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Author: Jeff Linder | January 14, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Tony Vis' postgame appearance in the locker room was brief, and his message was direct:Change is coming. Soon."It's going to be different in practice, starting tomorrow," Vis said after Class 5A sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy defeated 4A No. 5 Cedar Rapids Xavier, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 10, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- One of these days, Cedar Rapids Jefferson is going to take down a girls' basketball heavyweight.It almost happened Friday night.But Class 4A sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy overcame a 21-percent shooting display and held off the J-Hawks, 43-39, in an intracity girls' basketball ...

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 | February 15, 2013 | No comments

Frank Howell's primary message since the regular season ended has consisted of two words, two syllables.Get. Back."Transition defense has been our big focus," said Howell, the girls basketball coach at Cedar Rapids Washington. "We can't give up easy baskets. It's something we have to figure out, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 13, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- When it comes to 3-point prowess, Madi Meier now has a corner on the market at Cedar Rapids Kennedy.Meier hit a school-record seven treys as Kennedy bumped Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 58-50, in a Class 5A regional quarterfinal girls' basketball game Wednesday night ...

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: K.J. Pilcher | October 30, 2012 | No comments

MONTICELLO – They scratched and clawed, but they just couldn’t grab the final win to advance.Cedar Rapids Kennedy fought the entire match, but third-ranked Dubuque Hempstead earned a 22-25, 25-21, 25-16, 27-25 win in the Class 5A Region 5 final Tuesday night at Monticello High ...

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 ...

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