Friday, April 18, 2014
THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD — MWL — Whitecaps 7, Kernels 3 ..... BOYS SOCCER — Prairie 1, Washington 0 ..... Kennedy 3, Linn-Mar 2 ..... Marion 3, Williamsburg 1 .... Cedar Valley Christian 1, Scattergood 0 ..... GIRLS SOCCER — Linn-Mar 3, Kennedy 2 ... CR Prairie 4, CR Washington 1 ..... Marion 1, Williamsburg 0 ..... IC West 4, CR Jefferson 1 ..... BOYS TENNIS — IC West 9, CR Kennedy 0 ..... GIRLS TENNIS — IC West 8, CR Kennedy 1
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Lions top Cougars in bizarre match

In a soccer match that almost ended midway in the second half when the lead official walked off the field, a stout defense by the fourth-ranked Linn-Mar girls prevailed in a 3-2 win Thursday night at Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

The second-ranked Cougars could have sent it into overtime, but a dead-onfree penalty kick by Emily Feltes with 1:27 to go was smacked straight into the clutches of Lions goalkeeper Rylee Frese.

“We had our chances,” said Kennedy assistant coach Scott Myers. “We had the ball inside the box right at the end, and you can't ask for anything better than that.”

Kennedy head coach Andrew McKnight announced previously that his last game would be next week against Washington because he is joining the Iowa City Police Department. But Myers took the reins sooner than expected when McKnight was hit with two yellow cards for disputing calls and automatically ejected with 23:36 left in the match.

Immediately thereafter, the referee who made the calls walked off the field into the parking lot. Order was restored 15 minutes later when Kennedy athletic director Aaron Stecker coaxed him back into the game.

“We all wanted the game to finish,” said Linn-Mar Coach Steve Dickinson. “This was a game for the girls.”

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No.2 Cougars nip No.4 Lions, 3-2

Mark Schulz scored two goals Thursday night as the second-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars trimmed No.4 Linn-Mar, 3-2, in a premier Mississippi Valley Conference boys soccer match at Linn-Mar.

Nikolas Newcamp also scored for Kennedy (2-1). Killian Magee, Jacob Sarasin, JJ Reinhart, Schulz and Reid Botkin collected assists for the Cougars.

Linn-Mar (6-1) took the lead in the 5th minute and again in the 13th minute, but Kennedy rallied each time.

Daniel Luzindya scored both of the goals for Linn-Mar.

The game was tied at halftime, 2-2.

 

 

 

Bixler continues good work for Kernels

The Cedar Rapids Kernels’ pitching rotation is filled with names commonly found among any number of Minnesota Twins “top prospect” lists.  But while the results have been mixed for the big names on the mound so far this season, the bullpen has been carrying more than its share of the load in the early part of the season.

Thursday’s starting pitcher Randy Rosario, among the Twins organization’s top minor league prospects entering the season, has yet to find his groove and survived just three innings in the Kernels’ 7-3 loss to the West Michigan Whitecaps in front of 770 fans at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids.

The Kernels’ bullpen, however, has been keeping the team competitive. On Thursday, two Cedar Rapids relievers combined for five innings of scoreless middle-inning relief work.

Brandon Bixler’s performance Thursday night epitomized the work of the Kernels’ pen. After Rosario departed, Bixler entered the game to start the fourth inning and gave Cedar Rapids 2.2 innings of shutout relief work.

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McCrary, Hayek win titles for Linn-Mar

IOWA CITY — Curtis McCrary and Kyle Hayek won titles for the Linn-Mar Lions at the Forwald/Coleman Relays in Iowa City on Thursday.

McCrary sailed 21 feet, 10 3/4 inches to capture the long jump. Hayek won the shot put at 48 feet, 5 inches.

The Lions also captured the 4x400 relay with Dalton Gosch, Duggan Trenary, Greyson Dolezal and Joe A'Hearn.

Daniel Murphy finished second in the 1600 (4:23.65), and Tanner Rathje took second in the 3200 (9:40.27).

Iowa City High won the boys title with 121 points. Linn-Mar placed fourth out of eight teams with 70.5 points.

Amarri Waller of Kennedy finished third in the girls 100 meter dash in 12.94 seconds. Waukee won the team championship. The Cougars placed seventh.

 

Prairie boys upset No.5 Warriors

The Cedar Rapids Prairie boys soccer team dropped out of the rankings this week, but maybe they should drop back in.

The Hawks upset fifth-ranked Cedar Rapids Washington, 1-0, on penalty kicks Thursday night in a Mississippi Valley Conference battle at Kingston Stadium.

Prairie won the PK Shootout, 4-3.

Alec Balta made two saves in the Shootout for Prairie. Mitch Renwick hit the game-winning shot for the Hawks (4-1, 3-0).

   

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