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Author: Jeff Linder | March 5, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Kiera Washpun had a career night, and Iowa City High displayed a championship-level performance.Washpun hit 12 of 14 shots in a 31-point masterpiece as the top-ranked Little Hawks blistered Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 68-34, in a Class 5A quarterfinal at the girls' state basketball tournament ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 25, 2014 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- The Kennedy Cougars were teetering, their season edging toward oblivion."We were on life support," acknowledged Coach Tony Vis. "Then Jordan (Holmes) gave us new life."Holmes' deep 3-pointer in the third quarter strengthened Cedar Rapids Kennedy's pulse and ignited a run as the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 22, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The curtain came down on Steve Doser's coaching career, at least for now.Meanwhile, the hopes of a revival and the dreams of a state-tournament berth are alive and well for the Kennedy Cougars.Cedar Rapids Kennedy put the brakes on a late-season slide, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 13, 2014 | No comments

MARION -- OK, class. Let's see a show of hands from those who thought Linn-Mar would win more Mississippi Valley Conference girls' basketball games this season than Cedar Rapids Kennedy.Didn't think so either. But it happened.The Lions rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit, then the Sommer ...

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Somehow, quite miraculously, the clipboard survived."I tried to break it," Cedar Rapids Washington Coach Frank Howell said. "It just wouldn't go. Whoever manufactured this one did a nice job."Somehow, nearly as remarkably, Washington survived 29 turnovers.The Class 5A eighth-ranked Warriors stormed back from ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 7, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- It was bound to happen sometime.The Jefferson J-Hawks were simply too good not to beat a top-flight girls' basketball team at some point.It happened Friday night.Avery Guy and Amanda Ollinger scored 15 points apiece, and Cedar Rapids Jefferson led from start to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 24, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- An elite team on a hot night. That's a combination for invincibility.Class 5A top-ranked Iowa City High shot 62.5 percent from the floor and took down No. 7 Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 67-44, in a Mississippi Valley Conference girls' basketball showdown in front ...

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

 Just another game? Tony Vis knows better."I'd love to downplay it, but I'm not going to lie ... this is an important game," said Vis, the girls' basketball coach at Cedar Rapids Kennedy.Since the season began, this was a date worth circling: Iowa City High ...

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 10, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- One of these days, Cedar Rapids Jefferson is going to take down a girls' basketball heavyweight.It almost happened Friday night.But Class 4A sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy overcame a 21-percent shooting display and held off the J-Hawks, 43-39, in an intracity girls' basketball ...

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