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Saturday, February 13, 2016
SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MEN'S BASKETBALL: Kirkwood 86, Southwestern 55 ... Mount Mercy 101, Governors State 89 ... Coe 87, Simpson 66 ... WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Kirkwood 87, Southwestern 42 ... Mount Mercy 87, Governors State 64 ... Simpson 77, Coe 68 ... BOYS BASKETBALL: Linn-Mar 77, Ankeny Centennial 52 ... MEN'S TENNIS: Coe 9, Cornell 0 ...
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Prairie Wrestling

Prairie - Wrestling

Prairie saves day for Metro grapplers

Thank goodness for Prairie.

The Prairie Hawks won their regional dual meet tournament Wednesday night with a convincing 51-21 victory over North Scott, but none of the other Metro wrestling teams qualified for the state tournament.

The seventh-ranked Kennedy Cougars got punched by No. 13 Clinton, 44-26, in the regional finals at Kennedy.

The ninth-ranked Jefferson J-Hawks were stunned by No. 24 Dowling Catholic in the regional semifinals at Johnston and never got a chance to wrestle for a regional title.

The 18th-ranked Linn-Mar Lions lost to No. 4 Dubuque Hempstead, 49-27, in the regional finals after sticking No. 16 Bettendorf in the semifinals, 45-24.

The sixth-ranked Prairie Hawks (19-3) will face fifth-ranked Johnston (21-2) in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state dual meet tournament next Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

The other quarterfinals feature Southeast Polk (16-0) against Clinton (16-2), West Des Moines Valley (21-1) against Waverly-Shell Rock (23-4), and Hempstead (27-0) against Indianola (18-2).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 22:19

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Prairie - Wrestling

Prairie wrestlers pin IC West

The Prairie wrestling team earned five pins and beat Iowa City West, 51-13, in a Mississippi Valley Conference dual meet Thursday at Prairie.

Preston LaGrange (182 pounds), Tyler Pasker (220), Conrad Braswell (106), Marcus England (113) and Sam Uthoff (132) had pins for the Prairie Hawks.

PRAIRIE 51, IOWA CITY WEST 13
145 – Nelson Brands (ICW) major dec. Casey Hogan 19-7.
152 – Morgan Hood (P) major dec. Tyler Yoerger 9-1.
160 – Mike Jasa (P) major dec. Ashton Stumpf 11-2.
170 – Carter Rohweder (ICW) dec. Derek Horak 7-4.
182 – Preston LaGrange (P) pinned Nate Kelsay 3:41.
195 – Donovan Doyle (ICW) dec. Taylor Mehmen 5-3.
220 – Tyler Pasker (P) pinned Joseph Briddle 1:38.
285 – Alex Heisdorffer (P) dec. Guy Snow 3-0.
106 – Conrad Braswell (P) pinned Hans vonRabenau 1:55.
113 – Marcus England (P) pinned Keaton Speicher 1:17.
120 – Jacob Tedrow (P) major dec. Hunter Davis 15-5.
126 – Trenten Wennermark (P) won by injury default over Aaron Stumpf.
132 – Sam Uthoff (P) pinned Connor Harris 1:15.
138 – Jeff Garbutt (ICW) dec. Mason Johnson 8-4.

 

Prairie - Wrestling

Prairie claims 4th MVC title in row


The best wrestling in the Mississippi Valley Conference is happening right here in Cedar Rapids.

And the best of the best are the Prairie Hawks.

Prairie captured its fourth straight conference title Saturday by winning the MVC SuperMeet and leading a 1-2-3 finish by Cedar Rapids schools at the Prairie gym.

Jefferson finished second in the team standings and Kennedy was third. On top of that, Metro wrestlers won 10 of the 14 individual titles with Prairie, Jefferson, Kennedy, Xavier and Linn-Mar grapplers all climbing to the top of the victory stand.

"Obviously we're on an upbeat right now with the three schools finishing up high there," said Jefferson Coach Dick Briggs. "Prairie is always real good, we've been good the last few years and now Kennedy is up there. It's good to see them (the Cougars) up there as well."

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 January 2016 00:26

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Prairie - Wrestling

Uthoff, Hartzler wear crowns at Clinton

CLINTON - Sam Uthoff of Cedar Rapids Prairie and Shea Hartzler of Linn-Mar won titles at the Bob Lueders Invitational wrestling tournament in Clinton Saturday.

Uthoff ran his record to 31-0 at 132 pounds with a pin, two major decisions and a 4-0 verdict in the finals.

Hartzler collected three pins and a major decision on his path to top honors at 160 pounds.

Taylor Mehmen of Prairie placed second at 195 pounds.

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Prairie - Wrestling

Uthoff wrestling up a storm for Hawks

Cedar Rapids Prairie wrestling coach Kane Thompson has known Sam Uthoff for years, ever since he taught Uthoff at Prairie Heights Elementary School in the College Community district.

Thompson liked the kid's spunk even then.

"I knew how active he was and how much of a go-getter he was, from the time he was in first grade," Thompson said Thursday night.

He likes Uthoff even more now as a high school senior at Prairie, where he's the top-ranked wrestler in Class 3A at 132 pounds.

Uthoff raised his record to a sparkling 27-0 Thursday with a pin in 1 minute, 38 seconds as Prairie topped Linn-Mar, 45-22, in a Mississippi Valley Conference meet at Prairie.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016 22:51

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