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Young Everett, older McCarty pace Iowans at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. — The low Iowan Thursday at the John Deere Classic was 22-year-old Broc Everett, fresh off the campus of Augusta (Ga.) University after winning the individual title at the NCAA...
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Drew Tate talking made-up injuries and Dominique Douglas' debut: A lot going on here

Three cool things: 1. Albert Young quotes. That guy never called a hamburger steak. This was a perfunctory exercise and Young stated that perfectly. “You guys didn’t see the good stuff...
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Dirty 'W': Jake Rudock, Iowa defense pull Hawkeyes out of the pit of ultimate darkness

Three cool things: 1. That Hawkeyes team stunk it up against a below-average Mid-American team ... but ... quarterback Jake Rudock hit tight end Jake Duzey for a 12-yard touchdown with 1:00 left and...
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Iowa high school baseball postseason begins Friday for large-school programs

MARION — Almost a month has elapsed since Cedar Rapids Xavier Coach Dan Halter and his staff noticed the Saints lacked energy and awareness. Xavier lost the opener of a Mississippi Valley...
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North Cedar baseball, softball photos

CLARENCE — The baseball and softball seasons are over at North Cedar. The softball team finished 5-22. The baseball team failed to win a game, going 0-21.
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New state softball tournament format means fewer consolation games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 12, 2018 - 12:24pm
FORT DODGE — Traditionally, the consolation rounds of the state softball tournament have been played in front of friends and family only. Mostly empty bleachers aren’t profitable, so...
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Iowa high school sate softball 2018: Area team capsules

FORT DODGE — Capsules on area teams competing at the state softball tournament this week at the Rogers Sports Complex: Class 5A No. 4 CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON (34-8) Coach: Brian Erbe (6th year...
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Iowa high school state softball 2018: Our predictions

FORT DODGE — The Gazette’s Jeff Linder picks the placings of the state softball tournament this week at the Rogers Sports Complex: CLASS 5A 1. Pleasant Valley 2. Cedar Rapids...
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Royce being Royce: Kernels shortstop, mom selling chains for charity

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 11, 2018 - 10:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Here’s another example that Royce Lewis isn’t your stereotypical big-time, big-money first-round draft pick. Like most baseball players, the Cedar Rapids Kernels...
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Tricia Carty named interim coach at City High

IOWA CITY — Tricia Carty, who has served as an assistant volleyball coach at Iowa City High the past 15 seasons, will be elevated into the head role as an interim coach this season. City High...
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Alburnett baseball meshes youth with leadership for success

ALBURNETT — Alburnett has been a part of the Tri-Rivers Conference trio that has dominated small-school baseball and hogged higher spots in the Class 1A rankings. The fifth-ranked Pirates have...
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3 Cyclones earn preseason Big 12 football honors

AMES — Matt Campbell’s Iowa State football team had three players selected to the preseason all-Big 12 team on Wednesday. Running back David Montgomery, cornerback Brian Peavy and...
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Elliotts share a love of baseball

MOUNT VERNON — A love for baseball has passed down on the diamond from coach to son. “I’ve been around the team and started watching and learning at a very young age,”...
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Will John Deere Classic be “Hello, Niemann?”

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 11, 2018 - 12:41pm
SILVIS, Ill. — It won’t be chilly at the John Deere Classic that starts Thursday, but it could be Chile. Rotten puns aside, perhaps the best hope for the JDC to get more than nominal...
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Toddville’s Jamie Bennett takes aim at national motocross event

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 11, 2018 - 12:05pm
TODDVILLE — Jamie Bennett has transformed his past experiences and made a new journey for himself in the world of motocross. “His attitude on and off the track is awesome and makes him...
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Kennedy’s Kaylin Kinney named divisional, Metro player of the year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 11, 2018 - 11:47am
Following are all-conference softball teams received by The Gazette on Wednesday: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONFERENCE Mississippi Division First Team (unanimous) Pitchers — *Erica Oler, sr., C.R....
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Take precautions when playing, practicing in the heat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 11, 2018 - 10:30am
We’re in the midst of another go-round of excessive heat and humidity, with temps hovering around the mid- to upper 90s and humidity numbers rising to the uncomfortable category. Youth sports...
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Iowa City Regina baseball avoids distractions in postseason opener

IOWA CITY — Iowa City Regina kept its focus, even though it didn’t seem easy at times. The third-ranked Regals have visions of returning to the state semifinals. They opened the...
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Independence softball holds off young Marion team for first trip to state since 2005

INDEPENDENCE — Heather Hupke watched as her star pitcher toiled in pursuit of the final out. The fourth-year Independence softball coach has a myriad of lifetime roles and experiences to lean...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier blasts Keokuk, advances to state softball

CEDAR RAPIDS — Momentum is a strange thing in athletics. Sometimes you have it. Sometimes you don’t. Other times, it just hangs overhead, just waiting for a team to grab it. The Cedar...
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