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Cedar Rapids Kernels begin life without Royce Lewis by beating Lake County

CEDAR RAPIDS — The post-Royce Lewis era began Saturday night with a bang ... literally and figuratively. Fireworks dotted the sky at Veterans Memorial Stadium after the Cedar Rapids Kernels...
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Oelwein stuns No. 1 Cascade in 2A district baseball final

CASCADE — If you weren’t wearing purple and gold, you probably did not expect this result. The 20 players on Oelwein’s baseball roster believed it was possible. If you can...
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Experienced and unbeaten, Lisbon baseball a game away from returning to state

LISBON — The Lisbon baseball team features seven seniors that have played together since youth ball a decade ago. As juniors, the group was instrumental in helping the Lions reach the state...
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Hot, long, wet, draining day at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. — The word “grind” has been ground to dust in sports. No one works anymore. Instead, they grind. No one practices, either. They grind. They stay on their grind. Or...
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DeWitt Central walks off against Marion, Xavier crushes Anamosa in district semifinals

CEDAR RAPIDS — Not often does it take two days to complete one, seven-inning baseball game. Due to multiple lightning sightings and steady rainfall Friday night at Ken Charipar Field, the...
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How area, local and former Hawkeye players are doing in pro baseball

HOW THEY’RE DOING l Jake Adams (Iowa) — First baseman continues to struggle since a promotion to high-Class A Buies Creek (Astros). Hitting .144 in 28 games, with two home runs and nine...
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Linn-Mar rallies to top Pleasant Valley in delayed substate opener

CEDAR RAPIDS — A neutral fan would likely find most Linn-Mar baseball games this season exciting to watch. Lions coaches, players and fans ... not so much. The Lions played another one of...
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Hectic week for C.R.’s Mitch Keller will end Sunday with participation in MLB’s prestigious Futures Game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 14, 2018 - 12:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — One of baseball’s top minor league pitching prospects got demoted last week. Mitch Keller was sent from Triple-A Indianapolis all the way down to high-Class A Bradenton...
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Minnesota Twins promote Royce Lewis from Cedar Rapids Kernels to high-A Fort Myers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 13, 2018 - 11:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For probably the first time since he arrived here last August, Royce Lewis seemed a little flustered Friday night. Granted, it was one of those OK-to-be flustered moments. The...
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Iowa City High baseball hopes to take advantage of topsy-turvy substate

IOWA CITY — Things just got interesting for the Iowa City High baseball team. Really interesting. The Little Hawks toppled Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 11-3, Friday night in a Class 4A substate...
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Excitement for Iowa women’s basketball is high as team holds open scrimmage

IOWA CITY — There were not enough bleachers to handle the overflow crowd. The University of Iowa women’s basketball team opened the doors to its practice court inside Carver-Hawkeye...
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Zach Johnson, Sean McCarty make John Deere Classic cut ... presumably

SILVIS, Ill. — There was theater provided by a pair of 40-somethings from the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City corridor, though not the kind to get mentioned by Golf Digest or Golf Channel. The two...
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#OnIowaPod: Which freshmen will play? Bret Bielema for future Iowa coach? And more of your questions

College football has a new redshirt rule, but how will Iowa use it? On the latest edition of the On Iowa Podcast, Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman predict which true freshmen will play, which...
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Benton’s Shelby Hulsebus is prolific, without the power

VAN HORNE — Despite her speed, Shelby Hulsebus was never a 100-meter burner in track and field. “I don’t know why,” she said. “I was better at 200s and 400s. I was...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders open 2018-19 schedule on the road

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders will begin the 2018-19 United States Hockey League season with road games at Chicago and Dubuque in early October, it was announced by the club...
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A fishing outing to remember

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 13, 2018 - 11:05am
As much as I like to catch fish myself, helping and watching a 6-year-old grandson do so is even more fun. When introducing a child to fishing, of course, the lesson has less to do with angling...
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Brad Pflughaupt produces runs, North Linn sets national record for shutouts

TROY MILLS – North Linn’s Brad Pflughaupt has embraced his role as cleanup hitter. He carried it out well Thursday night. Pflughaupt had two hits and drove in the first three runs,...
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Undefeated Lisbon set to collide with HLV in Class 1A district final

LISBON — Scoreless and behind after two innings, a player on the Lisbon baseball team shouted, “Second time through the lineup!” A second look at Lone Tree pitcher Avery Knock...
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Bailey Ober with another superb pitching outing as Cedar Rapids Kernels beat Fort Wayne, 6-2

CEDAR RAPIDS — When a hitter is going well, the baseball seems big. Really big. When a pitcher is going well, the plate looks big. Really big. And even if it seemed small, he’d be able...
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Keaton Parker tosses no-hitter in Alburnett’s district semifinal win over Janesville

ALBURNETT — Keaton Parker knew what he had going on the mound Thursday night, but he wasn’t about to share. “I had an idea about the fourth inning but I didn’t want to say...
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