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Editor’s note: Randy Krejci, a retired teacher, coach and administrator in the Cedar Rapids Community School District, remains active in local sports and serves as commissioner of the Mississippi Valley Conference.

By Randy Krejci, co [...]

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Impressive class looks for final shot at state title

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy Coach Mark Wilden has coached some very good teams in more than 15 years.

Even though he won’t proclaim which is the best, the current Cougars have a chance to rise to the top of the list. Th [...]

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2014 Prep Golfers To Watch

Conner Koberg, sr., C.R. Kennedy, Finished fifth at 2013 Class 4A state meet, Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association first-team all-state selection. first-team all-conference and first-team all-Metro, 73.09 18-hole average

Davis Sutton, s [...]

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2014 Prep Golf Teams To Watch

CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY — The Cougars are loaded again, coming off two straight state runner-up finishes to go with district and conference title streaks. Kennedy has all six golfers from last year’s state tournament back, looking for t [...]

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Pakkebier, White trade places

CEDAR RAPIDS — Aaron Stecker described Curt Pakkebier as “an old-school coach with a soft approach.”

That approach will see an expanded role within the Cedar Rapids Kennedy boys’ track and field program.

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Emphasis play over practice

Editor’s note: Nancy Justis is a former competitive swimmer and collegiate sports information director. She is a partner with Justis Creative Communications.

By Nancy Justis, correspondent

The adage of “practice ma [...]

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Wulkow to retire from IHSAA, Beste will replace

BOONE — Iowa High School Athletic Association Executive Director Rick Wulkow will retire January 31, the association announced Monday.

Wulkow served as executive director for 10 years and has been with the [...]

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Jefferson expectations starting to soar

CEDAR RAPIDS — The puzzle pieces are out of the box and it is up to the Cedar Rapids Jefferson football players to assemble them.

The hope is for the arrangement to produce a playoff picture, including the first postseason win since 1 [...]

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Former Xavier prep Woods headed to Iowa

Former Cedar Rapids Xavier prep Corbin Woods has signed to continue his college baseball at the University of Iowa,

Woods hit .309 in 165 at-bats this past season for Heartland Community College in Illinois, which announced Woods’ si [...]

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White gets his chance, Goodchild a second one

CEDAR RAPIDS – One new coach, one new coach who actually is an old coach.

Monday is the official start of practice for prep football teams around the state, and it’s a special day for Brian White and Kal Goodchild. That’ [...]

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