Preps Etc.

Jeff Linder

I'm Jeff Linder. I'm a lifelong Eastern Iowan and grew up reading The Gazette. I attended Drake University, made stops in Iowa Falls, Fairfield and Burlington before joining the staff here in December 1995. I cover high school sports and the Iowa women's basketball team.


Kolby Greiner, Reagan Gorman beat the heat, and everybody else

CEDAR RAPIDS - It was hot. It was windy.

#x201c;It was the worst of both worlds,#x201d; according to Cedar Rapids Washington's Reagan Gorman.

Kolby Greiner is leery of heat, too. His first varsity race, as a freshman, he collapsed on ... »

Schedule set for 14th Rivalry Saturday

CEDAR RAPIDS - The date and site have changed for the 14th edition of Rivalry Saturday, but the field is typically excellent.

Defending state champions North Scott (Class 4A) and Springville (1A) headline the eight-game girls' basketball pa ... »

‘Not young any more,’ Cedar Rapids Jefferson volleyball finds its groove

Age was no longer a crutch. Experience, or the lack thereof, was no longer an excuse.

"Like I told the girls before the season, we're not young any more," Cedar Rapids Jefferson volleyball coach Amy Norton said. "Most of them are juniors now. Th ... »

Area volleyball Super Ten

The Gazette's area volleyball Super Ten, through Tuesday, Sept. 20:


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Jefferson volleyball's latest statement? Best in the Metro

CEDAR RAPIDS - It wasn't as if the Jefferson J-Hawks needed further validation. But they went out and seized it anyway.

They're the best volleyball team in the Metro. Undisputed. For now, anyway.

Class 5A third-ranked Cedar Rapids Jeffer ... »

Week 5 Eastern Iowa high school football preview capsules

Gazette area prep football capsules for Week 5:



Cedar Rapids Prairie at Iowa City West

Time and site - 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Trojan Field

Records and rankings - Both teams ar ... »

Linn-Mar vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson volleyball: Tuesday's preview

CEDAR RAPIDS - It's the area's biggest volleyball match of the season ...

So far.

The MVC Mississippi Division lead is on the line tonight, when Class 5A fourth-ranked Linn-Mar (17-3, 3-0) visits No. 3 Cedar Rapids Jefferson (15-1, 2-0). ... »

Iowa high school football rankings: Williamsburg is the new No. 1 in Class 2A

Williamsburg's steady, incremental climb has reached the summit.

The Raiders are the new No. 1 team in Class 2A in the Gazette/KGYM football rankings, released Monday. Williamsburg (4-0) moved to the top after defeating Camanche, 63-6, Friday wh ... »

Report: Jinaya Houston won’t return to Iowa women's basketball

IOWA CITY - It appears that Jinaya Houston is leaving the University of Iowa women's basketball program for good.

In a ... »

Swift Gage Hazen-Fabor leads explosive Williamsburg to 4-0 start

At 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, you won't confuse Gage Hazen-Fabor with a bruising power back.

"He's not going to run you over," Williamsburg football coach Curt Ritchie said. "But he's very elusive, very explosive."

Explosive. That would de ... »