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Luther handles Loras in A-R-C baseball tournament opener

CEDAR RAPIDS — Luther produced a strong start to its postseason Thursday. The Norse tallied nine hits, including three from Joe McKibben, and dropped Loras, 11-1, in seven innings to open the...
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Iowa high school track and field state qualifiers moved to Friday

All track and field state-qualifying meets were postponed Thursday, and will be contested Friday. The forecasted high for Cedar Rapids on Thursday is 49 degrees. It’s projected for 61...
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USA Roller Sports nationals coming to Cedar Rapids in 2020

Cedar Rapids is getting ready one of the biggest sporting events the city has ever hosted. “This is the longest and largest event that happens at one time that I have ever had pleasure of...
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Marion builds confidence for postseason

MARION — Marion boys’ golf team felt good about its season. The Indians received a boost from their runner-up finish at the Wamac Conference Super Meet on Monday. They hope to carry...
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What if Bran from “Game of Thrones” coached Hawkeyes football?

Look, the answer to the question in the headline is probably a no. For one thing, the University of Iowa has a head football coach under contract through 2026. For another, Bran Stark is a fictional...
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Coe baseball has Metro flavor

CEDAR RAPIDS — Coe Coach Steve Cook has been able to harvest the nearby crop of quality baseball players. In the middle of the regular-season champion’s lineup, four regular starters,...
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Gazette photographers pick their favorite Sports photos of April 2019

The madness of March gradually subsides with the arrival of April. Does that mean a dearth of sports coverage? Oh heavens, no. April saw a few more Megan Gustafson award triumphs to capture, as well...
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Motion withdrawn for reconsideration of 180-year sentence for ex-coach Greg Stephen

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids lawyer for convicted former youth basketball coach Greg Stephen has withdrawn his motion asking a judge to reconsider his client’s 180-year-old sentence...
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LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green ... Talen Horton-Tucker

It’s Talen Horton-Tucker, and everyone else who played college basketball in Iowa last season. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound freshman guard averaged 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists for...
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Xavier’s Nathan Skala, Aubrey Jones met Drake Relays goals

CEDAR RAPIDS — “Amazing” and “excited.” These were the emotions Xavier senior Nathan Skala and junior Aubrey Jones felt after qualifying for the Drake Relays. Skala...
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Liberty girls have made a quick climb

Well, this didn’t take long. In just Year 2 of the school’s existence, the girls’ track and field team from Iowa City Liberty has established itself as a force. The Lightning...
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Singer apologizes for ‘worst national anthem rendition ever’ performed at NC game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — What is being labeled “the worst National Anthem rendition ever” has resulted in a series of apologies from the singer and an Atlantic League baseball team in...
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Explosive finish nets Cedar Rapids Prairie girls’ soccer an important MVC victory over Dubuque Senior

CEDAR RAPIDS — There is a lot to be said for staying patient and poised. After 60 minutes without a goal, the Cedar Rapids Prairie girls’ soccer team provided a flurry of offense over...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders add 31 draft picks to solid list of possible returning players

CEDAR RAPIDS — Before we talk about the 31 kids they added Monday night and Tuesday, let’s talk about the list of possible returning players next season for the Cedar Rapids...
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Goal by Julie Holt gets Cedar Rapids Washington girls’ soccer back in the win column

IOWA CITY — The Cedar Rapids Washington girls’ soccer team is hoping a couple of lineup changes can spark a strong finish. So far, so good. “I am liking the combinations between...
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Hawkeyes open Big Ten tournament Thursday vs. Wisconsin

IOWA CITY — Renee Gillispie is seeking more patience at the plate. More production would be fine, too. Iowa opens play at the Big Ten softball tournament Thursday; first pitch against...
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Another bumpy road to boys’ state tennis for Xavier

CEDAR RAPIDS — When the Class 1A boys’ district tennis pairings came out, Xavier Coach Jim Potts wasn’t pleased. He also wasn’t surprised. For the third consecutive year,...
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Hawkeyes basketball misses on three transfer possibilities

Iowa won’t be landing any of three prominent men’s basketball transfers who had given the Hawkeyes consideration. On Tuesday, guard D.J. Harvey announced he was transferring from Notre...
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West Delaware wins team and individual titles at Wamac Super Meet

SOLON — West Delaware was a little greedy Monday. Just look at the hardware the Hawks hauled home. West Delaware captured the team title, while Brandon Larsen and Gavin Soppe posted the best...
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Coralville native worth more than just a backup keeper for FC Dallas

FRISCO, Texas — FC Dallas goalkeeping coach Drew Keeshan doesn’t consider Kyle Zobeck his third keeper because the Coralville native means much more to FCD than what his current spot on...
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