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Records fall in Iowa City

4 April 2013 | 8:32 pm  in Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Iowa City West, Iowa Prep Sports, Linn-Mar, Prep Sports, Sports, Track and field by Michael Bonner

IOWA CITY – One needed a tape measure. The other demanded a stop watch. Both rewrote the record books.Three meet records fell at the Women of Troy and Hollingsworth Relays at Iowa City West, two of which came from Iowa City athletes. First the Trojans’ ...

A rivalry ‘to be the best’

18 March 2013 | 8:03 pm  in Linn-Mar, Prep Sports, Sports, Track and field, Waverly-Shell Rock by Michael Bonner

CEDAR FALLS – Stephanie Jenks followed Anna Holdiman off the winners’ podium. The two exchanged a few words, congratulating each other then walked in different directions.“Once that gun goes off it’s kind of everyone for themselves,” Holidman said. “But it’s a friendly environment. I don’t ...

New summer HS football rules join national trend

15 March 2013 | 3:43 pm  in Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Metro, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Cedar Rapids Washington, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Decorah, Football, Iowa City High, Iowa City Regina, Iowa City West, Iowa Prep Sports, Prep Sports, Schools, Sports, West Delaware by Michael Bonner

The NFL began its “Forever Football” campaign with a commercial displaying the game from its infancy with muddied fields and leather helmets to a speedy Devin Hester crossing the goal line at the end of the 60-second spot.It’s geared toward promoting a new focused look ...

West flies over Prairie

22 February 2013 | 10:01 pm  in Boys Basketball, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Featured, Iowa City West, Iowa Prep Sports by Michael Bonner

IOWA CITY – Iowa City West opened the fourth quarter with an alley-oop dunk to begin the fourth. Junior guard Wyatt Lohaus stood on the right wing, outside the 3-point line, and telegraphed a lob to the left block where Jason Stewart threw it down.It ...

Eilers guides Prairie to win from beyond the arc

18 February 2013 | 9:19 pm  in Boys Basketball, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Iowa City High, Prep Sports, Schools by Michael Bonner

CEDAR RAPIDS – Tom Eilers is most comfortable from behind the 3-point line. On the season the Cedar Rapids Prairie senior attempted 98 3-pointers, 32 more than any of his teammates. He cashed in on 38 of those attempts, 15 more than any teammate. If ...

Regina shoots itself into regional final

15 February 2013 | 11:09 pm  in Girls Basketball, Highland, Iowa City Regina, Prep Sports, Sports by Michael Bonner

IOWA CITY – The formula for winning on the road begins with withstanding the initial storm of energy the home team receives from its crowd. Friday night, Iowa City Regina threw a tsunami at Highland, and the Huskies never recovered.The Regals buried their first six ...

‘Beating Them At Their Own Game’ – Wyatt Lohaus

4 February 2013 | 5:57 pm  in Boys Basketball, Featured, Iowa City West, Iowa Prep Sports by Michael Bonner

Iowa City West guard Wyatt Lohaus joined reporter Michael Bonner for a friendly game of HORSE in this first episode of "Beating Them At Their Own Game," where our reporters interview local athletes while trying to compete with them in the sports they play.There will ...

Marion knows the drill, beats West Delaware late

4 January 2013 | 10:00 pm  in Featured, Girls Basketball, Iowa Prep Sports, Marion, West Delaware by Michael Bonner

MARION – The clock showed a minute left. The scoreboard signaled a tie. The atmosphere consisted of everything needed for a thriller, yet the contest meant nothing. Marion head coach Corby Laube scripted the situation Thursday in practice.Friday, the Indians hosted West Delaware and the ...

Warriors ‘charge’ to victory at Xavier

3 January 2013 | 10:46 pm  in Cedar Rapids Washington, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Featured, Girls Basketball, Iowa Prep Sports by Michael Bonner

CEDAR RAPIDS – Cedar Rapids Washington’s senior forward planted her shiny navy and black Jordans into the silver paint covering the hardwood at Xavier High School. With her fingers clenched together making two fists, Abby Herb extended her arms by her waist and looked toward ...

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