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Recent articles by Jack:

Linn-Mar’s magical season comes to an end, Lions lose to Muscatine in the regional finals

After 16 wins, Linn Mar finally lost to a team from the state Iowa. → Read More

Iowa City West’s Jayden Shin and Samir Singh win 2A state doubles crown

It was No. 1 vs No. 2 in the finals of the state tournament, but the lower-seeded Trojans came out on top, winning 6-0, 6-3. → Read More

Doubles teams from Linn-Mar and Iowa City West advance to the 2A state semis

Looking to make a splash through the rain, two Eastern Iowa schools are still alive in the 2A boys state tennis tournament. → Read More

West High, one goal short of a title in 2021, is a serious threat to win it all in 2022

A 1-0 loss to Pleasant Valley in the 2021 state title game devastated West High senior Miguel Cohen Suarez, who watched the game from the bench. → Read More

Kirkwood is off to the NJCAA World Series, winning the North Plains District Championship

Playing in the North Plains District, the Kirkwood Eagles took out host Bismarck State to advance to the NJCAA world Series. → Read More

WATCH: Updated highlights from the state track meet

Eastern Iowans from all four classes compete for state titles at the Blue Oval. → Read More

School records are being shattered in 1A and 4A as the state track meet continues

Teams from class 1A and 4A were featured at the Blue Oval in Friday morning’s session. → Read More

Nate Kaeding and HAVlife Johnson County launch new fund to help local youth athletes

A local legend is using his new restaurant to help break financial barriers in youth sports. → Read More

Danish exchange student Bjorn Sunesen shines in both soccer and track for Benton Community

Many kids in Eastern Iowa grow up wanting to play sports and win state titles, and Benton Community senior Bjorn Sunesen is no exception, except for one difference. → Read More

Prairie’s AJ Fitzpatrick signs to play wheelchair basketball at UW-Whitewater

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Prairie’s AJ Fitzpatrick made it “official” at Prairie’s spring signing day. The senior will play wheelchair basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the collegiate division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. “This sport is amazing, whenever I wake up I come (to school), I put some shots up before first period, which is gym, so I’m… → Read More

Prairie graduate TJ Johnson fights through torn UCL to lead Kohawks to ARC Championship

The Coe College Kohawks are American Rivers Champions, and they’re off to the Division III NCAA Tournament. → Read More

Experts: coaches need to better take into account student-athletes’ mental health

Mental health experts say students-athletes face a lot of stress, but there are ways coaches, schools and parents can help fix that before it becomes a problem. → Read More

4A and 3A athletes punch their tickets to the state track meet

4A athletes impressed at Kingston Stadium, while 3A athletes competed at Benton. → Read More

Iowa City West tennis players leave team after feeling bullied by coach

The school district took no significant action. Eight out of nine eligible players from Iowa City West girls tennis team elected not to return. West High was one of the top teams in girls tennis in 2021, going to the state tournament. → Read More

Kernels pitcher Sawyer Gipson-Long uses his science and research background to help improve on the mound

Kernels starter Sawyer Gipson-Long subscribes to the motto: “Once you stop learning you stop growing.” → Read More

After winning Lisbon’s first Drake flag, Kole Becker looks to make more history at state

Lisbon’s trophy case is filled to the brim, but it was missing a Drake Flag. That was until Kole Becker came along and won the 400 meter hurdles. → Read More

Monticello’s Preston Ries commits to Iowa

In addition to football, Ries competes for the Panthers in basketball, track and field, and baseball. → Read More

Iowa Athletics kicks off Title IX 50th anniversary celebration with HERkys’ Hawk Walk

"Just have men, women, little boys, little girls, people of all ages celebrating this monumental legislation is unbelievable.” → Read More

WATCH: Highlights from Tri-Rivers and MVC-Mississippi conference meets

Just two weeks away from the state meet in Des Moines, Eastern Iowa is gearing up with conference meets. → Read More

Lisbon track and field assistant mentors her star hurdler: her brother

The Drake Flag is one of the most prized possessions in Iowa sports. Mount Pleasant Graduate Hannah Becker even held one in her hand, but she didn’t get to keep it. → Read More