Gazette’s Fab Five

The regular feature ranks the top five C.R. and Marion Metro sports program regardless of sport and class.

1. C.R. WASHINGTON FOOTBALL — The Warriors have accomplished an interesting feat, claiming a 2013 Mississippi Valley Con [...]

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Linn-Mar’s Drake breaks records, but Cedar Falls depth wins MVC swim meet

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Linn-Mar girls’ swimming team had the “wow” performances, but Cedar Falls used its usual of allotment of talented depth to remain on top of the Mississippi Valley Conference.

Linn-Mar sop [...]

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Metro roundup: Linn-Mar wins, Kennedy rally falls short

Seventh-ranked Linn-Mar racked up 554 total yards and was a 8-for-8 on offensive drives as it rolled to a 63-28 [...]

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West’s Thomas the new queen of MVC diving

CEDAR RAPIDS – With just two dives remaining and still over 100 points away from a Mississippi Valley Conference meet record, Iowa City West's Jacintha Thomas leaned on an old favorite.

The inward one-and-a-half pike.

Thomas' [...]

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Lions’ swimmers priming pump

MARION — With the Mississippi Valley Conference girls’ swimming meet looming Saturday, Linn-Mar Coach Chad Derlein is seeing everything he wants for his team to make a run at third-ranked Cedar Falls, winners of eight straight [...]

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Iowa Prep Sports Podcast talks with Linn-Mar coach Bob Forsyth

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Iowa Prep Sports Podcast returns to look back at Week 7 of high school football and look ahead to Week 8.

But first, The Gazette's Jeff Johnson, Jeff Linder and K.J. Pilcher are joined by special guest Bob Forsyth, Linn [...]

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Brown thriving after ‘tough decision’ to leave Little Hawks

IOWA CITY — One notable name from 2013 will be missing when postseason competition begins with Saturday’s Mississippi Valley Conference girls’ swimming meet at Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

Iowa City High senior Lizzie Br [...]

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Lions roar into district lead


MARION — The Linn-Mar Lions put a lasso on the Cedar Falls running game, and a stranglehold on the district race.

Linn-Mar held eighth-ranked Cedar Falls to minus-26 yards rushing and tripped the Tigers, 22-14, in a battle [...]

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VanDraska guides Prairie cross-country to MVC win

CEDAR RAPIDS — Once again, Cedar Rapids Prairie found some magic on the College Community campus.

Five months removed from helping Prairie win a historic Mississippi Valley Conference boys’ track and field championship o [...]

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Kennedy shooting for state golf title

Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s golf team is vying for a state championship.

The Cougars are motivated to claim an elusive title and contribute gold to the school’s trophy case. They also are looking to honor a late teammate.

Kenn [...]

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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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Borschel, LeClere entering IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame

Jay Borschel and Dan LeClere shared the spotlight, winning their fourth state title in the same year.

It’s only fitting that the former University of Iowa teammates make their way into another exclusive list together.

Borschel a [...]

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Mistake-plagued Kennedy falls to Linn-Mar


CEDAR RAPIDS — Through a quarter and a half, the Cedar Rapids Kennedy football team looked poised to break the string of mistakes and bad luck and get its first win of the season against Linn-Mar.

But after a fumble on a sn [...]

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Linn-Mar swimmers putting it together, top I.C. West

CORALVILLE — The roster is in place, and while the lineup is still a work in progress, the wins keep coming for the Linn-Mar girls’ swimming team.

The fourth-ranked Lions took another step toward claiming the title of top area [...]

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