Nearly 120 runners took part in the Robins Roundup Twilight 5K which started and finished at East Knoll Park Friday, June 11.

It was an impressive week for Linn-Mar’s softball team which went 7-1, improving its record to 10-4 on the season. The Lions shut out Dubuque in both ends of a doubleheader, swept Cedar Falls, split with Cedar Rapids Jefferson, and swept Xavier.

Linn-Mar’s baseball team improved to 8-7 overall with a doubleheader sweep of Cedar Rapids Washington, a non-conference loss to Solon and a split with Dubuque Wahlert. The Lions are in contention in the Mississippi Valley Conference — Mississippi Division with a 7-3 division record.

As the weather has heated up, so has the competition with Marion’s baseball team taking on a couple Class 4A opponents this past Friday at Waterloo Riverfront Stadium. The squad fell 8-7 to North Scott then rebounded with a 3-2 win over Bettendorf to improve their record to 14-2 on the season.

Marion pitcher Megan Kessens warms up before the team’s game at Springville Friday, June 11. Kessens pitched a shut-out.

Linn-Mar’s girls’ soccer team was upset in the region finals. Muscatine downed the top-seeded Lions 4-1 in the Class 3A, Region 7 championship game held Friday, June 4, at Lions Stadium in Marion.

Marion’s girls’ soccer team found a roadblock to the state tournament in the form a Mount Vernon. Marion fell to the Mustangs 8-2, Wednesday, June 2, in the second round of the Class 2A, Region 7 tournament. Xavier beat Mount Vernon 4-1 in the region finals for a berth at state.

Though Marion, went out in the first round, the boys’ soccer squad went toe-to-toe with one of the state’s most storied programs. Marion fell 1-0 to eventual state champion Xavier Tuesday, June 1, in the first round of the Class 3A state soccer tournament at Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines.

MARION — The varsity softball season opened Monday, May 24 with the Wolves (the school board of education voted to approve the new mascot the evening of the 24th) entertaining fellow WaMaC squad Clear Creek Amana (CCA). Marion entered the season ranked No.15 in Class 4A in the Iowa Girls Hig…

Cedar Rapids Prairie successfully defended its home field and knocked Linn-Mar out of the Class 3A Substate 5 boys’ soccer tournament. The Lions fell 1-0 to top-seeded Prairie Monday, May 24.

Linn-Mar senior Tatum Depuydt cleared the field by five strokes to earn medalist honors at the Class 4A, Region 4 meet held Monday, May 24 at Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville. Depuydt shot a one-under par 70 to lead Linn-Mar to a second-place team finish and a state berth.

Marion’s boys soccer team came roaring out of the gates to post a 3-2 upset of Nevada in Class 2A substate action. Nevada was the top seed, but Marion took a 2-0 first-half lead and held on for the win.

Girls soccer Marion improved to 10-3 on the season with a pair of wins this past week. The squad downed Williamsburg 4-1 Tuesday, May 11, at home and South Tama 11-1 Friday, May 14 on the road to picked up its eighth and ninth consecutive wins.

Linn-Mar’s varsity soccer girls improved to 12-2 on the season with a 6-0 shelling of the Liberty High Lightning Friday, May 14 at Liberty High School in North Liberty. The Lions rolled into the contest ranked sixth in Class 3A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union while the “Bolts” w…

Marion’s girls’ tennis team fell 5-0 to Cedar Rapids Xavier in the first round of the Class 1A Region 4 team tournament. The players will compete in the individual regional, scheduled for Wednesday, May 19.

Boys soccer Linn-Mar was tagged with a pair of one-goal losses in the final few games of the regular season. The Lions fell 3-2 to Cedar Rapids Prairie May 11 and 4-3 to Iowa City Liberty Friday May 14.

Linn-Mar’s Lauren Steigerwaldt competes at No. 3 singles in the Lions’ Class 2A Region 3 first round match held May 15 at Linn-Mar High School. Linn-Mar defeated Liberty High School 5-3 to advance to the next round, where the Lions are scheduled to play Dubuque Hempstead Saturday, May 22 in …

Marion’s Tanner Shindelar and Seth Blackford play a team from Davenport Assumption in Marion Saturday, May 15. Assumption won the substate matchup 5-2. The team Shindelar and Blackford was second at the District meet held Wednesday, May 12 in Dubuque. The full tennis team was second there as well.

While it is unknown if the varsity girls players for Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School’s Golden Eagles are superstitious or not, after their encounter with the Linn-Mar Lions on Friday, May 7 they may have developed triskaidekaphobia (hatred or fear of the Number 13) after Linn-Mar sophom…

Linn-Mar’s Special Education Level 2 class had a rare opportunity Friday, April 30. Teacher Mary Melchert arranged a live interview with Loretta Claiborne, 65, a multi-sport athlete who continues to compete in the Special Olympics. Claiborne was diagnosed with intellectual challenges in chil…

Linn-Mar’s track and field teams traveled to Liberty High School for the first ever Lightning Co-Ed Invitational Meet on Friday, April 30. The girls were fourth in team points with 82 behind champion Prairie High (120), Liberty (112), and Pleasant Valley (108).

Girls’ golf Linn-Mar competed at a Monday, April 19, golf meet played at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City.

Linn-Mar’s boys tennis team completed a 9-0 sweep of Western Dubuque Thursday, April 22. No. 6 tennis player Sam Vint rallied from one set down to beat Will Lopez in a marathon tie-breaker, 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (12-10).

Marion’s Peyton Steffen posted a pair of first place finishes in the 1,500 this past week, winning in West Delaware and in Solon.

Fifteen Linn-Mar student athletes made their future plans official by signing their College Letter of Intent in the Linn-Mar Lions gym. Family and friends cheered the students on as they put their “John Hancock’s” on the letters of intent.

Girls track First place finishes by Lilly Geelan and Micah Poellet helped power Linn-Mar’s girls track team to a championship at the Hempstead Invitational, held April 13 in Dubuque. Geelan won the 800 in 2:25.83 while Poellet captured the 1,500 in 4:54.28. Sarah Murphy was third in the race.

Boys golf Marion posted a team score of 220 and finished third to West Delaware (195) anad Clear Creek-Amana (196) at a triangular Monday, April 12, at Pin Oak in Manchester. Senior Tiernan Crowley led Marion with a score of 48 in nine holes. Austin Lantermans was next with 51, Lawson Berndt…

Linn-Mar has named Charlie Hugo as the new girls' swim coach, pending board approval. Hugo will be replacing Bobby Kelley, who was the head coach the past two seasons for the Lions.

The Marion Independent School District will begin again with a search for a new mascot. At its meeting April 12, the school board voted 5-2 to discontinue using the “Mavericks” as a mascot name, undoing a decision made in February.

The Marion girls’ golf team placed third at a triangular played at Lake MacBride Golf Course Thursday, April 8.

The Marion softball team is 1-1 after Mondays season opening doubleheader against Central DeWitt. The Indians and Sabers split to open up their 2020 WaMaC slate of games.

The Marion baseball team knew they would have their hands full on opening day against their conference rival Central DeWitt Sabers. Unfortunately for the Indians, they couldnt get things going on Monday night as they suffered a pair of 7-2 losses to fall to 0-2 on the season.

Schools around the state of Iowa were chomping at the bit Monday to get out and practice baseball and softball. Teammates and coaches congregated to their respective facilities to practice summer sports while following the guidelines put in place to still encourage good health practices in a…

After weeks of local racing fans being forced to stream their racing action on various streaming platforms, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that race tracks around the state of Iowa are allowed to let fans sit in the grandstands of their events. The capacity is limited to just 50 percen…

The Linn-Mar Community School District, in conjunction with guidance from the Department of Education, Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU), and the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC), have come up with a plan for Summer Sports 20…

June 1 cant get here any sooner for high school students around the Hawkeye State. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced last week that she was giving the go ahead to the IAHSAA and IGHSAU to have the 2020 baseball and softball seasons take place should they choose to do so. Both the IAHSAA a…

The state of Iowa is known throughout the world for having some of the most exciting local racing out there. Often referred to as The Dirt Track Capital of the World, throughout the summer you can find racing action almost every night of the week. The state also features one asphalt track th…

The Linn-Mar Booster Club recently approved a budget of $120,000 for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. This budget funds extracurricular activities involving Academics, Arts and Athletics.

All Linn-Mar Athletic Camps for kids in grades kindergarten through eighth grade have been canceled for this summer. At this time, all ninth through 12th grade high school athletic camps are still scheduled as planned.

Marion seniors Kennedy Neff and Delanie Hooker did not get the send off that they wanted for their final year of prep golf. Members of the Marion girls golf team their entire high school career, Neff and Hookers senior seasons were wiped out due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has halted the s…