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Author: K.J. Pilcher | July 23, 2013 | No comments

SOLON – The dream became a reality.Now, the Mount Vernon Mustangs can replace those visions of reaching the state tournament with ones of hoisting a trophy.Mount Vernon qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 1999, beating Northeast, 10-0, in six innings of ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 2, 2013 | No comments

TIFFIN - James Wenzel gave his best impression of a caged jaguar.The Mount Vernon senior paced back and forth, anxiously awaiting his turn to take the mat. He turned that nervous energy into a little revenge and a district berth.Wenzel avenged an earlier loss to Clear ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 29, 2012 | No comments

LISBON - Good to be back, but the result could be better.Brad Smith returned to Lisbon's gymnasium for the first time as the Lions head wrestling coach since guiding them to 10 total state titles. The Hall of Fame coach will have to wait for the ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | October 30, 2012 | No comments

MONTICELLO – They scratched and clawed, but they just couldn’t grab the final win to advance.Cedar Rapids Kennedy fought the entire match, but third-ranked Dubuque Hempstead earned a 22-25, 25-21, 25-16, 27-25 win in the Class 5A Region 5 final Tuesday night at Monticello High ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 17, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES - Coaching seems to be optional for J.C. Vercande.At least that was the case during his latest state tournament contest. Vercande ignored the strategy of his coaches and it working, pinning fourth-ranked Tre Rutz of Humboldt with 10 seconds remaining in their 130-pound quarterfinal match of the ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 8, 2011 | No comments

WASHINGTON - The Williamsburg wrestling team has knocked on the door of the State Duals tournament each of the last four seasons.This year the Raiders went ahead and just kicked that door down after having the team goal in their sights all season."It was really ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 12, 2011 | No comments

He dashed from the Wells Fargo Arena floor when his goal for a second state medal was dashed.Since that very moment, Independence senior Blaize Cabell has been a man on a mission, charging through the competition with his sights fixed on a state title this season to soothe the sting from ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 12, 2010 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - The West Delaware Hawks were comfortable staring up at the pedestal that defending Class 3A state champion Waverly-Shell Rock was placed, because it made it easier for them to knock them off.The third-ranked Hawks cherished the role as underdogs as they dethroned the Go-Hawks, 25-17, ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 10, 2010 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS  - It was the match of the day on a day full of mismatches.Sioux City Heelan and Pella battled in the only five-game match of the first day of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union state volleyball tournament, and the Crusaders will ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | June 9, 2010 | No comments

For a well-traveled coach like Gary Stamp, this is one long honeymoon period.Stamp is in his fourth year of his 13th coaching job. He’s enjoying it as much as the day he was hired. Maybe more.“This is a unique group of kids,” Stamp ...

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