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U.S. Women’s World Cup win Tuesday produced glee in Iowa City and nationwide

IOWA CITY — A penalty was called on the U.S. in the 84th minute of its Women’s World Cup soccer semifinal against England Tuesday, and the spectators in Joe’s Place were of one mind...
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Mary Halvorson is Iowa City Regina's next girls’ basketball coach

IOWA CITY — Not so long ago, Mary Halvorson played for the winningest girls’ basketball coach in state history. Now she has a program of her own. Halvorson was named Tuesday as the new...
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Prospect Meadows picks Tim Strellner as next chairman

Prospect Meadows named Tim Strellner as its next chairman of the board of directors Tuesday morning. Strellner, previously the vice president of the board of directors and the chairman of the...
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Carter Petsche helps Beckman earn split with 3A No. 4 Marion

MARION — Carter Petsche is a big-time pitcher with a little frame. The 5-foot-5 right-hander has played a huge role for Dyersville Beckman, assuming the ace role with the graduation of...
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Megan Kessens shouldering the pitching load for Marion softball

MARION — Megan Kessens is accustomed to pitching twice in one day. The Marion softball sophomore leads the state with 37 starts and 225 1/3 innings pitched. With nine days until the Indians...
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Riley Wright commits to play basketball at UNI

MARION — Riley Wright and Kayba Laube will be separated as teammates for one season. Only one season. The reunion will come in 2021. A junior-to-be at Marion High School, Wright announced...
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Former Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies at 27

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died at the age of 27 while traveling with the team in Texas, the Angels said on Monday. “It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler...
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Minneapolis team looks for success at 2019 Fifth Season Health Solutions 8K

CEDAR RAPIDS — Daniel Kemoi has raced in Guatemala, Tanzania, Morocco and Washington, D.C. in the last 15 months, which included a third-place finish in Morocco and fourth-place finish in...
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Iowa State football look ahead: Baylor should have explosive offense, suspect defense again

AMES — Iowa State opens Big 12 football play this season with its first road game against an up-and-coming Baylor team on Sept. 28. Baylor, a year behind Iowa State in its process, is...
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On Iowa Podcast: Recruiting update, conference realignment and more

With Big Ten media days coming up, football is basically here. Scott Dochterman and I wanted to get a podcast in before the B1G media days (July 17-18) and the end of the portions of our waking lives...
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Gilberto Celestino shows off skills that make him a Minnesota Twins prospect

CEDAR RAPIDS – It was the Gilberto Celestino Special Minute. That was about the time it took for the Cedar Rapids Kernels outfielder to make a grand impression on Monday afternoon’s game...
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Mike Manderscheid is the new AD at Marion

MARION — When Mike Manderscheid stepped down as boys’ basketball coach in March, he said he simply was "just looking for a change." What he didn’t know then was that a more...
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Megan Gustafson to join Hungarian pro team later this year

Former Iowa women’s basketball star Megan Gustafson will play professionally in Hungary after her WNBA season ends. Gustafson will join NKE-Csata in Budapest for the 2019-20 season. The...
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Report: Former Cyclone Matt Thomas agrees to 3-year deal with Toronto Raptors

Matt Thomas, who played basketball for Iowa State from 2012-2017, has agreed to a three-year contract with the NBA’s Toronto Raptors according to a Monday report by Eurohoops. Shams Charania...
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Iowa high school baseball rankings: Hot stretch boosts Alburnett to No. 3 in 1A

Alburnett is playing as well as any baseball team with the postseason rapidly approaching. With less than two weeks of the regular season remaining, the Pirates have improved to 24-4 before...
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Mount Vernon baseball team enjoyed a trip to College World Series

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon baseball team traveled to Omaha, Neb., last month to watch the College World Series, where the nation’s best Division I baseball teams competed for the...
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Illinois, 0-for-the-century at Kinnick, is 9th-most interesting game on Iowa 2019 schedule

All the leaves will be brown and the sky will probably be gray when Illinois’ football team plays at Iowa the Saturday before Thanksgiving. I’ll be California dreamin’, or at least...
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At a young age, hitting coach Ryan Smith of Cedar Rapids Kernels adjusts to pro baseball.

CEDAR RAPIDS — How does a 25-year-old guy whose only prior coaching experience was an assistant at a junior college in Florida, whose playing experience was at that same junior college and a...
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Fifth Season 8K still a Cedar Rapids gem

Good morning, July. It’s good to see you, but I have to admit it seems a little early. It feels like just yesterday, April was spitting sleet and snow at us and May was bringing floodwaters to...
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On UNI Podcast: UNI football preview with play-by-play broadcaster Brad Wells

Panther Sports Network play-by-play broadcaster Brad Wells joins the On UNI Podcast to preview the upcoming 2019 football season. We discuss the four-way QB competition, players of impact, whether...
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