Wednesday, August 27, 2014
TUESDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MWL - Kernels 6, Quad Cities 1 .... GIRLS' SWIMMING - Cedar Falls 140, Washington 45 .... Iowa City West 135, Jefferson 51 .... Linn-Mar 99, Newton 87 .... Kennedy 124, Iowa City High 59 .... MEN'S SOCCER - Mount Mercy 3, St. Francis (IL) 1 ....
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Jefferson High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Jaciana works to J-Hawks' delight

For their final regular season game on Friday, each of the Jefferson girls basketball players got Valentines from their biggest little fan.

Coach Jason Edwards' daughter Jaciana, who points out she's “almost eight,” also gave all of the girls J-Hawk blue and white stretchy bracelets she'd made herself.

“She's a very creative little girl,” says freshman point guard Avery Guy. “She's also adorable.”

A fixture on the bench this year, Jaciana is the team's official water girl.



J-Hawks claim district wrestling title

Cedar Rapids Jefferson Coach Dick Briggs looked like a one-armed ticket peddler at a popular sports event Saturday night, trying to meet demand and stuffing money in his pocket as quickly as he could until all the precious seats were gone.

Briggs had a tiny allotment of 60 tickets to sell for the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines next week and Jefferson fans lined up to get as many as possible.

They sold like hotcakes at $8 apiece.

"I'll try to get some more," he told disappointed parents and fans after he ran out.

The Jefferson wrestling community was in a buying mood Saturday after the fifth-ranked J-Hawks topped No.4 Linn-Mar for the Class 3A district title at the Jefferson gym.



Warriors net biggest win in 3 years

The Cedar Rapids Washington boys basketball team could finally laugh a little Friday night and enjoy themselves.

The Warriors belted Jefferson, 57-36, on Hall of Fame Night at Washington for their most lopsided victory in three years.

"I think it was kind of an exhale," said Coach Adam Sanchez. "We've had all this anger built up in close losses and close games where we've played well in stretches. We finally just went out and played well and were able to take a lead and extend a lead.

"I think we finally got to see our guys take a big, deep breath and have some fun playing basketball."




Hindt's 457 series powers J-Hawks to 10th win

Christian Hindt had the hot hand Friday, rolling a 277 game and 457 series that led Jefferson past Dubuque Senior, 3170-2934, in boys bowling at May City.

Noah Tiedtke rolled a 449 series, Taylor McQuiston a 439 and Austin Kluth a 422.

Jefferson improved to 10-1.




Dubuque Senior girls roll by J-Hawks

A fired up Dubuque Senior girls squad had a pair off bowlers roll 400 series and beat Jefferson, 2768-2492, Friday at May City.

Savannah Fowler led the J-Hawks with a 201 high game and 386 series.




Franklin leads Wash to Valley title with 35

The Washington Warriors did not look like Mississippi Valley Conference champions when they got drubbed by Iowa City High by 46 points in the season opener in December, but that was eons ago.

Their conference journey had a happy ending Friday night.

Dani Franklin poured in 35 points as the eighth-ranked Warriors clipped Jefferson, 79-65, to claim the outright Valley Division title in the MVC with a 12-1 league record.




J-Hawk wrestlers headed to state duals

ELDRIDGE - Jefferson built a huge early lead then held off North Scott, 41-29, Wednesday night to advance to next week's state dual meet wrestling tournament.

Brenden Baker's pin at 106 pounds in the last bout sealed the Class 3A regional victory for the J-Hawks.

Jefferson (13-1) is seeded seventh in the state meet and will face No.2 seed Waverly-Shell Rock (20-0) in the first round at 9 a.m. on Feb. 19 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.



J-Hawks jump to 7th in mat rankings

The Cedar Rapids Jefferson wrestling team has climbed two spots to No.7 in the Class 3A dual meet rankings by the Iowa Wrestling Coaches Association.

Prairie is ranked No.4 and Linn-Mar is No.5 in the latest poll.

All three Metro teams will be competing in the regional finals tonight, with winners advancing to the state dual meet tournament in Des Moines next Wednesday, Feb. 19.




Deutmeyer paces Saints by J-Hawks

Jefferson Coach Jason Edwards thought his team's 59-45 loss at Xavier Tuesday night in a Mississippi Valley Conference girls basketball game was because the Saints showed more energy.

Xavier Coach Tom Lilly felt it was something all together different.

“It's called contagion,” he said. “That's a smart man's term. It means to have a collective influence on others. It's like the flu.”

Whatever it was, the game was decided when the Saints went on a 17-0 run over a five-minute span in the second quarter.




Burger's 26 points lead Saints past J-Hawks

Mitch Burger poured in 26 points and Adam McDermott added 21 to help Xavier rally past Jefferson for a 70-59 win Tuesday night in MVC boys basketball at Jefferson.

Jacob Olson tallied 24 points and Tyler Konigsmark 23 for Jefferson (5-13, 3-11).

Calvin Winker added 11 points for Xavier (11-7, 7-6).

Xavier outscored Jefferson 19-8 in the third quarter to turn a three-point halftime deficit into a 47-39 lead.



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