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Video: State volleyball championship match-ups set

The state volleyball tournament concludes Friday at the U.S. Cellular Center with championships in all five classes.

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Bears give Western a battle

CEDAR RAPIDS - They battled. They fought.

And in the end, they certainly belonged.

Fourth-ranked West Branch came within a whisk ... »

Video: Wrapping up state volleyball quarterfinals, previewing semifinals

Watch scenes from the second day of the state volleyball tournament via Gazette photojournalist Jessie Wardarski while Jeff Linder and Nathan Ford ... »

West Branch earns first state-tourney triumph

CEDAR RAPIDS - In terms of state-tournament victories, the West Branch Bears are on the board.

Bailey Lukavsky and Haley Poula swatted 21 k ... »

Solon’s Durr picks Hawkeyes

Two-time all-state midfielder Josie Durr of Solon has committed to play soccer at the University of Iowa.

Durr, a junior, has been one ... »

State volleyball: Class 2A capsules, stat leaders, predictions

Capsules, stat leaders and predictions for the Class 2A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament this week at the U.S. Cellular Center.

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Regina converts when it counts in battle of top-two teams

IOWA CITY - Cameron Lynch saw the football in the green grass and pounced. Even a defensive lineman knows the value of a possession late in the fou ... »

Prep football: Quarterfinal playoff primer

Capsules for Friday's area quarterfinal football playoff games:


Late burst sends West Branch to quarterfinals

WEST BRANCH - In a game of big plays Hunter Wargo and Devin Kindon made the biggest. With the game tied and momentum in Pella Christian's back pock ... »

Prep football roundup: Anamosa, West Delaware, West Branch score easy wins

ANAMOSA 46, BAXTER CMB 13 - Anamosa made quick work of Baxter CMB in a Class 2A first-round high school football playoff game Wednesday night in An ... »

Pedersen’s game face hides rapport with West Branch players, staff

WEST BRANCH - Football players, banging helmets and pads against the walls, streamed down the hall emitting the unmistakable sounds of the e ... »

West Branch shakes off first-set loss to down Regina in regional quarterfinals

WEST BRANCH - West Branch's tall front line did what Regina thought it would do, but after the first set, the Regals were unable to stop it.


Prep football roundup: Jefferson throttles Waterloo East

Cedar Rapids Jefferson erupted for 249 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in the first quarter and kept on rolling to a 50-3 high school fo ... »

Koenig throws for school-record five TD passes as West Branch rolls

WEST BRANCH - For much of the past two seasons, West Branch football has leaned heavily on star tailback Luke Lenoch to power the offense. ... »

West Branch takes down No. 1 West Liberty again

WEST LIBERTY - At the Western Dubuque volleyball tournament on Saturday, West Branch ended Class 3A No. 1 West Liberty's unbeaten start to i ... »