MARION - Even through the disappointment of defeat, there is no denying the significant progress made by the Marion Indians.
After a winless 2015 season and 18-straight defeats, Marion leapt into the Class 3A playoff picture with five wins ... »
MOUNT VERNON - Two young men battle, their weapons clashing and stabbing through the air.
Adrian Dale sits on the edge of his seat, watching intently. One of these competitors will be his opponent in the final round of the tournament. He wa ... »
MANCHESTER - The West Delaware volleyball team knew it had big shoes to fill coming into the season.
And fill them, they have.
After qualifying for state the past four years and losing eight seniors, the players knew they had to impro ... »
IOWA CITY - Living in Iowa City, the Hawkeyes are everywhere.
You see TigerHawk on bumpers of cars, Hawkeye flags hanging in front of homes, and black and yellow clothing all over the city.
I lived in a small neighborhood in Illinois, so ... »
Editor's note: Lane Lafler is a director with the Cedar Rapids USBC Bowling Association board
CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids USBC Bowling Association Hall of Fame is set to induct four new members later this month.
Andy Staub, ... »
TIFFIN - Clear Creek Amana cross country runner Ally Loren prefers running in brisk weather.
#x201c;I like it when it's colder, around 50-60 degrees usually, maybe even 40,#x201d; she said last month during Clear Creek Amana's meet at Kicke ... »
MANCHESTER - The North Cedar girls' cross country team placed ninth and the boys' team was 20th at the West Delaware Invitational earlier this month.
Junior Tessa Fields led the girls' team, placing eighth out of 119 finishers in a personal ... »
CEDAR RAPIDS - Success can come in many forms, but it starts with determination and preparation.
This is no different for the girls' and boys' cross country teams at Xavier High School.
The runners' determination to win is unbelievabl ... »
CEDAR RAPIDS - Student-athletes strive to be the best in the classroom and on the field. But this is no easy task.
Student-athletes have to meet the criteria of not only their teachers, but also of their coaches. Balancing a demanding educa ... »
CEDAR RAPIDS - Reaching the final year of participation in a sport is an accomplishment and a bittersweet moment for an athlete.
After four years of hard work and dedication, senior athletes have finally made their way up the totem pol ... »