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Tony Paoli steps down as C.R. RoughRiders high school hockey coach

CEDAR RAPIDS — Tony Paoli announced Thursday that he is stepping down after four years as head coach of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders high school hockey team. Paoli did amazing work, taking...
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Iowa football lands Nebraska wide receiver Keagan Johnson

For Keagan Johnson and his family, the decision to play football at the University of Iowa was theirs. A personal decision that set a course for a fairly massive three or four or five years. When...
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Xavier senior Kaiden Cuevas turns injuries into possible career

CEDAR RAPIDS — Xavier senior Kaiden Cuevas dedicated a majority of his life to sports, but after three different knee injuries he has decided to stop playing and focus on training other...
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Best sports movies: ‘Hoosiers’ remains a must-see classic

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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Best sports movies: ‘Goal! The Dream Begins’ presents a modern American dream

It was a “togetherness” gathering with my high school soccer team the night before a game where I first saw “Goal! The Dream Begins” and fully registered what this...
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Iowa State 2020 position preview: QB Brock Purdy has NFL Draft hype

AMES — Brock Purdy has rocketed to the top of the all-time best quarterbacks list at Iowa State. And he hasn’t even started his junior season. Purdy set 18 game, season and career...
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Dugout Sports, big league pitcher Mitch Keller team up to support local firefighters during pandemic

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jay Whannel is baseball through and through. He was a star player in high school and college, played briefly in the professional independent leagues. He coached in college and...
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Xavier senior athletes feel the pain, but enjoy the memories

CEDAR RAPIDS — One moment has the potential to change a person’s life in either a positive or a negative way. This holds true for high school athletes involved in spring sports. Gov/...
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‘Caddyshack’ a part of our vocabulary

I made my wife watch it for a little while, but she lost interest in a hurry. Perhaps it was because I’m one of those guys who can recite virtually every line in it, and loves to do...
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Another Tonelli coming in for Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Zmolek family has been good for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Really good. The Tonelli family is right up there, too. Cedar Rapids selected Zack Tonelli with their...
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Vinton-Shellsburg senior golfers join coronavirus fight in New Jersey as nurses

Carli Lang and Lillie Lamont loaded up Lang’s Chevy Impala and pulled away as their families waved goodbye, shrinking in the rearview mirror. The Vinton-Shellsburg seniors weren’t...
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Ankeny wide receiver Brody Brecht picks Iowa football and baseball

Once in a while, a college football prospect with potential in another sport ends up with the Hawkeyes. Brody Brecht might be the next one of those for the Hawkeyes. The 6-4, 200-pound wide...
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With Iowa high school summer sports in limbo, #LetThemPlay social-media group gaining traction

CEDAR RAPIDS — Darren Lewis knows his voice is minimal. And he isn’t looking for a political debate. “I just wanted to spread some hope and some positivity,” he said....
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Best sports movies: ‘All-Stars’ resonates with anyone involved in youth sports

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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Best sports movies: ‘Cool Runnings’ will leave you feeling very Olympic

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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Best sports movies: ‘Slap Shot’ is true to the sport of hockey

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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Fran McCaffery’s new challenge: Recruiting preps you don’t know quite so well

Film on Class of 2021 high school basketball players dried up in mid-March when the high school season ended, with most state tournaments (Iowa’s excluded) canceled. If you’re a college...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders take son of longtime coach with 1st pick in USHL Draft, Phase I

CEDAR RAPIDS — Yes, Mark Carlson is good friends with his father. But make zero mistake here. Cade Littler is a hockey player. That’s the biggest thing and why the Cedar Rapids...
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Big Ten extends suspension of team activities through June 1

Last week, University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld made some waves when he announced at a Board of Regents meeting UI athletics plans to resume practice on June 1. Monday, the Big Ten announced...
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Podcast: Michael Jordan, the NBA and ‘The Last Dance’ from 2 different perspectives

“The Last Dance,” the Michael Jordan documentary on ESPN every Sunday night for five weeks got me thinking I’d like to talk about this. You can listen to Jordan talk and “The...
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