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Author: Jeff Linder | April 15, 2014 | No comments

MARION -- Neither the conditions nor the competition lent themselves to an extraordinary performance.Stephanie Jenks acted alone.Jenks blazed to the second-fastest 3,000-meter effort by an Iowa high school girl, lapping the entire field and finishing in 9 minutes, 35.69 seconds Tuesday at the Lion Relays at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 5, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Kiera Washpun had a career night, and Iowa City High displayed a championship-level performance.Washpun hit 12 of 14 shots in a 31-point masterpiece as the top-ranked Little Hawks blistered Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 68-34, in a Class 5A quarterfinal at the girls' state basketball tournament ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 25, 2014 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- The Kennedy Cougars were teetering, their season edging toward oblivion."We were on life support," acknowledged Coach Tony Vis. "Then Jordan (Holmes) gave us new life."Holmes' deep 3-pointer in the third quarter strengthened Cedar Rapids Kennedy's pulse and ignited a run as the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 22, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The curtain came down on Steve Doser's coaching career, at least for now.Meanwhile, the hopes of a revival and the dreams of a state-tournament berth are alive and well for the Kennedy Cougars.Cedar Rapids Kennedy put the brakes on a late-season slide, ...

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 | January 23, 2014 | No comments

 Just another game? Tony Vis knows better."I'd love to downplay it, but I'm not going to lie ... this is an important game," said Vis, the girls' basketball coach at Cedar Rapids Kennedy.Since the season began, this was a date worth circling: Iowa City High ...

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: 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: Jeff Linder | December 10, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- File this in the doesn't-happen-every-day folder.In fact, Tony Vis wasn't sure it had happened previously for one of his teams in his coaching career."Good question," he said.All five Cedar Rapids Kennedy players scored in double digits, led by Stephanie Botkin's 17 points ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 26, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Nine seconds.That's how long it took for Morgan Martin to make a proclamation. An exclamation, even.She's back.Morgan scored on the first possession of the game and led a balanced attack as Class 5A No. 9 Cedar Rapids Kennedy drummed Davenport Central, 67-38, ...

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