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Author: Jeff Linder | February 17, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Through 14 winters, they've occasionally battled for divisional titles. And they've always squabbled for 42nd Street superiority.But until now, Cedar Rapids Xavier and Cedar Rapids Kennedy have never fought for girls' basketball postseason survival.The time has come.Fifth-ranked Xavier (16-5) hosts No. 12 ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 14, 2012 | No comments

 As winters go, this one couldn't have been scripted any better for Laurie Donald.The weather has been mild. She welcomed her third child, Kole, into the world in November. And her girls' basketball team at Benton Community has enjoyed a dream season."It's all gone so ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 21, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Some bizarre circumstances moved Kaleigh Sieck in the starting lineup.Saturday, she proved she belonged.Sieck scored 11 points to help Class 3A sixth-ranked South Tama defeat No. 9 Union, 41-31, in a non-conference girls' basketball game at Rivalry Saturday at Washington High School.A ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 19, 2012 | No comments

 Admit it, you expected Mount Vernon to plummet in girls' basketball this season, didn't you?All that height from two straight state finalists: Gone. More than three-fourths of their scoring: Vanished.But as we head down the stretch of the regular season, the first area team to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 12, 2011 | No comments

Even last year, Brian O'Donnell had competitors on the Marion High School girls' basketball team.Throw in a year of seasoning, and the competitors have become winners."I know them better and they know me better," O'Donnell said. "That year of maturity, it has helped the kids ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 1, 2011 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS -- It wasn't the panic button that Kevin Geary pushed. It was the reset button."Coach said this week that we were starting over at 0-0," said Cedar Rapids Prairie's Kelsi Ludvicek.Ludvicek served a long string of points in the third game against Cedar ...

Author: Jeff Linder | June 23, 2011 | No comments

TAMA -- Iowa State offered first, and that's all Madison Baier needed. South Tama's Madison Baier, here shooting against Ballard at the state tournament, has orally committed to play basketball at Iowa State University. (Cliff Jette/SourceMedia Group)Baier, who led South Tama to its first five-player state tournament ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | March 1, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- The South Tama Trojans left their locker room with dry eyes and chins held high."It doesn't feel like a loss," said Kendra Bradley.Tenth-ranked South Tama pushed No. 1 Ballard hard throughout, but a 12-0 run by the Bombers allowed them to advance ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 1, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- The South Tama Trojans left their locker room with dry eyes and chins held high."It doesn't feel like a loss," said Kendra Bradley.Tenth-ranked South Tama pushed No. 1 Ballard hard throughout, but a 12-0 run by the Bombers allowed them to advance ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 28, 2011 | No comments

Tuesday's games at the girls' state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines:CLASS 3A QUARTERFINAL#10 South Tama (22-2) vs. #1 Ballard (23-1)Time: 5 p.m.Coaches: Nate Roberts, a 1995 South Tama grad, is 42-26 in three years at his alma mater. Merle Olberding is 366-72 in ...

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