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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 Basketball Jan. 17, 2023 9:31 pm70d ago
Girls’ basketball: Class 3A No. 3 Solon sinks 22 of 23 from the free-throw line, rallies past No. 13 Mount Vernon, 56-50.
Iowa Basketball Jan. 17, 2023 3:07 pm70d ago
Women’s basketball: Back-to-back-to-back brilliant performances have Iowa back in the top 10. Up next, a trip to East Lansing, where the Hawkeyes have lost 10 of their last 11.
Iowa Basketball Jan. 14, 2023 3:58 pm73d ago
Women’s basketball: No. 12 Iowa put the hammer down immediately in a 108-67 bombardment of Penn State.
High School Basketball Jan. 13, 2023 9:27 pm74d ago
Girls’ basketball: Clear Creek Amana’s interior defense stymies Center Point-Urbana in a Wamac Conference West Division showdown, 55-34.
Iowa Basketball Jan. 13, 2023 2:33 pm74d ago
Women’s basketball: Iowa begins a stretch of three straight pressing teams Saturday against Penn State.
High School Basketball Jan. 13, 2023 9:30 am74d ago
Girls’ basketball: Kamryn Kurt hit 7 of 7 from long range and crossed the 1,000-point threshold. North Linn is 12-0 after a 72-52 win over Iowa City Regina.
Iowa Prep Sports Jan. 12, 2023 5:35 pm75d ago
Watch or listen to the January 12, 2023, Prep Basketball Podcast as Jeff Johnson and Jeff Linder discuss the latest Iowa high school basketball rankings and possible upcoming changes.
High School Football Jan. 12, 2023 5:25 pm75d ago
Prep football: The Iowa Department of Education passes the amendment for socioeconomics to be a factor in football classification.
High School Basketball Jan. 12, 2023 11:15 am75d ago
Girls’ basketball: Decorah’s Bryar Duwe and Yazmeen Whitsitt have forged an alliance, and it hasn’t always been that way. They comprise one of the area’s best backcourts, and for the Vikings, the possibilities are endless.
Iowa Basketball Jan. 12, 2023 9:29 am75d ago
Women’s basketball: Caitlin Clark falls just short of another triple-double, Hannah Stuelke stirs the Carver crowd and No. 12 Iowa roasts Northwestern’s “blizzard” defense in a 93-64 romp.
Iowa Basketball Jan. 11, 2023 5:50 pm76d 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 am76d 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 pm77d 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 pm77d 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 pm80d 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.