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Iowa wrestling still weighing options at 184 pounds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2020 - 3:41pm
IOWA CITY — Cash Wilcke has never been in this position. He didn’t experience it as a two-time state champion and 170-match winner for Ida Grove OABCIG. He really didn’t face it...
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Iowa men's basketball needs home to be castle vs. Maryland

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2020 - 3:01pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa men’s basketball team carved some nice notches in its belt between its Dec. 6 loss at Michigan and last Saturday as it climbed into the Top 25. There was a 20-point...
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West Delaware shines in “old-school” wrestling sweep

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2020 - 2:41pm
MANCHESTER — The atmosphere was intense and the outcome was an old-school sweep. West Delaware blanked Decorah, 74-0, last Friday in a high school wrestling dual after a long, practice-filled...
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Coe wrestling is rested and ready for NWCA National Duals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2020 - 1:26pm
Coe wrestling coach John Oostendorp adopted a different approach to the schedule this season. Instead of the annual pre-holiday trip right after first-semester finals to bridge the gap between each...
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North Linn's Bob Hilmer about to hit a major coaching milestone

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2020 - 1:03pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He recalled a lot of the particulars of his very first game, though Bob Hilmer was a little fuzzy on exactly when it happened. Considering this is his 57th season as a...
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Hayden Fry: Details announced for celebration of life in Texas

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2020 - 12:14pm
A celebration of life for former Iowa football coach Hayden Fry will be held Jan. 25 in Frisco, Texas. Fry died Dec. 17 at the age of 90. “Join us for a memorial service to celebrate our best...
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Mason Turner, Parker Macho win national swimming awards

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2020 - 10:45am
Mason Turner and Parker Macho of the Eastern Iowa Swim Federation have won 2019 Swammy Awards as two of the top young swimmers in the country. Turner tied for national runner-up honors in the...
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Cascade still is stingy, but now the Cougars are scoring a lot, too

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2020 - 8:45am
You can still call the Cascade Cougars a defense-oriented girls’ basketball team. But defense-only? Forget that. Ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, the Cougars (10-0 overall, 9-0 River Valley...
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Anamosa girls excited to hit the mat and be part of wrestling team

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 9, 2020 - 8:36am
ANAMOSA — Anamosa is among the many high schools in Iowa that has jumped at the opportunity to give girls a chance to excel at a new sport. From freshmen to seniors, the first Anamosa...
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Iowa high school wrestling: Gazette area all-class rankings (Jan. 9, 2020)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 8, 2020 - 9:41pm
The third 2019-20 edition of The Gazette’s area high school wrestling rankings. There are new No. 1 wrestlers this week at 113 and 145 pounds.106 1. Brandon O’Brien (Linn-Mar, jr.) 2....
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At Kansas, Isaiah Moss has role reduced, winning increased

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 8, 2020 - 9:22pm
AMES — Iowa State had won seven of its previous 13 men’s basketball games against mighty Kansas, including a 78-66 victory in last March’s Big 12 tournament title game. That feels...
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Iowa State men’s basketball blown out by No. 3 Kansas at Hilton

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 8, 2020 - 8:57pm
AMES — This is the only time in Bill Self’s memory that he wasn’t sweating bullets in the final minutes of a game at Hilton Coliseum. His No. 3-ranked Kansas men’s...
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Photos: Iowa State men's basketball vs. Kansas

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 8, 2020 - 8:26pm
The Iowa State Cyclones hosted the Kansas Jayhawks at Hilton Coliseum on the ISU campus in Ames on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Kansas won the game, 79-53.
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Strength of Wamac Conference wrestling should be on display this week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 8, 2020 - 5:05pm
The Wamac remains one of the strongest high school wrestling conferences in Iowa. The mostly Class 2A league boasts some of the top teams in the state, including the top three teams in the initial...
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Pivotal week for Iowa women’s basketball begins Thursday at home against No. 17 Maryland

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 8, 2020 - 12:32pm
IOWA CITY — Lisa Bluder’s opening statement Wednesday said plenty. “Obviously, it’s a big week,” she said. Obviously. The preseason Big Ten women’s...
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Iowa wrestling announces headband giveaway to support Brandon Sorensen

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 8, 2020 - 11:49am
IOWA CITY — Iowa announced that it will give #SorensenStrong headbands to the first 3,000 fans through the Carver-Hawkeye Arena doors for the top-ranked Hawkeyes' Big Ten Conference dual with...
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Xavier senior have big basketball dreams

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 8, 2020 - 10:58am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Losing early in the postseason is no way to end a season. The Cedar Rapids Xavier boys’ basketball team made it to the substate semifinals last season. This year’s...
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Quarterback Peyton Mansell hits the transfer portal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 8, 2020 - 10:51am
IOWA CITY — Appreciate Peyton Mansell’s Iowa career for this: Back in 2017, when signing day still started in February, Mansell hung with his commitment to Iowa despite running back Eno...
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Iowa State basketball has to ‘wake up defensively’ against Kansas

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 8, 2020 - 9:00am
AMES — The last two Iowa State players to record a triple-double FaceTimed each other on Monday. Denver Nuggets point guard Monte Morris got his triple-double as a Cyclone in a 130-63 win...
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Depth, not shooting from deep, is Hawkeyes’ problem

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 7, 2020 - 11:02pm
LINCOLN, Neb. — Jordan Bohannon’s not coming back this season, and CJ Fredrick’s status is a great unknown. You’re talking shooters with those two. Bohannon, a senior out...
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