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Author: Jeff Linder | January 17, 2013 | No comments

VAN HORNE -- When Laurie Donald initially encountered Madison Weekly, she saw a small, quiet freshman."I had heard she was a really good player," recalled Donald, the girls basketball coach at Benton Community High School. "But I took my first look at her and thought, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 15, 2013 | No comments

MARION -- If at first you don't succeed ...Don't sweat. Somebody else will be there to clean up the mess.Class 4A second-ranked Benton Community got out to a big early lead and dominated the boards in a 55-38 Wamac Conference West Division girls' basketball victory ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 10, 2013 | No comments

A buzzer beaten. A streak snapped.It has been a remarkable stretch for the Center Point-Urbana girls' basketball team.The Stormin' Pointers ran their winning streak to six games Tuesday at Center Point, knocking off Class 4A second-ranked Benton Community, 50-42, ending the Bobcats' 38-game regular-season winning ...

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

A winning streak has led to a pink streak in Dennis Roloff's hair.The artificial coloring is a result of a deal he made with his new girls' basketball team, the Mount Vernon Mustangs. Win five in a row, Roloff said, and he'd add a tinge ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 12, 2012 | No comments

The ever-evolving Wamac Conference is about to make another format change for basketball.Derek Roberts, the Anamosa High School athletics director in charge of Wamac basketball scheduling, said the conference will determine an overall champion as well as end-of-the-season divisional champions, beginning next season.The change is ...

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

A dozen key area football games for Week 6:CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER at CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTONTime and site: 7:15 p.m. Thursday, at Kingston StadiumTV: KCRG 9.2Records and rankings: Class 4A fourth-rated Xavier is 5-0 overall, 2-0 MVC Valley Division; Washington is 1-4, 0-3.Notable: Xavier continues to motor ...

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

A dozen key area football games for Week 1:IOWA CITY WEST at LINN-MARTime and site: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Linn-Mar StadiumRecords and rankings: Both teams are 0-0. West is ranked fifth in Class 4A by The Gazette/KCRG; Linn-Mar is unranked. West was 9-3 last season; ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | July 24, 2012 | No comments

DES MOINES - Dennis Olejniczak has won 1,293 games in over a half-century as a prep baseball coach. If there was one you had to choose to best represent his phenomenal legacy, this would have been it.OK, probably some hyperbole there. But this one was ...

Author: Jeff Linder | July 18, 2012 | No comments

Location fueled this decision.Benton Community guard Madison Weekly made a verbal commitment Wednesday to play women's basketball at the University of Northern Iowa."I like the coaches, the team, the program," said Weekly, a 5-foot-7 senior-to-be from Atkins who led the Bobcats to a No. 1 ...

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

 DES MOINES -- Laurie Donald offered no would-haves, no could-haves.No excuses."We felt like we were ready, but we just didn't play like it," Donald said after top-ranked Benton Community fell hard against Ballard, 50-34, in a Class 3A quarterfinal at the girls' state basketball tournament ...

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