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

 THE FINALISTSName School FPV Points1. MARCUS PAIGE Linn-Mar 8 432. MARK ATWATER Linn-Mar 1  303. BEN KNAKE Lisbon   204. CHARLES ROGERS Iowa City West   145. JORDAN HAY North Cedar   7 *FPV: First place votes; Voting conducted on 5-4-3-2-1 scale.OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES (alphabetic order)JACOB AUNE, Cedar Rapids Prairie; A.J. CHAPMAN, West Delaware; MITCH HARGER, Alburnett; JOSH JAHLAS, Cedar Rapids Kennedy; CONNER SMOCK, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | June 20, 2012 | No comments

Here are the finalists for the 2012 Gazette Athlete of the Year Award:FEMALEMelissa Alger, LisbonMackenzie Bigbee, WilliamsburgAnnie Dale, Cedar Rapids XavierAllie Hutcheson, Cedar Rapids KennedyShelly Stumpff, Iowa City WestMALEMark Atwater, Linn-MarJordan Hay, North CedarBen Knake, LisbonMarcus Paige, Linn-MarCharles Rogers, Iowa City West

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

 BEN KNAKELisbonQuarterbacked the Lions to the first state football championship in school history. Rushed for 583 yards and passed for 1,084 for a combined 17 touchdowns as Lisbon went 14-0 and took the Class A title. Also returned an interception for a TD and brought ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | May 16, 2012 | No comments

A pair of Cedar Rapids Jefferson seniors have cemented their college basketball plans.Guard Taylor Olson will play at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, in hopes of eventually gaining a Division I scholarship. Olson led the J-Hawks to the state tournament this past season as ...

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

MOUNT VERNON — Dirty 30.Drive east along Highway 30 just outside Cedar Rapids, and you’ll find a string of communities represented in the boys’ state basketball tournament Monday.It starts in Mount Vernon and continues to neighboring Lisbon. Motor another seven miles, and you’ll hit Mechanicsville. ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | February 26, 2012 | No comments

MANCHESTER — Believe it or not, Ben Knake never got into wrestling. You go to Lisbon, that’s supposed to be in your DNA.“I did it one year. Seventh grade,” Knake said. “But I think I made a smart choice.”That smart choice was basketball, of all ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | February 12, 2012 | No comments

LISBON — It wasn’t working, so Matt Haddy decided to change strategies. Again.The Lisbon boys’ basketball coach had a lot of athletes, so he went with an up-tempo, Grinnell College style free-for-all offensive philosophy halfway through last season. But with his Lions struggling part way ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | December 7, 2011 | No comments

LISBON - He expected an adjustment period, but what Matt Haddy has gotten is midseason form instead. At least offensively.The Lisbon boys' basketball coach watched his team accumulate big-time point totals in its first two games, putting up 94 on Preston and 93 on East Buchanan. Tuesday ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 22, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- From offseason workouts through a magical season, Mark Atwater and Andy Henry were a package deal.Atwater to Henry."We really developed a good relationship last spring in the weight room, and it carried over," Atwater said.Now, it's an all-state combo. Just not in ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 18, 2011 | No comments

 CEDAR FALLS -- Skylar Ellerbach was the drive-killer. Ben Knake was the clock-killer.And the Lisbon Lions are state champions.Ellerbach intercepted Eric Cox's pass at the goal line, then top-ranked Lisbon milked the final 5:14 and edged No. 2 West Hancock, 14-12, for the Class A football ...

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