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

CEDAR RAPIDS – Nearly 25 years after becoming a head baseball coach, Bret Hoyer still has the same passion for the sport, competition and his players.“I can’t wait to get rolling,” Hoyer said. “We have better weather to get outside."When Hoyer begins his 22nd season ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 15, 2014 | No comments

MARION -- Neither the conditions nor the competition lent themselves to an extraordinary performance.Stephanie Jenks acted alone.Jenks blazed to the second-fastest 3,000-meter effort by an Iowa high school girl, lapping the entire field and finishing in 9 minutes, 35.69 seconds Tuesday at the Lion Relays at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 12, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- There were multiple factors contributing to Derek Jacobus' relatively slow start to the track season.There was the lengthy basketball season, which cut down on his training. There was the medication he was taking for a kidney ailment. There was a twitchy hamstring.Saturday, ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | April 10, 2014 | No comments

The first round pairings have been set for the 2014 Bob Vrbicek Metro Baseball Tournament.Seven Metro schools and Mount Vernon will compete in the event co-hosted by Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Cedar Rapids Xavier on May 26-27. Action begins May 26 at 10 a.m. with ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 8, 2014 | No comments

MARION -- Mark Schulz approached Brian White last winter about the possibility of a multi-sport spring.White recalled his brief reply:"Hell, yes."Schulz's return to track competition was a winner at the Clark Weaver Lion Relays Tuesday night at Linn-Mar Stadium, anchoring Cedar Rapids Kennedy to victory ...

Author: Douglas Miles | April 2, 2014 | No comments

IOWA CITY — Eve Small decided against playing through the pain.The Iowa City High junior — Class 2A girls’ tennis singles runner-up last season and third-place finisher in 2012 — had off-season surgery to remove an extra bone from each foot.“I could have played through ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 29, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Nine minutes? It may be just a matter of time.When Linn-Mar's Josh Evans is healthy, just about anything seems possible.Evans smashed the 3,200-meter record at the John Ask Relays on Saturday at Kingston Stadium, racing through it in a very un-March-like 9 ...

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- An interview was winding down, and Cedar Rapids Kennedy boys' track coach Brian White interrupted:"You can't overlook that guy over there. He's the best in the state. He's forgotten more about track and field than most coaches ever learn."He's a genius."White was ...

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

 Area boys track and field teams to watch for 2014:CASCADECoach: Chris Curry2013 state finish: 5th in Class 2A, 29 points (22.75 return)Returning state placewinners: Mitchell Oberbroeckling, sr. (3rd, 1,600 medley relay; 5th, 400; 6th, 1,600 relay; 7th, 800 relay); Levi Dolphin, sr. (3rd, 1,600 medley relay; ...

Author: Douglas Miles | March 17, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR FALLS – After a top-10 finish in the high jump at state last season, Cedar Rapids Kennedy sophomore Shawn Beyer is far from content.The 6-foot-4, 180-pound multi-sport athlete cleared 6-feet-2 to win the high jump to lead Kennedy to five event wins at the ...

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