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Conway brothers place at State
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 23rd, 2017
Like every wrestler that competed at this year's Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament, both Caleb and Colin Conway had aspirations to stand atop the podium with Marion head coach Jason Haag placing a gold medal around their neck on Saturday night in front of thousands of diehard fans. The brothers who have been the star grapplers for the Indians all season long seemed to be peaking at the right time, defeating some of Class 3A's top competition on their road to Wells Fargo Arena. When the dust settled, the Marion duo didn't stand at the top of the podium but they both made it onto the podium. Colin Conway placed fourth at 152 pounds while Caleb Conway finished his career with a victory in the seventh place match to lock in his place at 145 pounds.

Indians dismantle Mount Pleasant
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 23rd, 2017
The start of their postseason run towards the Class 4A State Championship started last Saturday for the Marion girls' basketball team as they thumped Mount Pleasant by a final count of 54-23 to improve their record to 21-1 on the season.

Marion squeaks by Bobcats
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 23rd, 2017
It was the rubber match between a pair of WaMaC West Division rivals on Monday night during the Marion boys' basketball game against the Benton Community Bobcats. The Marion Indians were the ones who prevailed in the tightly contested affair. Marion escaped Manchester with a 60-58 neutral site win over Benton Community to open up Class 3A postseason play. The win moved Marion's record to 12-9 while it eliminated the Bobcats for the season.

Streicher places sixth at 160
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 23rd, 2017
Linn-Mar's Alex Streicher not only found his way back to Wells Fargo Arena but also to the podium. The senior leader of the Lions won three matches and lost three to place sixth overall in the Class 3A 160-pound weight class.

Three Lions advance to State Bowling
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 23rd, 2017
Linn-Mar's Alexis Tschantz and Mekena Diercks will be fighting for the Class 3A Iowa Girls State Bowling Championship this week while Alex Dierks qualified for the boys tournament.

Lions eliminate City High
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 23rd, 2017
The Linn-Mar boys' basketball started out the Class 4A postseason on a positive note on Monday night. The Lions disposed of City High by a final score of 70-52 to move on in the Class 4A Substate 5 bracket.

Lions one win away from State
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 23rd, 2017
The Linn-Mar girls' basketball team picked up a hard-fought 49-34 win over Dubuque Hempstead to advance to their Class 5A regional final contest against Dowling Catholic. The win improved Linn-Mar's record to 12-10 on the season.

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.
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