Posts Tagged ‘Class 2A’

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.

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Kregel rallies Wildcats to 2A 4×400 crown

May 23, 2009

DES MOINES — On one hand, Jodi Gibbs was stunned.

On the other hand, she wasn’t surprised at all.

Maquoketa Valley captured the girls’ Class 2A 1,600-meter relay at the state track meet Saturday at Drake Stadium. Rachel Hoeger, Gibbs, Sam Salow and Kendra Kregel were seeded sixth heading into the finals, but won it in 4:01.56.

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Willms wows ’em again

May 22, 2009

DES MOINES — It was a slow day for area Class 2A girls at the state track meet.

The highlight was a third-place finish from Jesup’s Tessa Westpfahl in the 400-meter hurdles. She was timed in 1:05.34. Alex Gochenour of Logan-Magnolia won it at 1:03.71.

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Alphabet bumps CPU up again

April 7, 2009

It’s not just the numbers that will keep Center Point-Urbana in Class 3A next year.

It’s the letters, too.

For the second straight school year, CPU is tied for 112th — the breakoff line for classes 2A and 3A in most sports — in the state in enrollment. And once again, the alphabet will bump them in with the larger schools.

Here’s how:

CPU and Bondurant-Farrar both have an enrollment figure of 301 (in grades 9-11 this school year) according to the state’s BEDS Documents. In ties in enrollment, the school last alphabetically goes to the larger class for the 2009-10 school year.

That’s Center Point-Urbana.

“I just got off the phone with (Iowa High School Athletic Association official) Todd Tharp, and he said we would probably be the smallest 3A school again,” said Dan Rosendahl, athletics director at CPU. “The only thing that would bump us down is if (there’s a merger) out there somewhere.”

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