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Cornell College primed for first NCAA Division III baseball regional appearance

Play your best. Forget the rest. Let’s consider that the family-friendly version of Cornell College baseball team’s rally cry to focus on themselves and not opponents and other...
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Iowa 3A girls’ track and field: 130-foot fling lands Lily Meester a discus championship

DES MOINES — Lily Meester is a soft-spoken girl. And now, a soft-spoken champion. A junior at Mount Vernon High School, Meester captured the Class 3A girls’ discus title Thursday...
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Iowa 2A girls’ state track and field: Mid-Prairie’s Marie Hostetler defends 3,000 title

DES MOINES — Mid-Prairie’s Marie Hostetler won the first 2019 Iowa high school state track and field title in dominant fashion. Hostetler defended her 3,000-meter title with a time of...
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Iowa 3A boys’ state track and field: Mount Vernon’s Matt Vislisel propels discus to a championship

DES MOINES — Matt Vislisel is off to the Air Force Academy soon, to major in something called aerospace propulsion mechanics. He certainly knows something about the ability to launch. The...
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Iowa 2A boys’ state track and field: Waukon’s Brady Sullivan recovers for runner-up in shot put

DES MOINES — Waukon senior Brady Sullivan had two disappointing throws to start the Class 2A shot put Thursday at the state track and field meet. He fouled on his first throw and his second...
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‘300 Raceway’ brings auto racing back to Farley

Roger Simon admits he may be a little nuts. “Probably,” he said. In a time when many auto racing venues are struggling to survive, Simon has jumped into the game. He recently reopened...
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Iowa City West’s Jessica Moonjely relishes role on tennis court

IOWA CITY — Jessica Moonjely said she felt the pressure early in the season. The Iowa City West girls’ tennis program has been one of the state’s best and Moonjely, a junior, has...
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Iowa state track and field 2019: Thursday’s schedule, live stream, results

The 2019 Iowa high school state track and field meet is here, with events getting underway Thursday morning at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. This post will be updated throughout the day with the...
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Rivalry victory has Benton Community boys’ soccer poised for the postseason

VINTON — Healthy, confident and experienced. The Benton Community boys’ soccer team is as ready as it will ever be for what appears to be a rugged substate bracket. “The guys are...
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Isaiah Moss transferring to Arkansas

Former Iowa basketball player Isaiah Moss is transferring to Arkansas. Moss announced this spring that he was leaving the Hawkeyes after 96 games for them over the last three seasons. The 6-foot-5...
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Behind a myriad of windups, Andrew Cabezas pitches C.R. Kernels to 1-0 shutout of Quad Cities

CEDAR RAPIDS — There’s this thing that looks like the Karate Kid. It’s where he pauses with his left front leg in the air for sometimes a second, sometimes two or three seconds,...
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Youthful Xavier tennis team seeking state team berth

CEDAR RAPIDS — The freshman class at Xavier High School brought a lot of new athletes to the spring sports teams. Included in that group are four boys’ tennis players — Declan...
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Terry Coleman braces for his last state track and field meet with Iowa City High

IOWA CITY — Terry Coleman already misses the “chess game” he has mastered for the past 25 years. Instead of rooks and bishops and pawns, his pieces are runners and jumpers and...
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Iowa state track & field 2019: Girls’ preview, predictions

DES MOINES — Taking a glance at the top girls’ individuals and team contenders at the state track and field meet, which runs Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium: Class...
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Iowa state track & field 2019: Boys’ preview, predictions

DES MOINES — Taking a glance at the top boys’ individuals and team contenders at the state track and field meet, which runs Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium: Class...
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Iowa state track and field 2019: Complete schedule

DES MOINES — The schedule for the state track and field meet at Drake Stadium: Thursday 9 a.m. — Girls’ shot put (2A) 9 a.m. — Girls’ discus (3A) 9 a.m. —...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels fall to Quad Cities, 11-2

CEDAR RAPIDS — It just isn’t going especially well right now for the Cedar Rapids Kernels. A dreary 11-2 loss Tuesday night to Quad Cities at Veterans Memorial Stadium brought...
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Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls’ soccer building winning chemistry under first-year coach Annie Feltes

NORTH LIBERTY — Players on the Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls’ soccer team have the benefit of learning from a coach who has walked their path. After winning state titles in 2012 and 2014 as...
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Marion girls' soccer wins Wamac division title for first time since 2002 with second-half barrage

MOUNT VERNON — When you have the best goal-scoring duo in the state, comebacks can be had. The Class 2A No. 2 Marion Indians were on the wrong end of a pair of two-goal deficits Tuesday, yet...
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Cedar Rapids Prairie's Keegan and Kris Murray to play basketball at Florida prep school

CEDAR RAPIDS — They could have gone Division I immediately, but another year of getting stronger and better instead is the way they’ll go in hopes of landing more and bigger...
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