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Author: Jeff Linder | April 16, 2014 | No comments

 SOLON -- When you attend the Wymer School of Throwing, you become stronger. You become technically sound. You become passionate.You become very, very good, and your diploma might well be a state championship.That was the story at Iowa City West. It's now the racket at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 23, 2014 | No comments

 Area boys track and field teams to watch for 2014:CASCADECoach: Chris Curry2013 state finish: 5th in Class 2A, 29 points (22.75 return)Returning state placewinners: Mitchell Oberbroeckling, sr. (3rd, 1,600 medley relay; 5th, 400; 6th, 1,600 relay; 7th, 800 relay); Levi Dolphin, sr. (3rd, 1,600 medley relay; ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 23, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – Solon’s Lance Evans made it look easy.He was dominant most of the tournament and didn’t surrender a point in his last match. The Spartans’ three-time state medalist showed the toughness that has marked his prep career.Evans said he battled mononucleosis the entire ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 22, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - The big fellas came up, well, big.Four area heavyweights were spots on the awards stand at the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 2A state wrestling tournament Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.Monticello junior Daniel Pike beat West Liberty's Dylan VanDusen, 11-8, to ...

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: Jeff Johnson | February 11, 2014 | No comments

MARION – About to hop on the bus, Brad Randall instead turned around and walked back into the gym. He wanted to make sure he pointed out the big-picture significance of his team’s 47-40 victory Tuesday night over Marion.It clinched the Spartans’ 22nd consecutive winning ...

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

SOLON - Brad Randall is back on the bench, and he'll remain there until the end of the boys' basketball season.The longtime Solon head coach said Monday he has returned after missing his team's previous six games while being investigated by the school district. Neither ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | January 23, 2014 | 2 comments

 He figured his team's district would be tough. Kevin Miller didn't know the half of it.The Iowa High School Athletic Association released district pods for the six classes Thursday, and it's difficult to find more quality than in Class 3A, District 4.There are Miller's Solon ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 22, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Success can be a case of mind over matter.For Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Logen Rodriguez, more success came when he emptied his mind of the things that didn’t matter. The Cougars have seen a more relaxed, confident and effective competitor“I started clearing my ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | January 21, 2014 | No comments

SOLON – Miguel Villagrana is a perfect 4-0 as Solon’s head varsity boys’ basketball coach. If he has his way, he’ll retire a perfect 4-0.Villagrana has learned quickly that being the boss brings a lot more stress. Take Tuesday night’s 59-58 win over Williamsburg.The Class ...

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