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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 ...

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

DES MOINES – Consider where they came from.The Kennedy Cougars were 11-10 last season, an ordinary team. They faced the prospect of dealing with a new coach, a new system, a new philosophy and few expectations externally.So while a 75-65 loss to favored Sioux City ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 11, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Jon McKowen listed all the virtues of the Class 4A quarterfinal opponent for his Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars at the boys' state basketball tournament.Sioux City North has an extensive list of them, beginning with Daniel Tillo, a 6-foot-5 junior wing player who ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 5, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Kiera Washpun had a career night, and Iowa City High displayed a championship-level performance.Washpun hit 12 of 14 shots in a 31-point masterpiece as the top-ranked Little Hawks blistered Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 68-34, in a Class 5A quarterfinal at the girls' state basketball tournament ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 4, 2014 | No comments

CLINTON - Someone on Twitter posted seconds after the final buzzer that the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars had just shocked the world.If you knew anything about them, you knew that Tweet was inaccurate. A 46-43 Class 4A substate final win over third-ranked North Scott was ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 4, 2014 | No comments

Wednesday's games at the girls state basketball tournament:CLASS 4A QUARTERFINALNo. 8 Western Dubuque (21-2) vs. No. 2 Sioux City Heelan (20-3)Time: 11:45 a.m.Tournament history: Western Dubuque is making its third appearance. The Bobcats' last appearance, in 1987, ended in a championship. Heelan has qualified for the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 2, 2014 | No comments

Capsules on area teams that have qualified for the girls state basketball tournament: CASCADE (Class 2A)Coach -- Mike Sconsa (10th year, 196-43)Top players -- Abbey Meyer (5-3, sr.) averages 12.4 points, 3.5 assists and 4.5 steals per game. Carolyn Trumm (5-8, jr.) adds 9.4 points and 5.6 ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | February 28, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - You didn't pay too close of attention when they kept telling you how much better they were getting defensively. Seems like every team says stuff like that.But the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars proved Friday night it wasn't lip service. It was truth.It ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 27, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Tickets go on sale Friday at Kennedy High School for the Cougars' Class 5A state-quarterfinal game against Iowa City High at the girls' state basketball tournament next Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena.Tickets can be purchased at the activities office from 7:45 a.m. ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | February 27, 2014 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS - Marty McKowen has had a hall of fame career as head boys' basketball coach at Wapsie Valley High School. More than 500 wins in 31 years don't lie.But did you know he's a hall of fame babysitter as well?Ask his son, Jon, ...

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