MARION - As the prep volleyball season nears the midway point, Cedar Rapids Xavier identified a vital ingredient if the Saints are to retain their No. 1 ranking in Class 4A.
Now is the time to turn up the defense.
The top-ranked Saints s ... »
CEDAR RAPIDS - The coaches have changed, yes, but the recent trend of this rivalry remains the same.
Haven Henningsen rushed for 193 yards and scored three lengthy touchdowns, and Cedar Rapids Washington's defense ruled in a 38-0 rout of Linn-Ma ... »
The Gazette's Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher and Jeff Johnson tackle Week 4 prep football questions.1st and 10
Q: What is the deepest or most competitive district?
JL: In terms of depth and entertainment, I'm going ... »
CENTRAL CITY - Izzy Steele is an athlete, a leader, a chatterbox.
She's also a U.S. Army private, second class.
A senior at Lisbon High School, Steele didn't spend a summer filled with bonfires and Snapchats. Instead, there were count ... »
MARION - It's not Abbey Weideman's size. It's her springs.
"The last time we checked, her vertical (jump) was 32 or 33 inches," Center Point-Urbana volleyball coach Cathy Husmann said. "That's the first thing she wanted to improve on when practi ... »
Area prep football capsules for Week 4:
Iowa City West at Iowa City High
Time and site - 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Bates Field
Records and rankings - Class 4A second-ranked West ... »
In 8-Player football in Iowa, District 1 is where it's at.
Six teams from that district were in the Gazette/KGYM rankings last week. Five of them remain.
Remsen St. Mary's upended former No. 1 Harris-Lake Park, 58-32, on Friday. That, tw ... »
MARION - Make no accusations that Linn-Mar gave itself an easy road, a cushy draw.
"Of the top four teams here, I felt three of them were in our pool," Coach Teresa Bair said. "It doesn't bother me a bit. We want to get better, and you get bette ... »
It's Week 3 of the prep football season, which means district play kicks off in five classes, while Class 4A continues to offer intriguing non-district matchups.
Watch The Gazette's Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher and Jeff Johnson make their picks and ... »
MARION - The accuracy wasn't there all the time. But when Noah Vawter connected with his receivers, big things happened.
Vawter hit Kyler Bell for two touchdowns and located Trenton Kuennen for two more as Cedar Rapids Jefferson held off Linn-Ma ... »