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Author: Jeff Linder | January 10, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- This was a Polar Vortex-like chill.Cole Murdock provided the thaw.Murdock drained a pair of 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to reignite Cedar Rapids Kennedy to a 55-52 victory over Cedar Rapids Jefferson in a Mississippi Valley Conference boys' basketball game Friday ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 10, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- One of these days, Cedar Rapids Jefferson is going to take down a girls' basketball heavyweight.It almost happened Friday night.But Class 4A sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy overcame a 21-percent shooting display and held off the J-Hawks, 43-39, in an intracity girls' basketball ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | January 7, 2014 | No comments

MARION – It’s been historically cold the last several days in the Midwest, forcing school closures all over.But last night, Linn-Mar junior Nic Uhlir did his best to heat things back up, going 4-of-4 from 3-point range – he had one miss, but he was ...

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- You can quantify the impact of their arrival with all sorts of statistics.But the numbers that matter most are these: 8-2.The Sommer twins combined for 37 points, and Kristie Sommer crossed the 1,000-point threshold as Linn-Mar dusted Cedar Rapids Prairie, 57-36, in ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 7, 2014 | 1 comment

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- It is done.The Mississippi Valley Conference, the final soldier standing in the fight to maintain conference football, surrendered in a meeting Tuesday. Athletics directors and principals from the league have opted to go to the district format, effective the 2014 season.Now, the ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS -- For more than a half, from a scoring perspective, this was a game of two-on-two.You had Dani Franklin and Aleena Hobbs filling the hoop for Cedar Rapids Washington. There was Cedar Rapids Jefferson's Amanda Ollinger and Kennedy Dighton, matching them basket for ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 2, 2014 | No comments

The girls basketball season resumes with seven remaining area unbeatens, and far fewer surprises.For the most part, the season has gone as planned. The teams we figured could contend for conference championships, they've put themselves in a position to do so.Of the seven teams still ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 27, 2013 | No comments

Here are the divisional assignments for the Mississippi Valley Conference for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years:Mississippi Division -- Cedar Rapids Prairie, Cedar Rapids Washington, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Dubuque Hempstead, Iowa City High, Waterloo East, Waterloo West.Valley Division -- Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 20, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Jordan Holmes spent her "ice day" at home baking cookies. Madi Meier cleaned house."I dusted, I vacuumed," she said. "Honestly, I did."Friday night, the Cedar Rapids Kennedy backcourt traded their domesticity for relentlessness. Their team joined the ride.Class 5A eighth-ranked Kennedy delivered ...

Author: Douglas Miles | December 20, 2013 | No comments

IOWA CITY – Despite a new floor leader and some new faces, clearly West is still West.Senior Wyatt Lohaus poured in 18 points, while junior David DiLeo added 15 as 4A top-ranked Iowa City West thumped Cedar Rapids Xavier for its 58th straight win, 75-41, ...

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