Friday, April 18, 2014
THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD — MWL — West Michigan 7, Kernels 3 ..... BOYS SOCCER — Prairie 1, Washington 0 ..... Kennedy 3, Linn-Mar 2 ..... Marion 3, Williamsburg 1 .... Cedar Valley Christian 1, Scattergood 0 ..... Iowa City West 9, Jefferson 1 ..... GIRLS SOCCER — Linn-Mar 3, Kennedy 2 ... CR Prairie 4, CR Washington 1 ..... Marion 1, Williamsburg 0 ..... IC West 4, CR Jefferson 1 ..... BOYS TENNIS — IC West 9, CR Kennedy 0 ..... GIRLS TENNIS — IC West 8, CR Kennedy 1
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Jefferson High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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.



Jenn Jenks breaks 4 swim records

It's a good thing Jennifer Jenks is not afraid of heights, because the Linn-Mar freshman had to make a steep climb at the Jefferson High School pool Tuesday night.

Jenks broke long-standing pool records in the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle as Linn-Mar dunked the J-Hawks, 133-50, in a Mississippi Valley Conference meet.

She also broke the Linn-Mar school records in both events.

As soon as the meet was over, Jefferson officials leaned a metal ladder against the wall and invited Jenks to climb up and physically remove the slabs that displayed the old pool marks from the record board.




Drake, Chung make big splash at Jeff

Maybe it was a cloud of chlorine from the near-by Stoney Point YMCA that settled in their blood at an early age and turned Kelsey Drake and Jaylee Chung into swimming phenoms.

The two 15-year-old Jefferson High School freshmen live next door to each other and grew up together just a ways away from the Y. And in the first three weeks of their first high school swim season, they've already made their mark in the pool.

Multiple winners in every meet so far, each has been on only one losing relay team. Chung finished second in one individual race in the season opener. Drake has yet to be beaten.




J-Hawks win 2 matches at SE Polk

PLEASANT HILL - The Jefferson J-Hawks won a pair of matches at the Southeast Polk volleyball tournament Saturday.

The J-Hawks defeated Des Moines Roosevelt, 21-17, 21-11, in pool play and clipped Ottumwa, 25-23, 25-14, in the opening round of the playoffs.

Jefferson lost to Ankeny Centennial (21-11, 21-15), Waukee (21-19, 21-14) and Eddyville-Blakesburg (25-23, 25-19) in its other matches.




J-Hawks tripped by Hempstead, 21-12

After being on the losing side in 11 of the 12 games he's coached at Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Coach Brian Webb says it's like a broken record.

“It's the same thing over and over,” he said Friday night after his J-Hawks lost, 21-12, to Dubuque Hempstead on Homecoming at Kingston Stadium.

“It's about discipline, attention to detail and execution. We perform well in practice. But we get in games and we make mistakes at key times.”

Or, as assistant coach Nelson Evans put it, “We just keep shooting ourselves in the foot.”




J-Hawk golfers clipped by Tigers

WATERLOO - Jefferson was clipped by one stroke by Cedar Falls in a boys quadrangular golf meet Thursday at Irv Warren golf course.

The J-Hawks' Mitch Willems was medalist with a 1-over par 36.

It was the third straight meet the J-Hawks have lost by a slim margin. They lost by three to Wahlert two weeks ago and by two shots to Prairie last week.




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