Cedar Rapids Xavier

A pleasing season

CEDAR RAPIDS — Looking back on the boys’ golf season at Cedar Rapids Xavier, the Saints played well leading up to districts, finishing in the top seven positions in all of their meets.

Senior Jordan Even was successful b [...]

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Regina seizes opportunity, beats 3A power Xavier

CEDAR RAPIDS – One of the first things Marv Cook addressed in his postgame huddle Friday night what that his players should realize the importance of the opponent’s graciousness.

“They gave us this opportunity,” t [...]

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No sibling rivalry

CEDAR RAPIDS — It is not always easy to get along with siblings. They have the ability to get under one’s skin like no one else can.

But for freshman volleyball player Charlotte Richards and her senior sister, Madsy Rich [...]

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Xavier’s Iversen commits to sports, music

CEDAR RAPIDS — Halftime provides an opportunity for players and fans to take a break and regroup.

Senior football player and marching band member Brian Iversen does not get to enjoy this luxury, deciding instead to show off his [...]

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Xavier’s McDermott picks North Dakota

CEDAR RAPIDS — Senior Adam McDermott is the latest Cedar Rapids Xavier athlete to commit to a Division I college program, choosing to play basketball at the University of North Dakota.

“I really liked the campus and the [...]

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It’s all about ‘hanging out’

CEDAR RAPIDS — Tailgating is a Xavier tradition that has been alive for years. Recently, juniors Grant Gibney and Zach Detterman have taken charge of this popular pregame event.

“I like to hang out with friends and eat b [...]

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Xavier rebounds, thumps Wahlert

Dubuque Wahlert expected an angry Cedar Rapids Xavier team on Friday night.

But after coming out and punching the Iowa Class 3A No. 6-ranked Saints right in the mouth on its opening drive, it was all downhill for Wahlert from there.

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Saints on a roll

CEDAR RAPIDS — Being a member of a high school golf team is not what you would consider a walk in the park.

With several meets scheduled during the school day throughout the season, athletes must strive to keep up with their ho [...]

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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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Running for success

CEDAR RAPIDS — Running a total of 370 miles throughout the preseason, Cedar Rapids Xavier junior Steven Culpepper looks to accomplish great things this cross country season.

Culpepper, in his third season on the Saints’ [...]

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Drahozal picks Upper Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS — Xavier High School all-state pitcher Erin Drahozal has committed to play softball at Upper Iowa University.

Drahozal, a senior, was 19-4 with a 1.97 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 146 innings last summer as Xavier went [...]

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Building for the future

CEDAR RAPIDS — When people think about the future success of a high school sport, all eyes turn to the freshmen and sophomore athletes.

For each talented group of freshmen, especially ones playing at the varsity level, to thriv [...]

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Western Dubuque shows meaning of ‘Bobcat Strong’ in upset of Xavier


CEDAR RAPIDS – Bobcat strong.

The phrase is more than just a helmet sticker or just a slogan to slap on a team poster.

Western Dubuque demonstrated the meaning of “Bobcat Strong,” playing tough and physi [...]

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Catching up with Xavier football

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Xavier football team stands to 4-1 after a 49-6 win over Maquoketa last Friday.

The Saints’ other district victories are a 28-0 over Solon and a 59-3 over DeWitt Central. The Saints have p [...]

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