Warriors pounce on Linn-Mar


MARION — On paper, the battle of unbeatens Cedar Rapids Washington and Linn-Mar had the potential to be an intense, highly competitive classic.

But reality set in on the turf.

Third-ranked Washington exploded for 36 [...]

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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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Hawks repeat the feat vs. Lions


CEDAR RAPIDS — After nearly two hours and five grueling sets, the Prairie Hawks' work still wasn't done.

There were posters to sign. The waiting line snaked down a hallway abuzz with activity.

These days, there's su [...]

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Week 3 Roundup

Linn-Mar scored on its four four possessions and routed Clinton, 49-7, last night in a high school football game at Clinton.

Perrion Scott rushed for 147 yards — all in the first half — and scored four touchdowns as the Lions i [...]

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Kennedy captures CRANDIC team title

IOWA CITY — Golf is supposed to be an individual sport, but you might not hear that from Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

The current crop of Cougars have woven individual performance with the team aspect, creating a winning formula.

Kenne [...]

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Iowa City West divers provide a boost

CORALVILLE — The diving team can be an overlooked part of a high school girls’ swimming squad. They often compete the morning of, or even the day before, to a fraction of the crowd cheering on the swimmers.

That being sa [...]

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Linn-Mar solves Pleasant Valley defense

MARION — Ryan Schmidt knew exactly what he was up against.

The Linn-Mar senior quarterback knew all about a Pleasant Valley defense that yielded just 9.4 points per game last season and seven in a season-opening loss to No. 10 [...]

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Linn-Mar defense much-improved as Lions stomp Prairie

CEDAR RAPIDS — Most improved football team in the Metro? Through one week, it’s the Linn-Mar Lions.

Gotta be.

“Thank you for saying that,” said quarterback Ryan Schmidt, after his four touchdowns (three rush [...]

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Sophomore transfer Drake looks to make splash for Linn-Mar swimmers

MARION — Linn-Mar girls’ swimming coach Chad Derlein already had plenty of reasons to be excited about the fall season.

But when sophomore transfer Kelsey Drake walked through his door toting a pair of runner-up finishes in las [...]

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2014 Iowa prep football preview

High school football season is less than a week away, and we have everything you need to prepare for the season. Check out the inside story on your school -- its schedule, key returning players, practice photos, and much more.

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Kennedy’s Sutton posts impressive start

Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Davis Sutton opened Mississippi Valley Conference play in the same manner he closed it last year.

He left his conference colleagues settling for second.

Sutton finished atop the MVC Mississippi Division la [...]

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2014 Prep Golfers To Watch

Conner Koberg, sr., C.R. Kennedy, Finished fifth at 2013 Class 4A state meet, Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association first-team all-state selection. first-team all-conference and first-team all-Metro, 73.09 18-hole average

Davis Sutton, s [...]

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2014 Prep Golf Teams To Watch

CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY — The Cougars are loaded again, coming off two straight state runner-up finishes to go with district and conference title streaks. Kennedy has all six golfers from last year’s state tournament back, looking for t [...]

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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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The Gazette Athletes of the Year

Photos by Adam Wesley, video features by Jim Slosiarek

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