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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

KCC baseball sweeps Lewis & Clark

GODFREY, Ill. - The Kirkwood baseball team broke into the victory  column Saturday by sweeping a doubleheader from Lewis and Clark, 9-2  and 14-2.

The twin-killing lifted the Eagles to 2-4 for the campaign.

Brook Heinen went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs in the 9-2  victory in the opener. He also scored twice. Josh Fitzgerald was  3-for-5 with two triples in the leadoff spot and scored three times.

Kyle Moeder belted a home run and drove in two runs in Game 1. Evan  Paulus also had two RBIs.

Luke Llewellyn pitched six strong innings for the victory. He was  touched for two runs, but both of them were unearned. He struck out 12  batters and walked four.

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 March 2020 13:05

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No. 10 KCC softball splits twinbill

MIAMI, Okla. - The 10th-ranked Kirkwood softball split a doubleheader  Saturday with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Oklahoma.

The Eagles dropped the opener, 11-3, in five innings, but responded  with a 14-6 victory in the nightcap in five innings.

The split left Kirkwood at 8-3 for the campaign. Northeastern Oklahoma  A&M is 8-4.

London Jackson hit a home run and drove in all three runs for Kirkwood  in the 11-3 loss in Game 1. Shelby Hulsebus went 2-for-3.

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 March 2020 13:04

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No. 10 Eagles split in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The 10th-ranked Kirkwood softball team split a  doubleheader with Kansas City Community College Friday.

Isabelle True pitched a strong game as the Eagles topped Kansas City,  10-2, in the opener. She allowed only two earned runs on five hits.

Sydney Albaugh went 2-for-3 with a triple and four RBIs in the  victory. Courtney Harris was 3-for-3, scored twice and had three  stolen bases. Shelby Hulsebus was 3-for-4 in the leadoff spot and  scored two runs. Autum Barthelman was 2-for-4 and scored twice. Angie  Gorkow had two RBIs.

Gorkow and Albaugh had RBIs for Kirkwood in a 6-3 loss in the nightcap.

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No. 12 NIACC ousts No. 9 Eagles at buzzer

Luke Appel and Niko Gosnell, a pair of big men with big goals this  season, sat on a bench in the hallway outside the Kirkwood locker room  Thursday night and cried after an excruciating loss ended their season.

Gosnell put his hand on Appel's shoulder, trying to console his buddy,  and they finally got up and disappeared inside, no doubt to shed a few  more tears.

Kirkwood's goal of winning back-to-back national titles ended in the  regional semifinals at Johnson Hall, but not for lack of effort or  emotion.

Deundra Roberson hit a shot near the basket as time expired to snap a  74-74 tie and give 12th-ranked NIACC a devastating 76-74 victory over  No. 9 Kirkwood in a tense battle  marred by 45 fouls in 40 minutes of  basketball.

NIACC (25-6) will face fifth-ranked DMACC (28-4) in the regional  finals Saturday for a spot in the NJCAA Division II national  tournament. That's where Kirkwood desperately wanted to be, but the  Eagles had to settle for a 24-6 final mark.

The tears flowed in abundance.

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No. 4 KCC women sail in regional opener

The fourth-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team crushed DMACC,  74-33, in the quarterfinals of the regional tournament at Johnson Hall  Wednesday night.

Kirkwood (28-3) will face Southeastern (19-12) in the semifinals  Saturday at 3 p.m. in Mason City. Top-ranked NIACC (30-1) will play  Iowa Lakes (19-10) in the other semifinal, with the regional finals  Sunday at 1 p.m. in Mason City.

Paige Bradford collected 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists and  two blocks for Kirkwood. Kemara Watson chipped in with 12 points.

Jada Powell scored 11 points for DMACC (10-20).

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No. 9 Eagles cruise in regional opener

Devonte Thedford scored 24 points Tuesday night as the ninth-ranked  Kirkwood Eagles defeated Little Priest Tribal College, 96-57, in the  quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division II regional at Johnson Hall.

Kirkwood (24-5) will host No. 12 NIACC (24-6) in the semifinals  Thursday at 7 p.m.

Thedford shot 6-for-8 from the field and was 11-for-12 at the foul  line for the Eagles. DJ Purnell collected a double-double with 14  points and 11 rebounds. Niko Gosnell added 11 points for the winners.

Kirkwood shot a sizzling 92.3 percent at the foul line, making 36 of 39.

Reynald Laurent scored 20 points for Little Priest Tribal College (6-20).

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Eagles belt 3 homers in setback

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Evan Paulus, Kyle Moeder and D'Eric Shenault  belted home runs for the Kirkwood Eagles Sunday in an 18-13 loss to  Johnson County in the Kansas City suburbs.

Kirkwood lost all four games to Johnson County in their first series  of the 2020 campaign and was outscored, 42-19. Johnson County, which  is ranked No. 14 in NJCAA Division I, raised its record to 15-1.

Paulus drove in three runs for the Eagles and Chase Moseley had two  RBIs. Brook Heinen, Josh Fitzgerald, Moeder and Cade Moss had two  hits. Heinen scored three runs. Fitzgerald, Joel Vaske and Paulus  scored twice.

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KCC men earn No. 1 seed for regional

The Kirkwood Eagles know exactly what it takes to win the national  title. Now the journey begins for two NJCAA crowns in a row.

The 11th-ranked Eagles whipped Iowa Central, 87-64, Saturday to finish  as co-champs of the ICCAC conference and claim the No. 1 seed for the  regional tournament.

Kirkwood (23-5) will host Little Priest Tribal College (6-19) in the  opening round of the regional Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The regional is packed with three other ranked teams with No. 5 DMACC,  No. 12 Iowa Lakes and No. 14 NIACC, so the road to nationals will not  be easy. The Eagles will probably have to defeat two ranked teams to  make it.

"I'm just excited. Really, really excited," said Seybian Sims, who  helped the Eagles win the 2019 national title. "I think we all feel  really good."

Sims enjoyed a big game Saturday. He shot 7-for-8 from the field,  drained all three of his 3-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds and dished  out four assists.

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KCC men earn No. 1 seed for regional

The Kirkwood Eagles know exactly what it takes to win the national  title. Now the journey begins for two NJCAA crowns in a row.

The 11th-ranked Eagles whipped Iowa Central, 87-64, Saturday to finish  as co-champs of the ICCAC conference and claim the No. 1 seed for the  regional tournament.

Kirkwood (23-5) will host Little Priest Tribal College (6-19) in the  opening round of the regional Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The regional is packed with three other ranked teams with No. 5 DMACC,  No. 12 Iowa Lakes and No. 14 NIACC, so the road to nationals will not  be easy. The Eagles will probably have to defeat two ranked teams to  make it.

"I'm just excited. Really, really excited," said Seybian Sims, who  helped the Eagles win the 2019 national title. "I think we all feel  really good."

Sims enjoyed a big game Saturday. He shot 7-for-8 from the field,  drained all three of his 3-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds and dished  out four assists.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2020 07:27

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No. 4 Eagles begin with 19-0 spurt

The fourth-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team scored the first 19  points of the game Saturday afternoon and defeated Iowa Central,  66-40, in an ICCAC conference affair at Johnson Hall.

Iowa Central scored its first point on a free throw with 1:17 left in  the first quarter to make it 19-1.

The Eagles finished the regular season with records of 27-3 overall  and 14-2 in the conference. Kirkwood drew the No. 2 seed for the  conference tournament and will host DMACC in the quarterfinals  Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Paige Bradford led Kirkwood with 19 points and nine rebounds.

Isabell West scored 13 points for Iowa Central (17-13, 8-8).

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2020 07:23

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