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Author: Jeff Linder | January 30, 2014 | No comments

 Mike Sconsa termed the mighty-mite Cascade High School girls basketball team as "perfectly imperfect.""We don't shoot the ball that well, and this is the smallest team I've ever coached," Sconsa said.There are no imperfections, no blemishes, on the bottom line, though.A charter member of the new ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 15, 2014 | No comments

The focus is on breaking through and moving up.Western Dubuque Coach Paul Cleary has a vision for the Bobcats’ inclusion with the upper echelon of Class 3A teams.“We’ve been a top 10 to 15 team for the last few years,” said Cleary, trying to lead ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 3, 2013 | No comments

CENTER POINT -- Dennis Roloff received the unfortunate, but not unexpected, news via text on the bus. Then he shared it with his team upon arrival.It was official. Hannah Whitley -- one of Mount Vernon's best athletes, one of its best rebounders -- was a ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 27, 2013 | No comments

CLASS 3ALINN-MAR LIONS - High expectations accompany this season for Linn-Mar. The Lions are ranked 42nd nationally by InterMat after placing fifth at the 2013 state tournament and posting a 27-10 dual record. The Lions have 11 wrestlers back with starting experience and a ton ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 22, 2013 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Xavier, which claimed the Class 4A girls state basketball championship last season, begins the 2013-14 season at No. 3.The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released its preseason rankings Friday. Iowa City Regina is the highest-ranked team, at No. 2 in Class 2A.Iowa ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 14, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Mustangs' mojo just wasn't the same.Third-ranked Carroll Kuemper jumped all over No. 8 Mount Vernon from the start, and didn't allow the Mustangs to get much traction throughout. The Knights swept the Mustangs, 25-10, 25-23, 25-17, in a Class 3A semifinal ...

Author: Sam Louwagie | November 13, 2013 | No comments

The Gazette's Jeremiah Davis and Jeff Linder talk about a few highlights from Day One of the state tournament, with player interviews and photos by Adam Wesley and Jim Slosiarek. 

Author: Jeff Linder | November 12, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Not so far from flawless. And absolutely fearless.For the second straight year, Mount Vernon picked off a No. 2-ranked team in the quarterfinal round of the state volleyball tournament. This time, it was more convincing for the eighth-ranked Mustangs, a 25-17, 25-16, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 11, 2013 | No comments

 Team capsules for the Class 3A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament, in bracket order: No. 10 INDEPENDENCE (35-8)Nickname: MustangsCoach: Joe Schmitz (4th year, 63-80; 18th year overall, 228-290)Tourney history: 1st appearance.Starting lineup:No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos.1  Alyssa Hawkins  5-4  Jr.  S 3  Suzi Grover  5-5  Jr.  L 4  Karlie Niedert  5-9  Sr.  MH 6  Kaitlin Niedert  5-9  Fr.  OH 8  Shelby Lehman  5-8  Jr.  OH 14  Megann Kinseth  5-8  Jr.  OH           No. 1 MOC-FLOYD VALLEY (32-6)Nickname: Lady DutchCoach: ...

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

 A glance at Tuesday's area regional-final volleyball matches: Class 5A: CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY (20-14) vs. No. 8 DUBUQUE HEMPSTEAD (33-5)Time and site: 7 p.m., at Dubuque SeniorNotable: It's a regional-final rematch from a year ago; Hempstead claimed that match, and has handled the Cougars twice this season -- in ...

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