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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 | February 17, 2014 | No comments

Mike Sconsa gives his heart to his team. And he offers other internal organs to its success."If somebody would have told me that we would be 22-0, I would have literally given them my liver," said Sconsa, the girls' basketball coach at Cascade High School."It's ...

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

 The Tri-Rivers Conference West Division girls' basketball race has become a dead heat down the final straightaway, with one hurdle remaining for the co-leaders.Maquoketa Valley pulled alongside North Linn at the front of the pack Tuesday, knocking off the previously unbeaten Lynx, 47-32, at Delhi."We ...

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 | February 28, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Lawton-Bronson changed its defense.And with it, the complexion of the game.The second-ranked Eagles gave No. 14 Maquoketa Valley all sorts of fits with an extended zone and sidelined the Wildcats, 59-44, in a Class 2A semifinal at the girls' state basketball tournament Thursday ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 26, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES -- The Maquoketa Valley Wildcats arrived at Wells Fargo Arena for the first time, and crafted a masterpiece.The 14th-rated Wildcats shot 45 free throws, made 34 and upset No. 3 IKM-Manning, 65-57, in a Class 2A quarterfinal at the girls' state basketball tournament Tuesday morning ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 17, 2013 | No comments

As Cascade advanced to the girls' state basketball tournament, the Cougars' rooting section was a Tri-Rivers Conference melting pot.In addition to hundreds of folks from Cascade, there were players and parents from Maquoketa Valley. And from North Linn. They were rooting for their friendly foes, ...

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

Rivalry Saturday is taking a one-year leave from Cedar Rapids.Renovation to the U.S. Cellular Center has pushed the ninth installment of the six-game girls' basketball event out of the arena for the second straight year.Cornell College is the temporary host; it was at Cedar Rapids ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 29, 2012 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Kennedy played its first girls basketball game of the Tony Vis era with heavy hearts.And big hearts.The Cougars rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Cedar Falls, 51-35, in their opener Tuesday. To beat a quality Mississippi Valley Conference on the road ...

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