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Xavier’s JP Segura back ‘home,’ ready to get back on the mat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 11, 2019 - 12:13pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Four hours before his flight departed, Jose Pablo (JP) Segura received news he would not be playing football in America, something he ached to experience again. Segura, a senior...
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What is your favorite sport?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 11, 2019 - 10:36am
MOUNT VERNON — Inside the gym at Mount Vernon High School, the walls are covered with past accomplishments. For such a small town, it is a great feel to have achieved so many banners —...
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On UNI Podcast: What season-ending injuries mean for UNI basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 11, 2019 - 10:24am
Episode 5 of the #onunipod begins with 5 things on UNI men’s basketball. Cole discusses the loss of Miles Wentzien to a season-ending knee injury, recaps the Panthers’ one-point loss at...
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Iowa women’s basketball sees late lead slip away at Purdue

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2019 - 9:18pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Iowa’s pivotal week away from home got off to a discouraging start. And this one will sting for the Hawkeyes, especially if the Big Ten Conference race is close...
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Austin Kegley’s ambitious offseason paying off with Cedar Rapids Prairie wrestling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2019 - 8:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Austin Kegley was a traveling man in the offseason. He would load into the family van with his dad, Chris, a coach and maybe some teammates,...
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Pick and Roll Podcast: 2019 Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout preview

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2019 - 3:51pm
With 14 boys’ basketball games over the next two Saturdays, the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids will be the place to be. The Gazette’s Jeff Johnson and Jeff Linder preview the Wells...
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#oniowapod declares for NFL Draft, evaluates Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2019 - 3:40pm
Iowa’s NFL early departures is the open for this episode of the On Iowa Podcast with The Gazette’s Marc Morehouse and The Athletic’s Scott Dochterman. The Hawkeyes are one Mackey...
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Cedar Rapids Prairie grad Max Smith Drahos developing into all-around impact player for Wartburg men’s basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2019 - 2:58pm
WAVERLY — When Max Smith Drahos arrived at Wartburg, he knew there would be a significant adjustment. The former Cedar Rapids Prairie third team all-state selection and current Knights’...
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An unwelcome sound of rushing water

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2019 - 2:37pm
QUASQUETON — On a calm and quiet early January day I can stand on the front porch of my house and hear the shoosh of the Wapsipinicon River as it courses over the rock arch rapids about four...
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Boys' basketball notes: 2019 Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout is Saturday, next Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2019 - 2:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Are you ready for some basketball? A lot of basketball? The 2019 version of the Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout begins Saturday at the U.S. Cellular Center with seven boys’...
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Girls' basketball notes: Another winter, another big season for North Linn

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2019 - 10:48am
The North Linn express continues to roll, and there’s no end in the foreseeable future. Despite losing three of its top six scorers from last year to graduation, the North Linn girls’...
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Marion girls’ basketball after PHD

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2019 - 9:47am
MARION — Last year it was #Igotyou and this year it’s PHD — passionate, hungry and driven. That is the theme this year for Marion girls’ basketball team. Every year, head...
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No Tyler Cook, so other Hawkeyes more than fill the void in Iowa's win at Northwestern

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2019 - 11:07pm
EVANSTON, Ill. — You’ve seen it so many times in sports. A team is missing its best player, and its other players come together for a big effort. Necessity, it’s been said, the...
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Iowa State women’s basketball wins seventh straight

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2019 - 9:28pm
AMES — The No. 22 Iowa State women’s basketball team hasn’t lost since the Iowa game on Dec. 5. Coach Bill Fennelly still remembers what he told his team that night. “This...
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No. 5 Kirkwood men’s basketball gets tough with No. 17 DMACC

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2019 - 9:14pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Throughout the first half of the men’s basketball season, Kirkwood Coach Bryan Petersen has implored his team to be tougher. Wednesday night against No. 17 DMACC, the...
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Without Tyler Cook, Iowa men’s basketball still beats Northwestern

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2019 - 9:13pm
EVANSTON, Ill. — Iowa’s injury bug met its road sickness Wednesday night, and they somehow canceled each other out. In a season of nagging injuries, the 25th-ranked Hawkeyes’ top...
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Numbers, support and opportunities grow for girls’ wrestling in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2019 - 7:50pm
The numbers are starting to grow and so is the support. Female wrestlers in Iowa have received more opportunities to compete with the movement to include girls’ divisions as part of already...
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Big second half propels Kirkwood women’s basketball to win over DMACC

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2019 - 7:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Kirkwood women’s basketball team has won 12 of its last 14 games, but Coach Kim Muhl is not entirely pleased with how it got there. “They are trying to grow up...
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Iowa men's basketball at Northwestern: Live updates, How to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2019 - 5:39pm
No. 25 Iowa (12-3, 1-3) hits the road as a 3-point underdog Wednesday against Northwestern (10-5, 1-3) in Big Ten men’s basketball at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Stay tuned for live...
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Sports gambling will get hearing at Iowa Capitol

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2019 - 5:19pm
DES MOINES — It’s a sure bet sports wagering will be debated this year in the Iowa Capitol. Statehouse leaders say they expect robust discussions about legalizing sports gambling now...
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