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High School Football Dec. 4, 2022 8:06 am20h ago
Iowa City High’s Ben Kueter has been named the 2022 Gazette area prep football player of the year. He’s an Iowa commit, for both football and wrestling. The Gazette’s coach of the year is Mount Vernon’s Lance Pedersen, who led his Mustangs to the Class 3A state championship game.
Minor League Sports Dec. 3, 2022 2:33 pm1d ago
Alex Pirus played in the National Hockey League for the Minnesota North Stars and Detroit Red Wings in the 1970s. After his playing career, he found his calling as a chaplain for Hockey Ministries International. He conducts bi-weekly services for those interested Cedar Rapids RoughRiders players and personnel.
High School Basketball Nov. 30, 2022 9:22 am4d ago
Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s boys’ basketball team returned a pair of all-state guards this season. But an 82-37 win Tuesday night over Marion proved these Cougars have a lot more players to go with Kenzie Reed and Colby Dolphin.
High School Basketball Nov. 29, 2022 12:45 pm5d ago
Noah Johnson transferred from Linn-Mar and scored a game-high 19 points in Washington’s 58-33 season-opening win Monday night over Mount Pleasant. The Warriors’ four other starters have played together for multiple years.
Minor League Sports Nov. 28, 2022 8:08 am6d ago
The Iowa Heartlanders won a pair of overtime games over the weekend over the Cincinnati Cyclones, the top team record wise in the ECHL. Both wins were 4-3, including Sunday afternoon when defenseman Matt Murphy scored in OT on a breakaway.
High School Basketball Nov. 28, 2022 8:11 am6d ago
Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s boys’ basketball team qualified for last year’s state tournament, upending Waukee Northwest in the first round before falling to champion Ames in the semifinals. With the dynamic guard court of Kenzie Reed and Colby Dolphin back, the Cougars have high expectations for 2022-23.
High School Football Nov. 23, 2022 5:17 pm11d ago
Longtime West Branch teacher and coach Butch Pedersen was recently diagnosed with blood cancer myelodysplastic syndrome. The West Branch Lions Club is conducting a bone marrow donor drive December 7 at the high school in the hopes of finding a match for Pedersen and others as part of their treatment.
Minor League Sports Nov. 22, 2022 10:42 am12d ago
Dylan Hryckowian has six goals and eight assists in 14 games this season for the Cedar Rapids RoughRIders. His older brother, Justin, played for the club in 2019-20 and is having a great sophomore season for Northeastern University.
Minor League Sports Nov. 21, 2022 8:16 am13d ago
The Iowa Heartlanders have dug themselves an early season hole. Which made a tough 4-3 shootout loss Sunday afternoon to Kalamazoo at Xtream Arena even tougher.
High School Football Nov. 18, 2022 3:51 pm16d ago
Central Lyon/George-Little Rock racked up a time-of-possession advantage of 36 minutes to 12, converting two drives of nine-plus minutes into 10 points that pushed it past Williamsburg, 10-6, Friday morning in the Class 2A state championship football game.
Iowa Football Nov. 17, 2022 6:03 pm17d ago
Mo Ibrahim tore his Achilles tendon in Minnesota’s first game last season. He rehabbed, decided to return to the Gophers for a sixth season and is setting all sorts of school rushing records.
High School Football Nov. 17, 2022 2:54 pm17d ago
There has no more consistent football winner in the 2000s than Williamsburg. The Raiders have qualified 15 straight seasons for the playoffs, advanced to championship games now three times. But they have yet to win it all. Williamsburg gets its chance to change all that Friday morning when it plays Central Lyon/George-Little Rock in the Class 2A final.
Iowa Prep Sports Nov. 16, 2022 7:51 pm18d ago
Which seven Iowa high school football teams will leave the UNI-Dome with state championship trophies? The Prep Football Huddle podcast has picks for all seven championship games and breakdowns of the Gazette-area games.