I had planned on covering girls’ basketball games last Friday (Maquoketa Valley at Cedar Rapids Washington) and Saturday (Johnston at Cedar Rapids Xavier), but a death in the family superseded Wildcats and Warriors, Saints and Dragons.
But I’m back and ready for the start of the MVC season Tuesday. Here’s my tentative schedule:
Tuesday: Iowa City High at Linn-Mar girls. By far the plum of the MVC openers.
Friday: Haven’t decided yet. Probably Waterloo West at Cedar Rapids Washington girls. if Elgin wasn’t so darn far, I’d like to see MFL MarMac at Valley Community. It’s probably the best shot an Upper Iowa Conference team will have this year to snap the Bulldogs’ league win streak.
Saturday: It will probably be Marion-Cedar Rapids Kennedy boys or Bettendorf/Linn-Mar boys. Whichever one Jeff Dahn gives me. He gets first dibs.