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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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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.

Indians eye State berth
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · July 20th, 2017
The Marion baseball team's successful season just keeps getting better and better. After closing out the regular season with a pair of losses to Western Dubuque, the Indians are back to their winning ways. Marion opened up Class 3A postseason play last Friday by knocking out Maquoketa with a 9-1 victory and followed it up by bouncing Cedar Rapids Xavier out of contention on Monday, July 17, with a 4-2 triumph. The win over the Saints sets up a matchup with the Solon Spartans where the winner will advance to the Class 3A State Tournament.

Marion 5th-grade girls place third in Pacesetter Great Four-State
by Report Submitted · July 20th, 2017
The Marion fifth-grade girls' basketball team placed third in their division at the Pacesetter Great Four-State Championships on Saturday in St. Paul.

Nielsen earns First Team WaMaC honors
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · July 20th, 2017
After a super sophomore season, Marion's Sydney Nielsen was honored by the WaMaC Conference for her efforts on the softball diamond this season. Nielsen was selected to the West Division First Team and was one of four Indians to receive honors from the conference.

J-Hawks clip Lions
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · July 20th, 2017
The Linn-Mar softball team's season ended in heartbreaking fashion last Tuesday evening in Urbandale. The Lions were eliminated from Class 5A postseason play after being edged by the J-Hawks by a 3-2 final tally.

Lions one win away from State
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · July 20th, 2017
The Linn-Mar baseball team's bats are getting hot at the right time. After suffering a pair of losses to Cedar Rapids Xavier to conclude the regular season, the Lions took to the road and knocked out both Clinton and Pleasant Valley to advance to the Class 4A Substate 4 final. Linn-Mar disposed of Clinton by a 7-2 count and won a slugfest against Pleasant Valley by a 15-10 margin.

Hunter education courses now available
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · July 20th, 2017
Classroom courses still have some openings available for those who want to take hunter education in order to acquire a hunting license in the near future. However, they are filling up.

New high school football officials needed
by Staff report · July 20th, 2017
Football season is almost upon us for the 2017-18 high school season and the Cedar Rapids Officials Association is looking for more officials.

Maquoketa bounces Indians
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · July 13th, 2017
In an attempt to avenge an early season loss, the Marion Indians softball girls took the field for postseason play last Thursday afternoon against the Maquoketa Cardinals. The stage was set and simple: win or go home. Unfortunately for Marion, their season abruptly ended after a 10-0 defeat to their WaMaC rival.

Queens of the jungle trample Tigers thrice
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · July 13th, 2017
Five was the magic number set for the Linn-Mar Lion softball team when postseason brackets were released by the IGHSAU. Five wins would get them the 2017 Class 5A Iowa High School State Softball Championship. But, as everyone knows, you can't get to five without getting one and two and so on. Last Saturday was the Lions' opportunity to get the first win and the team capitalized on their shot, eliminating Cedar Falls by virtue of a 5-2 win after defeating the Tigers in a doubleheader on Monday, July 3, with scores of 13-3 and 10-0.

Lions sweep Cedar Falls
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · July 13th, 2017
The Linn-Mar baseball team is now riding a four-game winning streak after taking down the Cedar Falls Tigers twice on Friday night. The Lions disposed of the Tigers by counts to 13-4 and 9-4 to earn their 17th and 18th wins of the season, pushing their record of 18-16 overall.

Marion splits with Vikings
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · July 13th, 2017
The Marion baseball team needed a pair of wins over Vinton-Shellsburg to stay alive in the hunt for the WaMaC West Division title race. Unfortunately, the Indians were only victors in one of the two contests after losing game one, 4-3, and winning game two, 6-5. The split pushed Marion's record to a solid 28-8 overall for the 2017 campaign.

Indians dominate STC, CR Wash
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · July 6th, 2017
This is the time of the year you want your team to peak and that is the case for the Marion softball team. After a sluggish start to the season, the Indians have picked up some steam and are now winners of four in a row after sweeping both South Tama County and Cedar Rapids Washington last week.
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