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Author: Jeff Johnson | February 28, 2014 | No comments

JESUP (21-3) vs. DUNKERTON (24-1) What: Class 1A substate final Where: Independence When: 7 p.m. Scouting Report: Dunkerton comes in ranked eighth by The Gazette/Iowa Prep Sports, Jesup is unranked. Dunkerton is led by 6-foot-11 senior center Kory Kuenstling, a Drake signee who averages 20.8 points and 10.7 ...

Author: Jeff Linder | July 24, 2013 | No comments

FORT DODGE -- Alyssa Olson ventured into new territory Wednesday. Two games in one day.She handled it like a champ.Olson pitched an eight-strikeout two-hitter as Cedar Rapids Jefferson finished fifth the Class 5A portion of the state softball tournament, defeating Cedar Rapids Prairie, 4-1, at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | July 21, 2013 | No comments

JESUP -- Kelsey Lough spoke up to get her grandfather's attention."Coach," she called. "How long do you want me to warm up?"She called him Coach."She always does that here," said John Begley. "Away from the diamond, she can call me Grandpa. Here, it's Coach."The Begley-Lough, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | July 21, 2013 | No comments

 Capsules on area teams qualifying for the state softball tournament: CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON (Class 5A)Record: 31-11Ranking: No. 10Coach: Brian Erbe (11th year, 355-161; 1st year at Jefferson, 31-11)Tournament history: 20th appearance, first since 2009. Won titles in 1983, 1997 and 1998.First-round opponent: J-Hawks face No. 3 ...

Author: By Dylan Montz, The Gazette | July 15, 2013 | No comments

WATERLOO — Down to its last out in the bottom of the seventh inning and down by two runs against Alburnett, the Jesup softball team needed something to happen.Key hits by third baseman Carson Atkins and shortstop Nicci Roberts would each score a run and ...

Author: Jeff Linder | May 22, 2013 | No comments

Mid-Prairie is the top-ranked softball team in Class 3A in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union preseason rankings, released Wednesday.The Golden Hawks were 31-13 last season and finished sixth in the 3A state tournament. They return seven starters from that team, including pitcher Olivia ...

Author: Rob Gray, correspondent | May 16, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES — In the past several weeks, Jesup’s runners could be seen carving fresh routes through the town’s streets, or hopping in their cars to practice at nearby Independence.The J-Hawks roamed anywhere to run except their home track, which...“We don’t have a track, but ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 28, 2013 | No comments

Area girls track teams to watch for 2013:CASCADECoach: Tim Frake2012 state finish: 1st in Class 2A, 82 points (68.5 return)Returning state placewinners: Mariah Kauder, sr. (1st, distance medley relay; Sydney Rickels, soph. (1st, distance medley relay); Abbey Meyer, jr. (1st, distance medley relay; 1st, 800 ...

Author: Grant Burkhardt | February 14, 2013 | No comments

Author: Jeff Linder | July 2, 2012 | No comments

 The weight of expectations can be a burden, but only if you let it.The Solon Spartans haven't let it."We don't talk about it," said Spartans Coach Ben Sorden. "We talk about controlling the controllable."Solon (32-6) has been the wire-to-wire No. 1 team in Class 3A ...

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