The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

January 6, 2014

'New year, new Irish'

CLINTON — Central Catholic Auditorium held two teams on Saturday night where both are trying to turn the corner, but one of them turned it on a high-post screen to defeat the other.

In a cross-river rivalry, Prince of Peace defeated Fulton 50-48 to get win No. 2, thanks to a layup by Irish guard Karli Atkinson with 2 seconds remaining.

“I saw a small opening and knew I could get to the rim, and I took it,” Atkinson said.

Prince of Peace got the ball back with about 12 seconds remaining, so that gave Atkinson enough time to think about what she wanted to do.

“I knew I had to kill some time, so when the clock got to five seconds, I tried to go as far as I could,” she said.

Irish coach Scott Maddasion drew up a play for Atkinson to take the screen but was glad she called an audible when she read the defense.

“I have full confidence in her; she is an outstanding player,” Maddasion said. “She deviated from what we drew up, but I’m glad she did, and I’m proud of her and the entire team.”

Before that final play, the Irish came out scoring 16 points in the third quarter, with most coming from fast breaks.

“Coach has been telling us to push the ball as fast as we can,” Atkinson said. “We worked on that a lot over break, and I think it showed tonight.”

Atkinson ended up with 17 points, nine coming in the first half. The leading scorer for Prince of Peace was Jackie Kokjohn with 18.

The Irish never led until the final horn sounded. Fulton’s biggest lead was near the end of the first quarter, 18-8, but Fulton coach Mike Menchaca believes foul trouble and fatigue plagued the Steamers as they tried to get their first win of 2014.

Text Only
High School Sports
  • 7-21-14 8-Photo, Marquette softball Last year motivates Marquette WILTON -- Marquette Catholic barely missed making a second consecutive trip to the Iowa softball state tournament a year ago. But, the 3-2 regional final loss to Gilbertville Don Bosco that prevented the return trip is a key reason the Mohawks are he

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rebels hit roadblock WILTON – The Northeast baseball team has prided itself on making comebacks, especially on the road. Wilton would not let that happen Saturday.The Beavers defeated the Rebels 4-3 in the Class 2A District 10 baseball championship as Wilton starting pit

    July 21, 2014

  • 7-19-14 1B-Photo, safe at third Rebels ready to do it on the road again WILTON — Northeast has felt right at home in Wilton the past two years. The Rebels are hoping nothing changes tonight.The Rebels (26-7) return to Wilton tonight to play the host school in the Iowa Class 2A District 10 championship baseball game. The

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sabers rally for walk-off win MAQUOKETA — Central DeWitt scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, beating Maquoketa 3-2 on Tanner Clark’s single in a Class 3A District 7 semifinal Friday night.The Sabers (21-18-1) will face Davenport Assumption in Monday night’s

    July 19, 2014

  • Kings find way to win DUBUQUE – It’s hard to hold onto something when things don’t necessarily go your way. Luckily, the Clinton River Kings kept persevering, allowing them to beat Dubuque Senior 3-2 in eight innings Friday night in a Class 4A Substate 3 first-round baseb

    July 19, 2014

  • River Kings find a way to advance

    Held hitless for seven innings, Clinton managed to send the game into extra innings, then scored twice in the eighth inning and defeated Dubuque Senior 3-2 on Friday in the first round of the Iowa Class 4A Substate 3 baseball tournament.

    July 19, 2014

  • caldwell1.jpg Caldwell brothers play in 4 state tournaments

    Before this academic year, only one Clinton student-athlete had reached the feat of playing in four state tournaments. Since then, though, three more have joined the list.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • River Kings drop decision DAVENPORT — Clinton High ended the baseball regular season on a losing note Wednesday, dropping a 7-1 non-conference decision at Davenport West.It was the second loss in a row for the River Kings (14-21-1) after a three-game winning streak.Alex Peek

    July 17, 2014

  • NE-Cam.jpg Rebels get it rolling (with PHOTO ALBUM)

    For one inning, Camanche looked like the team that had gone 14-5 in the second half of the season and was playing its best baseball at the right time of the year.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-16-14 1C or 3C-Photo, Clinton baseball Muskies avoid Clinton sweep CLINTON—The Clinton River Kings struggled against the Muscatine Muskies on Senior Night at Ashford University Field, falling to the Muskies 7-1.Clinton (14-20) had taken two games from Muscatine (20-14) on Monday night, but struggled offensively Tues

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

Sports Updates
Facebook