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Author: Jeff Linder | November 12, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Ankeny Centennial's debut was dandy.Third-ranked Centennial led the first two sets from start to finish, then overcame a set point in Game 3 to sweep No. 5 Johnston, 25-22, 25-16, 27-25, in a Class 5A quarterfinal at the state volleyball tournament Tuesday ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 11, 2013 | No comments

 Team capsules for the Class 5A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament, in bracket order: No. 9 WEST DES MOINES DOWLING (30-8)Nickname: MaroonsCoach: Mary Beth Wiskus (5th year, 133-50)Tourney history: 2nd appearance. Made first appearance last year.Starting lineup:No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos.1 Tessa Mendoza 5-7  So.  S 2  Anna Wisnieski  5-8  Jr.  L 7  Alex DeMarco  5-11  Jr.  MH 9  Brooke Reichart  6-1  Sr.  OH 10  Jesse Proehl  5-7  Jr.  DS 11  Jessi Henter  5-11  Sr.  S 15  Mykal Sadler  6-1  So.  MH  No. 1 ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | July 31, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES – State tournament life has been hard on Mississippi Valley Conference teams over the course of the last two decades.Despite repeated years of excellence and well-coached teams from the Corridor, teams from the Central Iowa Metro League have dominated the Class 4A baseball ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | July 31, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES - So much for that theory about having to hit to win baseball games. What a bunch of bunk.Honestly, Johnston didn't even need a hit Wednesday afternoon to beat Linn-Mar, 2-0, in a Class 4A state tournament quarterfinal at Principal Park. The Dragons ...

Author: Douglas Miles | July 6, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Cedar Rapids Kennedy senior Tony Maiers has been so stout behind the plate this season, he’s lacked for opportunities to show his stuff on the mound.Saturday he got his chance, holding Class 4A No. 4 Johnston scoreless for the final two innings ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | May 31, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES - Move this game to the University of Iowa's soccer complex. Move all of Saturday's state championship games to the University of Iowa's soccer complex.Five of the six finalists are from Eastern Iowa, three from Iowa City. For the second time in four ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 7, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- In Ankeny's 6-2 offense, the "two" are twins."We've been doing it this way since we started playing volleyball," said Katie Roberts, the elder twin by 3 minutes. "When I come out, I tell (younger twin Jenny) what we need to work on, ...

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

Team capsules for the Class 5A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament, in bracket order:JOHNSTON (26-8)Nickname: DragonsCoach: Rick Brooks (19th year, 486-187)Tourney history: 6th appearance, first since 2008. Class 4A state champion in 2007.Starting lineup:No. Name  Ht.  Yr. Pos.1 Sanna Rasmussen 5-10 Sr. MH8 Taylor Joens 6-0 Jr. OH10 Emily Hanson 5-9 Jr. OH12 Madeline Miller 5-9 Jr. OH15 Abby Hallman 5-4 Jr. S 28 Hayley Dotseth 5-9 Jr. OH  No. 1 ANKENY (29-6)Nickname: ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | September 22, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — One person has prevented Hannah Botkin from winning her best event this season.Herself.The Cedar Rapids Kennedy swimmer missed a week of competition and was limited in practice when she injured her right shoulder while changing her clothes. Before and after the fluky ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | June 2, 2012 | No comments

Iowa City West players rush the field after their 1-0 win over Johnston in the 3A state championship game on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines. (Liz Martin/The Gazette-KCRG)DES MOINES — Six boys’ state soccer championships overall. Six state team ...

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