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Iowa women's basketball shutting out distractions, focused on Michigan State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 6, 2019 - 4:23pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes are Big Ten women’s basketball championship contenders, and Lisa Bluder wants to brush aside every distraction she can. Bluder opened her press conference...
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Iowa State adds to stellar football recruiting class

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 6, 2019 - 1:00pm
AMES — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell announced Wednesday one addition to his recruiting class, and it’s a good one. Defensive back Isheem Young of Philadelphia is a four-star...
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Richard Curphey is Xavier girls’ basketball ‘super fan’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 6, 2019 - 12:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For most, the love of family is the greatest blessing. That’s certainly true for Xavier girls’ basketball coach Tom Lilly. Lilly’s brother-in-law, Richard...
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Romeo and Joe: Freshmen featured in Iowa-Indiana matchup

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 6, 2019 - 11:31am
Mr. Basketball of Iowa in 2018, meet Mr. Basketball of Indiana in 2018. Thursday night’s Iowa-Indiana game in Bloomington, Ind., isn’t a one-on-one feature in any sense, but does have...
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Girls’ basketball area Super 10 rankings, conference standings (Feb. 6, 2019)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 6, 2019 - 8:43am
This week’s area girls’ basketball Super Ten, through games played Tuesday, Feb. 5. Note: Upcoming games may be missing makeups from game postponed Tuesday. 1. Iowa City West 14-3 (10-2...
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High-scoring Suzanna Yoder leads Iowa Mennonite into girls' basketball postseason

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 5, 2019 - 8:34pm
No ranked teams from the area will be in action when the girls’ basketball postseason kicks off Thursday. But the top small-school scorer in the state will be. Suzanna Yoder leads Iowa...
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Video: All 76 points Central City's Nick Reid scored in a single game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 5, 2019 - 8:07pm
The stats are hard to believe, but now you can see it for yourself. Watch all 76 points Nick Reid scored in Central City’s 86-76 overtime win over East Buchanan in Winthrop on Monday...
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Defense still the focus for UNI men’s basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 5, 2019 - 6:43pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson acknowledged this week he feels his team is playing at another level since the end of 2018. “We’ve...
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The sports double-dip begins for Iowa’s Connor McCaffery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 5, 2019 - 6:36pm
IOWA CITY — Connor McCaffery posed for photos with old high school teammate Izaya Fullard. Then he jogged across the field at the Iowa football complex and did Hawkeye baseball media day...
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For Luka Garza, basketball is “addiction ... passion ... my life”

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 5, 2019 - 4:59pm
IOWA CITY — When he was a not-so-little little kid in Washington, D.C., Luka Garza didn’t watch "Nickelodeon, stuff like that." "I was downstairs watching cassette tapes of those...
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Western Dubuque wrestling prepared to contend for state duals berth

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 5, 2019 - 4:46pm
EPWORTH — Western Dubuque seniors opted for a “Rocky” theme for their season poster. The Bobcats decked out in gray sweats and stocking caps with giant slabs of meat in the...
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Iowa baseball plans to keep winning despite losing players to the pros

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 5, 2019 - 4:40pm
IOWA CITY — With the good comes the bad. The good for the Iowa baseball program is five straight 30-win seasons under Coach Rick Heller, five consecutive appearances in the Big Ten Conference...
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Iowa's Austin DeSanto receives 1-match suspension

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 5, 2019 - 11:54am
IOWA CITY — Iowa announced Tuesday that Austin DeSanto has been suspended for the Hawkeyes’ Friday home wrestling dual against Maryland. The sophomore 133-pounder was penalized a team...
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Iowa 2019 Two-deep projections: Defense has some job openings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 5, 2019 - 11:39am
IOWA CITY — No, A.J. Epenesa can’t play every position on Iowa’s defensive line. As good as Epenesa is — he’s probably going to be an across-the-board preseason...
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Xavier’s Garrett Ries finds new role on wrestling team

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 5, 2019 - 10:27am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Giving up something one loves can be a very difficult decision. South Dakota State baseball commit and Cedar Rapids Xavier senior Garrett Ries decided to end his wrestling...
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Nick Reid goes off for 76 points in Central City's OT win over East Buchanan

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 4, 2019 - 10:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Nick Reid broke his school’s career basketball scoring record Monday night. But that was only a small part of the story. The Central City junior had an unbelievable 76...
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Iowa State men’s basketball edges Oklahoma for fourth straight win

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 4, 2019 - 9:23pm
NORMAN, Okla. — Lindell Wigginton scored 18 points to lead the No. 16 Iowa State Cyclones to a 75-74 win over the Oklahoma Sooners at Lloyd Noble Center on Monday night. For the second...
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Cascade girls' basketball coach Mike Sconsa picks up win No. 300

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 4, 2019 - 7:54pm
CASCADE — Mike Sconsa earned his 300th career victory Monday night, when Class 2A fifth-ranked Cascade defeated No. 9 Bellevue, 45-30, in a River Valley Conference girls’ basketball...
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Williamsburg hangs tough, earns chance to host regional duals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 4, 2019 - 6:54pm
WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg wrestling coach Grant Eckenrod may not have expected a chance to return to the state duals tournament. Last season, he guided a veteran team to a fourth-place...
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Wrestling Weekend That Was: Iowa State posts consecutive shutouts for first time in 46 years

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 4, 2019 - 4:34pm
Wrestling and the weekend. This is the Wrestling Weekend That Was. Iowa State's Perfect Weekend Wrestling is about domination. Iowa State did exactly that against two Big 12 opponents last weekend....
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