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Iowa Prep Sports Podcast previews football season

The Iowa Prep Sports podcast returns to preview the 2014 high school football season. The Gazette's Jeff Johnson, Jeff Linder, and K.J. Pilcher get together to break down their expectations for each of the metro-area and Iowa City teams for this s [...]

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Boys cross country 2014: Individuals to watch

The top 12 area returning boys cross country runners for 2014, based on last year’s state-meet times:

JAKE MOORE, jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie — 4th in 4A, 15:34

TYSEN VAN DRASKA, jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie  [...]

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Week 1 area football capsules

Area capsules for Week 1 of the high school football season:

CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON vs. CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON

* Site and time: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Kingston Stadium (Washington is the home team, and fans sit on the west [...]

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Kennedy’s McKowen starts petition to get rid of “seat belt rule”

CEDAR RAPIDS – Six years of having the freedom to stand up from his bench and instruct his players has Jon McKowen fired up to be allowed to do it again.

The Cedar Rapids Kennedy boys’ basketball coach has begun a petition driv [...]

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Replay: Prep Football Chat, Week 1

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Girls cross country 2014: Teams to watch

Six top area girls cross country teams for the 2014 season:

CASCADE

Coach — Bob Davidshofer

2013 state finish — 3rd in Class 2A

Returning state runners from 2013 (7) — Becca McDermott, sop [...]

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Girls cross country 2014: Individuals to watch

The top 12 area returning girls cross country runners for 2014, based on last year’s state-meet times:

AMBER DECKER, jr., Linn-Mar — 9th in 4A, 14:44

LILY HORST, jr., Vinton-Shellsburg — 4th in 3A, 14 [...]

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Title repeat a goal, but not the only one

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jake Moore’s a-ha moment came late last season.

“It was just a matter of realizing what I was capable of,” said Moore, a junior at Cedar Rapids Prairie. “It just kind of happened.

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Boys cross country 2014: Teams to watch

Six top area boys cross country teams for the 2014 season:

CEDAR RAPIDS PRAIRIE

Coach — Bill Schwarz

2013 state finish — Class 4A state champion

Returning state runners from 2013 (4) — Jak [...]

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Volleyball 2014: Area teams to watch

Area volleyball teams to watch for the 2014 season:

CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY

Coach — Michelle Goodall (16th year at Kennedy, 366-199)

2013 record & postseason — 20-15, Class 5A regional finalist

Retu [...]

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