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Jesup takes early lead, No. 2 North Linn responds emphatically in district baseball finals

TROY MILLS — Well, that escalated quickly. From a strategic move blowing up in its face to an offensive explosion that all but locked up advancement in less than an inning. The fallout was...
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Unsung sophomore Kayla Felton comes up big in West Delaware’s regional softball semifinal rout

MANCHESTER — In a lineup of big hitters, Kayla Felton hasn’t been the biggest. Until Saturday night. The sophomore shortstop’s three-run home run in the second inning got her West...
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Photos: Iowa City Liberty vs. Cedar Rapids Prairie, Iowa high school regional softball semifinals

Iowa City Liberty defeated Cedar Rapids Prairie 12-0 in 4 innings in a Class 5A regional softball semifinal game on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
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10-run 3rd inning sends Liberty past No. 15 Prairie in regional softball semifinals

NORTH LIBERTY — Go ahead. Break out all of your cheesy cliches about “Lightning” and “striking.” They all apply. Iowa City Liberty erupted for 10 runs in the bottom...
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Town-team baseball is a way of life for Dubuque County

RICKARDSVILLE — St. Joseph’s Catholic Church sits majestically atop one of the hills in this small town of about 175 people, located just off Highway 52 in Dubuque County. Next to it is...
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West Liberty looks to play giant-slaying role in regional finals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 18, 2020 - 12:34pm
You can view it that West Liberty drew the short straw when Class 3A softball pairings were drawn. Or you can consider the opportunity that the Comets have Monday night. “We knew that if we...
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Your guide to Macbride Nature Recreation Area

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 18, 2020 - 11:46am
A large peninsula exists where miles of trail offer excellent nature watching all times of the year, especially when it comes to the avian variety. Work is underway to awaken a dormant ecosystem...
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Oxford’s Art Jensen makes the most of his custom-built truck in Hawkeye Downs street drag events

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 18, 2020 - 11:35am
CEDAR RAPIDS — You never know what you’re going to find at a swap meet. That’s most of the excitement. Art Jensen of Oxford found the cab of a 1941 Chevy truck in turn 3 of...
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Races like none before at Iowa Speedway

NEWTON — This was different. This was strange. This was good. For the first time since winter, Iowa had a major sporting event. For the 14th-straight year, the IndyCar Series held a race at...
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Photos: Iowa City West vs. Linn-Mar, Iowa high school substate baseball quarterfinals

Action from the 4A substate baseball game between the Iowa City West Trojans and the Linn-Mar Lions.
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Linn-Mar Lions ‘scratch and claw’ out substate baseball win over Iowa City West

CEDAR RAPIDS — Survive and advance. Linn-Mar baseball coach Kyle Rodenkirk said that is what it is all about this time of year after the Lions scratched and clawed their way to a...
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Despite 6 errors, Benton edges Solon in regional softball semifinals

SOLON — It doesn’t add up. Six errors is a recipe for disaster. Defeat, for sure. But somehow, some way, the Benton Bobcats overcame and escaped them. Benton Community slithered out of...
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Jack Lux triples 3 times in Cedar Rapids Xavier’s substate baseball opener

CEDAR RAPIDS — Three at-bats. Three triples. Jack Lux may have done it all on just three swings. The junior’s trifecta of three-baggers and three RBIs helped power fifth-ranked Cedar...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids Xavier vs. Vinton-Shellsburg, Iowa high school substate baseball quarterfinals

The Saints blanked the Vikings 10-0 in their shortened 3A substate game.
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How Iowa State football players stayed in shape at home during coronavirus shutdown

AMES — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell brought in Dave Andrews to be the program’s new strength and conditioning coach after last season. Campbell believes the strength and...
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Josef Newgarden’s goal at Iowa Speedway is simple: ‘Win both races’

While some drivers may take it easy Friday night (7:30 p.m., NBCSN) during the first of two scheduled Iowa 250 races this weekend at Iowa Speedway, defending track and series champion Josef Newgarden...
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An uncommon regular season behind, No. 15 Prairie faces surging Liberty in a 5A regional opener

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 17, 2020 - 12:04pm
Alisha Frese’s first season with the Cedar Rapids Prairie softball team has been far from common. “It’s been crazy,” said Frese, the Hawks’ head coach....
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Former Hawkeye Jarrod Uthoff signs with NBA’s Washington Wizards

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 17, 2020 - 11:47am
Former University of Iowa basketball standout Jarrod Uthoff has signed with the NBA’s Washington Wizards as a substitute player for the season’s restart later this month. Uthoff, from...
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Report: Glen Worley joining Steve Alford’s Nevada staff

According to Nevada Sports Net, former Iowa City West and University of Iowa basketball player Glen Worley has joined Steve Alford’s men’s basketball staff at Nevada. Worley will the...
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Iowa City West and Linn-Mar meet at neutral site in wide-open baseball substate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 16, 2020 - 10:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When the Iowa high school baseball postseason assignments were released and a matchup between Linn-Mar and Iowa City West seemed imminent, West Activities Director Craig Huegel...
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