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Jefferson High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Happel paces J-Hawk golfers with 39

WATERLOO - Nile Happel shot a 3-over-par 39 for the Jefferson J-Hawks in a Mississippi Valley Conference golf meet at the Irv Warren course in Waterloo Thursday.

Cedar Falls won the meet. The J-Hawks finished fourth.


1. Cedar Falls 155, 2. Waterloo West 159, 3. Western Dubuque 168, 4. Jefferson 173.

JEFFERSON: Nile Happel 39, Adam Van Oort 42, Carter Schmitz 45, Kellen Brown 47, Reid Griffith 47.


J-Hawk girls finish third at IMS

KALONA - Led by a ninth-place finish from junior Sarah Hanna, the Jefferson girls cross country team finished third Tuesday at the IMS Early Bird Invitational.

Hanna ran the 4K course in 17:05.84. Muscatine sophomore Brina Kraft won the race in 15:23.22.

Muscatine won the seven-team meet with 35 points. Iowa City High (36) was second, followed by the J-Hawks (92).

Team scoring

1. Muscatine 35, 2. Iowa City High 36, 3. Jefferson 92, 4. Mediapolis 116, 5. Washington (Iowa) 138, 6. Wapello 140, 7. Lynnville-Sully 182.

JEFFERSON RESULTS: 9. Sarah Hanna 17:05.84, 11. Megan Ely 17:19.59, 23. Adriana Hargrove 18:36.19, 26.  Meredi oenigsfeld, 18:44.79 30. Caleigh Meyer 19:11.62, 33. Brianne Settlage 19:38.22, 39. Maddie Robinson, 20:15.20.


J-Hawks spiked by No. 5 IC West

IOWA CITY - The Jefferson J-Hawks lost to fifth-ranked Iowa City West, 25-20, 25-21, 25-14, in a Mississippi Valley Conference volleyball match in Iowa City Tuesday night.

Freshman Maddie Slagle had nine digs for Jefferson. Junior Amanda Ollinger contributed three aces and three blocks and led the team in passing average.

Sophomore Lexi Moorer had 19 assists.



Jeff boys run 4th at IMS meet

KALONA - The Jefferson High School boys cross country team finished fourth at the IMS Early Bird Invitational in Kalona Tuesday.

Nate Homan led the J-Hawks in 21st place in 19 minutes, 17 seconds.

Muscatine won the team championship.

Team scoring

1. Muscatine 40, 2. Iiowa City High 41, 3. Highland 129, 4. Jefferson 143, 5. Mediapolis 151, 6. Winfield-Mt. Union 159, 7. Wapello 163, 8. Washington (Iowa) 189, 9. Iowa Mennonite 202, 10. Alburnett 221

JEFFERSON RESULTS: 21. Nate Homan 19:17.64; 29. Nathan Prochnow 19:54.04; 31. Christopher Haring 19:58.07; 32. Kane Kramer 20:06.02; 36. Barrett Wise 20:32.49; 38. Jake Hensel 20:35.61; 46. Davis Hall 21:18.74


Cougars sweep past J-Hawk swimmers

Cedar Rapids Kennedy won all 12 events and rolled to a 152-33 win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson Tuesday night in a Mississippi Valley Conference swimming meet at the Kennedy pool.

Brooke Timmerman was a double winner for Kennedy, taking the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 breaststroke. Timmerman was also a part of two winning relays.

Darby Manternach took top honors in the 50 and 100 free for Kennedy and was on the winning 400 free relay.


200 medley relay - Kennedy (Sam Jacobsen, Brooke Timmerman, Taylor Golden, Larkyn Aldrich), 1:57.65
200 free - Maddie Bagby (K), 2:05.98
200 IM - Brooke Timmerman (K), 2:22.14
50 free - Darby Manternach (K), 26.46
Diving - Courtney Fisher (K), 210.25
100 fly - MacKinzee Macho (K), 1:04.57
100 free - Darby Manternach (K), 58.52
500 free - Sarah Gannon (K), 5:44.27
200 free relay - Kennedy (Kristen Siebenga, Sam Jacobsen, Lydia Yang, Brooke Timmerman) 1:46.76
100 back - Taylor Golden (K), 1:06.87
100 breast - Brooke Timmerman (K), 1:12.73
400 free relay - Kennedy (Kristen Siebenga, Lydia Yang, Darby Manternach, Maddie Bagby) 3:57.01




Warriors outlast pesky J-Hawks, 43-26

Almost 47 years to the day, Jefferson All-Americans John Blessman and Doug Lane returned together to the Kingston Stadium sidelines Friday night for a football game with Washington.

Blessman came from the Amanas, Lane from California.

The last time they were there the Warriors beat their heralded undefeated team to break the J-Hawks' 37-game win streak.

The two old gladiators gave a pep talk to this year’s rejuvinated Jefferson squad and came close to getting revenge for that bitter loss nearly a half-century ago.



Big openers on tap for Metro gridders

There was no grand design. Nobody sat down and tried to fill the opening night of the 2014 high school football season with intriguing matchups, but that's how it turned out.

No matter where you look, all of the eight Metro teams will have an interesting battle on their hands when they open the campaign Friday night.

You've got the ancient rivalry of Washington vs. Jefferson at Kingston Stadium, with the Warriors looking to build on last year's momentum and the improved J-Hawks looking to accomplish big things this year with newcomer Jesse Furrow at quarterback.

You've got Linn-Mar at Prairie, where the Lions are hoping to rebound from a couple of sub-par campaigns and the Hawks are looking to improve upon a .500 season behind 300-pound lineman Bryce Meeker, a future Iowa State Cyclone.

There's Kennedy at Iowa City West, where both teams have new head coaches who were promoted from within the program.

There's Marion at Mount Vernon, where the Indians will be tackling the start of a demanding schedule.



J-Hawk swimmers swept by IC West

Iowa City West won all 12 events Tuesday and dunked Jefferson, 135-51, in the first Mississippi Valley Conference girls swimming meet of the season at Jefferson.

Sarah Ritchie captured the 100 fly and 100 breaststroke for Iowa City West.

Josie Thompson of Jefferson finished second in the 50 free and 100 fly.

Jaylee Chung placed second in the 200 free. The J-Hawks also finished second in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay.




200 medley relay - Iowa City West 2:01.47

200 free - Alaina Martz (ICW) 2:09.46

200 IM - Ericka Hsu (ICW) 2:18.31

50 free - Eveline Dowling (ICW) 27.21

Diving - Jacintha Thomas (ICW) 301.60

100 fly - Sarah Ritchie (ICW) 1:05.94

100 free - Alleyna Thomas (ICW) 1:00.51

500 free - Natalie Shoultz (ICW) 5:50.93

200 free relay - Iowa City West 1:48.05

100 back - Allison Hsu (ICW) 1:06.24

100 breast - Sarah Ritchie (ICW) 1:16.20

400 free relay - Iowa City West 4:02.49


Waukee nips Kennedy at Hunters Ridge

The Waukee Warriors spoiled the day for the Kennedy Cougars and everyone else at the Linn-Mar Invitational golf tournament Monday at Hunters Ridge.

Tripp Kinney of Waukee fired a 3-under-par 69 to claim medalist honors and lead the Warriors to the team championship.

Waukee nipped Kennedy, 305-306, for the title.

Cole Murdock of Kennedy finished second in the individual standings with a2-over 74. The Cougars got a 75 from Conner Koberg and a 76 from Davis Sutton, but all their other golfers shot in the 80's.



Daniels named captain of all-state team

Kennedy High School junior Zach Daniels has been named the captain of the Class 4A all-state baseball team by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Daniels had a sensational year for the Cougars as a pitcher, hitter and second baseman as Kennedy reached the state tournament.

Sammy Lizarraga of Kennedy and Spencer Van Scoyoc of Jefferson joined Daniels on the IHSBCA All-State Super Team, which is selected regardless of a school's class as 4A, 3A, 2A or 1A.

Manny Jeffery of Linn-Mar made the Class 4A second team.

Bryce Grimm of Xavier was named first team all-state in Class 3A.


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