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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

No.8 Eagles rock Ellsworth

Kirkwood ran its record to 5-0 with a straight set, 3-0, victory over Ellsworth in women's volleyball Wednesday night at Johnson Hall.

The No.8 Eagles won by scores of 25-18, 25-18 and 25-10.

Payton Hilton had 10 kills and Erin Walker added nine kills for Kirkwood.

The Eagles play in the Iowa Lakes tournament Friday and Saturday at Estherville.


Kirkwood spikers off to 4-0 start

WEST BURLINGTON - Kirkwood completed a perfect weekend with a pair of victories Saturday in the Southeastern Volleyball Jamboree.

The Eagles, ranked eighth in NJCAA Division II, whipped Riverland and Kansas City, Kan., by 3-0 counts.

Kirkwood opened the season Friday with a pair of 3-0 wins, knocking off Mineral Area and Highland.

Freshman Heather Poula led Kirkwood with 47 kills in the four matches. Sophomore Chelsea Gryp collected 37 kills.

The Eagles open their home season Wednesday against Ellsworth at 6:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 August 2013 11:45



No.8 KCC volleyball team ready to go

The Kirkwood Community College volleyball team has been ranked No.8 in the first poll of NJCAA Division II teams for the 2013 campaign.

As far as Coach Jill Williams is concerned, the No.8 ranking is perfect. It's not too high and not too low. It shows respect for the program, yet tells the Eagles they have work to do to reach the upper echelon.

In other words, it's perfect.

Kirkwood opens the season Friday and Saturday with four matches at the Southeastern Volleyball Jamboree in West Burlington against good competition.




McInerny receives CRSHOF scholarship

Cedar Rapids Jefferson product Hannah McInerny has been named the Kirkwood Community College scholarship winner by the Cedar Rapids Softball Hall of Fame.

McInerny, a 2012 Jefferson graduate, was a freshman on Kirkwood’s softball team last year that had a 57-5 record and reached the winner’s bracket semifinals of the national tournament.

McInerny will be honored during the CRSHOF Hall of Fame weekend Aug. 24-25 at Ellis Park. The ceremony will be at noon Aug. 25.

Inductees into the CRSHOF this year are Max Elliott, John Monroe, Steve Stafford, Kevin Thorp, Gary Alberhasky, Jody Beltram, Larry Pilcher and Dan Sipe.


Kirkwood softball gets 14 new players

Kirkwood softball coach Joe Yegge has attracted several strong recruiting classes during his years with the Eagles.

He thinks this could be the best yet.

Yegge has signed 14 new players for the 2014 campaign, including a dozen players from Iowa and two from the Illinois side of the Quad Cities.




Gonzalez named baseball all-American

Kirkwood infielder/catcher Dairo Gonzalez has been named to the NJCAA Division II all-American baseball team.

Gonzalez, a sophomore from Lake Worth, Fla., was named to the first team. He batted .413 with eight home runs and 51 RBIs for the Eagles.

Gonzalez is Kirkwood's first All-American baseball player since Travis Bennett was named to the first team in 2007.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 June 2013 17:28

Kirkwood softball coaches honored by NFCA

Kirkwood softball coach Joe Yegge and his assistants have been named the Midwest Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

The Kirkwood assistant coaches are Kylee Knop, Allie Galvin and Carlie Schnoebelen.

The Eagles reached the semifinals of the NJCAA Division II national tournament and finished with a 57-5 record.


KCC volleyball adds 3 Metro players

Kirkwood volleyball coach Jill Williams likes to search locally for new players whenever she can.

This year was no exception.

Williams has signed nine new players for the 2013 season and all of them are in-state recruits. "We are all Iowa," she said proudly.




Rima signs 8 for Kirkwood baseball

Todd Rima plans to build the Kirkwood baseball program with players from his own back yard, but he'll also search far and wide for top-notch talent.

That philosophy is reflected in his first full recruiting class with the Eagles.

Rima has signed eight players to letters-of-intent for the 2014 season and the new class is split evenly between in-state recruits and players from Colorado, New York, Puerto Rico and Australia.




Eagles soar to 4th place national finish

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - Kirkwood sophomore Jordan Azbell shot low round of the day with a 5-under par 67 that helped propel the Eagles to a fourth-place in the NJCAA Divivion men's golf tournament Friday at Goose Pond Colony.

Kirkwood was in 10th place after Thursday's third round, but was only six shots out of fourth.

The Eagles teamed up to shoot an 8-over par 296 that was the second lowest team total of the day and vaulted six spots to fourth.


Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 21:00



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