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Jefferson High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Ranschau, J-Hawks are right on time

CEDAR FALLS - Abbie Ranschau does not like to waste time.

That's a great attribute to have for a track star, where tenths of a second can spell the difference between victory and defeat, but Ranschau's attitude carries beyond sports.

"I've always enjoyed being active and staying in shape," the Cedar Rapids Jefferson junior said Tuesday. "I don't like staying at home and doing nothing. It's kind of boring.

"I like to get stuff done," she said, "so I don't feel like I've wasted a day."



Linn-Mar, Jeff girls shine at Dickinson

CEDAR FALLS - The Linn-Mar Lions captured the 4x400 relay Monday in the Dickinson Relays at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

The Linn-Mar girls were clocked in 4:05.93.

The Lions also got third-place finishes from Payton Wensel in the 400 meter dash (58.00) and Ariana Rolle in the long jump (17-2 1/4).

The Jefferson J-Hawks placed second in the 4x200 relay (1:46.42). Abbie Ranschau of Jefferson finished third in the 60 hurdles (9.45).


Jeff, Prairie shine at state bowling

DES MOINES - The Cedar Rapids Jefferson boys placed second at the Class 3A state bowling tournament at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines Wednesday.

The Cedar Rapids Prairie girls, led by a pair of freshmen, finished third in their tournament.

Marshalltown won the Class 3A boys title at 3139. Jefferson finished second at 3022, followed by Muscatine (3019).

Brandon Freese of Marshalltown captured the individual crown with a 490 series. Chaise Donner of Jefferson was fifth (452), Bryan Cline of Washington was seventh (443) and Hunter Sturtz of Jefferson tied for eighth (439).

Johnston claimed top honors in the girls meet at 2989, followed by Ottumwa (2905) and Prairie (2806). Jade Klinefelter of Prairie tied for sixth in the individual standings (423) and Mikayla Hite tied for 10th (394). Klinefelter and Hite are both ninth graders.

Loyal Ulm of Johnson won the individual title with a 460 series.

Boys Team Standings


1. Marshalltown 3139, 2. Jefferson 3022, 3. Muscatine 3019, 4. Cedar Falls 3008, 5. Southeast Polk 2974, 6. Ottumwa 2943, 7. Ankeny 2894.

Top 10 Individuals

1.  Brandon Freese, Marshalltown   288+202=490
2.  Chris Shriver, DM Lincoln      257+213=470
3.  Floyd Speck, Marshalltown      216+253=469
4.  Brandon Jerome, Cedar Falls    190+267=457
5.  Chaise Donner, Jefferson       210+242=452
6.  Mason Bauer, Dubuque Senior    211+235=446
7.  Bryan Cline, Washington        249+194=443
8.  Hunter Sturtz, Jefferson       245+194=439
Justin Paterson, SE Polk       195+244=439
10. Cody Howard, SE Polk           238+191=429

Jefferson: Chaise Donner 210+242=252, Hunter Sturtz 245+194=439, Tyler Fowler 183+195=378, Victor Baccam 183+191=374, Noah Tiedtke 195+159=354, Tanner Bennett 169-172=341.

Linn-Mar: Sam Crawford 185+202=387

Girls Team Standings
1. Johnston 2989, 2. Ottumwa 2905, 3. Prairie 2806, 4. Hempstead 2759, 5. Muscatine 2601, 6. Des Moines Lincoln 2526, 7. West Des Moines Valley 2296.

Top 10 Individuals

1.  Loyal Ulm, Johnston              210+250=460
2.  Michaela Kelly, Bettendorf       225+225=450
3.  Bailey Palmer, Ottumwa           221+226=447
4.  Cheyanne Starr, Ottumwa          212+225+437
5.  Hanna Duver, DM Lincoln          222+212=434
6.  Jade Klinefelter, Prairie        179+244=423
Monica Snyder, Johnston          179+244=423
8.  Jennifer Raynoza, Waterloo West  201+204=405
9.  Amber Reid, Johnston             201+197=398
10. Mikayla Hite, Prairie            172+222+394
Patrice Chapman, Hempstead       200+194=394

Prairie: Jade Klinefelter 179+244=423, Mikayla Hite 172+222=394, Samantha Keiper 179+203=382, Rylee Blood 213+166=379, Ashley Grady 178+161=339, Kaitlyn Early 181+136=317.


Cerveny wins IGHSAU bowling award

Cedar Rapids Jefferson Coach Virg Cerveny is the 2015 bowling recipient of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction Award.

The IGHSAU Golden Plaque of Distinction Award honors the Iowa coach who has demonstrated a successful career while making notable contributions toward school, community and the coaching profession. Cerveny is the third bowling coach to receive this award.

This is Cerveny’s 25th year coaching the boys and girls bowling teams at Jefferson. In that span, he helped three boys and three J-Hawk girls teams to state team titles (all prior to IGHSAU & IHSAA sanctioning).

Two of his bowlers have been state runners-up. In all, he has had a total of 41 teams (20 boys and 21 girls) qualify for the state tournament.

Cerveny’s teams have earned several Mississippi Valley Conference crowns and 12 of his bowlers have received scholarships to bowl at the collegiate level. Cerveny is also active with Saturday bowling leagues in Cedar Rapids and organizes summer clinics for high school and younger bowlers.

In addition to coaching at Jefferson, Cerveny in his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Mount Mercy University men’s and women’s bowling teams. An accomplished bowler himself, he is a member of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa Bowling Hall of Fame.

Cerveny and his wife of 43 years, Arlene, are the parents of two sons, Brian and Dan. He also has two grandchildren.


Kuehl, Cadena share Metro Spotlight Award

Dalton Kuehl of Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Jarod Cadena of Prairie are the co-winners of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Kuehl and Cadena both finished second at the Class 3A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines Saturday night, helping their teams to high finishes in the overall standings.

Kuehl, ranked second in the state at 285 pounds, pinned Blake Moser of Iowa City West in the first round in 1:59. He beat eighth-ranked Collin Olson of Ankeny Centennial, 3-1, in the quarterfinals and pinned third-ranked Tyler Clark of Clinton in the semifinals in 2:57.



Jeff girls fall short at SE Polk

RUNNELLS - The Cedar Rapids Jefferson girls basketball team gave sixth-ranked Southeast Polk a good battle for 16 minutes Saturday night before falling, 52-35, in a Class 5A regional semifinal game in Runnells.

Southeast Polk will host Linn-Mar in the regional finals Tuesday night.

The J-Hawks trailed by only three points at halftime, 21-18, but the hosts controlled the second half by a 31-17 margin.



Wenger claims state title at 138

DES MOINES - Josh Wenger got tired of having to settle for fourth place at the Class 3A state wrestling tournament.

This time the Cedar Rapids Prairie star made it all the way to the top.

Wenger defeated top-ranked Dan Kelly of Cedar Falls, 8-2, to win the 138-pound championship Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Jarod Cadena of Prairie (182) and Dalton Kuehl of Jefferson (285) lost in the finals.

Wenger finished fourth at the state tournament each year as a freshman, sophomore and junior, but he finished his career in style by dominating Kelly in a battle of Mississippi Valley Conference grapplers.



J-Hawks fade against Waterloo East

WATERLOO – The Jefferson boys basketball team faded down the stretch and lost to Waterloo East, 49-43, Thursday in a Mississippi Valley Conference game in Waterloo.

The J-Hawks finished the third quarter tied 39-39 with the Trojans, but Waterloo East outscored Jefferson 10-5 in the fourth quarter.

Kane Kramer popped in five 3-pointers scored a career-high 17 points for the J-Hawks, who finished the regular season 1-20.

Dominique Terry scored 15 points for Waterloo East (3-18).

JEFFERSON (43): Cardis 0 0-0 0, Wiederin 0 2-2 2, Van Oort 1 1-2 3, Konigsmark 1 1-1 3, Furrow 1 0-0 2, Kramer 5 2-2 17, Webb 1 1-1 3, Green 2 2-3 6, Hunt 2 1-2 5, Szabo 1 0-0 2. Totals 14 10-13 43.

WATERLOO EAST (49): Gafeney 2 2-2 7, Sales 3 0-0 8, Williams 2 2-2 6, Terry 7 0-3 15, Nash 0 3-8 3, Bradford 1 0-0 2, Phillips 0 0-0 0, Clark 1 0-0 2, Muhammad 0 4-6 4, Sanders 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 11-21 49.


Halftime – Waterloo East 31, Jefferson 29. 3-point goals – Jefferson 5

(Kramer 5), Waterloo East 4 (Sales 2, Gafeney, Terry).


Jefferson girls advance in 5A play

Kennedy Dighton scored 13 points to lead Jefferson to a 43-35 win over Prairie in a Class 5A regional quarterfinal game Wednesday night at Jefferson.

The J-Hawks (8-14) will travel to Southeast Polk for a regional semifinal on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Avery Guy and Samantha Kitterman scored nine each for Jefferson.

Halle Person led Prairie (4-18) with nine points

PRAIRIE (35): Moenk 1 0-0 2, Altenhofen 2 0-0 6, Rotter 3 1-2 7, Usher 1 3-4 5, Person 2 5-6 9, Stoffer 2 0-0 4, Kuch 1 0-0 2, Adams 0-0-0 0. Totals 12 9-12 35.

JEFFERSON (43): Robinson 2 2-2 7, Kitterman 3 3-6 9, Guy 2 4-6 9, Wise 1 2-2 5, Dighton 4 4-4 13, Melton 0 0-0 0, Rolwes 0 0-0 0, Veglahn 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 15-20 43.

Halftime: Jefferson 17, Prairie 13. 3-point goals: Prairie 2 (Altenhofen 2), Jefferson 4 (Robinson, Guy, Wise, Dighton).


Hawks bury Prairie for 3rd place, 59-6

DES MOINES - The friendly rivalry between the Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Cedar Rapids Prairie wrestling teams got a little contentious at the state dual meet tournament at Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday night.

Both teams had one of their wrestlers disqualified for "flagrant misconduct" during their consolation battle for third place as tempers flared on both sides.

Jefferson ran away with the meet, 59-6.

The J-Hawks used the bulk of their varsity lineup, including seven of the eight wrestlers who will compete in the individual state tournament that begins Thursday. The Prairie Hawks took the opposite approach, resting all nine of their state qualifiers after using them earlier in the day.

It turned out to be a mismatch, but the grapplers who took the mat took it seriously. Too seriously, perhaps.

Nick Hogan of Prairie was disqualified from his meet against Nick Dreckman at 170 pounds for unnecessary roughness. And Richard Moomey of Jefferson was disqualified from his bout against Jonah Manson at 220 for similar reasons.



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