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High School Basketball Dec. 19, 2022 2:28 pm48d ago
The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released their first-ever official boys’ basketball rankings. Your top-ranked teams are Cedar Rapids Xavier in Class 3A, Waukee Northwest in 4A, Central Lyon in 2A and Grand View Christian in 1A.
High School Basketball Dec. 17, 2022 3:27 pm50d ago
Waverly-Shell Rock has agreed to leave the Northeast Iowa Conference following the 2023-24 school year. The other five members of the league previously voted to remove the school from the league, mostly because of its larger enrollment.
High School Basketball Dec. 17, 2022 3:03 am50d ago
Sophomore Jack McCaffery is the youngest of Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery’s children. His Iowa City West team is running its offense through him, despite his young age, and he responded Friday night with a game-high 21 points in a 62-43 win over Linn-Mar.
High School Basketball Dec. 17, 2022 2:01 am50d ago
The Linn-Mar girls’ basketball team knocked off Class 4A top-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier last Friday night. The Lions gave Class 5A No. 6 Iowa City West its first loss of the season Friday night, 49-39.
Minor League Sports Dec. 28, 2022 2:39 pm39d ago
Jacob Kraft drove with his mother from their home in Rochester, N.Y., to Cedar Rapids to fully move in with his local billet family in preparation for the 2022-23 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders season. Mom made him get checked out medically after he complained of a sore throat, with the diagnosis being mononucleosis, which kept him out the first month of the USHL season.
High School Basketball Dec. 15, 2022 3:57 pm52d ago
With three starters back, MFL MarMac was expected to have a good boys’ basketball team this season. The Bulldogs haven’t disappointed, winning their first seven games in blowout fashion, with its “closest” game being 26 points.
Minor League Sports Dec. 14, 2022 4:33 pm53d ago
It was Field Trip Day at Xtream Arena on Wednesday, with the Iowa Heartlanders and Kalamazoo Wings partaking in an ECHL game that began at 10:35 a.m. Around 1,500 local elementary school kids attended the game, providing a unique atmosphere.
High School Basketball Dec. 13, 2022 11:29 pm53d ago
Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s boys’ basketball team won its first two games this season, but it’s been a rougher go since then. The J-Hawks have lost three in a row, including decisively at the hands of Waterloo West on Tuesday night.
Minor League Sports Dec. 12, 2022 6:57 pm54d ago
Cal Burke made his National Hockey League debut last week with the Colorado Avalanche. As a member of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the 2014-15 season, he played on a forward line with Ross Colton and Adam Gaudette. All three can say they made it to The Show.
High School Basketball Dec. 9, 2022 10:53 pm57d ago
Despite a number of players getting late starts to the season because they played on a football team that won a state championship, Cedar Rapids Xavier’s boys’ basketball team is off to a hot 4-0 start after Friday night’s 63-50 win over Linn-Mar.
High School Basketball Dec. 9, 2022 10:20 pm57d ago
Linn-Mar’s girls’ basketball team held Cedar Rapids Xavier to four points in the third quarter to build a double-digit lead it used to pick up a 57-45 win Friday night. Linn-Mar is ranked 15th in Class 5A, Xavier No. 1 in 4A.
High School Basketball Dec. 8, 2022 4:38 pm59d ago
Dyersville Beckman senior Padraig Gallagher was displeased with a “mere” 14-point effort Monday night against North Linn. The 6-foot-5 Northwest Missouri State recruit followed with 30 points the next night in a win and is one of the top players in the area.
High School Basketball Dec. 7, 2022 12:14 pm60d ago
North Linn’s boys’ basketball team is defending Class 1A state champions and has played in a state title game an unprecedented five years in a row. The Lynx lost three starters to graduation, including all-state point guard Austin Hilmer. Yet, as a 65-51 win over Dyersville Beckman proved Monday night, this Lynx team remains really, really good.
Minor League Sports Dec. 5, 2022 4:22 pm62d ago
The Iowa Heartlanders are in the midst of a five-game road trip to Canada in which they play at Quebec and Newfoundland. It’s not the worst roady head coach Derek Damon has been part of.
High School Football Dec. 4, 2022 8:06 am63d 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.