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Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 19, 2014 | No comments

It seems fitting that when Carter Happel was in practice when being named one of the state’s best wrestlers.He received a text from his father, Dean, who was in Des Moines for the announcement, and turned his attention back to the honor that means most ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – Brenden Baker went from feeling the worst to being first.All the hard work and dedication to reverse the result of last year’s district meet paid dividends. The Cedar Rapids Jefferson sophomore reaped the rewards, which is a chance at a state title.“I’m ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 6, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Consider it brotherly love instead of a sibling rivalry.It played out when Ross Lembeck crossed the gymnasium and landed a congratulatory pat on the backside to younger brother, Clint Lembeck. The meaningful, yet simple, gesture occurred despite being on opposite sides of ...

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

IOWA CITY - Alijah Jeffery is on a mission.Linn-Mar's top-ranked 120-pounder continued his dominance that he plans to carry on until late February.Jeffery recorded two pins as the Class 3A second-ranked Lions handled Iowa City West, 47-20, and Dubuque Wahlert, 66-6, in a Mississippi Valley ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 6, 2012 | No comments

MARION - Dylan Becker has been down before, but was never out for good.So, when the Cedar Rapids Prairie senior found himself in a hole late in a pivotal match for his team it was no surprise he displayed toughness and overcame adversity again.After missing last season to ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 25, 2012 | No comments

Matt Wempen, 113, So., Linn-Mar, Class 3A 106-pound state champion with 48-2 record.Hunter Washburn, 113, So., Alburnett, Class 1A 106-pound state champion, going 46-0.Max Thomsen, So., Union Community, Class 2A 113-pound state champion, posting 47-1 mark.Erik Lux, 170, Sr., South Tama, Class 2A 160-pound state champion ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 22, 2011 | No comments

MARION - The last 10 days have been far from ordinary for the Linn-Mar wrestling program, so why should its regional dual appearance be any different.The Lions had their backs against the wall, staring down the conclusion of their season, when they came clawing back their ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 21, 2011 | No comments

MARION - Members of the Linn-Mar wrestling team are usually on full-feed at this time of year, reflecting on the season's accomplishments.But, the season didn't end with the conclusion of the traditional state tournament, so the Lions will have to postpone the after-season awards banquet ...

Author: Angie Holmes | February 14, 2011 | No comments

Linn-Mar head coach Doug Streicher and his staff will be very busy when the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 3A state tournament begins Thursday morning at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.The Lions qualified a school record eight wrestlers for the state tournament, winning Saturday's 3A ...

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