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Author: Jeff Linder | March 5, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Western Dubuque clung to the lead, every possession an adventure.The Bobcats turned it over a lot, 26 times in all -- and that doesn't count numerous close calls. But when they held tight, they usually converted. And that was enough to pull ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 4, 2014 | No comments

Wednesday's games at the girls state basketball tournament:CLASS 4A QUARTERFINALNo. 8 Western Dubuque (21-2) vs. No. 2 Sioux City Heelan (20-3)Time: 11:45 a.m.Tournament history: Western Dubuque is making its third appearance. The Bobcats' last appearance, in 1987, ended in a championship. Heelan has qualified for the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 23, 2014 | 1 comment

 This is how Jeff Linder's ballot for The Gazette's 2014 preseason football poll might look, plus projections for the 2014 playoff field. CLASS 4ATop 10 2013 W-L 2013 Postseason1. Waukee 10-2 4A quarterfinalist2. West Des Moines Dowling 14-0 4A champion3. Bettendorf 10-3 4A semifinalist4. West Des Moines Valley 10-3 4A semifinalist5. Cedar Rapids Washington 6-4 4A qualifier6. Johnston 5-5 4A ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 21, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR FALLS – Trent Solsma, Philip Jacobson, Connor Niles and their buddies played a video game in real life Thursday night, and blew the machine to bits. Blew Washington to bits, too.The Sioux City Heelan quarterback-receiver trio were unstoppable and record smashing in a 47-14 ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 21, 2013 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Xavier is inching back up the Gazette football poll in Class 4A.The Saints (7-1) moved into a third-place tie after blanking Cedar Falls, 14-0, last week at Saints Field.West Des Moines Dowling remains No. 1 at 8-0. Pleasant Valley (8-0) is second, followed ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 14, 2013 | No comments

 Iowa City High has moved in. Iowa City West has moved down.The Little Hawks' 14-7 triumph over West on Friday caused a slight shakeup in the Class 4A rankings in The Gazette's football poll this week.Only three unbeatens remain in 4A -- top-rated West Des ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 7, 2013 | No comments

 Goodbye, perfect season. And farewell, No. 1.Cedar Rapids Xavier's six-week ride atop the Class 4A rankings came to an end Monday, three days after the Saints suffered a shocking 26-10 loss to Cedar Rapids Washington at Saints Field.Xavier (5-1) slid four spots to No. 5 ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 30, 2013 | No comments

 We've reached a consensus in our Class 1A football ballots. Unanimity. Harmony.The four pollsters in The Gazette's football rankings have the same 10 teams on their respective ballots. Different orders, mind you, but the same teams.Of course, it starts with Iowa City Regina, winner of ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 23, 2013 | No comments

 It's looking more likely by the week that the east side of the state will have three unbeaten Class 4A teams at the end of the regular season.Cedar Rapids Xavier and Pleasant Valley improved to 4-0 with convincing wins last week, while Iowa City West ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 16, 2013 | No comments

 BGM is the big scorer. Cedar Rapids Xavier and Waukon are the big stoppers.And Iowa City Regina has the big streak that just keeps growing.The No. 1 teams in all six classes remain the same -- Xavier in Class 4A, Sioux City Heelan in 3A, ...

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