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It's all Iowa City West against Waterloo West in matchup of 4A's No. 2 and No. 3-ranked teams

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 21, 2020 - 9:00pm
IOWA CITY — They aren’t the most talented bunch around. Not a pretty team, by any means. Not a deep team, either. But they’re the Iowa City West Trojans, so they win. Just...
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No. 1 Iowa City High rallies to force OT, then escapes Cedar Falls

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 21, 2020 - 8:46pm
CEDAR FALLS — Down seven on the road, Iowa City High was teetering. But the Little Hawks had the mindset of a veteran club. “I called timeout and I looked them in the eyes,” Coach...
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Iowa Senate bill calls for trust funds for college athletes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 21, 2020 - 7:04pm
DES MOINES — A bipartisan proposal to establish a framework for allowing college athletes to benefit from the promotional use of their names, images and likenesses was introduced Tuesday in...
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Iowa men’s basketball: Third-straight Top 25 team visits Carver, and it’s Rutgers!?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 21, 2020 - 2:39pm
IOWA CITY — As of Tuesday afternoon, about 5,000 tickets were unsold for Wednesday night’s Rutgers-Iowa men’s basketball game despite the Hawkeyes being ranked 19th and on a...
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Anamosa dance team excited to see what 2020 brings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 21, 2020 - 1:57pm
ANAMOSA — This was a season of new beginnings for the Anamosa dance team. The Raiders got a new coach and half the team was made up of freshmen. It was a bumpy road throughout the season, but...
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Girls’ wrestling a ‘great slice of Americana’ at Mount Vernon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 21, 2020 - 9:43am
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon is well-known for its historically strong wrestling team. The wrestling program has seemed unstoppable at times and perennially is one of the best in Eastern Iowa,...
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Tate Crane rescues No. 3 Iowa City West boys’ basketball at Linn-Mar

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 9:21pm
MARION — With its back against the wall, Iowa City West leaned on its toughness. There aren’t many tougher Trojans than junior forward Tate Crane. “I have been trying to be a...
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Cedar Rapids Prairie boys' basketball gets back on track with comfortable win over Jefferson

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 8:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jeremy Rickertsen always has a pencil on the top of his right ear. Always. It’s there when he teaches during the day. It’s there when he coaches Cedar Rapids...
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J-Hawk Invitational wrestling: North Cedar’s Tyler Thurston pins his way to title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 8:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS – Compete and dominate. North Cedar’s Tyler Thurston had those two goals in mind when he stepped on the mat for a rare weekday tournament added to a schedule that has had two...
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Audrey Koch, Cora Saunders lead Iowa City West girls’ basketball past Linn-Mar

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 8:25pm
MARION — Of the top seven scoring leaders in Class 5A girls’ basketball, four reside in the Mississippi Valley Conference. Iowa City West has one in junior Audrey Koch. And the new-look,...
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Photos: J-Hawk Invitational, Iowa high school wrestling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 8:22pm
Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids hosted the J-Hawk Invitational meet on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
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As shooting woes continue, Iowa State men’s basketball has to find other ways to win games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 4:22pm
AMES — The Iowa State men’s basketball team is generating the shots it wants on offense, and the shots that have made the Cyclones successful in recent years. The problem is, they...
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Kirk Ferentz isn't handing out A's for 2019, but Iowa football has had a good 5-year run

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 3:16pm
IOWA CITY — America has a punting crisis. You see it every Saturday. Australian punters are all over the college football map. Iowa jumped into that arena last year with Michael Sleep-Dalton,...
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Iowa high school boys’ basketball rankings: Massive upheaval in Class 3A

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 2:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — OK, you try and figure out Class 3A. Without question, it has been the most topsy turvy of the classes in boys’ basketball this season. That instability is on full display...
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Iowa basketball: Staying grounded mentally is no problem for Luka Garza

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 2:31pm
It seemed you couldn’t watch a college basketball game on television last weekend without hearing an announcer refer to Iowa’s Luka Garza. The junior center scored 60 points over two...
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Xavier runner Jack Renning takes a dip in swimming pool

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 2:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A new season and a new sport comes with new opportunities. Cedar Rapids Xavier senior Jack Renning has decided to try something he has never competitively done before —...
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Cedar Rapids Washington to induct 7 into its Athletics Hall of Fame

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 1:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Washington has announced seven new members to its Athletics Hall of Fame. They will be honored between games of a girls’ and boys’ basketball...
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Iowa high school girls' basketball: Gazette area stat leaders

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 1:05pm
Area girls’ basketball individual statistical leaders, through games played Jan. 18. State rank is in parentheses. POINTS PER GAME (7) Mallory McDermott, Cedar Rapids Prairie 25.2 (11)...
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Iowa men’s basketball: Luka Garza, CJ Fredrick get Big Ten honors

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 12:09pm
Iowa swept its two Big Ten men’s basketball games last week and did likewise with the conference’s weekly individual honors. Junior center Luka Garza was named the league’s Player...
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Iowa men’s basketball back in AP Top 25 at 19th

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2020 - 10:19am
It’s not something everyone saw coming. Or anyone. Before the season, an unofficial poll of 28 Big Ten basketball writers picked Iowa to finish eighth in the Big Ten and Rutgers 12th. Monday,...
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