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Iowa’s Laulauga Tausaga-Collins takes third in discus at USA Championships

DES MOINES — Iowa discus thrower Laulauga Tausaga-Collins was in sixth place at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium on Thursday. Her first throw went 191 feet, 5...
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North Linn's Parker Bechen enjoys return to the diamond after scary head injury

TROY MILLS — Parker Bechen understands he is fortunate. He appreciates the longer jaunt to right field when the sophomore gets the chance to play for North Linn. The fact that Bechen is on...
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Sean McCarty grabs “bucket list item” in PGA Championship berth

Sean McCarty credited his caddie for a lot of help in earning a PGA Championship berth Wednesday. “He made some good reads, helped me make some good saves.” The caddie is 14-year-old...
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20 years, no NBA draft first-rounders for Iowa basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 21, 2018 - 11:50am
The NBA draft is Thursday night. (I’ll now pause to listen to the crickets after delivering that factoid in Iowa.) The first round of the NBA draft is to the University of Iowa what the World...
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World of Outlaws heading to Farley Speedway on Friday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 21, 2018 - 11:39am
Ian Madsen is coming “home,” even though he’s never stepped foot on the three-eighths-mile clay oval at Farley Speedway. A native of Australia, Madsen lives in Des Moines these...
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Anatomy of a 63: Zach Johnson’s Thursday round at the Travelers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 21, 2018 - 11:08am
Zach Johnson, a Cedar Rapids native in case you’re into the hometown thing, shot a 7-under-par 63 Thursday to take the early first-round lead at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell,...
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Sean McCarty earns spot in PGA Championship

Sean McCarty will play in this year’s PGA Championship. The head club pro at Coralville’s Brown Deer Golf Club from Solon tied for second-place Wednesday at the PGA Professional...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels seek 2nd-half consistency

CEDAR RAPIDS — To prognosticate how the Cedar Rapids Kernels will fare in the second half of the Midwest League season, first you have to prognosticate who is going to be on the team. The...
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Prairie’s Jensyn Jones grew up around the softball diamond

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jensyn Jones is no stranger to the game of softball. It has been a part of her life as long as she can remember. All of her family has played the game, including her sister,...
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More teams means more MVC softball games in 2019

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 20, 2018 - 12:34pm
Softball coaches in the Mississippi Valley Conference wanted a 22-game schedule. Athletics directors wanted a 30-game slate. For the next two years, 30 it is. The MVC expands to 16 teams at the...
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Erik Sowinski running for gold at USA championships

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 20, 2018 - 11:50am
Joey Woody knows one thing about Erik Sowinski. “He’s a great racer,” the director of track and field at University of Iowa said. “He’s going to be in the hunt at...
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Area softball Super 10: Kennedy, Jefferson extend their stay on top

This week’s area softball Super 10, including games played Tuesday, June 19: 1. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 20-3 (16-0 MVC) Streak: Won 3 Previous: 1st   2. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 23-4 (14-4...
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Potent offense powers Cedar Rapids Prairie to sweep of Cedar Rapids Washington

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mason Hook has asserted himself as a key contributor in the heart of Cedar Rapids Prairie’s batting order. The senior designated hitter has increased his production,...
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2 more shutouts for Cedar Rapids Kennedy pitching duo

IOWA CITY — Kaylin Kinney and Jayme Scheck are “the two best pitchers we’ve seen all year,” according to Iowa City High Coach Jeff Koenig. Abby Spore gets to see them every...
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Ex-Hawkeye QB Ricky Stanzi cut by Calgary of CFL

Former Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi was released Tuesday by the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders. Stanzi, 30, played in two games for Calgary last season, completing 4 of 8...
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Cedar Rapids Titans sold to Los Angeles investment firm

CEDAR RAPIDS — A new era for the Cedar Rapids Titans is here. The Indoor Football League franchise, which concluded its seventh season Saturday night in Des Moines, has been purchased by a Los...
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Garage living formed UNI line coach Ryan Clanton’s mentality

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 19, 2018 - 12:59pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa’s first-year offensive line coach knows what he speaks of when he preaches a “dog-like mentality.” A lightly-recruited lineman out of...
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University of Iowa heavyweight Sam Stoll shot in the knee

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa’s nationally-ranked All-American heavyweight wrestler Sam Stoll is recovering from a gunshot wound to the knee after an accidental shooting at an Iowa...
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Top-ranked Cascade drops No. 2 Iowa City Regina in prep baseball battle

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cascade Coach Roamn Hummel knows he has a group of gamers. Many of his baseball players contributed to the Cougars' Class 2A state basketball title and helped the football...
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Iowa high school softball regional pairings: 3A, 2A, 1A

The road to Fort Dodge is set in the smaller three of Iowa’s high school softball classes. Regional pairings for Classes 3A, 2A and 1A were released Monday by the IGHSAU. Postseason play...
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