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Gillaspie enjoying senior year
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
Alex Gillaspie has been a familiar face around the Marion Independent School District for quite some time. In his high school career with the Indians, he's wrestled numerous varsity matches and has been a varsity starter for much of the duration of it. Recently, Gillaspie also competed at the 2017 North Central Association of Schools for the Blind regional wrestling tournament with the Iowa Rams, a team of blind/visually impaired student-athletes from across the state of Iowa.

Indians Break Through with Four State Qualifiers
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
It has been a long time coming for the Marion wrestling program. The "glass ceiling" that seemed to be stopping the Indians from advancing just one person to the annual Iowa High School State Wrestling Meet has finally been shattered. Not just by one Marion wrestler, but by four of them. For the first time in six years, Jason Haag and the Indians will have wrestlers compete at Wells Fargo Arena with their eyes on the podium and state championships.

Laube's 25 lifts Indians over Clippers
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
Kayba Laube continued to show why she is not only one of the top freshmen in the state of Iowa, but also one of the top players as well last week in Marion's 84-46 win over Clear Creek-Amana. Laube drained seven three's en route to a 25-point performance to go along with five rebounds.

Lions losing streak now at four
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
A brutal stretch of games for the Linn-Mar boys, basketball team has now resulted in four straight losses after suffering three setbacks to Iowa City West, Cedar Rapids Xavier and Waverly-Shell Rock in just a six-day span. The losing streak now puts the Lions at 7-12 for the 2016-17 campaign.

Lions prepare for fresh start
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
After ending the regular season on a six game losing streak, the Linn-Mar girls' basketball team will do battle with Dubuque Hempstead this Saturday at home with a 7 p.m. tipoff. This will be the second time the two teams have faced off this season as Linn-Mar edged the Mustangs 53-51 on January 13, in Dubuque.

Peng Earns Bronze in 100 Yard Fly
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
Matt Peng had his eyes on a gold medal at the 2017 Iowa High School State Swimming Meet. He was unsuccessful at achieving that gold but the talented junior did bring home a bronze medal for his efforts in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Peng placed third in the event after falling just short to champion Jackson Kuhlers from Waukee and Mitchell Emery from Fort Dodge.

Schultz, Streicher qualify for State Meet
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
The Linn-Mar wrestling team will be sending a pair of student-athletes to Wells Fargo Arena for the Class 3A Iowa High School State Wrestling Meet as Brayden Schultz and Alex Streicher survived a tough Class 3A District Meet at Cedar Rapids Jefferson.

Slow second half dooms Indians
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
After opening the game with a 16-7 lead after one quarter of play, the Marion basketball team seemed to be poised to take care of business against Mount Vernon. However, that wasn't the case as the Mustangs chipped away through the remainder of the contest and defeated Marion by a final score of 55-46.

Unified Sports Day with Upper Iowa and Special Olympics Iowa
by Report submitted · February 16th, 2017
Upper Iowa University will host a Special Olympics Iowa Unified Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 18. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Upper Iowa University Recreation & Athletic Center at 605 Washington Street in Fayette.

City High takes down Lions
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 9th, 2017
In a dual that featured a plethora of reserves wrestling for both sides, City High disposed of Linn-Mar in Class 3A wrestling action by a final count of 47-31. Both sides appeared to be resting their varsity starters in preparation for regional dual and state qualifying meets that take place this week.

Gillaspie finishes second in Kentucky
by Report submitted · February 9th, 2017
Alex Gillaspie, a senior at Marion High School, finished second in the North Central Association of Schools for the Blind (NCASB) Wrestling Tournament at Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Hutcheson's Career Night lifts Lions over East
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 9th, 2017
The Linn-Mar boys' basketball team picked up their seventh victory of the season last week as they took care of business on their home court with a 73-61 conference victory over Waterloo East. The Lions picked up the win due in large part to sophomore Trey Hutcheson's magnificent performance, one of the best single-game performances in the school's illustrious basketball history.

Indians lock up WaMaC West title
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 9th, 2017
A pair of victories against Vinton-Shellsburg and South Tama County sealed the deal for the Marion girls' basketball team as they earned yet another WaMaC West Division Championship for the 2016-17 campaign. The Indians destroyed Vinton-Shellsburg 72-11 on Tuesday, Jan. 31, and cruised to a 58-35 win over the Trojans last Friday evening at home.

Indians lose back-to-back road games
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 9th, 2017
Needing to win for a chance to claim the WaMaC West Division title, the Marion boys' basketball team lost both of their road contests last week to Vinton-Shellsburg and South Tama County. The Indians headed into the week one and a half games behind division leader Center Point-Urbana and couldn't afford any slip-ups as the regular season winds down to a close.

Indians thump Davenport West
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 9th, 2017
The Marion wrestling team flexed its muscles early and often last week as its defeated Davenport West in dual wrestling action. The Indians won by a final score of 53-23.
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