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Volleyball - Oct 21, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- On Wednesday, October 22nd, #5 Kirkwood Volleyball (27-5) hosts Indian Hills Community College (23-2) for Dig Pink! Night in Johnson Hall at 6:30pm. The proceeds go to the Side-Out Foundation and breast cancer research. For more information on the Side-Out Foundation, watch the youtube video below or visit:

Kirkwood is coming off wins against Southwestern Community College (14-25, 10-25, 19-25) and Lake Land College (14-25, 18-25, 25-16, 13-25). In ICCAC play, Kirkwood is in first place with a 7-0 conference record. The ICCAC standings are: #5 Kirkwood (7-0), #10 Des Moines Area CC (5-1), Northeast CC (5-1), Iowa Lakes CC (5-2), RV Iowa Central CC (3-3), Ellsworth CC (3-4), Southwestern CC (2-5), North Iowa Area CC (1-7), and Clinton CC (0-8). 

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Men's Basketball - Oct 21, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- America Reads is a national challenge to improve literacy in elementary school age children. Cedar Rapids metro area school districts celebrated the importance of reading October 16 & 17, 2014. The Kirkwood Men's Basketball team accepted the challenge and reads to students at Prairie Ridge Elementary.

AMERICA READS: Reading is Contagious is a local project designed to focus community attention on the importance of reading aloud to young children to increase literacy. Community members visit elementary classrooms to read a favorite story. This annual October event was introduced in 1997 by the Cedar Rapids Community School District Volunteer Program and expanded over the next few years to include all other metro area school districts.

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Baseball - Oct 20, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Game 1 went in the favor of the Blue Team (2-1) but the Black Team tied the series 1-1 after they defeated the Blue Team (6-5) on Friday. Game 3 was won by the Blue Team (6-5) after coming back twice and holding off a seventh inning rally. Jay Campbell and Nick Drahozal pitched for the Blue Team, helping them take the series lead. Luke Hassman, Tyler Butz and Randy Perez all had big days offensively, helping Blue go into Tuesday's game up 2-1. Assistant Coach Cole Gross commented on the game, "These guys just compete. I'm proud to say I have coached them and their hard work is paying off. They still have to remember we have a big game tomorrow though."

After being down 2-0, Coach Gross showed up to the park and the Blue Team scored two runs on four hits in the bottom of the second inning to tie the game. The Black Team responded with a run in the third taking the lead 3-2. The Blue Team then scored two in the fourth and two in the fifth bringing the score to 6-3 in Blue's favor. The Black Team made a push in the sixth, scoring a pair of runs, going into the seventh inning down 6-5. However, the Blue Team held onto the lead with a game ending double play.