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Posted October 17, 2013 in Clive, Community Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Cross Country Boys/Girl Varsity/JV Conference meet @ Iowa State University Cross Country Course

Friday, October 18, 2013
4:45 PM Football 9th vs. DM Hoover @ Valley Stadium
7:30 PM Football Varsity vs. DM Hoover @ Valley Stadium

Saturday, October 19, 2013
8:30 AM Volleyball 9th Invite @ DM Lincoln
8:30 AM Volleyball JV Invite @ Johnston HS
9:00 AM Volleyball Varsity Invite @ Johnston HS
10:00 Swimming – Divers Girls Varsity Invite vs. Marshalltown YMCA

Monday, October 21, 2013
4:00 PM Swimming Girls JV CIML Finals @ DCHS/Summit Middle School
4:30 PM Football 9th B vs. Waukee @ DCHS
6:00 PM Volleyball 9B vs. Waukee @ Waukee HS – West Gym

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
4:45 PM Volleyball 9A/B vs. Johnston @ DCHS
5:00 PM Swimming Varsity Girls CIML Finals @ SEP
6:00 PM Volleyball 10/JV vs. Johnston @ DCHS
7:30 PM Volleyball Varsity vs. Johnston @ DCSH

All sports (9th–varsity) schedules at under the Activities-Athletics section

An overflow crowd watched the closest meet of the year unfold on Senior Night vs. Newton.  Seniors Gianna DeMarco, Savannah Orewiler, McKenna Pierce, Lauren Sweers, Salem Weresh and Natalie Wodniak all contributed mightily in their last home meet as a Maroon!
In a meet that would come down to the very last event, each potential point weighed heavily in the outcome and started with the 200 Medley Relay Team of Allison Carmody, Pierce, Megan Lilly and Jaena Delahunt picking up second place. The 200 Free got the crowd roaring as Hannah Williamson stormed from behind to take 1st place followed by Pierce doing the same to capture the 200 IM! Anne Marie Westercamp and Orewiler took 2nd and 3rd in the 50 Free and then the diving trio of Margaret Engel, Gabrielle White and Wodniak swept the top three spots to put Dowling into the lead.  Lilly fought hard to take 3rd in the 100 Fly and then Williamson took 2nd in the 100 Free as Newton again grabbed the lead. However, it was short lived as the Maroons swept the 500 Free with Megan Siembieda, Caroline Dee and Sweers leading up to the last four events.  With points at a premium it was imperative that both relay teams finish in the top three and they did as the A 200 Free Relay of Westercamp, Sanders, Pierce and Williamson finished 2nd followed by the B Relay of Orewiler, Rebecca Naughton, Siembieda, and Delahunt.  Fresh of her leg in the 200 Free Relay, Westercamp took 1st in the 100 Back with Carmody taking third giving the Maroons their largest lead at 84-69.  However, Newton fought back to sweep the 100 Breast trimming the Maroons lead to 87-82 bringing the crowd to its feet for the final event.  The Maroons needed two relay teams to be in the top three and they did not disappoint as Williamson, Sanders, Pierce and Westercamp took 2nd and the quartet of Lilly, Carmody, Siembieda and Orewiler held on to take 3rd for a 93-90 victory.
The JV also won a close meet to close out the regular season.  They received individual wins from Sweers (200 Free), Weresh (200 IM, 100 Back), Naughton (100 Free), and Sydney Goodell (500 Free).  They also produced 1st place finishes in all three relays: 200 Medley – Weresh, Katie Carpenter, Alicia Bump and Haley Egan; 200 Free – Anushi Wijayagunarantne, Goodell, Carpenter, and Egan; 400 Free – Sweers, Weresh, Naughton and DeMarco.

Best of luck to the #4 ranked boys’ cross country team as they face conference rivals Thursday in Ames.  Ryan Schweitzer (#6 ranked 4A runner) and Spencer Clark (#7 ranked) will lead the Maroons.

The boys’ golf team finished off another successful year.  Congratulations to the boys for placing 6th at the state meet last weekend!  Best of luck to seniors; Sam DeBartolo, Jack Gradoville, Brady Dougherty, Brad Biegger, Luke Davis, Johnny Pearson, Grant Price, Jacob Rooney, Sean Dee, Connor O’Halloran, Nick Haguewood, and Nick Tarpey.
Go Maroons!!

The Dowling Varsity football ball team scored 6 touchdowns from 5 different players in the first half to beat Ottumwa 42-3 at Ottumwa. Ryan Boyle rushed for 2 touchdowns and chase Dowell and Nate Christian ran for 1 each. Grant Palmer had a 24 yard receiving touchdown from Boyle.  Jason Bowman intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown to complete the Dowling scoring.  The defense only gave up 3 points for the game. Joey Miller led the defense with a inception stopping a potential Ottumwa drive. Mason Magruder had 3 receptions for 52 yards to lead the receivers.
The #1 ranked maroons improved to 3-0 in conference and 7-0 overall.
Congrats also to DCHS Football for ranking in the top 50 Football Teams Nationwide
The DCHS JV Football team ended their season with a win over SEP 24-0!
Sophomores had a 55-20 victory over Ottumwa.  7 TD’s were scored-  #65 Townsend scored as a result of a blocked punt and ran it in for a 45 yard TD, #24 Cavan had 2 TD’s, #81 Scieszinski TD, #30 Raggio TD, #8 JT Brown TD, #27 Lawrence TD.  #95, Patton also had a blocked punt.  #3 Hemann was working overtime scoring on kicks….Nice win boys!
The Freshman Football team brought home another big win over Ottumwa with a score of 47- 0!  The touchdown parade included a pass play from Ben Wilson to Joe Lathrum to score, a rushing touchdown by Cole Billings, a kickoff return score by Aaron Krah,  and three more rushing touchdowns by Noah Gyldenvand, Jacob Zachary, and Dylan Watters.  Angelo Harris and Peyton Krugler both had tackles for losses, along with a fumble recovery by Ethan Jorgensen and an interception by Jake Hummel.  Be sure to come out early to Valley Stadium this Friday night to see the Freshmen take on Hoover at 4:45 before the Varsity game.  The last game of the season is next Thursday, Oct. 24 at Marshalltown at 6:00.  Go Maroons!

The 9A, 9B, Soph, and JV all beat Urbandale last night in exciting matches! Varsity lost a close match to the #4 Urbandale JHawks in 5 sets. Haley Shimon led in kills with 16 followed by Brooke Reichart who had 12 kills. Anna Wisnieski had 18 digs and Haley Shimon added 16. Tessa Mendoza led in assists with 41.
Coach Wiskus had this to say after the match:  I was proud of the team last night. This was the best that I’ve seen them play as a team with such intensity. They wanted to win last night and they gave everything they had to do so. It was a fun match to watch as the girls played with a lot of heart and fire. They definitely improved from their play this weekend.

·         Congrats to DCHS Freshman Evan Pittman for winning the 2013 Amateur Athletic Union World Power Lifting Championship in Las Vegan.  Evan set six world records and was awarded the Best Lifter Trophy for youth and teen competitors!  Maroon Pride!

Dowling Mom Friday Lunches
As summer is almost over….the F-U-N is starting again for Dowling Moms!
Come join the Dowling Moms’ Friday Lunches at Jimmy’s WDM 8th Street on
at Noon.  Don’t be shy -everyone is welcome – the more the merrier! Please forward to any current and or past Dowling moms, especially freshman moms anxious to meet new people!

Be Part of Maroon Crew, Too Fun – Wherever You Are!
All Dowling Catholic Varsity Home Football games will continue to be shown LIVE at in 2013.
·         Game replays from previous weeks and 2011 and 2012 are also posted at
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·         Have You Joined The Dowling Club Yet?
What is the Dowling Club???  The Dowling Club (Established in 1941), and the Maroon Athletic Booster Club (Reorganized in 2005) were joined to create the Dowling Club beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.  In 2012-2013, a partnership was formed with the existing ‘Maroon Crew, Too to work under one umbrella in the promotion of Dowling Catholic Athletics.  Dowling Club helps support athletics in several ways that are not covered under tuition or participation fees (athletic Fees take care of about 40% of an athlete’s participation cost in a spot)  for example; coach salaries, banquets, transportation/lodging, senior night, uniforms, ice machines, scoreboards, volleyball standard backboards, blocking sleds, soccer goals, batting cage updates, 5 man football blocking sled, tennis wind screens, softball refrigerator, gas grill, $25,000 to sports complex, gym banners, mat rack, weight room sound system, and soccer goals/net.  This is why Dowling Club needs YOU!  There are several levels of membership with various benefits, one to fit everyone’s abilities.
Presidents Club – $500, Dowling Spirit – $300, Maroon and White – $150, Senior Maroon – $75, Youth – $60,
Maroon Magic – any $ amount is welcome
Contact Mary Pick @  for membership information

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·         Maroon Crew Too Jewelry is available for all sports at ANY time of the year. There are no deadlines and you can even order when your sport is out-of-season.
Please email Jennifer Richter at for more info and to order.

·         For parents that don’t have the gift of a photographer’s eye, here are 2 great websites to check out:
John Anderson’s:
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Maroon Crew 2013 Fall Sports News Reporters
Pat Hunter – Coordinator
Nancy Sutor – Cheerleading
Lindsay Amadeo – Boys Cross Country
Father Kirby – Girls Cross Country
Tom Stein – Varsity Football
Tara Cooper – Sophomore Football
Debbie Sheehy – Freshman Football
Bernie/Kathleen Gradoville – Varsity Boys Golf
Carol Westercamp – Freshman Boys Golf
Tom Delahunt – Girls Swimming
Anne Henter – Girls Volleyball
Joan Bowman – Dance

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