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Passionate about prep sports and prep sports athletes, I have been with The Gazette sports team since 1995 covering high school sports for The Gazette. I am a proud, lifelong Iowan who grew up reading The Gazette.
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Latest Articles by Jeff Linder
Iowa Basketball Jan. 11, 2023 5:50 pm78d ago
Iowa women’s basketball recruit Ava Jones scored an uncontested left-handed layup on the first possession of Tuesday’s game. The senior committed to Iowa on July 3. Two days later, in Louisville, Ky., she and her family were struck by an impaired driver.
High School Basketball Jan. 11, 2023 10:19 am79d ago
Area girls’ basketball Super Ten (Jan. 11): North Linn remains on top, then there’s congestion galore after that.
High School Basketball Jan. 10, 2023 9:55 pm79d ago
Girls’ basketball: Linn-Mar places four in double-figures, rules the boards in a 57-47 win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy.
Iowa Basketball Jan. 10, 2023 5:13 pm79d ago
Iowa women’s basketball: Trying to solve the mystery that is the 2023-24 roster. Molly Davis will be back for a fifth year, meaning two of three other seniors (McKenna Warnock, Kate Martin and Gabbie Marshall) would be eligible to return, as well.
Iowa Basketball Jan. 7, 2023 6:09 pm82d ago
The first women’s basketball game televised by FOX goes to No. 16 Iowa, 94-85, over Michigan in a win that ends a five-game Crisler Center losing streak.
High School Basketball Jan. 6, 2023 10:14 pm83d ago
Girls’ basketball: Vinton-Shellsburg collects 16 steals, owns the boards late and is the quicker team to the ball throughout a 54-45 win over Marion.
Iowa Basketball Jan. 6, 2023 2:02 pm83d ago
Women’s basketball: Lisa Bluder on an early Big Ten bye, and some midseason assessments. No. 16 Iowa plays at No. 14 Michigan on Sunday.
Iowa Prep Sports Jan. 5, 2023 7:46 pm84d ago
Watch or listen to the January 5, 2023, Prep Basketball Podcast as Jeff Johnson and Jeff Linder discuss the latest talking points in Iowa high school basketball.
High School Basketball Jan. 4, 2023 11:18 am86d ago
Girls’ basketball: Giant-slaying Linn-Mar takes down its biggest titan yet. Lions hit 14 3-pointers (eight by Zoe Kennedy) in a double-overtime conquest of No. 1 Waterloo West on Tuesday.
High School Basketball Jan. 3, 2023 8:55 pm86d ago
Girls’ basketball: Class 4A top-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier is remarkably crisp (only five turnovers) in a 67-43 back-from-break victory over Iowa City Liberty.
High School Basketball Jan. 2, 2023 9:42 am88d ago
Girls’ basketball season reset: North Linn looks like the area’s heaviest league-title favorite, and the race of highest intrigue, again, is the Wamac West.
Iowa Basketball Dec. 31, 2022 1:44 pm90d ago
Women’s basketball: New and improved Illinois, already with its most wins in 8 years, hosts No. 12 Iowa in a Big Ten biggie Sunday.
Iowa Prep Sports Dec. 30, 2022 10:23 pm90d ago
The Gazette’s Jeff Linder reveals where he would place Waverly-Shell Rock, and how he would redraw the rest of the Iowa high school conference landscape.
Iowa Basketball Dec. 30, 2022 8:47 am91d ago
Monika Czinano joined Caitlin Clark (and three others) in the Iowa women’s basketball 2,000-point club, McKenna Warnock and Hannah Stuelke make major contributions and No. 12 Iowa whipped Purdue, 83-68. A crowd of nearly 12,000 included signee Ava Jones.
Iowa Basketball Dec. 28, 2022 5:13 pm92d ago
Women’s basketball: Iowa’s Big Ten chase resumes Thursday vs. Purdue. Hawkeyes have won 5 straight, but there are issues to be addressed. Also, junior Taylor Stremlow commits.