Iowa Prep Sports

A summer break?

Long hot days and warm summer nights are over for high school athletes in Iowa.

The baseball season is over and the football season is upon us.

During those summer months, many athletes are putting in their time in multiple spor [...]

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Lenoch, Lamont carrie Bears to rout

Sophomore running back Luke Lenoch rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Lucas Lamont completed 8 of 9 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns as West Branch to 42-0 season-opening prep football victory at Lisbon last night.

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State record in hand, Regals’ streak moves on to bigger things

IOWA CITY — Drew Cook admitted he has looked it up.

“I have, a while ago,” he said. “But I don’t know anymore. Are we second?”

He was asking about Iowa City Regina’s place in the [...]

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Rashed runs with rushing role

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Tavian Rashed possesses exceptional skills as a running back.

His 5-foot-7, 160-pound frame can cover 40 yards in 4.66 seconds and he has strong instincts to find running lanes. Rashed&#x [...]

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High School Journalism Podcast: Xavier’s Nic Ekland

In the second edition of The Gazette's High School Journalism Podcast, The Gazette's J.R. Ogden talks with Cedar Rapids Xavier senior Nic Ekland about his work on the Xavier Xpress, and his role as a football captain for the Saints.

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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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High School Journalism

By Nick Hogan, Cedar Rapids Prairie senior