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FEATURED PHOTO · Marion's Maverick Miller beats the tag of Anamosa third baseman Michael Martenson during the first game of a double-header played in Marion. Marion won both games against the Raiders with scores of 19-1 and 10-0. | Times Photo by Ken Gilchrist
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LM, Marion football and volleyball prep for season
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
The beginning of a new season in any sport brings a lot of buzz and excitement to communities, states, regions and even the entire nation, no matter the level of sport. Athletes, parents, friends, family, everyone seems to gets excited when summer winds down and heads into the fall sports seasons. In the state of Iowa, there are no major professional sporting franchises.

Atwater leads E-LC to battle
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
Former Linn-Mar Lion and Coe College Kohawk student-athlete Mark Atwater has officially begun the next chapter in his life. After one season of being an assistant coach at his collegiate alma mater, the former quarterback/linebacker has accepted a teaching job at Estherville-Lincoln Central where he will also be the head coach of the varsity football team in 2017.

Stokes and Liberty down Sparks
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
Kiah Stokes and the New York Liberty took care of business on Sunday against the defending WNBA Champion, the Los Angeles Sparks. The Liberty team had a dominant second quarter of play and won 83-69 at home.

Fall sports season kicking off
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 10th, 2017
It may still be summertime, but the fall sports seasons have arrived here in the state of Iowa. Schools from across the Hawkeye State have seen their cross country, golf, volleyball, swimming, and football programs all begin team mini-camps and practices. Some teams are in the search for new answers to questions that arose at the end of last season, while others look to build on their success.

Otting, Rupp winners at Pee Wee Classic
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 10th, 2017
Marion youngsters Logan Otting and Morgan Rupp tamed the rigorous Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville last Wednesday, August 2. Otting had the lowest score of the day out of all the competitors who took to the course, firing a one-over-par 36 while Rupp got the win with a 22-over-par 57 to gain top honors at the annual Pee Wee Tour Corridor Classic hosted by the PGA Pee Wee Tour - Iowa Section.

Paige inks deal with Charlotte
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 10th, 2017
Watch out North Carolina: Marcus Paige is headed back to the Tar Heel State. The former Linn-Mar Lion standout and University of North Carolina Tar Heel signed a two-way contract with the Charlotte Hornets last week.

Stokes, Liberty fall to Sparks
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 10th, 2017
Linn-Mar alum Kiah Stokes and her New York Liberty suffered a 13-point loss on the road last Friday evening. New York fell back to .500 after a setback to the defending WNBA Champion Los Angeles Sparks.

Indians ousted in heartbreaking game
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 3rd, 2017
The Marion baseball team's first appearance at the Iowa High School State Baseball tournament since 2011 ended in dramatic fashion on Tuesday, July 25, at Principal Park in Des Moines, Iowa. The Indians were defeated by Dubuque Wahlert by a 5-4 final tally after being in control for most of the contest.

Lions eliminated by Dragons
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 3rd, 2017
The Linn-Mar baseball team knew they would have their hands full right off the bat in the Class 4A State Baseball Tournament last Wednesday, July 26. The Lions earned the number eight seed, which pinned them against top-seeded and top-ranked Johnston. After a solid start in the top of the first inning for Linn-Mar, it was all Johnston after that as the Dragons cruised to a 7-1 opening round win.

Dillion Burr victorious at Cedar Rapids Junior
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 3rd, 2017
Marion native Dillon Burr reigned supreme on Tuesday, July 25, in the Boys 14-15 year old age division at the Iowa PGA Cedar Rapids Junior Open. Burr and 11 others went into battle at the Gardner Golf Course in Cedar Rapids with their eyes on the prize in their age group.

Iowa Newspaper Association All-State Baseball teams chosen
by Report submitted · August 3rd, 2017
The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2017 All-State Baseball selections Tuesday, August 1, selecting first, second, third teams and team captains for classes 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A.

Stokes lifts Liberty to victory
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 3rd, 2017
Former Linn-Mar Lion Kiah Stokes had a monster performance over the weekend during her return to the Midwest. The defensive standout at the University of Connecticut had one of the best games of her professional career on Sunday as she recorded a double-double in the New York Liberty's 86-82 win over the Chicago Sky.

Lions defeat City High for State berth
by Brandon Leonard, Correspondent · July 27th, 2017
There was no doubt in anyone's mind that the Linn-Mar baseball team is loaded with talent up and down the roster. Playing in the tough Mississippi Valley Conference in addition to a rigorous non-conference schedule, the Lions entered postseason play with a .500 record, but the beauty of baseball is that if your team gets hot at the right time, watch out. That's the case right now for the Lions as they took down City High to advance to the Class 4A Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament at Principal Park in Des Moines. Linn-Mar's offense erupted for five runs in the fifth inning and won by a 6-2 margin over the Little Hawks.

Indians State-bound after thriller
by Brandon Leonard, Correspondent · July 27th, 2017
It took nine innings to determine a winner and a Class 3A state qualifier last Wednesday night in Solon, but when the dust settled, the Marion Indians reigned supreme and stayed alive. The Indians fought off a valiant effort by the Solon Spartans to grab a 4-3 win and advance to the Class 3A Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament.

Iowa Open heads to Blue Top Ridge in Riverside
July 27th, 2017
The 84th playing of the Iowa Open will take place on August 25-27, 2017 at Blue Top Ridge at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. This historic championship in the state of Iowa features top professionals and amateurs from all over the Midwest.
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