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Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 18, 2014 | No comments

The Mississippi Valley Conference will be well represented at the state’s top dual competition.Actually, more conference teams will participate than ever.Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Iowa City West and Linn-Mar account for half of the field in the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | February 12, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - In today's world of instant gratification, so many kids quit whatever sport they're involved in if they don't get to play right away. Just the way it is.But not at Cedar Rapids Prairie when it comes to wrestling. The varsity team is ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 1, 2014 | No comments

WATERLOO – Cedar Rapids Prairie Coach Blake Williams acknowledged the doubts, and they were hard to discredit.The Hawks lost more than half of their conference championship team to graduation, including three individual champs, six wrestlers with state meet experience.Of course, one group didn’t think those ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 16, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Prairie powered its way to a pair of dominant wins.The fourth-ranked Hawks remained atop the Mississippi Valley Conference Valley Division, handling Cedar Rapids Xavier and Waterloo West on Thursday night at Prairie. The Hawks beat West, 72-5, and capped the ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 8, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - The start of the new year was better than the start of the season for Josh Wenger.Cedar Rapids Prairie's two-time state medalist overcame an injury suffered in a preseason tournament that limited his participation the first month.Wenger looks closer to hitting stride ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 14, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Jeff Matczak said 11 hours on the road and an overnight stay off Collins Road was worth every second.The Kaukauna (Wis.) High School wrestling coach said he wants to return, if his Galloping Ghosts are invited again.“We like to travel when we ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 11, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Some of the top wrestling programs and individuals in the state will take the mat in Cedar Rapids this weekend.Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Cedar Rapids Washington will host the 22nd annual Five Seasons Duals on Saturday. The bracketed dual tournament is scheduled ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | April 16, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - It proved to be a formality.The Iowa High School Athletic Association contacted Cedar Rapids Prairie and Linn-Mar, asking for a rationale to their lineups for the State Duals tournament in February. Both programs responded and awaited word from the state.IHSAA Assistant Executive ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 26, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Prairie made a statement and Andrew Netolicky provided the exclamation point.The senior heavyweight put the finishing touches on a memorable achievement for the Hawks.Eighth-ranked Netolicky scored a reversal and then pinned Cedar Rapids Washington's No. 3 Zac Gillis for the 285-pound ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 16, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Drake Allen has come a long way from a year ago.The Cedar Rapids Jefferson senior has overcome disappointments on and off the mat to produce his best season as a prep.Allen improved to 21-7, winning the 182-pound title at Jefferson’s J-Hawk Invitational ...

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