COMMUNITY: How They're Doing

Catching up with former area preps

JR Ogden
Published: March 7 2014 | 12:50 pm - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 9:17 am in

A look at former Eastern Iowa high school athletes and what they are doing now:

Iowa colleges — Northern Iowa junior Max Martino of Cedar Rapids (Kennedy) earned second-team Missouri Valley Conference scholar-athlete honors last week. He has a 3.83 GPA in physchology and economics ... Niles Eckermann of Cosgrove (Clear Creek Amana) and Ryan Kunkel of Solon are members of the Central men’s basketball team that qualified for the NCAA III men’s basketball tournament ... Jordan Burns of Cedar Rapids (Prairie) is a member of the Central men’s track and field team, along with Kody Dailey and Dan Roemerman of Iowa City (City High), Landon Coker and Austin Witt of Washington, Iowa, and Jaemin Powell of Wellman (Mid-Prairie) ... Cedar Rapids’ Sydney Galligan (Xavier), Kristen Winter (Xavier), Katie Wieland (Prairie) and Brooke Stauffer (Jefferson) are members of the Luther softball team, along with Alise Miller and Lauren Larson of Iowa City (West) and Steph Rima of Decorah ... B.J. Cunningham of Cedar Rapids (Kennedy) is a member of the Central men’s tennis team ... Michael Redmond of Marion (Linn-Mar), Connor Alberhasky and Derek Yoder of Iowa City (City High), Tyler Smith of Urbana (Center Point-Urbana), A.J. Reuter of Monticello, Colton Janssen of Arlington (Starmont), Ben Larison of Robins (Linn-Mar) and Cal Kragenbrink of Mount Vernon are members of the Coe baseball team ... Cental senior Jason Breon of Anamosa was the second-leading tackler for Team Stars and Stripes in a 29-7 win over Mexico in the Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) in December

... Kylea Weber and Kari Martin of Mount Vernon are members of the Cornell softball team, along with Mary Baldwin of West Branch and Caitlin Bisinger of Monmouth (Midland) ... Lauren Goodlove (Washington) and Emily Saville (Linn-Mar) of Cedar Rapids, Corey Sternhogen of Monticello and Jordan Plante of Urbana (Center Point-Urbana) lettered as members of the Central women’s soccer team ... Landon Ashbacher of Decorah, Keaton Blackford of Marion, Cody Brandt of West Branch, Tyler Butz of Walford, Caleb Davison, Spencer Dean and Noah Dostal of Cedar Rapids, Todd Oberthien of Solon, Will Ross and Tyler Stika of Iowa City and Blake Stallman of Swisher are members of the Kirkwood baseball team ... Spencer Gritsch of Brooklyn (BGM), Zachary Brown (Xavier) and Ryan Dusil (Kennedy) of Cedar Rapids, Jace Ahrendsen of Clarence (North Cedar), Michael Reuter of Monticello, Kyle Ferree of Sigourney and Jonas Coblentz of Wellman (Mid-Prairie) ... Abby Martin of Lisbon, Allison Scott of Marion, Aminah Baloch (Prairie), Ashli O’Shea (Prairie) and Eveline Niyokwizigigwa Cedar Rapids, Ashley Pena and Blakely Martin of Mount Vernon, Justine Jensen of Belle Plaine, Kate Hergert of Amana (Clear Creek Amana), Katerina Althoff of Cascade, Kayla Hanson of Toddville (Alburnett), Kristi Feldman of West Liberty, Megan Miller of Riverside (Highland), Nichole Sandborn of Anamosa, Rachel Jellings of Fayette (North Fayette), Regan Enfield of Washington, Iowa, Suzanne Flexsenhar of Winthrop (East Buchanan) and Taylor Zumbach of Coggon (North-Linn) are members of the Mount Mercy women’s track and field team ...

Jacob Edleman of Mechanicsville (North Cedar), Jason Breon of Anamosa and Jack Shipley of Tipton earned their third varsity letters as members of the Central football team. Gideon Kluge of North English (English Valleys), Dustin Smith of Marion (Linn-Mar), Mitch Schroeder of Lowden (North Cedar), Matt Schrafel of Cedar Rapids (Washington), Jaemin Powell of Wellman (Mid-Prairie), Brendon Boerm of Traer (North Tama) and Nick Henry of Solon all earned their second letters, and Jessie Peterson of Coralville (I.C. West), Tommy Feller of Robins (Linn-Mar), Jay Pike of Solon and Mitchell Boerm of Traer (North Tama) earned their first.

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