Cedar Rapids Jefferson

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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Replay: Live chat with Jefferson Coach Brian Webb

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J-Hawks out to prove they’re for real

Editor’s note: Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s football team is the focus of our “The Program” series this fall.

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s no secret the last two week [...]

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The new weekly feature ranks the top five C.R. and Marion Metro sports program regardless of sport and class.

1. C.R. WASHINGTON FOOTBALL — The Warriors (4-0) have been impressive so far this [...]

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Prairie student Wilkins helps Jefferson dominate swim meet

CEDAR RAPIDS — Within a few minutes of helping the Cedar Rapids Jefferson girls’ swimming team win the J-Hawk Relays, Emma Wilkins had already thrown on her Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks T-shirt.

With no girls’ swimm [...]

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Convincing back to back wins for Jefferson

DAVENPORT — Six years is a long time.

Cedar Rapids Jefferson head football coach Brian Webb knows that. His J-Hawk players know that. They know just how long it’s been since the Jefferson football team has won multiple g [...]

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Video: Jefferson at Davenport North

DAVENPORT -- Go behind the scenes with the Jefferson football team -- from the bus ride, to the pregame meetings, to the sideline on Fiday night -- as the J-Hawks travel to take on Davenport North and pick up their first win of the season.


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New rule lift limitations on prep golf coaches

Imagine a football coach limited to talking to players in between series, or a softball coach unable to talk to players from the time they reach base until they return to the dugout.

Prep golf coaches used to face similar restrictions, being [...]

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Jefferson not satisfied with lone victory

CEDAR RAPIDS — Kelly May might have said it better than anyone.

“Granted, it feels good,” May said after Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s 42-7 win over Davenport North last Friday, “but I think I speak for everyone [...]

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