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Cold hard fact:

2014 Super Bowl will
take place in New York
Sports, 3B

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010 1B

Christensen sharp for Kennedy

Way to go, Sis

By Jeff Johnson bicek Metro Tournament. first at-bat. versity of Nebraska com- certainly a very proud
The Gazette He also had three hits. Of course, mitment, and he said he brother.
CEDAR RAPIDS In an 11-5 semifinal it was a line has gotten a little extra “He’s shown me a cou-
— Let’s just say Austin victory over Linn-Mar drive. help with his hitting ple of things he learned at
Christensen is off to a last night at Prairie, the “Yeah, to stroke lately, courtesy of Nebraska,” Austin said.
pretty good start to the sweet-swinging lefty center field,” a Nebraska player. That’s “(Austin) works at it
high school baseball sea- — who plays right field Christensen his brother, Chad, the for- extremely hard, and it’s
son. OK, a great start. when he’s not on the said. “I’m mer Cedar Rapids Wash- nice to see that hard work
The Cedar Rapids Ken- mound — went 4-for-4 just seeing Austin ington all-stater who just pay off,” said Kennedy
nedy junior struck out 12 with two RBIs, two runs the ball very Christensen finished his freshman Coach Bret Hoyer. “It’s
over six shutout innings and a stolen base. well at the C.R. Kennedy year with the Cornhusk- especially nice to see him
in a win Monday over Ce- Do the math, and that’s plate right ers. do so well with Chad here
dar Rapids Prairie in the 7-for-8, kids. The only out now.” Chad Christensen was
Serena Williams (left) and first round of the Bob Vr- he made was in his very Christensen is a Uni- in the stands last night, ; BASEBALL, PAGE 4B
sister Venus Williams con-
gratulate each other during
a first-round doubles match
Tuesday against Belgium’s
Kirsten Flipkens and Thai- BOYS’ SOCCER
land’s Tamarine Tanasugarn
at the French Open in Paris.
The sisters won, 6-0, 6-1.
French Open, 3B

Peoria cools Kernels,
win streak ends at 7
PEORIA, Ill. — Four
Peoria pitchers held Ce-
dar Rapids to three hits
last night in a Midwest
League game at O’Brien
Field, ending the Ker-
nels’ winning streak at
seven games with a 2-0
Matt Long, Jean Se-
gura and Jose Jimenez
had hits for the Kernels,
who remain in first
place in the league’s
Western Division.
Cliff Jette photos/The Gazette
Orangel Arenas (4-5)
took the loss despite al- Cono Christian soccer players gather for practice Tuesday in Walker. The team was getting ready for a Class 1A substate semifinal today against Solon.
lowing just four hits and Cono Christian is the smallest state-sanctioned school for athletics with enrollment of 23 in grades 9 through 11.
one earned run in five

Interesting mix
The teams play
again today at 6:30 p.m.
(KMRY-AM, 1450)


making it work
Dendy will transfer
for final season
AMES — Iowa
State men’s basketball
coach Fred Hoiberg an-
nounced Tuesday that
LaRon Dendy, a senior Diverse, talented boys play 1A boys’ soccer team in the state.
The Cono Christian School
from Greenville, S.C., winning soccer at Cono Warriors won an IHSAA-sanc-
has asked for and been tioned postseason game for the
granted his release to By Jeff Johnson first time Monday and are two
transfer to another The Gazette games from qualifying for an

school. ALKER — Their roster IHSAA state tournament for the
A 6-foot-9, 230-pound tells a real good story. first time. Even if that doesn’t
power forward, Dendy First off, there are 19 happen, this season has been a
played in 24 games last names but only 18 boys in the en- success.
season, his first at ISU, tire school. “I think this year we’ve come
averaging 7.3 points and There’s a Matt Miller and an together more as a team and kind
3.6 rebounds. Alex Wilson, not to mention a of built better relationships with
“We will do every- Ben Baron. each other,”
thing we can to help There’s also said Miller, a
LaRon in his future a Dong Woo starting de-
goals,” Hoiberg said in a Kang, a Sang “When we’re in the field, we’re fender.
news release. Hyun Lim and only allowed to speak English, so The better
Hoiberg confirmed a Min Gyu relationships
that Antwon Oliver will Cho. that helps us (communicate with have been
not be returning to the You might
team. Oliver red-shirted recognize
each other).” built on a
team that’s
last season. their head
coach’s name. Cono Christian goalkeeper Woo Jung Kim more than
half foreign.
WRESTLING Adam Belz is There are 10
a reporter for players from
Gable museum The Gazette.
According to the Iowa High
South Korea, including captain
may become branch School Athletic Association,
Yong Kyum Lee.
The Koreans are here to
WATERLOO — The theirs is the smallest school in learn English and prepare for
Dan Gable International the state, with a BEDS document- American colleges. Cono also
Wrestling Institute ed enrollment of 23 in grades 9 is home to U.S. kids like Miller
and Museum may soon through 11. Yet this interesting of Lawrence, Kan., who comes Cono Christian’s soccer team captain Yongkyum Lee practices his
become a branch of the collection from a small rural from what Belz calls “incomplete foot skills Tuesday in Walker. Cono Christian has a Class 1A sub-
National Wrestling Hall boarding school in northern Linn state semifinal game today at Solon. Cono advanced with a 4-0
of Fame in Stillwater, County is the 15th-ranked Class ; CONO, PAGE 4B victory over Monticello.
Okla., the Waterloo
Courier reported Tues-
The museum, found-

Sudden upward swing for Hawkeye baseball

ed in 1998 in Newton,
moved to Waterloo in
2007 when it was re-
named for Gable, a for-

mer University of Iowa niversity of Iowa start winning games was final Big Ten standings,
coach and 1972 Olympic baseball had been to win every pitch.” and put them in the con-
gold medalist from Wa- a non-story for That’s impossible, of ference tournament in
terloo. quite a while. course, even if you’re Columbus, Ohio, that
A new lease is await- The Hawkeyes finished Albert Pujols or Roy Hal- starts today with the
ing city council approv- last in the Big Ten in 2008 laday. But the message Hawkeyes’ 11 a.m. game
al, which could come and 2009. Less than three was focus, focus, focus on against Purdue. The win-
June 3. weeks ago, they lost the Mike Hlas one pitch at a time. And ner of the six-team, four-
“It would give us The Gazette Zach McCool Phil Keppler day tourney gets a berth
opener of a three-game the message took. In a
more clout, more promi- series at Penn State to phone interview from the .378 in league .321 in league in an NCAA tournament
nence,” Kyle Klingman, slip to 6-10 in conference team bus this week as the regional.
at Penn State,” Iowa
executive director of the play. Ho hum, they were Hawkeyes rolled to Ohio, from Ohio State and All Big Ten tourney
first baseman Phil Kep-
Gable museum, told The sinking in the standings Keppler used the phrase games will be shown live
© 2010 The Gazette

pler of Manchester said, swept last weekend’s

Courier. yet again. “win every pitch” at least three-game set with Pur- on the Big Ten Network.
“our hitting coach (Ryan
“It’s something we Except they didn’t. For four times. due in Iowa City. It was Two of the Hawkeye
Brownlee) had all the
want to do as soon as whatever reason, a light It must be working. Iowa’s first Big Ten series mainstays are red-shirt
hitters come to his hotel
possible.” bulb went on in State Col- The Hawkeyes won their sweep in three years. sophomore Keppler and
room. He told us that one
Gazette staff and wire reports lege. of the first goals to come last two games at Penn That left Iowa 13-11
“After that first game together as a team and State, took two of three and tied for third in the ; HLAS, PAGE 2B