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Author: Jeff Johnson | March 13, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - It's a community that has and always will love baseball, so leave it to Mitch Recker to use hardball vernacular when describing his Cascade basketball team's game Thursday afternoon."We definitely got a shot in at them, which is what we wanted," he ...

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

CLASS 1A CHAMPIONSHIPBurlington Notre Dame 57, Newell-Fonda 54Free throws told the story as the third-rated Nikes edged No. 1 Newell-Fonda.Notre Dame (24-3) made 14 of 19 attempts from the line, including a pair by Riley Kilbride with 11 seconds left that broke a 54-54 tie.Newell-Fonda ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 6, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Libby Falconer stood in the interview room, in no rush to take off her white uniform."I couldn't have asked for a better senior season," she said. "I'd give anything to wear this jersey one more time."North Linn's run ended in the Class ...

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

Thursday's games at the girls state basketball tournament:CLASS 2A SEMIFINALSNo. 2 Cascade (26-0) vs. No. 4 Hudson (24-1)Time: 11:45 a.m.Coaches: Mike Sconsa owns a 10-year record of 197-43 at Cascade and is making his third state appearance. Jake Liekwig is in his first year at Hudson, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 4, 2014 | No comments

CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALSWestern Christian 66, Des Moines Christian 53The top-ranked Wolfpack (25-1) took their first step toward a third straight championship, holding off a solid challenge from unranked Des Moines Christian.Jamie Gesink (19 points, eight rebounds) and Alissa Pollema (16 points, nine boards) led the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 22, 2013 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Xavier, which claimed the Class 4A girls state basketball championship last season, begins the 2013-14 season at No. 3.The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released its preseason rankings Friday. Iowa City Regina is the highest-ranked team, at No. 2 in Class 2A.Iowa ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 15, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- They crossed paths in the interview room, and Tammi Veerbeek shook her head, smiled and embraced Diane Harms."Another great match," Veerbeek said."Yes, it was," Harms said.That's all that was said. And all that needed to be.Top-ranked Dike-New Hartford defeated No. 2 Western ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 14, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- It's on. Again.Second-ranked Western Christian held up its end of the bargain for another climactic Class 2A finale, sidestepping No. 3 Sumner-Fredericksburg, 25-14, 25-20, 25-19, in the semifinal round Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Cellular Center.So here we go again. The Wolfpack ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Tammi Veerbeek has changed her approach."A hundred and eighty degrees," she said. "Dike who? I don't know who you're talking about."Veerbeek was kidding about the last part. She knows all about Dike-New Hartford, who has beaten her Western Christian outfit in two straight ...

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- It's an autumn routine.Days get shorter. Leaves fall from trees. Combines hit the field.And Western Christian advances to the state volleyball semifinals.The second-rated Wolfpack nailed down their 13th consecutive final-four appearance -- a state record -- by dismantling No. 9 Grundy Center, 25-15, ...

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