On the Mats by KJ Pilcher

Four Downs with The Gazette: Prep football Week 5

1st & 10 Q: Through two weeks of the district season, has anything been decided in Class 2A District 4? JL: Along with 3A-7, this is the deepest dis ...

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Kennedy refocuses at halftime, blows out Jefferson

CEDAR RAPIDS - From battle to blowout. Cedar Rapids Kennedy used an eight-minute stretch that sandwiched halftime to turn a one-possession game to on ...

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Iowa City West heats up in 4th quarter to defeat Cedar Falls

IOWA CITY - This wasn't the same Iowa City West team from the last two weeks. You know, the team that tallied 930 total yards and scored more than 36 ...

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Iowa City West produces strong start to prep football season

IOWA CITY - The results are not a surprise but they do make Iowa City West Coach Garrett Hartwig happy. The Trojans opened the season unranked and ma ...

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Cedar Rapids Xavier continues strong turnaround with Warrior Invite title

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Xavier celebrated and urged head coach Austin Filer to join a postgame photo. When players and parents chanted his name, ...

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Cedar Rapids Washington focused on victory more than revenge against Cedar Rapids Kennedy

CEDAR RAPIDS - The stakes are high enough. Cedar Rapids Kennedy is searching for its first victory. Cedar Rapids Washington is attempting a 2-0 star ...

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Iowa wrestling receives commitment from Pennsylvania state champ Max Murin

From the time Max Murin began watching college wrestling, he has been enamored with the University of Iowa. He liked the style of wrestlers like Bren ...

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Week 1 promises many marquee matchups

Battles between highly-ranked teams? Yes. Regional rivals? Of course. Programs fighting over a traveling trophy and novelty games? You bet. The fir ...

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Kennedy opens with tough test, hosting Muscatine

CEDAR RAPIDS - Consider the preseason as a long cram sessions for Cedar Rapids Kennedy.The work up until this point has been preparation for a very to ...

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Four Downs with The Gazette: Prep football Week 1

1st & 10 Q: Which 4A district seems to be the toughest, in which a very good team could get left out of the playoffs due to the new format? JL: Such ...

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Andrew Joseph thrives on the field and in the classroom for Cornell

MOUNT VERNON - No one is going to mistake Heritage Days with Mardi Gras. In fact, you may not find more different locales than Mount Vernon and New O ...

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2016 Prep Football Preview

For some, the prep football season lasts two to three months from the start of practice to the final whistle. For others with the goal of playing bey ...

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Lone Tree handles Central City in 8-player football debut

LONE TREE - If anyone questioned why Lone Tree made the move to 8-player football, that likely changed to why did the Lions wait so long after their d ...

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Helen Maroulis captures first women’s freestyle medal for the United States

The United States was in search of its first Olympic medal in women's freestyle wrestling.Not only did Helen Maroulis deliver, but she made sure it wa ...

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Daniel Dennis receives Olympic draw

Daniel Dennis has traveled the Road to Rio and now his path to an Olympic medal has been revealed. Dennis, the former University of Iowa NCAA finalis ...

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