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Lions compete well in Class 5A State VB
Lions compete well in Class 5A State VB
FEATURED PHOTO · Linn-Mar coach Teresa Bair reaches high to slap the hand of Molly Kleist (18) following the Lions' three set win over the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks. | - Times Photo by Ken Gilchrist
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Indians and Lions to square off on Saturday
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 22nd, 2017
As we sit back and break down what we can expect from the Marion and Linn-Mar girls' basketball teams, there are a couple general consensuses from most coaches and fans from around the state of Iowa. Most people view the Indians as the favorites to reign supreme in Class 4A this season while there are some questions surrounding the Lions; the biggest one is who will step up and take over after the departure of Kamryn Finley.

Fruehling to coach Marion softball next season
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 22nd, 2017
After much speculation about who will be replacing Kim Knapp as Marion's head softball coach, it has been announced that Marion is hiring from within the school and Scott Fruehling will be the new head softball coach.

Hutcheson leads Lions into battle
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 22nd, 2017
During his sophomore season at Linn-Mar, Trey Hutcheson burst onto the scene to let everyone know that just because Jordan Bohannon is now a member of the University of Iowa men's basketball program, it doesn't mean that the Lions don't have a prolific scoring threat. After showing glimpses of a being a very tough team last season, Hutcheson and the Linn-Mar boys are ready to get back to the top of the Mississippi Valley Conference yet again.

Marion basketball looks to improve win total
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 22nd, 2017
With a plethora of talent returning for the 2017-18 season, the Marion boys' basketball team will look to make the leap to the top of the WaMaC Conference. After a late season sputter ended the Indians' chances of winning the conference a season ago, expect this Marion team full of savvy veterans to wreak havoc this season.

Lions compete well in Class 5A State VB
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
After sweeping metro rival Cedar Rapids Jefferson in straight sets on Tuesday, November 7, at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, the Linn-Mar volleyball team faced arguably the best team the state of Iowa has to offer at the prep ranks: Cedar Falls. In a battle of felines, the Lions took aim for the top-ranked Tigers, but in the end fell victim to straight set losses.

Another Rice commits to SLU
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
The city of St. Louis, MO is often referred to as "The Gateway to the West." In a couple of years, they might want to change the name to "The Gateway to the Rices." With Marion senior Chloe Rice already committed to play basketball for the Billikens, her younger sister, Delaney, recently committed to St. Louis University to play volleyball upon her graduation from Marion.

Bohannon, Hawks open at 2-0
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
University of Iowa sophomore and former Linn-Mar star Jordan Bohannon helped the Hawkeyes get off to a quick start over the weekend as Iowa disposed of Chicago State and Alabama State with relative ease in NCAA Division I Men's Basketball action.

Paige filling it up in Greensboro
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
Former Linn-Mar Lion and North Carolina Tar Heel Marcus Paige is making the most out of his opportunity presented by another former Tar Heel, some guy named Michael Jordan. Paige, a combo guard for Jordan's Charlotte Hornet G-League affiliate Greensboro Swarm, has helped the Swarm to a 2-1 record in the early going of its season. Paige is averaging 16 points per game to go along with five assists and three rebounds per game in just over 35 minutes of action per game.

Smith signs with Drake
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
Marion senior Caitlyn Smith signed her national letter of intent last Thursday at Marion High School. She will continue her career as a student-athlete and become a member of the Drake Bulldogs volleyball team starting next fall in Des Moines.

Winter sports team practices begin
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
As the state of Iowa wraps up its fall seasons with the Iowa High School State Football Championships this week at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, practices for the 2017-18 winter sports seasons are now beginning across the state. Basketball for both boys and girls, wrestling, and boys' swimming and diving are under way.

Kelley leads Lions at State
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 9th, 2017
Linn-Mar's Shannon Kelley stayed pretty busy last Saturday at the annual Iowa High School State Swimming and Diving Meets. Kelley, a sophomore, helped the Lions score all 10 of their points in two of her three races which gave the Lions a 25th place finish in the team standings.

Knights advance to NCAA Tournament
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 9th, 2017
Wartburg College senior Aryn Jones has had a season to remember and the fun might just be getting started. Jones, a Linn-Mar graduate, leads the Knights in kills with 406 and blocks with 97 and will look to add to those totals as Wartburg enters the NCAA Division III National Volleyball Tournament.

LMHS student-athletes commit to future athletic programs
by Report submitted · November 9th, 2017
Linn-Mar High School held an official signing ceremony on Wednesday, November 8, in the Linn-Mar High School South Commons area. The following student athletes signed their college letters of intent during the ceremony:

Rice commits to St. Louis University
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 9th, 2017
Marion Indian senior Chloe Rice signed her official letter of intent to play college basketball at St. Louis University on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Marion High School.

Three Lions, seven Indians make All-Metro team
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 9th, 2017
The annual All-Metro Football Team was voted on and decided as members from all seven metro teams were considered for nominations. Seven Marion Indians made either the First or Second Teams along with five honorable mentions, while three Linn-Mar Lions earned First or Second Team honors along with five more honorable mentions.
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