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Author: Douglas Miles | April 19, 2014 | No comments

MARION — When you’re a senior-laden team coming off a couple of boys’ tennis state championships, it takes some guts to plug a freshman into the No. 2 singles spot.Iowa City West Coach Mitch Gross did exactly that — and the results have been impressive.West ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 23, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – Solon’s Lance Evans made it look easy.He was dominant most of the tournament and didn’t surrender a point in his last match. The Spartans’ three-time state medalist showed the toughness that has marked his prep career.Evans said he battled mononucleosis the entire ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 21, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - There are indications when you've done something impressive.The crowd does not "Oooohh!" without a reason and when wrestling opponents rarely a congratulatory pat on the back in defeat.Maquoketa Valley's top-ranked 220-pounder Ryan Parmely produced both Friday night. Parmely tossed Lawton-Bronson's Blake Sappingfield ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 21, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - Cedar Rapids Jefferson Coach Dick Briggs has coached 10 wrestlers to 11 state titles, more than 50 state medalists and 120 wrestlers at the state tournament.His latest J-Hawk to earn a spot on the awards stand might be a little more special ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 21, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - Alburnett's Hunter Washburn was denied a shot at four state titles.It eventually led to him missing out on a third medal as well.Washburn was injured during a quarterfinal loss to Lisbon's top-ranked Carter Happel, hindering him in an 11-2 lost to Audubon's Jake Mulford ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 21, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES - Carter Happel turned 17  years old today.He was going to make sure to visit his parents, Dawn and Dean, for a birthday gift. Unfortunately for them, it will pale in comparison to the present he provided to himself.Lisbon's top-ranked 132-pound sophomore scored a fall ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 19, 2014 | No comments

This is the best Linn-Mar’s Alijah Jeffery has ever felt.The timing is perfect since he will attempt to cap his prep career with his best finish.The Lions’ top-ranked 120-pounder enters the Iowa High School Athletic Association state wrestling tournament as one of only seven unbeaten ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 18, 2014 | No comments

One just isn't enough for Alburnett’s wrestling program.The Pirates aren’t content with winning last year’s state duals. They won’t even be satisfied with only one gold trophy this year.Greed for golden bounty is acceptable in this case. Top-ranked Alburnett will attempt to match last year’s ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 18, 2014 | No comments

 CLASS 3AClass 3A is up for grabs and could be won by a handful of teams this year. A dominant team hasn't grasped an overwhelming favorite role. The Mississippi Valley Conference is well represented, making up half of the field, but the highest seed is ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 18, 2014 | No comments

The Mississippi Valley Conference will be well represented at the state’s top dual competition.Actually, more conference teams will participate than ever.Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Iowa City West and Linn-Mar account for half of the field in the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class ...

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