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Iowa City Regina poised for a big postseason after another rough regular-season schedule

Here’s a typical Iowa City Regina softball season: In June, an ambitious schedule takes a toll on the Regals’ win-loss record. In July, though, it’s all worth it. Seventh-ranked...
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Jon Cross shuts down Western Dubuque as Cedar Rapids Jefferson earns split

CEDAR RAPIDS — The announcement was fairly subtle and accurate. “Fantastic performance, Mr. Cross,” was said by the public address announcer, describing the latest start by Cedar...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier wins second MVC baseball title in a row with sweep of Linn-Mar

CEDAR RAPIDS — Midway through the prep baseball season, Braden Albert made the move from relief pitcher to starter. The senior-year switch bolstered an already-stout pitching staff for Class...
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Zach Johnson Foundation Classic brings in icons from music industry

CEDAR RAPIDS — As Zach Johnson walked around his home course in the ninth year of his charity golf event on a picturesque, sunny Monday, he said he doesn’t consider himself a celebrity....
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Photos: 2019 Zach Johnson Foundation Classic

The ninth annual Zach Johnson Foundation Classic was held Monday at Elmcrest Country Club. The event has raised millions for Johnson’s Kids on Course charity in Cedar Rapids.
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Iowa high school baseball rankings: Tri-Rivers Conference finishes regular season with 3 ranked teams

The postseason for small-school Iowa high school baseball programs begins this week. Class 1A will have two first-round district games Thursday with all 1A and 2A districts playing Saturday...
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Atop the world, Nick Nurse spends some of his summer in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS — Nick Nurse had lost his superstar less than three days earlier, but the Toronto Raptors’ coach was as sunny Monday as the weather as he played in at the Zach Johnson...
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Ben Kinne leaves Cedar Rapids RoughRiders for job at Air Force Academy

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders announced Monday that assistant coach Ben Kinne is leaving the organization to take a position as Director of Hockey Operations for the Air Force...
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Precautions help Eastern Iowa gymnastics programs outlast USA Gymnastics scandal

Nearly three years after news of a sexual abuse scandal involving team doctor Larry Nassar rocked USA Gymnastics and the sport as a whole, Eastern Iowa gymnastics clubs are outlasting the...
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Zach Johnson Foundation: Player profiles

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU Age: 25 Hometown: Modesto, Calif. College: Southern Methodist PGA Tour wins: 5 World Golf Ranking: 8 Career highlights: Won the NCAA and U.S. Amateur in 2015, only the fifth player...
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Bryson DeChambeau brings ‘mad science’ to Cedar Rapids

Zach Johnson almost had a winner. Johnson, of course, does have a winner with his Zach Johnson Foundation Classic, which celebrates its ninth running today at Elmcrest Country Club. The event has...
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UNI football’s 2019 players of impact: LB Chris Kolarevic

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa’s four-way quarterback battle continues to dominate the conversation surrounding its 2019 team. However, a similar situation is playing itself out on...
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Photos: Gazette photojournalists showcase favorite June sports photos

From the thrill of victory at the boy’s and girl’s state soccer tournaments to the tender moment of comfort and support from a triathlete’s mother after a hard race. Gazette...
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Bo Jackson and other heavy hitters coming to C.R. on July 27

Perfect Game USA began in 1995 with an imperfect business plan, but what a force the baseball-promoting business has become. It’s almost a perfect secret in Cedar Rapids, where Perfect Game...
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The pupil outduels the teacher at Cedar Rapids Women’s City Am

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sierra Hargens has spent most of her summer working on her golf game. Hargens, a senior-to-be at Indiana State, has put in many hours of practice. However, the one thing she...
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Minor league notebook: Josh Winder’s time with Cedar Rapids Kernels likely dwindling

CEDAR RAPIDS — There’s not much more that Josh Winder can do to earn a promotion. The Cedar Rapids Kernels starting pitcher has been Winder-ful. He pitches deep into games, helps his...
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Iowans In PRO BASEBALL

Former local and area preps and former University of Iowa players who are in affiliated professional baseball. All statistics mentioned are through Friday lll l Jake Adams (University of Iowa): First...
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Twice as nice: North Linn’s Jake Hilmer breaks national hits record, pitches perfect game

TROY MILLS — Only one person could upstage the first perfect game pitched by North Linn’s Jake Hilmer. The answer is simply himself. In the same game he threw the seven-inning gem,...
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Drafted in the final round last year, C.R. Kernels newcomer Tyler Webb trying to make most of his chance

CEDAR RAPIDS — The backup plan was to go ahead, finish school and then try and find a job. A regular job. Giving independent baseball a shot was going to be considered, though he was...
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