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Jean Berger named director of IGHSAU

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have selected Winterset native Jean Berger as the organization’s fifth executive director.  Berger succeeds Mike Dick, who is retiring Aug. 31.

“We are pleased to announce that Jean Berger will be the next leader of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union,” said IGHSAU Board of Directors president Roger Francis. “Jean brings a wealth of administrative experience to the IGHSAU. The future of the Iowa Girl is very bright with Jean leading our organization.”

Berger currently serves as the Interim Director of Athletics at the University of Northern Iowa, succeeding former IGHSAU Executive Director Troy Dannen.

“I am honored, humbled and very excited to be selected as the next Executive Director of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union” said Berger. “I am looking forward to working with the IGHSAU board of directors and staff along with all of the athletic administrators and coaches in Iowa.”

Berger has been at Northern Iowa since 2008. She is the supervisor for five Panther sports: women’s basketball, softball, tennis, soccer and volleyball. She oversees academic services and athletic training while monitoring Northern Iowa’s gender equity plans.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:41



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Prairie, Kennedy hosting regional duals

The Cedar Rapids Prairie and Kennedy wrestling teams will host Class 3A regional dual meets on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and have drawn opening-round byes in the semifinals.

Prairie will meet North Scott or Ottumwa in the regional finals. Kennedy will face Clinton or Iowa City High in the finals.

The Jefferson J-Hawks will face West Des Moines Dowling in the semifinals of a regional meet at Johnston, with the winner facing Johnston in the regional finals.

Linn-Mar will meet Bettendorf in the semifinals at Dubuque Hempstead, with the winner facing Hempstead in the finals.

The eight regional champions will advance to the state dual meet tournament at Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

The top 24 teams in Class 3A, according to the Iowa Wrestling Coaches Association rankings, were selected for the regional dual meet tournament. Three teams were assigned to each regional site. The top eight seeds drew opening-round byes.

Prairie is ranked No. 6 and Kennedy is ranked No. 7. Jefferson is ranked No. 9 and missed drawing a first-round bye by one spot. Linn-Mar is ranked 18th.

Here are the pairings:


No. 13 Clinton vs. No. 20 Iowa City High
No. 7 Kennedy vs semifinal winner


No. 16 Bettendorf vs. No. 18 Linn-Mar
No. 4 Dubuque Hempstead vs semifinal winner


No. 10 Indianola vs No. 21 Dallas Center-Grimes
No. 3 Fort Dodge vs semifinal winner


No. 9 Jefferson vs No. 24 West Des Moines Dowling
No. 5 Johnston vs semifinal winner


No. 14 North Scott vs No. 23 Ottumwa
No. 6 Prairie vs semifinal winner


No. 15 Norwalk vs No. 17 Ankeny Centennial
No. 1 Southeast Polk vs semifinal winner


No. 12 Waukee vs No. 22 Council Bluffs Jefferson
No. 2 West Des Moines Valley vs semifinal winner


No. 11 Western Dubuque vs No. 19 Iowa City West
No. 8 Waverly-Shell Rock vs semifinal winner

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016 12:54

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Saints climb to No. 3 in rankings

The Xavier Saints jumped one spot to No. 3 in the new Class 3A boys basketball rankings Monday afternoon by the Associated Press.

The Saints (9-2) went 2-1 last week, with victories over Dubuque Hempstead and Iowa City High and a loss to Class 4A power Dowling Catholic.

The Linn-Mar Lions (7-3) fell two spots to No. 8 in the Class 4A rankings. The Lions split two games last week, beating Dubuque Senior and falling to Iowa City West.

Pella is ranked No. 1 in Class 3A and West Des Moines Valley is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A this week.


1. Pella (11-1), 2. Dubuque Wahlert (9-3), 3. Xavier (9-2), 4. Spirit Lake (11-2), 5. Harlan (10-2), 6. Waverly-Shell Rock (10-3), 7. Glenwood (10-3), 8. Sioux City Heelan (9-4), 9. Chariton (11-1), 10. MOC-Floyd Valley (9-3).


1. West Des Moines Valley (12-0), 2. Pleasant Valley (12-0), 3. Des Moines Hoover (10-1), 4. Iowa City West (8-3), 5. Council Bluffs Lincoln (11-1), 6. Ankeny (10-2), 7. Dowling Catholic (9-2), 8. Linn-Mar (7-3), 9. Ankeny Centennial (9-2), 10. Ames (8-3).


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Saints 4th, Lions 6th in AP rankings

The Xavier Saints stayed in the No. 4 spot in the Class 3A boys basketball rankings by the Associated Press Monday.

The Saints have a 7-1 record heading into Tuesday night's game at Dubuque Hempstead.

The Linn-Mar Lions (6-2) have climbed to No. 6 in the Class 4A poll. The Lions host Dubuque Senior Tuesday night and have a big date at second-ranked Iowa City West Friday night.

West Des Moines Valley is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A and Pella is ranked No. 1 in Class 3A.


1. West Des Moines Valley (10-0), 2. Iowa City West (7-2), 3. Pleasant Valley (10-0), 4. Des Moines Hoover (8-1), 5. Ankeny (9-1) 6. Linn-Mar (6-2), 7. Dowling Catholic (7-1), 8. Council Bluffs Lincoln (9-1), 9. Ankeny Centennial (7-2), 10. Ames (7-2).


1. Pella (8-1), 2. Dubuque Wahlert (8-2), 3. Harlan (8-1), 4. Xavier (7-1), 5. Atlantic (9-1), 6. (tie) Spirit Lake (9-2), Waverly-Shell Rock (9-2), 8. Chariton (9-0), 9. MOC-Floyd Valley (8-1), 10. Algona (9-0).


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Kennedy girls climb to No. 2

The Kennedy girls basketball team jumped two spots in the IGHSAU rankings this week and is now the No. 2 club in the Class 5A poll.

The Cougars (11-1) beat then-No. 9 Linn-Mar Tuesday night and are riding an 11-game winning streak. They play at Dubuque Wahlert Friday night.

Johnston has replaced Waukee as the No. 1 team in Class 5A. Waukee, which handed Kennedy its only loss in the season opener, has fallen to No. 6 with a 6-2 record.

Linn-Mar (6-2) dropped two spots to No. 11.

The Marion Indians (6-3) dropped one notch to No. 6 in Class 4A.


1. Johnston (8-1), 2. Kennedy (11-1), 3. Indianola (10-0), 4. West Des Moines Valley (7-2), 5. Ankeny Centennial (7-2), 6. Waukee (6-2), 7. Iowa City High (8-1), 8. Dowling (6-3), 9. Southeast Polk (8-2), 10. Davenport North (7-1), 11. Linn-Mar (6-2), 12. Cedar Falls (8-1), 13. Pleasant Valley (7-2), 14. Sioux City West (6-2), 15. Ames (6-4).


1. Ballard (9-0), 2. Harlan (7-1), 3. Western Dubuque (9-0), 4. Mason City (5-4), 5. Keokuk (8-1), 6. Marion (6-3), 7. Lewis Central (8-1), 8. North Scott (8-2), 9. Sioux City Heelan (4-3), 10. Dallas Center-Grimes (8-2), 11. Pella (7-2), 12. Grinnell (8-2), 13. Fairfield (6-5), 14. Boone (7-2), 15. Waverly-Shell Rock (8-3).


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