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Author: Douglas Miles | April 1, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn-Mar senior Brady Anderson already has a Class 2A boys’ tennis state singles championship trophy on his mantel.The capper to his high school career, however, would be the first team state championship for the Lions since 1988.“That’s more of a priority this ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | March 13, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – When Dubuque Wahlert and Harlan were matched up for a Class 3A semifinal, the consensus was that fans at the Wells Fargo Arena would see one of the best games of the tournament.But last night, the Golden Eagles stifled and frustrated the ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | March 13, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – With a little more than four minutes remaining in the Class 1A semifinal between Keota and West Lyon, Keota Coach Dan Stout sat back in his chair and gave an exasperated laugh.His Eagles had just fallen behind the Wildcats by 32, 60-28, ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | March 12, 2014 | 1 comment

DES MOINES – No one was paying attention.Not coaches:“I didn’t see it, I wasn’t looking. I was watching the ball go in the hoop,” said Dubuque Senior Coach Wendell Eimers.“I didn’t see the play, if it was a foul or if it wasn’t,” said West ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | March 12, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – Wyatt Lohaus and the Iowa City West boys’ basketball team are used to it by now.When Lohaus is forced to exit the game with his cardiac arrhythmia, there’s no panic and the team continues on until their star player can return to ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | March 4, 2014 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS – It’s pretty easy to paint Iowa City West as a one-man team – if only on paper.Wyatt Lohaus has torched most teams for the better part of four years, after all, and came into last night’s Class 4A substate final averaging 19.8 ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | March 3, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Length was the name of the game.When DeWitt Central and Benton Community met in a Class 3A substate final, size was in the Sabres’ favor. The No. 6 team in 3A used that to get to the rim early and often en ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | February 25, 2014 | No comments

MOUNT VERNON – The Cedar Rapids Xavier girls’ basketball team has been through this before.Ten years ago, the Saints won a state championship, lost several seniors and struggled through an up and down season before failing to return to the state tournament.Unfortunately for Xavier (11-12) ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | February 22, 2014 | No comments

Class 3A120 pounds -- Alijah Jeffery (Linn-Mar senior, 41-0) dec. Paul Glynn (Bettendorf junior, 39-12), 7-0Class 2A113 pounds -- Brock Rathbun (Center Point-Urbana sophomore, 46-0) pinned Ryan Leisure (Clear Lake  freshman, 37-4), win by fall in 4:48138 pounds -- Max Thomsen (Union junior, 49-0) dec. ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | February 22, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – In the first 93 years of the Iowa high school state wrestling tournament (if you count the unsanctioned tournaments from 1921-25), Class 1A Maquoketa Valley didn’t have a single state champion.In the span of 10 minutes on Saturday night, it had two.Ryan ...

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