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Iowa 2A boys’ state track and field: Williamsburg claims 800-meter relay title with school record

DES MOINES — Williamsburg broke a school record en route to winning its first ever boys’ state 800-meter relay title. The quartet of Drake Powell, Seth Dellamuth, Gage Hazen-Fabor and...
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Iowa 2A girls’ state track and field: Mid-Prairie edges A-P in distance medley

DES MOINES — For the second day in a row, Mid-Prairie’s Marie Hostetler defended a title at the state track and field meet. The junior won the distance medley relay along with Abbagail...
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Iowa 3A boys’ state track and field: Marion harvests some silver in the 800-meter relay

DES MOINES — In terms of rest and preparation, the Marion Indians were at their best Friday morning, conditions notwithstanding. “Everybody was fresh,” Connor Whalen said....
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Iowa 3A girls’ state track and field: Solon makes a move up the ladder

DES MOINES — The Solon Spartans were ready for whatever was thrown their way. “We had to stay tough no matter what comes,” senior Erin Kerkhoff said. “Expect the...
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Tyler Cook didn’t fall against 7-foot-7 Tacko Fall

CHICAGO — How’s this for an assignment as you’re a potential NBA player trying to impress a gym-full of the league’s executives: Guard someone 10 inches taller than...
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Commission works to set rules on Iowa sports betting

Now that Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed Senate File 617 into law legalizing wagering on professional, college, international and fantasy sports, it falls to the state Racing and Gaming Commission to...
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West Delaware’s Brandon Larsen earns return trip to Class 3A state golf meet

MANCHESTER — Brandon Larsen is excited to return to the state golf tournament. The West Delaware junior can’t help but think he would be a bit happier with company. “It’s...
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Bruce Gordon loves sharing his outdoor art

Iowa wildlife artist Bruce Gordon said he is “honored and humbled” to have his paintings featured on the state’s new collectible “hard card” hunting and fishing...
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Iowa state track and field 2019: Photos from Day 2

DES MOINES — After a stormy night in Iowa, Day 2 of the Iowa high school state track and field meet began Friday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. The start of the day was delayed by an hour...
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Iowa state track and field 2019: Friday's schedule, live stream, results

Day two of the Iowa high school state track and field meet is Friday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Five champions are scheduled to be crown in each class, plus Class 4A boys’ 400, the final...
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Sixth win in a row nets Cedar Rapids Washington a piece of MVC boys’ soccer division title

CEDAR RAPIDS — Even Mother Nature could not get in the way of what was coming. By the time a lightning storm halted play before the second half could begin, the Cedar Rapids Washington...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier beats Iowa City High for share of MVC boys’ soccer division title

CEDAR RAPIDS — Each time the Cedar Rapids Xavier boys’ soccer team has won the Mississippi Valley Conference under Coach Amir Hadzic, it went on to play in a state championship...
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Iowa 1A state track and field: Lansing Kee makes school history with relay win

DES MOINES — Lansing Kee’s girls’ 3,200-meter relay team made school history Thursday at the state track and field meet. The 1A quartet of Makayla Peters, Haley Meyer, Makayla...
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Iowa 4A girls’ state track and field: Ashlyn Keeney gives Liberty its first state championship

DES MOINES — Ashlyn Keeney made her escape with about 1,000 meters to go. It turned out to be a historical one. Keeney became the first state track and field champion in Iowa City...
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Iowa 4A boys’ state track and field: Grant Kelchen fights off elimination 3 times to win high jump

DES MOINES — He wasn’t perfect. But when he had to be, Grant Kelchen was as clutch as could be. Three times, Kelchen was a miss from elimination. Three times, he came through. And as a...
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Grant Leonard goes from begging for a tryout to record holder for Iowa baseball

IOWA CITY — Sometimes you just luck into one. Rick Heller never recruited Grant Leonard. The junior relief pitcher literally just showed up at the coach’s University of Iowa office one...
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West Branch ready to earn return to Class 2A boys' state golf meet

Last season’s finish is part of this spring’s motivation for the West Branch boys' golf team. And West Branch Coach Randy Sexton guesses every preseason goal sheet included the moment...
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Iowa men’s basketball might add a transfer. Or not.

CHICAGO — The magic 8-ball says “Ask again later” regarding whether the Iowa men’s basketball program will add any transfers before next season. Actually, that’s pretty...
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Can Tyler Cook go from G League camp to NBA Combine to NBA roster?

CHICAGO — Tyler Cook has shrunk. The University of Iowa told us Cook was 6-foot-9. The NBA measured him Thursday at 6-7 1/4. Well, it’s not the first time a college basketball team has...
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Iowa State Track and Field 2019: Photos of Day One

The action kicked off in Des Moines Thursday at the 2019 Iowa High School Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium. See how Eastern Iowa athletes fared in the first day of competition.
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