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Monday, November 24, 2014
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Jefferson High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Alyssa Olson wins Metro Spotlight Award

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

Olson is an all-state pitcher for the Jefferson softball team, which is ranked No.5 in Class 5A this season. She pitched a one-hitter with 19 strikeouts in a victory over Waterloo West last week for the J-Hawks, who are off to a 6-0 start.

Olson has a 3-0 record and 0.31 ERA, with 39 strikeouts in 22.1 innings. She has allowed only one earned run and six hits.

Olson compiled a 21-4 record and 1.03 ERA last year when Jefferson finished fifth at the Class 5A state tournament. She struck out 237 batters in 163.1 innings.

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No. 5 J-Hawks win twice at Classic

The fifth-ranked Cedar Rapids Jefferson softball team raised its record to 6-0 Saturday with a pair of victories at the Jefferson Classic.

The J-Hawks topped Des Moines North, 8-0, in their first game. Katelyn Holub went 3-for-4 and Hannah Towns was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Taylor Holub was the winning pitcher.

Jefferson trimmed Center Point-Urbana, 3-1, in its second game. Alyssa Olson collected seven strikeouts and won her third game this season. Tori Brandon and Towns were 2-for-4.

 

 

 

 

Anderson honored on All-Metro tennis

Linn-Mar senior Brady Anderson has been named the Player of the Year on the all-Metro boys tennis team for 2014.

Chris Wundram of Linn-Mar was named the Coach of the year.

Anderson won the Class 2A state title in singles last year and has reached the semifinals of the state doubles tournament this year with Trevor McCann.

Tim Paulson of Linn-Mar, Jackson Hoyt of Washington, Kyle D'mello of Xavier, Caleb Scott of Marion and Jacob Donald of Jefferson joined Anderson on the all-Metro first team.

 

SECOND TEAM

Quinn Jamrock (Kennedy), Aaron Smith (Marion), Trevor McCann (Linn-Mar), Ben Myers (Linn-Mar), Ian Schweiger (Washington), Parker Muller (Washington).

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Prairie: Connor Anthony, Blake Larsson

Jefferson: Alex Tvedte, Jason Chung

Linn-Mar: Kyle Brendes, Shane Skvor

Washington: Oliver Hammond, Dane Van Antwerp

Marion: Jeremy Ellerby, Seth Tuetken

Kennedy: Jimmy Cunningham, Kyle Butler

Xavier: Ben Curley, Chris Schirm

   

J-Hawks top Solon in 12 innings

SOLON - The Jefferson J-Hawks scored an unearned run in the top of the 12th inning Thursday night and trimmed Solon, 3-2, in a marathon high school baseball game in Solon.

Jefferson pitchers Connor VanScoyoc, Michael Neuberger and Colton Knox allowed only five hits in the ballgame. Solon pitchers Mitch Silberstein and Luke Ira struck out 14 batters and allowed only six hits.

Cam Frazier had two hits for Jefferson (3-1).

JEFFERSON (3): Frazier, rf, 4 0 2 0, S.VanScoyoc, cf, 5 0 1 1, Hunt, 3b, 5 0 0 0, Colbert, dh, 4 0 0 0, Neuberger, 1b, 1 0 1 0, Larson, ss, 4 1 1 0, Eivins, lf, 4 0 0 0, Koering, c, 5 0 0 0, Knox, 1b/p, 5 0 0 0, Johnson, 2b, 4 1 1 0, Tomkins, cr, 0 1 0 0. Totals 41 3 6 1.

SOLON (2): E.Kane, ss, 3 0 0 0, Hawkins, cf, 5 0 1 0, Maston, 3b, 5 0 2 0, Linderbaum, 1b, 6 0 1 1, L.Kane, c, 3 0 0 0, Drake, rf, 5 0 1 0, Silbertsein, p, 3 0 0 0, Ira, p, 1 0 0 0, Ferguson, dh, 5 0 0 0, Kramer,2b, 3 1 0 0, Yahr, cr, 0 1 0 0. Totals 39 2 5 1.

Jefferson    000 001 100 001 - 3 6 3
Solon         000 001 100 000 - 2 5 4

C.VanScoyoc, Neuberger (6), Knox (9) and Koering. Silberstein, Ira (10) and L.Kane. W - Knox. L - Ira. SB - Tomkins, Eivins 2, Frazier 2, Larson, Kramer.

 

Olson whiffs 19 for No. 5 J-Jawks

WATERLOO - Alyssa Olson struck out 19 batters Thursday as fifth-ranked Jefferson blanked Waterloo West, 8-0, in the first game of a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader in Waterloo.

Jefferson won the second game, 6-1.

Avery Guy went 4-for-5 with three doubles for the J-Hawks in the first game.

Alissa Good was the winning pitcher for Jefferson in the second contest. Olson finished the game and collected five more strikeouts, giving her 24 in the twinbill.

Tori Brandon hit a solo home run for the J-Hawks (4-0) in the second game and Maddie Hansen went 2-for-4.

 

 

 

   

3 Metro teams make softball rankings

Jefferson, Xavier and Prairie have been ranked by the IGHSAU in the first girls softball polls of the season.

The J-Hawks are ranked No.5 in Class 5A, the Saints are ranked No.7 in Class 4A and the Hawks are ranked No.9 in Class 5A.

Jefferson (33-12) and Prairie (29-16) made the state tournament in 2013. Prairie reached the state tournament for the first time in school history in 2013.

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

 

CLASS 5A

(2013 records)

1. Johnston (30-11), 2. West Des Moines Valley (26-18), 3. Dowling Catholic (34-11), 4. Ankeny Centennial (NA), 5. Jefferson (33-12), 6. Southeast Polk (26-15), 7. Bettendorf (22-11), 8. Waukee (26-15), 9. Prairie (29-16), 10. Des Moines Lincoln (23-19).

 

CLASS 4A

1. Dallas Center-Grimes (38-5), 2. Carlisle (34-8), 3. Norwalk (36-5), 4. Solon (41-4), 5. Fort Dodge (26-16), 6. Indianola (34-10), 7. Xavier (29-11), 8. Ballard (25-11), 9. Fairfield (30-12), 10. Davenport Assumption (20-21), 11. West Delaware (25-15), 12. Oskaloosa (23-11), 13. North Scott (24-15), 14. Waverly-Shell Rock (35-10), 15. Winterset (35-9).

 

Lions ride no-hitter into semifinals

Ben Hilsenbeck and Ryan Wyant combined on a no-hitter Monday as the Linn-Mar Lions blanked Washington, 2-0, in the opening round of the Metro Baseball Tournament at the Jefferson field.

Hilsenbeck struck out seven batters in five innings, then Wyant fanned three batters in the final two innings for the Lions. They combined to walk seven batters, but the Warriors were not able to get any hits.

Brandt Ollinger went 2-for-3 for Linn-Mar and drove in a run. Jackson Jacobs hit a solo home run for th other run.

Chris Harrington pitched a strong game for Washington, allowing only six hits and two runs. He struck out six batters and did not walk anyone.

Spencer VanScoyoc tossed a strong game for Jefferson as the J-Hawks defeated Marion, 5-1, in the other first-round game at Jefferson.

VanScoyoc allowed only four hits and one unearned run in six innings. He struck out nine batters and walked only one man. Jared Eivings pitched the seventh inning for Jefferson.

Marcus Colbert, Spencer Hunt and Lucas Larson belted home runs for the J-Hawks.

Jefferson and Linn-Mar were supposed to meet in the semifinals Monday, but their game was postponed by rain. They will meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium at 5 p.m. Tuesday, with the winner facing Kennedy in the finals at approximately 7 p.m.

There were supposed to be consolation games Tuesday, but there were no plans to play those games due to the new configuration.

GAME 1

WASHINGTON (0): Leonard, cf, 2 0 0 0, Herzog, ss, 2 0 0 0, Dobbs, 3b, 3 0 0 0, Loeffelholz, c, 2 0 0 0, Thorson, rf, 1 0 0 0, Nichols, 2b, 2 0 0 0, Harrington, p, 2 0 0 0, Akers, 1b, 3 0 0 0, Nimmers, lf, 2 0 0 0. Totals 19 0 0 0.

LINN-MAR (2): Larson, cf, 3 0 0 0, Jeffrey, lf, 3 0 1 0, Ollinger, c, 3 0 2 1, Jacobs, 1b, 3 1 1 1, Bradley, dh, 3 0 1 0, Gassmann, ss, 2 0 0 0, Schmidt, rf, 2 0 0 0, Mortensen, ph, 1 0 0 0, Stolley, 2b, 2 0 0 0, Yoke, 3b, 2 1 1 0. Totals 24 2 6 2.

Washington    000 000 0 - 0
Linn-Mar      010 010 x - 2

Harrington and Loeffelholz. Hilsenbeck, Wyant (6) and Ollinger. W - Hilsenbeck. L - Harrington. 2B - Ollinger, Bradley. HR - Jacobs. SB - Herzog, Leonard 3, Yoke.

GAME 2

JEFFERSON (5): Frazier, cf/rf, 3 1 1 0, VanScoyoc, p/cf, 3 0 0 0, Hunt, 3b/cf, 3 1 1 2, Colbert, dh, 3 1 1 2, Eivins, rf, 1 0 0 0, Neuberger, ph, 1 0 0 0, Larson, ss, 3 1 1 1, Koering, c, 3 0 0 0, Olutunde, lf, 3 0 0 0, Johnson, 2b, 2 1 1 0. Totals 25 5 5 5.

MARION (1): Fuller, 2b, 4 0 0 0, Kuhn, cf, 3 1 0 0, Ch.Stekl, ss, 3 0 2 0, Kray, 3b, 3 0 0 0, Ca.Stekl, c, 3 0 0 0, Carstenson, 1b, 3 0 1 1, Miller, lf, 2 0 1 0, Hardman, rf, 2 0 0 0, Vanderlind, rf, 1 0 0 0, Cannoy, p, 1 0 0 0, Miller, ph, 1 0 0 0, Carstensen, ph, 1 0 0 0. Totals 27 1 4 1.

Jefferson   103 100 0 - 5
Marion      000 001 0 - 1

VanScoyoc, Eivins (7) and Koering. Cannoy, Miller (5) and Stekl. W - VanScoyoc. L - Cannoy. 2B - Ch.Stekl, Carstenson. HR - Colbert, Hunt, Larson. SB - Frazier, Larson.

   

Daniels tames Keller and Saints

The Major League scouts came to watch Mitch Keller Monday, but Zach Daniels stole the show.

Daniels tossed a superb one-hitter as Kennedy topped Keller and the Saints, 5-0, in the semifinals of the Metro Baseball Tournament at Ken Charipar Field.

Linn-Mar will face Jefferson in the other rain-delayed semifinal Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium, with Kennedy facing the winner at 7 p.m.

Keller has been assured by Major League teams he'll be selected in the early rounds of the draft June 5 and scouts flocked to Xavier High School for another look at his 95 mph fastball and sharp-breaking curve.

Keller did not disappoint, but the Cougars scored a run against him in the top of the sixth inning for a 1-0 lead and he moved to shortstop in the seventh inning after having thrown 101 pitches.

Kennedy scored four more runs in the top of the seventh to bust it open, and meanwhile Daniels was unhittable with a steady diet of fastballs and breaking balls at the knees.

Daniels carried a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh with a 5-0 lead. He struck out the first batter, but Matt Clarahan hit a high chopper that Kennedy shortstop Derek Jacobus charged and tried to field on a short hop on a do-or-die play.

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Metro Players In Pro Baseball

The Metro Sports Report provides a daily update for all the Metro graduates who are playing pro baseball this season. Here is the full report through Sunday, May 25:

RYAN SWEENEY (Xavier), Chicago Cubs, OF
Sweeney is on the 15-Day Disabled List with a strained hamstring in his right leg. He is hitting .200 (11 for 55) with 6 RBIs.

SCOTT SCHEBLER (CR Prairie), Chattanooga, OF, Double-A, Southern League (Dodgers)
Schebler pinch-hit Sunday and struck out. He is hitting .234 (39 for 167) with 8 home runs and 26 RBIs.

KELLEN SWEENEY (CR Jefferson), Dunedin, IF, Advanced A, Florida State League (Blue Jays)
Sweeney went 0-for-3 Sunday. He was the DH and hit seventh in the lineup. Sweeney is hitting .050 (1 for 20) with a double and one run in six games.

CHAD CHRISTENSEN (CR Washington), Kernels, OF/IF, Class A, Midwest League (Twins)
Christensen went 1-for-5 Sunday with an RBI and stolen base. He is hitting .291 (48 for 165) with 2 homers, 19 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.

JON KELLER (Xavier), Delmarva, P, Class A, South Atlantic League (Orioles)
Keller (2-0, 2.08 ERA, 1 save) did not pitch Saturday or Sunday.

ANDREW HANSE (Linn-Mar), Bowling Green, P, Class A, Midwest League (Tampa Bay).
Hanse (0-3, 7.43 ERA) did not pitch Saturday.

DAKOTA FREESE (Washington), Arizona Athletics, P, Rookie Arizona League (Oakland)
The Arizona Athletics have not begun their season. The Arizona Rookie League begins June 20.

   

Metro Spotlight honors track athletes

Athletes from the Metro area enjoyed a fabulous weekend at the state track meets in Des Moines with 10 gold medals, 11 silver medals, seven bronze medals and two handsome trophies.

As a result, the Metro Sports Report is honoring all of these track stars as the Metro Spotlight Athletes of the Week.

Josh Evans of Linn-Mar collected four gold medals in the 800, 1600, 3200 and distance medley with Austin Fielder, Tim Wolfe and Duggan Trenary.

Stephanie Jenks of Linn-Mar claimed two gold medals in the 1500 and 3000. Curtis McCrary of Linn-Mar won the long jump, giving the Lions seven titles overall.

The Cedar Rapids Jefferson girls captured the 4x200 relay and sprint medley relay. And the Cedar Rapids Prairie boys won the 4x800 relay as part of the Metro's golden haul.

In addition to all that gold, Evans ran the fastest 1600 in state history (4:06.32) and set a Class 4A state meet record in the 3200 (9:00.97). The Lions also set a 4A state meet record in the distance medley in 3:24.39 with Evans on the anchor.

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