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West Branch earns wire-to-wire win over Van Buren in girls’ basketball regional finals

WASHINGTON — No. 6 West Branch led from start to finish in the Class 2A Region 6 final on Wednesday night. The Bears suffocated No. 9 Van Buren County on defense, holding the Warriors to a...
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UNI men’s basketball completes perfect home campaign with win against Evansville

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa took care of business Wednesday night at McLeod Center, defeating Evansville 84-64 to clinch at least a share of the Missouri Valley Conference regular season...
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Montezuma reaches third straight girls' state basketball tournament with 3-point barrage

IOWA CITY — Neither Montezuma nor Springville are strangers to playing in Wells Fargo Arena. But this year, Springville will have to spend some time away. Montezuma utilized a 3-point barrage...
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Burdened by the flu, No. 1 Cascade guts out girls' basketball regional final against Regina

MARION — They’re sick. They’re tired. But as far as enjoyment of moments like this, the Cascade Cougars are anything but sick and tired. “To make it to state four years in a...
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Photos: Cascade vs. Regina, Class 2A Iowa high school girls basketball regional final

Cascade girls basketball remain undefeated after a 47-36 win over Iowa City Regina to head to the state tournament
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Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Anna Warkel wins state bowling championship

For the second straight year, a Cedar Rapids Jefferson bowler is bringing home a state title. This time, a tournament record is part of the package, too. Junior Anna Warkel bowled a 513 Wednesday at...
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What Lisa Bluder's winningest Iowa senior class says about each other, and their legacy

IOWA CITY — With 95 victories in the past four seasons, they are the winningest women’s basketball senior class of the Lisa Bluder era. “It’s been everything I could have...
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Iowa Hawkeye football season ticket sales continue slide, while other sports are doing better (especially wrestling)

IOWA CITY — Although total ticket revenue for the Hawkeye football program ticked up nearly $1 million in the last budget year, fewer sales came via season ticket purchases — according...
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Iowa State’s Steve Wirtel takes his lifelong fascination with the craft of long snapping to the NFL

INDIANAPOLIS — Iowa State’s Steve Wirtel is a football 1 percenter. Sure, he didn’t get a podium when he spoke at the NFL combine on Wednesday. He sat at a table and unfurled a...
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The showing is the ‘mean’ for Tristan Wirfs

INDIANAPOLIS — The interview questions kept coming up for Tristan Wirfs during his interview time. The Buccaneers, the Giants, the Eagles. The questions kept coming on who the Iowa all-Big Ten...
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Prairie’s Mallory McDermott headlines all-Metro team

Mallory McDermott has been named the 2019-20 all-Metro girls’ basketball player of the year. A senior from Cedar Rapids Prairie, McDermott averaged 22.2 points per game this season to lead the...
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Center Point-Urbana wins defensive battle in girls’ basketball regional finals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 25, 2020 - 9:24pm
CENTER POINT — In a fast-paced, back-and-forth battle between two of the top defenses in Class 4A, it was No. 5 Center-Point Urbana (21-2) that came out victorious over No. 10 DeWitt Central...
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Iowa girls' state basketball tournament 2020: Brackets, schedule, first-round pairings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 25, 2020 - 9:11pm
The field for the 2020 Iowa high school girls’ state basketball tournament is taking shape as teams around the state clinch spots in Des Moines with regional titles. Regionals have wrapped up...
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Michigan State clamps down enough on Luka Garza to rally past Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 25, 2020 - 8:58pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Double-teaming Luka Garza has seldom slowed Iowa’s All-America candidate, but it’s a great strategy when one of your defenders is Xavier Tillman. Michigan...
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Clear Creek Amana shocks No. 2 Marion in girls' basketball regional finals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 25, 2020 - 8:51pm
MARION — Heck, why not them? Buried by 29 points in a December regular-season meeting, 15th-ranked Clear Creek Amana flipped everything and shocked No. 2 Marion, 66-49, in a Class 4A...
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North Linn survives another district final, this time against Dike-New Hartford

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 25, 2020 - 8:45pm
INDEPENDENCE — It took until the district finals to find out how North Linn’s boys’ basketball team would handle its first close game last season. It took until the district...
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Solomon Young continues to play well in Iowa State’s win over TCU

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 25, 2020 - 8:41pm
AMES — When Tyrese Haliburton broke his wrist against Kansas State on Feb. 8, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm knew his offense had to change. He decided he wanted his team to get the ball inside...
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Waverly-Shell Rock stifles Xavier in girls’ basketball regional finals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 25, 2020 - 8:26pm
WAVERLY — Cedar Rapids Xavier saw it all season. From what may have been the toughest schedule of any Class 4A girls’ basketball team in the state to the loss of career scoring leader...
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Photos: Clear Creek Amana vs. Marion, Class 4A Iowa high school girls' basketball regional final

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 25, 2020 - 8:10pm
Clear Creek Amana upsets Marion, 66-49, for a trip to the state tournament
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UNI basketball takeaways: AJ Green’s presence opens up opportunities for teammates

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 25, 2020 - 4:10pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa can win its first regular-season Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball championship since 2010 this week. A home finale against last-place Evansville...
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