Cedar Rapids Washington

Jefferson has handled season’s curveballs

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Jefferson has seen its share of curveballs this season.

The J-Hawks haven’t stopped swinging away at them, posting a strong regular season.

With injuries, weather damaging its baseball diamond [...]

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Troendle leads Washington to sweep of Prairie

CEDAR RAPIDS — It hasn’t been an easy senior baseball season for Matt Troendle.

Troendle, trying to bounce back from a dislocated shoulder, helped Cedar Rapids Washington to a sweep of Cedar Rapids Prairie Wednesday night, 4-3 [...]

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The Gazette Athletes of the Year

Photos by Adam Wesley, video features by Jim Slosiarek

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Linn-Mar bats light up Washington

MARION — Linn-Mar Coach Chad Lechner didn’t hand out any pats on the back or kicks to the behind.

After a disappointing loss to Cedar Rapids Washington, he emphasized the positive, highlighting what the Lions had done well. His [...]

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Good week for Washington baseball

Cedar Rapids Washington has had a good week.

The Warriors have discovered their winning ways, opening the week with three straight wins over ranked teams.

Washington swept Class 3A sixth-ranked Dubuque Wahlert on Monday and captured th [...]

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Pitching powers Kennedy to rout of Washington

CEDAR RAPIDS — Through five innings, Cedar Rapids Kennedy pitcher Sawyer Neuhaus allowed only one hit.

At game’s end, the Cougars (12-2) had allowed only three hits during an 8-0 rout of Cedar Rapids Washington. Coach Bret Hoye [...]

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Prairie softball smashes Washington win streak

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Washington’s eight-game softball winning streak turned into consecutive losses last night in a doubleheader at Cedar Rapids Prairie, 4-3 and 9-0 in five innings.

The Hawks wasted no time in getting o [...]

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Washington girls rule 2A team tennis

AMES — It took a freshman to turn the tide, but a pair of veterans brought it home. And now Cedar Rapids Washington can call itself girls’ tennis state champions for the first time since 1987.

“There’s not a lot o [...]

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Jefferson baseball sweeps Washington

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Jefferson swept Cedar Rapids Washington in a two-game baseball series played Thursday and Friday.

The J-Hawks mercy-ruled the Warriors, 14-4 in five innings Thursday, then took down Washington with ease Fri [...]

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I.C. West finally beats Lenzen and Washington in double overtime

DES MOINES — Cedar Rapids Washington goalkeeper Gunnar Lenzen was the troll under the bridge who scared off anyone approaching his lair. He and his back-row mates held defending champion Iowa City West without a goal, even though the Trojan [...]

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Dramatic win in PKs for Washington

DES MOINES — Gunnar Lenzen raised his arms and his teammates rushed across the field to mob him. That said it all.

“Live to fight another day,” the Cedar Rapids Washington goalkeeper said after the Warriors’ 2-1 w [...]

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Rival soccer coaches, longtime friends

Last night two families got together and celebrated their teams’ state tournament berths with brats, burgers and tall tales.

It’s not a particularly startling scenario until you realize they include the coaches of two teams tha [...]

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Kamin earns state runner-up finish

MARSHALLTOWN — M.J. Kamin recalled walking the Cedar Rapids Washington halls during freshman orientation and noticing the pictures of all-state performers.

She immediately decided her photo would be included with that group of achiev [...]

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South Tama’s Van Dyk defends golf title

Conceive. Believe. Achieve.

South Tama’s Paige Van Dyk set her sights on a state golf title and brought home gold last season.

Now she wants a repeat performance. Van Dyk will attempt to defend her championship at the Iowa High [...]

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Washington tops Kennedy in top-ten clash

CEDAR RAPIDS — It was the tale of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object as No. 5 Cedar Rapids Washington ousted No. 6 Cedar Rapids Kennedy in a Class 3A substate final Saturday afternoon at Kingston Stadium.

The Warriors ( [...]

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