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Author: Jeff Linder | May 18, 2013 | No comments

(RESULTS)DES MOINES -- Rachel Broghammer crossed the finish line for the final time as a high school athlete and turned toward Taylor Jacobson.Then came the tears.Not of disappointment, but of accomplishment and pride."I'm just so happy," Broghammer said. "Think back to where we were four ...

Author: Jeff Linder | May 17, 2013 | No comments

(RESULTS)DES MOINES -- Thirty-eight years, Woodbine held the all-time Iowa best in the girls' 800-meter relay.Thirty-eight years, but no longer.Cedar Rapids Jefferson was No. 1 in the Class 4A girls' race Friday at the state track meet. And No. 1 ever.Maliya Rattliffe, Lucy Schneekloth, Jasmine Blue ...

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

 DES MOINES -- Surrender crossed Jasmine Staebler's mind, is only for a split-second."I thought about letting her have it," Staebler said in reference to the girls' 800-meter race Friday afternoon at the Drake Relays."But then I thought, 'No, I'm here. I'm going to go for it.' "She ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 13, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Rachel Broghammer's statement produced a paradox. And a lot of truth."Track is the most individual team sport there is," she said in the closing moments of the Draxton-Stiers/Wilkinson Invitational track meet Saturday at Kingston Stadium."You want to do the best you can ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 12, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR FALLS -- Marisa Estelle has stopped growing and stopped hurting.Knock on wood."I've got to be cautious now. I stretch a lot more," said the senior from Cedar Rapids Kennedy.Once upon a time, Estelle was a state placewinner, earning fifth-place honors in the 100-meter hurdles ...

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

CASCADE -- North Linn is explosive. Cascade is stingy.And Tuesday's Tri-Rivers Conference girls basketball showdown is a prime example of contrasting tempos."They like to slow the game down, and we like to push the pace," North Linn Coach Brian Wheatley said. "Whoever controls tempo is ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Taylor Jacobson could have picked a college career in track or basketball. Or both.She chose track.Jacobson has committed to run at the University of Northern Iowa.A senior at Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Jacobson was a member of the J-Hawks' state-championship 800-meter relay team ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 11, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Need a heist? Contact Sarah Dickes. And Kayla Armstrong makes a fine accomplice.Dickes flirted with a school record, collecting 11 steals as Class 4A fifth-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier defeated Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 53-47, in a Mississippi Valley Conference girls' basketball game Tuesday night ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 23, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The new athletics director approached the new coach last summer with a proposal:Want to play Southeast Polk?Jason Edwards didn't blink."When we get a chance to play a quality opponent, we're not going to say no," Edwards said after the Class 5A top-ranked ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Call it the Year of the Turnover. And it has nothing to do with sloppy ball-handling.Girls' basketball in the Metro has undergone a drastic facelift since the balls got put away last February. Three new faces, in fact:* At Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Jason ...

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