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Lynx and Hawks Ready For Semifinal Contests

Lynx and Hawks Ready For Semifinal Contests

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: It’s semifinal Thursday at the High School Boys Basketball State Tournament in Des Moines for Class 1A, 2A and 3A teams. Our two area coverage schools in play, North Linn and West Delaware, are slated for 10:30am and 8:15pm start times. In Class 1A, the top ranked and seeded 26-0 North Linn

HS Boys State Basketball: Day 1 Recap

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Day one of the 2017 High School Boys Basketball State Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines saw one of our two area coverage teams win and advance to semifinal play on Thursday. In Class 1A, the top-seeded North Linn Lynx held on for a 54-49 victory over Maple Valley-Anthon

HS Girls State Basketball: Cascade Wins Quarterfinal Game

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Class 2A 8th-ranked Cascade Cougars improved to 23-2 with a 59-56 upset win over 3rd-ranked Central Decatur inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines at the 2017 High School Girls Basketball state tournament. Cougar freshman point guard Nicole McDermott played with the composure of a senior and is a big reason Cascade is

HS Basketball: Monday 2-27 Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 2017 High School Girls Basketball State Tournament gets underway Monday morning with class 1A play. Top-ranked 22-2 Springville will face 19-6 West Burlington of Notre Dame at 10am. Our featured area coverage team involved in the second Class 2A game of the tourney at 6:45pm this evening is 5th-rated 24-1

HS Boys Basketball: Saturday 2-25 Recap

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Two area coverage teams claimed a spot into the 2017 High School Boys State Tournament on Saturday night. The Class 2A 8th-ranked 22-2 Cascade Cougars held on to beat #10 Dike-New Hartford 43-40 in Independence for the substate 3 championship. After trailing early 7-0 to start the game the Cougars took

HS Boys Basketball: West Delaware and North Linn Advance With District Final Wins

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Class 3A top-ranked West Delaware Boys Basketball team improved to 23-0 with a 67-51 district final win over Vinton-Shellsburg inside Seedorff Gymnasium. Hawks head coach Matt Uthoff talks about his teams effort: It was the 8th district championship for the Hawks since 1998, first since 2008, Coach Uthoff is very proud

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