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Video from Xavier and Kennedy girls’ state soccer titles

June 15, 2009

The Cedar Rapids Xavier Saints staked their claim as the Dan Gable wrestling Hawkeyes of Class 1A girls’ soccer with their fourth consecutive state title last weekend in Muscatine. Kathryn Mettenberg, seen here in the interview portion, scored the Saints’ goal in a 1-0 victory over Dallas Center-Grimes.

On the other side, the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars finally broke through in Class 2A. Senior and Iowa recruit Jade Grimm, also interviewed here, scored a pair of goals in the Cougars’ 3-1 victory over fellow Mississippi Valley Conference school Iowa City West.

After three straight runner-up finishes — all 1-0 losses to West Des Moines Valley — the Cougars overcame a 1-0 first-half deficit and claimed the title. Shauna Happel tied the game early in the second half.

This video is from Gazette reporter Marc Morehouse, who covered Saturday’s title games.

Cougars kick it in late

June 8, 2009
Hannah Palomo jumps into the arms of teammate Katherine Lewis after scoring one of her two second-half goals in Cedar Rapids Kennedy's 4-1 win over Cedar Rapids Washington in a Class 2A girls' regional soccer match Monday at Kennedy. (Photo by Chris Macklin)

Hannah Palomo jumps into the arms of teammate Katherine Lewis after scoring one of her two second-half goals in Cedar Rapids Kennedy's 4-1 win over Cedar Rapids Washington in a Class 2A girls' regional soccer match Monday at Kennedy. (Photo by Chris Macklin)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Domination on the field was immediate.

Domination on the scoreboard, that took a while.

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Warriors chase a major upset

June 7, 2009
Candice Kiernan (middle) and Cedar Rapids Jefferson maneuvered past Linn-Mar in a regional semifinal last week. Monday, the J-Hawks will try to get past North Scott. (Photo by Cliff Jette)

Candice Kiernan (middle) and Cedar Rapids Jefferson maneuvered past Linn-Mar in a regional semifinal last week. Monday, the J-Hawks will try to get past North Scott. (Photo by Cliff Jette)

Cedar Rapids Washington already has exceeded all expectations in girls’ soccer this season.

“We’ve overachieved,” said Coach Kerry Brimmo.

A win Monday would be the ultimate capper. And a major upset.

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Xavier suspends soccer coach

June 2, 2009

Cedar Rapids Xavier has suspended its girls’ soccer coach for the remainder of the season, and will not face any penalties from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

Xavier Athletics Director Mike Winker confirmed Tuesday that Coach Donovan Kron is suspended and will not coach any more this season.

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Cougars, Saints end at No. 1

May 28, 2009

Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Cedar Rapids Xavier are ranked No. 1 in the final girls’ soccer rankings of the season.

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Gatorade honors Jade Grimm

May 12, 2009

Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Jade Grimm has been selected as the 2009 Gatorade Iowa girls’ soccer player of the year.

Jade Grimm

Jade Grimm

A 5-foot-7 senior forward, Grimm recorded 13 goals and seven assists through her first eight games. The Cougars are undefeated and ranked No. 1 in Class 2A.

The two-time MVC player of the year is Kennedy’s all-time scoring leader with 104 goals and 71 assists. She has a 4.2 grade point average.

She has signed a national letter of intent to play at the University of Iowa.

“(Grimm) has been consistently the best (girls’) player in Iowa,” said Ian Bradley, state director of coaching for the Iowa Soccer Association. “She just a natural goal-scorer. She’s got that natural sense of where the goal is, and she’s not afraid to shoot.”

No. 1 Cougars roll on

May 7, 2009
Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Jade Grimm heads the ball in a 6-1 girls' soccer win over Linn-Mar on Thursday. (Photo by Jim Slosiarek)

Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Jade Grimm heads the ball in a 6-1 girls' soccer win over Linn-Mar on Thursday. (Photo by Jim Slosiarek)

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Kennedy Cougars were quick responders.

Saddled with a rare early deficit, Class 2A Cedar Rapids Kennedy roared back and defeated No. 10 Linn-Mar, 6-1, in a Mississippi Valley Conference girls’ soccer match Thursday night at Kennedy High School.

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Cougars are hungry, humble

May 5, 2009
Jade Grimm and Katherine Lewis celebrate a goal during the 2007 state soccer tournament. The University of Iowa recruits are seniors now and spearheading a Cedar Rapids Kennedy team that is unbeaten, top-ranked and dominant. (Photo by Brian Ray)

Jade Grimm and Katherine Lewis celebrate a goal during the 2007 state soccer tournament. The University of Iowa recruits are seniors now and spearheading a Cedar Rapids Kennedy team that is unbeaten, top-ranked and dominant. (Photo by Brian Ray)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Homer Screws is stricken by his team’s ability.

And its humility.

“I had a coach come up to me after a game the other day, and he remarked about how humble these girls are, considering their talent level,” said Screws, the girls’ soccer coach at Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

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Girls’ soccer pairings are live

May 1, 2009

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released regional soccer pairings.

Here they are.

MVC soccer standings

April 29, 2009

(Through Saturday)

BOYS MISSISSIPPI DIVISION

Iowa City West  6-0  9-1

Cedar Rapids Kennedy  5-1  6-1

Cedar Rapids Xavier  5-1  6-2

Iowa City High  4-2  4-5

Waterloo West  3-3  8-3

Dubuque Hempstead  2-4  2-4

Dubuque Wahlert  1-5  1-5

BOYS VALLEY DIVISION

Cedar Rapids Washington  5-1  8-2

Cedar Rapids Jefferson  4-2  6-3

Cedar Rapids Prairie  3-3  9-3

Linn-Mar  2-4  3-6

Cedar Falls  1-5  4-6-1

Dubuque Senior  1-5  1-6

Waterloo East  0-6  0-9

GIRLS MISSISSIPPI DIVISION

Cedar Rapids Kennedy  4-0  4-0

Iowa City West  3-1  4-1

Cedar Rapids Xavier  3-1  5-2

Dubuque Hempstead  2-2  2-3

Iowa City High  1-3  2-5

Waterloo West  0-4  0-5

Dubuque Wahlert  0-4  0-6

GIRLS VALLEY DIVISION

Linn-Mar  4-0  4-0

Cedar Rapids Jefferson  3-1  6-1

Cedar Rapids Washington  3-1  4-1

Cedar Rapids Prairie  3-1  3-1

Cedar Falls  2-2  4-3

Dubuque Senior  0-4  1-6

Waterloo East  0-4  0-4


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