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Author: Jeff Linder | October 19, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR FALLS -- Kaz Brown had explosive actions.And reactions.A highly talented, highly emotional middle hitter, Brown carried Class 5A ninth-ranked Cedar Falls to its first Mississippi Valley Conference volleyball tournament championship Saturday. The Tigers handled Iowa City West, 25-19, 25-19, in the final match."Volleyball is ...

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

 Need evidence of Metro volleyball parity?Item of Proof No. 1 came Tuesday night, when Cedar Rapids Kennedy had to fight off three match points before outlasting Cedar Rapids Jefferson in a five-setter."Our backs were against the wall, that's for sure," said Kennedy Coach Michelle Goodall. "In ...

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Two hours. Five sets. And multiple opportunities to wilt.Cedar Rapids Kennedy refused.The Cougars won a winner-take-all set for the first time in four tries this season, outlasting Class 4A No. 8 Cedar Rapids Xavier, 21-25, 25-21, 16-25, 25-21, 15-10, in a Mississippi ...

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 | September 18, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- There are some hungry wolves in town, nipping at the queen's heels.For now, the queen's boots are strong enough to keep them at bay.Lexi Rogers made the big plays at the big moments, and Cedar Rapids Kennedy turned back Cedar Rapids Washington ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 28, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Momentum can be a fickle, fleeting thing.It darts, it dances. It comes, it goes.Tuesday night, Iowa City High grabbed it, lost it, regained it, then kept it."The first two games were total opposites of each other," City High Coach Craig Pitcher said ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 8, 2011 | 16 comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Ask those who knew Harold Wilkinson best, and a common theme emerges quickly.Wilkinson loved coaching. But not as much as he loved those he coached."He was the epitome of what a coach should be," said Aaron Stecker, athletics director at Cedar Rapids Kennedy. ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 9, 2011 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS – Blink, and you missed it.Seventh-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy sprinted into familiar territory in a new venue, needing just 63 minutes to close out No. 4 Dubuque Hempstead, 25-9, 25-21, 25-15, in a Class 4A quarterfinal at the state volleyball tournament Wednesday afternoon ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 8, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The transformation of the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena began last week."The first thing I did was take a giant Coors Light bottle down from the rafters," said Jeff Dralle, the facility manager.All references to alcohol have been taken down or covered up. ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 2, 2011 | 1 comment

CLARENCE -- Allie Hutcheson's biggest issue was the blood.Hutcheson reopened a wound near her rib cage early in Wednesday's Class 4A volleyball regional final. As the Kennedy Cougars talked during timeouts, a trainer dabbed at Hutcheson's bright yellow uniform, wiping the blood stain clean.As for the match, ...

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