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Cedar Rapids Jefferson shuts out Dowling for another state softball trip

CEDAR RAPIDS — In the history of the world, there are some pretty remarkable dynasties — the Ming Dynasty, for one, and also, maybe, Cedar Rapids Jefferson softball. The No. 4 J-Hawks...
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Highland rallies from 10 down to beat Belle Plaine in 1A district baseball opener

LISBON — This wasn’t the best win Seth Milledge has had in three years as head baseball coach at Highland. That came two years ago, when his Huskies stunned North Linn to earn a trip to...
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Iowa City High returns to state softball tournament after 17 years

IOWA CITY — The playlist here included Journey’s 1980s hit “Only The Young.” Fitting. Oh, so fitting. It wasn’t just another night in any town, but the Iowa City High...
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Iowa linebackers go with ‘The Unit’ over ‘The Guy’

IOWA CITY — Josey Jewell isn’t going to show up as “Yoda” for Iowa’s defense this fall. When Amani Jones gives it a little thought, yeah, that is Josey Jewell’s...
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'Bobby! Bobby!' Goepfert returns to Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, this time as assistant coach

CEDAR RAPIDS — To help develop the next Cedar Rapids RoughRiders goaltending great, head coach and general manager Mark Carlson has enlisted the help of the franchise’s first one. Bobby...
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Tuesday's Iowa high school softball 4A, 5A regional finals: Roundup, final scores

The 2018 Iowa high school softball state tournament field was completed Tuesday night as regional finals take place in the larger two classes. Scroll down for all the scores. Complete area coverage...
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New Iowa State football uniforms unveiled, including a black alternate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 10, 2018 - 12:42pm
Matt Campbell gave Iowa State fans an official look at the new uniforms he promised were on the way for the 2018 season. The Iowa State football coach tweeted an image Tuesday of three new designs,...
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Craig Pitcher out as Iowa City High volleyball coach for 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 10, 2018 - 11:00am
IOWA CITY — Craig Pitcher, highly successful coach of the Iowa City High volleyball program for the past 16 seasons, will not be on the bench this fall. In a statement released Tuesday morning...
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Kennedy’s Kaylin Kinney enjoyed outstanding sophomore season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 10, 2018 - 10:40am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Sophomore Kaylin Kinney was a dominant force for the Cedar Rapids Kennedy softball team all season. The Cougars finished the campaign 33-6, losing to Linn-Mar in a regional...
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Gabe Lux’s clutch hits lead Cedar Rapids Xavier to a sweep of Linn-Mar

MARION — The bigger the moment, the better Gabe Lux seems to perform. Monday night’s Mississippi Valley Conference baseball doubleheader against Linn-Mar was vintage Lux. In the opener,...
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UNI signee Hannah Kelley pitches Davenport Assumption softball past Mount Vernon and on to state

DAVENPORT — The Mount Vernon softball team was well aware of what it was up against. Standing between the Mustangs and a berth in the state tournament for the fourth year in a row was...
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Iowa high school state softball tournament 2018: Pairings and schedule

Teams in Iowa’s smaller three classes earned trips to next week’s state softball tournament in Fort Dodge with regional final victories Monday night. Here’s a look at the pairings...
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Regina outlasts North Linn in 9 innings, returns to state softball

TROY MILLS — The defending champions are back to defend. Paisley Gardner lofted a two-out, two-run double into the left-field corner in the top of the ninth inning, and 10th-ranked Iowa City...
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Zach Johnson Foundation Classic maintains appeal and impact

CEDAR RAPIDS — Eight years and still going strong. The weather was almost perfect. The crowds were good and fluid as spectators ebbed and flowed throughout the day Monday at Elmcrest Country...
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Monday's Iowa high school softball regional finals: Live scores

The first 24 spots in the 2018 Iowa high school softball state tournament will be determined Monday night, as regional finals take place in Classes 3A, 2A and 1A. We’ll update this page...
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Tony Finau and PGA Tour friends do Cedar Rapids a solid

CEDAR RAPIDS — If Zach Johnson doesn’t get a bunch of his pro golf buddies to come to Cedar Rapids on one of their off-days, there probably isn’t much of a Zach Johnson...
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Iowa cornerback Manny Rugamba to transfer

IOWA CITY — Iowa junior cornerback Manny Ragamba announced on social media Monday that he has opened his recruitment and plans “to transfer and find another home this...
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Three ex-Hawkeyes qualify for John Deere Classic

It’s the Summer of Sean. And Monday was the Day of the Hawkeye. The John Deere Classic’s Monday qualifier was a University of Iowa festival. Three of the four players who advanced to...
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For euphoric Linn-Mar softball team, it’s time to get grounded again

How, exactly, will John Begley get his team back to ground level? “That’s a very good question,” said Begley, softball coach at Linn-Mar. “It’s something we’re...
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Bill Bails touched many lives for many years

The news came via a phone call from my sister. It wasn’t unexpected, but still was a shot to the gut. Bill Bails died Sunday night after a long and courageous battle with cancer. “Bill...
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