Linn-Mar

Linn-Mar baseball authors victorious underdog tale in 6-2 substate final win over No. 4 Iowa City High

IOWA CITY - Midway through the prep baseball season, Linn-Mar Coach Chad Lechner stood before his team and announced he was retiring at season's end. ...

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Iowa City High seeks first state baseball tournament appearance in 14 years

This opportunity has been a year in the making.It didn't take long after a disappointing extra-inning defeat in the 2016 postseason for the Iowa City ...

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Urbandale gets ‘timely’ hit, defeats Linn-Mar in regional final

URBANDALE - Linn-Mar could feel it building.In six of its last seven games, the Lions' softball team could see the corner being turned defensively. Th ...

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Xavier wins opener with long ball, Linn-Mar earns split with defense

CEDAR RAPIDS - It was a good, old-fashioned defensive battle Tuesday night at Xavier High School.Through four innings in the second game between the S ...

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Big field improvements yield big excitement for Cedar Rapids Washington baseball

CEDAR RAPIDS - This has turned into the kind of place where players want to hang out all day and night. And some do. "It's just like a second home he ...

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Postseason assignments released for large-school baseball programs

Baseball teams in the two biggest classes learned their postseason competition Friday.The Iowa High School Athletic Association released postseason as ...

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‘Cage rat’ Lindsey Culver makes a day of it in Dubuque

You've heard of gym rats. They spend hours in the gymnasium, shooting baskets, honing their craft. Brian Erbe has a term for Lindsey Culver. "She's ...

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Linn-Mar cruises to Hawk Invitational Championship

MANCHESTER - Early this week, Linn-Mar dropped a pair of games to Cedar Rapids Jefferson, marking its third straight loss. And while Jefferson is ran ...

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Erica Oler’s clutch hit gives Cedar Rapids Jefferson a sweep of Linn-Mar

MARION - Down a run. Bases loaded. Last inning. "There weren't any outs," Erica Oler said. "So there wasn't any pressure." Wait. No pressure? "No p ...

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Catching up with former area athletes

A periodic look at where former Gazette athletes are now:Iowa colleges - Buena Vista sophomore Drew Beall of Anamosa earned Iowa Conference all-academ ...

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Josh Strauss, Connor Van Scoyoc toss gems as Linn-Mar, Jefferson split

MARION - Cedar Rapids Jefferson's Connor Van Scoyoc and Linn-Mar's Josh Strauss are vastly different athletes.Van Scoyoc is a tall and lean 6-foot-5 h ...

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Champions crowned in 1A and 2A at girls’ tennis state tournament

IOWA CITY - Some players reached new heights in the consolation bracket, while others took home much bigger hardware. The girls' tennis individual st ...

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Nate Sanderson isn’t moving, but he’s moving on

MARION - Words came slowly and softly from Nate Sanderson.#x201c;Emotionally, I'm a wreck,#x201d; he said Wednesday morning, not long after he told hi ...

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Area tennis players set for debut at girls’ state tournament

IOWA CITY - Sarah Abu-Nameh had options for the spring sports season. The Cedar Rapids Xavier freshman mulled opportunities with the girls' soccer te ...

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Fifth state title in six years earns Iowa City West ‘triple crown’ of boys’ tennis

ANKENY - There were significantly more tears this time. With its fifth Class 2A boys' tennis state championship in six years, one might presume the I ...

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