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Author: Jeff Linder | December 12, 2011 | No comments

Even last year, Brian O'Donnell had competitors on the Marion High School girls' basketball team.Throw in a year of seasoning, and the competitors have become winners."I know them better and they know me better," O'Donnell said. "That year of maturity, it has helped the kids ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 6, 2011 | No comments

WILLIAMSBURG -- Quiet for three quarters. Explosive in the fourth.Madison Weekly scored 14 of Benton Community's 16 points in the final period -- including two free throws with 13 seconds left -- and the Class 3A sixth-ranked Bobcats upended No. 1 Williamsburg, 41-39, in a Wamac ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 5, 2011 | 1 comment

The West Division appears to be the best division in the Wamac Conference, at least at the top."Things go in cycles, and it looks that way," said Williamsburg girls' basketball coach Aaron Feddersen. "The East was stronger last year."After three rounds of interdivisional play -- ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 23, 2011 | No comments

This isn't the first-round cupcake a No. 2 team would expect.No, this is a dangerous opponent with a Division-I player."You look at it geographically, and this makes sense," said Solon Coach Kurt Trout, whose team opens Class 3A volleyball regional play Monday at home against ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 1, 2011 | No comments

(Complete Week 2 schedule)Top area football games for Week 2:SOLON at IOWA CITY REGINATime and site: 7 p.m. Friday, at ReginaRecords and rankings: Both teams are 1-0. Solon is ranked second in Class 3A; Regina is No. 2 in 2A.Notable: Hands down, the biggest game ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 24, 2011 | No comments

(Statewide Week 1 schedule)The week's top area football games:LINN-MAR at CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSONTime and site: 7:15 p.m. Thursday, at Kingston StadiumTV: KCRG 9.2Records and rankings: Both teams are 0-0. Class 4A eighth-rated Linn-Mar was 8-3 last season; Jefferson was 0-9.Notable: Jefferson is mired in a ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 24, 2011 | No comments

Girls' track and field teams to watch for 2011:BENTON COMMUNITYCoach: Marty Thomae2010 state finish: 5th in Class 3A, 37 pointsReturning state placewinners: Chloe Schmidt, sr. (3rd Discus); Keilly Lopata, jr. (3rd DMR); Ashley Mills, jr. (8th 1,500, 3rd 4x800); Abbie Prusha, sr. (3rd 4x800, 3rd ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | March 1, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Bring on the rubber match.Mustangs-Sabers III. Winner goes to the finals.Second-ranked Mount Vernon pulled away with a 15-3 run to close the third quarter and downed No. 13 Benton Community, 53-38, in a Class 3A quarterfinal at the girls' state basketball tournament Tuesday ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 1, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Bring on the rubber match.Mustangs-Sabers III. Winner goes to the finals.Second-ranked Mount Vernon pulled away with a 15-3 run to close the third quarter and downed No. 13 Benton Community, 53-38, in a Class 3A quarterfinal at the girls' state basketball tournament Tuesday ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | February 28, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — They do kind of get lost in the shuffle with the Linn-Mars and the Jeffersons and the Washingtons and the Kennedys. With the Paiges and the Oglesbys and the Uthoffs.But these Marion Indians don’t have to take redheaded-stepchild status from anyone when ...

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