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New Coralville fieldhouse to host major youth gymnastics event in 2021

CORALVILLE — The new Xtream Arena announced Thursday that it has agreed in principle with Iowa Gym-Nest to host the gymnastics club’s annual three-day youth event, Feb. 19-21,...
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I.C. West’s Brendon Panther helps stay-at-home athletes

IOWA CITY — When the spring sports season came to a sudden halt and coaches and athletes were sent home to self-isolate, Iowa City West’s athletics wing was left empty. Normally, from...
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Vote for the best former Iowa high school mascot: Southwest sectionals, May Mascot Madness

Let’s take a drive along Highway 2 in southwest and south-central Iowa for Day 4 of May Mascot Madness, as the sectional round continues. Vote for one school from each of three sections. The...
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#GerryTime: The 2019-20 hockey season was a special one for former Cedar Rapids RoughRider Gerry Mayhew

CEDAR RAPIDS — #GerryTime is a thing. It has been since Gerry Mayhew’s freshman season at Ferris State University, when he scored a clutch overtime goal to send his team to its...
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Rivalry Saturday 2020: Here are the matchups for girls' basketball event in Cedar Rapids

The 17th edition of Rivalry Saturday is full. Center Point-Urbana and Benton Community have agreed to a two-year deal in the girls’ basketball showcase. The 2020 version will be Nov. 28, at...
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Benton Community tabs Jake Voss next wrestling coach

VAN HORNE — Jake Voss has been influenced by numerous coaches. The former West Delaware prep wrestled for his dad, Jeff, a state championship coach. Voss played baseball briefly at Central...
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Only ‘normal worries’ for Joey Gase as NASCAR returns

Auto racing, at any level, has inherent dangers. Multiple cars speeding around any racetrack — side-by-side, bumper-to-bumper — can be dangerous. One wrong move can cause an accident,...
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Vote for the best former Iowa high school mascot: West Central sectionals, May Mascot Madness

Day 3 of May Mascot Madness heads southward, into the Loess Hills area in west-central Iowa for the sectional round. Vote for one school from each of three sections. The three winners meet in the...
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Audrey Koch commits to play basketball at Providence

IOWA CITY — Another Koch, another basketball ticket to the East Coast. Audrey Koch, a junior from Iowa City West, announced her commitment Tuesday to play at Providence College. “I...
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Thursday was going to be Kingston Stadium’s reintroduction to high-stakes, high-school track and field

CEDAR RAPIDS — Chris and Carrie Deam celebrated their 21st anniversary April 17. They did so with takeout from Leonardo’s Pizza and Restaurant, an impromptu picnic outside Kingston...
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Ken O’Keefe on Iowa quarterbacks, Zoom calls with former Hawkeyes, Boundary Waters adventures and more

So yes, I am old enough to expect a coach’s show after a certain team plays. I got into that habit long before taking this job covering the Hawkeyes. When I could, I would enjoy the Mike...
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Iowa's Jordan Bohannon, Jack Nunge get hardship waivers from Big Ten

IOWA CITY — As expected, the hardship waiver petitions of Iowa men’s basketball senior guard Jordan Bohannon and sophomore forward Jack Nunge have been approved by the Big Ten...
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Girls’ basketball: Rivalry Saturday 2020 field nears completion

For more than a decade, Scot Moenck has played matchmaker at Rivalry Saturday. “It’s a process that takes time,” said Moenck, girls’ basketball coach at Maquoketa Valley as...
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Dan Gable in a pandemic: Motivating others, making time for self

Every so often I feel like I’m shooting nothing but air balls. Replies to emails don’t show up. A request to get a credential to cover an event gets denied. A story doesn’t pan...
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Vote for the best former Iowa high school mascot: Near Northwest District sectionals, May Mascot Madness

Day 2 of May Mascot Madness takes us to the Spencer/Storm Lake area for the sectional round. Vote for one school from each of three sections. The three winners meet in the district final on a later...
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West Delaware turns to newbie Drake Schuring for its boys’ head varsity basketball coaching position

CEDAR RAPIDS — He’s only 23 years old, doesn’t even quite have his college degree, yet. That’s coming, don’t worry. But Drake Schuring has something a lot of other...
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Despite this weird time, and despite few receptions, C.R. Prairie TE Gabe Burkle sees his football recruiting heat up

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out the vagaries of big-time college football recruiting. Gabe Burkle caught six passes as a tight end last season for Cedar Rapids...
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Best sports movies: 'Rudy' still has an inspiring message

Editor’s note: The Gazette sports staff has compiled lists of its top 15 favorite sports movies. Each day, a different staffer will share some insight into one of their favorites. Some of them...
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IHSAA approves seeding all state wrestling qualifiers

One of the longtime staples of the state wrestling tournament had been the random draw. Brackets were assembled matching random district champions with district runners-up in the opening round and...
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Zach Johnson Foundation Classic gala will be online to the public on June 6

Zach Johnson, Cedar Rapids native and 12-time PGA Tour event-winner, announced Monday that his foundation will host a virtual fundraising gala that will be open to the public at 7 p.m. (CT) on June...
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