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Author: Jeff Linder | February 21, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The announcement came a month ago, and Steve Doser has no second thoughts, no regrets."It's all good. I'm at peace with it," said Doser, who will step down as girls' basketball coach at Cedar Rapids Prairie upon the Hawks' exit from postseason ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 28, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- January is coming to a conclusion, and the Xavier Saints couldn't be happier.A gauntlet of elite Class 5A competition is behind. The postseason looms near, and that's when the Saints shine brightest.Hayley Deutmeyer scored a career-high 26 points and snagged eight rebounds ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 14, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Tony Vis' postgame appearance in the locker room was brief, and his message was direct:Change is coming. Soon."It's going to be different in practice, starting tomorrow," Vis said after Class 5A sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy defeated 4A No. 5 Cedar Rapids Xavier, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 11, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- This isn't a time to get hung up on wins and losses.For Cedar Rapids Xavier, it's a two-week stretch of survival and improvement.Class 5A second-ranked West Des Moines Dowling jumped on the 4A No. 5 Saints from the start and posted a ...

Author: Douglas Miles | December 20, 2013 | No comments

IOWA CITY — Cedar Rapids Xavier junior Hayley Deutmeyer knows she has big shoes to fill for a Saints girls’ basketball team that graduated three starters off last season’s Class 4A state championship team.If her performance Friday night at Iowa City West is any indication, ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS -- In the words of Tom Lilly, Iowa City High has the three prerequisites for a championship-level team."They have a point guard. They have a wing shooter. And they have that post," Lilly said.Yeah, they have that post.Haley Lorenzen registered 30 points and ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 31, 2013 | No comments

Ally Disterhoft has won the highest honors a girls' basketball player in Iowa can earn.Miss Iowa Basketball, by the Iowa Newspaper Association. Gatorade Player of the Year.Maybe this one pales by comparison. But this one, she earned twice.Disterhoft, who led Iowa City West to its ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 4, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- After presenting Xavier High School with its fourth girls' basketball state championship trophy, Tom Lilly led the student body in chant and dance."I believe that we just won."The Saints were honored at an assembly during first period of class Monday. Xavier defeated Harlan, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 3, 2013 | 1 comment

 DES MOINES -- Kayla Armstrong can now be classified as a two-sport star.A two-sport champion. And a two-sport captain.When the 2012 state-champion soccer team from Cedar Rapids Xavier was introduced during the Parade of Champions Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena, there was Armstrong, wearing ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 1, 2013 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Hangover? Letdown? Tom Lilly isn't too worried."I don't think so," he said. "At this point, there's too much at stake."Cedar Rapids Xavier takes aim at the Class 4A girls state basketball championship Saturday. The fifth-ranked Saints (16-9) face No. 8 Harlan (23-2) ...

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