grimm, 10-8
3. Stecklein/Emily Northrup (P) def. McPherson/Macy Lembeck, 10-4


Braksiek leads Xavier at L-M invite

Ellie Braksiek's 97 led the Xavier girls golf team to a ninth-place finish at the Linn-Mar Invitational on Tuesday at Hunter's Ridge Golf Course in Marion.

Cedar Falls, led by medalist Mackenzie Roberts' 75, won the team title with a 315.


1. Cedar Falls 315, 2. Pleasant Valley 368, 3. Prairie 388, 4. Linn-Mar 389, 5. Kennedy 393, 6. Jefferson 409, 7. Waterloo West 413, 8. Washington 415, 9. Xavier 417, 10. Mid-Prairie 433.

Xavier: Ellie Braksiek 97, Libby Kramer 101, Emily O'Rourke 109, Shelby Younggreen 110.


Bean lifts No. 11 Saints with 3 goals

Thomas Bean collected a hat-trick with three goals Tuesday to help the Xavier Saints trim Iowa City High, 3-2, in a battle of Mississippi Valley Conference soccer powers at Heco Field.

Bean scored his third goal with about five minutes left in the match to snap a 2-2 tie and lift the Saints to victory.

Luke Duball was credited with assists on two of Bean's goals. Will  Hannigan and Brian Lang had assists on the other goal.

Xavier goal-keeper Owen McCarron returned from a head injury and made  several key saves for the Saints.

Xavier (5-2) is ranked No. 3 in Class 2A. Iowa City High (6-2) is  ranked No. 7 in Class 3A.


Xavier girls kick City High in 2 OTs

IOWA CITY - The Xavier girls soccer team edged Iowa City High, 1-0, in  double-overtime Tuesday on a goal by Tana Felton.

Felton connected following a corner kick by Elena Minor to end the Mississippi Valley Conference battle between two ranked teams in Iowa  City.

Melody Snow made 12 saves for the Saints for the shutout.

Xavier (4-2) is ranked No. 11 in Class 2A. Iowa City High (4-4) is No.  11 in Class 3A.


Saints net 8-1 win over City High

IOWA CITY - Alex Hinrichs of Xavier topped Diego Paciotto-Biggers,  6-2, 6-1, at No. 2 singles Tuesday as the Saints defeated Iowa City  High, 8-1, in a boys tennis meet in Iowa City.

Charlie Esker, Calvin Ford, Ryan Jasper and Wes Johnson also won their  singles matches for Xavier.


1. Joe Hoff (ICH) def. Jon Lansing, 6-0, 6-2
2. Alex Hinrichs (X) def. Diego Paciotto-Biggers, 6-2, 6-1
3. Charlie Esker (X) def. Sam Bloom, 6-4, 6-1
4. Calvin Ford (X) def. Michale Sadecky, 6-3, 6-4
5. Ryan Jasper (X) def. Jon Albaugh, 6-0, 6-4
6. Wes Johnson (X) def. Sameer Ali, 6-3, 6-2


1. Lansing/Esker (X) def. Paciotto-Biggers/Bloom, 6-2, 6-2
2. Hinrichs/Jasper (X) def. Sadecky/Miles Morrow, 6-0, 6-0
3. Ford/Johnson (X) def. Albaugh/Victor Kalil, 6-2, 6-2


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