IOWA CITY - Bill Schwarz is a firm believer in the #x201c;power of the pack.#x201d;
The Cedar Rapids Prairie boys' cross country coach knows, in the absence of a front-runner, the success of his team typically relies on essential contributi ... »
A periodic look at where former Eastern Iowa high school athletes are now:
l Iowa colleges — Ally Disterhoft of Iowa City (West) earned all-Big Ten academic honors as a senior on the University of Iowa women’s basketball team ... Central’s Jacob Hay of Stanwood (North Cedar) earned all-Iowa Conference academic honors in men’s basketball, along with Coe’s Hunter Pflughaupt of Walker (North Linn), Wartburg’s Colten Connelly of Guttenberg (Clayton Ridge) and Nate Woeste of Atkins (Benton Community) ... Caitlyn Landuyt of Blairstown (Benton Community), Missy Charlton of Cedar Rapids (Linn-Mar), Hope Heitman of Guttenberg (Clayton Ridge), Paige Doehrmann of Lone Tree and Elle Haskins of Swisher (C.R. Kennedy) are members of the Central women’s track and field team ... Todd Beyer of Cedar Rapids (Kennedy) earned Big Ten all-academic honors as a member of the Iowa men’s gymnastics team ... Earning Iowa Conference all-academic honors in women’s basketball were Central’s Jessica Butters of Kalona (Mid-Prairie), Coe’s Micket Hansche (City High) and Jenna Lehman (Regina) of Iowa City and Shelby Lehmann of Wadena (North Fayette Valley), Dubuque’s Madison Boer of Walker (North Linn), Loras’ Miranda Chapman of Mount Vernon, Luther’s Anna Madirgal of Decorah and Wartburg’s Katie Sommer of Cedar Rapids (Linn-Mar) ... Maddie Miller of Coralville (I.C. West), Mallory McArtor (Mid-Prairie) and Paige Wieland (Highland Community) of Riverside, Alyssa Olson of Cedar Rapids (Jefferson), Maliah Figg of Tiffin (Clear Creek Amana), Taylor Huber of Central City, Ashley Heims of Manchester (West Delaware), Kelsey Simpson of Lisbon, Brenna Winn of Walker (North Linn) and Maddy Ryan of Marion (Linn-Mar) are members of the Coe softball team ... Coe’s Jake Voss of Ryan (West Delaware) and Wartburg’s Lance Evans of Solon earned Iowa Conference all-academic honors in wrestling ... Tereysa Lehnertz and Jacintha Thomas of Iowa City (West) earned all-Big Ten academic honors as members of the Iowa women’s swimming and diving team ... Amanda Pipolo, Monica Bevans and Taylor Nearad of Solon are members of the nationally ranked Kirkwood softball team, along with Chaise Light of Lisbon, Lexi Kinnaird of Tiffin, Maddie Hansen of Ely and Audra Bridenstine of West Liberty ... Logan McQuillen of Monticello earned Big Ten all-academic honors as a member of the Iowa wrestling team ... Ashley Kerskale of Central City, Tawny Menster of Olin (Anamosa), Rachel Clemens of Vinton (Vinton-Shellsburg), Payton Bruner (Washington), Kirsten Peterson (Washington), Peyton Baskerville (Kennedy) and Kaitlyn Davidson (Jefferson) of Cedar Rapids, Alyssa McDowell of Manchester (West Delaware), Mallory Madsen of Solon, Megan Collins of Dundee (West Delaware), Bayley Fuller of Marion (Marion), Jessica Miller of North English (Williamsburg), Morgan Craig of Ainsworth (Highland Community), Maddie Fie Flemr of Nichols (Lone Tree), Samantha Croghan of Center Point (Center Point-Urbana), Kori Bohlken of Monticello and Skylar Hopp of North Liberty (Clear Creek Amana) are members of the Mount Mercy softball team.