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Prep Sports

The most-read Iowa high school sports stories of 2018 on TheGazette.com

Mount Vernon football coach Lance Pedersen. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Mount Vernon football coach Lance Pedersen. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

The Gazette sports staff has already voted on its top 10 stories of 2018. But what prep sports stories were read the most by our audience?

There are stories of tragedy and triumph, and breaking news and in-depth features included.

Here are TheGazette.com’s top 10 most-read prep sports stories of 2018.

1. Mount Vernon forfeits Week 3 win over West Delaware

2. Former Linn-Mar great Ryan Driscoll dies unexpectedly at 44

3. At Starmont, a life-changing accident, and a ‘miracle season’

4. Preseason Iowa high school football rankings: Defending champion Xavier leads the pack in 3A

5. Iowa high school football districts released for 2018-19

6. Former Iowa Barnstormers AAU basketball coach Greg Stephen being investigated for child pornography

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7. All-state football 2018: Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Quinn Schulte captain of 3A team

8. Iowa City West’s Patrick McCaffery learns to deal with trolling and hate on social media

9. Montezuma’s Shateah Wetering commits to Iowa women’s basketball

10. Football coaching hall of famer Bob Thurness dies

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