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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
High School Track and Field May. 4, 2023 10:10 pm29d ago
Gracie Federspiel earned girls’ athlete-of-the-year honors, winning four events to lead Solon to the Wamac Conference girls’ track and field championship. Solon’s boys also dominated, racking up 157 points
High School Track and Field May. 3, 2023 3:19 pm30d ago
Track and field: MVC, Wamac, River Valley and Tri-Rivers will hold their track and field championships Thursday.
High School Track and Field May. 4, 2023 7:39 am30d ago
Marion’s Alex Mota and Kenzie Lovell swept the 100-meter races at Monday’s wind-buffeted Marion Invitational track and field meet.
High School Track and Field May. 1, 2023 5:26 pm32d ago
Miles Thompson of Cedar Rapids Washington has been named the 2023 Drake Relays most outstanding performer in the high school boys’ division.
Prep Baseball and Prep Softball May. 1, 2023 9:31 am33d ago
Prep softball: Williamsburg is No. 1 in The Gazette’s preseason area Super Ten.
High School Track and Field Apr. 29, 2023 8:01 pm34d ago
Drake Relays, Saturday boys: It’s a gold-filled, bittersweet day for area stars. Linn-Mar, Washington, City High and Kennedy each win a title, but the Warriors’ stirring 4x100 crown comes with a price, with anchor Michael Blank suffering a hamstring injury.
High School Track and Field Apr. 29, 2023 7:19 pm34d ago
Drake Relays, Saturday girls: Another relay title, and an unexpected Cup, for Cedar Rapids Kennedy. Swartzendruber twins are bookends on the Cougars’ triumphant 4x400, but the middle runners (Jovie Veach and Emerson Swearinger) play their roles to perfection.
High School Track and Field Apr. 29, 2023 7:38 am35d ago
It’s the final day of the 2023 Drake Relays at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Follow The Gazette’s live blog for updates and results throughout the day.
High School Track and Field Apr. 28, 2023 10:04 pm35d ago
Drake Relays, Elite Miles: South Dakotan Simeon Birnbaum wins the boys’ race in 4:02.36; Des Moines Roosevelt’s Adrienne Buettner-Cable is the girls’ champion.
High School Track and Field Apr. 28, 2023 6:30 pm35d ago
Drake Relays, Friday girls: Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls snap 31-year championship drought with sprint medley title.
High School Track and Field Apr. 28, 2023 6:37 pm35d ago
Drake Relays, Friday boys: Cedar Rapids Washington’s Miles Thompson and Michael Blank sprinted to a 1-2 sweep in the 100.
High School Track and Field Apr. 28, 2023 1:23 pm36d ago
A couple of hours after soaring into the top 10 on the 110-meter hurdles all-time chart, Grayson Hartman followed with Cedar Rapids Xavier’s first Drake Relays title in 14 years.
High School Track and Field Apr. 28, 2023 12:40 pm36d ago
The junior and the younger of the speedy Swartzendruber twins, Sidney Swartzendruber blazed from behind Friday morning at Drake Stadium to give Cedar Rapids Kennedy its first Drake Relays girls’ championship in 31 years.
High School Track and Field Apr. 28, 2023 8:30 pm35d ago
Friday is the second day of the 2023 Drake Relays. Follow The Gazette’s live blog for updates and results throughout the day.
High School Track and Field Apr. 28, 2023 1:34 pm36d ago
Drake Relays, Thursday girls: No discus repeat for English Valleys’ Kennedy Axmear, but a personal best.