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For someone who played in only 34 basketball games at the high school level, none since 2015, we sure get asked a lot of questions about Jerry Myles.

Every so often someone will ask whatever happened to the Davenport kid who was receiving Division I offers before he attended his first day of high school and who was once regarded among the top prospects in the entire country.

He\u2019s still around. His father, Jerry Moore, said Myles still lives in Davenport, is working and trying to keep a low profile. He\u2019s no longer playing basketball, at least not for any school-affiliated team.

\u201cI guess he\u2019s done,\u2019\u2019 Moore said. \u201cI haven\u2019t talked to him about it but I guess he\u2019s done.

\u201cHe\u2019d been doing this so long and he was just kind of tired of dealing with all the hype. And when his grandmother died (in 2014), he didn\u2019t even want to play anymore. Maybe he\u2019ll get the bug again.\u2019\u2019

Myles, a 6-foot-5 athlete with point guard skills in a small forward body, began getting scholarship offers from Iowa, Iowa State and other colleges while he was in the eighth grade. He averaged 11.7 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game as a freshman at Davenport West in 2012-13, but things began to unravel after that.

As a sophomore, he enrolled at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kansas, the school that produced Iowa\u2019s Gabe Olaseni, but according to some reports, was expelled because of a fight with a teammate before the season began.

He attended United Township as a junior but played in only 11 games in the 2014-15 season because of a series of suspensions. He ended up attending Metro High School, the Davenport school district\u2019s alternative school, for his senior year.

Moore said he still gets phone calls from junior colleges inquiring about Jerry but for now he tells them that his son, now 19, isn\u2019t interested.

\u201cI haven\u2019t really talked to him about basketball,\u2019\u2019 Moore said. \u201cI\u2019ve just been letting him work and have kind of left him alone \u2026 He\u2019s not thinking about basketball. I haven\u2019t heard him say anything about basketball.\u2019\u2019

***

You may have heard that Michael Porter Jr., the top high school basketball recruit in the country for this year, backed out of a commitment to Washington and signed a letter of intent with Missouri, where his father recently was named an assistant coach.

Here is what you may not have known: Porter has an Iowa connection. His mother is the former Lisa Becker, who was a star for the Iowa women\u2019s team in the 1980s and whose sister, Robin Becker Pingeton, was a standout athlete and coach at St. Ambrose. Aunt Robin was inducted into the Quad-City Sports Hall of Fame last spring and is now the women\u2019s basketball coach at Missouri.

***

A total of 11 Big Ten underclassmen have entered their names in the NBA Draft but if you think that means Purdue, Indiana and Michigan suddenly are going to plummet to the bottom of the standings, hold on.

Only two of the 11 have hired an agent, leaving the door open for those other players to return to school.

The 11 who are going to test the NBA waters: Caleb Swanigan, Isaac Haas and Vince Edwards of Purdue; D.J. Wilson and Mo Wagner of Michigan; James Blackmon, O.G. Annunoby, Thomas Bryant and Robert Johnson of Indiana; Melo Trimble of Maryland; and Trevor Thompson of Ohio State.

Trimble and Annunoby reportedly have hired agents.

By the way, Michigan State freshman Miles Bridges, regarded as perhaps the league\u2019s best prospect of all, is not entering the draft.

***

Former Clinton High School basketball teammates Devan Douglas and David Johnson got together recently when Johnson, now a star running back with the Arizona Cardinals, went to see Douglas play for the Harlem Globetrotters in a game in Phoenix.

Douglas, billed as \u201cBeast\u2019\u2019 by the Trotters, even presented Johnson with a special No. 31 Globetrotters jersey in the locker room before the game.

Johnson and Douglas have stayed close and talk to one another a few times a week, but this was the first time Johnson ever had a chance to see the Globetrotters play in person. He said in an interview on the team\u2019s website that it\u2019s what Douglas seemingly was meant to do.

\u201cHe was always flying around the gym and dunking in high school, and he always played with an entertaining flair,\u201d Johnson said. \u201cI thought it was cool when he told me he was going to be a Globetrotter, because it definitely fits his personality.\u201d

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There's still a long ways to go for the Quad-City Mallards to make this a series, but they showed their fight and resolve in Game 4.

After dropping a heart-breaker 22 seconds into overtime of Game 3, a lot of teams could have packed it in, gone through the motions, and started packing for the summer.

But this team has been one of resiliency and resolve. Head coach Phil Axtell talked about the character of the players in the locker room the day he took over. It was the first thing he mentioned, and it was on full display Friday night.

The Mallards scored early, took a 2-0 lead, and looked solid early, but Fort Wayne has been a comeback team all series and all year, and there wasn't any question the Komets would do it again.

When they did, and made it 2-2, it once again could have been easy for the Mallards to fold, to feel like the inevitable was coming. But they didn't, and that is a big example of the character Axtell spoke so high of the day he took over.

Though this series is 3-1, it has been a great series. Three of the games have been decided by one goal and two have gone to overtime. The games at the iWireless Center were everything this series had the potential to provide, and has been great playoff hockey.

It's been such a close series, the Mallards are just a couple of bounces away from being up 3-1.

Friday night's game did a lot of good for the team, obviously. They're still very much in a hole, but they once again have the confidence to know they can beat Fort Wayne, that the systems work if they execute them for 60-plus minutes.

C.J. Motte has also kept the team alive in every game, and if the Mallards somehow find a way to advance, is the MVP of the series.

There's still a long ways to go for the Mallards, and the odds are still against them. They looked exhausted in the overtime and postgame, with Warning saying he was too exhausted to really remember his goal.

Fort Wayne is just as tired, but they have the benefit of a 3-1 series lead. They don't have as much pressure and don't absolutely have to play with as much intensity Saturday.

Quad-City must help itself out and must capitalize on the power play Saturday night. Fort Wayne has been content with going to the penalty box, and the Mallards haven't made them pay, just 1-for-14 on the power play in the series.

If the Mallards can make the Komets pay for going to the box, the Komets won't play with nearly as much physicality as they have, and holes will open up on the ice. But the Mallards must score on the power play, or Fort Wayne will continue to throw its weight around, content to go the penalty box.

This series still might end Saturday, but the Mallards showed Friday they won't go without a fight.

Game 5 should be fun.

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Girls soccer

Bettendorf 1, Ankeny Centennial 0: The Class 3A No. 5-ranked Bulldogs knocked off third-ranked and defending state champion Ankeny Centennial in penalty kicks Friday night.

Boys soccer

Assumption 3, North 1: Trent Fitzpatrick scored twice and Ben Beutel added a goal to lift the Knights to the MAC victory.

North Scott 3, West 0: Dallas Groves had a goal and an assist and Colin Fairfield and Drew Hambly also scored as the Lancers defeated Davenport West.

PV 7, Clinton 1: Brennan Sarver and Cole Edwards had two goals apiece as the Spartans improved to 11-1 and 4-1 in MAC.

Burlington 1, Muscatine 0: The Grayhounds scored in overtime to move to 8-2 overall and 4-1 in MAC. Muskies fall to 7-5 overall and 2-3 in MAC.

Baseball

Quincy 4-5, Alleman 0-3: Drake Green threw a no-hitter in Game 1 with nine strikeouts to lead the Blue Devils to a sweep of the Pioneers in a Western Big Six doubleheader Friday night in Quincy.

Alleman managed eight hits in the nightcap but dropped to 3-3 in Big Six play, while the Blue Devils improved to 4-2.

Softball

Alleman 11-14, Quincy 1-4: Maris Boelens had a combined six hits and six RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of the Blue Devils.

The Pioneers moved to 11-4 overall and 4-2 in Big Six play with the sweep.

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Rock Island ABC Invite

Team results \u2013 1. Homewood-Flossmoor 195; 2. Naperville Central 182; 3. Plainfield East 162; 4.Geneseo 157; 5. United Township 156; 6. Harlem 142.50. 7.Moline 124; 8. Rock Island 101; 9. Alleman 59.50; 10. Thornton Fractional 50. 11. Peoria 38. 12.Richwoods 26; 13. Guilford 23; 14. Bartlett 22.

100: A\u20141. Courtney Lindsey (RI) 11.09. 2. Robert Ogbuli (PE) 11.12; 3. Joshua Bridges (H-F) 11.31; 4. Demariye Carpenter (UT) 11.49; 5. Stephan Lindhe (Guildord) 11.52; 6. Seth Sottos (Alleman) 11.60. B \u20131 Mitchell Kiska (PE) 11.27; C \u2013 1. Grant Floyd (H-F) 11.51.

200: A\u20141. Courtney Lindsey (RI) 22.04; 2. Mitchell Kiska (PE) 22.50. 3. Joshua Bridges (H-F) 22.71; 4. Demariye Carpenter (UT) 23.08. 5. Brian Armstrong (NC) 23.21; 6. Stphan LIndhe (Guilford) 23.40. B\u20141. Robert Ogbuli (PE) 22.52; C\u20141. Marcell Ellis (H-F) 22.92.

400: A\u20141. Mitchell Kiska (PE) 50.28; 2. Jayvious Johnson (Harlem); 3. Nick Swartzendruber (Geneseo) 50.91. 4. Tyler Roberson (H-F) 51:20; 5. Tyler Robinson (Richwoods) 52.32; 6. Peter Villanova (NC) 53.23. B \u20131. Knickolas Bentley Dean (H-F) 50.92; C \u2013 1. Jalen Hunter (H-F) 53.04.

110 hurdles: A\u20141. Jayvious Johnson (Harlem) 14.90; 2. Matthew Lewis-Banks (H-F); 3. Reed Vanderheyden (Geneseo) 15.28; 4. Michail Sudberry (RI) 16.14; 5. Alex Babbington (PE) 16.21; 6. Brian Gaden (NC) 16.45. B\u20141. Andrew Pischke (Geneseo) 15.72. C\u20141. Colton Pischke (Geneseo) 16.05.

300 hurdles: A\u20141. Reed Vanderheyden (Geneseo) 38.66; 2. Matthew Lewis-Banks (H-F) 41.91. 3. Jon Moore (Moline) 42.54. 4. Alex Babbington (PE) 42.97; 5. Brian Gaden (NC) 43.58; Donovan Melson (TF) 44.16. B \u2013 1. Andrew Pischke (Geneseo) 41.16; C \u2013 1. Colton Pischke (Geneseo) 42.93.

800: A\u20141. Thomas Shilgalis (NC) 1:57.59; 2. Steward Keene (H-F) 1:58.17; 3. Nick Pedersen (PE); 4; Cayson Frerichs (Geneseo) 2:02.68; 5 Michael Gille (Harlem) 2:02.89; 6. Jevon Stephenson (TF) 2:04.67;B \u20141.Davell Clemon (H-F) 2:02.62 C\u20141.Kaden Rink (Geneseo) 2:06.81.

1600: A \u20131. Tommy Chavez (NC) 4:35.35; 2, Spencer Smith (Alleman) 4:35.91; 3. Chris Nix (Harlem) 4:36:00. 4. Terrell Robinson (RI) 4:40.21; 5. Dalton Martin (UT) 4:42.12; 6. Steward Keene (H-F) 4:46.05. B \u2013 1. Seth Klein-Collins (NC) 4:40.53. C\u20141. Brady Johnson (Harlem) 4:42.17.

3200: A\u20141. Spencer Smith (Alleman) 9:47.56; 2. Adam Balutowski (NC) 10:00.73. 3. Blake Duncan (Geneseo) 10:09.13; 4. Terrell Robinson (RI) 10:10.39; 5. Andrew Ellison (Moline) 10:10.85; 6. Zahid Salodawala (PE) 10:20.62. 1 B \u2013 1, Joey Marcet (NC) 10:09.87. C \u20131. Nethan Ramachandran (NC) 10:24.25.

800 sprint medley frosh/soph: 1. Naperville Central (Dylan Greenhagen, John Bonoris, Bo Turner, Thomas Codo) 1:38.41.

800 relay: 1. Rock Island (Michaeil Sudberry, Casey Commodor, Jalil Gay, Courtney Lindsey) 1:30.39; 2. United Township 1:31.85; 3. Peoria 1:32.28; 4. Naperville Central 1:32.32; 5. Plainfield East 1:32.46; 6. Moline 1:33.38

1600 relay: 1. Geneseo (Kyle Sellers, Cayson Frerichs, Nick Swartzendruber, Reed Vanderheyden) 3:27.32; 2. Homewood-Flossmoor 3:31.25; 3. Moline 3:32.53; 4. Richwoods 3:33.85; 5, Harlem 3:34.02; 6. Naperville Central 3:38.22.

3200 relay: 1. Geneseo (Nick Swartzendruber, Andrew Benhart, Nathan Soria, Cayson Frerichs) 8:11.01; 2. Harlem 8:16; 3. Naperville Central 8:23.26; 4. Thornton Fractional 8:40.07; 5. Bartlett 8:42.86; 6. Homewood-Flossmoor 8:46.76.

400 relay: 1. Homewood-Flossmoor (Joshua Bridges, Justin Hall, Matthew Lewis-Burke, Marcell Ellis) 42.76. 2. Plainfield East 42.88; 3. Rock Island 42.97. 4. Harlem 43.36; 5. Bartlett 44.69. 6. Peoria 44.78.

Weightmen\u2019s 400 relay: 1\u2014Rock Island 50.71. 2. Plainfield East 50.74. 3. Alleman 52.40. 4. Naperville Centra 54.02; 5. Peoria. 6. Harlem

Shot put: A\u20141. Justin Braskett (Harlem) 54-08. 2. Sam Thomas (Geneseo) 52-01; 3. Davon Hare-Ellis (Moline) 47-05.25; 4. Javantae Rush (RI) 46-08. 5. Malakai Patacsil (PE); 6. Jack Sullivan (PE) 44-08. B\u20141. Max Dixon (Harlem) 48-08.50. C\u20141. Jake McKenna (Harlem) 48-08.50

Discus: A \u20131. Justin Braskett (Harlem) 154-11. 2. Nathan Graves (Alleman) 153-07; 3, Daven Hare-Ellis (Moline) 139-07; 4. John Webb (NC) 133-11; 5. Nick Kirstein (Bartlett) 129-01; 6. Javontae Rush (RI) 126-08; B \u2013 1. Jarod Kannar (Harlem) 132-01; C \u2013 1. Ryan Walsh (NC) 130-10.

Pole vault: A: 1. Eddie Sierra-Lee (UT) 13-00; 2. Kyle Baus (NC) 12-06;3. Jose Marquez (Harlem) 12-06. 4. Jacob Vallaeetse (Geneseo) 10-06; 5; Daniel Segura (Moline) 10-00.B\u20141. Robert Gortner (NC) 12-01.00; C\u20141. Ryan Stapf (UT) 9-06.

Triple jump: A\u2014 A: 1. Kevion Polk (Guilford) 45-06.75. 2. Jean Luc Sogloghun (UT) 44-10; 3. Marcellous Johnson (Moline) 43-04; 4. Edward Burruss (H-F) 42-07; 5. Nathan Graves (Alleman) 41-10.50; 6. Cameron Edom (PE) 41-09; 1. B\u20141. Tyvion Jones (PE) 41-09. 1.C--1. Justin Hall (H-F) 43-10.

Long jump:A\u20141. Casey Commmodore (RI) 22-09. 2. Jean Luc Sogloghun (UT) 22-07; 3. Christian Reed (H-F); 4. Bryan Keubeng (PE) 20-04.25; 5. Orlando Moore (Peoria) 20-00. 6. Kevion Polk (Guilford) 19-07.B\u20141. Edward Burruss (H-F) 22-00. C\u20141. Jalen Turner (H-F) 20-00.50.

High jump: A\u20141. Jon Moore (Moline) 6-00; 2. Logan Francis (UT) 6-00. 3. Cole Lewis (H-F) 6-00. 4. Nathan Graves (Alleman) 6-00. 5, Brian Armstrong (NC) 5-10. 6. Four-way tie at 5-8.. B \u2013 Justin Griser (UT) 5-10; C\u20141. Logan Randall (UT) 6-00.

Ed Schmidt Invite\u00a0

Team results -- 1. Fulton 135, 2. Erie-Prophetstown 119, 3. Kewanee 92, 4. West Carroll 90, 5. Morrison 82

3200 run -- 1. Ben Deneve (EP) 11:31.90, 2. Caleb Stines (WC) 12:38.87, 3. Isaac Hernandez (Kew) 13:00.74

200 dash -- 1. Daniel Hartman (WC) 22.96, 2. Nathan McLuckie (Ful) 23.37, 3. Keegan Anderson (Mor) 23.68

Discus -- 1. Kyle McLuckie (Ful) 132-03, 2. Zach Grier (EP) 124-01, 3. Hunter Oleson (EP) 111-01

800 run -- 1. Kerrick Cameron (EP) 2:00.07, 2. Conner Reilley (EP) 2:01.72, 3. Koby Brackemeyer (Mor) 2:03.66

110 hurdles -- 1. Saul Serna (Kew) 16.68, 2. Jacob Casey (WC) 17.96, 3. Tyler Holldorf (EP) 18.88

400 relay -- 1. Fulton 46.55, 2. West Carroll 46.58, 3. Morrison 47.71

Shot put -- 1. Kyle McLuckie (Ful) 51-10, 2. Ryne Jaquet (EP) 42-05, 3. Grant Abell (Mor) 40-08

100 dash -- 1. Nathan McLuckie (Ful) 12.23, 2. Keegan Anderson (Mor) 12.52, 3. Austin Schroeder (Ful) 12.62

Pole vault -- 1. Ezequiel Robleto (Kew) 10-00, 2. Ross Purvis (EP) 8-09\u00a0

3200 relay -- 1. Kewanee 10:46.50, 2. Fulton 10:58.57

300 low hurdles -- 1. Saul Serna (Kew) 42.88, 2. Tyler Holldorf (EP) 45.65, 3. Jacob Casey (WC) 45.84

Long jump -- 1. Eric Kull (Mor) 18-00, 2. Austin Schroeder (Ful) 17-09.5, 3. Jacob Casey (WC) 17-03

400 run -- 1. Kody Wetzell (EP) 50.59, 2. Keegan Anderson (Mor) 51.70, 3. Sam Norman (Ful) 54.38

1600 relay -- 1. Erie-Prophetstown 3:30.35, 2. Morrison 3:46.72, 3. Fulton 3:48.50

Triple jump -- 1. Jakob Foltz (WC) 37-04, 2. Sam Norman (Ful) 36-04, 3. Dayne Holesinger (Ful) 35-09

High jump -- 1. Saul Serna (Kew) 6-00, 2. Eli Wetzell (Kew) 5-06, 3. Caleb Stines (WC) 5-00

800 relay -- 1. Morrison 1:37.67, 2. West Carroll 1:38.42, 3. Fulton 1:42.07

1600 run -- 1. Koby Brackemeyer (Mor) 4:43.88, 2. Keegan Stoecker (Ful) 5:17.53, 3. Ben Deneve (EP) 5:19.75

Girls track and field

Ed Schmidt Invite\u00a0

Team results -- 1. Erie-Prophetstown 172, 2. West Carroll 143.5, 3. Kewanee 137, 4. Morrison 79.5

Long jump -- 1. Courtney Kruthoff (EP) 16-0.5, 2. Mitrese Smith (Kew) 14-5.5, 3. Elise Walls (WC) 13-9.5

1600 relay -- 1. Erie-Prophetstown 4:43.05, 2. West Carroll 4:51.07, 3. Kewanee 5:00.39

800 relay -- 1. West Carroll 1:59.47, 2. Morrison 1:59.75, 3. Erie-Prophetstown 2:02.75\u00a0

800 run -- 1. Hailey Barsema (WC) 3:00.23, 2. Olivia Burgeson-Miniel (EP) 3:00.33, 3. Linzie Severson (Mor) 3:01.68

Discus -- 1. Peyton Tegeler (Mor) 96-10, 2. Maddy Damron (Kew) 96-01, 3. Madelyn Quinn (EP) 87-11

400 relay -- 1. Kewanee 55.46, 2. West Carroll 55.58, 3. Morrison 55.59

100 dash -- 1. Hayley Guilinger (WC) 13.90, 2. Mackenzie Clary (EP) 13.98, 3. Makayla Troutman (Mor) 14.05

400 dash -- 1. Jessica Barr (WC) 1:04.51, 2. Whitney Bramm (EP) 1:07.03, 3. Alyson Shafer (Kew) 1:11.48

1600 run -- 1. Jaydin Sisler (WC) 6:18.29, 2. Makayla Dornbush (EP) 6:29.27, 3. Linzie Severson (Mor) 7:06.71

3200 run -- 1. Jaydin Sisler (WC) 13:43.62, 2. Makayla Dornbush (EP) 14:08.86, 3. Maya Zinke (Mor) 16:50.24

Triple jump -- 1. Molly Welgat (Kew) 30-06.5, 2. Jessica Barr (WC) 29-01, 3. D'Hnae Jackson (Kew) 28-11.5

Shot put -- 1. Peyton Tegeler (Mor) 31-04, 2. Maddy Damron (Kew) 29-10, 3. Joy Sipes (Mor) 28-03.5

200 dash -- 1. Hayley Guilinger (WC) 28.00, 2. Whitney Bramm (EP) 28.56, 3. Mackenzie Clary (EP) 28.84\u00a0

100 hurdles -- 1. Tayler Lippens (Mor) 18.21, 2. Brooke Chandler (EP) 18.94, 3. Lexi Webster (Kew) 19.44

300 hurdles -- 1. Courtney Kruthoff (EP) 52.27, 2. Iesha Crowe (Kew) 52.58, 3. Brooke Chandler (EP) 56.04

3200 relay -- 1. West Carroll 12:04.93, 2. Kewanee 13:11.50

Pole vault -- 1. Whitney Bramm (EP) 10-00, 2. Allisa DeShane (EP) 9-03, 3. Jasmine Nickerson (EP) 6-09

High jump -- 1. Courtney Kruthoff (EP) 4-10, 2. Iesha Crowe (Kew) 4-10, 3. Kaylee Anderson (WC) 4-08

Boys soccer\u00a0

North Scott 3, Davenport West 0\u00a0

Halftime -- North Scott 2, Davenport West 0. Goals -- North Scott, Colin Fairfield (Dallas Groves); Dallas Groves (Dylan Belk); Drew Hambly (Riley Thomas). Saves -- North Scott, Aaron Bryant 8; Corners -- North Scott 5. Records -- North Scott (4-7)

Bettendorf 4, Davenport Central 0

Halftime -- Bettendorf 3, Davenport Central 0. Goals -- Bettendorf, Brant Mueller (Dawson Gamble); Zach Elias (unassisted); Dustin Harris (Zach Elias); Justin Wehr (unassisted). Saves -- Bettendorf, Sam Murphy 3; Davenport Central, Damien Burtle 10. Corners -- \u00a0Bettendorf 0, Davenport Central 2. Records -- Bettendorf (5-0)

JV -- Bettendorf 2, Davenport Central 0 \u00a0

Assumption 3, Davenport North 1

Halftime -- Assumption 2, Davenport North 0. Goals -- Assumption, Ben Beutel (Trent Fitzpatrick) 13th minute; Trent Fitzpatrick (Augustine Rosas) 39th minute; Trent Fitzpatrick (Ben Beutel) 62nd minute. Davenport North, Austin Mangler (unassisted) 77th minute. Saves -- Assumption, Luke Castro 9; Davenport North, Sean Burke 5. Corners -- Assumption 12, Davenport North 9. Records -- Assumption (5-3, 3-2), Davenport North (0-7, 0-5)

JV -- Assumption 1, Davenport North 1

Girls soccer

IGHSAU rankings

Class 1A

School;Record;LW

1. Davenport Assumption;6-1;1

2. Waterloo Columbus Catholic;5-0;2

3. Gilbert;5-0;3

4. Iowa City Regina;1-2;4

5. Council Bluffs St. Albert;3-1;5

6. North Polk;4-2;6

7. Nevada;2-2;7

8. Center Point-Urbana;5-1;8

9. Tri-Center;7-1;10

10. Denver;5-0;11

11. Solon;4-2;9

12. Fairfield;5-0;14

13. Central DeWitt;2-2;15

14. Underwood;2-2;13

15. Beckman Catholic;3-2;NR

Dropped Out: Holy Trinity Catholic (12)

Class 2A

School;Record;LW

1. North Scott;4-1;1

2. Pella;6-0;2

3. Lewis Central;5-2;3

4. ADM-Van Meter;2-0;4

5. Bishop Heelan;4-1;7

6. Spencer;3-1;9

7. Clear Creek-Amana;6-1;5

8. Union;5-1;6

9. Waverly-Shell Rock;2-2;8

10. Newton;6-0;10

11. Cedar Rapids Xavier;3-1;12

12. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson;5-1;13

13. Norwalk;4-1;14

14. Winterset;5-1;15

15. Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln;5-2;11

Dropped Out: None

Class 3A

School;Record;LW

1. Waukee;5-0;2

2. Iowa City West;6-0;3

3. Ankeny Centennial;3-1;1

4. West Des Moines Valley;4-1;4

5. Bettendorf;7-0;5

6. Johnston;4-0;7

7. Cedar Rapids Kennedy;3-1;6

8. Pleasant Valley;6-2;9

9. Dowling Catholic;3-0;10

10. Muscatine;3-1;11

11. Iowa City High;4-2;8

12. Dubuque Hempstead;3-3;12

13. Sioux City East;5-3;14

14. Linn-Mar;3-1;12

15. Cedar Rapids Washington;4-1;NR

Dropped Out: Ankeny (15)

Boys tennis

Pleasant Valley 9, Clinton 0

Late Thursday

Singles -- Sriram Sugumaran (PV) def. Garrett Stumbaugh, 6-0, 6-0; Justin Sehlin (PV) def. Jim Rausenberger, 6-0, 6-0; Nathan Wong (PV) def. Luke Boyde, 6-1, 6-0; Vincent Gnad (PV) def. Kejaun Brown, 6-0, 6-0; Aditya Subramaniam (PV) def. Matt Current, 6-0, 6-0; Kiran Marla (PV) def. Andrew Brisch, 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles -- Sugumaran/Subramaniam (PV) def. Rausenberger/Stumbaugh, 6-1, 6-1; Gnad/Sehlin (PV) def. Boyd/Brown, 6-0, 6-0; Marla/Wong (PV) def. Brisch/Current, 6-1, 6-1.

Junior varsity: PV 17, Clinton 1

Records: PV 6-0, Clinton 2-3

Baseball

Quincy 4-5, Alleman 0-3

Game 1

Alleman;000;000;0;--;0;0;2

Quincy;100;021;x;--;4;3;0

Berry, Hoffman (6). Green. WP -- Green. LP -- Berry. RBI -- Quincy (Schroeder 2, Patterson).\u00a0

Game 2\u00a0

Alleman;100;010;1;--;3;8;2

Quincy;200;021;x;--;5;8;0

Mattecheck, McConville (5). Schroeder, Lucey (6). WP -- Schroeder. LP -- Mattecheck. Two or more hits -- Alleman (VanDerGinst); Quincy (Harbin 3, Schroeder). 2B -- Alleman (Hoffman, Rogiers); Quincy (Harbin, Schroeder). RBI -- Alleman (Hoffman 3); Quincy (Harbin, Green, Schroeder, Flowerree)

Softball\u00a0

Morrison 8, Erie-Prophetstown 0

Erie-Prophetstown;000;000;0;--;0;3;4

Morrison;203;030;x;--;8;10;0

Bekah Ryan, Calisa Steel (5). Lauren Rice. WP -- Rice. LP -- Ryan. Two or more hits -- Morrison (Lauren Rice 3, Emma Sitzmore, Lauren Vos). RBI -- Morrison (Lauren Rice 3, Emma Melton, Lauren Vos, Kassidee Church, Ellie Schmidt)

Orion 18, Fulton 0

Fulton;000;0;--;0;3;5

Orion;109;8;--;18;15;1

WP -- Julia Moore. LP -- Whitmore. Two or more hits -- Orion (Ann Smolenski 3, Hailey Frutiger 3, Julia Moore, Tori Werkheiser, Mia Campbell). 2B -- Orion (Mia Campbell). 3B -- Orion (Jessie Kettler, Tori Werkheiser). RBI -- Orion (Ann Smolenski 3, Jessie Kettler 3, Tori Werkheiser 3, Mia Campbell 2)\u00a0

Orion 9, Bureau Valley 2

Bureau Valley;000;002;0;--;2;2;0

Orion;221;220;x;--;9;7;3

WP -- Katie Nald (5-0). LP -- Olds. Two or more hits -- Bureau Valley (Phillips); Orion (Hailey Frutiger 3, Julia Moore). RBI -- Orion (Jessie Kettler 2). Records -- Orion (10-6, 3-3)\u00a0

Alleman 11-14, Quincy 1-4

Game 1

Quincy;001;000;--;1;2;1

Alleman;130;061;--;11;15;0

WP -- Mattie Buller (4-0). LP -- Meally. Two or more hits -- Alleman (Boelens 3, Baumann 3, Estes 3, Jess Pauley, DeWitte). 2B -- Alleman (Boelens, Baumann, Ferrari). RBI -- Alleman (Boelens 2, Baumann 2, Jess Pauley 2, Estes 2, Buller, DeWitt).

Game 2

Quincy;200;011;--;4;5;3

Alleman;112;154;--;14;15;1

WP -- Jenna Pauley (3-1). LP -- Wand. Two or more hits -- Alleman (Boelens 3, Estes 3, Baumann, Barnett, Jess Pauley). 2B -- Alleman (Boelens 2, Jess Pauley 2, Barnett); Quincy (Wingerter). 3B -- Alleman (Malcolm). RBI -- Alleman (Boelens 4, Baumann 2, Barnett 2, Jess Pauley 2, DeWitt, Estes); Quincy (Wingerter 2, Bridgman). Records -- Alleman (11-4, 4-2)

Girls golf\u00a0

Lisbon 235, Midland 320

at Little Bear County Club

Medalist -- Ellie Meineke (Lisbon) 49

Lisbon -- Ellie Meineke 49, Emma Howard 60, Ryann Fall 63, Katelyn Decious 63

Midland -- Sydney Stender 55, Anna Roseland 74, Nicole Guenther 87, Kristine Agnitsch 104

Easton Valley 197, Calamus-Wheatland 198

Medalist -- Hannah Hamann (Calamus-Wheatland) 44

Easton Valley -- Nicole Zeimet 47, Kiley Peterson 49, Lexi Theisen 50, Kalli Miller 51

Calamus-Wheatland -- Hannah Hamann 44, Hannah Garland 50, Sarah Garland 51, Brianna Williams 53

Boys golf

Midland 193, Lisbon 195

at Little Bear County Club

Medalist -- Keegan Brayton (Lisbon) 45

Midland -- Peyton Rupp 46, Carson Rupp 46, Connor Harms 47, Carter Mohr 54

Lisbon -- Keegan Brayton 45, Traysen Schaefer 48, Conner Miller 49, Max Abodeely 53

Easton Valley 172,\u00a0Calamus-Wheatland 187

Medalist -- Kyle Petersen (Easton Valley), Carson McNeil (Easton Valley), 42

Easton Valley -- Kyle Petersen 42, Carson McNeil 42, Liam Bauer 43, Lucas Miller 45

Calamus-Wheatland -- Hunter Lawson 44, Tyler Rowold 46, Kale Whitman 48, Jacob Looney 49

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It\u2019s tough enough to beat a quality team like Bettendorf straight up, but Davenport Central found out the hard way Friday night what happens when you also throw the Bulldogs some bones.

The Bulldogs jumped on two defensive lapses by the Blue Devils to score goals that were part of an eventual 4-0 victory in Mississippi Athletic Conference action at Brady Street Stadium.

Bettendorf (5-0, 5-0 MAC) did control the possession and tempo of the game to remain on top of the conference standings. The Bulldogs outshot the hosts 13-6 for the game, including 11-0 in the first half.

The Bulldogs also reach the mid-point of the MAC slate with wins over top-tier teams Muscatine, Davenport Assumption, Burlington and the Blue Devils (6-4, 3-2). Bettendorf\u2019s last major hurdle in the MAC should be a home contest against Pleasant Valley on May 2.

It didn\u2019t take long for Bettendorf to get on top, grabbing a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute. From close to 40 yards out, Dawson Gamble sent a free kick right in front of goal that junior Brant Mueller headed home from just six yards out.

\u201cDawson, my gosh, you could not have placed it any better,\u201d Mueller said of the pass.

Just 10 minutes later, Joey Parker sent in another free kick almost from the same distance that Mueller got his head on from roughly 10 yards out. Although this time, his attempt just went wide of the left post.

\u201cWe have guys that set up great opportunities,\u201d Mueller said of his teammates\u2019 passing effort. \u201cAll I have to do is get my head on it.\u201d

Central coach Sean Harkness thought his team was still in the game despite being down 1-0 almost the entire first half. Where things got away from the home team was the last two minutes of the first half.

First, a poor clearance attempt by a Blue Devils defender just 10 yards in front of Central\u2019s goal allowed the Dogs\u2019 Zach Elias to blast home the loose ball past keeper Damien Burtle to make it 2-0 with just 1 minute, 30 seconds left in the half.

A mere 75 seconds later, Bettendorf junior Dustin Harris smoked a shot from 30 yards out while almost in a full sprint. The laser got over the head of Burtle into the top right corner.

A close game was now suddenly a 3-0 lead for the Bulldogs at the break.

\u201cWe packaged them and gifted them a couple of goals,\u201d Harkness said. \u201cWe deserved to be 1-0 at half and then we kind of submarined ourselves. The guys knew it and they were frustrated but that comes with learning and this is where you have to learn from this. (Bettendorf) is a quality team and when you make mistakes like that, they get goals.\u201d

The Bulldogs final tally of the evening came in the 67th minute when another poor clearance by the Blue Devils near their own goal led to Justin Wehr taking advantage by heading home a shot that was not seriously challenged.

\u201cConstant pressure the whole game and when you do that, things happen,\u201d Mueller said of the team taking advantage of Central\u2019s mistakes. \u201cWe have a group of guys that love to pressure and love to get up in your face. That\u2019s what we preach, get up, get after it and make (the opponents) go backwards.\u201d

Burtle did finish with eight saves while Bettendorf keeper Sam Murphy had to just make three stops.

For the Blue Devils, it was the end of a tough week that saw Central fall to Pleasant Valley, 3-0, on Monday before the Bulldogs left Brady Street with a convincing win. Harkness said he told his team to keep things in perspective.

\u201cI am proud of the effort and the way we played and we still have five or six games to get it right,\u201d he said. \u201cOther than these two games (PV and Bettendorf), it is two games out of 15-16 games and we are still having a heck of season. I think we can build momentum toward the end of the season and the guys are not afraid of playing those teams again.\u201d

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Put those brooms back in the cupboard.

Sam Warning scored with 15.2 seconds left in overtime to give the Quad-City Mallards a 3-2 win over the Fort Wayne Komets, extending the season for at least one more night.

The Mallards host the Komets in Game 5 of their first-round Kelly Cup Playoff matchup at the iWireless Center tonight at 7:05 p.m.

\"To be honest, I didn't know how much time was left in the overtime period,\" Warning said. \"We believe in this locker room and I think everybody, the fans and everybody in this community are behind us so we feel really supported. It was a great win but we've got to move on to (tonight).\"

It's the first playoff win for the Mallards since April 25, 2015, snapping a nine-game postseason losing streak. It also snaps a six-game losing streak for the current team. The relief on some of the faces was evident as music came pumping out of the locker room for the first time since April Fool's Day.

\"It feels pretty good. Monkey's off the back,\" said head coach Phil Axtell, who collected the first playoff win of his career. \"It only takes one to get things going and I think we've got the group to do it. We never quit and I don't think we're going to quit (tonight). We're going to show up and play just as hard as we did tonight and hopefully we have a similar outcome.\"

Coming off a heart-breaking overtime loss in Game 3, the Mallards showed their fight from the start. Josh MacDonald gave the Mallards a 1-0 lead just 31 seconds in, sending a shot through a screen past Pat Nagle. The Mallards have scored the first goal in three of the four games this series, and took a 2-0 lead in the second period on a goal from Mike Wilson.

But the Komets, like they have all series, came roaring back.

Jason Binkley got Fort Wayne on the board, pouncing on an open look at 4:46 in the second period, then Jamie Schaafsma tied the game on a power play at 9;29. But the Mallards killed off a penalty that immediately followed, and kept the play even the rest of the way.

C.J. Motte was finally rewarded with his first career playoff win after his efforts went for naught in the first three games. The Mallards goaltender made 36 saves, and like he did in Game 3 to force overtime, was at his best in the closing moments of regulation, stopping Shawn Szydlowski's quality look from the slot.

\"Just trying to keep my team in the game, trying to give us a chance to win the game,\" Motte said. \"Even in the closing seconds, I'm just focused on the next shot. I saved the last one, all right, where's the next one coming from?\"

Overtime went back and forth, with the Komets content to just put the puck on the net and force Motte to make the save, while the Mallards looked for the perfect shot to end it.

Though Warning's goal was clearly the biggest play on the scoreboard, it wouldn't have happened without the play of Chris Leibinger. The defenseman just joined the Mallards last month out of Michigan Tech University, but was strong on his stick to keep a clear attempt in the Fort Wayne zone. He fed the puck to Brady Brassart, whose shot rebounded to Warning for the goal.

\"There's nothing too hard to say about it, just simple hockey, keep it simple out there and do the small things,\" Warning said. \"(Leibinger's) an old college boy so he's been working out, skating pretty tough in college. He's a well-conditioned player right now and he's playing well for us.\"

Now the weary Mallards are faced with another elimination game tonight. With less than 24 hours to recover, the task is just as daunting, but this team has seemed to always play at its best with its backs against the wall, and the Mallards showed Friday night they'll definitely fight until the very end.

\"We do what we did today,\" Axtell said. \"Try to win every shift, every period. Hopefully we'll win another game.\"

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The Rock Island ABC Invitational is a meet that has has something for everyone\u00a0\u2014 including a weightmen\u2019s relay, where the top three placing teams get cake.

But what it also has before conference and sectional season sets in is perhaps the toughest regular season competition these teams will see all year.

Geneseo was the top local finisher Friday, taking fourth place with 157 points despite facing schools easily double its 830 students.

\u201cI know we didn\u2019t score as many points as we hoped for in the field events, but I have had the chance to watch the running events and we had a really good night,\u201d said Geneseo coach Don Fredericks. \u201cThis is a great field of teams. There\u2019s a plethora of athletes that will be wearing all-state medals when the state meet is concluded.\u201d

Quite possibly a few Maple Leafs.

Geneseo's\u00a0Reed Vanderheyden took first in the 300 meter hurdles and the Leafs won the 1,600 and 3,200 relays while competing against teams mostly in Class 3A. The Leafs also got a second from Sam Thomas in the A shot put.

\u201cThis was an opportunity for us to step up with the big dogs and see if we could bark with them,\" Fredericks added.

United Township was the next top local placer, taking fifth overall.

\u201cWe had several great performances. A lot of solid performances,\u201d said coach Evan Holschbach. \u201cOther than sectionals, this is biggest meet for us during the year in terms of challenging competition because every event, every division has multiple really talented kids in it.\u201d

Holschbach liked what he got from Eddie Sierra-Lee, who took first in the pole vault by clearing 13 feet, and high jumper Logan Randall, who won the C Division with a 6-0 leap, which could have earned him a tie for A Division first place.

\u201cIt\u2019s his first week back after an ankle injury,\u201d Holschbach said. \u201cIt was a PR for him.

\u201cLee\u2019s had two hard weeks and he cleared 13-0 to win the A and then had two good attempts at 14-0 which would have put him in the top seven or eight in the state, so that\u2019s a great spot.\u201d

UT\u2019s Jean-Luc Soglohun took second in both the triple jump and long jump, even though he came in No. 2 in the Midwest for both events.

He was beaten in the long jump by Rock Island\u2019s Casey Commodore, who was also a part of the winning 400 relay team for the Rocks.

But Commodore clearly favored and savored his win in the long jump, where he traveled 22 feet, 9 inches, edging Soglohun by one and a half inches.

\u201cWe always go at it,\u201d Commodore said. \u201cWe always talk on and off the track. Once I saw on Twitter that he got 23 (feet in Galesburg last week), I told him \u2018Why don\u2019t you come to my house and I am going to take you then.\u2019 So I was blessed when I took it, 22-9 is a (personal record) by 13 inches.\u201d

The familiar long jumping pit did help him, said Commodore, a three-sport starter for Rock Island.

\u201cI did feel a little bit of tightness with my 4 by 100 but I am going to get ready and I am feeling really hyped. I was so happy.\u201d

Also pretty happy was Alleman\u2019s Spencer Smith who won the 3,200 and closed at a blistering pace in the 1,600 to take second.

\u201cIt\u2019s definitely really tough (competition) and it\u2019s great right before conference to be coming around finally and doing good,\u201d Smith said. \u201cThere\u2019s definitely a lot of good competition and they ran really hard. It was a great race by everyone really.\u201d

Smith helped boost the Pioneers into ninth.

\u201cIt\u2019s great right before conference and sectionals and state. It\u2019s coming down to the final stages. We just got to work on the little things now,\u201d he said.

Rock Island got two individual wins from Courtney Lindsey, who lost his undefeated streak in the 100 last week at Homewood, in the 100 and 200. Homewood-Flossmoor won the event Friday.

\u201cI think I came out of the box better in the 200,\u201d he said. \u201cIt was a good amount of competition here,\u201d he added. \u201cBut like I said, I can always get stronger.\u201d

Moline got a first from Jon Moore in the high jump.

\"We had a lot of PRs today,\" Moline coach Tauwon Taylor said. \"From here on out, playtime is almost over. Time to get that focus on for conference.\"

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IOWA CITY\u00a0\u2014 Jake Gervase doesn\u2019t believe he won a starting job in the Iowa secondary Friday night.

He certainly didn\u2019t hurt his chances, though.

Working to step in at free safety following the ACL tear which has sidelined returning starter Brandon Snyder indefinitely, the junior from Davenport Assumption intercepted three passes during the Hawkeyes\u2019 spring game.

\u201cNothing\u2019s guaranteed. I\u2019m out there working as hard as I can. We all are,\u2019\u2019 Gervase said. \u201cThe first game is a long ways away yet and so the work has to continue. I\u2019m looking at it that way and I\u2019m sure I\u2019m not alone.\u2019\u2019

Playing in front of an estimated crowd of 16,500 at Kinnick Stadium, Gervase played a role in all three touchdowns that were scored in the game.

He set two of them up with interception returns and he scored one himself, picking off a Tyler Wiegers pass and returning it 41 yards.

Gervase returned a Wiegers pick to the nine-yard line during the first quarter, setting up a 2-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Stanley to Devonte Young.

In the second half, he intercepted Stanley and returned that ball to the 24-yard line, five plays before Toren Young scored on a 14-yard run.

\u201cIt was fun being out there, making plays. That was the first time I\u2019ve picked off a pass at Kinnick,\u2019\u2019 Gervase said. \u201cBut, it\u2019s spring. Coach (Phil) Parker had us in the right spots, the guys up front were able to pressure the quarterback and I was in the right spot at the right time to make a play. That\u2019s our job.\u2019\u2019

He took as much satisfaction in stopping Toks Akinribade short of a first down on a third-and-one play in the second half.

\u201cWhen you\u2019re a safety, making plays like that in the run game is always good,\u2019\u2019 Gervase said. \u201cIt was a pretty good night.\u2019\u2019

Gervase was one of a handful of players with standout performances in a typically rough-around-edges spring game which concluded Iowa\u2019s 15 spring practices.

\u201cIt looked like he had the script, the way he was picking off those passes,\u2019\u2019 coach Kirk Ferentz said, singling out the effort of Gervase and Young, a redshirt freshman running back who displayed a physical approach as he gained 90 yards on 17 carries.

\u201cThose two did some good things,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cThey stood out.\u2019\u2019

Wiegers and Stanley illustrated the growth that remains for an offense working to learn a new system while also dealing with the absence of several key components.

A junior, Wiegers completed 12-of-18 passes for 104 yards while Stanley connected on 6-of-15 attempts for 16 yards.

They will continue to compete into fall camp, as will Gervase.

He joins Amani Hooker and Noah Clayberg in working to fill the void created by the loss of Snyder, Iowa\u2019s third-leading tackler last season from a position that is also responsible for calling signals in the back end of the Hawkeye defense.

\u201cHooker is a tough kid and a good athlete and Clayberg, he\u2019s only been with us a few days (after shifting from running back) but he\u2019s got some talent as well,\u2019\u2019 Gervase said. \u201cWe\u2019ll keep pushing each other to get better all summer and into the fall and that\u2019s good for all of us.\u2019\u2019

Ferentz said the group has held its own since Snyder was injured a little over two weeks ago.

\u201cIt looks like we\u2019ve had some guys step up and help us out and that\u2019s what you hope to see,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said.

Gervase, who moved onto the depth chart at free safety at the same time Snyder did a year ago, said that is the reality of things.

\u201cIt was tough to see him go down. He\u2019s a great guy and has worked his butt off to become the player he is, but it\u2019s next man in,\u2019\u2019 Gervase said. \u201cHe\u2019d want that. He\u2019d want the best from us and I know that\u2019s what I\u2019m trying to give. I\u2019m putting everything I have into it.\u2019\u2019

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Ferentz saw expected struggles

IOWA CITY\u00a0\u2014 Only 15 practices into work with a new offense, Kirk Ferentz wasn\u2019t surprised with Iowa football team\u2019s struggles to move the ball Friday during the Hawkeyes\u2019 spring game.

He didn\u2019t even mind the three interceptions thrown by Hawkeye quarterbacks.

\u201cWe\u2019ve never looked very pretty in the spring. To me, that\u2019s just part of spring practices. If we look the same on August 30th, then I\u2019ll be a little concerned,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said following Iowa\u2019s first-ever spring finale played under the lights at Kinnick Stadium.

Things were a little patched together before the first snap.

Senior running back Akrum Wadley did practice fielding punts this spring, but he didn\u2019t get tackled once.

Receiver Matt VandeBerg continues to work his way back from a foot injury and a second starter at the position, Jerminic Smith, is working to get his academic priorities back up to team standards.

Couple all of that, including the need to find a starting quarterback and the adjustment to new terminology and Ferentz had no expectations of a well-oiled machine.

\u201cIt\u2019s a combination of a lot of things, but I do feel like we\u2019ve made some progress,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cThe key will be to build on that into the summer and once the guys get back here in August for fall camp.\u2019\u2019

Ferentz said the absences did provide the Hawkeyes with a chance to build some depth.

\u201cThat\u2019s always been important for us at this time of year and I feel like we accomplished that,\u2019\u2019 he said.

ANOTHER OPTION: Five tight ends\u00a0\u2014 Noah Fant, Jon Wisnieski, T.J. Hockenson Shaun Beyer and Drew Cook \u2014 were among Hawkeyes who caught passes Friday.

Iowa ran several multiple tight end sets and Fant said that look is among changes in an evolving Hawkeye game plan.

\u201cWe have the guys to do it, guys who can make plays,\u2019\u2019 Fant said. \u201cPutting the tight ends to use is part of what we hope to do this year.\u2019\u2019

GOLD STANDARD: Rewarded for interceptions, stops and three and outs, the Iowa defense dubbed the Gold team \u201cwon\u2019\u2019 the spring game on the scoreboard 63-47.

\u201cWe have a decent amount of experience on our side of the ball and we\u2019ve had a good spring as a group,\u2019\u2019 free safety Jake Gervase said. \u201cWe\u2019re making progress.\u2019\u2019

RETURNS: Wadley welcomes the chance to return punts and kicks if needed and Ferentz said Iowa may well give its senior running back that chance.

\u201cWe\u2019ll do what we need to do to get our best guys on the field,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said.

Wadley said he returned both kicks and punts in high school and doesn\u2019t mind the chance to follow Desmond King into helping Iowa in that area as a senior.

\u201cI\u2019m ready,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cI\u2019m ready. I\u2019m looking forward to it. I\u2019ve worked on it all spring.\u2019\u2019

RUNNING HARD: Toren Young demonstrated his abilities as a physical runner in gaining 90 yards on 17 carries, an effort that impressed Ferentz.

\u201cHe showed a lot of energy and toughness and he\u2019s been doing that all spring when we\u2019ve been out in pads,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cIn shorts, not so much, but I don\u2019t think we\u2019re going to need to play many games in shorts.\u2019\u2019

Ferentz said both Young and Toks Akinribade have shown growth as backup options to Wadley.

\u201cWe\u2019ve gained ground there,\u2019\u2019 he said.

UPS AND DOWNS: The inconsistent play at quarterback on Friday has been the norm this spring for Iowa as Tyler Wiegers and Nathan Stanley compete for the starting job.

\u201cBoth guys have gone back and forth, had good days and bad,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cWe\u2019re looking for that consistency. They\u2019re both better players now than they were a year ago, but we\u2019re looking for somebody to take that next step when they get back here in August.\u2019\u2019

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On Halfway to Halloween Night, some of the fans came to the ballpark dressed as zombies and witches.

The Quad-Cities River Bandits fell back on the same costume they\u2019ve been wearing all week. They came as the hottest team in the Midwest League.

They didn\u2019t quite pile up runs the way they had in previous games this week but they did more than enough to extend their winning streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over the Clinton LumberKings on Friday night at Modern Woodmen Park.

This one was more a product of dominant pitching as Brett Adcock and Edgardo Sandoval combined to allow only four baserunners and just two hits, none after the third inning.

Manager Russ Steinhorn\u2019s one-word description of their work was \u201cfantastic.\u2019\u2019

\u201cAdcock was great and Sandoval was lights out \u2026\u2019\u2019 Steinhorn said. \u201cWhen you\u2019ve been hitting the ball the way we have this week, the pitching gets overlooked but our pitching has been really good all week, too.\u2019\u2019

Sandoval was especially impressive. In 4 1/3 innings of relief work, the 20-year-old Panama native permitted just one baserunner and that was on an eighth-inning error. He only allowed two balls to be hit out of the infield.

\u201cThis is the first time I felt like that,\u2019\u2019 said Sandoval, who allowed six earned runs in eight previous innings this season. \u201cThe last time I pitched, the weather affected me a little bit. Today I forgot about the weather and just focused on pitching. This is the day I felt the best so far.\u2019\u2019

The Bandits (9-6) did continue to hit home runs. Spencer Johnson clubbed a solo shot in the second inning and after Clinton go tits only run in the third, newcomer Marcos Almonte gave Quad-Cities the lead again with a two-run blast in the fifth.

Taylor Jones got new life to open the inning when catcher Yojhan Quevedo dropped a foul pop-up. Jones was hit by the next pitch and was standing on first when Almonte reached out and swatted a high, outside fastball over the fence down the right-field line.

Almonte, a 169-pound utility man who has been batting ninth, has clubbed three homers in just four games since being assigned to the Bandits.

As a team, they have 16 homers during the current five-game winning streak and their season total of 23 leads all of minor league baseball. They have 37 extra-base hits during the streak.

\u201cThis week has been crazy,\u2019\u2019 Almonte admitted. \u201cIn the first couple of games we didn\u2019t hit the ball well but now everybody is hitting the ball, seeing the ball good. I just got called up a couple of days ago and I\u2019ve already got three home runs. I\u2019m seeing the ball good.

\u201cWe just need to keep playing good defense so we can win ballgames.\u2019\u2019

Steinhorn admitted he doesn\u2019t expect his team to continue bashing the ball out of the park at this pace, but he thinks it will continue to win.

\u201cI don\u2019t see why not,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cWe have a lot of talent on this team and we have guys who can do a little bit of everything.\u2019\u2019

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Brittni and Brandi LaFountaine are a contrast in personalities.

The senior Brittni is self-admittedly quiet, while the sophomore Brandi is much more vocal and emotional.

It's that difference that makes the pair an effective duo for the United Township softball team. If the emotions get too high for Brandi in the circle, Brittni can come out from behind the plate, lift up her catcher's mask, and give her sister some words of encouragement.

\"She knows me pretty well and if you really know me I do get pretty angry with myself sometimes but I\u2019ve been working on that,\" Brandi said. \"She knows how to act with me when I\u2019m not doing well, she knows how to calm me down, let me know that I\u2019m doing good and to not worry about it.\"

The LaFountaine sisters have been enjoying their time together on varsity the past two seasons and have helped spur the Panthers to a tie with Rock Island for first place in the Western Big Six. The Panthers host Galesburg in a doubleheader today.

Both have adopted unfamiliar positions, taken on big responsibilities, and both are going to continue playing at the Division-I level as teammates. Brittni signed to play with Illinois State on Thursday and Brandi committed to Melinda Fischer's Redbirds last Halloween.

\"It\u2019s very exciting,\" Brittni said. \"I\u2019ve been playing softball my whole life and getting a chance to play D-I softball is a dream of mine.\"

Brittni and Brandi played for the Quad-City Firebirds ASA team growing up, coached by their father, Rich LaFountaine. Brittni didn't catch in high school until her sophomore year, playing first base for the Panthers as a freshman. When the spot opened up, Brittni was willing to give it a try.

It took a little time to acclimate, but she's really grown into the position, especially behind the plate and with managing the team defense.

\"Just the growth in that area alone is unbelievable. I don't think I've had a kid grow in one spot and be willing to do it as much as she has,\" UT coach John Alonzo said. \"This year, especially, we've seen from the beginning of the year to where we are now ... her starting to communicate better with the defense and taking charge. We are very good at getting lead runners and a lot of that is attributed to her.\"\u00a0

This season, Brittni is\u00a0leading the team with a .415 average and is second with 13 RBIs. Getting the chance to be a leader on the field has also helped the naturally quiet Brittni find her voice.

\"I think I\u2019ve grown out of that a lot in the last four years. I\u2019m not afraid to yell anymore, everyone\u2019s watching you to see what you do and I\u2019ve gotten over that fear mostly,\" she said. \"I found a position I love and I get to play the sport I love and it helped me become a better person and that\u2019s what sports are all about.\"

Brandi, like Brittni, isn't playing her first position with the Panthers. She's played mainly shortstop with the Firebirds, but with all-stater Kaitlyn Markin entrenched at the position, Brandi has been playing outfield and pitcher for UT.

She had some experience in the circle and started taking lessons in eighth grade to prepare for the varsity level. She has continued to develop, currently 4-3 with a 4.49 ERA, and grabbed both wins in a sweep of Moline last week.

\"I love being able to catch her and watch the ball move and see all the amazing things she\u2019s accomplished,\" Brittni said. \"She\u2019s played well in some pretty big games and it\u2019s been nice to share that with her.\"

Brandi isn't the only pitcher Brittni has helped develop. Alonzo has been pleased with how all of his pitchers have performed this season, and he attributed much of that to his senior catcher.

\"They all have confidence in her. They know if they don\u2019t execute the pitch properly Britt can block it, she\u2019s got a strong arm,\" he said. \"We don\u2019t have a ton of teams that try to steal on us, she\u2019s picked off baserunners. I think it\u2019s the confidence they have in her to know whatever they throw, she\u2019s going to handle it.\"

While Brittni is getting ready to go off to college, Brandi still has two years of high school left. Committing early and also knowing this year won't be her last with her big sister has taken plenty of pressure off for the rest of her high school career.

\"It was a factor of my decision,\" Brandi said. \"I didn\u2019t want people to think it was the easy way out, going there because Brittni was there but I fell in love with the school and the program and the coaches, I love the coaches. And knowing she\u2019s there when I get there will make it easier for me and we\u2019ll be able to play together again.\"

As for the present, the Panthers are hoping for a special season. UT has won two straight regional titles, but a Western Big Six title has eluded them. They're well positioned to win their first since 2010 and have already swept last year's co-champions Alleman and Moline.

\"With my group, we\u2019ve had the talent to do it the last four years we just haven\u2019t pulled through,\" Brittni said. \"I think this year is the year we\u2019ll do it and it will be nice to share it with everybody.\"

Getting a chance to send the senior class, and particularly her big sister out with a conference title adds something extra.

\"I'm doing this for the seniors, I'm putting all my heart into every game for the seniors to get this conference (title) because it's huge,\" Brandi said. \"For Brittni able to go out in her senior year with a boom ... to be able to do it with her, to look back, tell our family about it, tell our kids about it, will be amazing.\"

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The Quad-City Mallards find themselves in a familiar, if not surprising scenario.

For the second year in a row the Mallards are facing a first-round sweep, down 0-3 against the Fort Wayne Komets.

\"It's not fun not winning a game in the playoffs,\" forward Brady Brassart said. \"Last year sucked, four games and you're gone.\"

Whereas last year, when expectations were low for the eighth-seeded Mallards taking on top-seeded and regular season champion Missouri Mavericks, this series looked like it had the makings for anything but a sweep.

The Mallards had the sixth-best record in the Western Conference, the Komets the fourth-best, and Quad-City had shown capable of being competitive this season with Fort Wayne, going 4-8-0, including winning three straight games midway through the season.

The playoff series has also been close, at least on the scoreboard, with two games decided by one goal, including Game 3 in overtime.

\"We should be confident, we\u2019re playing these guys, these are tight games,\" captain Chris Francis said. \"We\u2019re not getting blown out by any means so I don\u2019t think we should be worried. We\u2019ve just got to come in and play like there\u2019s no tomorrow because there is no tomorrow now.\"

Simply put, the Mallards are battling a very good team in Fort Wayne. The Komets compiled 98 points, fourth-best in the entire league, and to beat a team that good, the Mallards have to play at their best, and also get some bounces.

So far in the series, the bounces have gone more Fort Wayne's way than Quad-City's.

\"For us to get the bounces, we need to keep doing what we're doing. If we can play like we did tonight, we definitely have a shot to win on Friday and that's all that matters,\" forward Grant Arnold said. \"I think it helps we have a day off between games so we can regroup, get this loss out of our minds and come out Friday and do the same thing we did (Wednesday).\"

At least the Mallards aren't battling league history, too. The Cincinnati Cyclones fell down 0-3 in the 2010 American Conference Finals to the Reading Royals before winning the series in seven games.

The Cyclones went on to win the Kelly Cup that season.

Two other times a team has come back from a 0-3 series hole to at least force a Game 7. It can be done.

\"We've been resilient all year, we've bounced back,\" head coach Phil Axtell said. \"They've won five in a row (against us) now, so it's our turn to win four in a row.\"

The team has shown the ability to go on such a streak, winning eight games in a row earlier this season. Now it just has to win half that.

Game 3 was the Mallards' best game of the series, and to start the long, grueling climb, the team has to commit to what worked Wednesday night.

\"Ax put it on the board, get pucks deep and commit to playing for each other and buying into the system. That's what we did,\" Arnold said. \"In our minds, we've got to win one game. If we win Friday, we move on and we keep grinding. We're not looking at it like we've got to win four games, it's one game and it's do or die on Friday. We've got to play the first period like it's our last and we'll have to do that throughout the game.\"

There are also things that have to be rectified. They have to shut down Mike Cazzola, who has three goals in this series and nine in his last 10 games. The Mallards also have to be better in front of their own net, which was what Fort Wayne took advantage of in Game 3.

\"We just had a net-front presence, throwing pucks at the net and when (Mallards goaltender C.J. Motte) is in the zone, he\u2019s playing so well this series, that\u2019s basically what you\u2019ve got to do,\" Fort Wayne coach Gary Graham said. \"All the goals had a similar philosophy to them, we had a guy around the net.\"\u00a0

Perhaps most frustrating has been that C.J. Motte has been the Mallards' best player this series, but has yet to get a win.

His numbers aren't stellar\u00a0\u2014 3.72 goals against average and .899 save percentage\u00a0\u2014 but they don't tell the whole story, as he has kept every game well within striking distance for his team, which just hasn't been able to capitalize.

\"It\u2019s frustrating for us too because he\u2019s been such a big part of this team the whole year,\" Francis said. \"He\u2019s won a lot of games for us this year when we haven\u2019t really been at our best. Right now, he\u2019s playing unbelievable and we\u2019re not getting the job done for him. Without him, the game could be a lot different. We\u2019ve just got to bounce back.

\"It\u2019s do or die. We\u2019ve got to lay everything on the line. We might come out with a broken hand or something but you\u2019ve got to do whatever it takes to get the job done because we\u2019re in a hole.\"

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The Drake Relays are April 27-29 at Drake Stadium. Iowa high school athletes had until 11:59 p.m. Thursday to qualify for this year\u2019s event.

Here is the state leader and a list of locals who tentatively qualify in each event. Times and distances are taken off of QuikStats and/or what has been reported to the Quad-City Times as of Friday, April 21 at 1:45 a.m.

The official qualifiers and lane assignments will be released Saturday afternoon.

Note: The 200, 400 and distance medley (girls)/sprint medley (boys) relays aren\u2019t contested at the Drake Relays.

Girls

100 METERS (32 entries)

Time/day: Prelims -- 8:31 a.m. Friday, April 28; final -- 1:33 p.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff: 12.82

Projected cutoff: 12.74

State leader: Kerris Roberts, Waterloo East, 12.04

Locals in top 32: T14. Jasmine Harris, Assumption, 12.57; T23. Amaria Kirby, Pleasant Valley, 12.64; T28. Carly King, Assumption, 12.68

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100 HURDLES (32 entries)

Time/day:\u00a0Prelims -- 8 a.m. Friday, April 28; final -- 11:01 a.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff: 16.05

Projected cutoff:\u00a015.82

State leader: Valerie Welch, Iowa City West, 14.34

Locals in top 32: 6. Ellie Spelhaug, Pleasant Valley, 15.16; T9. Erica Loussaert, North Scott, 15.36; 16. Janey Saunders, Maquoketa, 15.51

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400 HURDLES (16 entries)

Time/day: 1:25 p.m., Saturday, April 29

2016 cutoff:\u00a01:05.64 (that was for eight qualifiers. Field has been expanded to 16)

Projected cutoff:\u00a01:06.99

State leader:\u00a0Payton Wensel, Linn-Mar, 1:01.52

Locals in top 16: 4. Addie Swanson, Pleasant Valley, 1:04.76

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800 METERS (16 entries)

Time/day:\u00a02:48 p.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff:\u00a02:19.08

Projected cutoff:\u00a02:20.03

State leader:\u00a0Joy Ripslinger, Assumption, 2:09.84

Other locals in top 16: 12. Julia Schumacher, Assumption, 2:18.96; 15. Julia Campbell, Central DeWitt, 2:19.34

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1,500 METERS (21 entries)

Time/day:\u00a012:45 p.m., Saturday, April 29

2016 cutoff:\u00a04:54.11

Projected cutoff:\u00a04:55.86

State leader: Joy Ripslinger, Assumption, 4:35.52

Other locals in top 21: none

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3,000 METERS (21 entries)

Time/day:\u00a06:10 p.m., Thursday, April 27

2016 cutoff:\u00a010:36.98

Projected cutoff:\u00a010:45.61

State leader:\u00a0Marie Hostetler, Mid-Prairie, 10:03.20

Locals in top 21: 3. Joy Ripslinger, Assumption, 10:19.37; 16. Trinity Borland, Bettendorf, 10:41.34; 21. Camryn Reeg, Bellevue, 10:45.61

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LONG JUMP (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a05 p.m., Thursday, April 27

2016 cutoff:\u00a017-0

Projected cutoff:\u00a016-10 1/2

State leader: Darby Thomas, Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln, 19-1 1/4

Locals in top 24: 8. Erin McQuillen, Bettendorf, 17-6; T13. Lani Hillard, Louisa-Muscatine, 17-4

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HIGH JUMP (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a09:45 a.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff:\u00a05-3

Projected cutoff:\u00a05-3

State leaders: Eight girls tied at 5-6, including North Scott's Erica Loussaert

Locals in top 24:\u00a0T9. Darby Hawtrey, North Cedar, 5-5; T24. Becca Schroeder, Bellevue, 5-3

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DISCUS (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a04 p.m., Thursday, April 27

2016 cutoff:\u00a0122-7

Projected cutoff:\u00a0121-10 1/2

State leader:\u00a0Anna Hoyman, Indianola, 144-11

Locals in top 24:\u00a07. Kayla Slowick, North Scott, 130-5 1/2; 15. Jamie Kofron, Tipton, 124-2 1/2

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SHOT PUT (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a08:30 a.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff:\u00a038-11

Projected cutoff:\u00a039-0

State leader: Kat Moody, Waukee, 47-0 3/4

Locals in top 24:\u00a06. Courtney Schnoor, Camanche, 41-8 1/2; 7. Jamie Kofron, Tipton, 41-7 1/2; 11. Libertie Uppena, Midland, 41-0; T20. Lea Grady, Davenport Central, 39-3 1/2; T20. Nicole Sander, North Cedar, 39-3 1/2

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400 RELAY (80 entries)

Time/day:\u00a0Prelims -- 5:10 p.m., Friday, April 28; final -- 3:35 p.m., Saturday, April 29

2016 cutoff:\u00a052.41

Projected cutoff:\u00a052.45

State leader:\u00a0Waterloo East, 48.42

Locals in top 80: 3. Pleasant Valley, 49.36; T8. Bettendorf, 49.85; 17. Assumption, 50.53; 26. Davenport Central, 51.01; 56. North Cedar, 51.83; 58. Muscatine, 51.94

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800 RELAY (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a012:38 p.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff:\u00a01:46.78

Projected cutoff:\u00a01:47.70

State leader:\u00a0Assumption, 1:43.34

Other locals in top 24: 5. Pleasant Valley, 1:44.41; 13. Bettendorf, 1:45.95

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1,600 RELAY (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a0Prelims -- 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 28; final: 4:15 p.m., Saturday, April 29

2016 cutoff:\u00a04:07.84

Projected cutoff:\u00a04:08.79

State leader: Southeast Polk, 3:57.98

Locals in top 24: 2. Assumption, 3:59.94; 4. Pleasant Valley, 4:01.08; 8. North Cedar, 4:04.04; 10. Bettendorf, 4:04.46

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3,200 RELAY (16 entries)

Time/day:\u00a09:01 a.m., Saturday, April 29

2016 cutoff:\u00a09:41.02

Projected cutoff:\u00a09:49.67

State leader: Assumption, 9:32.17

Other locals in top 16: none

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SPRINT MEDLEY RELAY (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a010:24 a.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff:\u00a01:52.76

Projected cutoff:\u00a01:51.79

State leader:\u00a0Waukee, 1:47.25

Locals in top 24: 3. Assumption, 1:47.75; 5. Pleasant Valley, 1:48.99; 6. Bettendorf, 1:49.13; T20. North Cedar, 1:51.74

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SHUTTLE HURDLE RELAY (16 entries)

Time/day:\u00a012:10 p.m., Saturday, April 29

2016 cutoff:\u00a01:08.32

Projected cutoff:\u00a01:07.67

State leader:\u00a0Waukee, 1:01.26

Locals in top 16:\u00a04. Pleasant Valley, 1:06.56; 14. Maquoketa, 1:07.56

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100 METERS (32 entries)

Time/day:\u00a0Prelims -- 8:46 a.m., Friday, April 28; final -- 1:51 p.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff:\u00a011.12

Projected cutoff:\u00a011.05

State leader:\u00a0Ryan VanBaale, Ankeny Centennial, 10.56

Locals in top 32:\u00a08. Alphonso Soko, Muscatine, 10.90; T13. Tanner Iske, West Liberty, 10.96; 16. Terry Harris, Central DeWitt, 10.97; T20. Kevin Kurth, Davenport Central, 11.01; T20. Keshaun Baker, Pleasant Valley, 11.01

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110 HURDLES (32 entries)

Time/day:\u00a0Prelims -- 8:16 a.m., Friday, April 28; final -- 11:09 a.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff:\u00a015.16

Projected cutoff:\u00a015.24

State leader: Joah Banks, Cedar Rapids Prairie, 13.97

Locals in top 32: 21. Suni Lane, Bettendorf, 15.03

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400 HURDLES (16 entries)

Time/day:\u00a01:36 p.m., Saturday, April 29

2016 cutoff:\u00a054.55 (that was for eight qualifiers. Field has been doubled)

Projected cutoff:\u00a055.07

State leader: Nathan Hoy, Cedar Falls, 52.96

Locals in top 16: 11. Demari Nicholson, Bettendorf, 54.78; 15. Suni Lane, Bettendorf, 55.02

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800 METERS (top 16 qualify)\u00a0

Time/day:\u00a02:54 p.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff: 1:57.67

Projected cutoff:\u00a01:58.08

State leader: Matt Fraizer, Dowling Catholic, 1:54.53

Locals in top 16: 9. Tyler Olson, Muscatine, 1:57.04

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1,600 METERS (21 entries)

Time/day:\u00a012:52 p.m., Saturday, April 29

2016 cutoff:\u00a04:30.03

Projected cutoff: 4:29.42

State leader: Ryan Murphy, Linn-Mar, 4:19.73

Locals in top 21: 9. Konnor Sommer, Pleasant Valley, 4:26.48; 15. Mark Conway, Pleasant Valley, 4:27.64; 21. Anthony Pena, Pleasant Valley, 4:29.42

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3,200 METERS (21 entries)

Time/day:\u00a06:25 p.m., Thursday, April 27

2016 cutoff:\u00a09:49.47

Projected cutoff:\u00a09:48.34

State leader: Sam Schillinger, Cedar Falls, 9:18.11

Locals in top 21: 9. Konnor Sommer, Pleasant Valley, 9:38.41; 21. Anthony Pena, Pleasant Valley, 9:48.34

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LONG JUMP (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a09:30 a.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff:\u00a021-5

Projected cutoff:\u00a021-8 1/4

State leader: Trey Washington, Dallas Center-Grimes, 23-6 1/2

Locals in top 24: 2. Kevin Kurth, Davenport Central, 23-4 3/4; T8. DJ Mosley, Davenport West, 22-1; 12. Keshaun Baker, Pleasant Valley, 22-0 1/4; 19. Evan Reifert, Wilton, 21-10

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HIGH JUMP (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a04:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27

2016 cutoff: 6-4

Projected cutoff:\u00a06-4

State leader: J'von Harris, Oskaloosa, 6-10

Locals in top 24:\u00a0T3. Cole Moeller, Calamus-Wheatland, 6-8; T3. Braden Hoyer, Northeast, 6-8; T6. Axel Dondiego, Northeast, 6-7; T13. Noah Feldman, West Liberty, 6-5; T20. Suni Lane, Bettendorf, 6-4

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DISCUS (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a09 a.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff:\u00a0156-5

Projected cutoff:\u00a0158-0

State leader:\u00a0Tristan Wirfs, Mount Vernon, 195-2

Locals in top 24: 8. Cody Snyder, Pleasant Valley, 170-1; 9. Cole Webster, Bettendorf, 169-1; 17. Ty Oster, Bellevue, 162-8

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SHOT PUT (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a04:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27

2016 cutoff:\u00a052-0 1/2

Projected cutoff:\u00a052-8

State leaders:\u00a0Nick Phelps, Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central, 65-10 1/2; Tristan Wirfs, Mount Vernon, 65-10 1/2

Locals in top 24: 12. Cody Snyder, Pleasant Valley, 55-8; 13. Cole Webster, Bettendorf, 55-6

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400 RELAY (80 entries)

Time/day:\u00a0Prelims -- 6:05 p.m., Friday, April 28; final -- 3:40 p.m., Saturday, April 29

2016 cutoff:\u00a045.04

Projected cutoff:\u00a045.23

State leader: Davenport North, 42.45

Other locals in top 80: T19. Central DeWitt, 43.91; T24. Bettendorf, 44.06; T24. Pleasant Valley, 44.06; T40. Camanche, 44.67; 43. North Cedar, 44.69; 44. Davenport Central, 44.70; 48. Davenport West, 44.75; T51. Clinton, 44.78; T51. West Liberty, 44.78

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800 RELAY (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a012:50 p.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff:\u00a01:30.81

Projected cutoff:\u00a01:31.78

State leader: Western Dubuque, 1:28.31

Locals in top 24: 3. Davenport North, 1:29.10; 19. Bettendorf, 1:31.16

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1,600 RELAY (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a0Prelims -- 8:50 p.m., Friday, April 28; final -- 4:22 p.m., Saturday, April 29

2016 cutoff:\u00a03:26.77

Projected cutoff:\u00a03:26.70

State leader: Waukee, 3:20.84

Locals in top 24: 16. Bettendorf, 3:25.73; 24. Clinton, 3:26.70

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3,200 RELAY (16 entries)

Time/day:\u00a09:16 a.m., Saturday, April 29

2016 cutoff:\u00a08:10.15

Projected cutoff: 8:16.40

State leader: Dowling Catholic, 7:57.62

Locals in top 16: 7. Pleasant Valley, 8:08.32

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1,600 MEDLEY RELAY (24 entries)

Time/day:\u00a010:37 a.m., Friday, April 28

2016 cutoff:\u00a03:37.60

Projected cutoff:\u00a03:38.11

State leader: Dowling Catholic, 3:32.34

Locals in top 24: 8. Pleasant Valley, 3:34.89; 19. Bettendorf, 3:37.35; 24. Central DeWitt, 3:38.11

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SHUTTLE HURDLE RELAY (16 entries)

Time/day:\u00a012:15 p.m., Saturday, April 29

2016 cutoff:\u00a059.06

Projected cutoff: 59.68

State leader:\u00a0Ankeny Centennial, 56.44

Locals in top 16: none

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