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1st-rounders Royce Lewis, Alex Kiriloff seek big seasons for themselves and C.R. Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — Royce Lewis’ first offseason as a professional baseball player was one of adjustments. He secured his driver’s license for the first time, using part of the $6.725...
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Isaiah Moss’ NBA Draft early-entry is smart, not silly

I won’t deny the press release informing us that Iowa sophomore guard Isaiah Moss had submitted the proper papers for early entry into the NBA Draft surprised me. However, it shouldn’t...
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An outdoorsmen’s view of ‘acres of diamonds’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 4, 2018 - 12:32pm
It wasn’t until after sunrise that the full effect was in force, and then it was acres of diamonds. For a few glorious moments I was as rich as any prince or potentate. A day off work could...
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Kyle Kempt, Zeb Noland not worried about potential competition in deep Iowa State quarterbacks room

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 4, 2018 - 12:10pm
AMES — When Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt got his extra year of eligibility, fellow quarterback Zeb Noland was the first to find out. They were in the training room when Kempt found out....
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CRAG’s Carly Mark wins 5 state gymnastics titles

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 4, 2018 - 11:44am
Carly Mark of the Cedar Rapids Association of Gymnastics won five events at the Xcel state meet hosted by CRAG and Twisters Gymnastics. Mark, in Xcel Diamond, won the vault, bars, beam, floor...
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Zach Johnson feels the ‘buzz’ for this year’s Masters

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 4, 2018 - 11:01am
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Zach Johnson enters this year’s Masters with some strong momentum coming off two top-26 finishes in his last three starts. Though Johnson has missed the cut in three of...
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State bowling tournament putting up big numbers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 4, 2018 - 10:05am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids United States Bowling Congress Bowling Association is in the midst of hosting the Iowa men’s state tournament, which started in February and ends May...
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Column: Give catholic sports teams a break

CEDAR RAPIDS — While capturing the Cedar Rapids Xavier’s run in the state tournament through my camera, I noticed something that undoubtedly has been happening for many years, but did...
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Another Gardenhire takes his shot at professional baseball managing

CEDAR RAPIDS — Toby Gardenhire has fallen behind, and his baseball season hasn’t even begun, yet. The first-year Cedar Rapids Kernels Manager trails his father, Ron, in number of 2018...
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United World Wrestling World Cup 2018: A closer look at Team USA (61, 65, 70 KG)

Iowa City hosts United World Wrestling Men’s Freestyle World Cup on Saturday and Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The dual-meet event begins at 10 a.m. both days. Here’s a glance at Team...
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Joe Colon ready to represent Team USA in home state

IOWA CITY — Joe Colon considers it an honor to be grouped among the country’s best wrestlers. The experience is even better, considering he gets to represent Team USA in his home state...
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A World Cup without two world wrestling powers

IOWA CITY — The United States won’t be able to expel Russians from Carver-Hawkeye Arena this weekend in an enjoyable way, by overwhelming them on a wrestling mat. And, while the U.S....
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Time to get to know Iowa running back Toren Young

IOWA CITY — No matter how many times you tumble the dice through roller in the big game of Iowa running back Yahtzee, Toren Young’s No. 28 is going come up. Probably on four of the five...
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Review: The Miracle Season tells emotional story of Caroline Found and Iowa City West volleyball

IOWA CITY — If you see The Miracle Season this weekend, the best advice I can give is this: Don’t leave too early. The most emotional part of the movie is during the closing credits. It...
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Iowa football recruiting 2018: QB, RB and blue shirt

Editor's note: Last in a six-part series evaluating Iowa football's incoming class. (Previously: Linebackers, Defensive backs, Wide receivers, Defensive line, Offensive line) Iowa is going to...
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Iowa’s Isaiah Moss declares for NBA Draft without hiring agent

Iowa redshirt sophomore guard Isaiah Moss has declared for the NBA Draft as an early entry, the school announced Tuesday. Moss has not hired an agent, meaning he can still return to Iowa by June 11...
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Anamosa aims to be more competitive in River Valley

ANAMOSA — For Anamosa High School activities director Bret Jones it’s not about “winning more.” “It’s about being competitive,” he said. Anamosa will...
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Kathy Bresnahan to sign The Miracle Season books Thursday at Coral Ridge before movie

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 3, 2018 - 10:13am
CORALVILLE — Kathy Bresnahan will visit Coral Ridge Cinema before the first showing of The Miracle Season on Thursday. She will conduct a book signing at 5 p.m., with the public debut of the...
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New UNI offensive line coach likes what he sees

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa’s offensive line has undergone more turnover than expected after the end of the 2017 season. Offensive line coach Mike Simmonds left in the offseason for the...
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Dyersville Beckman boys’ soccer begins season with 1-0 victory over Clear Creek Amana

TIFFIN — The roster has largely turned over, but the expectations have not been altered. The Dyersville Beckman boys’ soccer team entered the season ranked third in Class 1A despite...
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