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Author: Rob Gray, correspondent | May 18, 2013 | No comments

(RESULTS)DES MOINES — The Belle Plaine girls ran with purpose.To win, but also to honor.The Plainsmen captured two titles in Saturday’s Class 1A state track and field meet at Drake Stadium, outpacing their competitors in the sprint medley relay and the 400-meter relay.They dedicated not ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 25, 2012 | No comments

Matt Wempen, 113, So., Linn-Mar, Class 3A 106-pound state champion with 48-2 record.Hunter Washburn, 113, So., Alburnett, Class 1A 106-pound state champion, going 46-0.Max Thomsen, So., Union Community, Class 2A 113-pound state champion, posting 47-1 mark.Erik Lux, 170, Sr., South Tama, Class 2A 160-pound state champion ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 30, 2012 | No comments

Lance Kamaus wasn't prompted. He probably knew the question was coming."We know what's in front of us," the Lisbon High School volleyball coach said after the Lions swept Don Bosco in a Class 1A regional semifinal Friday.Here's what awaits: Talent. Tradition. Tripoli.Winner of 10 of ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 30, 2012 | No comments

Wednesday’s area regional final volleyball matches for Class 2A and 1A:EDGEWOOD-COLESBURG vs. SUMNER-FREDERICKSBURG (Class 2A)Time and site: 7 p.m., at ArlingtonRecords and rankings: Ed-Co is 31-5; No. 12 Sumner-Fredericksburg is 23-6.Notable: Both teams have swept their way to this point, and both are looking for ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 17, 2012 | No comments

A dozen key area football games for Week 9:IOWA CITY WEST at WATERLOO EASTTime and site: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at WaterlooRecords and rankings: Class 4A second-ranked West is 8-0 overall, 5-0 MVC Mississippi Division; East is 5-3, 3-2.Notable: West has absolutely steamrolled through the regular season, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 15, 2012 | No comments

Tuesday night is coronation night for the Xavier Saints.Class 4A ninth-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier puts a wrap on its MVC Valley Division championship season Tuesday when it hosts No. 13 Dubuque Wahlert.The Saints (23-11 overall, 5-0 division) clinched the title last week with a win ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 13, 2012 | No comments

They're in.Forty years after the Iowa High School Athletic Association instituted playoffs to determine its state football championships, the Springville Orioles have arrived at the postseason feast."We couldn't be happier," Orioles senior Jake Hulett said Saturday morning, a few hours after Springville routed West Central, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 23, 2012 | No comments

BELLE PLAINE -- Emily Toennies didn't exactly come out of nowhere last year.She came from Indiana.Toennies moved with her family from Fort Wayne just before she began her sophomore year in high school."My mom's parents live here, and my dad's job brought us back," Toennies said.It ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 23, 2012 | No comments

Area girls track teams to watch for 2012:BELLE PLAINECoach -- Julie Mantz2011 state finish -- Class 1A runner-up, 46 pointsReturning state placewinners -- Emily Toennies, jr. (1st, 200; 1st, 400; 1st, sprint medley relay; 2nd, 100); Larissa Fowler, soph. (1st, sprint medley relay); Julie Long, jr. ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 16, 2012 | No comments

An early illness put the Belle Plaine girls' basketball team in an early hole.Now, the Plainsmen are more than playing catch-up. They're two games from Never Never Land.Belle Plaine continues its postseason journey Friday at Huxley, when it faces Woodward-Granger in a Class 1A girls' ...

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