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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Eagles in 13th after Day 1 of national golf

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - Kirkwood is in 13th place after Tuesday's first round of the NJCAA Division II men;s golf tournament at Goose Pond Colony.

The Eagles shot 304 as a team and are 20 shots behind first-round leader South Mountain, Ariz. Black Hawk, Ill., is in second place, one shot back.

Kirkwood's Jordan Azbell and Sean Cleary shot 3-over par 75's and are tied for 46th.



Kirkwood streak, season end at nationals

A two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning ended Kirkwood's softball season Friday.

Stephanie Cruse's hit lifted Cowley County, Kan., past the Eagles, 3-2, in an elimination round game of the NJCAA Division II national softball tournament.

The Eagles had their 50-game winning streak snapped earlier in the day by Phoenix College, 2-1. That loss, the team's first since March 18, put Kirkwood in the losers bracket.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 May 2013 17:00



Smith's homer lifts KCC at nationals

CLINTON, Miss. - The Kirkwood Community College Eagles earned a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the Illinois Central Cougars in the NJCAA Division II national softball tournament Thursday on the strength of a two-run home run by Lauren Smith.

With the win, the third-ranked Eagles (57-3) remained undefeated and moved into the third round of the winners’ bracket and are now one of only four teams that remain undefeated in the double-elimination tournament.

Kirkwood, riding a 50-game winning streak, will face No.2 Phoenix College Friday at noon in the winners bracket semifinals.



Logemann fires Eagles to 49th straight win

CLINTON, Miss. - Amber Logemann struck out 14 batters and fired a one-hitter and Leah Duffe and Lauren Smith belted home runs as Kirkwood drubbed CCBC-Catonsville, Md., 10-1, Wednesday in the opening round of the NJCAA DII national softball tournament.

The win was the 49th straight for Kirkwood (56-3) and moved it into Thursday's quarterfinals against sixth-seeded Illinois Central (28-13) at 3:30 p.m. A loss would put the Eagles into a losers' bracket game at 5:30 p.m.

The 56 wins set a school record.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:35



Kirkwood seeded No.3 for NJCAA tourney

CLINTON, Miss. - The Kirkwood Eagles have drawn the No.3 seed for the NJCAA Division II national softball tournament this week in Clinton, Miss.

The Eagles (55-3) will face No.14 seed CCBC-Catonsville of Baltimore, Md. (38-9) in the opening round Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

LSU Eunice (57-5) is seeded No.1 for the 16-team tournament. Phoenix College (44-15) is seeded No.2.




KCC baseball season ends in tears

WATERLOO - Kirkwood Coach Todd Rima hugged all of his players Saturday after they played their final game of the 2013 season.

There were tears in their eyes.

The Eagles battled No.2 DMACC for much of the day before falling, 9-2, in the losers bracket of the NJCAA DII regional tournament at Riverfront Stadium on a cold, blustery day in Waterloo.



Eagles taking 48-game streak to Mississippi

Awesome. Phenomenal. Sensational.

Go ahead and pick a superlative, because they all fit the incredible Kirkwood Community College softball team.

The third-ranked Eagles spanked Dawson Community College (Mont.), 12-0, in the district finals Friday and will take their 48-game winning streak to the NJCAA Division II national tournament in Clinton, Miss., next week.

Conference champs. Regional champs. District champs.

National champs?



NIACC continues hex on Eagles

WATERLOO - NIACC bunched three of its four hits in the fourth inning and scored twice to down Kirkwood, 2-1, Friday in the first round of the NJCAA Division II Region XI baseball tournament at Riverfront Stadium.

The loss was the fourth for Kirkwood in five games against NIACC this season.

Kirkwood drops into the losers bracket where it will play top-seeded DMACC on Saturday morning at 10 in an elimination game. DMACC was beaten by No.8 seed Southwestern, 2-1, Friday.



Semler accepts offer from UNI

Kasey Semler's dream has come true.

Semler has accepted an offer to join the University of Northern Iowa basketball team as a preferred walk-on for the 2013-14 campaign with a chance to earn a scholarship after that.

Semler, a 6-foot-1 guard, graduated from Marion High School in 2011 and spent the last two seasons at Kirkwood Community College.




Yegge's barbs help Eagles keep winning

Kirkwood softball coach Joe Yegge barked at his players. He snapped at them. He chewed their butts, as one of them put it.

The more he barked, the better they played.

Kirkwood won both of its games in the NJCAA district softball tournament Thursday and is now one victory away from qualifying for the Division II national meet.

The third-ranked Eagles, riding a 47-game winning streak, defeated Dakota County Tech of Minnesota, 8-1, and stomped Dawson Community College of Montana, 13-2, in five innings on a cool, damp afternoon at the Kirkwood field.

The Eagles (54-3) need one more victory Friday against Dawson (20-13) to advance to the national tournament.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 May 2013 21:59



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