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Author: Jeff Linder | November 7, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Next year, there will be Ankeny High and Ankeny Centennial."It's different, kind of sad," said Megan Ballenger. "This will be the last time I get to play with some of these girls. We've played together a long time."Right now, it's Ankeny United.The top-ranked ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 6, 2012 | No comments

Team capsules for the Class 5A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament, in bracket order:JOHNSTON (26-8)Nickname: DragonsCoach: Rick Brooks (19th year, 486-187)Tourney history: 6th appearance, first since 2008. Class 4A state champion in 2007.Starting lineup:No. Name  Ht.  Yr. Pos.1 Sanna Rasmussen 5-10 Sr. MH8 Taylor Joens 6-0 Jr. OH10 Emily Hanson 5-9 Jr. OH12 Madeline Miller 5-9 Jr. OH15 Abby Hallman 5-4 Jr. S 28 Hayley Dotseth 5-9 Jr. OH  No. 1 ANKENY (29-6)Nickname: ...

Author: Jeff Linder | July 19, 2012 | No comments

FORT DODGE -- Shayla Starkenburg is the superstar. Kendyl Lindaman is the future.And top-rated Ankeny was simply too much for Iowa City West.Starkenburg improved to 30-0 with a two-hit gem, and Lindaman drove in all four runs as the Hawkettes subdued the ninth-ranked Women of Troy, 4-0, ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 10, 2012 | 1 comment

DES MOINES — The greatest prep basketball player ever to grace the Cedar Rapids-Marion area ended his career Saturday afternoon by becoming its greatest scorer. Probably.Marcus Paige had 28 points in Linn-Mar’s 66-49 loss to Ankeny in the Class 4A state tournament consolation game at ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 7, 2012 | No comments

 DES MOINES — You didn’t think it could get any worse than last year’s state tournament quarterfinals for the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks, but it did.They went the entire first half Wednesday afternoon without a two-point field goal and 16 minutes and 10 seconds between ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 4, 2012 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- The lead was gone. Iowa City West's championship dream was slipping away, swirling the drain.Then Tatum Klein provided a long-range plug.Klein hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in regulation, then second-ranked West ruled overtime to defeat No. 4 Ankeny, 61-56, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 2, 2012 | No comments

DES MOINES -- It's the sportswriters, not the coaches, that select Miss Iowa Basketball."I don't get to make the call, but I don't think there's any doubt (on the winner)," said Patrick Miller, coach at Ida Grove OA-BCIG.Miller, as would be expected, is a firm supporter ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 2, 2012 | No comments

Saturday's games at the girls' state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines:CLASS 4A CHAMPIONSHIPIowa City West (24-1) vs. Ankeny (22-3)Time -- 8 p.m.Coaches -- B.J. Mayer is 214-114 in 14 years, including 87-34 in five seasons at West. Scott DeJong has compiled a 492-111 ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 29, 2012 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Ankeny's dynamic defense claimed another victim Wednesday afternoon.The fourth-ranked Hawkettes stymied No. 5 Cedar Rapids Xavier at virtually every turn, ousting the Saints, 39-25, in a Class 4A quarterfinal at the girls' state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena."They have a big team, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 28, 2012 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Like defense?Then Wells Fargo Arena is the place for you Wednesday afternoon. Pop your head in the door around 1:30 for a defensive smorgasbord.That's when fifth-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier (18-5) meets Ankeny (20-3) in a Class 4A quarterfinal. Points will be at a premium."You'll ...

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