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Author: Jeff Linder | February 25, 2014 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- The Kennedy Cougars were teetering, their season edging toward oblivion."We were on life support," acknowledged Coach Tony Vis. "Then Jordan (Holmes) gave us new life."Holmes' deep 3-pointer in the third quarter strengthened Cedar Rapids Kennedy's pulse and ignited a run as the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 20, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Jordan Holmes spent her "ice day" at home baking cookies. Madi Meier cleaned house."I dusted, I vacuumed," she said. "Honestly, I did."Friday night, the Cedar Rapids Kennedy backcourt traded their domesticity for relentlessness. Their team joined the ride.Class 5A eighth-ranked Kennedy delivered ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 10, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- File this in the doesn't-happen-every-day folder.In fact, Tony Vis wasn't sure it had happened previously for one of his teams in his coaching career."Good question," he said.All five Cedar Rapids Kennedy players scored in double digits, led by Stephanie Botkin's 17 points ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Nine seconds.That's how long it took for Morgan Martin to make a proclamation. An exclamation, even.She's back.Morgan scored on the first possession of the game and led a balanced attack as Class 5A No. 9 Cedar Rapids Kennedy drummed Davenport Central, 67-38, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 4, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The names and the faces have changed, on the floor and on the bench.But one thing remains the same -- Cedar Rapids Kennedy still has Cedar Rapids Jefferson's number in girls' basketball, and that number has grown to 11.Off the rim and ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 14, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- For Aleena Hobbs, green meant go.Hobbs hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left, and Cedar Rapids Washington rallied from a 16-point deficit to edge Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 57-56, in a girls' basketball game Friday night at Kennedy High School."We just always ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 29, 2012 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Kennedy played its first girls basketball game of the Tony Vis era with heavy hearts.And big hearts.The Cougars rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Cedar Falls, 51-35, in their opener Tuesday. To beat a quality Mississippi Valley Conference on the road ...

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 Linder | February 15, 2012 | No comments

(View Wednesday's 3A & 4A regional quarterfinal scores ... HERE)CEDAR RAPIDS -- Courtney Strait is a scorer. And a soother."We've got a lot of young kids, and sometimes you have to calm them down," she said. "A lot of times, girls get nervous when the pressure ...

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