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

DES MOINES -- The same phrase passed Madison Weekly's lips three times in a brief postgame interview."We couldn't get into a flow."Credit the eighth-ranked Harlan Cyclones, who slowed both of the top two scorers for No. 3 Benton Community, and sidelined the Bobcats, 52-42, in ...

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: Michael Bonner | November 7, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The scoreboard read 12-0. The Harlan fans, donning red, some even in Santa Claus outfits, weren’t  jolly. The Solon fans saw the run, euphorically cheering at every point. But there were six people in the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena oblivious to the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 6, 2012 | No comments

Team capsules for the Class 4A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament, in bracket order:No. 9 CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER (26-11)Nickname: SaintsCoach: Barb Sullivan (3rd year, 95-55)Tourney history: 4th appearance. Most recent was 2010, when they made 4A semifinals.Starting lineup:No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos.1 Halle Heying 5-4 Jr. L4 Melissa Everett 6-0 Sr. MH7 Kara Zwanziger  6-0 Jr. MH12 Sarah Homan 5-6 Sr. S 13 Kayla Torson 5-11 So. OH 14  Audrey ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | July 24, 2012 | No comments

DES MOINES - They'll be going back to West Des Moines Dowling High School Friday afternoon. No doubt about that."We won't change a thing," said Western Dubuque Coach Casey Bryant. "We're crazy baseball people. We're superstitious."Nor should the Western Dubuque Bobcats do anything differently, the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | May 16, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- For years, Tony Vis has kept an eye on the girls' basketball scene in Cedar Rapids."I've paid attention to that area for a long time," he said. "There's a lot of tradition there ... from Stacy Frese and Anne O'Neil and all of those other ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 14, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR FALLS - We're here at the UNI-Dome for the Class 3A portion of the state playoff semifinals. Game one features two of the biggest traditional powers in Iowa in Decorah (10-2) and Harlan (9-3).Harlan uncharacteristically lost three times in the regular season: to Denison-Schleswig ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 9, 2011 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- All in all, a memorable day for Claire Till.First, she signed a national letter of intent to play women's basketball at the University of Iowa. Then, she helped Dubuque Wahlert advance at the state volleyball tournament."Probably the funnest day I've ever had ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 8, 2011 | No comments

Class 3A state volleyball team capsules. Teams listed in bracket order. CHARLES CITY Comets Coach -- Matthew Johnson (8th year, 218-107)Record & ranking -- 34-7, No. 6Tournament history -- 3rd appearance, first since 2004.Starting lineupNo. Name Ht. Yr. Pos.5 Micaela Forsyth 5-8 Sr. S8 Mara Forsyth 5-7 So. OH12 Ashley Schlader 5-8 Sr. OH15 Torey Buenger 5-11 Jr. MH16 Hali Hillegas 5-6 Fr. MH17 Jessie Sindlinger 5-11 Jr. OH           SIOUX CITY HEELAN Crusaders Coach -- Mary Miller ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | July 30, 2011 | No comments

 DES MOINES — Everyone needs a humility check once in awhile.Solon’s came in late June, when it dropped a home doubleheader to Davenport Assumption. Those were the first losses of the season for a championship ballclub with everyone returning.“We needed to lose,” Solon Coach Keith ...

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