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Author: Jeff Linder | March 30, 2014 | No comments

 Haley Lorenzen is all right. Honestly."Bad things happen sometimes, but you can't dwell on it too long," Lorenzen said Tuesday. "It's just not healthy."When something like this happens, you've got to let it motivate you to do better things."The victim of a bad performace at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 19, 2014 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- A first-half offensive fogĀ settled over the West High School gymnasium.One team -- the home team -- navigated its way out of it, and lived to play another day.Iowa City West negated Cedar Rapids Jefferson's imposing inside game, pulling away after intermission for ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 14, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Hall of Fame ceremony could wait a moment or two.The Washington Warriors lined up against a mat on the south wall for a quick photo. A championship photo.Dani Franklin scored 35 points, the bench provided 22 and Class 5A eighth-ranked Cedar ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 7, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- It was bound to happen sometime.The Jefferson J-Hawks were simply too good not to beat a top-flight girls' basketball team at some point.It happened Friday night.Avery Guy and Amanda Ollinger scored 15 points apiece, and Cedar Rapids Jefferson led from start to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 10, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- One of these days, Cedar Rapids Jefferson is going to take down a girls' basketball heavyweight.It almost happened Friday night.But Class 4A sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy overcame a 21-percent shooting display and held off the J-Hawks, 43-39, in an intracity girls' basketball ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 3, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- For more than a half, from a scoring perspective, this was a game of two-on-two.You had Dani Franklin and Aleena Hobbs filling the hoop for Cedar Rapids Washington. There was Cedar Rapids Jefferson's Amanda Ollinger and Kennedy Dighton, matching them basket for ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 30, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- In this new era of free-throw parades, Maddy Blietz is a good one to have on your float.Blietz sank all 12 of her foul shots and made a nice sidenote in Amanda Ollinger's 30-point outing as Cedar Rapids Jefferson downed Bettendorf, 81-65, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 27, 2013 | No comments

 Peter Gustin's first encounter with Rylee Smith came in 2010. He was an assistant coach at Solon High School; she was a freshman."We could see she had a lot of potential right away," said Gustin, now the head coach. "(Then-coach Kurt Trout) told me to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 31, 2013 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- Mary Kay Van Oort is a positive person. An optimist.But she's also a realist."I just wanted these girls to have a decent season," she said. "I wanted them to win a few matches, maybe finish close to .500."She admitted, she never envisioned ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 28, 2013 | No comments

 MARION -- The world seemed to be crumbling around the Jefferson J-Hawks.They had blown an eight-point lead late in the third set and squandered a couple of match points in the fourth."You know, we could have thought, 'OK, this is as good as it's going ...

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