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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Belz will pitch for UNI softball

Samantha Belz was interested in attending the University of Northern Iowa when she was a high school student at Davenport West, but it didn't work out then.

Now it has.

Belz, currently a sophomore at Kirkwood Community College, signed a national letter-of-intent Wednesday to join the UNI softball program for the 2014-15 school year.

"It feels good, knowing where I'm going and that I'm going to a good program," she said.




Schenck-Joblinske signs with Aggies

Eric Schenck-Joblinske hopes to prove that a kid from a small town in Iowa can play big-time college baseball at Texas A&M University.

Schenck-Joblinske, an outfielder who hit .362 for the Kirkwood Eagles last season, signed his national letter-of-intent with Texas A&M Wednesday at Johnson Hall on the KCC campus.

"It still hasn't sunk in yet," he said. "I don't think it will set in until I step on campus."

Schenck-Joblinske grew up in New Hartford and attended Dike-New Hartford High School before coming to Kirkwood in 2012.




Batie-Gaddy looking sharp for Eagles

Myzeah Batie-Gaddy looks like a new man since he enrolled at Kirkwood Community College this summer.

Batie-Gaddy chopped off the stylish dreadlocks he wore during his championship days at Iowa City West High School and is sporting a closely cropped look these days.

"I was just tired of it," he said Tuesday night. "My mom used to do it for me, but I moved away from home of course. It was a last-minute decision. I actually cut it right before I moved up here. The morning I moved out, I cut it."

One thing hasn't changed about the 6-foot-5, 230-pound power forward, however. He's still an extremely strong player with a soft touch around the rim.

Batie-Gaddy scored 16 points, grabbed five rebounds and shot 5-for-5 from the floor as Kirkwood polished off the Grand View junior varsity, 92-64, with a strong second half at Johnson Hall.




No.16 Eagles fall at Lincoln

LINCOLN, Ill. - Aaron Simpson poured in 24 points Saturday as Lincoln College handed Kirkwood its first loss of the season, 85-71.

Myzeah Batie-Gaddy led Kirkwood (3-1) with 16 points. Taylor Olson hit four 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and four steals. Joseph Tagarelli contributed 15 points and nine rebounds. Jalen Currie scored 10 points for the Eagles.

Darren Davidson scored 17 points for Lincoln (3-1). The Lynx led at halftime, 34-30.




Eagles bump off No.6 Kishwaukee

It was a brutal, horrible, not-very-good opening 10 minutes for the Kirkwood women's basketball team, but the Eagles adjusted and upset No. 6 Kishwaukee College, 67-45, in the 2013 Clarion-Kirkwood Classic Saturday afternoon at Johnson Hall.

"I just didn't think we were ready to go to war, we were playing scared," Kirkwood Coach Kim Muhl said. "We're going to struggle offensively because we're young, and we just don't know how to play with each other yet.

"But I thought our effort defense would win the game. And it did."

Kirkwood (4-0) played tight defense and held Kishwaukee's top players to a combined 7-for-32 shooting (22 percent). Tami Morice led the Kougars with nine points.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 November 2013 22:51



KCC volleyball team falls in finals

FORT DODGE - The Kirkwood volleyball team ran into one of the hottest teams in the country and lost to Southwestern Community College in the Region XI-B finals, 31-33, 25-21, 25-23, 25-23, Saturday afternoon in Fort Dodge.

Southwestern (32-9) will take a 12-match winning streak to the national tournament in Toledo, Ohio, Nov. 21-23.

The seventh-ranked Eagles defeated Southwestern, 3-1, during the regular season Sept. 11 at Kirkwood, but the Eagles fell short Saturday after taking the marathon first game 33-31.




Woolfolk helps Eagles rip Joliet

It was the Danielle Woolfolk show at the Clarion-Kirkwood Classic at Kirkwood Friday night.

The diminutive point guard scored 18 points, dealt four assists and collected four steals for a complete performance. She ran the offense and spearheaded the Eagles' swarming full-court trapping press.

“I think this is really great,” said Woolfolk, who stands 5-foot-3. “I am blessed to get to work with these girls. I am usually the littlest player on the court, but it’s my heart that takes me where I want to go.”




Fuller leads No.16 Eagles by John Wood

Two members of the Sioux City East basketball team that placed second at the Class 4A state tournament in 2012 moved to Eastern Iowa to play college basketball last year.

Adam Woodbury, a 7-foot-1 center, enrolled at the University of Iowa and has become an important part of the basketball resurgence in Iowa City.

J.C. Fuller, a 6-foot-4 guard, enrolled at Kirkwood Community College last year and has become an important player for the Eagles.

Fuller poured in 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds Wednesday night as the 16th-ranked Eagles spanked John Wood Community College, 77-57, in the home opener at Johnson Hall.




Kirkwood 1 step from national tourney

They didn't have the "spark" Coach Jill Williams was hopeful of seeing.

But the Kirkwood women's volleyball team had more than enough to move within one step of another berth in the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

The Eagles were able to put together some runs in the middle of all three sets in Tuesday night's Region XI-B semifinal matchup with Marshalltown Community College at Johnson Hall.

All three sets were close until the midway point of each. That's where No. 7 Kirkwood took over in each set and went on to post a 25-16, 25-19, 25-18 win. The victory moves the Eagles (32-7) into a 2 p.m. contest against Southwestern CC of Creston in Fort Dodge for the right to go to the national tournament.




No.16 Eagles roll up 113 points

SEDALIA, Mo. - The 16th-ranked Kirkwood Eagles shot 60 percent from the field Saturday and blasted the Missouri Valley College junior varsity, 113-71, in the second round of the State Fair Classic in Sedalia, Mo.

Joe Tagarelli, a transfer from Wisconsin-Milwaukee, led the Eagles (2-0) with 19 points and seven rebounds. Tyler Bussell, a freshman from Brookline, Mo., nailed five 3-pointers and scored 17 points for the Eagles.

Taylor Olson collected 12 points and six assists. Jalen Currie contributed 11 points and five steals. Chris Ward had 10 points and nine rebounds. Myzeah Batie-Gaddy finished with nine points and seven rebounds.



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