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Xavier’s Jack Lemke fill a new roll on soccer field

CEDAR RAPIDS — A new season can mean many things for a team. There often are new players joining the team, new positions being filled and new memories being made. One of the new players who...
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Former Iowa slugger Jake Adams adjusts to new swing as a pro

CEDAR RAPIDS — You set your college’s single-season home-run record, become a top 10-round draft pick, begin your professional career. And get asked to change your swing. Jake Adams was...
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Fabulous freshman Ayi Ajavon has Iowa City Liberty boys’ soccer ahead of schedule

CORALVILLE — The roster is comprised entirely of freshmen and sophomores. As a result, there are plenty of opportunities for players to make a name for themselves during the debut season of...
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Karter Schult signs with Carolina Panthers

CEDAR FALLS — Former Northern Iowa All-American Karter Schult signed a contract Monday with the Carolina Panthers after participating in the team’s rookie minicamp this past...
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First girls’ soccer team for Iowa City Liberty improving by the game

CORALVILLE — In the inaugural season of Iowa City Liberty girls’ soccer, the improvement is already evident. Less than two weeks after being shut out in a three-score defeat to Cedar...
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Rivalry Saturday 2018 includes Marion-Prairie matchup

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Marion Indians have a new Metro dance partner for Rivalry Saturday. Event director Scot Moenck announced Monday that five matchups have been set for the 15th edition, set...
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Annette Marsalli's hard work results in first-team all-MVC Valley honors

CEDAR RAPIDS — At an early age, golf emerged as the primary sports interest for Annette Marsalli. The Cedar Rapids Kennedy senior started playing golf with her father, Ray, at six years...
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Iowa State has big first day at NCAA men’s golf regional

STOCKTON, Calif. — Iowa State had a fabulous first round at its NCAA men’s golf regional Monday. The Cyclones, seeded 10th among the 13 teams in the event at The Reserve at Spanos Park...
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City High softball’s triple threat

IOWA CITY — It would be a mistake to stereotype these three as ordinary freshman girls. Instead of ordinary trivialities, the trio of Carey Koenig, Ayana Lindsey and Ella Cook have the future...
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Joel Lanning’s next big switch

FRISCO, Texas — As Joel Lanning conversed with several reporters on the final day of the Dallas Cowboys rookie minicamp Saturday, the former Iowa State quarterback/linebacker did so wearing a...
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Question: Will Iowa fumble sports betting at kickoff?

So what does Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a federal law requiring states to ban gambling on sporting events mean for Iowa? (Nevada was grandfathered in.) Good question,...
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U.S. top court backs New Jersey’s bid to legalize sports betting

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for states to legalize sports betting in a defeat for the major American sports leagues, endorsing New...
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Putting a fitness goal in perspective

CLAYTON — Being active is important to me. That’s why each year, I set out to do something every day. Some days, it’s a run, or more than likely, a jog. It’s been a walg...
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Emma Rottinghaus leading diverse offensive attack for Union Community girls’ soccer

WAVERLY — The Union Community girls’ soccer team knew it needed a more diverse offensive attack this season. The graduation of all-state forward Courtney Powell — who scored 80...
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Analytics take hold in baseball, even at the Midwest League level

CEDAR RAPIDS — You ask Adam Strang to explain the baseball application he has on his computer screen, and he goes into it with great detail. Great, sometimes confusing, baffling...
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Iowa City Regina girls’ soccer ‘starting to hit our stride’

WAVERLY — Last season, the Iowa City Regina girls’ soccer team broke in a talented cast of newcomers and meshed just in time to earn a sixth state-tournament berth in a row. While it...
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Dubuque captures first IIAC baseball tournament title

CEDAR RAPIDS — A green shirt hung on the railing of the third-base dugout. As the University of Dubuque recorded the final out, it disappeared within the elated huddle of blue-and-white...
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Chloe Baumgartner closing in on Western Dubuque girls’ soccer career scoring record

WAVERLY — The record is only two years old, and it might not last the week. Western Dubuque senior midfielder Chloe Baumgartner not only leads Class 3A girls’ soccer with 23 goals...
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Coaching youth basketball with passion and positivity

HIAWATHA — Amid referees’ whistles, players’ squeaking sneakers and parents’ chatter Saturday in Northwestern Mutual Iowa Sports Center, you could easily hear a grandmother...
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How area, local and former Hawkeye players are doing in pro baseball

HOW THEY’RE DOING l Jake Adams (Iowa) — First baseman with low-Class A Quad Cities (Astros) is hitting .274 in 25 games, with four home runs and 16 RBIs. l Joel Booker (Iowa) —...
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