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PHOTOS: Cascade wins regional softball game after 11 innings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 14, 2020 - 10:41am
Cascade defeated North Cedar 5-4 in their Class 2A prep softball regional game Cascade High School in Cascade on Monday, July 13, 2020.
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From iRacing to the real thing at Benton County Speedway

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 14, 2020 - 10:17am
VINTON — Jay Crabill spent the last 10 years iRacing every day, hoping to eventually end up in a real car. Finally he stopped hoping and decided to make it happen with a DIY project that has...
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North Linn softball carries 26-game win streak into postseason

Marv Porter is honest. And he’s confident; why wouldn’t he be? His softball team from North Linn is the best in its region, by a substantial margin. And he doesn’t try to hide...
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North Cedar baseball picks up first postseason win since 2013

ALBURNETT — North Cedar baseball coach Adam Hadenfeldt noticed a relaxed and excited atmosphere during pregame batting practice. Knights senior Tyler Thurston attributed it to the fact that...
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NJCAA moving most fall sports, including football and volleyball, to the spring

CEDAR RAPIDS — You always have kind of wondered why Kirkwood Community College, which its huge enrollment, has never decided to make football a varsity sport. Athletics director Doug...
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New veterans part of Iowa State men’s basketball plan

AMES — Steve Prohm had a plan for the offseason after a disappointing 2019-2020 saw the Iowa State men’s basketball team go 12-20. He wanted to be patient in the transfer market and get...
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Open letter from Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard to Cyclone fans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 13, 2020 - 12:14pm
The following is an open letter Monday to Iowa State fans from the university’s athletics director, Jaime Pollard. Dear Cyclone fans, There has been significant conversation about the...
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Gazette area softball Super 10 rankings: Top contenders keep rolling

The Gazette’s area softball Super 10, through games played Saturday, July 11: 1. North Linn 20-0 (12-0 Tri-Rivers) Streak: Won 26 Previous: No. 1   2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 19-1 (12-0 MVC...
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Sigourney softball hopes to regain mojo in time for a postseason run

The timely hits that carried the Sigourney High School softball team to a 13-1 start have taken a late-season sabbatical. “We haven’t been very selective at the plate,” Savages...
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West Branch tops Williamsburg to claim district opener

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 12, 2020 - 12:57pm
WILLIAMSBURG — Just when West Branch seemed to be cruising when the proverbial wheels came off the bus. The Bears nearly surrendered a five-run lead in a wild half-inning that included four...
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Sports betting proves to be payoff for Iowa casinos

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 12, 2020 - 12:21pm
DES MOINES — Iowa’s foray into sports betting initially was viewed as a minor addition to casinos’ main gambling menu, but for a time in a coronavirus-ravaged wagering landscape...
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Photos: West Branch vs. Williamsburg, Iowa high school baseball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 11, 2020 - 10:23pm
Williamsburg hosted West Branch for a Saturday night baseball game
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Scott Schebler describes MLB spring training restart as ‘odd,’ though he feels comfortable playing

CEDAR RAPIDS — The COVID-19 tests are a breeze for Scott Schebler. They aren’t the go-through-the-nose ones that seem to almost touch your brain and everyone who has gotten one says are...
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The structure of Iowa athletics begins to change

Since former Iowa offensive lineman James Daniels’ tweet June 5 calling out racial disparities within the program, the structure of Iowa football has changed and will continue to change. On...
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Why RV live isn’t for these senior tent campers

Ours was an inauspicious start. Only a few family and friends watched us be married under a pine in the backyard of Marion’s parent’s rural New Hampshire home. We were unemployed,...
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Big Ten football won’t go quietly ... for now

A 10-game Big Ten football season always seemed like a good idea to many of us who didn’t have to play the games but preferred watching better competition. We sure didn’t want it this...
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Jason Doyle makes time for Hawkeye Downs

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jason Doyle’s wife Chelle describes him as, “just a simple guy that loves to go racing.” Luckily for Doyle, racing is a team sport that doesn’t...
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T.J. Kimm’s first home run helps power Iowa City Liberty past C.R. Xavier

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 10, 2020 - 10:09pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa City Liberty’s T.J. Kimm has a chip on his shoulder every time he has a bat in hand. Lightning coaches helped put it there, urging the junior catcher to contribute...
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Supporting Skyler: Iowa City High baseball coach Skyler Moss is battling cancer a 2nd time

IOWA CITY — As they arrived for their doubleheader late Friday afternoon at Iowa City West, the Iowa City High baseball team saw a sign that was placed near their dugout. A Trojans logo was on...
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Photos: Iowa City High vs. Iowa City West, Iowa high school baseball

The Trojans hosted the Little Hawks for a doubleheader Friday night
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