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

 Haley Lorenzen is all right. Honestly."Bad things happen sometimes, but you can't dwell on it too long," Lorenzen said Tuesday. "It's just not healthy."When something like this happens, you've got to let it motivate you to do better things."The victim of a bad performace at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 21, 2014 | No comments

 Individuals to watch in girls track and field this season, with last year's results at the state meet:JASMINE BLUE, soph., Cedar Rapids Jefferson -- Class 4A champion in 800 relay, 3rd in sprint medley relay and 1,600 relay.TAYLOR BURKE, jr., North Linn -- Class 1A ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 11, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- The numbers, simply, were too good to ignore.Shelby Hembera became the first all-stater in Cedar Valley Christian's brief history as a state-sanctioned athletics school. The junior has been selected to the Iowa Newspaper Association Class 1A first team in girls' basketball."It's something ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 6, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Libby Falconer stood in the interview room, in no rush to take off her white uniform."I couldn't have asked for a better senior season," she said. "I'd give anything to wear this jersey one more time."North Linn's run ended in the Class ...

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

 DES MOINES -- In a nip-and-tuck, back-and forth thriller, it came down to this:"Our kids love to play basketball," said North Linn Coach Brian Wheatley. "And they didn't want it to be over tonight."The fifth-ranked Lynx made the pivotal fourth-quarter surge, a 9-0 spree in ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 24, 2014 | No comments

TIFFIN -- The "process" is complete. But the job is not finished.Fifth-ranked North Linn discarded the bad taste of the last two girls' basketball regional finals, blitzing Iowa Valley through the final three quarters and racing to the state tournament with a 67-34 triumph Monday ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 21, 2014 | No comments

 TROY MILLS -- North Linn claimed the rubber match, by the blink of an eye.Heather Sabers' game-tying shot came a split second after the final buzzer, and fifth-ranked North Linn held off No. 11 Maquoketa Valley, 47-45, in a Class 2A girls' basketball regional-semifinal dandy ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 20, 2014 | No comments

 At this point, they're not going to fool each other."There aren't any secrets between us," Maquoketa Valley Coach Scot Moenck said of Friday's Class 2A regional-semifinal girls' basketball clash between the 11th-ranked Wildcats and No. 5 North Linn. "We know each other pretty well. The ...

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

TROY MILLS -- Shooting will come, and shooting will go.But lockdown defense, that's a constant.The owner of the state's best scoring defense, Class 2A third-rated North Linn forced No. 15 Maquoketa Valley into 26 turnovers and claimed Thursday's Tri-Rivers Conference West Division girls' basketball showdown, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 11, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- One of these days, somebody's going to catch on.Somebody's going to see Nicole Miller play, and discover this diamond in the rough.Miller scored 31 points, including a 15-point, 3 1/2-minute burst of brilliance to start the second half, as Class 2A seventh-ranked ...

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