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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Linn-Mar claws out five-set win over West

MARION — Linn-Mar Coach Teresa Kehe moved a hand in front of her stomach, gesturing to a player to summon the competitive fire in her belly.

All the intangibles talk this season and before that final set paid dividends.

The Lion [...]

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Kennedy preps for postseason with MVC crown

CEDAR RAPIDS — The goal is to peak for the postseason, and Cedar Rapids Kennedy appears to be on track.

The approach has led to two straight Class 4A state runner-up finishes and has an accomplished group of seniors in contention for [...]

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Tuesday slate full of showdowns

When Teresa Kehe came to Linn-Mar High School from Loras College, her clipboard came with her.

On the back of that clipboard is a message, always visible to her players and herself:

“What have you done today to win a conf [...]

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Linn-Mar gets needed bounce-back win


MARION — The Linn-Mar football team needed a bounce-back week.

After a 43-3 loss to Class 4A No. 2 Cedar Rapids Washington last week, for both morale and district standing purposes, the Lions needed to have a solid outing.< [...]

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Fast transition for Williamsburg swimmer McRoberts

CEDAR RAPIDS — With just a year of eligibility remaining, Tessa McRoberts decided to give it a go.

After a club swimming stint with the Iowa City Eels and a year of tapering, the Williamsburg senior is swimming varsity for the [...]

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

1. C.R. WASHINGTON FOOTBALL — The Warriors (4-0) have been impressive so far this [...]

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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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