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Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 1, 2014 | No comments

WATERLOO – Cedar Rapids Prairie Coach Blake Williams acknowledged the doubts, and they were hard to discredit.The Hawks lost more than half of their conference championship team to graduation, including three individual champs, six wrestlers with state meet experience.Of course, one group didn’t think those ...

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

IOWA CITY – The progress is paying dividends.The work Iowa City West has invested in practice has yielded a nice return, including two straight wins over top-five opponents in 48 hours.The Trojans received a fall from senior Chris Walters in the final match, beating Class ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 16, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Prairie powered its way to a pair of dominant wins.The fourth-ranked Hawks remained atop the Mississippi Valley Conference Valley Division, handling Cedar Rapids Xavier and Waterloo West on Thursday night at Prairie. The Hawks beat West, 72-5, and capped the ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 8, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - The start of the new year was better than the start of the season for Josh Wenger.Cedar Rapids Prairie's two-time state medalist overcame an injury suffered in a preseason tournament that limited his participation the first month.Wenger looks closer to hitting stride ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 8, 2012 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS — West Delaware’s Sam Phillips recognized the hammers were about to take the mat.So, the junior 120-pounder prepared to try and play the role of final nail in the coffin.Phillips scored a 12-9 decision over Zack Fiser in the final bout, elevating West Delaware ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 6, 2012 | No comments

MARION - Dylan Becker has been down before, but was never out for good.So, when the Cedar Rapids Prairie senior found himself in a hole late in a pivotal match for his team it was no surprise he displayed toughness and overcame adversity again.After missing last season to ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 25, 2012 | No comments

Matt Wempen, 113, So., Linn-Mar, Class 3A 106-pound state champion with 48-2 record.Hunter Washburn, 113, So., Alburnett, Class 1A 106-pound state champion, going 46-0.Max Thomsen, So., Union Community, Class 2A 113-pound state champion, posting 47-1 mark.Erik Lux, 170, Sr., South Tama, Class 2A 160-pound state champion ...

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