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Author: Jeremiah Davis | February 14, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Mikaela Morgan struggled early.The junior, and younger sister of Northern Iowa freshman Jeremy Morgan, couldn’t seem to finish close to the rim for much of the first half. But the Iowa City West team leader didn’t waver under the frustration, crashed the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 13, 2014 | No comments

MARION -- OK, class. Let's see a show of hands from those who thought Linn-Mar would win more Mississippi Valley Conference girls' basketball games this season than Cedar Rapids Kennedy.Didn't think so either. But it happened.The Lions rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit, then the Sommer ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 11, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Still surprised by the success of the boys' basketball team at Cedar Rapids Kennedy?Jon McKowen isn't."I know we've surpassed expectations of a lot of other people, but not mine," McKowen said after the Cougars improved to 14-4 with a 59-52 triumph over ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 11, 2014 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Somehow, quite miraculously, the clipboard survived."I tried to break it," Cedar Rapids Washington Coach Frank Howell said. "It just wouldn't go. Whoever manufactured this one did a nice job."Somehow, nearly as remarkably, Washington survived 29 turnovers.The Class 5A eighth-ranked Warriors stormed back from ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 7, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- It was bound to happen sometime.The Jefferson J-Hawks were simply too good not to beat a top-flight girls' basketball team at some point.It happened Friday night.Avery Guy and Amanda Ollinger scored 15 points apiece, and Cedar Rapids Jefferson led from start to ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | February 4, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Cedar Rapids Xavier Coach Ryan Luehrsmann watched Class 4A No. 1 Dubuque Senior point guard Kyle Haber score at will in the first half last night, and made an adjustment during halftime.The Saints (9-7), only trailing 30-24 at halftime, shadowed the guard, ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 1, 2014 | No comments

WATERLOO – Cedar Rapids Prairie Coach Blake Williams acknowledged the doubts, and they were hard to discredit.The Hawks lost more than half of their conference championship team to graduation, including three individual champs, six wrestlers with state meet experience.Of course, one group didn’t think those ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 31, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- At the time, Cedar Rapids Washington's big first-half run looked like a game-breaker.It turned out to be a game-saver.The Class 5A eighth-ranked Warriors went on a four-minute, 21-2 tear, took a 14-point lead, then held off Linn-Mar, 62-56, in a Mississippi Valley Conference ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | January 30, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – There’s history at play every time No. 9 Cedar Rapids Jefferson and No. 4 Cedar Rapids Prairie take to the mat.Years of hard-fought dual meets and opposing state champions rachet up the intensity whenever the two meet, and last night at Jefferson ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 28, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- January is coming to a conclusion, and the Xavier Saints couldn't be happier.A gauntlet of elite Class 5A competition is behind. The postseason looms near, and that's when the Saints shine brightest.Hayley Deutmeyer scored a career-high 26 points and snagged eight rebounds ...

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