CEDAR RAPIDS - As playoff primers go, this one looked textbook.
Top-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier will charge into the Class 3A playoffs with a full head of steam after scoring 41 first-quarter points and thrashing South Tama, 62-7, in the reg ... »
Iowa colleges — Streeter McIlravy of Solon is a freshman on the Iowa Lakes Community College men’s basketball team, averaging 9.1 points per game with 24 starts ... Tanner Rathje of Marion (Linn-Mar) earned his third varsity letter as a member of the Central men’s cross country team and was named all-Central Region and all-Iowa Conference for the second year in a row. Rathje also earned all-academic honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association ... Zach Daniels of Robins (C.R. Kennedy), Derek Lieurance of Cascade, Corbin Woods (Xavier) and Sammy Lizarraga (Kennedy) of Cedar Rapids, Elijah Wood of Washington (Iowa), Nick Gallagher of Iowa City (West) and C.J. Eldred of Mount Vernon are members of the University of Iowa baseball team ... Alex Oldham of Anamosa earned the Dutch Spirit Award as a member of the Central women’s cross country team ... Jackie Hughes of Cedar Rapids (Washington) earned all-Iowa Conference honors as a member of the Luther women’s swimming team. She earned three individual honors and three relay honors ... Kaiden Fiebelkom of Brooklyn (BGM), Zach Brown of Cedar Rapids (Xavier), Corey Broxson of Guttenberg (Clayton Ridge), Dallyn Putz of Manchester (West Delaware), Mike Reuter of Monticello and Cameron Fitzpatrick of Solon are members of the Central baseball team ... Morningside senior Melanie Kiser of Cedar Rapids (Prairie) was named a 2017 NAIA Competitive Cheer All-American ... Tanner Rathjens (Kennedy), Taylor Sohn (Kennedy) and Emily Walton (Jefferson) of Cedar Rapids are members of the Central softball team, along with Mikayla Heath of Iowa City (City High) and Felicia Schulty of Wellman (Mid-Prairie) ... Mitchell Adams of Cedar Rapids (Prairie) is a member of the Luther baseball team, along with Collin Nimrod of Decorah, Tanner Reising of Oelwein, Brady Cotton of Iowa City (City High), Cody Torkelson of Elgin (Valley Community) and Cody Reimer of Peosta (Western Dubuque).
Illinois colleges — For the second time already in the 2017 indoor track season, Augustana senior Isaac Smith of Marion (Marion), a senior at Augustana College in Rock Island, has been named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin track athlete of the week twice already this season. Smith is a three-time indoor All-American, including a national champion as a member of the Viking’ 1,600 relay in 2015. He’s a three-time CCIW indoor champion.