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1 Blair Brooks commits to Iowa
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · Sports | October 19th, 2017

Rob Brooks has seen a lot of talented players take the field; both the Iowa Hawkeyes football team and the plethora of opponents over the years. Once the 2018 season rolls around, none of them will catch his eye more than Iowa's latest commitment: his son, Blair. The standout Marion student-athlete announced he will continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Iowa on both the gridiron and track and field.
2 Indians edge Hawks, sit at one win away from District title
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · Sports | October 19th, 2017

With the pressure on last Friday night at Thomas Park, the Marion football team did what they needed to do: limit explosive plays to help seal the deal for a victory. The Indians faced a familiar foe known for their high-octane offenses, West Delaware, and held the perennial power to just 232 yards of total offense on their way to the 16-14 win.
3 Indians repeat as WaMaC champs
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · Sports | October 19th, 2017

The phrase "survive and advance," made famous by the late Jim Valvano, has been a mantra that teams from all levels of play in various sports have used throughout tournament runs. Last Thursday night, in front of a home-town crowd, that's exactly what the Marion volleyball team did as they upended Mount Vernon, Western Dubuque and Dyersville Beckman on their way to their second consecutive WaMaC Conference Championship.
4 L-M Lions bounced in MVC semifinals
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · Sports | October 19th, 2017

After starting off the Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament on the wrong foot with a 2-0 loss to Cedar Falls, the Linn-Mar volleyball team tweaked a few things and dominated Waterloo West and Cedar Rapids Washington to finish 2-1 in pool play. The 2-1 mark was good enough to get the Lions into the championship bracket where they picked up a win over Dubuque Hempstead before falling in the semifinals. Cedar Rapids Jefferson thwarted the Lions' chances to repeat as conference champions in three sets.
5 Marion XC teams excel at WaMaC meet
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · Sports | October 19th, 2017

Both the Marion boys' and girls' cross country teams had a solid outing at the WaMaC Championship meet in Vinton as both teams placed second in the team race. In addition to the second place finishes, Jeremy Fopma and Harrison Vander Linden finished first and second individually.
6 Rodenkirk takes over Lion baseball program
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · Sports | October 19th, 2017

Kyle Rodenkirk, a familiar face to the Linn-Mar baseball program, is taking hold of the reins as the new head coach for the Lions. Rodenkirk will replace long-time coach Chad Lechner, who resigned from the head coaching position last summer after the Lions' trip to the Class 4A State Baseball Tournament.
7 Top-ranked West stomps Linn-Mar
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · Sports | October 19th, 2017

The Linn-Mar football team hit the road last Friday evening for arguably their toughest test of the season. Linn-Mar learned early and often why Iowa City West is now the top-ranked and only unbeaten team left in Class 4A as the Trojans cruised to a 42-7 win against the overmatched Lions.
8 Gosch to run for RedTails
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · Sports | September 14th, 2017

Former Linn-Mar prep Dalton Gosch is running for the new Hawkeye Community College RedTails Men's Cross Country program. According to a press release from the school, Gosch is enrolled in the school as an Emergency Medical Services major and competing nicely in the early going of the season.
9 Lions edged by J-Hawks on home turf
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · Sports | September 14th, 2017

The Linn-Mar Lions are still searching for their first win of the 2017 season after a 27-20 loss to non-district foe Cedar Rapids Jefferson last Friday night. Despite a 200-yard performance from Alex Hess, the Lions still could not capitalize and get into the win column.
10 Mystics eliminate Liberty, Stokes
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · Sports | September 14th, 2017

The New York Liberty entered the WNBA playoffs as the hottest team in the league, riding a 10-game winning streak into the postseason. Their late season efforts pushed them into a first-round bye but that might not have been a good thing as the Liberty cooled off while the Washington Mystics kept playing. Superstar Elena Delle Donne balled out and a red-hot Kristi Toliver, who went 9-for-16 from three-point territory, spelled disaster for Kiah Stokes' squad. The Mystics used a strong second and third quarter performance to eliminate the Liberty team on Sunday night in Madison Square Garden.
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