MARION - As the prep volleyball season nears the midway point, Cedar Rapids Xavier identified a vital ingredient if the Saints are to retain their No. 1 ranking in Class 4A.
Now is the time to turn up the defense.
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Iowa colleges — Central football players Mitchell Boerm of Traer (North Tama), Corbin Blythe of Williamsburg, Brett Boddicker of Center Point (Center Point-Urbana) and Jessie Peterson of Coralville (Iowa City West) earned National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society honors for academic achievement. Boerm, majoring in biology, led Central’s 11 honorees with a 3,78 GPA ... Loras’ Mackenzie Faldet of Calmar (South Winneshiek) earned all-Iowa Conference academic honors in men’s swimming and diving ... Corbin Day, Jackson Behn, Jared Eivins and Drew Yanecek of Cedar Rapids, Cal Clark of Fairfax, Nick Mougin of Walford, Nate Barnes, Spencer Wiskus and Austin Miller of Iowa City, Adam Ketelsen of Mount Vernon, Tyler Annis and Ryan Wyant of Marion and Brody Alberts of Swisher are members of the Kirkwood baseball team ... Chelsea Berry of Arlington (Starmont), Ashley Bradley of Springville, Caitlin Himes of Tipton and Kenzie Soeken of Ely (C.R. Prairie) are members of the Upper Iowa women’s track and field team ... Reid Bonner and Andrew Raymer of North Liberty (I.C. West), Blake Willenborg of Central City, Cody Bell (Kennedy), Peter Brooks (Springville), Ryan Flaherty (Xavier), Noah Dostal (Washington), Adam Lloyd (Kennedy), Blake Hargens (Kennedy) and Ben Larson (Linn-Mar) of Cedar Rapids, Casey Dahm of Coralville (I.C. West), Joe Scott of Iowa City (West), Todd Oberthien of Solon, Stephen Jensen of Oxford (Clear Creek Amana), Shane Finn of Atkins (Benton Community), Colin Heeran of Mount Vernon, Matt Pelzer of Bennett (Tipton) and Tyler Rippel of Vinton (Vinton-Shellsburg) are member of the Mount Mercy baseball team ... Cooper Puls of Brooklyn (BGM) is a member of the Central men’s track and field team, along with Nathan Fitzgerald of Elkader (Central), Joshua Kiskamp and Tanner Rathje of Marion (Linn-Mar), Tanner Bird of Vinton (Vinton-Shellsburg) and Steven Adkins of Williamsburg ... Coe’s baseball roster includes Kevin DeLaney of Coralville (I.C. West), Tyler Dralle (Kennedy), Jacob Henry (Kennedy), Nolan Arp (Xavier), Adam Tvedt (Xavier), Cameron Frazier (Jefferson) and Colton Knox (Jefferson) of Cedar Rapids, Jack Strellner of Marion (Linn-Mar), Nolan Weber of Cascade, Cal Kragenbrink of Mount Vernon, Travis Bowman of North Liberty (Clear Creek Amana) and Samuel Aspelmeier of West Branch ... Coe’s Sam Fitzgerald of Springville (Linn-Mar) earned all-Iowa Conference honors in women’s swimming ... Lucas Larson of Palo (C.R. Kennedy) is a member of the Cornell baseball team, along with T.J. Rausch and Walker Breard of Washington (Iowa), Jordan Wolfe of Waukon, Andy Dodson of Lone Tree, Duncan Villhauer of Iowa City (Regina), Jacob Kvale of Decorah, Tyler Samson of Peosta (Western Dubuque), Cale Jamesson of Keystone (Benton Community) and Justin Kress of Winthrop (East Buchanan).