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Nick Nurse adjusts to head coaching role as Toronto Raptors keep winning

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 4, 2019 - 1:53pm
DALLAS — When asked what his biggest adjustment has been as a first-year NBA head coach, Carroll native Nick Nurse delivered a humorous, if not deadpan, response. “This right here,...
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Blake Pietila of Cedar Rapids RoughRiders named USHL Goalie of the Week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 4, 2019 - 12:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Blake Pietila of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders has been named United States Hockey League Goaltender of the Week, the league announced Monday. Pietila stopped 47 of 48 shots in a...
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Iowa high school boys' basketball rankings: Prairie, Regina join Gazette poll

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 4, 2019 - 12:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Another week of limited schedules, another week of limited movement in The Gazette’s boys’ basketball rankings. It is still the same four top-ranked teams: North...
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Iowa State 16th, Iowa 20th in men’s basketball coaches’ poll

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 4, 2019 - 11:19am
Iowa State and Iowa did some climbing in the USA TODAY men’s basketball coaches rankings Monday after enjoying home court successes last week. The Cyclones rose four spots to No. 16 after home...
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Cedar Rapids’ Timothy LeDuc follows rocky road to national title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 4, 2019 - 7:47am
The road to championships are rarely smooth. They twist and turn, go up and down and often are filled with potholes. Cedar Rapids’ Kurt Warner’s “rags to riches” story is...
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Gazette photogaphers pick their favorite sports photos of January 2019

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 4, 2019 - 12:19am
As temperatures cooled (sometimes a bit too much), sports action continued to heat up in January. Here are some of the favorite photos selected by the Gazette photography staff for the past...
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Nick Weiler-Babb is the steady hand for Iowa State men’s basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 3, 2019 - 9:22pm
AMES — Iowa State point guard Nick Weiler-Babb is a calming presence on the floor. The fifth-year senior is a steady hand who seems to always make the right play. Weiler-Babb’s impact...
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UNI women’s basketball falls short against first-place Missouri State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 3, 2019 - 9:03pm
CEDAR FALLS — A late 15-2 scoring run that bookended the third and fourth quarters sparked a Missouri State comeback Sunday afternoon at McLeod Center. The Bears downed host Northern Iowa...
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Iowa women’s basketball rebounds at Penn State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 3, 2019 - 8:55pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Nobody can accuse the Hawkeyes of not knowing how to correct course. After losing the rebounding battle and the game at Michigan on Friday, No. 12 Iowa grabbed almost...
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Cash Wilcke secures marquee win in Iowa’s victory over Nebraska

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 3, 2019 - 8:52pm
LINCOLN, Neb. — Iowa junior Cash Wilcke put his fingers just a couple of inches apart after Sunday’s dual match against Nebraska’s Taylor Venz. The “little things”...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders continue winning ways, defensive ways

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 2, 2019 - 9:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Going into this United States Hockey League season, it was the defense corps that was the most inexperienced part of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Yet as we meander into...
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Spencer Haldeman comes up big again in UNI’s win over Missouri State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 2, 2019 - 9:10pm
CEDAR FALLS — In its most tightly contested game of the season, Northern Iowa overcame Missouri State’s three-quarter court defense with a number of late clutch shots and free...
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West Delaware wins sectional wrestling title, sends 12 to districts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 2, 2019 - 8:47pm
MANCHESTER — Ryan Phillips stepped on the mat and soaked in the atmosphere. He opened his final postseason at home, but more importantly he was able to compete in one this year. Last year,...
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East Buchanan heavyweight Taylor Fox vies for state wrestling berth before heading to Iowa for football

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 2, 2019 - 7:21pm
CASCADE — Taylor Fox has implemented a new approach for the last half of the wrestling season. Rather than react to the actions of his opponent, the East Buchanan senior heavyweight has gone...
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Iowa City West takes down another No. 1 team, ending Marion’s 41-game win streak

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 2, 2019 - 6:28pm
IOWA CITY — Over a span of three days, Class 5A No. 10 Iowa City West knocked off two No. 1 teams. On Thursday, they topped 5A No. 1 Iowa City High, 65-51. Then, in a Saturday matinee, they...
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Iowa City West shows dominance in boys’ swimming district meet

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 2, 2019 - 4:57pm
MARION — Byron Butler believes swimming is a process. The Iowa City West boys’ swimming coach watched his team follow the process almost to perfection here Saturday. West won six of 11...
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Iowa State makes clutch plays to hold off Texas

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 2, 2019 - 4:49pm
AMES — Iowa State men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm doesn’t want his team to live in peaks and valleys. That message rung true Saturday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum. Marial...
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Linn-Mar boys' basketball knocks off No. 2 Waukee, runs win streak to 7

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 2, 2019 - 4:20pm
MARION — Linn-Mar’s boys’ basketball team slipped past Cedar Rapids Jefferson in a game about three weeks ago that left few in Lionland happy. It was a win but perhaps not a...
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If you’re skeptical about Iowa men’s basketball, John Beilein laughs at you

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 2, 2019 - 11:04am
IOWA CITY — It seems like the reaction to every Big Ten game the Iowa men’s basketball team plays is an overreaction. Hawkeye junior Ryan Kriener laid it out pretty well after his team...
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4 keys for UNI men’s basketball in second half of MVC schedule

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 2, 2019 - 9:46am
CEDAR FALLS — After its 61-60 loss to first-place Loyola-Chicago on Wednesday, Northern Iowa still is just three games out of first in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Panthers (9-13, 4-5)...
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