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Author: Jeff Linder | January 27, 2014 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- Four straight years, Justin Lutjen coached Mid-Prairie to the state softball tournament.Now, he'll try to match that kind of success in Class 5A and the Mississippi Valley Conference.Iowa City West Athletics Director Scott Kibby said Monday that Lutjen has been named the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 6, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Washington High School announces the hiring of Erin Jones as its new head softball coach, pending Board approval. Jones replaces Fanaye Wooldrik, who resigned from her softball coaching assignment this fall.Washington Athletic Director Paul James said, "Erin has an outstanding softball background from ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 15, 2013 | No comments

INDEPENDENCE -- Lyle Hosch's career as softball coach at Independence High School reportedly is over.The Waterloo Courier reported Tuesday that school will not renew the contract for the 61-year-old coach, who led the program for 19 years.Rob Arnold, the school's athletics director, could not comment ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 9, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Dan Gratz has been hired as softball coach at Cedar Rapids Kennedy, pending board approval.Gratz replaces Katie Bova, who resigned at the end of the 2012 season.He has served as an assistant coach at Cornell College and Mount Vernon High School, and ...

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

IOWA CITY -- The son will get his chance to shine.Nick Niemeyer has been hired as softball coach at Iowa City High, the school announced Monday."I've always admired their program," said Niemeyer, who served as 10 years as an assistant coach at Cedar Rapids Jefferson ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 19, 2013 | No comments

 MARION -- If you're an athlete of Linn-Mar High School, you've probably seen John Begley behind the wheel of a school bus.Next summer, he'll take a more active role.Begley has been hired as head coach of the Linn-Mar softball program, pending board approval."I'm awfully excited," ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 9, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Erin Kuba is fighting cancer. For herself, and for other patients.A 15-year-old sophomore at Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Kuba is organizing a concert Saturday at Bloomsbury Farm, near Atkins.Kuba is the starting third baseman for the Jefferson softball team that placed fifth at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 5, 2013 | No comments

Area softball Super Ten, FINAL:TEAM W-L Pvs1. Solon 41-4 12. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 33-12 33. Washington 30-13 94. Cedar Rapids Prairie 29-16 75. Mid-Prairie 32-11 56. Cedar Rapids Xavier 29-12 27. Monticello 32-8 88. Benton Community 31-6 49. Jesup 30-13 --10. Center Point-Urbana 26-15 -- Dropped out: Highland (6), Cascade (10).Class rankings:Class 5A -- 1. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (33-12), 2. Cedar Rapids Prairie (29-16), 3. Iowa City West ...

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

STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTAt Rogers Sports Complex (Fort Dodge)Friday's Class 1A 3rd-Place GameDon Bosco 11, Newell-Fonda 3Friday's Class 2A 3rd-Place GameAckley AGWSR 4, Ridge View 2Friday's Class 3A 3rd-Place GameSergeant Bluff-Luton 5, New Hampton 2Friday's Class 4A 3rd-Place GameIndianola 10, Washington 1Friday's Class 5A 3rd-Place GameAnkeny ...

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

FORT DODGE -- This was an upset. But it was no fluke.Joni Erwin ignited Washington (Iowa) with a three-run triple, and Ashley Rausch quieted the prolific Solon bats as the Demons pulled off a 6-1 shocker in a Class 4A quarterfinal at the state softball ...

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