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Author: Jeff Linder | March 30, 2014 | No comments

 Haley Lorenzen is all right. Honestly."Bad things happen sometimes, but you can't dwell on it too long," Lorenzen said Tuesday. "It's just not healthy."When something like this happens, you've got to let it motivate you to do better things."The victim of a bad performace at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 7, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Kiera Washpun crumpled to the ground, her head in her hands.For Haley Lorenzen, the agony lingered longer."I kept trying, but it wasn't my (day)," she said. "And it wasn't the right (day) for me not to perform."Top-ranked Iowa City High's "Big Three" ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 5, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Kiera Washpun had a career night, and Iowa City High displayed a championship-level performance.Washpun hit 12 of 14 shots in a 31-point masterpiece as the top-ranked Little Hawks blistered Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 68-34, in a Class 5A quarterfinal at the girls' state basketball tournament ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 2, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Somewhere, hidden in Mike Sconsa's classroom, are a list of goals composed by his girls' basketball team at Cascade High School.Sconsa hasn't seen them yet. They're out of sight and out of mind until the season is over.The word "undefeated" probably isn't ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 24, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- An elite team on a hot night. That's a combination for invincibility.Class 5A top-ranked Iowa City High shot 62.5 percent from the floor and took down No. 7 Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 67-44, in a Mississippi Valley Conference girls' basketball showdown in front ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 17, 2013 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- Come Thursday, Iowa City High will have a "1" attached to its name.Rated second for now, the Little Hawks staked their claim to the top spot in the Class 5A girls basketball rankings Tuesday night, rallying from a 16-point first-half deficit to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | May 17, 2013 | No comments

(RESULTS)DES MOINES -- Thirty-eight years, Woodbine held the all-time Iowa best in the girls' 800-meter relay.Thirty-eight years, but no longer.Cedar Rapids Jefferson was No. 1 in the Class 4A girls' race Friday at the state track meet. And No. 1 ever.Maliya Rattliffe, Lucy Schneekloth, Jasmine Blue ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 18, 2013 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- Hot shooting can cure a lot of ills.And Iowa City High has very few ills to begin with.The Class 5A fifth-ranked Little Hawks shot 57 percent from the field and steamrolled Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 72-49, in a Mississippi Valley Conference girls' basketball ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 21, 2012 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- Bill McTaggart issued a halftime challenge to Kiera Washpun.She took it to heart. And she took it to the court.Washpun ignited a third-quarter surge as Class 5A seventh-ranked Iowa City High downed Iowa City West, 65-52, in a non-conference girls' basketball game Friday ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 27, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Haley Lorenzen is "a different player" this season, according to Bill McTaggart."She's stronger," said the Iowa City High girls' basketball coach. "And her footwork is so much better."Rebounding, though ... she could always rebound.Lorenzen spearheaded the Little Hawks' superior boardwork in an ...

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