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

IOWA CITY -- They didn't stop Ally Disterhoft, and didn't really slow her.They didn't need to.The Washington Warriors had energy and muscle on their side early, the clock in their favor late and were able to hold off Class 5A No. 8 Iowa City West, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 5, 2012 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- B.J. Mayer sat in visiting locker room Tuesday night, alone with his thoughts."It was one of the worst feelings ever," he said. "I could hear noise from the gym, but didn't know what was going on."The girls basketball coach at Iowa City ...

Author: Jeff Linder | June 24, 2012 | No comments

 IOWA CITY -- You'd never know it now, but there was a day in which competition turned the tummy of a young Shelly Stumpff."Her first softball tournament -- she was about 9 years old -- she was complaining of stomachaches," recalled her father, Charlie Stumpff. ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 27, 2012 | No comments

 IOWA CITY -- The text message came late Monday night."Hey, it's Ally. Just wanted to let you know that I'm going to be a Hawkeye!"A few hours and a brief night of sleep later, Ally Disterhoft classified her decision as "a dream come true."A junior ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 14, 2012 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Tom Lilly is a middle-aged man in what he calls "a young person's game.""I think some people are under the impression that you have to be young and energetic to coach," Lilly said Wednesday in the wake of the news that Dennis ...

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 -- The law of averages kicked in.Second-ranked Iowa City West followed a clumsy¬†first half with a display of pure brilliance and ran away from No. 6 Waukee, 64-50, in a Class 4A semifinal at the girls state basketball tournament Friday afternoon at Wells ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 1, 2012 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- They met in a low-key scrimmage over the holiday break.The stakes are a little higher Friday, when second-ranked Iowa City West faces No. 6 Waukee in a Class 4A semifinal at the girls' state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena.OK, a lot ...

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

 DES MOINES -- Tatum Klein is the third-leading scorer for the Iowa City West women's basketball team.She comes off the bench, and she's cool with it."I've gotten used to it," Klein said Wednesday after West gutted out a 55-52 win over Iowa City High in ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 26, 2012 | 1 comment

 DES MOINES -- The comment was this: "It's classic David-vs.-Goliath."The comment was this: Classic Bill McTaggart.For the first time, Iowa City High and Iowa City West are simultaneous girls' state basketball qualifiers. And, wouldn't you know it, they'll square off in a Class 4A quarterfinal ...

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