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Catching up with former Gazette-area preps

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 11, 2019 - 10:29am
A periodic look at former Gazette-area athletes and what they are doing now: Iowa colleges — Central’s Kaiden Fiebelkorn of Brooklyn (BGM) and Kyle Wright of Manchester (West Delaware)...
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Bakari Evelyn officially joins Hawkeye basketball program

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced Thursday that Bakari Evelyn has signed with the Hawkeyes. It was first reported in June that Evelyn would...
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Jake Mauer returns to Cedar Rapids ... as a member of its baseball hall of fame

CEDAR RAPIDS — There he was holding his youngest son, Andy, on his lap. There he was a short time later out in the Kids Zone at Veterans Memorial Stadium watching Andy and siblings Lauren and...
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Central City rallies past Springville in regional softball quarterfinals

CENTRAL CITY — Time was growing short. For Central City softball coach Dave Johnson, angst was setting in. “We weren’t capitalizing, and all of a sudden, we were six outs away from...
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Cedar Rapids Inferno's first season ‘a great experience’ for club founder Kenan Malicevic

CEDAR RAPIDS — Kenan Malicevic admits he probably underestimated the amount of work that was required to bring a semipro soccer franchise to Cedar Rapids. Obtaining sponsors, completing...
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Jake Hilmer of North Linn is the 2019 Gazette Male Athlete of the Year

  TROY MILLS — Jake Hilmer spent more than four years making an indelible mark on the baseball diamond, basketball court and track. North Linn’s most decorated multiple-sport athlete...
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2019 all-conference softball teams

The River Valley Conference was the first area league to announce its all-conference softball team, Thursday. Will continue to add other conferences’ honor teams as they are released. RIVER...
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Iowa State’s Ashley Joens added to U.S. basketball team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Iowa State sophomore Ashley Joens was added to the USA Basketball U19 women’s basketball team Wednesday. Joens was one of several alternates, but her strong...
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Los Angeles Angels draft pick Levi Usher of Cedar Rapids will play college baseball, not professional

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’ll be college baseball for Levi Usher, not professional baseball. At least not right now. The outfielder from Cedar Rapids said Wednesday he will play this coming...
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UNI’s Wyatt Lohaus signs with German pro basketball team

Former UNI guard Wyatt Lohaus signed his first professional basketball contact with the Depant Giessen 46ers Rackelos in Germany. A former Iowa City West prep, Lohaus averaged 10.4 points last season...
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Big 12 football preseason poll 2019: Iowa State picked third

Outside expectations for Iowa State football are the highest they’ve been in some time. The Big 12’s preseason media poll released Wednesday is more proof. The Cyclones are picked to...
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Iowa high school softball postseason: 4A Region 5 is strong, and deep

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 10, 2019 - 11:51am
A regional final between Independence and Cedar Rapids Xavier is projected, but nowhere near a given. “I think our region is wide open. There are a lot of good teams,” Washington (Iowa)...
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Iowa’s No. 8 most-interesting 2019 football game: Minnesota

Minnesota plays football at Iowa on Nov. 16. That statement in itself means zippo to you Hawkeye fans other than the fact Minnesota plays football at Iowa on Nov. 16. But let’s have some fun...
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Lisbon baseball hitting its stride at the right time

LISBON — Few Iowa high school baseball teams have built as much momentum heading into the postseason as Lisbon. The Lions have been on a roll in recent weeks, overcoming a slow start that was...
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Geno Stone accepts more vocal leadership in Iowa football secondary

IOWA CITY — Iowa junior safety Geno Stone and his roommates — a group of three defensive backs and two wide receivers — compete in just about everything. Not even Buffalo Wild...
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If Iowa tight ends 2019 turn out like 2015, that'd be a good thing

IOWA CITY — So Iowa is going to have tight ends this year. Yeah, yeah, the Hawkeyes had some last season. Like really, really had some. You know that T.J. Hockenson was drafted No. 8 by the...
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2019 Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame class announced

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Kernels announced Tuesday the 2019 class for the Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame. They are former players Hector Cruz and Jerry Reuss, former manager Jake...
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Iowa State football look ahead: West Virginia full of unknowns heading into 2019

AMES — Every team experiences roster turnover, but West Virginia experienced program turnover. Coach Dana Holgorsen left for Houston and quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender Will Grier...
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Tipton baseball and softball photos

LOWDEN — The North Cedar baseball and softball teams swept Tipton last month in games at Lowden Memorial Park. The Tigers are 5-28 in softball and at Camanche on Wednesday for a regional...
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Fran McCaffery knew it all so well: “Lewis Lloyd was special”

For all the All-America men’s college basketball players the state of Iowa has claimed over time, no one was quite like Lewis Lloyd. Consider his junior season at Drake, 1979-80. Lloyd...
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