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Author: Jeff Linder | March 18, 2014 | 1 comment

 A draft of 2014-15 preseason girls basketball rankings, courtesy Jeff Linder of The Gazette/KCRG. These have been adjusted after the release of the 2014-15 BEDS Documents.CLASS 5A '13-14 W-L 2014 Postseason1. West Des Moines Dowling 23-3 5A state champion2. Southeast Polk 18-7 5A state runner-up3. West Des Moines Valley 22-2 5A state qualifier4. ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 6, 2014 | No comments

CLASS 1A SEMIFINALBurlington Notre Dame 65, Janesville 58Notre Dame earned a trip to its first state final, rallying from an eight-point halftime deficit.The third-rated Nikes (23-3) will face No. 1 Newell-Fonda (24-2) for the title at 6 p.m. Friday.Four Notre Dame players scored in double ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 4, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES -- It's a girls' basketball town.Again. Still.A six-player dynasty during the old-time game's heyday, Mediapolis made its first trip back to the state tournament in 27 years. And the Bullettes made it count.Mediapolis beat Williamsburg, 61-43, in a Class 3A quarterfinal Tuesday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena."We ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 4, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- They're good anyway.But the Mediapolis Bullettes were very good and highly motivated Tuesday afternoon, and that was a combination too tall to tackle.The fourth-ranked Bullettes avenged a regional-semifinal loss from last year, taking control midway through the first quarter and maintaining it ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 3, 2014 | No comments

Tuesday's games at the girls state basketball tournament:CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALSNo. 12 Center Point-Urbana (18-6) vs. No. 1 MOC-Floyd Valley (23-1)Time: 3:15 p.m.Tournament history: Center Point-Urbana is making its third appearance. The Stormin' Pointers won the 2A state championship in 1995. MOC-Floyd Valley has qualified for the eighth ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | February 19, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – After four years of state dual tournament berths, the Mediapolis wrestling team has found itself in the Class 2A championship dual at last, defeating Creston Orient-Macksburg, 34-28.A few years of coming up short have made the opportunity at a title – and ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 21, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Xavier wrestling coach Ryan Chambers called looking for a wrestler to add to his roster.He found a big diamond in the rough.Cole Turner answered the phone and the challenge from Chambers. In a little more than one full varsity season, ...

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

 A glance at Tuesday's area regional-final volleyball matches: Class 5A: CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY (20-14) vs. No. 8 DUBUQUE HEMPSTEAD (33-5)Time and site: 7 p.m., at Dubuque SeniorNotable: It's a regional-final rematch from a year ago; Hempstead claimed that match, and has handled the Cougars twice this season -- in ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 1, 2013 | No comments

A dozen key area football games for Week 6: CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON at CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIERTime and site: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Saints FieldRecords and rankings: Washington is 2-3 overall, 2-1 MVC Valley Division; Class 4A No. 1 Xavier is 5-0, 2-0.Notable: After last week's miracle finish ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 5, 2013 | No comments

MOUNT VERNON -- Defense turned Mid-Prairie's lone blemish into a non-issue.The Class 3A eighth-ranked Golden Hawks froze No. 4 Mediapolis in the first half and held on for a 40-31 non-conference girls' basketball victory Saturday at the Small Multi-Sports Central on the Cornell College campus."As ...

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