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Unbeaten Indians continue to impress
Unbeaten Indians continue to impress
FEATURED PHOTO · Driving to the basket early in the fourth period, Riley Wright scores two of her game-high 22 points against Indianola. Marion won the game 52-36 and remain undefeated at 11-0. | -Times Photo by Ken Gilchrist
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Unbeaten Indians continue to impress
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · January 11th, 2018
The top-ranked and unbeaten Marion girls' basketball team picked up right where it left off before winter break. The Indians hosted Western Dubuque and Indianola on back-to-back days and prevailed with double-digit victories in each contest. Marion disposed of Western Dubuque by a 55-21 final score and took down Indianola by a 52-36 final tally to move to 11-0 on the season.

Western Dubuque wins Linn-Mar Duals
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · January 11th, 2018
Ten teams from across central and eastern Iowa met up for the annual Linn-Mar Duals over the weekend in Marion. Both schools, Linn-Mar and Marion, were in attendance and actually wrestled each other at one point in a match. Despite solid showings from both squads, neither team claimed the tournament championship as Western Dubuque went unbeaten and claimed victory over the nine other foes.

Bobcats edge Marion
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · January 11th, 2018
The Marion boys' basketball team had the opportunity to get back above .500 with a Friday night match-up against the Western Dubuque Bobcats. When the dust settled, the Indians fell to 1-4 on the road, 4-4 in WaMaC play and 4-5 overall. The Indians lost by a final score of 63-56 to Western Dubuque.

Hutcheson lifts Lions over Kennedy
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · January 11th, 2018
Junior Trey Hutcheson has shown the Mississippi Valley Conference that night in and night out, he is going to be a problem for opposing teams. That was the case again last Friday evening in a home match-up against metro rival Cedar Rapids Kennedy. Hutcheson led the way with 20 points and eight rebounds as the Lions used a big second half push to get the win over the Cougars.

L-M Lion Swimmers Get Good Tests
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · January 11th, 2018
The Linn-Mar boys' swimming team has achieved a good amount of success this season between personal bests and meet titles. But as the season winds down, Coach Tom Belin is looking forward to facing off with the best of the best to prepare the Lions for their race towards success at the State Meet. Stiff competition was in town last Saturday as the Lions hosted its annual meet.

Cougars topple L-M Lions
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · January 11th, 2018
Macey Miller had another solid performance for the Linn-Mar girls in basketball, but it wasn't enough for the Lions to pick up their third victory of the season last Friday evening. Cedar Rapids, Kennedy defended their home court and picked up a 48-31 victory over Linn-Mar in a Mississippi Valley Conference matchup.

Holladay finishes 2-1 at Desert Duals
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · January 4th, 2018
Former Linn-Mar Lion and current Coe College Kohawk Andrew Holladay enjoyed a bit of success to close out 2017 at the annual Desert Duals in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Kohawks took their yearly trip out west to square off with schools from all over the United States and for Holladay, things could've gone a little better but overall he enjoyed ending his trip with two wins and a loss.

Paige drops 10 against Wolves
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · January 4th, 2018
Wells Fargo Arena is a familiar place for Linn-Mar graduate Marcus Paige. The former Lion and University of North Carolina Tar Heel returned there over the weekend with his Greensboro Swarm for a matchup against the Iowa Wolves. The Wolves played spoiler and defended their home court nicely, however, toppling Greensboro with a 95-86 final.

Steffeck, Clippers fall in return to Iowa
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · January 4th, 2018
Former Marion resident Keith Steffeck made a long-awaited return to playing in the state of Iowa on Saturday, December 23, 2017, as his Agua Caliente Clippers took on the Iowa Wolves at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Steffeck, a graduate of the Marion Class of 2008, comes off the bench for the Los Angeles Clippers' G-League affiliate.

Indians struggle at Mount Vernon Invite
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · December 14th, 2017
The Marion wrestling team left the Mount Vernon Invitational Wrestling Tournament last Saturday with room for improvement and a new, clean slate on the horizon. The Indians, who did not have Niyo Gady and Brady Bartz in the lineup, had a rough go over the weekend with just a handful of victories from their depleted lineup.

Number-one Indians destroy Williamsburg
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · December 14th, 2017
The top-ranked team in Class 4A flexed their muscles yet again last Friday night in Marion as the Marion Indians came out firing on all cylinders against the Williamsburg Raiders. Marion picked up the victory in dominant fashion, winning with a final score of 85-19.

Indians win one, drop one
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · December 14th, 2017
The Marion boys' basketball team defended their home court nicely last week with a victory over Independence, and almost picked up a hard-fought road win over

Lion bowlers fall to Senior
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · December 14th, 2017
The Linn-Mar bowling teams both suffered losses at the hands of Dubuque Senior last Friday night at Cherry Lanes. The Ram boys won 3244-2613 while the girls claimed victory with a final tally of 2625-2541.

Lion wrestlers pin CR Washington
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · December 14th, 2017
The Linn-Mar wrestling team picked up a decisive dual win last win over metro rival Cedar Rapids, Washington. The Lions took down the Warriors by a final tally of 54-20 in a battle of conference foes.

Lions earn first win, lose to Xavier
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · December 14th, 2017
Their record might not be indicating it, but the Linn-Mar girls' basketball team is making strides and getting closer to breaking through. After beating down Waterloo East and falling to Class 4A's 13th-ranked team Cedar Rapids Xavier by just eight points on the road, things are definitely looking up for the Lions after a sluggish start.
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