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Prairie High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Prairie tops Ottumwa in 4A substate

Jalen Rima scored 16 points Monday night and Max Smith-Drahos added 14 as the Prairie Hawks clipped Ottumwa, 62-46, in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A substate tournament at Prairie.

Prairie (8-14) will visit Iowa City High (12-9) in the substate semifinals Friday at 7 p.m.

The Hawks led 29-21 at halftime and pulled away from Ottumwa in the third period.

The Bulldogs finished the season with a 4-18 record.

OTTUMWA (46): Bowers 0 2-2 2, Thomas 2 0-0 6, M. Moreland 3 0-0 6, S. Moreland 0 0-0 0, Bays 1 0-0 2, McCoy 0 0-0 0, Strunk 0 0-0 0, Yeaway 2 0-0 4, Bishop 0 0-0 0, Altifillisch 1 4-4 6, Rodriguez 1 0-0 2, Crosby 0 0-0 0, Boyer 1 2-2 4, Brumbaugh 0 0-0 0, Ryder 6 0-0 14. Totals 17 8-8 46.

PRAIRIE (62): Nierling 0 0-0 0, Lorenz 0 2-2 2, C. Clark 3 1-1 9, Reittinger 0 0-0 0, G. Clark 1 0-0 3, Smith-Drahos 5 3-3 14, Eilers 1 0-0 2, Rima 4 8-9 16, Chadima 1 0-0 2, Hook 0 0-0 0, Kilpatrick 1 1-2 4, Serbousek 1 0-1 2, Oxley 4 0-0 8, Usher 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 15-19 62.

Halftime - Prairie 29, Ottumwa 21. 3-point goals - Ottumwa 4 (Thomas 2, Ryder 2), Prairie 5 (C.Clark 2, G.Clark 1, Smith-Drahos 1, Kilpatrick 1).


Blood, Sturtz top all-Metro bowling

Rylee Blood of Prairie and Hunter Sturtz of Jefferson have been honored as the Athletes of the Year on the all-Metro bowling teams, as selected by the Metro coaches.

Prairie girls claimed three of seven spots on the all-Metro first team with Blood, Ashley Sundstrom and Sabrina Keiper. Shania Christensen of Washington, Bre Smith of Marion, Mekena Diercks of Linn-Mar and Jamie Milota of Kennedy also made the first team.

Alex Diercks of Linn-Mar, James Jambois of Kennedy, Matt Galloro of Prairie, Jarrett Steward of Marion, Jacob Fulton of Xavier and Charlie Hart of Xavier joined Sturtz on the all-Metro first team for boys.

Don Willfong of Prairie was named the girls Coach of the Year and Mat Fowler of Jefferson was named the boys Coach of the Year.

Second Team Girls

Kaitlyn Early (Prairie), Alexis Tschantz (Linn-Mar), Jade Klinefelter (Prairie), Alexis Smith (Marion), Megan Kitzmiller (Jefferson), Tanya Zaugg (Xavier).

Second Team Boys

Chase Donner (Jefferson), Nathan Williams (Linn-Mar), Ryan Wyant (Linn-Mar), Bert Goodwin (Kennedy), Shawn Wille (Prairie), Dakota Timmerman (Marion).

Honorable Mention Girls

Jefferson - Allie Schirmer, Hailey Kimble
Kennedy - Alyssa Wiedemeier, Abbie Haller
Linn-Mar - Abbie Smith, Brittni Krause
Marion - Aleann Romo, Alicia Steepleton
Prairie - Mikayla Hite, Ashley Grady
Washington - Ella Wake, Lucy Forster
Xavier - Cheyanne Crane, Ella Schrader

Honorable Mention Boys

Jefferson - Riley Walton, John Gardner
Kennedy - Max Hiatt, Nick Green
Linn-Mar - Jacob Wheaton, Alex Barnett
Marion - Dylan Nash, Nate Meister
Prairie - Lucas Galloro, Brendan Poock
Washington - Donovan Trimble, John Taylor
Xavier - Jackson Schuster, Michael Buenzow

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:50

Prairie bowlers win Spotlight Award

All of the stars on the Cedar Rapids Prairie bowling team are the winners of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school girls this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

The Hawks are enjoying a terrific season and are favored to win the Class 3A state title at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines on Wednesday.

Prairie has compiled a perfect 11-0 record this season and the Hawks boast the highest scoring average in the state at 2,931.8 pins per match.

The Hawks blew away the competition at the state qualifier meet in Marshalltown last Tuesday with a marvelous performance by the entire team with a score of 3,270.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:48



4 Metro grapplers eye state titles

DES MOINES - The emotions will be churning for four Metro wrestlers Saturday night when they join the Parade of Champions at Wells Fargo Arena prior to the final round of the Class 3A state tournament in Des Moines.

But first, they needed to calm their nerves and try to get a good night's sleep Friday after winning in the semifinals.

"Some nights I don't sleep at all and some other nights I'll sleep like a baby," said Taylor Mehmen of Prairie, who will be gunning for the 195-pound crown. "I guess we'll see when I get back to the hotel."

Clint Lembeck of Xavier (138), Logan Rodriguez of Kennedy (152) and Shea Hartzler of Linn-Mar (160) also will be battling for state crowns Saturday night.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2016 22:20



6 Metro wrestlers make 3A semifinals

DES MOINES - Six wrestlers from Metro high schools won their matches in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state tournament Friday morning and will wrestle in the semifinals Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Sam Uthoff of Prairie (132), Clint Lembeck of Xavier (138), Josh Gehrke of Xavier (145), Logen Rodriguez of Kennedy (152), Shea Hartzler of Linn-Mar (160) and Taylor Mehmen of Prairie (195) are now two victories away from winning a coveted state title.

The Prairie Hawks are tied for fourth in the team standings with 39 points heading into Friday night's action. Kennedy is ninth with 31 points. Xavier is 19th with 19.5 points. Jefferson and Linn-Mar are tied for 20th with 20 points.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2016 15:08



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