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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kirkwood shares lead at Cropper Golf

Nathan Chilcott and Ryan Palser fired 72's Saturday to help the Kirkwood Eagles share first place after the first day of the Cropper Golf Classic at Hunters Ridge in Marion.

Kirkwood and Illinois Wesleyan are tied for the top spot in the 19-team field with four-man scores of 298 in the tight standings.

Ryan Schrimper of Mount Mercy shot a 3-under-par 69 to lead the field Saturday. Mount Mercy is hosting the tournament and the Mustangs are in fifth place, just four shots behind the leaders.




Eagles split matches at own event

The Kirkwood volleyball team split its two matches at the Kirkwood Invitational Saturday at Johnson Hall.

The Eagles defeated Iowa Central, 25-17, 25-13, 25-19. Alicen Wintermote had 11 kills and Megan Paustian had 10. Amber Timmins collected 35 assists and Cali Beyer had 20 digs.

Kirkwood lost to Parkland, 25-15, 24-26, 29-27, 25-21. Poula and Chelsea Gryp had 14 kills apiece and Wintermote notched 13. Timmins finished the four-set match with 47 assists. Byer had 14 digs.

The split left the eighth-ranked Eagles with a 10-4 record.


Kirkwood spikers sweep Northeast

NORFOLK, Neb. —  Erin Walker collected 16 kills and Amber Timmins had 31 assists Wednesday night as the Kirkwood College College volleyball team swept Northeast (Neb.), 25-19, 25-17, 25-18.

Heather Poula and Chelsea Gryp had eight kills for Kirkwood. Poula also had seven digs.

The eighth-ranked Eagles raised their record to 8-2.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 19:09

Kirkwood spikers salvage split

ESTHERVILLE - Kirkwood split a pair of matches again Saturday at the Iowa Lakes volleyball tournament.

The Eagles (7-2) were blanked by Central (Neb.) 3-0, but came back to beat Johnson County (Kan.) 3-1.

Kirkwood also split a pair of matches in the tournament Friday.



Eagles split matches in Estherville

ESTHERVILLE - Erin Walker and Heather Poula combined for 43 kills Friday as Kirkwood split two matches at the Iowa Lakes volleyball tournament in Estherville.

The Eagles lost to Iowa Western, 25-13, 26-24, 17-25, 25-22, and defeated Northeast (Neb.), 25-18, 25-21, 23-25, 25-17.

Walker finished with 22 kills for No.8 Kirkwood (6-1). Poula collected 21 kills and 32 digs. Alicen Wintermote had 15 kills in the two matches.


No.8 Eagles rock Ellsworth

Kirkwood ran its record to 5-0 with a straight set, 3-0, victory over Ellsworth in women's volleyball Wednesday night at Johnson Hall.

The No.8 Eagles won by scores of 25-18, 25-18 and 25-10.

Payton Hilton had 10 kills and Erin Walker added nine kills for Kirkwood.

The Eagles play in the Iowa Lakes tournament Friday and Saturday at Estherville.


Kirkwood spikers off to 4-0 start

WEST BURLINGTON - Kirkwood completed a perfect weekend with a pair of victories Saturday in the Southeastern Volleyball Jamboree.

The Eagles, ranked eighth in NJCAA Division II, whipped Riverland and Kansas City, Kan., by 3-0 counts.

Kirkwood opened the season Friday with a pair of 3-0 wins, knocking off Mineral Area and Highland.

Freshman Heather Poula led Kirkwood with 47 kills in the four matches. Sophomore Chelsea Gryp collected 37 kills.

The Eagles open their home season Wednesday against Ellsworth at 6:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 August 2013 11:45



No.8 KCC volleyball team ready to go

The Kirkwood Community College volleyball team has been ranked No.8 in the first poll of NJCAA Division II teams for the 2013 campaign.

As far as Coach Jill Williams is concerned, the No.8 ranking is perfect. It's not too high and not too low. It shows respect for the program, yet tells the Eagles they have work to do to reach the upper echelon.

In other words, it's perfect.

Kirkwood opens the season Friday and Saturday with four matches at the Southeastern Volleyball Jamboree in West Burlington against good competition.




McInerny receives CRSHOF scholarship

Cedar Rapids Jefferson product Hannah McInerny has been named the Kirkwood Community College scholarship winner by the Cedar Rapids Softball Hall of Fame.

McInerny, a 2012 Jefferson graduate, was a freshman on Kirkwood’s softball team last year that had a 57-5 record and reached the winner’s bracket semifinals of the national tournament.

McInerny will be honored during the CRSHOF Hall of Fame weekend Aug. 24-25 at Ellis Park. The ceremony will be at noon Aug. 25.

Inductees into the CRSHOF this year are Max Elliott, John Monroe, Steve Stafford, Kevin Thorp, Gary Alberhasky, Jody Beltram, Larry Pilcher and Dan Sipe.


Kirkwood softball gets 14 new players

Kirkwood softball coach Joe Yegge has attracted several strong recruiting classes during his years with the Eagles.

He thinks this could be the best yet.

Yegge has signed 14 new players for the 2014 campaign, including a dozen players from Iowa and two from the Illinois side of the Quad Cities.




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