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Author: Jeff Linder | June 6, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Brian Ernst is staying around cross country. Not as a coach, but as a dad.Ernst, who coached Cedar Rapids Xavier's girls to state championships in 2003 and 2006 during his 14-year tenure, confirmed that he has resigned his post."It was a difficult ...

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- After presenting Xavier High School with its fourth girls' basketball state championship trophy, Tom Lilly led the student body in chant and dance."I believe that we just won."The Saints were honored at an assembly during first period of class Monday. Xavier defeated Harlan, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 30, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- In her four years as volleyball coach at Cedar Rapids Xavier, Barb Sullivan has preached a family-first message.Now, she's following that credo.Sullivan, who is due to give birth in January, announced her resignation Friday."It's killing me," she said. "It's not the first ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 14, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Jefferson grad. Jefferson guy.And now, Jefferson coach.Calling himself "humbled and privileged," Brian Erbe accepted Cedar Rapids Jefferson's offer to succeed Larry Niemeyer as the school's softball coach Tuesday."Certainly, I have some big shoes to fill," Erbe said. "I look forward to the ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | June 6, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Mike Winker was asked the other day to try and put some perspective into the historical run his girls' soccer program is on.The Cedar Rapids Xavier activities director thought for a minute, then brought his niece's name into the conversation. Bailey Dorrington ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 20, 2012 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS - It'll probably be some Tom Davis, with a little Steve Alford thrown in.Those are the two guys Ryan Luehrsmann played for at the University of Iowa and his two biggest coaching influences. The 34-year-old was officially named head boys' basketball coach Friday ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | September 24, 2011 | 194 comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Xavier has suspended an unidentified football player from the team indefinitely because of an unspecified comment he made during a game Sept. 16 against Iowa City High at Xavier, Athletics Director Mike Winker announced in a statement Saturday.Sportsmanship had been ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 17, 2011 | No comments

They're at it again.Despite losing nine defensive starters to graduation, the North Tama Redhawks keep churning out shutouts.The defending Class A state champion, North Tama posted its 18th consecutive victory Friday night, blanking Colo-Nesco, 56-0.It was the Redhawks' fourth consecutive whitewashing this season and its ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 15, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Today, they listened. Tomorrow, they'll vote.And if an exit poll outside a classroom at Jefferson High School is any indication, the majority of area athletics directors will just say "no" to Class 4A district football."I still have to talk to (football coach) Tim ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 7, 2011 | 6 comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- District football could be coming to Class 4A, and it could be happening soon.Maybe next fall.The Iowa High School Athletic Association sent out surveys last month to its 47 Class 4A football members, gauging their interest in pursuing a district system similar ...

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