Friday, April 25, 2014
THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD – MWL – Kernels at Peoria, ppd rain ..... GIRLS TENNIS – Linn-Mar at Prairie, ppd ..... Washington at Jefferson, ppd ..... Camanche at Xavier, ppd ..... BOYS TENNIS – Xavier at Camanche, ppd ..... Dubuque Hempstead at Washington, ppd .....Prairie at Linn-Mar, ppd..... GIRLS SOCCER – Waterloo East at Jefferson, ppd ..... Kennedy at Waterloo West, ppd ..... Linn-Mar 1, Dubuque Hempstead 0 ..... Prairie 1, Iowa City High 0 ..... Xavier 4, Dubuque Wahlert 0 ..... Washington 1, Dubuque Senior 0 ..... BOYS SOCCER – Cedar Valley Christian at Monticello, ppd ..... Jefferson at Waterloo East, ppd ..... Waterloo West at Kennedy, ppd ..... Linn-Mar 2, Dubuque Hempstead 0 ..... Iowa City High 2, Prairie 1 ..... Washington 2, Dubuque Senior 0 ..... Xavier 6, Dubuque Wahlert 0 ..... COLLEGE BASEBALL – Kirkwood at Marshalltown, ppd
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Jefferson High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cougars escape J-Hawks in volleyball

Kennedy fought off three match points Tuesday night and defeated Jefferson, 25-20, 22-25, 25-16, 15-25, 18-16 in a Mississippi Valley Conference slugfest at the Jefferson gym.

The J-Hawks led 14-13, 15-14 and 16-15 in the fifth set and needed just one more point to claim the match, but the Cougars had an answer each time.

Kennedy tied the fifth game, 16-16, on a kill shot by 6-foot-2 sophomore Brinley Milbrath. The Cougars took a 17-16 lead on a soft dink by senior Erin Coker and won the match on a kill by Coker.



Wasta helps Cougars sink J-Hawks

Kennedy senior Michele Wasta loves to swim and is excited about joining the team at Western Illinois University next year, so she's willing to deal with a little pain.

Wasta has been bothered by sore muscles in her back since she was 13, a problem that may be caused by a minor case of scoliosis at the top of her back. Nobody seems to know for sure.

"There's no permanent solution that we can find yet," Wasta said Tuesday. "I've been going to doctors and chiropractors and anyone we can think of.

"They think it's just sore muscles, tight muscles, a lot of overworked muscles."

Wasta conquered the pain Tuesday with three victories as the Cougars dunked Jefferson, 130-53, in a Mississippi Valley Conference meet at the Jefferson pool.




Jeff girls run 5th at Anamosa

ANAMOSA - The Cedar Rapids Jefferson girls cross country team placed fifth out of 10 teams at the Anamosa Invitational Saturday.

Megan Ely paced the J-Hawks by finishing 12th in 17 minutes, 19 seconds for the 4 kilometer course.

The Jefferson boys finished seventh out of 11 teams in their race. Jason Chung led the J-Hawks by finishing 19th in 18:56 for five kilometers.




Drake, Jenks break meet records

Cedar Rapids Jefferson freshman super swimmer Kelsey Drake is feeling the joy of being part of a high school team.

“It's like a family,” she says.

At the Kennedy Invitational meet on Saturday she shattered a pool record that had stood for 25 years.

Mere minutes later, however, she was at the water's edge for the third heat of the next race cheering on a teammate she's been friends with since kindergarten.




Sullivan sparks J-Hawks to first win

WATERLOO - Two big plays showed what Waterloo East can do with the football.

The statistics and the final score proved what the Trojans cannot do - at least not yet.

While East's passing game gave Cedar Rapids Jefferson some problems, the J-Hawks found a multitude of ways to hurt the Trojans. Jefferson claimed a 37-20 victory Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

For Jefferson, the win was its first of the season and ended an overall 10-game losing streak. For East, the search for head coach Kevin Meyer's first win with the Trojans goes on.




Trio lead J-Hawk swimmers past Wahawks

WATERLOO - Freshman Kelsey Drake won four events, and Olivia Northrup and Jaylee Chung three apiece to lead Jefferson to a 95-75 win over Waterloo West on Tuesday at Waterloo Central.

Drake won the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, She also swam on the winning medley and 200 free relays.

Northrup won the 100 free and Chung the 200 free. Both also swam on the medley and 200 free relays.




Prairie spikes J-Hawks in 4 sets

The Prairie Hawks collected 57 kills Tuesday night and clipped Jefferson, 25-22, 25-18, 20-25, 25-17, in a Mississippi Valley Conference volleyball match at Jefferson.

Rachel Butz led the kill-shot artists with 14 slams. Megan Sprengeler had 13 kills. Meghan Busswitz contributed 12 kills and three solo blocks at the net.

Halle Lueck rolled up 52 assists for Prairie (6-5) and had 14 digs. Malia Gudenkauf had 12 digs and three ace serves. Amanda Stecklein came up with 13 digs for Prairie.

Amanda Ollinger led Jefferson (7-7) with 27 kills and 19 digs. Kaylie Zitek collected 40 assists and three aces. Keke Pledge had nine digs. Kayla Jaschen contributed eight digs and three kills.


Mason City claims J-Hawk Relays

Mason City won eight out of 10 events Saturday and captured the J-Hawk Relays at the Jefferson High School pool.

Jefferson finished second in the 600 freestyle relay, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.

All of the swimming events were relays.




Wounded J-Hawks fall to City High

IOWA CITY - The weight of history - and a week's worth of injuries - proved too much for Cedar Rapids Jefferson and the J-Hawks lost to No.10 Iowa City High, 35-10, Friday at Bates Field.

City High improved to 3-1 and became just the second program in Iowa to play 1,000 football games (Harlan is the other).

On the other side of history, Jefferson fell to 0-4 for the season. And the loss was the 34th over the last 35 games for the J-Hawks.

But Jefferson Coach Brian Webb knows his team isn't just a footnote.




J-Hawks spike Waterloo East

WATERLOO - Jefferson waltzed past Waterloo East in three straight sets Tuesday night in MVC volleyball.

The J-Hawks won by scores of 25-14, 25-10, 25-15.

Setter Kaylie Zitek led the J-Hawks with 29 assists and five service aces. Leading the J-Hawk hitters were Amanda Ollinger with 19 kills (.452 kill efficiency), Cierra Maas with five (.333 kill efficiency), and Brenna Parke with six.

Parke led the J-Hawks with eight digs, and Keke Pledge pitched in six. Passing leader for Jefferson was Kayla Jaschen with a 2.75 average. Jaschen and Ollinger each contributed three aces.



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