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Author: The Gazette Staff | March 26, 2014 | No comments

 IOWA CITY -- Iowa City West junior Mikaela Morgan has verbally committed to play basketball at the University of Northern Iowa, joining the team in the fall of 2015.“UNI was a place that was attractive to me because of my brother Jeremy playing on the ...

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

IOWA CITY -- A first-half offensive fog 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 18, 2014 | No comments

 Their time is coming.Mississippi Valley Conference middle-of-the-packers Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Iowa City West are intriguing adversaries in Wednesday's Class 5A regional-quarterfinal girls' basketball game.They're more than just opponents. They're the immediate future of a league that can otherwise be described as veteran-heavy."As much as ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 13, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- That black eye has healed. That blemish, barely visible.Cedar Rapids Washington's veteran duo combined for 48 points, and the Warriors won their fourth consecutive girls basketball game, 74-60, over Iowa City West in a Mississippi Valley Conference encounter Friday night at Washington High ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 20, 2013 | No comments

 IOWA CITY -- Her basketball genes, those came at birth.Her basketball skills and basketball passion, that arrived much later."I remember when I started playing in sixth grade, I wasn't very good," said Iowa City High center Haley Lorenzen. "I was 5-foot-10, and I had huge ...

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

DES MOINES -- Iowa City West's championship reign ended in an avalanche of 3-pointers.Third-ranked Mason City set a state-tournament record with 14 triples, and the Mohawks downed No. 10 West, 72-53, in a Class 5A quarterfinal Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Arena."I knew we were ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 24, 2013 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- The 2004-05 women's basketball poster for the Iowa Hawkeyes featured a little girl in a long, blonde ponytail, facing away from the camera.The theme: DREAM BIG.The little girl? A 9-year old named Ally Disterhoft."I knew the coaches and they were looking for somebody about ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 19, 2013 | No comments

(TUESDAY SCORES)CEDAR RAPIDS -- Ally Disterhoft believed. Well, up to a point."You always expect to win," she said. "But there were times I thought, 'Wow, is this real life?'"It almost went too perfectly for us."Disterhoft scored 29 points as 10th-ranked Iowa City West upset No. ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 18, 2013 | No comments

Well, hello there, stranger.Despite their close proximity -- just 4 miles separate the schools -- it has been five years since Iowa City High and Iowa City West were placed in the same girls' basketball regional.The last time the Little Hawks and the Women of Troy ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 21, 2012 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- Bill McTaggart issued a halftime challenge to Kiera Washpun.She took it to heart. And she took it to the court.Washpun ignited a third-quarter surge as Class 5A seventh-ranked Iowa City High downed Iowa City West, 65-52, in a non-conference girls' basketball game Friday ...

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