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Vote for the best former Iowa high school mascot: Southwest, North Central, Central district finals

District championships in May Mascot Madness continue Tuesday, with the Southwest, North Central and Central titles being determined. Vote for one school from each of three sections. The three...
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Iowa defensive lineman Dalles Jacobus provides a big hit ... with a country music song

CEDAR RAPIDS — He can’t read music, couldn’t tell you the difference between a B-flat and a flat tire. He barely can play the guitar. But Iowa Hawkeye football defensive lineman...
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C.R. native Michelle Goodall named to USA Volleyball Hall of Fame

CEDAR RAPIDS — Since she was a seventh-grader at Harding Middle School, Michelle Goodall has had a volleyball-based identity. “I’ve never had another job in my life,” she...
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Despite rain, Independence Motor Speedway draws 161 cars for Saturday’s races

One hundred sixty-one cars. That was the number of entries that ran Saturday at Independence Motor Speedway after Justin Temeyer and his co-promoting partner, Mick Trier, found a way to make racing...
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Olson family will be prevalent again at Benton County Speedway

VINTON — If you’re a fan of Eastern Iowa auto racing, you probably know the Olsons. Even if you don’t know anything about racing and you live in or around Cedar Rapids,...
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Rediscovering your bike? Here are some tuneup and trail tips from Iowa cycling experts

Let’s go for a ride. Based on new bicycle sales and the demand for repairs and tuneups at area shops, it appears more and more people are saying that during these days of isolation and social...
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Vote for the best former Iowa high school mascot: Far Northwest, Near Northwest, West Central district finals

The first round of May Mascot Madness is complete. The field of defunct Iowa high schools has been pared to 27. District championships begin Monday, with the Far Northwest, Near Northwest and West...
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After Xtream Arena is built, will they come?

CORALVILLE — How do you open an arena in the midst of a pandemic? Leaders behind Coralville’s Xtream Arena and GreenState Family Fieldhouse are going to find out. From a construction...
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Photos: Auto racing returns to Benton County Speedway in Vinton

Spectators were able to watch the races from their vehicles on a mobile drive-in theater screen placed behind the grandstand
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Regina baseball player from Dominican Republic wants more than to play pro ball

FAIRFAX — He scooped up short-hop grounders, got his cuts at the plate, threw a baseball around. This, for Eliezer De los Santos on his 17th birthday at Dugout Sports last Wednesday, was a...
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Photos: 2020 Spring Special Races at Hawkeye Downs Speedway

Hawkeye Downs Speedway hosted the event without spectators on the premesis to begin the racing season amid the coronavirus crisis
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Rain throws Hawkeye Downs another curveball, but delayed Spring Special still conducted

CEDAR RAPIDS — It rained Saturday morning and afternoon, which pushed back Hawkeye Downs’ Spring Special at least four hours. Go figure. “The irony there is not lost on...
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Hawkeye football to resume practice June 8

Hawkeye football players who want to start participating in voluntary workouts can do so beginning June 8 — a week after the University of Iowa will begin returning select coaches and...
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UNI lands Western Kentucky grad transfer TE Kyle Fourtenbary

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa has been in need of depth at tight end after FCS All-American Briley Moore committed to Kansas State as a graduate transfer last month. The Panthers addressed that...
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Looking back at a lesson in fishing bass beds

WABASHA, Minn. — A couple of days ago, longtime friend Mike Wirth and I were walking around the shoreline of the Wabasha Marina looking for bass beds. It’s that time of year when...
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Entire softball postseason is moved back one week

The entire Iowa high school softball postseason has been moved back one week. Friday, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced that the state tournament will be reset for July 27-31, still...
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Iowa’s Seth Wallace talks about his big break in coaching and how Norm Parker factored

In 1997, Seth Wallace was a freshman running back for Coe College. Yes, his dad, Greg, then was head coach at Grinnell College, where Wallace was a Class 3A second-team all-state running back with...
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Special spring fling brings racing back to Hawkeye Downs Speedway

CEDAR RAPIDS — Hawkeye Downs Speedway has been still on Friday nights. The postponement of traditional weekly points races has prevented the familiar sights and sounds that start some...
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American Rivers Conference expresses hope for fall sports season

CEDAR RAPIDS — You’ve got to have hope. If you don’t have that, you have nothing. That, as much as anything, was why the American Rivers Conference released a statement last week...
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Despite no fans and no in-state wagers, the Iowa Greyhound Park sees huge money being bet on its races

DUBUQUE — If you provide races, people will come. Not actually in a physical sense right now, but an online sense. And they will bet. Bet big. The Iowa Greyhound Park is four days into its...
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