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Author: Jeff Linder | April 27, 2012 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Dakotah Goodell threw well enough to set a personal record.But not quite far enough to repeat.Dubuque Wahlert's Katelyn Weimerskirch denied Goodell a second consecutive Drake Relays discus title Friday, unleashing a throw of 148 feet, 1 inch on her final try."I was ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 5, 2012 | No comments

Three more schools might be trying to flee the Tri-Rivers Conference.Representatives from East Buchanan, Maquoketa Valley and North Linn met with Upper Iowa Conference athletics directors Wednesday with hopes of possibly escaping a possible Tri-Rivers/Big East combination."The superintendents are the ones that would have to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 29, 2012 | 4 comments

(Here's how Jeff Linder from The Gazette-KCRG would complete the ongoing conference realignment issue for small schools throughout Eastern Iowa)Thank you all for attending this meeting. Please grab a doughnut and some coffee on your way to your seat. Make yourselves comfortable; this shouldn't take ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | February 26, 2012 | No comments

MANCHESTER — Believe it or not, Ben Knake never got into wrestling. You go to Lisbon, that’s supposed to be in your DNA.“I did it one year. Seventh grade,” Knake said. “But I think I made a smart choice.”That smart choice was basketball, of all ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 20, 2012 | No comments

 (1A & 2A regional final scores ... HERE)TAMA -- No in-depth analysis necessary on this one. West Marshall simply made more shots.North Linn suffered through a 26-percent shooting output from the field and fell to the Trojans, 53-40, in a Class 2A girls' basketball regional final Monday night ...

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

Some of it was adrenalin. A lot of it was preparation.Brian Wheatley spent late Friday night (and early Saturday morning) in college-student mode, cramming for an exam.A regional-final exam."I was up until 2 in the morning," said Wheatley, girls' basketball coach at North Linn High School. "We're playing another ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 13, 2012 | No comments

Starting the state tournament with a zero in the loss column is a lot less than finishing with it.Four Tri-Rivers wrestlers will open the Class 1A state tournament Thursday at 7 p.m. without a loss. Hunter Washburn (106) of Alburnett, North Linn duo Logan Mulnix (138) ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 13, 2012 | No comments

Game, set, rubber match.Iowa City Regina and Mid-Prairie were unable to determine girls' basketball superiority in the regular season, splitting their two games and sharing the Cedar Valley Conference championship.As far as tie-breakers go, Tuesday's Class 2A regional quarterfinal certainly will suffice."Every game is important, ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 4, 2012 | 2 comments

 WINTHROP — One team. One family. One mission.The saying sprawled on the back of Alburnett wrestling sweatshirts provides a blunt message of the Pirates goal to be No. 1 in the state.Alburnett took its first step in trying to improve two straight third-place finishes in Des ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 21, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Good bye, "downer."Hello, spoiler.Monticello erased an 11-point third-quarter deficit and edged Class 2A 15th-ranked North Linn, 45-42, in a Tri-Rivers Conference girls' basketball game at Rivalry Saturday at Washington High School."The last two games had been a real downer for us," said Jordan ...

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