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Author: Jeff Linder | March 6, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Libby Falconer stood in the interview room, in no rush to take off her white uniform."I couldn't have asked for a better senior season," she said. "I'd give anything to wear this jersey one more time."North Linn's run ended in the Class ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 3, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- In a nip-and-tuck, back-and forth thriller, it came down to this:"Our kids love to play basketball," said North Linn Coach Brian Wheatley. "And they didn't want it to be over tonight."The fifth-ranked Lynx made the pivotal fourth-quarter surge, a 9-0 spree in ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 24, 2014 | No comments

TIFFIN -- The "process" is complete. But the job is not finished.Fifth-ranked North Linn discarded the bad taste of the last two girls' basketball regional finals, blitzing Iowa Valley through the final three quarters and racing to the state tournament with a 67-34 triumph Monday ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 23, 2014 | No comments

The Regina Regals left Cascade earlier this month with issues.Clark Anderson thinks they now have the answers."We're operating on a new level now," Anderson said as Iowa City Regina (18-5) prepared for its second, far more important meeting with No. 2 Cascade (24-0). "After that game (a ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 21, 2014 | No comments

 TROY MILLS -- North Linn claimed the rubber match, by the blink of an eye.Heather Sabers' game-tying shot came a split second after the final buzzer, and fifth-ranked North Linn held off No. 11 Maquoketa Valley, 47-45, in a Class 2A girls' basketball regional-semifinal dandy ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 20, 2014 | No comments

 At this point, they're not going to fool each other."There aren't any secrets between us," Maquoketa Valley Coach Scot Moenck said of Friday's Class 2A regional-semifinal girls' basketball clash between the 11th-ranked Wildcats and No. 5 North Linn. "We know each other pretty well. The ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 30, 2014 | No comments

TROY MILLS -- Shooting will come, and shooting will go.But lockdown defense, that's a constant.The owner of the state's best scoring defense, Class 2A third-rated North Linn forced No. 15 Maquoketa Valley into 26 turnovers and claimed Thursday's Tri-Rivers Conference West Division girls' basketball showdown, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 11, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- One of these days, somebody's going to catch on.Somebody's going to see Nicole Miller play, and discover this diamond in the rough.Miller scored 31 points, including a 15-point, 3 1/2-minute burst of brilliance to start the second half, as Class 2A seventh-ranked ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 18, 2013 | No comments

(MONDAY'S SCORES)IOWA CITY -- Close game. Big shot. Potentially dangerous celebration.Jordyn Lehman hit a tie-breaking basket with 20 seconds left, and Iowa City Regina upended fourth-ranked North Linn, 43-41, in a Class 2A regional final girls' basketball game Monday night at West High School."I got ...

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

As Cascade advanced to the girls' state basketball tournament, the Cougars' rooting section was a Tri-Rivers Conference melting pot.In addition to hundreds of folks from Cascade, there were players and parents from Maquoketa Valley. And from North Linn. They were rooting for their friendly foes, ...

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