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Prairie High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

No.5 Prairie inches closer to title

The Cedar Rapids Prairie baseball team split a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader with Iowa City High Friday night and moved closer to clinching the first MVC title in school history.

City High won the first game, 12-2, in six innings. Prairie rebounded in the nightcap, 8-4.

Prairie raised its record in the Mississippi Division of the MVC to 18-4 with the split. Dubuque Hempstead split its doubleheader Friday with Linn-Mar and is 13-7 in the division, giving the Mustangs only a remote chance of catching the Hawks in the 26-game campaign.

Corbin Day went 3-for-3 with a double for Prairie in the 8-4 victory. Cal Clark was 3-for-4. Cooper Reittinger scored two runs and Ethan Copeland had two RBIs. Brody Alberts got the victory and Trey Beckman was credited with a save.

The fifth-ranked Prairie Hawks are 25-5 overall. Iowa City High is 10-10 in the conference and 18-11 overall.



Prairie girls keep lead in MVC

DUBUQUE - The Cedar Rapids Prairie softball team split a doubleheader at Dubuque Senior on Thursday and stayed in first place in the Mississippi Division standings in the Mississippi Valley Conference.

Prairie won the first game, 7-4. Dubuque Senior took the nightcap, 2-1.

Prairie has a 15-7 record in the Mississippi Division for a one-game lead over Waterloo West, which is 15-9 in the division. Prairie has four games left in the MVC and Waterloo West has two.



No. 5 Prairie sweeps No. 9 Lions

Cedar Rapids Prairie has never won a baseball title in the Mississippi Valley Conference in school history, but Coach Todd Rima and the fifth-ranked Hawks are getting mighty close.

Prairie took a big step toward an MVC crown Wednesday night by sweeping a twinbill from No. 9 Linn-Mar, 5-4 in eight innings and 3-0, at the Oak Ridge Middle School complex.

The Hawks have a 17-3 record in the Mississippi Division for a comfortable four-game lead over Dubuque Hempstead, which is sitting in second place at 12-6 with just two weeks left.

Prairie boasts a 24-4 overall mark, just four victories away from breaking the school record of 27.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 22:31



Halvorson tosses shutout for Prairie

Natalie Halvorson pitched a six-hit shutout Wednesday night as the Cedar Rapids Prairie softball team blanked Mid-Prairie, 6-0, in a non-conference game at the Prairie field.

The Hawks raised their record to 22-9.

Amanda Pipolo had two stolen bases and scored twice for Prairie. Shelby Frederick had two RBIs. Carson Waller was 2-for-3.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 23:35

Prairie girls sweep Dubuque Hempstead

Natalie Halvorson tossed a four-hit shutout Tuesday night as Cedar Rapids Prairie blanked Dubuque Hempstead, 10-0, in the first game of a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader at Prairie.

The Hawks also won the second game, 5-3.

The sweep lifted Prairie to 14-6 in the Mississippi Division of the MVC as it continues to battle for the title with six games left in the conference race.

Amanda Pipolo went 3-for-3 with a double and triple for Prairie in the 10-0 victory. Lauren Kuch went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. Shelby Frederick wsa 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Anne Cerveny was 2-for-3 with a double.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 23:05



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