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Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 17, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES - Coaching seems to be optional for J.C. Vercande.At least that was the case during his latest state tournament contest. Vercande ignored the strategy of his coaches and it working, pinning fourth-ranked Tre Rutz of Humboldt with 10 seconds remaining in their 130-pound quarterfinal match of the ...

Author: Angie Holmes | February 14, 2011 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Prairie's Zach Witte has a goose-egg that he doesn't want cracked this week.The Hawks junior is one of five undefeated wrestlers in the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 3A state tournament field, which gets underway Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 12, 2011 | No comments

EPWORTH - It was a redeeming Saturday for many area wrestlers.For Linn-Mar's Aalijah Jeffery, he waited about a month for this day. Cedar Rapids Prairie's Zach Witte has suffered through a long year for it. Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Jordan Baskervillle's career has been geared toward ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 27, 2011 | No comments

DEWITT - West Delaware wrestling coach Jeff Voss said he wants his team to peak for the postseason, but first they wanted to reach the peak of the Wamac.The Hawks secured its spot atop the Wamac Conference East Division with a dominant 52-12 win over ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 20, 2011 | No comments

MARION - Cedar Rapids Prairie's smallest wrestler provided the Hawks biggest win. Freshman Trey Blaha took the mat for his 103-pound match knowing he needed to capture a big win for himself and his team. he was successful. Blaha scored a 9-4 win over No. 5 Alijah ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 15, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Waverly-Shell Rock Coach Rick Caldwell wasn't trying to be arrogant or boastful, even though he had every right.The Go-Hawks have rumbled with some of the best wrestling teams in the state and country, and after those tough tests Caldwell was glad to ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 13, 2011 | No comments

IOWA CITY - Iowa City West Coach Mark Reiland said he couldn't have ask for more from his wrestling team Thursday night.Anything more would have been perfection.Class 3A third-ranked West lost just two matches in two Mississippi Valley Conference victories over ninth-ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 27, 2010 | No comments

Matt Marbach recalled a visit from his brothers as he recovered in the hospital a little more than five years ago.The new wing of the hospital had rooms complete with a video game system so Marbach, and his brothers, Wes and Tony, played a game ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 11, 2010 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — If Tanner Werner wasn’t front and center for the Waverly-Shell Rock wrestling poster then coaches may want to schedule another shoot.At the very least, he made a strong case for himself to be the program’s poster boy Saturday.Werner knocked off the top ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 4, 2010 | No comments

MANCHESTER - Linn-Mar Coach Doug Streicher saw the potential coming up through the ranks.The potential is turning into results.The Lions crowned five champions to captured the team title Saturday at West Delaware's Hawk Invitational. The Lions scored 223.5 points, 22.5 more than New Hampton, which had four champs.A ...

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