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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Snow in South, softballers head North

The Kirkwood softball team had its upcoming weekend tournament in Springfield, Mo., postponed by snow.

So the Eagles are heading north to play a pair of games.

Kirkwood will open its season Friday with a doubleheader against Grand View at the RCTC Dome in Rochester, Minn.

Game times are 6 and 8 p.m.


Kirkwood baseball trip snowed out

The Kirkwood basebal team's four-game series in St. Louis scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled.

The Eagles (2-0) were scheduled to play Milwaukee Tech, Joliet twice and McHenry.

The games were cancelled because of excessive snow in the St. Louis area.agles

The Eagles' next games are March 15-19 on their spring trip to Vero Beach, Fla. Their home opener is scheduled for March 23 against Southeastern.


No.2 Kirkwood drubs Southwestern, 85-20

Southwestern was no match for the No.2 ranked Kirkwood Eagles on Wednesday night at Johnson Hall. Kirkwood (26-3, 15-0) pummeled the Spartans, 85-20.

An aggressive full-court pressure defense forced 14 turnovers and only allowed one field goal in 19 attempts in the entire first half as the Eagles built a 42-7 halftime lead.

Substituting generously in each half, the Eagles held Southwestern (0-29, 0-15) to just 5 of 39 shooting for the game while forcing 23 turnovers.



Eagles clinch home date with forfeit

The Kirkwood men's basketball team clinched a first-round home game in next week's conference tournament without even bouncing a ball Wednesday.

The Eagles (17-12, 8-5) received a forfeit from Southwestern Community College (14-14, 6-7).

The game was to be the nightcap of a women/men doubleheader between the schools. The women's game will be played as scheduled at 5:30 p.m.

The "win" clinched a first-round conference tournament home date for the Eagles next Tuesday against an opponent to be determined. Kirkwood is in third place in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference, and still has a shot at finishing second.



Kirkwood women grab 17th title in row

KEOKUK - The Kirkwood women's basketball team captured its 17th straight ICCAC title Saturday afternoon with a 59-45 victory over Southeastern Community College in Keokuk.

The second-ranked Eagles (25-3, 14-0) have reached the 25-win plateau for the 19th straight year.

Kianna Jacobs led Kirkwood with 14 points and seven rebounds. Whitney Rohrbach scored 11 points and Alexis Fitzpatrick collected seven assists.

Jacey Hartweg led Southeastern (15-12, 6-7) with 12 points.



Kirkwood women climb to No.2 in poll

The Kirkwood Community College women's basketball team climbed one notch to No.2 in the NJCAA Division II national rankings this week.

The Eagles (24-3) are riding a 16-game winning streak.

Johnson County Community College is ranked No.1 in this week's poll. Louisburg College fell from No.1 to No.9.

Kirkwood visits Southeastern Community College of Keokuk Saturday afternoon.



Kirkwood women clinch tie for ICCAC title

FORT DODGE -- Kianna Jacobs had another big game Saturday as the Kirkwood Community College women's basketball team trimmed Iowa Central, 72-69, to clinch a tie for the ICCAC title.

Jacobs collected 25 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the third-ranked Eagles raised their records to 24-3 overall and 13-0 in the conference.

Friday Chuol scored 16 points, Bianca Dufelmeier netted 11 and Alexis Fitzpatrick had 10 as Kirkwood won for the 16th straight time.

Jacobs hit two free throws with 17 seconds left to give Kirkwood a three-point lead. Iowa Central missed two shots in the final seconds, including a 3-pointer that would have tied the game.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 February 2013 03:36



Semler, Heffernan spark Kirkwood men

FORT DODGE -- Kasey Semler popped in four 3-pointers and scored 16 points Saturday as Kirkwood Community College topped Iowa Central, 69-63, in an ICCAC men's basketball game in Fort Dodge.

Gage Heffernan hit two triples and netted 15 points for the Eagles (16-11, 7-4).

Jesse Jones paced Iowa Central (15-12, 5-6) with 15 points.

KIRKWOOD (69): Hunter 2 2-5 6, Manego 2 0-0 5, Witt 0 1-2 1, Fuller 1 5-6 7, Heffernan 5 3-4 15, Douglas 3 1-4 7, Olson 1 0-0 3, Semler 6 0-0 16, Currie 4 0-1 9, Lang 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 12-22 69.

IOWA CENTRAL (63): Kudhot 0 0-0 0, Adekoya 5 2-5 14, Jones 5 4-7 15, Elliot 5 0-1 12, Gray 1 5-8 7, Sieren 0 0-0 0, Andersen 4 3-4 11, Wanliss 2 0-0 4. Totals 22 14-28 63.

Halftime - Kirkwood 35, Iowa Central 27. 3-point goals - Kirkwood 9 (Semler 4, Heffernan 2, Manego 1, Olson 1, Currie 1), Iowa Central 5 (Adekoya 2, Elliot 2, Jones 1). Fouled out - Currie.


Last Updated on Sunday, 17 February 2013 03:37

Semler nets 20 as Eagles top Clinton

CLINTON - Kasey Semler popped in six 3-pointers and scored 20 points Wednesday night as the Kirkwood Eagles defeated Clinton Community College, 68-60, in an ICCAC conference game in Clinton.

Kevin Hunter contributed 15 points for Kirkwood (15-11, 6-4). Shaun Manego hit four 3-pointers and netted 13 points for the Eagles.

Kirkwood trailed Clinton (6-17, 1-10) at halftime, 33-29.



Kirkwood drubs DuPage in twinbill

MINNEAPOLIS - The Kirkwood Community College baseball team opened the Todd Rima era with a bang Monday night.

The Eagles swept the College of DuPage, 9-0 and 10-1, in a doubleheader at the Metrodome in Minnesota.

Wilfredo Feliz, Jean Carlos Rodriguez and Dairo Gonzalez combined to hit 15 for 21 with nine RBIs and eight runs scored at the top of the batting order.



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