Posts Tagged ‘girls basketball’

Stokes invited to Colorado Springs

May 6, 2009
Linn-Mar's Kiah Stokes (41) collects one of her 18 blocks against Cedar Rapids Washington in a January game. Stokes has been invited to try out for the USA Basketball 16-and-under national team. (Gazette photo by Jim Slosiarek)

Linn-Mar's Kiah Stokes (41) collects one of her 18 blocks against Cedar Rapids Washington in a January game. Stokes has been invited to try out for the USA Basketball 16-and-under national team. (Gazette photo by Jim Slosiarek)

MARION — All-state basketball player Kiah Stokes of Linn-Mar has been invited to try out for the USA Basketball 16-and-under girls’ basketball team.

Tryouts will take place at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., in late May.

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The Hansons are back at Dowling

April 28, 2009

The Des Moines Register reports that Bob and Sharon Hanson are returning to West Des Moines Dowling to coach girls’ basketball.

The husband and wife led the Maroons to four state titles between 1992 and 2000. They also won a title at Des Moines East in 1979.

Stanwood native lands Muscatine GBB post

April 14, 2009

Muscatine High School has named Susan (Koering) Orvis as its girls’ basketball coach.

Orvis was a standout high school player at Lincoln Community High School and was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Iowa (1993-97).

She spent eight seasons as a women’s assistant at UMKC (2000-04) and Southern Illinois (2004-08).

IGCA all-stars descend upon C.R.

April 2, 2009

CEDAR RAPIDS — Miss Iowa Basketball Amanda Zimmerman, who began her basketball career at Alburnett, returns to Eastern Iowa this weekend as the headliner for the Iowa Girls Coaches Association/Gatorade all-star basketball games.

Ballard's Amanda Zimmerman (52) is Miss Iowa Basketball 2009. She'll play at the IGCA all-star series Sunday at Mount Mercy. (Gazette photo by Jon Woods)

Ballard's Amanda Zimmerman (52) is Miss Iowa Basketball 2009. She'll play at the IGCA all-star series Sunday at Mount Mercy. (Gazette photo by Jon Woods)

The six-game series begins at 1:15 Saturday afternoon at the Hennessey Recreation Center on the Mount Mercy College campus.

Class 1A and 2A players will compete Saturday, 3A and 4A on Sunday.

The 1A-2A Select game is 2:45 Saturday; the 3A-4A Select game is 2:45 Sunday.

One hundred twenty-two players — all seniors — have been invited to compete.

Zimmerman, who moved from Alburnett to Huxley before beginning high school, led Ballard to four state tournaments, including the Class 3A state championship in March. She will attend Iowa State University.

Other players of note include Jaime Printy of Linn-Mar, an Iowa recruit, Katie Schechinger of 2A state champion IKM-Manning and 1A all-tournament captain Katie Eiben of Springville. (more…)


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