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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: By Susan Harman, Correspondent | April 11, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Xavier’s front line, the players charged with the responsibility of providing firepower for the defending state champions, came through with flying colors in the season opener. It’s evident that coach Bailey Winter is going to have to find something else to worry ...

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: 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 15, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – From a Moon Shot to a Bergy Bomb.When old Davenport High School won state basketball championships in 1950, 1951 and 1952, the local press called it a Moon Shot, in honor of legendary coach Paul Moon. That was the only three-peat ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | March 14, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - They won one. When you haven't been to the state basketball tournament for 25 years, that's important to remember.The Keota Eagles were held to 23 points in the second half and dropped their Class 1A consolation game Friday morning to Belmond-Klemme, 68-53. ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | March 13, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – When Dubuque Wahlert and Harlan were matched up for a Class 3A semifinal, the consensus was that fans at the Wells Fargo Arena would see one of the best games of the tournament.But last night, the Golden Eagles stifled and frustrated the ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | March 13, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – With a little more than four minutes remaining in the Class 1A semifinal between Keota and West Lyon, Keota Coach Dan Stout sat back in his chair and gave an exasperated laugh.His Eagles had just fallen behind the Wildcats by 32, 60-28, ...

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

DES MOINES - North Cedar's fourth straight appearance at the boys' state basketball tournament turned out to be nothing but a bunch of junk.That's both a description of the ultimate outcome for the Knights in their Class 2A quarterfinal Tuesday afternoon and the way it ...

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