Prep Softball

Final area softball Super Ten

3rd-place finish at state sends Jefferson to No. 1 in final list

Teammates cheer on Cedar Rapids Jefferson Lindsey Culver as she runs for home plate after hitting the game-winning home run against Fort Dodge in a Class 5A quarterfinal at the state softball tournament last week. The J-Hawks went on to finish third. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Teammates cheer on Cedar Rapids Jefferson Lindsey Culver as she runs for home plate after hitting the game-winning home run against Fort Dodge in a Class 5A quarterfinal at the state softball tournament last week. The J-Hawks went on to finish third. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

The final area softball Super Ten of the 2018 season:

1. CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON

* Record: 36-9. MVC: 20-6 (Mississippi-1st). Postseason: 5A state qualifier, 3rd place. Streak: Won 1. Previous: 2nd.

2. CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY

* Record: 33-6. MVC: 25-1 (Valley-1st). Postseason: 5A regional semifinalist. Streak: Lost 1. Previous: 1st.

3. INDEPENDENCE

* Record: 35-7. Wamac West: 12-2 (1st). Postseason: 4A state qualifier, tie-5th place. Streak: Won 1. Previous: 5th.

4. BENTON COMMUNITY

* Record: 28-15. Wamac West: 10-4 (T-2nd). Postseason: 3A state qualifier, tie-5th place. Streak: Won 1. Previous: 10th.

5. CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER

* Record: 26-17. MVC: 16-10 (Mississippi-3rd). Postseason: 4A state qualifier, tie-5th place. Streak: Won 1. Previous: 8th.

6. IOWA CITY REGINA

* Record: 25-16. River Valley: 14-4 (South-2nd). Postseason: 2A state runner-up. Streak: Lost 1. Previous: NR.

7. IOWA CITY HIGH

* Record: 25-19. MVC: 16-10 (Valley-T-4th). Postseason: 5A state qualifier, tie-5th place. Streak: Won 1. Previous: NR.

8. NORTH LINN

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* Record: 38-5. Tri-Rivers: 22-0 (1st). Postseason: 2A regional finalist. Streak: Lost 1. Previous: 7th.

9. LISBON

* Record: 35-9. Tri-Rivers: 20-2 (2nd). Postseason: 1A state qualifier, 3rd place. Streak: Won 1. Previous: NR.

10. LANSING KEE

* Record: 35-6. Upper Iowa: 16-0 (1st). Postseason: 1A regional finalist. Streak: Lost 1. Previous: 3rd.

Dropped out: Cedar Rapids Prairie (4), Solon (6), West Liberty (9).

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AREA CLASS RANKINGS:

* Class 5A — 1. C.R. Jefferson (36-9), 2. C.R. Kennedy (33-6), 3. Iowa City High (25-19), 4. C.R. Prairie (28-13), 5. Linn-Mar (23-20).

* Class 4A — 1. Independence (35-7), 2. C.R. Xavier (26-17), 3. Center Point-Urbana (22-17), 4. Marion (19-17), 5. Western Dubuque (20-14).

* Class 3A — 1. Benton Community (28-15), 2. Solon (27-9), 3. Mount Vernon (23-18), 4. Williamsburg (25-15), 5. West Liberty (24-11).

* Class 2A — 1. Iowa City Regina (25-16), 2. North Linn (38-5), 3. Jesup (25-12), 4. Cascade (13-20), 5. Alburnett (17-17).

* Class 1A — 1. Lisbon (35-9), 2. Lansing Kee (35-6), 3. Central City (32-11), 4. Sigourney (21-7), 5. Belle Plaine (14-11).

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