Cedar Rapids Jefferson

Linn-Mar’s Drake breaks records, but Cedar Falls depth wins MVC swim meet

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Linn-Mar girls’ swimming team had the “wow” performances, but Cedar Falls used its usual of allotment of talented depth to remain on top of the Mississippi Valley Conference.

Linn-Mar sop [...]

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Jefferson keeps playoff hopes alive with win

CEDAR RAPIDS – Cedar Rapids Jefferson is grasping at its first playoff berth in six years.

After a late handoff fell to the turf last week, the J-Hawks no longer held their postseason fate in their own hands.

Jefferson did pu [...]

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Jefferson Coach Webb finds better perspective from the box

CEDAR RAPIDS — On most Friday nights at a given high school football game, you’ll see a man on either sideline barking out plays and commanding the sideline huddle.

Typically, it’s the head coach. He’s in c [...]

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CR Jefferson 'couldn't execute' in loss to Waterloo West


CEDAR RAPIDS — First and goal from the five yard-line, Cedar Rapids Jefferson had the game-winning score in its sights.

Instead, the J-Hawks saw play-fake between quarterback Jesse Furrow and running back Tavian Rashed boun [...]

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Jefferson hopes for happy Homecoming

CEDAR RAPIDS — Homecoming is a phenomenon that unites the past, present and future of a school.

Alumni return to relive glory days, future students and athletes get a taste of possible good times ahead and the halls fill with swells o [...]

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Kennedy’s Murdock cards an ace

MARION — Cole Murdock is too young to follow golfing tradition.

The Cedar Rapids Kennedy senior will have to improvise when he celebrates his latest feat. Maybe a little ice cream is in order for him and his Cougar teammates.

Mu [...]

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Local golfers prepare for district competition

The ride is much smoother when the horse is in front of the cart.

So, Cedar Rapids Kennedy will take things in order as they come. Before the Cougars get a chance to improve two straight Class 4A state golf meet runner-up finishes, the focus [...]

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Tigers too much for J-Hawks

CEDAR FALLS — Cedar Rapids Jefferson Coach Brian Webb knows the Cedar Falls football program well.

He played for the Tigers and their current head coach, Brad Remmert, was on that staff. He aspires to raise the J-Hawks to the stature [...]

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Ollinger picks basketball, and Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS — The visitors kept coming in September. And so did the offers.

Amanda Ollinger could have picked an elite women’s basketball program on either coast. Stanford wanted her. So did Florida.

In the end, s [...]

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Pregame provides torture and bliss

CEDAR RAPIDS — For football players and coaches, the hours and minutes before a game are somewhere between torture and bliss.

After all the preparation and film study, essentially all that’s left is the waiting.

&# [...]

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Video: Behind the scenes as Jefferson beats Kennedy

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Go behind the scenes with the Cedar Rapids Jefferson as the J-Hawks beat Cedar Rapids Kennedy in an overtime thriller. Gazette photographer Stephen Mally shows you coach Brian Webb’s pre-game speech in the locker room, and t [...]

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Kennedy preps for postseason with MVC crown

CEDAR RAPIDS — The goal is to peak for the postseason, and Cedar Rapids Kennedy appears to be on track.

The approach has led to two straight Class 4A state runner-up finishes and has an accomplished group of seniors in contention for [...]

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Jacobsen leads Kennedy to second place at Cougar Invitational

CEDAR RAPIDS — As one of the few seniors on a young, talented Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls’ swimming team, Sam Jacobsen is embracing her leadership role.

A distinguished four-year competitor and a 10-event state qualifier, [...]

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Former Jefferson Coach Bob Ask praises J-Hawks

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Jefferson cleared a major hurdle with a 27-24 victory over Cedar Rapids Kennedy on Thursday night at Kingston Stadium.

The J-Hawks claimed their first win over a Cedar Rapids/Marion Metro school since beati [...]

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J-Hawks beat Kennedy in overtime


CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Jefferson, a team starving for victories, decided it wanted to try for the taste of victory instead of snacking on extra time.

“We weren't going for a tie,” Coach Brian Webb said.  [...]

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