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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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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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Sommer returns, leads Linn-Mar to sweep

MARION — Linn-Mar got its catalyst back, and celebrated with a pair of impressive wins over the Valley Division leaders.

Linn-Mar shortstop Katie Sommer returned to the lineup Tuesday night for the first time since being hit in the fa [...]

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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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Drahozal digs in

CEDAR RAPIDS — Erin Drahozal continues to baffle area pitchers on just how to get her out.

The Cedar Rapids Xavier junior extended her home run streak to four games and upped her batting average to an eye-popping .500 as the C [...]

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Jeffery blazes around the basepaths for Linn-Mar

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn-Mar Coach Chad Lechner recognized Manny Jeffery had talent. The sophomore has certainly displayed glimpses of that potential.

Jeffery scored three runs, including the first two, to help Linn-Mar to an 8-7 victory o [...]

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Six Linn-Mar girls make all-state soccer team

There were a lot of smiling faces at the Linn-Mar girls’ soccer banquet this past weekend.

Part of the reason for the excitement was the fact the Lions posted an 18-1 record — all wins coming consecutively before getting shut o [...]

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Service by day, then a sweep at night

MARION — Their morning lifting session had nothing to do with barbells or squats.

Instead, it was trees and strewn shingles and assorted debris.

And in the process, they helped lift a community.

The Jefferson J-Hawk [...]

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Evans breaks 38-year-old mile record

MARION — Josh Evans set an all-time Iowa best in the mile run Saturday, clocking in at 4:04.38 in the adidas Dream Mile in New York City.

Evans finished fourth in the event.

The old record was 4:07.2, set by Ed DeLashmutt [...]

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Langhurst goal gives Kennedy the upset

CEDAR RAPIDS — The only thing Cedar Rapids Kennedy needed to advance to the Class 3A girls’ state soccer tournament was a soft tap of the ball off sophomore Carly Langhurst’s foot.

Throughout the season, Courgars Coach S [...]

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Linn-Mar gets revenge win against City

DES MOINES — Opportunistic scoring and a stout back line led No. 4 Linn-Mar to a 3-1 quarterfinal victory over second-ranked Iowa City High in the boys’ state soccer tournament Thursday at Cownie Park.

The state victory was the [...]

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Linn-Mar pushes top-ranked Johnston, but falls short

DES MOINES — Johnston carried the No. 1 seed and top ranking into Friday’s Class 3A state boys’ soccer tournament semifinal against upset-minded Linn-Mar.

And the Dragons left the Cownie Soccer Park pitch with those acco [...]

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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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