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Author: Jeff Linder | February 20, 2012 | No comments

Prepare to bite your nails and take a Tums when the Cedar Rapids Washington girls' basketball team takes the floor.More likely than not, you're in for a wild ride.Twelve of the 13th-ranked Warriors' 21 games have been decided by single digits, and it will be ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 17, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Through 14 winters, they've occasionally battled for divisional titles. And they've always squabbled for 42nd Street superiority.But until now, Cedar Rapids Xavier and Cedar Rapids Kennedy have never fought for girls' basketball postseason survival.The time has come.Fifth-ranked Xavier (16-5) hosts No. 12 ...

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

 As winters go, this one couldn't have been scripted any better for Laurie Donald.The weather has been mild. She welcomed her third child, Kole, into the world in November. And her girls' basketball team at Benton Community has enjoyed a dream season."It's all gone so ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | January 27, 2012 | No comments

MARION — Forgive the double-negative, but you can’t say Mitch Wagner isn’t clutch anymore. The Marion point guard dribbled up court in the final 4.3 seconds and swished a free-throw line jumper at the buzzer to give his team a 50-48 win Friday night over ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 25, 2012 | No comments

Williamsburg wrestling displayed support and generosity for one of their own last week.Traci Eckenrod, wife of Raiders Coach Grant Eckenrod, devised a 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the family of wrestler Chris Lehmkuhl.Lehmkuhl’s father, Monte, suffered a stroke caused by a blood clot in ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 21, 2012 | No comments

WILLIAMSBURG – J.C. Vercande is unlike any other wrestler Williamsburg wrestling coach Grant Eckenrod has worked with in 24 years.The energizer bunny has nothing on the Raiders senior, according to his coach.“He’s just on the go all the time,” Eckenrod said. “I’m not sure he ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 21, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- A one-girl show? Hardly.The so-called supporting cast kept Class 3A top-ranked Benton Community in the game before Madison Weekly warmed up, then Weekly carried the Bobcats home in a 47-46 Wamac Conference West Division girls' basketball win over Williamsburg at Rivalry Saturday at ...

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

 Admit it, you expected Mount Vernon to plummet in girls' basketball this season, didn't you?All that height from two straight state finalists: Gone. More than three-fourths of their scoring: Vanished.But as we head down the stretch of the regular season, the first area team to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 6, 2011 | No comments

WILLIAMSBURG -- Quiet for three quarters. Explosive in the fourth.Madison Weekly scored 14 of Benton Community's 16 points in the final period -- including two free throws with 13 seconds left -- and the Class 3A sixth-ranked Bobcats upended No. 1 Williamsburg, 41-39, in a Wamac ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 5, 2011 | 1 comment

The West Division appears to be the best division in the Wamac Conference, at least at the top."Things go in cycles, and it looks that way," said Williamsburg girls' basketball coach Aaron Feddersen. "The East was stronger last year."After three rounds of interdivisional play -- ...

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