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The Chelsea Charger and his son begin another summer of racing in Iowa

VINTON — It’s hard to decide which is cooler: Having a dad nicknamed the Chelsea Charger or learning to drive race cars from him while you travel around Iowa together each summer. This...
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In Iowa, high school softball and baseball are more than just games this summer

Many Americans who care about sports will be keeping an eye on Iowa high school athletics in the next several weeks. Practices for prep softball and baseball teams in the state begin Monday. On June...
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A ‘fishy’ outing was a good outing

It smelled fishy Tuesday as I walked from my pickup to the Maquoketa River. Not the persistent hand-slimed reminder of a recently caught northern or cisco nor the stench that sometimes hovers over a...
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Iowa AD Gary Barta says the goal is a full Kinnick Stadium this fall, but that path isn't going to be easy or clear

The big goal of a full Kinnick Stadium in the fall still is in play, Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said Thursday. Now, the path to that is fraught with risk and changes nearly every time Barta...
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Iowa State men’s basketball 2020-21 look ahead: Forwards

AMES — Solomon Young has endured more than his fair share of injuries while at Iowa State. He had a broken hand as a freshman, a torn groin as a sophomore, then a tear in his abdomen which...
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Vote for the best former Iowa high school mascot: Substate round, May Mascot Madness

We have replaced geography with previous popularity in determining substate assignments for May Mascot Madness. Nine teams remain, led by the Everly Cattlefeeders, the Klemme Shamrocks and the East...
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Iowa football recruiting 2020: Hawkeyes went looking for potential offensive tackles

Editor’s note: Croot Loops for the Hawkeyes’ 2020 signees continues with the offensive line. Once again, this is going to come from a “optim-listic” point of view....
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No John Deere Classic in 2020

MOLINE, Ill. — The 2020 John Deere Classic has been canceled, tournament officials announced Thursday. The PGA Tour event, which would have been noting its 50th tourney, was to have been held...
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‘Charity Miles’ donates while you work out

CEDAR RAPIDS — Quarantine has been a time where many saw the need to give back more than ever before. The Haag family has been giving back for the last few year and, in these unprecedented...
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Brian Ferentz on Iowa football recruiting, running scheme, development of receivers, NIL rules and more

You work, you prepare. And then the Zoom glitches and … now what? We had a couple of glitches, but Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz hung with us. I think it’s fair to say we all...
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Championship reflections: Lisbon’s Brad Smith shares stories of past champions

LISBON — Some memories remain vivid. Others need the cobwebs brushed off with a scrapbook or phone call. Lisbon wrestling coach Brad Smith has found a way to compile them all for a stroll down...
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May Mascot Madness districts conclude; Volga City, Zwingle, Clutier round out the Final Nine

The Final Nine have been determined. The substate brackets are complete. May Mascot Madness’ district round concluded Wednesday, with the Volga City Boatmen, the Zwingle Zippers and the...
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Mississippi Valley Conference will sponsor baseball, softball

The Mississippi Valley Conference announced Wednesday that it will sponsor high school baseball and softball this summer. The decision is based on Gov. Kim Reynolds’ May 20 proclamation, in...
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Cal Eldred ready for MLB, and himself, to go back to work

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cal Eldred is an optimist. The sky in his world is indeed blue. Royal blue, to be specific. The Eastern Iowa native and Kansas City Royals pitching coach was asked Tuesday if...
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Kathleen Doyle, Megan Gustafson, Bridget Carleton stick with WNBA teams

The WNBA’s Indiana Fever and Dallas Wings are going young. Indiana is keeping three rookies on its roster, including Kathleen Doyle. Dallas has seven first- and second-year players on its...
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Lloyd Sodawasser fondly remembers Volga City

Lloyd Sodawasser doesn’t remember the “Boatmen” of Volga City. But he remembers Volga City very well — and very fondly. When Jeff Linder pitched the idea behind our...
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Vote for the best former Iowa high school mascot: Northeast, East Central, Southeast district finals

District championships in May Mascot Madness conclude Wednesday, with the Northeast, East Central and Southeast titles being determined. Vote for one school from each of three sections. The three...
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More guidelines released for Iowa high school baseball and softball

The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have released guidelines and answers to potential questions for the high school summer sports...
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Iowa State men’s basketball 2020-21 look ahead: Wings

AMES — Every one of Iowa State’s wings transferred after last season. Terrence Lewis, Zion Griffin and Caleb Grill all found new homes. Each of them had a game or two where they looked...
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University of Iowa office says woman’s Hawkeye masks on Etsy infringe trademark

IOWA CITY — As Kim Schultz’s work began to slow and the coronavirus pandemic continued to surge, the Wisconsin woman last month was motivated after meeting with her colleagues to...
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