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Washington’s Grace Stockmaster left her mark on softball program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 16, 2019 - 12:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Grace Stockmaster has spent her past four summers playing softball at Washington High School. In three of those years, the team has had three different coaches and struggled to...
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Iowa State football look ahead: Oklahoma State will be ready for Brock Purdy in 2019

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 15, 2019 - 10:55pm
AMES — Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy made his debut last season against Oklahoma State. After the first series, Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell pulled Zeb Noland in favor of...
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Iowa high school state softball 2019: Brackets and schedule

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 15, 2019 - 10:39pm
The field for the 2019 Iowa high school state softball tournament is nearly complete, with regional finals in Classes 4A and 5A set for Tuesday night following Monday’s 1A, 2A and 3A...
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Lisbon outlasts Belle Plaine in 13 innings to return to state softball

LISBON — As zero after zero accumulated on the Bob Bunting Field scoreboard Monday night, doubt never entered the Lisbon Lions’ minds. Finally, in the 13th inning, their patience was...
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Photos: Mount Vernon vs. Solon in regional softball final

The Mustangs advance to the state softball tournament with their 3-2 win over the Solon Spartans
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Mount Vernon softball on to state for fourth time in 5 years after gutsy win over rival Solon

SOLON — When a three-run lead became one after five innings, Robin Brand considered handing the ball to a relief pitcher. In the end, the Mount Vernon softball coach stuck by senior Amanda...
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North Linn captures first state softball berth

TROY MILLS — A bit of a gasp and then one big exhale. North Linn proved third time is a charm when it comes to qualifying for the state softball tournament. Abby Flanagan notched her 15th...
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West Liberty gets first trip to state, a fire-truck tour of the town

WEST LIBERTY — Those weren’t limousines. Those were fire trucks the West Liberty Comets boarded. Make history, and you get lights and sirens. Fourth-ranked West Liberty jumped on No. 8...
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Time Machine: The day Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Feller came to Cedar Rapids

It was a big deal on May 1, 1957, when Iowa native and Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller came to Cedar Rapids as part of a 100-city tour in 42 states to promote baseball to youngsters. Feller arrived...
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C.R. Xavier, Iowa City West lead Gazette-area teams in final IHSBCA poll

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association released its last set of rankings Sunday night. Metro and Iowa City learned their final position in the weekly poll. Cedar Rapids Xavier will remain...
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A much-needed Wander-ful performance for Cedar Rapids Kernels shortstop Franco

CEDAR RAPIDS – THIS was the Wander Javier so many people expected to see. That the parent Minnesota Twins rather desperately needed to see. The Cedar Rapids Kernels shortstop finally broke out...
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Iowa high school softball regional finals: Monday’s 1A, 2A, 3A schedule, live updates

The first 24 berths in the 2019 Iowa high school state softball tournament will be awarded Monday night as regional finals take place in Classes 3A, 2A and 1A. Here’s a look at the games, all...
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Final pieces go into Iowa high school state softball puzzle Tuesday

At first blush, Maddison LeClere seemed to be talking in circles. “It’s something you don’t want to remember,” LeClere said, regarding Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s...
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No. 7 most-interesting game on Iowa’s 2019 football slate is ... Penn State?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 15, 2019 - 10:44am
I don’t give advice. Never. And I never will. Now that we’ve established that without a trace of a doubt, here’s a piece of advice: Question everything. Question authority....
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Final stats: Hawkeyes, Cyclones in NBA Summer League

NBA Summer League play is over for the nine players in it who were Iowa collegians. Let’s look at how they did and at their contract status, in alphabetical order. Deonte Burton, Iowa State:...
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Dallas McPherson returns to Cedar Rapids ... this time as a manager

CEDAR RAPIDS — Everything around the ballpark looks pretty much the same as it did 17 years ago. At least from what Dallas McPherson can recall. The Lansing Lugnuts manager was part of the...
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Photos: Iowa City Men’s Senior Am Tournament

Photos from the senior division of the 2019 Iowa City Golf Association’s Men’s Senior Amateur Tournament
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Jayme Scheck strikes out 10 as Kennedy wins regional softball semifinal

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Kennedy softball has used two things to reach 36-2 and a No. 3 ranking in the final Class 5A poll. “The defense and pitching have been the heart and soul...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels blast Lansing, 12-4, Gabe Snyder extend hit streak to 12 games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 13, 2019 - 10:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Through all of the malaise and inconsistency this team has had offensively this Midwest League season, one guy has been consistently and constantly productive. Gabe Snyder is...
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Lightning strikes early, romps past Xavier, 11-0

CEDAR RAPIDS — Anybody see that coming? “No,” Iowa City Liberty Coach Jeff Kelley said. He shook his head and chuckled. “No.” Liberty exploded for eight runs in the...
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