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Author: Jeff Linder | March 17, 2014 | No comments

 WAUKON -- His contract not renewed, Gene Klinge didn't fight it."This came as a surprise to me," he said. "But it's probably time. I've been around too damn long anyway."The winningest coach in Iowa girls' high school basketball history, Klinge submitted his resignation at Waukon ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 2, 2013 | No comments

WAUKON -- A single chair sits along the baseline of the Waukon High School gymnasium during an early-morning holiday-break girls' basketball practice.Gene Klinge can't sit still in it, but doesn't wander far from it."I can't explain it," Klinge said. "I just can't stand up for ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | March 21, 2010 | 2 comments

Ali Browning, Iowa City Regina, 6-0, Sr.Tia Dawson, Cedar Rapids Washington, 6-2, Jr.Taylor Dicus, Mount Vernon, 6-2, Jr.Mary Halvorson, Waukon, 5-11, Sr.Virginia Johnson, Iowa City High, 6-1, Jr.Morgan Paige, Marion, 5-10, Sr.Mackenzie Reed, Iowa City West, 5-10, Sr.Jade Rogers, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 5-11, Sr.Jadyn Spencer, Waterloo West, ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | March 9, 2010 | 1 comment

DES MOINES — It can be argued that the Metro has never been stocked with so many big fish at one time.Kiah Stokes, Morgan Paige and Jade Rogers and high-level Division-I players, one and all.First-team all-staters, too.Sportswriters selected the trio — and four others from ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | March 6, 2010 | 1 comment

DES MOINES — About four seconds. That’s how long it took Sioux City Heelan to assert itself as the superior team in Saturday night’s Class 3A girls’ basketball state-championship game. The top-ranked Crusaders jumped all over No. 2 Waukon early and cruised to the title, 73-54, at ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | March 5, 2010 | 4 comments

DES MOINES — So we’re down to 1-vs.-2. Twice. The girls’ state basketball tournament concludes today with a pair of championship-game showdowns. In Class 3A, top-rated Sioux City Heelan (25-1) faces No. 2 Waukon (25-1) at 6 p.m. And in 4A, it’s No. 1 Linn-Mar (25-0) vs. No. 2 ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | March 4, 2010 | 43 comments

DES MOINES — Mary Halvorson held an ice pack to her jaw.She was sore, but ...“Oh gosh, this is the best feeling ever,” she said.It’s the feeling of a finalist.Second-ranked Waukon built an 11-point third-quarter lead, blew it, then pulled away again to defeat No. ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | March 2, 2010 | No comments

DES MOINES — Kristyna Herman sat. And she brooded. Then she came back and made a difference. Second-ranked Waukon overcame foul trouble and the long-range shooting of Sam Abens to subdue No. 12 Knoxville, 61-50, in a Class 3A quarterfinal at the girls’ state tournament Tuesday night ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | January 2, 2010 | 14 comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — The buzzer rang, and the Waukon Indians stripped. Off came the black uniform tops. Revealed were white tank tops. On the front: "939 WINS." On the back: "CONGRATS COACH." Gene Klinge became the winningest girls’ basketball coach in state history after Waukon defeated MFL MarMac, 48-38, ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | December 15, 2009 | No comments

DECORAH — Gene Klinge is one win away.Mary Halvorson scored 22 points, and Class 3A second-ranked Waukon handled Decorah, 57-30, in a Northeast Iowa Conference girls’ basketball game last night.Klinge picked up his 937th career win. He can tie the late Bob Mullen atop the ...

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