Friday, December 19, 2014
THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD - USHL - Madison 5, RoughRiders 2 .... HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING - Jefferson 34, Prairie 28 .... Wahlert 47, Xavier 24 .... Kennedy 60, Washington 17 .... Linn-Mar 48, Waterloo East 18 .... South Tama 60, Marion 18 .... Clear Creek-Amana 43, Marion 33 .... GIRLS BOWLING - Marion 2,212, Independence 1,979 .... BOYS BOWLING - Marion 2,849, Independence 2,285 .... BOYS SWIMMING - Dubuque Senior 85, Washington 84 .... WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Coe 67, Redlands (Calif.) 60 .... Little Priest Tribal College at Kirkwood, canceled ....
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Jefferson High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

J-Hawks top Lancers for 16th win

ELDRIDGE - Jared Eivins went 4-for-4, scored three runs and collected a save Tuesday night as Jefferson clipped North Scott, 7-4, in a prep

baseball game in Eldridge.

The J-Hawks raised their record to 16-6.

Spencer VanScoyoc drove in three runs for Jefferson. Lucas Larson went 2-for-4.

Michael Neuberger and Eivins split the pitching. Neuberger went the first four innings and Eivins tossed the last three frames.

Jefferson is scheduled to host Waterloo West in a doubleheader Wednesday (today) at 3 p.m. at Kirkwood.

Jefferson    200 023 0 - 7 9 1
North Scott  100 111 0 - 4 6 2

W - Neuberger. L - Jones. S - Eivins.


No.5 J-Hawks sweep Wahlert

Alissa Good ran her record to 10-0 Tuesday night as the Jefferson J-Hawks defeated Dubuque Wahlert, 9-1, in the second game of a doubleheader at Jefferson.

The J-Hawks won a tight first game, 2-1.

Maddie Hansen, Erin Kuba, Sydney Briney and Katelyn Holub had two hits for Jefferson in the second game. Hansen drove in three runs and Kuba had two RBIs.

Hansen and Kennedy Dighton had a double and RBI in the first game. Alyssa Olson raised her mark to 11-4 with nine strikeouts.

The Class 5A fifth-ranked J-Hawks are 23-4 overall and 15-3 in the Mississippi Valley Conference.


No. 5 J-Hawks sweep Waterloo East

The first game was easy for the Jefferson J-Hawks and the second game was hard, but they both had happy endings.

The No. 5 J-Hawks won the opener, 10-0 in five innings, and captured the nightcap, 1-0, in eight innings.

Emily Walton, Hannah Towns and Liv Erickson had two hits in the opener. Walton drove in three runs. Towns and Erickson had two RBIs. Alyssa Olson (10-4) pitched a two-hitter with six strikeouts.

Maddie Hansen went 2-for-2 for Jefferson in the nightcap. Alissa Good (9-0) was the winning pitcher.

Jefferson raised its records to 21-4 overall and 13-3 in the Mississippi Valley Conference.


J-Hawks sweep No. 8 Dubuque Senior

The Jefferson J-Hawks could not play on their home field Monday because it was severely damaged in a storm last week and they could not play at Kirkwood because that field was too wet.

Undaunted, the J-Hawks agreed to play their Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader against Dubuque Senior in Dubuque instead of Cedar Rapids and came home with a pair of satisfying victories.

The resilient J-Hawks swept the twinbill, 5-1 and 1-0.

Lucas Larson went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs in the opener for Jefferson (15-6, 10-4). Spencer VanScoyoc went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a home run. Larson also socked a homer.

Ben Koering pitched a five-hitter for Jefferson in the 5-1 victory, with four strikeouts and no walks.

VanScoyoc and Colton Knox combined on a four-hit shutout in the nightcap. VanScoyoc tossed the first two innings, then Knox relieved and pitched five strong frames.

Marcus Colbert went 2-for-2 for the J-Hawks in the second game and scored the only run. Cam Frazier was 2-for-3.

Game 1

Jefferson        010 030 1 - 5 7 0
Dubuque Senior   010 000 0 - 1 5 4

W - Koering. L - Noel.

Game 2

Jefferson        000 100 0 - 1 6 1
Dubuque Senior   000 000 0 - 0 4 2

W - Knox. L - Clemens.


Spencer Hunt wins Metro Spotlight Award

The Jefferson baseball team won only 12 games last season, but the J-Hawks are enjoying a revival this year with a 13-6 mark at the halfway point of the campaign.

Spencer Hunt has been one of the driving forces this year and is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Hunt, a senior, is one of Jefferson's leading hitters with a .350 batting average, three home runs and 14 RBIs. He also has been a force on the mound with a 2-0 record and 2.88 ERA.



Saints, J-Hawks keep rolling in softball

The Xavier Saints and Jefferson J-Hawks continue to set the pace for Metro softball teams, with several clubs not far behind.

The Saints, ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, won all four of their games this past week and raised their record to an impressive 18-2. The J-Hawks, ranked No. 5 in Class 5A, captured all five of their games and are sitting at 19-4.

The Washington Warriors, enjoying a strong year, went 5-1 this past week and have a 16-5 overall mark. Prairie is 16-9 and Kennedy 14-8.

The Linn-Mar Lions had a tough week, losing six of seven games. That dropped their record to 16-9. Marion lost five games and fell to 6-16.

Here are the Metro records through June 22:

Jefferson         19-4 overall    11-3 MVC
Xavier            18-2 overall    13-1 MVC
Washington        16-5 overall    10-4 MVC
Prairie           16-9 overall    11-3 MVC
Linn-Mar          16-9 overall    11-5 MVC
Kennedy           14-8 overall    7-6  MVC
Marion            6-16 overall    3-8  Wamac


Cougars, J-Hawks lead Metro baseball

This is not shaping up as a particularly good year for high school baseball in the Metro area.

Only Kennedy and Jefferson have winning records in conference games. And only Kennedy, Jefferson and Xavier have winning records overall.

The Xavier Saints suffered a big loss this month when Mitch Keller accepted a $1 million signing bonus from Pittsburgh and left to begin his pro career.

The Linn-Mar Lions also have suffered a big loss with all-state catcher Brandt Ollinger playing travel ball this summer with an all-star team. Linn-Mar Coach Chad Lechner said Ollinger will be gone for an extended period of time.

Kennedy is ranked No. 2 in Class 4A and Jefferson defeated No. 1 Hempstead in the second game of a doubleheader Friday.

Here are the Metro records through June 22:

Kennedy         14-2 overall   10-2 MVC
Jefferson       13-6 overall   8-4 MVC
Xavier          12-8 overall   6-6 MVC
Marion          8-8 overall    6-6 Wamac
Linn-Mar        9-14 overall   4-8 MVC
Prairie         4-12 overall   3-7 MVC
Washington      3-12 overall   3-9 MVC
Cedar Valley    0-14 overall


Saints, J-Hawks ranked 5th in polls

The Xavier Saints and Jefferson J-Hawks are both ranked No.5 in the latest high school softball polls by the IGHSAU.

The Saints are ranked No.5 in Class 4A and the J-Hawks are No.5 in Class 5A. The Prairie Hawks are ranked 10th in Class 5A.

Dallas Center-Grimes is No.1 in Class 4A and Johnston is No.5 in 5A.



1. Dallas Center-Grimes (16-0), 2. Solon (19-0), 3. Carlisle (14-1), 4. Fort Dodge (13-5), 5. Xavier (18-2), 6. Davenport Assumption (17-4), 7. Oskaloosa (18-1), 8. Norwalk (15-4), 9. Fairfield (15-4), 10. Ballard (15-4), 11. West Delaware (18-5), 12. Waverly-Shell Rock (13-3), 13. Charles City (15-4), 14. Boone (15-7), 15. Indianola (11-8).



1. Johnston (15-2), 2. Dowling Catholic (12-5), 3. West Des Moines Valley (17-5), 4. Southeast Polk (15-5), 5. Jefferson (16-4), 6. Muscatine (19-2), 7. Ankeny (11-7), 8. Iowa City West (16-5), 9. Waukee (13-9), 10. Prairie (16-7).


Hansen belts 4 homers for Jefferson

NEW HAMPTON - Maddie Hansen hit four home runs Saturday as No.5 Jefferson won three games at the New Hampton Classic without surrendering a run.

The J-Hawks defeated Central Springs (3-0), New Hampton (11-0) and Turkey Valley (11-0).

Hansen socked three home runs against New Hampton and also hit a round-tripper against Central Springs.

Alyssa Olson pitched a four-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts against Central Springs. She also tossed four perfect innings against New Hampton with seven strikeouts.

Alyssa Good hurled a one-hit shutout with five strikeouts against Turkey Valley. She also pitched a 1-2-3 frame in the fifth inning against New Hampton as she and Olson combined for a perfect game in the five-inning contest.

Erin Kuba went 3-for-4 against New Hampton. Taylor Holub and Liv Erickson had two hits. Erickson and Katelyn Holub drove in two runs.

Hannah Towns was 2-for-3 with three RBIs against Turkey Valley.

Jefferson raised its record to 19-4.


J-Hawks split with No. 1 Hempstead

DUBUQUE - Spencer VanScoyoc hit a home run and drove in three runs Friday as the Jefferson J-Hawks tripped top-ranked Dubuque Hempstead, 10-5 in nine innings, in the second game of a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader in Dubuque.

Hempstead won the first game, 9-6.

Jefferson trailed 4-0 heading into the top of the seventh inning in the nightcap, but the J-Hawks rallied for five runs to take a 5-4 lead. Hempstead responded with one run in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings.

Jefferson put another 5-spot on the board in the top of the ninth inning. VanScoyoc came in to pitch in the bottom of the ninth and struck out the side to preserve the victory.

Mannie Olutunde, Spencer Hunt and Michael Neuberger had two hits for Jefferson in the victory. Lucas Larson, Hunt and Drew Johnson drove in two runs.

Olutunde went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the first game for the J-Hawks. Hunt was 2-for-4 and Marcus Colbert drove in two runs.

The split left Jefferson at 13-6 overall and 8-4 in the MVC. Hempstead fell to 20-2 and 10-2.

Game 1

Jefferson        013 002 0 - 6 11 3
Hempstead     020 520 x - 9 13 1

W - Millius. L - VanScoyoc.

Game 2

Jefferson        000 000 505 - 10 10 2
Hempstead     000 031 100 - 5 11 2

W - Koering. L - Duax.


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