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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kirkwood women down Parkland

The crowd was expecting that signature spurt that Kirkwood puts on its opponents to put the game away, but it never came.

Still, the Eagles persevered Friday night at Johnson Hall, downing Parkland, 76-63, behind Tyra Polite's 21 points off the bench.

Kirkwood Coach Kim Muhl explained the Eagles' effort.

“You’ve got to have energy to spurt,” said Muhl. “We had very minimal energy on the court tonight.




5 Kirkwood volleyball players honored

Five members of the Kirkwood volleyball team have received All-Region and All-Conference honors, the ICCAC announced Thursday.

Heather Poula, Amber Timmins and Erin Walker were named first team All-Region. Alicen Wintermote and Payton Hilton were named second team All-Region.

Poula and Walker were named first team All-Conference in the ICCAC. Wintermote, Timmins and Hilton were named second team All-Conference.

Kirkwood finished 32-8 and tied for the ICCAC title. The Eagles lost in the regional finals, falling one step short of the national tournament.


Belz will pitch for UNI softball

Samantha Belz was interested in attending the University of Northern Iowa when she was a high school student at Davenport West, but it didn't work out then.

Now it has.

Belz, currently a sophomore at Kirkwood Community College, signed a national letter-of-intent Wednesday to join the UNI softball program for the 2014-15 school year.

"It feels good, knowing where I'm going and that I'm going to a good program," she said.




Schenck-Joblinske signs with Aggies

Eric Schenck-Joblinske hopes to prove that a kid from a small town in Iowa can play big-time college baseball at Texas A&M University.

Schenck-Joblinske, an outfielder who hit .362 for the Kirkwood Eagles last season, signed his national letter-of-intent with Texas A&M Wednesday at Johnson Hall on the KCC campus.

"It still hasn't sunk in yet," he said. "I don't think it will set in until I step on campus."

Schenck-Joblinske grew up in New Hartford and attended Dike-New Hartford High School before coming to Kirkwood in 2012.




Batie-Gaddy looking sharp for Eagles

Myzeah Batie-Gaddy looks like a new man since he enrolled at Kirkwood Community College this summer.

Batie-Gaddy chopped off the stylish dreadlocks he wore during his championship days at Iowa City West High School and is sporting a closely cropped look these days.

"I was just tired of it," he said Tuesday night. "My mom used to do it for me, but I moved away from home of course. It was a last-minute decision. I actually cut it right before I moved up here. The morning I moved out, I cut it."

One thing hasn't changed about the 6-foot-5, 230-pound power forward, however. He's still an extremely strong player with a soft touch around the rim.

Batie-Gaddy scored 16 points, grabbed five rebounds and shot 5-for-5 from the floor as Kirkwood polished off the Grand View junior varsity, 92-64, with a strong second half at Johnson Hall.




No.16 Eagles fall at Lincoln

LINCOLN, Ill. - Aaron Simpson poured in 24 points Saturday as Lincoln College handed Kirkwood its first loss of the season, 85-71.

Myzeah Batie-Gaddy led Kirkwood (3-1) with 16 points. Taylor Olson hit four 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and four steals. Joseph Tagarelli contributed 15 points and nine rebounds. Jalen Currie scored 10 points for the Eagles.

Darren Davidson scored 17 points for Lincoln (3-1). The Lynx led at halftime, 34-30.




Eagles bump off No.6 Kishwaukee

It was a brutal, horrible, not-very-good opening 10 minutes for the Kirkwood women's basketball team, but the Eagles adjusted and upset No. 6 Kishwaukee College, 67-45, in the 2013 Clarion-Kirkwood Classic Saturday afternoon at Johnson Hall.

"I just didn't think we were ready to go to war, we were playing scared," Kirkwood Coach Kim Muhl said. "We're going to struggle offensively because we're young, and we just don't know how to play with each other yet.

"But I thought our effort defense would win the game. And it did."

Kirkwood (4-0) played tight defense and held Kishwaukee's top players to a combined 7-for-32 shooting (22 percent). Tami Morice led the Kougars with nine points.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 November 2013 22:51



KCC volleyball team falls in finals

FORT DODGE - The Kirkwood volleyball team ran into one of the hottest teams in the country and lost to Southwestern Community College in the Region XI-B finals, 31-33, 25-21, 25-23, 25-23, Saturday afternoon in Fort Dodge.

Southwestern (32-9) will take a 12-match winning streak to the national tournament in Toledo, Ohio, Nov. 21-23.

The seventh-ranked Eagles defeated Southwestern, 3-1, during the regular season Sept. 11 at Kirkwood, but the Eagles fell short Saturday after taking the marathon first game 33-31.




Woolfolk helps Eagles rip Joliet

It was the Danielle Woolfolk show at the Clarion-Kirkwood Classic at Kirkwood Friday night.

The diminutive point guard scored 18 points, dealt four assists and collected four steals for a complete performance. She ran the offense and spearheaded the Eagles' swarming full-court trapping press.

“I think this is really great,” said Woolfolk, who stands 5-foot-3. “I am blessed to get to work with these girls. I am usually the littlest player on the court, but it’s my heart that takes me where I want to go.”




Fuller leads No.16 Eagles by John Wood

Two members of the Sioux City East basketball team that placed second at the Class 4A state tournament in 2012 moved to Eastern Iowa to play college basketball last year.

Adam Woodbury, a 7-foot-1 center, enrolled at the University of Iowa and has become an important part of the basketball resurgence in Iowa City.

J.C. Fuller, a 6-foot-4 guard, enrolled at Kirkwood Community College last year and has become an important player for the Eagles.

Fuller poured in 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds Wednesday night as the 16th-ranked Eagles spanked John Wood Community College, 77-57, in the home opener at Johnson Hall.




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