The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Sports

September 24, 2013

Slattery, Meyer win invitational

BELLEVUE -- Andrew Meyer walked away a home town winner; Megan Slattery narrowly edged Jack Kokjohn; and the Maquoketa girls and Bellevue boys both placed five in the top-15 during the co-ed Comet Invitational cross country meet on Monday.

Slattery of Calamus-Wheatland and Kokjohn of Prince of Peace were neck-and-neck throughout their race, pushing well ahead of the rest of the pack. Both runners crossed the finish line leading third place runner Nicole Nielsen by over a minute. But Slattery was two seconds faster than Kokjohn, finishing at 16 minutes, 5 seconds to the Irish runner’s 16:07.

It took three more runners before Jamie Saunders crossed the finish line as the first Cardinal in fifth place overall. But after her there were a slew of teammates. Cassie Ruppert finished seventh, Ellie Burhmal ninth, Ashley Becker 12th, Jessica Garrardy 14th and Tess Nissan 15th as Maquoketa finished with a team-low 47 points, beating out Easton Valley’s 95 and Bellevue’s 96.

Meghan McLaughlin led the second place River Hawks with fourth overall, and Bellevue’s Rachel Kilburg placed sixth to lead the Comets.

In the boys’ race, Meyer entered the race a favorite, and left it a champion. His first place 16:30 beat runner-up Lucas Schmidt of Marquette Catholic by nearly 50 seconds. Meyer’s teammates -- Logan DeVries, Anders Frieberg and Nathan Goslin -- also finished top-10 while Josh Sieverding was the final Comets’ scorer with a 14th place finish.

Bellevue won with 38 points, followed by Marquette’s 50 and Prince of Peace’s 73. Following Schmidt for third was Maquoketa’s Zach Koppes at 17:32 and Camanche’s Logan Peterson at 17:56.

The top Irish runner was Devin Bly with a 10th best 18:56.

Comets Invitational

Boys’ Team Standings

1. Bellevue 38; 2. Marquette Catholic 50; 3. Prince of Peace 73; 4. Maquoketa 95.

Top five

1. Andrew Meyer (Bellevue) 16:30; 2. Lucas Schmidt (Marquette) 17:19; 3. Zach Koppes (Maquoketa) 17:32; 4. Logan Peterson (Camanche) 17:56; 5. Sam Reilly (Midland) 18:28.

Text Only
Sports
  • 4-18-14 1C-Photo, Blackhawks Blackhawks start blue in Cup defense ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions. Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to cap the longest playoff game in franchise history and give the Bl

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • River Kings light up the Day DAVENPORT -- Clinton continued its strong season in boys track and field, taking first place Thursday at the Jesse Day Relays on the final day of qualifying for the Drake Relays. The River Kings scored 138 points. Solon edged Davenport Central 120-11

    April 18, 2014

  • 4-18-14 3C-Photo, Rasche Clinton tennis splits with Muscatine CLINTON -- The Clinton tennis team faced Muscatine at Max Lynn Tennis Complex on Thursday where it was a tale of two duals. The girls' team won 9-0 over the Muskies while the River Kings fell 8-1. Queens sail in sweep In the six singles matches, not

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Panthers put the hurt on BV PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. -- The Erie/Prophetstown Panthers had an offensive explosion on Thursday to say the least. E/P defeated Bureau Valley 19-1 in five innings on 15 hits, 14 RBIs and seven walks. Three different Panthers -- Kylie Ackerman, Stephanie T

    April 18, 2014

  • Coppess finishes third at North Scott ELDRIDGE -- Clinton senior golfer Brittany Coppess finished third with a score of an 18-hole85 at the Lancer Girls Invitational Thursday while the River Queens finished 10th as a team. The meet medalist was Dubuque Senior's Maddie Hawkins with a sco

    April 18, 2014

  • Monaghan wins his first fight

    LAS VEGAS -- Clinton native Todd Monaghan won his first fight on The Ultimate Fighter's 19th season premiere by defeating Jake Huen for a spot to get into the house on the reality show. Much like his life, Monaghan fough

    April 18, 2014

  • Camanche slides past BETTENDORF -- All Kylie Vogel had to do was shake off the cobwebs. Vogel won her match, 11-9, after falling behind 6-0 to Bettendorf's Katie Melbourne in a dual that Camanche won, 6-3. It was Vogel's very first singles match of the season as she's ha

    April 18, 2014

  • LumberKings end a four-game slide BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The Clinton LumberKings used a 5-run 6th inning to snap a four-game losing streak Thursday night against the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The win was the L'Kings' sixth of the season, and they picked up a game on five of the six team

    April 18, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Golf turns into snooze-fest without celebrities like Tiger and Phil

    The Masters lumbered on last week without two of pro golf's biggest names, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and fans changed the channel. The PGA needs someone with star power if it's going to lure people back to the game.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.

    It took the entire season to fill out those brackets.

    Overtime thrillers in Memphis and Charlotte, a go-ahead dunk in Oklahoma City to win a game and cap another scoring title for Kevin Durant, plus some good old-fashioned disinterest by Brooklyn ... all that, and more, on the final night of the season was needed before the eight conference-quarterfinal matchups in this season's NBA playoffs could be decided.

    April 17, 2014

High School Sports