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Iowa goes green for Brett Greenwood

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 18, 2018 - 12:04pm
Three cool things: 1. “Green for Greenwood.” Beautiful thing. If I remember correctly, this was mostly a push from the student section. It wasn’t a lot of people, but it of course...
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Youth rugby league aims to help grow game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 18, 2018 - 11:56am
MARION — Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in America and youth in Marion are getting to learn about and play the unique sport. “This is an exciting time for rugby, there are a...
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Iowa high school state baseball tournament 2018: Pairings and schedule

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 18, 2018 - 11:11am
Principal Park in Des Moines is set to host the Iowa high school state baseball tournament again from July 20-28. All four championship games are scheduled for next Saturday. Coaches held seeding...
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Iowa high school state softball: Wednesday’s live streams, schedule, scores

It’s semifinal day at the Iowa high school state softball tournament. Champions matchups will be determined in all five classes at Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge. Watch live streams of...
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Manchester welcomes North Linn with another state banner

MANCHESTER — Call it a little déjà vu mixed with a bit of a “home away from home” feel. North Linn has done well in previous trips to Manchester, clinching the baseball...
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When Iowa football's rocket was starting to leave the ground

Three cool things: 1. Don’t come at me with the now 17-year-old McCann/Banks debate. But ... This really is that ground. Spent a lot of time in this one on Jon Beutjer’s departure from...
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Lindsey Culver's homer sends Jefferson to 5A state softball semifinals

FORT DODGE — The mentality changed for Lindsey Culver this season. Instead of a slugger, she wanted to become a hitter. “I’ve been looking more for on-base percentage this...
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No. 5 Wilton blanks fourth-ranked Dyersville Beckman for first trip to state baseball since 2005

SOLON — If hitters do not get to Jared Townsend in the first couple of innings, they likely never will. The Wilton pitcher allowed fourth-ranked Dyersville Beckman to load the bases in each of...
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Don Bosco upends No. 5 Alburnett in 1A substate baseball final

CEDAR FALLS — One month and 17 days meant a world of difference to the Don Bosco baseball team. To Lewis Havel, too. The sophomore pitcher was a big-game pitcher Tuesday night at...
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Young City High team shut out by No. 1 Pleasant Valley at state softball

FORT DODGE — Iowa City High struggled against one of the state’s best pitchers — Ellie Spelhaug and her 0.70 season ERA — as top-ranked and defending 5A state softball...
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Independence falls to Sergeant Bluff-Luton in state softball quarterfinals, 3-2

FORT DODGE — Heather Hupke didn’t suspect excessive jitters. “No,” said Hupke, the softball coach at Independence High School. “Our kids were ready to...
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Newton's 7th-inning home run sinks Xavier in state softball quarterfinals

FORT DODGE — Emily Valtman wasn’t expecting to see anything to hit. Then came the changeup. “I was really excited,” she said. “I saw it coming in slow, and I waited on...
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Tuesday's 1A, 2A Iowa high school baseball substate finals: Live scores

Sixteen teams will book trips to Principal Park and the Iowa high school state baseball tournament with substate victories Tuesday night. It’s substate finals night in Class 1A and Class...
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C.R. Washington overcame adversity to reach substate final

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Washington was the walking wounded earlier this month. A little more than a week before the postseason, the Warriors played a doubleheader with just 10 available...
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Iowa high school state softball: Tuesday’s schedule, scores, live updates

The state softball tournament continues Tuesday at Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge with 10 more quarterfinals split between two fields. We’ll update this post throughout the day with...
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Washington edges Jefferson in crosstown substate baseball semifinal

CEDAR RAPIDS — For Cedar Rapids Washington, it wasn’t a matter of if, but when. The Warriors continued to put runners on base early, but had nothing to show for it. Their persistence at...
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DeWitt Central ends Cedar Rapids Xavier’s 17-game winning streak in 3A district final

CEDAR RAPIDS — Over the past month, the Cedar Rapids Xavier baseball team has found many ways to win. The second-ranked Saints brought a 17-game winning streak into Monday night’s Class...
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Solon belts 4 home runs in district final triumph over Clear Creek Amana

SOLON — Home runs are not an essential component of any Solon baseball success story. But when they are hit, they tend to arrive in significant moments. The fifth-ranked Spartans clubbed four...
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Assumption pops Benton in battle of last two 3A state softball champions

FORT DODGE — Davenport Assumption blew it open late, but to Benton Community Coach Eric Stenberg, the game was lost early. “I wish we’d have played our ‘A’ game,”...
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Iowa City Regina active on the basepaths in state softball win over Alta-Aurelia

FORT DODGE — Iowa City Regina wasn’t flashy on Monday when the Regals took on Alta-Aurelia at the state softball tournament. Regina only had five hits — just one was an...
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