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Author: Jeff Linder | January 19, 2012 | No comments

 Admit it, you expected Mount Vernon to plummet in girls' basketball this season, didn't you?All that height from two straight state finalists: Gone. More than three-fourths of their scoring: Vanished.But as we head down the stretch of the regular season, the first area team to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 20, 2011 | No comments

TROY MILLS -- The North Linn Lynx have some sharp-looking warmup tops waiting for them in a box.And for now, that's where they'll stay."Coach (Brian Wheatley) is a pretty superstitous guy," said senior Amanda Aberle.The Lynx played from ahead all game and overcame 26 turnovers ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 20, 2011 | No comments

TROY MILLS -- T.J. Rieniets scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the second half as Monticello pulled away to defeat Class 1A 10th-ranked North Linn, 46-33, in a Tri-Rivers Conference boys' basketball game Tuesday night at North Linn High School.Rieniets scored Monticello's first ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 19, 2011 | No comments

A broken wrist hasn't broken the spirit of the Monticello Panthers.Class 2A sixth-ranked Monticello is without Brooke Stahlberg until late January, but the Panthers have persevered."It hasn't slowed us down," said Monticello Coach Donnie Kremer. "We've had some other girls step up. The team, as ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 12, 2011 | No comments

Even last year, Brian O'Donnell had competitors on the Marion High School girls' basketball team.Throw in a year of seasoning, and the competitors have become winners."I know them better and they know me better," O'Donnell said. "That year of maturity, it has helped the kids ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 29, 2011 | No comments

 FORT DODGE -- A championship, for sure. A budding dynasty, perhaps.All five of Monticello's scoring runners broke 17 minutes, and the Panthers cashed in on their 15th consecutive state-meet appearance, winning the Class 2A boys' crown¬†Saturday afternoon at Lakeside Golf Course."We knew if we could ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 19, 2011 | No comments

As the gap keeps shrinking, the hopes around the Monticello High School boys' cross country team continue to rise.The Panthers head to Thursday's Class 2A district meet at West Union expecting to qualify for state for the 15th consecutive year. Getting there, this time, isn't ...

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

TROY MILLS -- Lukas Mees has backed off a bit from his training.He's not slacking. He's tapering.Mees broke the Marion High School boys' cross country record Saturday morning at the North Linn Invitational cross country meet.Detroyed it, even.Mees was timed in 15 minutes, 47 seconds. That's ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 22, 2011 | No comments

Area cross country teams to watch for the 2011 season:BOYSCEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON2010 state finish -- 6th place in Class 4A, 145 points.Returning runners from 2010 state meet (5) -- Etienne Nyoyisaba, jr.; Laurent Hakizimana, sr.; Robert Hogg, sr.; Joe Berry, jr.; Grant Gregory, sr.DECORAH2010 state ...

Author: Jeff Linder | July 12, 2011 | No comments

A glance at regional-final softball games throughout the area:0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON vs. WEST DES MOINES DOWLINGClass 4A Region 2Site & time: 7 p.m. Thursday, at MarshalltownRecords & rankings: No. 7 Jefferson is 32-7; Dowling (21-16) is unranked.Notable: Jefferson fell short of the state tournament last ...

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