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Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 22, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES - West Branch qualified three wrestlers for the state tournament.None of them went home empty-handed from the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 1A state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. The Bears placed all three in the top six."It's a positive note," ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 20, 2014 | No comments

 At this point, they're not going to fool each other."There aren't any secrets between us," Maquoketa Valley Coach Scot Moenck said of Friday's Class 2A regional-semifinal girls' basketball clash between the 11th-ranked Wildcats and No. 5 North Linn. "We know each other pretty well. The ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 19, 2014 | No comments

It seems fitting that when Carter Happel was in practice when being named one of the state’s best wrestlers.He received a text from his father, Dean, who was in Des Moines for the announcement, and turned his attention back to the honor that means most ...

Author: Douglas Miles | February 18, 2014 | No comments

CASCADE — If Cascade is going to take its undefeated record to Des Moines, it will do so on the strength of an unyielding defense.The Class 2A No. 2 Cougars extended their record to 23-0 by holding North Cedar to four points in the first ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 8, 2014 | No comments

LISBON - Avenge and advance.Lisbon's Nick Williams did both and enjoyed some redemption.Williams recorded a 5-1 victory over English Valley's fourth-ranked Sheldon Ealy, claiming the 120-pound title at the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 1A sectional Saturday at Lisbon. He was one of three ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 6, 2013 | No comments

TIFFIN – You see it in sports movies all the time.A senior in a key moment in a championship-seeking season steps up and plays hero, carrying the team to victory with a transcendent performance.Last night in the Class 2A regional final, Iowa City Regina’s Tori ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 5, 2013 | No comments

 Springville is, in the words of Claude Howard, "a community that gets behind its athletics, win or lose."This fall, it's been pretty much win and win some more.How many schools could see their football season end in the UNI-Dome and the volleyball team at the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 5, 2013 | No comments

A glance at Wednesday's area regional-final volleyball matches: Class 2A: No. 11 WEST BRANCH (26-7) vs. IOWA CITY REGINA (18-11)Time and site: 7 p.m., at TiffinNotable: West Branch broke through with its state-tournament debut last season, and is favored to make it to Cedar Rapids for the second ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 28, 2013 | No comments

 A dozen key area football games for the first round of the playoffs Wednesday: CEDAR FALLS at CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON (Class 4A)Time and site: 5:30 p.m., at Kingston StadiumRecords and rankings: Both teams are 6-3.Notable: The opener of Wednesday's Kingston twinbill is a rematch of a Week 3 game ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 21, 2013 | No comments

Five years have passed since a Gazette-area small school has advanced to the state volleyball tournament.That team was Springville. And it's the Orioles that have the best shot at breaking the drought.The postseason volleyball series kicks off Tuesday with a nearly complete slate in Class ...

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