Cedar Rapids Xavier

Making the cut

CEDAR RAPIDS — When Xavier junior Chris Lembeck starts preparing for the wrestling season, it includes lots of hard work and little f ... »

Teammates, best friends

CEDAR RAPIDS — Seniors Erin Drahozal and Lizzy Bailey have been best friends since the age of 2.

They now are seniors on the Xa ... »

Moving on up

CEDAR RAPIDS — There is no off-season for Cedar Rapids Xavier freshman Maria Steffen.

Playing for the Saints’ sophomore ... »

Sellers knocks down clutch free throws for Kennedy

CEDAR RAPIDS — Shooting pressure free throws at the end of a game is nothing new for Cedar Rapids Kennedy junior Lela Sellers.

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‘Crafty’ Brewster leads Kennedy past Xavier

CEDAR RAPIDS — Teams looking for answers after losses to top-10 teams faced off at Cedar Rapids Kennedy, but only the host Cougars ca ... »

The mat is meant for wrestling

CEDAR RAPIDS — The mat is a wrestler’s court. It’s their field, arena and gym.

Unlike team sports, wrestling is a ... »

Sacrificing to be the best

CEDAR RAPIDS — Xavier’s Josh Gerke has been wrestling for as long as he can remember.

He uses self control and the stren ... »

More than teammates

CEDAR RAPIDS — Nic Ekland and Jay Kortemeyer met in kindergarten, started playing football in first grade and have been friends ever ... »

Building on success

CEDAR RAPIDS — When measuring whether an individual should be considered “championship caliber,” it is important to tak ... »

Battling back from injury

CEDAR RAPIDS — Injury plays a key role in all sports. Athletes deal with minor injuries like a slightly twisted ankle or a bruised ri ... »

Saints swimmers ready for season

CEDAR RAPIDS — As the boys’ swimming season kicks off, Xavier swimmers will travel to Kennedy and Washington High Schools for ... »

Mims, Otting hope to help lead Saints

CEDAR RAPIDS — Freezing temperatures can only mean one thing — basketball season is here.

The Xavier boys’ basket ... »

Rolling the top

CEDAR RAPIDS — With the first third of the school year a little more than ancient history, athletes nation wide (especially in the Mi ... »

Xavier impressive in season-opening romp

CEDAR RAPIDS — They all repeated the mantra about it being one game at a time. But this first game, ooey, it was a beauty.

The Cedar R ... »

2014-15 Gazette area Wrestlers to Watch

Carter Happel, Lisbon, Jr., Two-time state champion, winning 1A 132-pound title with 53-0 mark, 2013 Cadet freestyle national champion, 2014 ... »

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