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Gymnastics

Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics standout Carter Phillips placed sixth at the second of three USTA Elite National Team Trials contested recently in Belvidere, Illinois.

Phillips is attempting to qualify for the 2018 Elite USTA National Team. He is one of 38 males competing for a spot on the national squad.

Cross country

Madison Larsen of Cedar Falls High has signed to compete for the Hawkeye Community College cross country and track and field teams next season.

Larsen, a distance standout, helped her Cedar Falls team to a ninth-place finish in last year’s state meet and a fifth-place showing at the state track and field meet.

Basketball

Tickets for Friday’s Waterloo East at Waterloo West girls-boys basketball doubleheader are on sale at the schools’ athletic ticket offices.

Students must purchase a ticket prior to 1 p.m. on game day and no tickets will be sold to high school students at the door. Other ticketing restrictions also apply.

For more information, contact the East High Athletic Office at (319) 433-2475 or the West High Athletic Office at (319) 433-2707.

Miscellaneous

The University of Northern Iowa will host its annual Junior Panther Night from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the UNI-Dome.

Kindergarten through sixth-graders are invited for a night that includes skill development, goodie bags and an appearance by the Panther mascots. Coloring and activity stations are offered for pre-kindergarten kids.

The event is free with pre-registration by Feb. 9. Admission is $5 at the door on the day of the event. For more information, email andrea.greve@uni.edu.

Award-winning Boston Globe sports writer and ESPN “Around the Horn” personality Bob Ryan will make an appearance at the University of Northern Iowa Thursday.

Ryan retired from the Globe in 2012, but continues to appear on ESPN and other programs. His 7 p.m. presentation at UNI is entitled “Bob Ryan: You Know Me From Television, But When I Look in the Mirror, I See a Writer.”

The event will take place in the McLeod Center Alumni Suite and is free and open to the public.

Trapshooting

Waterloo Christian High School senior Daniel Jenkins has signed on to compete for Hawkeye Community College beginning next season.

Jenkins placed 31st at last year’s state meet in doubles.

Hockey

Waterloo Black Hawk forward Jack Drury and goaltender Jared Moe were confirmed Monday as strong prospects for the 2018 National Hockey League Draft in the annual midterm ranking of draft-eligible players by NHL Central Scouting.

Drury was listed at No. 60 among North American skaters who could be chosen by NHL teams in June. On a separate list of goaltenders playing in the United States and Canada, Moe checked in at No. 9.

Drury’s second season in Waterloo has been a marvelous boost for the Black Hawks. He currently ranks first on the team in points (31), second in goals (tied, 10), and second in plus/minus margin (+8). The Harvard recruit also owns the league’s longest point streak of 2017/18, reeling off 15 consecutive games with at least one goal or assist.

Moe has been among the USHL’s top goalies. In 16 appearances, Moe is 11-5-0 with two shutouts, a 2.01 goals-against average, and a 92.3 save percentage. During the fall, Moe announced his college commitment to the University of Minnesota for the 2019/20 academic year and hockey season.

In November, Central Scouting graded Drury as a “B” prospect and Moe as a “C.” At the time, those marks indicated that Drury was projected as a second or third round pick. Moe’s category suggested a fourth to sixth round window.

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