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Iowa state track and field 2019: Tentative list of qualifiers

The Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released tentative lists of qualifiers for next week’s state track and field meet Saturday. Events begin...
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Liberty's Ashlyn Keeney, West's Gabe Caruthers shine in state-qualifying track meet

IOWA CITY — Ashlyn Keeney wasn’t here to blast out some killer times. It was strictly win and advance. Times four. “I’ve had a cold the last few days,” she said,...
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Theo Habimana’s OT header gives Cedar Rapids Jefferson boys’ soccer fifth win in six matches

MARION — The Cedar Rapids Jefferson boys’ soccer team has recently devoted practice time to improving its headers. The preparation paid off in a big way Friday night at Linn-Mar High...
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Another 30-win season for Iowa baseball

IOWA CITY — Rick Heller had to ask Friday night how many in a row this made it. “What was it, our sixth?” the Iowa baseball coach said. Yes, Rick, this is your sixth season here,...
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Buena Vista advances to American Rivers Conference baseball tournament title game

CEDAR RAPIDS — Buena Vista Coach Steve Eddie has noticed a difference in his baseball team from about a month ago. The Beavers latest victory demonstrated their growth since a five-game losing...
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Linn-Mar claims eighth straight boys’ tennis district title

CEDAR RAPIDS — Luke VanDonslear played a huge role in Linn-Mar winning the Class 2A boys’ state tennis championship last spring. Four of the top six players from that team graduated,...
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Buena Vista capitalizes on Coe miscues in American Rivers Conference baseball tournament

CEDAR RAPIDS — The road has become tougher and Coe is no longer in the driver’s seat. The 12th-ranked Kohawks will have to take a detour if they want to win their fourth conference...
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Jaffer Murphy, undefeated Marion boys’ soccer dominate matchup of elite goal scorers

MARION — The match featured two of the most prolific goal scorers in the state. But only one had the defense to match. “I just told them to play their game,” first-year Marion...
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North Cedar track photos

CLARENCE — As teams get ready for state qualifying meets today, here is a look back at some North Cedar track and field photos.
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Girls’ tennis regionals on tap Saturday

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa City West is looking to repeat. Cedar Rapids Xavier hopes to unseat a six-time defending state champion. Both are attainable goals as the postseason begins Saturday for...
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Watching woodcock dance was memorable

Our polite throng inched closer. Those with front row places where only 15 paces from the star. No fence, platform or bouncer separated them from the performer. And in a move suggesting a stage dive,...
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Cedar Rapids’ Audrey Repko makes nationals finals in open water swimming

MIAMI — Audrey Repko of Cedar Rapids placed 17th out of 70 competitors last weekend at the U.S. Open Water Junior National Championships. She swam the 5K (3.1 miles) at the event, held in...
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Coe batters Dubuque in American Rivers Conference tournament victory

CEDAR RAPIDS — Coe baseball has been able to beat opponents in different ways. The 12th-ranked Kohawks have used pitching and defense to stifled offenses at times. They have relied on their...
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West Branch soccer programs earning success in Year 1

WEST BRANCH — The community of West Branch is awash with youth athletes, many of whom love the game of soccer. After two years of planning and fundraising, those athletes now have an...
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Cedar Rapids Jefferson hires boys’ basketball coach with state championships on his resume

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Jefferson had a promising young boys’ basketball coach step down to spend more time with his family. It has hired a replacement with a state championship...
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Healthy Connor Ham wants to close UNI track career with NCAA Championships appearance

CEDAR FALLS — The Missouri Valley Conference pre-championship poll tabbed Northern Iowa men’s track and field as the favorite headed into this weekend’s conference...
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Iowa track and field: Matt Manternach ‘feeling good, running fast’

IOWA CITY — Matt Manternach isn’t making any bold predictions. But he isn’t setting any limits, either. “I’m confident where I’m at, but there’s good...
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Iowa baseball has been money in close games

CEDAR RAPIDS — You couldn’t really blame Rick Heller for being hesitant to embrace the topic of conversation. “It’s honestly something you really don’t want to talk...
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Fate put Jose Fajardo in charge of Iowa City High soccer

IOWA CITY — Fate has a funny way of surprising people. Just ask City High boys’ soccer coach Jose Fajardo. Growing up in Seville, Spain, Fajardo was considered one of the best youth...
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From Kenya to Coe and back, Kip Korir is a difference maker

He didn’t come from Kenya to Cedar Rapids in 1970 to become an athletics star, but that’s just what happened to Titus "Kip" Korir. Yet, it turned out to be just one segment in his...
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