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Athlete of the Week

Linn-Mar Tennis Player Brady Anderson Named KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

MARION, Iowa -- Linn-Mar senior tennis player Brady Anderson is coming off a brilliant junior season he won the state singles title. Anderson became the first metro area player to win a singles title since... Read More »

Gymnast Emma Hartzler Named KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

MARION -- Linn-Mar freshman Emma Hartzler flies through the air with the greatest of ease. Hartzler started gymnastics at age five and practices four hours per day. And all that hard work has paid off.... Read More »

South Tama's Samantha Holtz Wins KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

As a Drake Relays and state qualifier, Samantha Holtz has seen the biggest stage in Iowa High School track and field. Samantha is the school record holder in both the shot-put and the discus. She finds... Read More »

North Linn's Falconer Named KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

NORTH LINN -- After back to back years of just missing State, the North Linn girls got to Des Moines. Their leading rebounder and shot blocker was Libby Falconer. "It was incredible, the atmosphere down... Read More »

Western Dubuque's Haldeman Named KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Western Dubuque junior Spencer Haldeman had one of the most amazing fourth quarters in the history of Iowa basketball. Haldeman scored 27 points in the fourth quarter against Wahlert,... Read More »

Maquoketa Valley Wrestler Yonkovic Wins KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

In 93 years at the state wrestling tournament, Maquoketa Valley hadn't crowned a champion. But last Saturday, they saw two of their athletes bring home titles -- Ryan Parmely won the 220-pound championship,... Read More »

Highland's Josh Brase Named KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

Highland senior Josh Brase had a record-breaking week. One night after scoring 31 points in a win over Pekin, Josh put up a school-record 51 in a victory over Mediapolis. He scored 82 points in two days,... Read More »

McGlaughlin Wins KCRG TV-9 AOW

Iowa City, IA- Iowa City West Sophomore swimmer Mark McGlaughlin won four events at the state swim meet. Mark swam a leg on two winning relays. McGlaughlin also won the 100 and 50 free. His 50 free time... Read More »

Vinton-Shellsburg's Nolan Sagan Wins KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

Vinton-Shellsburg senior Nolan Sagan is the only returning starter from last year's state tournament team. His role has changed, and he leads the team in scoring and rebounding at over 15 points and eight... Read More »

Drahozal Wins KCRG-TV9 AOW

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Xavier Senior Nick Drahozal broke his brother David's school record for career wins this season with 114. Nick is ranked 6th in the state at 145 pounds. Drahozal was a starting defensive... Read More »

Regina's Drew Cook Wins KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Regina's Drew Cook led an undefeated football season as the Regals' quarterback. He is starring, and dunking, for a basketball team that hasn't lost a game yet, either. Cook has been... Read More »

Independence Wrestler Chase Straw Named KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa -- Independence junior Chase Straw is a perfect 25-0 on the season, and ranked number one in Class 2A at 145 pounds. Chase, who finished third at the state tournament as a sophomore... Read More »

Benton Community's Woeste Named KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

VAN HORN, Iowa -- Benton Community senior guard Nate Woeste can really light it up from the outside. With his soft touch, Woeste is averaging over 17 points a game and he had a game to remember against... Read More »

Mid Prairie's Taylor Kurtz Wins KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mid Prairie junior Taylor Kurtz has gone from role-player on last year's state team to the leading scorer and rebounder for the Hawks this season. Kurtz had a career high 24 points... Read More »

City High Bowler Mackayla Highly Wins KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

IOWA CITY -- CIty High senior Mackayla Highly has only been bowling for two years and she has really improved. Highly rolled a 245 game in her first meet of the season, and that was 35 pins better than... Read More »

Waukon's Parker Hesse Named KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week

Waukon senior Parker Hesse had a monster season, gaining more than 2,700 combined rushing and passing yards with 40 touchdowns. He helped lead the Indians to the 2A state title game, where they lost in... Read More »

Iowa City West Diver Jacintha Thomas Named Athlete of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jacintha Thomas started competing in gymnastics at age five, but has only been diving for two years. She took second place at the state tournament this year. "When I started diving,... Read More »

Vinton-Shellsburg Sophomore Lily Horst Wins KCRG Athlete of the Week

Vinton Shellsburg sophomore Lily Horst was dominant all season, winning a host of big meets. She raised the bar at state, finishing fourth in Class 3A with a time of 14:59, helping her team to finish eighth... Read More »

Springville's Elias Nissen Named KCRG-TV9's Athlete of the Week

Springville running back Elias Nissen has put up some video game numbers this season. He averages 13 yards per carry, and leads the state in scoring with 52 touchdowns. He's scored in every way possible... Read More »

Washington QB Snitker Wins Athlete of the Week

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Just call him the magic man. After an 0-3 start, Reid Snitker has led the Washington Warriors to 6 straight wins. Several, like last week's against Prairie, have been dramatic come-from-behind... Read More »

Regina Kicker Jacob Adam Wins Athlete of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa City Regina kicker Jacob Adam has been voted KCRG's Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Cedar Rapids Toyota. Adam has been almost perfect this season: He is 41-of-41 on PATs and... Read More »

Linn-Mar Swimmer Jennifer Jenks Wins Athlete of the Week

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Linn-Mar freshman Jennifer Jenks has been voted KCRG's Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Cedar Rapids Toyota. Jenks, a freshman, is ranked in the top five swimmers in the state... Read More »

C.R. Washington Golfer Patterson Wins Athlete of the Week

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Cedar Rapids Washington golfer Jake Patterson is KCRG's Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Cedar Rapids Toyota. Patterson was a co-medalist at Pheasant Ridge, where he shot a 35.... Read More »

Jefferson Bowler Bennett Wins 'Athlete Of The Week'

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Jefferson bowler Rylea Bennett is this week's winner of the KCRG-TV9 "Athlete of the Week," sponsored by Cedar Rapids Toyota Scion. The J-Hawk sophomore won the Class 2A Regional... Read More »

Franzen Wins KCRG-TV9 AOW

CALMAR, Iowa - South Winneshiek junior setter Rebecca Franzen has been playing on the varsity team since she was in the 9th grade. Franzen has over 1,000 career assist, 200 digs and over 100 career aces.... Read More »

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