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Linn-Mar’s Lembeck commits to wrestle at Iowa

24 April 2014 | 4:40 pm  in Featured, Linn-Mar, Wrestling by K.J. Pilcher

 Ross Lembeck received a call from the University of Iowa Coach Tom Brands at the start of his senior wrestling season.The conversation persuaded him to consider wrestling for the Hawkeyes. His official visit sealed the deal.Lembeck confirmed with The Gazette on Thursday that he has ...

Kamin captures CRANDIC golf title

23 April 2014 | 8:23 pm  in Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Cedar Rapids Washington, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Featured, Golf, Iowa City High, Iowa City West, Linn-Mar, Marion by K.J. Pilcher

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Washington’s M.J. Kamin has a regular pre-shot routine.Conditions added a few factors to consider before hitting, but she stuck to it and her game remained effective.Kamin carded a 77 to claim medalist honors at the CRANDIC golf meet at Twin Pines ...

Kennedy’s Hoyer still has same passion for baseball

18 April 2014 | 5:45 pm  in Baseball, Cedar Rapids Kennedy by K.J. Pilcher

CEDAR RAPIDS – Nearly 25 years after becoming a head baseball coach, Bret Hoyer still has the same passion for the sport, competition and his players.“I can’t wait to get rolling,” Hoyer said. “We have better weather to get outside."When Hoyer begins his 22nd season ...

Track and tees for Marion’s Cannoy (updated)

16 April 2014 | 6:03 pm  in Benton, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Cedar Rapids Washington, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Golf, Iowa City High, Iowa City West, Linn-Mar, Marion, West Delaware, Williamsburg by K.J. Pilcher

Marion’s Quinn Cannoy has never really experienced an off-season in high school.He has been an active athlete year-round for the Indians and now his free time has become scarcer this spring.Cannoy decided to add a fifth sport to his activities, balancing track and golf during this ...

2014 Bob Vrbicek Metro Baseball Tournament bracket

10 April 2014 | 4:42 pm  in Baseball, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Cedar Rapids Washington, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Featured, Linn-Mar, Marion, Mt. Vernon by K.J. Pilcher

The first round pairings have been set for the 2014 Bob Vrbicek Metro Baseball Tournament.Seven Metro schools and Mount Vernon will compete in the event co-hosted by Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Cedar Rapids Xavier on May 26-27. Action begins May 26 at 10 a.m. with ...

Xavier golfers look to future, not at past accomplishments

4 April 2014 | 7:33 pm  in Cedar Rapids Xavier, Featured, Golf by K.J. Pilcher

CEDAR RAPIDS – Some of the puzzle pieces are in place, while others need to be assembled in the remaining space.Cedar Rapids Xavier’s goal is to arrange them to create a picture-perfect season, following last year’s state runner-up performance.The Saints return four starters, including all-state ...

Prep golf: 2014 golfers and teams to watch

4 April 2014 | 7:27 pm  in Cascade, Cedar Rapids Washington, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Clear Creek Amana, Decorah, Dyersville Beckman, Golf, KJ Pilcher, Mt. Vernon, South Tama, South Winneshiek, West Delaware, Western Dubuque, Williamsburg by K.J. Pilcher

GOLFERS TO WATCHGirlsMaddie Bertsch, C.R. Xavier, sr., Placed seventh at Class 4A state tournament, first-team all-MVC Valley Division, Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association first-team all-state selectionKate Coyle, Cascade, sr., Class 3A state runner-up, all-Tri-Rivers Conference performer, Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association first-team all-state ...

Prep golf: 2014 key dates

4 April 2014 | 7:16 pm  in Golf, KJ Pilcher by K.J. Pilcher

KEY DATESMarch 26 - First official date of competition for IGHSAU programsMarch 31 – First official date of competition for IHSAA programsApril 23 – CRANDIC girls golf meet at Jones Golf CourseMay 5 – MVC Super Meet at Hunters RidgeMay 12 – MVC divisional meets: ...

All-MVC wrestling selections

28 February 2014 | 12:05 pm  in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Cedar Rapids Washington, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Dubuque Hempstead, Dubuque Senior, Dubuque Wahlert, Featured, Iowa City High, Iowa City West, Linn-Mar, Waterloo East, Waterloo West, Wrestling by K.J. Pilcher

Westside must have been the best side, according to wrestling honors awarded by the Mississippi Valley Conference.Waterloo West two-time state champion Marcus Harrington (195) was named MVC tournament Athlete of the Year. Cedar Rapids Jefferson co-head coaches Dick Briggs and Matt Orton were named MVC ...

Linn-Mar wrestlers lead Metro with five first-team selections

28 February 2014 | 10:52 am  in Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Cedar Rapids Washington, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Featured, Linn-Mar, Marion, Wrestling by K.J. Pilcher

Alijah Jeffery claimed the Class 3A 120-pound state title last Saturday and became one of five Linn-Mar wrestlers on the first team of the 2013-14 All-Metro wrestling team. He was also named Metro Wrestler of the Year.He is joined by Damon Griffin (126), Ross Lembeck ...

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