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Volleyball - Aug 24, 2014

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM-- WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. - The seventh-ranked Kirkwood volleyball team defeated a pair of ranked teams at the South Suburban Tournament in Wisconsin Dells Saturday. The Eagles (4-0) swept 13th-ranked Muskegon, 25-16, 25-10, 25-17, and outlasted sixth-ranked Oakland, 19-25, 25-12, 25-18, 17-25, 15-6.

Heather Poula had 11 kills and five aces against Muskegon. Raegan Menke also had 11 kills. Halle Lueck collected 35 assists and four aces. Nicole Snyder had 14 digs. Poula had 22 kills against Oakland. Lueck contributed 44 assists. Snyder had 14 more digs. Megan Allmandinger had 10 kills. Allmandinger, Payton Hilton and Becca Bell led the blocking against Oakland.

 
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Baseball - Aug 22, 2014

METROSPORTSREPORT- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Eric Willis of Waverly-Shell Rock is the latest Iowa prep star to join the Kirkwood Community College baseball team. Willis, a middle infielder, was named the Player of the Year on the IHSBCA All-State Super Team this season after hitting .457 with five home runs and 45 RBIs as a senior. He also had 13 doubles and four triples.

"We are extremely excited to have a young man of high character like Eric joining our program," said Kirkwood Coach Todd Rima. "We are very proud that the IHSBCA Player of the Year has chosen Kirkwood to continue his education. We look forward to helping Eric develop into an outstanding college baseball player."

*Also, below the article on Eric Willis there is information on Walk-On Tryouts for the Kirkwood Baseball team.

 
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Baseball - Jul 29, 2014

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Pitching, pitching and more pitching. That was Todd Rima's primary goal on the recruiting trail this year as he stocked the Kirkwood baseball team for the 2015 campaign. Mission accomplished, he feels. Rima has signed 16 new players for next season. Ten of them are pitchers. And nine of the new players are Iowans, another priority.

Three of the new players hail from Illinois and three are from New York. Rima thinks he's signed the arms he needs to keep improving. Kirkwood finished 30-17 this season and 14-11 in the conference, but he wants more. He feels pitching is the path to success. "That was really big for us," he said. "We have two returning pitchers that gave us a lot of innings, and everybody else is going to be new. "So we had to go out and get guys who aren't going to be ready in a year. They need to be ready right now. And we hope that we've done that."