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Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 28, 2014 | No comments

Westside must have been the best side, according to wrestling honors awarded by the Mississippi Valley Conference.Waterloo West two-time state champion Marcus Harrington (195) was named MVC tournament Athlete of the Year. Cedar Rapids Jefferson co-head coaches Dick Briggs and Matt Orton were named MVC ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 21, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - There are indications when you've done something impressive.The crowd does not "Oooohh!" without a reason and when wrestling opponents rarely a congratulatory pat on the back in defeat.Maquoketa Valley's top-ranked 220-pounder Ryan Parmely produced both Friday night. Parmely tossed Lawton-Bronson's Blake Sappingfield ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 21, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - Cedar Rapids Jefferson Coach Dick Briggs has coached 10 wrestlers to 11 state titles, more than 50 state medalists and 120 wrestlers at the state tournament.His latest J-Hawk to earn a spot on the awards stand might be a little more special ...

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

This is the best Linn-Mar’s Alijah Jeffery has ever felt.The timing is perfect since he will attempt to cap his prep career with his best finish.The Lions’ top-ranked 120-pounder enters the Iowa High School Athletic Association state wrestling tournament as one of only seven unbeaten ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 18, 2014 | No comments

One just isn't enough for Alburnett’s wrestling program.The Pirates aren’t content with winning last year’s state duals. They won’t even be satisfied with only one gold trophy this year.Greed for golden bounty is acceptable in this case. Top-ranked Alburnett will attempt to match last year’s ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 18, 2014 | No comments

 CLASS 3AClass 3A is up for grabs and could be won by a handful of teams this year. A dominant team hasn't grasped an overwhelming favorite role. The Mississippi Valley Conference is well represented, making up half of the field, but the highest seed is ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 18, 2014 | No comments

The Mississippi Valley Conference will be well represented at the state’s top dual competition.Actually, more conference teams will participate than ever.Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Iowa City West and Linn-Mar account for half of the field in the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 15, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Brenden Baker went from feeling the worst to being first.All the hard work and dedication to reverse the result of last year’s district meet paid dividends. The Cedar Rapids Jefferson sophomore reaped the rewards, which is a chance at a state title.“I’m ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 14, 2014 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS - Coaches and wrestlers don't emphasize rankings.Regularly, they can be used as motivation. They can also serve as an indicator of an upcoming challenge.The subjective list of the state's individual talent promises tough competition at the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 3A ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 12, 2014 | No comments

MARION – The season has presented its share of challenges for the Linn-Mar Lions.They have endured injuries, leading to some disappointments along the way.Even though they are not totally healthy, the Lions are close. The Lions adopted the attitude of making their mark in the ...

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