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

 DES MOINES -- They're good anyway.But the Mediapolis Bullettes were very good and highly motivated Tuesday afternoon, and that was a combination too tall to tackle.The fourth-ranked Bullettes avenged a regional-semifinal loss from last year, taking control midway through the first quarter and maintaining it ...

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

CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALSWestern Christian 66, Des Moines Christian 53The top-ranked Wolfpack (25-1) took their first step toward a third straight championship, holding off a solid challenge from unranked Des Moines Christian.Jamie Gesink (19 points, eight rebounds) and Alissa Pollema (16 points, nine boards) led the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 13, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- It had the feel of five.Red Oak won the third set to extend the match, and was rolling in Game 4."At that point, you're just thinking one point at a time," said Carroll Kuemper's Maria Dentlinger. "Every point is so important."Third-ranked Kuemper scored ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 26, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES -- The Cascade Cougars are devoted to defense."More than half of our practice is centered around defensive stuff, every day," said Holly Hunt.All that shifting and all those stances. Grunt work that isn't glamorous, or much fun.But Tuesday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 25, 2013 | No comments

Tuesday's games at the girls state basketball tournament:CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALNo. 14 Maquoketa Valley (19-5) vs. No. 3 IKM-ManningTime: 10 a.m.Tournament history: Maquoketa Valley is making its fifth appearance, its first since 2004. IKM-Manning is at state for the fourth time, all since 2009. The Wolves ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 8, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- For 2 1/2 sets, it was anybody's match.Then, it was strictly a Dutch display of dominance.Third-ranked MOC-Floyd Valley closed the third set with a 17-1 explosion, and went on to defeat No. 9 Red Oak, 25-19, 23-25, 25-12, 25-9, in a Class ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 8, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- They have a new coach, different players and a completely different identity. But don't snooze on the Mount Vernon Mustangs. And don't dismiss them. Tenth-ranked Mount Vernon used a balanced, disciplined offense and was unflappable on the floor in a four-set victory over No. ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 27, 2012 | No comments

Tuesday's games at the girls' state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines:CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALBenton Community (24-0) vs. Ballard (18-6)Time -- 8:30 p.m.Coaches -- Laurie Donald is 129-52 in eight seasons at Benton. Kelly Anderson is 18-6 in one year at Ballard.Key players -- ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | February 28, 2011 | 1 comment

Tuesday's games at the girls' state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena, Des MoinesCLASS 3A QUARTERFINAL#10 South Tama (22-2) vs. #1 Ballard (23-1)Time: 5 p.m.Coaches: Nate Roberts, a 1995 South Tama grad, is 42-26 in three years at his alma mater. Merle Olberding is 366-72 in ...

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

DES MOINES -- They're thrilled to be here.But not "just happy to be here."Benton Community makes its debut at the girls' state basketball tournament Tuesday. The 13th-ranked Bobcats (20-4) face No. 2 Mount Vernon (22-2) -- a Wamac Conference rival -- in a Class 3A ...

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