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Prairie High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Prairie boys take 2nd at N. Scott

ELDRIDGE - Trevor Northrup, Tysen VanDraska and Keagan Pinter won individual titles Tuesday as Cedar Rapids Prairie captured second place at the Deac Ryan Relays in Eldridge.

Northrup won the 100 meter dash (11.1), VanDraska took the 800 (1:58.56) and Pinter claimed the 110 hurdles (15.34). The Hawks also won the 4x800 relay (8:40.27).

Pleasant Valley won the team championship with 113 points. Prairie placed second out of 12 teams with 99 points.



Kennedy climbs to 3rd in boys soccer

The Kennedy Cougars climbed two spots to No. 3 in the Class 3A boys soccer rankings Tuesday without playing a game.

Iowa City West and Linn-Mar, two of Kennedy's chief rivals in the Mississippi Valley Conference, got their seasons started last week against tough competition and lost a match. Iowa City West (2-1) fell from No. 1 to No. 8. Linn-Mar (1-1) dropped one notch from No. 3 to No. 4.

The chances are pretty good the shuffling might continue all season.

Johnston is the new No. 1 team in Class 3A, according to the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association. Prairie jumped one spot to 15th. Washington dropped out of the 3A rankings.



Williams resigns from Prairie wrestling

Cedar Rapids Prairie wrestling coach Blake Williams announced Monday that he will be leaving the College Community School District effective at the end of the school year.

Williams, who also teaches elementary Physical Education, informed his wrestling team Monday that he was leaving after 12 years to take a teaching position with the Solon Community School District.

Under Williams' direction the Prairie wrestling program has seen a lot of success, as indicated by its consistent finish in the top five of the state traditional tournament in the past four years as well as nine appearances in the state dual team tournament during his 12 years.

Williams accumulated a 253-57 record, including 104-14 in the MVC. He also coached 51 state medal winners, including four state champions.

"Having the chance to teach and coach in the Solon School District where my kids attend and my wife works was an opportunity I could not pass up," said Williams. "This was the most difficult decision I have made in my professional career due to the outstanding support I have received from Prairie. The students, athletes, administrators, staff and the entire Prairie community have been amazing."

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015 19:22



Prairie boys rule at Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN - Tysen VanDraska, Jake Moore and Keagan Pinter won individual events Thursday to help the Cedar Rapids Prairie track team take top honors at the Kenny Dean Bobcat Invitational in Marshalltown.

VanDraska captured the 800 meter run (2:01.20), Moore took the 1600 (4:35.80) and Pinter won the 110 hurdles (15.02).

Prairie edged Des Moines Lincoln for the title, 135 to 124, in the eight-team field.

The Hawks also claimed the 4x800 relay (8:12.09) and the shuttle hurdle relay (1:06.45).

Prairie received second-place finishes from Trevor Northrup in the 100 (11.27), Marty Borseth in the 400 (53.50), Matt Lorenz in the 800 (2:04.24), Chris Oehlert in the 3200 (10:14.72) and Pinter in the 400 hurdles (58.03).

The Hawks had third-place showings from Elijah Vlasek in the 1600 (4:44.38), Cam Steffens in the 3200 (10:28.21) and the sprint medley (3:55.34.).

Team Standings

1. Prairie 135, 2. Des Moines Lincoln 124, 3. Solon 78, 4. Waterloo West 55, 5. Ames 53, 6. Woodward Academy 44, 7. Waterloo East 43, 8. Marshalltown 26.


Schedule set for girls soccer jamboree

The annual girls soccer jamboree will be held at Kingston Stadium this Monday, April 6 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Six Metro teams will participate in the jamboree.

Xavier meets Iowa City Regina in the first match at 3:30 p.m., followed by Jefferson against Iowa City West at 4:20 p.m. and Iowa City High versus Marion at 5:10 p.m.

The final two matches feature Linn-Mar against Prairie at 6 p.m. and Washington against Center Point-Urbana at 6:50 p.m.

All of the contests will last 40 minutes. The admission fee is $2 for all spectators.


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