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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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Blair Brooks commits to Iowa
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · 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.

Indians edge Hawks, sit at one win away from District title
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · 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.

Indians repeat as WaMaC champs
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · 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.

L-M Lions bounced in MVC semifinals
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · 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.

Marion XC teams excel at WaMaC meet
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · 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.

Rodenkirk takes over Lion baseball program
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · 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.

Top-ranked West stomps Linn-Mar
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · 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.

Indians dominate Clippers
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · October 12th, 2017
With a big district matchup looming against WaMaC rival West Delaware, the Marion football team took care of the task at hand last Friday evening in Tiffin. The Indians faced off against an over-matched Clear Creek-Amana squad and rolled to a 35-0 victory on a night where teams all over the state of Iowa battled both the weather conditions and the team they lined up against.

Lions miss State Golf
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · October 12th, 2017
An overall successful season was cut short last week for the Linn-Mar boys' golf team as they missed qualifying for the Class 4A State Golf Meet by just one stroke. The Lions scored a 316 team score, one behind third-place and eventual state qualifier Cedar Rapids Prairie at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course.

Poellet, Geelan go 2-3 at MVC Super Meet
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · October 12th, 2017
Linn-Mar freshmen Micah Poellet and Lilly Geelan had great outings last Thursday in Dubuque at the annual Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet, but they weren't enough to best Iowa City West senior Bailey Nock, who ran away with the meet championship with a time of 18:07.1. Poellet would have to settle for a runner-up performance, crossing the stripe with a time of 18:19.8 while Geelan would place third with a time of 18:39.9.

Prairie Hawks stomps Lions
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · October 12th, 2017
Ben Delagardelle cracked the Prairie end zone twice, but it wasn't enough to help the Linn-Mar football team pick up a win last Friday evening in Marion. The Hawks cruised by the Lions by a 43-19 final tally on a night that featured severe weather threats for most of the night, causing the game to be delayed by the threat of lightning at one point.

Westside Volleyball Invite
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · October 12th, 2017
The annual Westside Volleyball Invitational tournament was held this weekend in Cedar Rapids, and per usual, it featured teams from all over the state of Iowa as well as teams from different classes amongst the state. The competition was stiff and both the Linn-Mar, and Marion volleyball teams experienced that first-hand on Saturday. Linn-Mar won three but suffered a loss in the opening round of the championship bracket while Marion won two and lost three, falling in the consolation semifinals.

Marion school district inducts 2017 Hall of Fame
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
The 2017 Marion Athletic Hall of Fame class was inducted at the Marion High School Homecoming football game on Friday, September 29, versus Center Point-Urbana. Eight former athletes and coaches as well as current community members were inducted during the game. Here are the names and a brief bio on each inductee.

Marion Treblemakers hoping to take bite out of New York apple
by Staff report · October 12th, 2017
On Sunday, October 15, beginning at 6 p.m., a group of 22 Marion Independent School District teachers, known as the Marion Treblemakers, will be taking extra-curricular activity to a whole new level.

Cougars outlast Linn-Mar
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · October 5th, 2017
The Linn-Mar football players fell into a hole early on against metro rival Cedar Rapids Kennedy and unfortunately could not dig themselves out when the clock hit zero. The Lions, who trailed by as many as 24, suffered their fifth loss of the season last Thursday night at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids, by a 38-28 deficit.
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