Friday, August 28, 2015
BREAKING NEWS - Linn-Mar's Jordan Bohannon verbally commits to play college basketball at the University of Iowa ... THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD - MIDWEST LEAGUE: Kane County 5, Kernels 0 ... FOOTBALL - Kennedy 34, Iowa City West 31 ... Cedar Valley Christian 65, Harmony 6 ... VOLLEYBALL - Linn-Mar 3, Janesville 0 ... MVC/MAC Challenge: Prairie 2, Pleasant Valley 1 ... Prairie 2, North Scott 0 ... Prairie 2, Bettendorf 0 ... Kennedy 2, Pleasant Valley 0 ... Kennedy 2, North Scott 0 ... Bettendorf 2, Kennedy 1 ... BOYS GOLF - MVC Quad at Finkbine: 1. Washington 155, 2. Iowa City West 156, 3. Dubuque Senior 163, 4. Jefferson 195 ... MVC Triangular at Dubuque CC: 1. Cedar Falls 158, 2. Dubuque Hempstead 173, 3. Kennedy 176 ... MVC Quad at The Meadows: 1. Dubuque Wahlert 159, 2. Prairie 160, 3. Iowa City High 181, 4. Waterloo East 240 ... MVC Triangular at Hunters Ridge: 1. Linn-Mar 151, 2. Xavier 153, 3. Waterloo West 189 ...
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Schedule set for boys soccer jamboree

All seven of the major Metro boys soccer teams will participate in the annual jamboree at Kingston Stadium Thursday.

Each game will last 40 minutes. The admission charge is $2 for all spectators.

The jamboree begins at 3:30 with Xavier facing Solon. Marion meets Clear Creek-Amana at 4:20 p.m., following by Prairie against Mount Vernon at 5:10 p.m.

The final three matches are Iowa City High against Kennedy at 6 p.m., Iowa City West against Linn-Mar at 6:45 p.m. and Washington against Jefferson at 7:40 p.m.


Jasmine Blue wins Metro Spotlight Award

Jasmine Blue of Cedar Rapids Jefferson is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school girls this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Blue, a junior, is one of the top sprinters in the state for the Jefferson track team. Her accomplishments began as a freshman when she helped the J-Hawks win the 4x200 relay at the 2013 state meet with an all-time best clocking. She's gotten even faster since then.

Blue helped Jefferson defend its state title in the 4x200 relay last year. She also helped the J-Hawks win the sprint medley at the state meet and place second in the 4x100 relay. Individually, she finished third in the 100 meter dash at state.



Bokoyo wins sprints for J-Hawks

Merje' Bokoyo has arrived at Cedar Rapids Jefferson this year with speed.

Bokoyo, a transfer student from Galesburg, Ill., captured the 100 and 200 meter dashes at the John Ask Relays Saturday on a cool, sunny day at Kingston Stadium.

Bokoyo claimed the 100 meter dash in a hand-held time of 10.92 seconds, which Jefferson Coach Ron Tower said would translate to about a 11.15 electronic clocking.

"That's a good time. No question, this early, in the cold," said Tower.

Bokoyo helped Galesburg finished third in the 4x100 relay and sixth in the 4x200 relay at the Class 2A state meet in Illinois last year. Tower said Bokoyo is originally from the Congo in Africa.



Ranschau wins Metro Spotlight Award

Cedar Rapids Jefferson junior Abbie Ranschau is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school girls this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Ranschau, one of the top sprinters and hurdlers in the state, has gotten off to a fast start this spring with the J-Hawks.

Ranschau helped Jefferson win the shuttle hurdle relay, 4x100 relay and 4x200 relay at the Mississippi Valley Conference indoor meet in Cedar Falls last Tuesday and finished second in the 60 meter hurdles.



Stekl transfers from Marion to Jefferson

Caleb Stekl has transferred from Marion High School to Jefferson and will be eligible for the entire baseball season with the J-Hawks this year.

Stekl, a strong defensive catcher, hit .222 for Marion in 27 games last year as a sophomore and compiled an 0-2 record and 2.63 ERA in three appearances on the mound. He missed part of the season with an injury.

Stekl received honorable mention on the Wamac Conference all-star baseball team.

"Caleb is enrolled at Jefferson and will be eligible for the 2015 baseball season," Jefferson athletic director Chris Deam confirmed Sunday.

Stekl has moved into the Jefferson school district, according to sources. He has been attending the pitcher/catcher workouts with the J-Hawks.


J-Hawks capture title at Dubuque meet

DUBUQUE - The Jefferson J-Hawks claimed top honors at the University of Dubuque Boys Indoor Track Classic Saturday.

The J-Hawks scored 88 points in the 13-team field to capture the championship. Linn-Mar finished second with 72 points.

Merje Bokoyo won the 60-meter dash for Jefferson in 6.71 seconds as the J-Hawks had a 1-2-3 sweep in the event. Jacob Beaton won the silver medal and Justin Crockett took the bronze.



Jeff, Linn-Mar girls shine in Dubuque

DUBUQUE - The Cedar Rapids Jefferson girls track team won four events and claimed top honors at the University of Dubuque indoor meet Saturday at the B.Y. McDonald track.

The J-Hawks set a meet record in the 4x200 relay in 1:44.90 with Abbie Ranschau, Jasmine Blue, Morgan Meese and Lucy Schneekloth sharing the baton. Jefferson also claimed the 4x400 relay in 4:13.40 with Blue, Ranschau, Autumn Anderson and Meese.

Blue captured the 55 meter dash in 7.47 seconds and Ranschau won the 55 hurdles in 8.61 seconds. Schneekloth finished third in the 55 meter dash in 7.59 seconds.

Linn-Mar freshman Payton Wensel won the 400 meter dash and set a meet record in 58.79 seconds. Hanna Saville of Linn-Mar finished third in the 400 in 1:02.73.

Linn-Mar claimed the 4x800 relay with Deanna Newhouse, Wensel, Saville and Maddie Mann in 9:50.43.

Jefferson won the team championship with 70.5 points. Linn-Mar tied for sixth with 36 points.


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.


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