Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

Jefferson boys trap Western Dubuque, 57-49, in 4A substate opener

CEDAR RAPIDS - At the third-quarter buzzer Monday night, Western Dubuque's Sam Goodman retrieved a defensive rebound underneath his team's basket and ...

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Final Gazette boys’ basketball poll: Iowa City West, West Delaware finish No. 1

CEDAR RAPIDS - West is best. The final Gazette boys' basketball poll of the season has Iowa City West atop Class 4A and West Delaware at the head of ...

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Despite 10-11 record, defending 3A champ C.R. Xavier looks dangerous as postseason begins

CEDAR RAPIDS - It took awhile, but they learned how to deal with the expectations others placed upon them. It definitely wasn't an easy process, thou ...

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Monday’s boys’ basketball postseason games

CLASS 3A DISTRICT SEMIFINALS Metro-Area Cedar Rapids Xavier (10-11) vs. DeWitt Central (5-16) at Mount Vernon, 6:30 p.m. Clear Creek-Amana (2-19) a ...

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Tuesday’s boys’ basketball postseason schedule

CLASS 1A DISTRICT SEMIFINALSAreaBelle Plaine (16-6) at Gladbrook-Reinbeck (20-2), 8 p.m.Calamus-Wheatland (18-4) at Clinton Prince of Peace (17-5), 7 ...

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Upon further review, Bobby Hampton wins it for C.R. RoughRiders with late goal

CEDAR RAPIDS - A teammate wanted you to inquire about something with Bobby Hampton. "Ask him about Showtime," Dalton Messina of the Cedar Rapids Roug ...

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#TeamJenk: Dyersville Beckman beats MFL MarMac in Class 2A district semifinals

CASCADE - He wants to be there for the first practice of the baseball season. That would mean everything to him. Everything to everyone. "I know he' ...

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Surging UNI wins again, escapes Bradley, 64-61

CEDAR FALLS - They've officially dug themselves out of a hole again. It's just what the Northern Iowa Panthers do.A 64-61 escape Wednesday night of Br ...

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Thursday’s boys’ basketball postseason schedule

CLASS 2A DISTRICT SEMIFINALS Area Anamosa (6-16) vs. Northeast Goose Lake (17-4) at Camanche, 6:30 p.m. Dike-New Hartford (19-3) vs. Waterloo Colum ...

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Iowa City West blasts C.R. Jefferson in between out-of-state trips

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Midwest Travelers had a short trip Tuesday night. It's a mere 25 minutes or so from the westside of Cedar Rapids to the westside o ...

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Schedule is set for first all-day boys’ basketball tournament at U.S. Cellular Center

CEDAR RAPIDS - The schedule for the first all-day boys' basketball tournament at the U.S. Cellular Center has been finalized. Organizer Tyler Clevela ...

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Gazette boys' basketball poll: Western Christian, North Linn finish atop Class 2A, 1A

CEDAR RAPIDS - If The Gazette is correct, you know who your boys' state basketball champions will be in the smaller classes. Western Christian and No ...

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Waverly-Shell Rock dominates Linn-Mar, 65-48

MARION - The Waverly-Shell Rock boys' basketball team rebounded well from its first conference loss a couple of weeks ago. OK, so the Go-Hawks aren't ...

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Monday’s boys’ basketball postseason schedule

CLASS 1A DISTRICT FIRST ROUND Area Bettendorf River Collegiate (0-6) at Maquoketa Valley (9-12), 7 p.m. HLV (3-18) at English Valleys (1-21), 7 p.m ...

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Ed-Co hopes to keep it rolling

EDGEWOOD - It has been a record-breaking season for the Edgewood-Colesburg boys' basketball team. Almost. The Vikings enter the postseason with a 15- ...

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