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Duanna Coyle’s 8th-inning homer sends Xavier past Marion

MARION — Duanna Coyle is a doubles hitter. A gap hitter. This time, the gap was over the fence. Coyle’s two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning lifted Cedar Rapids Xavier past...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids Xavier vs. Marion, Iowa high school softball

Cedar Rapids Xavier softball defeats Marion, 4-2, in their Class 4A regional quarterfinal
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Hawkeyes discuss COVID-19 and working through the program’s diversity issues

IOWA CITY — Kinnick Stadium was sun-baked on Thursday. The black and yellow popped in the light. The FieldTurf is ready and waiting. The conversation in the Pacha Family Club Room in...
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Iowa vs. Oregon State men’s basketball game set for Sioux Falls

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 16, 2020 - 10:23am
It was confirmed Thursday that the Iowa men’s basketball team has scheduled a Dec. 22 game against Oregon State at the 3,250-seat Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. The time and ticket...
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Familiar postseason softball foes, Benton Community and Solon meet again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 16, 2020 - 10:03am
We’re deep into July. It’s the postseason. So it’s another softball reunion between Benton Community and Solon. For the third straight summer — and the fourth time in six...
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Hannah Bridgewater’s speed ignites North Linn softball, then her slam makes it a quick night

TROY MILLS — Lots of speed. A slam. And a quick night. Hannah Bridgewater contributed four of North Linn’s 16 stolen bases, then closed the show with a fourth-inning grand slam to lead...
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Photos: MFL MarMac vs. North Linn, Iowa high school softball

North Linn defeated MFL MarMac 15-0 in four innings Wednesday night in Troy Mills.
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On Iowa Podcast: Is the golden age of college sports over?

OK, first the good news: We actually talked football. Like the Hawkeyes and positions and all of that comfortable football porridge that we all dig. (You can switch “porridge” with shrimp...
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Iowa State men’s basketball team focused on safety as players return to campus

AMES — Iowa State men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm calls or texts every one of his players’ parents every Friday. He keeps them up to speed in regards to the coronavirus...
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Xavier, Marion collide Thursday in battle of surging 4A squads

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 15, 2020 - 11:18am
The longer the season has progressed, the more attractive this matchup has become. Cedar Rapids Xavier (15-9) visits Marion (15-8) in a Class 4A regional-quarterfinal softball game Thursday at the...
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CPU soccer coaches retire without final hurrah

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 15, 2020 - 10:37am
CENTER POINT — When COVID-19 canceled all high school spring sports, Rich Plante and Todd Mitchell were forced to retire on a “what could have been” season. Not an ideal...
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Iowa’s CJ Fredrick undergoes successful foot surgery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 15, 2020 - 10:28am
IOWA CITY — C.J. Frederick said the timing was “perfect.” A redshirt sophomore on the Iowa men’s basketball team, Fredrick underwent successful surgery of his right foot...
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Photos: Cascade vs. Monticello, Iowa high school boys substate baseball

Monticello defeated Cascade, 6-3, in Dyersville.
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Monticello baseball breaks out of slump against Cascade in district semifinals

DYERSVILLE — Timing is everything. Just ask Monticello baseball coach Kolby Harms. Last week, the Panthers were in the midst of a three-game losing streak capped with one run and two hits...
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Marco Andretti hoping to return to Victory Lane at Iowa Speedway

At 33 years old, Marco Andretti is trying to find balance in life and on the race track. A third-generation driver, Andretti will return to Iowa Speedway in Newton this weekend, attempting to find...
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Tough decisions ahead for Missouri Valley Conference athletics

CEDAR FALLS — The Missouri Valley Conference’s recent Zoom call with its men’s basketball coaches included a balance of optimism and pessimism about the likelihood of the...
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Will there be a 2020 Iowa high school football season? No one knows right now

CEDAR RAPIDS — As of 5 p.m. Monday, the Iowa High School Athletic Association planned on having a 2020 prep football season. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, that might have changed. Who knows?...
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Hannah Bridgewater has enjoyed her time at North Linn

North Linn senior Hannah Bridgewater believes her class has truly changed the way North Linn softball is viewed. It’s easy to see why — a 20-0 record so far this year and a 42-4...
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