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Royce Lewis plays for 1st time on Sunday, helps C.R. Kernels gain double-header split with Clinton

CEDAR RAPIDS — And after six hours of baseball in record heat, Cedar Rapids Kernels players got to spend postgame Sunday night signing autographs for fans in the outfield at Veterans Memorial...
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Traded for Shohei Otani in a way, Jacob Pearson makes his way up to Cedar Rapids Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jacob Pearson is the answer to a baseball trivia question. Who did the Minnesota Twins acquire for Shohei Otani? Well, it’s not quite as simple as that. Pearson, an...
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Cedar Rapids Washington’s Ty Sherman, Rami Scheetz win state doubles title

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ty Sherman and Rami Scheetz glanced back at the court following Saturday’s Class 2A boys state tennis doubles title match. They looked back and saw Linn-Mar’s Ben...
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Newbie keeper Jack Lemke comes up big as Xavier stops DeWitt Central in PKs

  CEDAR RAPIDS — His team needed a keeper this soccer season, so Jack Lemke volunteered. Never mind he hadn’t played the position before. Not growing up, not ever. “I got a lot...
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Position change reaps rewards for John Clark, Iowa City High boys’ soccer

IOWA CITY — John Clark has always demonstrated a knack for finding the back of the net. Even as he manned the back line for the Iowa City High boys’ soccer team over the past two...
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How area, local and former Hawkeye players are doing in pro baseball

HOW THEY’RE DOING l Jake Adams (Iowa) — Slugger had two home runs in a game this week for low-A Quad Cities of Midwest League (Astros). Hitting .264 with six home runs and 23 RBIs. l...
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Iowa City West boys’ soccer returns to state tournament for 18th time in 19 years

IOWA CITY — It has been a marvelous string of success for the Iowa City West boys’ soccer team. A 2-1 victory over No. 15 Cedar Rapids Kennedy in Saturday’s Class 3A substate...
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Minor League Notebook: Andrew Bechtold of Cedar Rapids Kernels seeks to get his bat untracked

CEDAR RAPIDS — When a guy’s wearing an 0-fer, you don’t really want to tip him off as to the specifics of that 0-fer. For one, he probably knows anyway. For two, you don’t...
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Marion shuts out Mount Pleasant to return to boys’ state soccer tournament

MARION — At high noon on a hot, humid Saturday, the Marion boys’ soccer team put its perfect record on the line to secure a trip to the state tournament. The Indians cut through the heat...
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Iowa high school boys’ state soccer tournament pairings, schedule

The 2018 boys’ state soccer tournament kicks off Thursday with the standard busy slate at Cownie Soccer Park. Championship games are set for Saturday, June 2 for all three classes. Iowa City...
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Sydney DePrenger, Iowa City High girls’ soccer open regional play with shutout of rival West

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City High girls’ soccer team knew what it was up against in its postseason opener. Despite winning one game this season, crosstown rival Iowa City West presented a...
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Cedar Rapids Prairie wakes up for another boys’ soccer state-qualifying banner

CEDAR RAPIDS — Prairie High School might have a new tradition. It goes like this: John Wall Field’s gates open bright and early the Saturday before Memorial Day (yes, breakfast pizza is...
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With doubleheaders looming, Cedar Rapids Kernels get important pitching in win

CEDAR RAPIDS — Thank you, Bryan Sammons. Many kudos, Nick Brown. With back-to-back doubleheaders on the way, the Cedar Rapids Kernels needed a good pitching performance Friday night. Just to...
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Dragsters to hobby stocks: Campbells enjoy switch to Hawkeye Downs

CEDAR RAPIDS — Clint and Keegan Campbell wanted a new challenge. The father-son racing duo from Anamosa were involved in drag racing, but decided to switch to the circle-track. They settled on...
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Iowa boys’ state golf results: East Buchanan’s Jacob Hesner wins 1A title

NEWTON — East Buchanan’s Jacob Hesner claimed the Class 1A state golf championship Friday at Westwood Golf Club. Hesner held off Winfield-Mount Union’s Kaleb Hagge by a single...
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Coach David Rosenthal, Iowa City West girls’ soccer savoring the ‘small victories’

IOWA CITY — The term 'rebuild' has never been associated with Iowa City West girls’ soccer. But a program with 17 state tournament appearances, including 10 in a row, finds itself...
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2A state tennis: Top-seeded Cedar Rapids Washington duo passes quarterfinal challenge

CEDAR RAPIDS — It was far from a point of panic. A moment of legitmate concern, maybe. The top-seeded doubles team, Rami Scheetz and Ty Sherman of Cedar Rapids Washington were a point away...
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Kirkwood baseball has thrived with talent and unity

CEDAR RAPIDS — Todd Rima has attracted and developed his share of talent in six seasons leading Kirkwood’s baseball program. Even Rima conceded the current Eagles have a claim as the...
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Sweep sends Linn-Mar softball to 4-0

MARION — The “hitting-is-contagious” statement is tired, but in this case, true. “Every time somebody gets the bats going, everybody else follows along,” Elly Schuemann...
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Avenge and advance the order of the day for Cedar Rapids Prairie girls’ soccer

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Prairie girls’ soccer team was in need of a spark. Six straight losses turned a promising beginning to the season upside down and the postseason brought a...
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