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Marion boys' basketball caps a great week with win over Mount Vernon in battle of ranked 3A teams

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 16, 2020 - 9:03pm
MARION — What a week. What a three days, to be specific, for the Marion boys’ basketball team. The Indians knocked off a pair of ranked opponents, including Mount Vernon, 59-55, Thursday...
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Another big shot for Alexis Sevillian: No. 22 Iowa rallies past Minnesota

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 16, 2020 - 8:59pm
MINNEAPOLIS — The play was breaking down. The shot clock was ticking down. Lisa Bluder was about to call a timeout. Then Kathleen Doyle spotted Alexis Sevillian in the corner. “We love...
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Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Caleb Schlaak scores career-high 30 points in win over Washington

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 16, 2020 - 8:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Caleb Schlaak has found something he likes against rival Cedar Rapids Washington. After posting 25 points against the Warriors in a 17-point home win Dec. 20, the 6-foot-7 Cedar...
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Iowa 2020 depth chart projections, RB: The runway is clear for Tyler Goodson's takeoff

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 16, 2020 - 8:44pm
IOWA CITY — The winning of the trust kept then-true freshman Tyler Goodson from the starting lineup early in the season. Young players are going to make mistakes. You hope to create an...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids Xavier vs. Cedar Rapids Prairie, Iowa high school wrestling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 16, 2020 - 8:25pm
Cedar Rapids Prairie hosted Cedar Rapids Xavier tonight in prep wrestling. Prairie won the meet, 66-16.
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AJ Green's continued excellence, Isaiah Brown's emergence among top UNI basketball storylines

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 16, 2020 - 7:52pm
Waterloo Courier sportswriter Nick Petaros is alongside Gazette correspondent for another episode of the On UNI Podcast. We begin by recapping the Panthers’ 88-78 win over Valparaiso Wednesday...
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Meet Keota's J.D. Stout, one of the top scorers in Iowa high school basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 16, 2020 - 7:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — J.D. Stout has a ton of basketball records at Keota High School, but there’s one he won’t get. And another he may or may not get. They’re owned by his...
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Iowa wrestling honoring Brandon Sorensen as 4-time All-American battles cancer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 16, 2020 - 7:27pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa will honor four-time All-American Brandon Sorensen with a bandanna giveaway before a Big Ten Conference home dual against Nebraska Saturday night. The red,...
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Connor McCaffery’s identity is “key player” more than “coach’s son”

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 16, 2020 - 3:40pm
IOWA CITY — It’s something that should be obvious to anyone who has watched the Iowa men’s basketball team in the last year, but Connor McCaffery can play. One of many reasons...
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Wrestling with stereotypes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 16, 2020 - 9:15am
IOWA CITY — At first glance, wrestling mats might look soft. That’s what people thought about female wrestlers, too. But if you take a closer look, both are extremely tough. It took...
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AJ Green sparks game-changing run in UNI men’s basketball win over Valparaiso

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 15, 2020 - 8:56pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa outlasted Valparaiso 88-78 in a back-and-forth Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball thriller Wednesday night at McLeod Center. Trailing at halftime...
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‘An embarrassment’: Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly frustrated with how teams defend Ashley Joens

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 15, 2020 - 8:51pm
AMES — Iowa State forward Ashley Joens is used to playing physical. She said it’s how she and her sisters grew up playing. But ISU women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly believes...
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Photos: Cornell College women’s basketball vs. Ripon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 15, 2020 - 8:20pm
Cornell College hosted the Ripon College Red Hawks in women’s basketball following the men’s game at the Small Multi-Sport Center in Mount Vernon on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Ripon won...
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Lansing Kee banks in half-court buzzer beater against Postville

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 15, 2020 - 7:06pm
Lansing Kee opened its boys’ basketball season with a 54-40 loss to Postville on Dec. 3. When the Hawks got another shot at their Upper Iowa Conference rival Tuesday night in Postville, they...
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Solon’s Hayden Taylor brings intensity to the wrestling mat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 15, 2020 - 6:13pm
SOLON — There is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Clark Kent and Superman, too. Hayden Taylor doesn’t fit either mold but the Spartans’ state champion has his own dual personality,...
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Photos: Cornell College men's basketball vs. Ripon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 15, 2020 - 6:06pm
Cornell College hosted the Ripon College Red Hawks in men’s basketball at the Small Multi-Sport Center in Mount Vernon on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Cornell defeated Ripon, 80-63.
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Always dynamic, Xavier’s Caitlynn Daniels had added efficiency to her game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 15, 2020 - 5:17pm
Tom Lilly likened a young Caitlynn Daniels to Brett Favre. “It didn’t matter how small the window was,” Lilly said, holding his hands so they were the size of a bread box....
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What changes will be made to Iowa high school football classifications and playoffs?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 15, 2020 - 4:42pm
What will the IHSAA decide to do about the football classification and playoff system? Which area basketball teams are the top contenders this year? Jeff Linder and Jeff Johnson discuss, plus look...
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Iowa 2020 depth chart projections, QB: Spencer Petras has a chance, but it has to be earned

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 15, 2020 - 4:33pm
IOWA CITY — It’s time to take your troubles to the highwall, throw ’em in the river and get your fill. Or it’s time to go runnin’ through the thicket and go careless...
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Surging Iowa women's basketball team faces less-than-full-strength Minnesota

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 15, 2020 - 4:33pm
IOWA CITY — The archrivals are polar opposites. No. 22 Iowa is the early surprise of the Big Ten, stacking four consecutive victories and climbing into a four-way first-place tie. Minnesota,...
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